Review – Games Workshop's "Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle" Box

Today, I am reviewing the started boxed set used to start a Daemons of Nurgle army. This isn't the most current review I could do – one might even say it's as old as time immemorial – but because Games Workshop's release schedule doesn't include a holiday sale, I figured I would go over a timeless classic set of boxes for them. Hopefully, it will sate potential players' desire for spreading the literal filth that is Nurgle.

Review - Games Workshop's "Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle" Box
Source: Games Workshop

As can be seen above, the "Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle" boxed set comes with seventeen plastic miniatures for use in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. However, what this display does not tell you is that the Daemons of Nurgle are all usable in games of Warhammer 40,000 as an army as well. That having been said, the versatility of these models is not necessarily my focus in this article – the focus I have is more on the hobbyist side of things, for now. After all, one can't play with unassembled miniatures without assembling them first, right?

So, this set comes with ten Plaguebearer models, which are the general infantry of an average Nurgle army. Additionally, the set comes with three Plague Drones, which appear to be flying monstrosities, three swarms of Nurglings, which are supposed to be very resilient models, and a Herald of Nurgle, which can be used to lead this small army of putrid plague beings.

Review - Games Workshop's "Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle" Box
Plaguebearers on the sprue. Source: Games Workshop

Something neat that you'll find as you scrounge through the sprues of the various units in this box is that there are a lot – and I mean a lot – of Nurglings that can be put on bases or as aesthetic enhancers for models like the Plaguebearers or the Herald of Nurgle. It's honestly quite cool.

Review - Games Workshop's "Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle" Box
Herald of Nurgle, and Nurglings on the sprue. Source: Games Workshop

I personally had decided to make as much use of the Nurglings as possible and make them their own models on bases I already had extra of, but that's just me. If you wanted to do that, that's great; if you feel like making a Plaguebearer look extra filthy, feel free to do that as well.

Review - Games Workshop's "Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle" Box
Plague Drones on the sprue. Source: Games Workshop

These models, when assembled, look absolutely lovely in a hideously-disgusting, sickly sort of idiom. I highly encourage anyone who wants to start playing with Nurgle models to start here. I have another review to do in the coming days regarding their Great Unclean One model, but that one will have to fester a bit, like a poxed infection…

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.