Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Great secrecy surrounded them; they were chosen from the rank-and-file of the Death Guard by their Primarch personally for their skill at arms, fearlessness and proven endurance often being the sole survivor when the rest of their squad has perished.[5b] As a custom, they are still being listed as killed in action to hide their identities. In addition, they constantly wore helmets, hoods and masks to obscure their faces from all but Mortarion himself, even in death.[1a]
Deathshroud are clad in highly artificed Terminator armour that gave them a tall and barrel-chested appearance and they are armed with hand flamers with chem-munitions and like their master, they wield large power scythes known as Manreapers. They never strayed more than 49 paces from their Primarch.[1a][5b] An intimidating presence, they are capable of achieving a uniformity so perfect that when at rest they gave the impression of grand statues, and when in motion, of mechanical automata.[1c]  Mortarion was customarily attended on by two Deathshroud at any one time, but there may have been more.[1a][1b]
Deathshroud accompanied their lord to the Jorgall cylinder world during the Death Guard's assault on the Xenos starship.[1b]
Before an attack on the Knight world of MolechMortarion kills all seven Deathshroud bodyguards in a single stroke of his battle scythe Silenceinside the gene-vault aboard his flagship "Endurance" in order to feed the emerging daemon essence of Ignatius Grulgor, killed on Isstvan IIIby the the Life-eater virus.[4]
As a Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Mortarion was still accompanied by his Deathshroud ten thousand years later, notably when he confronted the Grey Knights at the Battle of Kornovin.[3]

Bases are available to buy from MDP

Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush

Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes



  1. You changed your blog theme, good move. This one seems to work better with Safari and Pinterest.

  2. @muskie - the old one needed an update for a long time. I think this is easier to navigate. Let me know if you'd like to see any more sub headings (tutorials, contact me etc)