Nurgle Plague Tower

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Even with a modern up-to-date rendition. It still looks like ass.

The Plague Tower of Nurgle is a Daemon Engine from the Days of Epic... bet that already started the bells ringing, huh? It is a serious contender for the title of "Absolute Stupidest Chaos War Machine Of All", and considering some of the other Daemon Engines, that's saying something. It would have been taken more seriously if it was not for the two stupid looking faces stacked on top of each other re-enacting some kind of bizarre vomit porn.

Interestingly, these things take a starring role in Guy Haley’s Dark Imperium: Plague War, where they are called Blight towers and are notable for being literally unstoppable (despite being quite literally made of wood, which Haley emphasises)- one wipes out two thousand imperial guardsmen with a single shot from its mortar and proceeds to eat three reaver titans for breakfast (apparently the derpy mouth things spit some kinda substance that can eat through void shields and adamantium, depite the fact that Lexicanum says they're just Demolisher Cannons) before a Reaver punches it several times with a Chainfist, dying as a result, but it still didn’t die so a group of Vassal Knights kill the thing by pouring several minutes’ worth of dakka into the hole the reaver made. The other six had to be destroyed by the Star-fort Galatan’s primary weapons (the things that can vaporise starships). So, while they look like utter garbage, turns out they’re actually quite deadly.

  • Height: 45m; approx
  • Length: 30m; approx
  • Mass: 0.8-1.1 kilotonnes; approx
  • Crew: Metric shitton of Nurglites

Overview or Why These Things Suck Nurgle's Rotting Gonads[edit]

Yes. It is as stupid as it looks.

Even with a more modern illustration (See pic on the right), the Plague Tower still looks stupid. I mean for Nurgle's sake you would think that they would do away with the idiotic derp faces with something more disgusting like the Plaguereaper, but nooooo...they just have to give the new Plague Towers the faces of surprised emojis...fucking bullshit! The stupidity and impracticality of this Daemon Engine are further compounded by how ECKS BAWKS HUEG it is. Seriously it is as tall as a Warhound Scout Titan for crying out loud! A blind Guardsmen in command of a Shadowsword has more chance of hitting the damned thing than walking up a flight of stairs without a walking stick.

As the title suggests, it is, at heart, a glorified siege tower. Yes, the big towers on wheels that besieging forces would push forward to try and act as a ramp into the castle in medieval times. The sort of thing that even Feral Orks consider kind of primitive. Hell, even as a siege tower, its an absolute shit cake. I mean, where in the mother of absolute fuck are the troops meant to go anywhere to siege the fortress walls? Are you able to see an entrance or a siege ramp somewhere? Because we sure as hell can't! The goddamned Plague Mortar is in the fucking way and the two cannons blocks any form of entrance due to the mechanics of the weapons. So we have a siege tower that can't in fact, actually besiege, due to GW 'accidentally' forgetting to place an opening for troops to barge into enemy walls.


Like its fellow Nurglite Engine, the Contagion, the Plague Tower is mostly made of rotting wood and rusting metal, held together more by Nurglite magic than anything. Unlike a primitive siege tower, though, it mounts two demolisher cannons, a "Pus Cannon" that spews diseased, corrosive slime at anything close by, and a disease-vomiting Plague Mortar on its top. The whole ramshackle contraption is also infested with Nurglings, which rally to defend it against invaders. It additionally has a giant bell on top whose main function is to ring the sound of the Plague Lord, but in all honesty, this contraption looks like weapons being piled up with more weapons, making it both impractical and vulnerable to gravity as any slight breeze can knock that tower down.

Similar to the Plaguereaper, once the Plague Tower uses up all of its juice, it then collect the corpses of the dead as new ammunition for its Pus Cannon. Furthermore, like the Plaguereaper, if the Plague Tower itself takes enough damage in combat, its corrupted form may explode in a catastrophic explosion, spreading its toxic and infectious gifts of Nurgle even further into the enemy forces.

Forces of the Death Guard
Leaders: Lord of Nurgle - Daemon Prince - Sorcerer - Chaos Champion
Malignant Plaguecaster - Plague Surgeon - Tallymen - Lord of Virulence
Troops: Biologus Putrifier - Blightlord Terminator - Chaos Spawn - Deathshroud
Foul Blightspawn - Noxious Blightbringer - Plague Marines - Possessed
Structures: Miasmic Malignifier
Vehicles: Chaos Land Raider - Helbrute - Plaguereaper - Predator - Rhino
Flyers: Storm Eagle - Stormbird - Thunderhawk
Spacecraft: Dreadclaw Assault Pod - Kharybdis
Blight Drone - Contagion - Defiler - Foetid Bloat-Drone
Myphitic Blight-Hauler - Nurgle Plague Tower - Plague Hulk
Plagueburst Crawler
Daemons: Beast of Nurgle - Nurgling - Plaguebearer
Auxiliaries: Cultists - Pestigors - Plague Zombie - Poxwalkers
Allies: Chaos Daemons - Chaos Space Marines
Forces of the Traitor Legions of Chaos
Leaders: Chaos Champion - Chaos Lord - Daemon Prince - Dark Apostle - Master of Execution
Sorcerer - Warsmith - Master of Possession - Lord Discordant
Unaligned: Chaos Chosen - Chaos Raptors - Chaos Space Marine Squad - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Terminators
Cultist - Havocs - Mutilators - Obliterators - Possessed - Tech-Assassin - Warp Talons - Warpsmith
Negavolt Cultist - Greater Possessed - Dark Disciple
Faction Aligned: Khorne Berzerkers - Berserker Dreadnought - Plague Marines
Noise Marines - Sonic Dreadnought - Rubric Marines
Structures: Noctilith Crown - Skull Altar
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Chaos Dreadnought - Helbrute - Infernal Relic Predator - Kratos Heavy Assault Tank
Land Raider - Mastodon - Predator Tank - Rhino Transport - Sicaran Battle Tank - Stalk Tank
Vindicator - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank - Spartan Assault Tank - Rapier Armoured Carrier
Whirlwind Scorpius - Termite - Cerberus Destroyer - Fellblade
Flyers: Harbinger - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Fire Raptor
Storm Eagle - Xiphon Interceptor - Thunderhawk - Stormbird
Spacecraft: Dreadclaw Assault Pod - Kharybdis - Doomfire Bomber - Swiftdeath Fighter
Titans: Daemon Knights - Chaos Emperor Titan - Feral Scout Titan
Ravager Battle Titan - Chaos Warlord Titan - Woe Machine
Daemon Engines:
Decimator - Defiler - Death Wheel - Forgefiend - Heldrake
Maulerfiend - Soul Grinder - Wirewolf - Venomcrawler - Helstalker
Daemon Engines
of Khorne:
Blood Reaper - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Cauldron of Blood - Death Dealer
Doom Blaster - Kytan - Lord of Skulls - Skull Reaper - Tower of Skulls
Daemon Engines
of Nurgle:
Blight Drone - Contagion - Foetid Bloat-Drone - Myphitic Blight-Hauler
Nurgle Plague Tower - Plague Hulk - Plagueburst Crawler
Daemon Engines
of Slaanesh:
Hell-Scourge - Hell-Knight - Hell-Strider
Questor Scout Titan - Slaanesh Subjugator
Daemon Engines
of Tzeentch:
Aether Ray - Doom Wing - Fire Lord of Tzeentch
Mirrorfiend - Silver Tower of Tzeentch - The Auruntaur
Auxiliaries: Chaos Daemons - Death Guard - Thousand Sons - Emperor's Children - Fallen Angels
Vessels of the Traitor Legions
Space Station Blackstone Fortress
Super Battleships Abyss
Battleships Battleship (Gloriana - Planet Killer)
Cruisers Light Cruiser - Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser - Grand Cruiser
Escorts Escort
Others Silver Tower of Tzeentch
Siege Carriers Siege Carrier
War Machines Chaos Harvester - Nurgle Plague Tower - Woe Machine
Titans Questor Scout Titan - Slaanesh Subjugator
Feral Scout Titan - Ravager Battle Titan
Chaos Warlord Titan - Chaos Emperor Titan
Skull Reaper
Troop Transports Mastodon
Superheavy Tanks Baneblade - Fellblade - Plaguereaper
Tower of Skulls
Flying Fortress Harbinger
Aerospace Vessels Stormbird
Oceanic Battleships Oceanic Battleship