So after a long weekend of work i was finally able to get to my LFGS to buy the long-awaited Plaguebearers. I haven't been able to find a good summary of the sprues anywhere, so I thought I'd write one up.
First things first, this box is jam-packed. These are pretty sizable minis, but they've still managed to toss in plenty of extra goodies.
Each basic mini is broken down into five bits: a Body (torso & legs, but no chestpiece), a Chestpiece (chest & stomach), two arms (right arm has a sword, left arm is generally free), and a head. I'm quite fond of the heads. There's a fun variety of faces & expressions, like one that looks like it's spitting maggots, or another that looks like a fly's head.
The limiting bits are the bodies & chests. There are a total of 10 of each, so if you're going to build a whole unit you don't have any extra options there. They're great though, so I'm not complaining (I'm particularly fond of the bodies that look like the legs have elephantitis). There are a few funny bits here as well, like the chest where a nurgling is peering out from the inside of the stomach.
There do appear to be matched pairs between chests & bodies too. Each bit has a letter etched into the back, (A, B, or C) so I'd wager these are meant to fit together. There can be a little variety here though, since there are several bodies/chests with each letter.
I'll be interested in seeing how well the chest & body fit together. The bloodletter box had some obnoxious seams in it, so I'm hoping this looks better.
Rounding out the rest of the bits are severed human heads (eyes & mouths are sewn shut, so the triangle it forms looks little like Nurgle's symbol), Nurglings, and little piles of maggots. There are also banners & a musical instrument (a pan flute) for the full command.
The nurglings are fun as well, kinda like mischievous pus-bubbles (three words I never thought I'd string together). I'll probably put them on a base for use as swarms instead of tossing them on my bearer's bases as decoration, although two appear to be swinging from entrails.
Here's the breakdown of bits:
11 Right/Sword arms
13 Left arms (includes champion arm w/a bunch of heads, the banner pole arm, & the flute arm)
3 Human Heads
2 Maggot Piles
In conclusion: It's a great looking box. Good sized minis with numerous options & bits for later conversions. I'll probably end up building them this week, & put them near the front of my painting queue. :)