I've finally decided to take the plunge, after selling a load of OOP Grey Knigths on ebay, to start a Nurgle DoC army.
Something I have wanted to do for years but never got around to it.
First off, I have Epidemius (the Palanquin of which I was originally using as a mount for a Nurgle Lord in my WoC army), 2 units of 7 plain Plaguebearers and a Nurgle Daemon Prince. I'm awaiting for 7 bases of Nurglings and another Nurgle Prince to arrive in the post, too. I eventually hope to build the army up to 49 models/bases (7*7, Nurgle's number) purely because I like fluffy lists more than anything else.
I know that the Prince(s) are pretty key to this list working with the Tally, so I am after advice on how to equip them correctly without going stupidly overboard or making them inefficient in terms of cost for potential return.
Eventually, I want to run 3 of them, and my current idea for the setup on all of them would be:
Mark of Nurgle, Daemonic Flight, Unholy Might, Cloud of Flies, Noxious Touch for 205pts each. I was thinking of Iron Hide, but is the 3+ worth it when the guy has T6 and a 5++? Or, is Unholy Might not needed given that he wounds anything on 2+?
The other quick questions I would like to ask, because I've never played DoC in 40k before, are how worthwhile are Icons on your lesser Daemon units, and would it be better to go second if you had the choice?
Without getting ahead of myself, the ideal 1500pt 49-model list would be Epidemius, 4 units of 7 plain Plaguebearers, 3 Beasts, 7 Nurgling Bases, 2 units of 5 Furies and 3 Daemon Princes. Workable?
Thanks for any advice that may be forthcoming.