Palanquin of Nurgle
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Palanquins of Nurgle are ornate, mobile throne like mounts used by Champions, Great Unclean Ones and other Daemons of Nurgle. The Palanquins and their riders are borne into battle by a surging mound of Nurglings. [1a]
Nurgle often bestows a Palanquin upon his Champions, whose bodies have often already become so grossly bloated in Nurgle's service to reduce their movement to a ponderous gait. The rider sits casually on the Palanquin, propelled quickly by his Nurgling bearers wherever he wishes. Surrounding the Palanquin at all times is a swarm of flies which blind and confuse the enemy as they buzz into their eyes and ears. [1a]
As it crosses the battlefield, pools of unpleasentness - excrement, filth, pus and urine form behind the palanquin and anyone who is unfortunate enough to step in one is likely to catch Nurgle's Rot. [1a]
After the booklet Warhammer Armies for 4th Edition of Warhammer through 6th edition there were no rules to use this device on the tabletop. Warhammer Armies: Daemons of Chaos (7th Edition) and Warhammer Armies: Warriors of Chaos (7th Edition) reintroduced the Palanquin as a mount for a Herald of Nurgle as well as Exalted Champions/Chaos Lords with the Mark of Nurgle.
Old miniatures or scratch-built models of the Palanquin are still fielded by some gamers (even in Grand Tournaments), who use them to resemble Chaos Chariots or a Chariot of Nurgle. Coincidental with the release of Daemons of Chaos a miniature for Epidemius was released which included a palanquin carried by Nurglings.
- Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned (1990), pp. 26, 50
- Warhammer Armies booklet (4th Edition)
- Warhammer Armies: Hordes of Chaos (6th Edition), p 91
- Warhammer Armies: Daemons of Chaos (7th Edition), p 42, 57 (Epidemius)