So I became intrigued with the new'palgue bomb' list and developed my own that I have played a few times. First the list ...
- Plague Bomb -
(1) Epidemius 110
(12) Plaguebearers, Chaos Icon 205
(12) Plaguebearers 180
(11) Plaguebearers 165
(10) Nurglings 130
(1) Daemon Prince, Aura of Decay, Breath of Chaos, Iron Hide, Wings 240
(2) Daemon Prince, Noxious Touch, Breath of Chaos, Iron Hide, Wings 480
(1) Weirdboy Warphead 85
(12) Loota Boyz 180
(25) Grots, (2) Runtherd 95
(1) Dakkajet, (3) TL Supa Shoota, Fighta Ace 130
- 2000 -
Now the explanation ...
You use Aura of Despair toi kill off your grots and immediately reach your tally for Epidemius. Your troops are now enjoying a 3+ FNP and wounding on 2+. Just march them forward and watch what they kill. My warlord is given counter-charge. I originally had a much smaller Ork detachment. I also had a Meq as my HQ. It was suggested to me by a friend to try a warphead in a squad of lootas to shore up my AT/AA. THe is very little in a nurgle list that can shoot - well three breaths is all I have. I then added a dakkajet as it works well with my FMCs. Now the list has performed okay and is a blast to play but there are a few rules questions I've encountered. I actually posted them here for responses.
We have been playing that the Aura requires no target as nowhere does itt say it does - just LoS but there are a number of examples that follow this - thunderclap for one.
I'm not sure how warphead zzaaap works against flyers. We used needs a 6 to hit but really it is an automatic hit - so?
That aside it is a tough list to prepare for in 6ed. Yes, it is slow. But if you can keep Epidemius alive - and it is not that hard - you will be getting the tally on turn two/three generally. A bad wave does not help but it can be overcome.
So that's it. I cannot claim ownership of the original concept. But the list is changed from the original design - no herald, inclusion of FMCs, no screamers, larger and different Ork detachment.