For what its worth here is some initial feedback(in no particular order) from an old epic death guard player but ea noob:
Nice emphasis on elite infantry. Its suprising to me that Death Guard Csm are better in Cc than Black Legion Csm.
Interesting pick up. With the 3+ armour already in there, you may have a good point for a review of this in line with all the other stats. If it does eventuate that they go back to a 4+ CC, then that would also welcome a potential price drop in units. All whiteboard stuff at this stage.
The text in the PDF for contagion towers is the same as the plague tower text.
The Compendium should catch that. I will look this weekend
The text on blight drones has emphasis on drones that nest in titans. There aren't units that do this, but I might be missing something here.
Leave it with me for this weekend coming
I like the aa defilers over oblits.
I also like any idea that gets rid of Obliterators in cult lists
Still getting my head around the finer aspects of assaults, but I rarely see dreadnoughts (in any lists, not just death guard). Does this imply that they are over costed?
This applies to upgrades in general. Upgrades other than a character are usually looked over in place of using the points to gain another activation. Unless you can insert those dreads into combat immediately (Marine Thunderhawk), or you intend on placing a beefy unit on an objective (and thereby cutting points off the rest of the army and reducing effectiveness), the points are better spent elsewhere. Even if they were 2 for 75 points (as an example), I daresay they would still be a rarity. It is purely due to the activation system of Epic:A.
I don't think there is a need for sacred numbers at epic scale. My opinion might change when the new 40k legion codex arrives.
Why would your opinion change based on a 40K book? If they mention it in that you would buy into the whole sacred numbers? I would rather you select your basis on what you would like to see rather than forever waiting for the next update. Much like the game Warmaster (as an example), it would be good to gain a list that remains viable and fixed no matter what changes happen. The biggest issue that faces Epic:A are forever changing and unstable lists. I am really going to push to get a final list this year if I can manage that. I would rather it not change everytime GW wants to make even more money.
Rhinos are a part of modern warfare. Mortarion might have taught his guys to fight on foot with bolters, but he would have also taught them that if they need rhinos they should use them. I like the current rhino upgrades as opposed to footslogging.
Yep. Rhinos are good and I agree. I recently made them more available to the World Eaters and I have the same thoughts for this list if they are lacking.
Not sure about those titans. They are well themed, but I am a fan of the bad old days of picking and choosing Titan weapons, but understand the need for balance in lists.
It is really about scale and balance. I would rather the swap and change for the dedicated Titan lists, or IMHO, you really should be looking at a game like Battletech if you enjoy massed battles with Big Robots. No use making Epic something that it is not - but that is another discussion......
That's it for now. Apart from wanting Mortarion back of course.
I really appreciate your feedback and what you have done is contributed to possible changes this year so well done.
As for Mortarion, I can always find the stats for him again (they are somewhere in my Epic folder) and make them available for people that wish to play with him in their own games.