Believed to be a warped perversion of the ancient Vultarax Stratos-Automata, these foul machines created on Nurgle-dominated Daemon worlds. The cost in blood sacrifice to create these engines is significant, and the binding rituals are hazardous in the extreme. Yet their enduring popularity with the Traitor Legion’s Chaos Lords ensures that Bloat-drones are used in great numbers to the war zones in which the Death Guard fight, and deployed in swarms that darken the skies. This is especially true in forces of the 5th Plague Company, with warbands such as the Sons of the Maggot, the Suppurant Sting, and the Smogrot Brotherhood fielding great numbers of Foetid Bloat-drones in varying pack strengths and configurations.
The Daemons that possess Foetid Bloatdrones are more aggressive and spiteful than most Daemons of Nurgle. Some are so wilful that they cannot be entrusted with ranged weaponry at all, their desire to smash themselves into the enemy ranks all too evident. These rebellious engines are instead fitted with the macabre devices known as Fleshmowers, which tear apart enemies caught within them at close range. The mashed remains of flesh-mower victims make excellent fuel for those Bloat-drones armed with Plaguespitters or Heavy Blight Launchers, and so the two variants often form parasitic war packs.
|Command||Lord of Contagion • Daemon Prince of Nurgle • Chaos Lord • Plague Champion • Sorcerer • Malignant Plaguecaster • Tallyman • Plague Surgeon|
|Troops||Noxious Blightbringer • Foul Blightspawn • Biologus Putrifier • Plague Marines • Blightlord Terminators • Deathshroud • Possessed|
|Daemons||Plague Bearers • Nurglings • Beast of Nurgle • Plague Drone • Chaos Spawn|
|Lost and the Damned||Cultists • Poxwalkers • Pestigors • Plague Zombie|
|Vehicles & Daemon Engines||Helbrute • Rhino • Predator • Land Raider • Myphitic Blight-Haulers • Plagueburst Crawler • Plaguereaper • Defiler • Plague Hulk • Foetid Bloat-Drone • Blight Drone|
|Aircraft||Thunderhawk • Stormbird • Storm Eagle|
|Special Characters||Mortarion • Typhus|