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A ravenous, grinning horde of Poxwalkers[3]

Poxwalkers are Chaos troops which often accompany the Death Guard and other followers of Nurgle into battle.[1]


Poxwalkers are the victims of the so-called Walking Pox - one of the numerous diseases created by Nurgle. Victims of this virus find their bodies shutting down and rotting until, eventually, they die, though not completely. Such is the jolly humor of Nurgle that they remain cruelly conscious and aware of all that happens around them, souls of victims trapped in their dead bodies; with a rictus grin they stagger out in search of living meat to feast on.

Many Inquisitors of Imperial Ordo Sepulturum claim that the Walking Pox is a variant of Nurgle's Rot: the victim's flesh often mutates even after physical death, sprouting out horn-like spikes similar to other unfortunates who have become Plaguebearers.[2]

In battle, Poxwalkers display only simple coordination and wield various debris or primitive weapons. Although slow and clumsy, they are very resilient and can withstand heavy damage. Worse still, they can groan with such volume that the resulting cacophony can damage the souls of nearby living creatures, spreading the Walking Pox further away. Poxwalkers are particularly dangerous in large hordes; because of their groan ability, resilience, and sheer numbers, they can overrun enemy lines, ripping, bludgeoning, and gnawing their screaming victims in an orgy of bloody and mindless violence.[2]


A squad of Poxwalkers[4]

See Also


Death Guard Forces
Command Lord of ContagionLord of VirulenceDaemon Prince of NurgleChaos LordPlague ChampionSorcererMalignant PlaguecasterTallymanPlague Surgeon
Troops Noxious BlightbringerFoul BlightspawnBiologus PutrifierPlague MarinesBlightlord TerminatorsDeathshroudPossessed
Daemons Plague BearersNurglingsBeast of NurglePlague DroneChaos Spawn
Lost and the Damned CultistsPoxwalkersPestigorsPlague ZombiePlague Ogryn
Vehicles and Daemon Engines HelbruteRhinoPredatorLand RaiderMyphitic Blight-HaulersPlagueburst CrawlerPlaguereaperDefilerPlague HulkFoetid Bloat-DroneBlight DroneMiasmic Malignifier
Aircraft ThunderhawkStormbirdStorm Eagle
Special Characters MortarionTyphus