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.
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.
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- 2: Dark Imperium (Game), 'Death Guard Booklet', pg. 9 — Poxwalkers
- 3: Codex: Death Guard (8th Edition), pg. 43
- 4: Warhammer Community: Warhammer 40,000 Launch Date Announced (posted 23 May 2017) (last accessed 06 January 2021)
|Death Guard Forces|
|Command||Lord of Contagion • Lord of Virulence • 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 • Plague Ogryn|
|Vehicles and Daemon Engines||Helbrute • Rhino • Predator • Land Raider • Myphitic Blight-Haulers • Plagueburst Crawler • Plaguereaper • Defiler • Plague Hulk • Foetid Bloat-Drone • Blight Drone • Miasmic Malignifier|
|Aircraft||Thunderhawk • Stormbird • Storm Eagle|
|Special Characters||Mortarion • Typhus|