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Imperial Armour: Aeronautica

This Imperial Armour book updates the rules for Forge World flying models to 6th edition Warhammer 40,000.

p74 — Blight Drone of Nurgle — Points: 125

Bizarre and nightmarish fusions of machine and daemon insect, Blight Drones are hovering killers, their horrific weapons capable of sending swathes of enemy infantry to an unspeakably vile death. Often encountered in clusters and swarms on worlds falling to Chaos, Blight Drones act very much in the manner of carrion flies and ambush predators, drawn to ongoing bloodshed and concentrations of the dead. First encountered during the later stages of the bitter war for the apostate world of Vraks, unconfirmed reports spoke of these daemon-machines coming down to rest on piles of corpses seemingly to 'feed', liquefying the carcasses of the dead and the dying, and sucking up the decaying sludge.

The dull, maddening buzz of their droning engines in the poisoned fog of Vraks' skies rapidly became a fearful omen of doom to the Imperial forces, a sound dreaded even above the howls of Khorne's Berserkers or the whistling scream of incoming shells.

Since the Vraksian conflict, Blight Drones have been encountered fighting alongside the renegades known as the Purge and several other Death Guard splinter factions, as well as in Daemonic incursions in both the Auralis war zone and the fall of the Hive world of Mitra Prime during the 13th Black Crusade.


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(Vomit)Template64Assault 1
(Phlegm)36"83Assault 1, Large Blast (5")
Reaper Autocannon36"74Heavy 2, Twin-linked
Explosion of Pus

When a Blight Drone is destroyed, it invariably detonates in a shower of bile and pus. When a Blight Drone loses its last Hull Point it explodes as for the 'Explodes' Vehicle Damage Table entry rather than becoming wrecked.

1-3 Blight Drones are a Fast Attack choice for a Codex: Chaos Daemons army, a Servants of Decay army (see Imperial Armour Volume 7), or a Codex: Chaos Space Marine army that includes at least one unit of Plague Marines.

"All things must wither and die. Let root rot and bower blight, to feed the pestilence of abandoned hope."
— Aghalor, the Bringer of Poxes