Biologus Putrifiers are a type of mutated warrior of the Death Guard. Judging by their name and role, these maybe the corrupted Nurglite version of the Techmarine of the Adeptus Astartes, more specifically, they are the corrupted Techmarines who specializes in the subdivision of the biologi and xenobiologi section. You would think 40k already have enough mad scientist tropes to bring on the table. These chaps are the refiners of the diseases created by the Foul Blightspawn.
Biologus Putrifiers like their symbiotic kin, the Foul Blightspawn, bear a unique mutation: lidless eyes that grow like cysts concealed beneath their flesh. Known as occulobes (apparently GW's writers forgot that the name "Occulobe" already belongs to one of the Space Marine organs), the gaze of these can even penetrate armor to perceive every aspect of an infection’s spread through a body. That's right, they literally have cancervision.
They then quickly record their observations, creating potent tomes of forbidden lore. Driven by an obsessive desire to test their plague-batches to perfection, Putrifiers take a very active role in spreading disease upon the field of battle, observing all aspects of plague and disease they encounter.
Yet to simply observe is not their only duty. Samples must be extracted, and tests must be run, and for this they are armed with their Injector Pistols, which create a sick and agonizing death. Those specimens whose deaths are especially fascinating are pierced with injector pistols once again, this time to extract whatever clotted foulness now passes for their blood, ready for later study. The end results are refined again into especially potent blight grenades, which they carry in large racks that they are all too happy to share with their comrades.
Due to their deadliness, Putrifiers are often targeted on sight by the enemy. Yet should a Putrifier be struck by sufficient firepower or a powerful enough blow, the attack is liable to rupture his racks of blight grenades... Whoops!
|Forces of the Death Guard|
|Leaders:||Lord of Nurgle - Daemon Prince - Sorcerer - Chaos Champion |
Malignant Plaguecaster - Plague Surgeon - Tallymen - Lord of Virulence
|Troops:||Biologus Putrifier - Blightlord Terminator - Chaos Spawn - Deathshroud |
Foul Blightspawn - Noxious Blightbringer - Plague Marines - Possessed
|Vehicles:||Chaos Land Raider - Helbrute - Plaguereaper - Predator - Rhino|
|Flyers:||Storm Eagle - Stormbird - Thunderhawk|
|Spacecraft:||Dreadclaw Assault Pod - Kharybdis|
|Blight Drone - Contagion - Defiler - Foetid Bloat-Drone |
Myphitic Blight-Hauler - Nurgle Plague Tower - Plague Hulk
|Daemons:||Beast of Nurgle - Nurgling - Plaguebearer|
|Auxiliaries:||Cultists - Pestigors - Plague Zombie - Poxwalkers|
|Allies:||Chaos Daemons - Chaos Space Marines|