Blight Drone

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As if normal Nurgle Daemons weren't bad enough...

Blight Drones are daemon engines of Chaos sworn to the service of Nurgle, the Chaos God of plagues. Seemingly a bizarre and unsettling cross between larva, flies, machines and daemons, these sentient weapons of war are attracted in swarms to battlefields heavy with the dead (just like flies). They are also known as Bilecysts which is just a few characters off from being mistakenly called a Bicyclist.

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Armed with autocannons and maw-like openings called the mawcannon that spew acidic poisons capable of melting through flesh and metal, in their high numbers they can be overwhelming. The Mawcannon is a smaller version of the weapon found on the mighty Soul Grinder Daemon Engines, and acts as the Chem-Spewer to the Soul Grinder's preferred Warpfire (Basically, it is the Chaos Banewolf to the Chaos Hellhound...only that it could fly). They have been used in many recent chaotic actions and the Death Guard and the Purge seem to favor these machines, using them to confuse and cower the enemy.

Like most Nurglite engines, if a Blight Drone is destroyed in combat it invariably detonates in a shower of bile and pus, and is capable of causing extreme damage to everything caught within the blast.

The Blight Drone's brother is the Foetid Bloat-drone which has more tentacles to violate any enemy of the Plague Father.

They were in the Pauldrons: The Vidya as the main flying enemy in the Chaos forces. Most players quickly grow to hate the things, mainly because they take an enormous amount of hits to kill (as befits a Nurgle daemon engine), and because of that one time, where you are tasked to deal with two of the fuckers backed by a Chaos Psyker, while surfing the top of a Titan. Sounds cool? Well, it would be if it weren't because of those three enemies being infuriatingly hard to hit, tough to kill when you do, and the Titan lacking any kind of cover what so ever (use the port side tower above its shoulder as a wall). Oh, and the Titan moves all the fucking time, so say farewell to any kind of accuracy.

A interesting trivia to note. The size of the Blight Drone seems to vary depending on which media it is presented in. In the Space Marine video game, the daemon engine is roughly the size if not slightly larger than Captain Titus, however on tabletop, it is bigger in dimension to a Chaos Dreadnought.

Forces of the Death Guard
Leaders: Chaos Lord - Daemon Prince - Sorcerer - Chaos Champion
Malignant Plaguecaster - Plague Surgeon - Tallymen
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
Daemon
Engines:
Blight Drone - Defiler - Foetid Bloat-Drone
Myphitic Blight-Hauler - Plague Hulk - Plagueburst Crawler
Daemons: Beast of Nurgle - Nurgling - Plaguebearer
Auxiliaries: Cultists - Pestigors - Plague Zombie - Poxwalkers
Allies: Chaos Daemons - Chaos Space Marines
Forces of the Traitor Legions of Chaos
Leaders: Chaos Champion - Chaos Lord - Daemon Prince - Dark Apostle - Sorcerer - Warsmith
Unaligned: Chaos Chosen - Chaos Raptors - Chaos Spawn - Chaos Terminators - Cultist - Havocs
Mutilators - Obliterators - Possessed - Tech-Assassin - Warp Talons - Warpsmith
Negavolt Cultist
Faction Aligned: Berserkers - Berserker Dreadnought - Plague Marines
Noise Marines - Sonic Dreadnought - Rubric Marines
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Chaos Dreadnought - Dreadclaw Assault Pod - Helbrute
Infernal Relic Predator - Land Raider - Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport
Predator Tank - Rhino Transport - Sicaran Battle Tank - Stalk Tank - Vindicator
Flyers: Harbinger - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Doomfire Bomber - Swiftdeath Fighter
Titans: Daemon Knights - Chaos Emperor Titan - Feral Scout Titan
Ravager Battle Titan - Chaos Warlord Titan - Woe Machine
Unaligned
Daemon Engines:
Decimator - Defiler - Death Wheel - Forgefiend
Heldrake - Maulerfiend - Soul Grinder - Wirewolf
Daemon Engines
of Khorne:
Blood Reaper - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Cauldron of Blood - Death Dealer
Doom Blaster - Kytan - Lord of Skulls - Skull Reaper - Tower of Skulls
Daemon Engines
of Nurgle:
Blight Drone - Contagion - Foetid Bloat-Drone - Myphitic Blight-Hauler
Nurgle Plague Tower - Plague Hulk - Plagueburst Crawler
Daemon Engines
of Slaanesh:
Hell-Scourge - Hell-Knight - Hell-Strider
Questor Scout Titan - Slaanesh Subjugator
Daemon Engines
of Tzeentch:
Aether Ray - Doom Wing - Fire Lord of Tzeentch
Mirrorfiend - Silver Tower of Tzeentch - The Auruntaur
Auxiliaries: Chaos Daemons - Fallen Angels
Forces of the Lost and the Damned
Command: Apostate Cardinal - Chaos Champion - Renegade Command Squad
Renegade Demagogue - Renegade Enforcer - Rogue Psyker
Human Troops: Cultist - Disciple Squad - Pontifex Guard - Renegade Infantry Platoon
Renegade Marauder Squad - Renegade Support Squad - Negavolt Cultist
Abhumans
& Beasts:
Beastmen Attack Squad (Khorngors - Pestigors - Slaangors - Tzaangors)
Chaos Beast - Chaos Hound - Chaos Spawn - Mutant Rabble
Ogryn Brute (Ogryn Berserker - Plague Ogryn) - Plague Zombie
Vehicles: AT70 Reaver Battle Tank - AT83 Brigand Super Tank - Chimera - Hellhound
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Salamander Command Vehicle - Stalk Tank - Sentinel
STeG 4
Artillery: Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier
Hydra Flak Tank - Minotaur Artillery Tank - Medusa Siege Gun
Rapier Armoured Carrier - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Daemon Engines: Blight Drone - Blood Slaughterer - Brass Scorpion - Lord of Skulls - Plague Hulk
Super Heavies: Baneblade - Macharius Heavy Tank - Malcador Heavy Tank - Valdor Tank Hunter
Flyers: Arvus Lighter - Hell Blade - Hell Talon - Valkyrie