The Carrion Hounds is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion. Vast hordes of Poxwalkers screen the advance of the Carrion Hounds. The warriors of this vile host hold a great affection for the shambling monsters, and often assemble morbid "collections" of infected souls, such as defeated Astra Militarum regiments or entire noble families.
The Carrion Hounds' Power Armour is the same as that of the Death Guard, composed of decayed and cracked plates of ceramite in blight green with pale golden trim. The Carrion Hounds' Chaos Space Marines, like those of the Death Guard, often wear grotesquely warped suits of antique Mark III Iron Power Armour.
The Carrion Hounds' warband badge is usually a modified version of the standard Mark of Nurgle, similar to that used by the rest of the Death Guard.
- Codex Heretic Astartes - Death Guard (8th Edition), pp. 17
- Dark Imperium (Game), Death Guard Booklet, "Death Guard Vectoriums," pg. 13