The Sons of the Maggot is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 5th Plague Company. The enduring popularity of Foetid Bloat-drones with the Traitor Legion's Death Guard Lords ensures that they are ferried in great numbers to the war zones in which the Death Guard fight, and deployed in swarms that darken the skies. This is especially true in the vectoriums of the 5th Plague Company, with warbands such as the Sons of the Maggot, the Suppurant Sting, and the Smogrot Brotherhood fielding great numbers of Foetid Bloat-drones in varying pack strengths and configurations.
The Sons of the Maggot's Power Armour is the same as that of the Death Guard, composed of decayed and cracked plates of ceramite, though its colours are unknown. The Sons of the Maggot's Chaos Space Marines, like those of their fellow Death Guard, often wear grotesquely warped suits of antique Mark III Iron Power Armour.
The Sons of the Maggot's 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), pg. 50