The Weeping Legion is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 5th Plague Company. The Weeping Legion is so named because its Plague Marines enter battle covered in the foul gore of their own continuously dripping wounds. With each layer of rancid filth and scabbing black blood that encrusts their armour, these clot-festooned warriors of the Death Guard become even more resistant to damage. Battling as part of the 5th Plague Company, the Weeping Legion are heavily supported by foul Daemon Engines that they daub with gobbets of their polluted vitae.
- Paradaxian War (Unknown Date.M41) - A hauling barge delivering heavy ores to the Forge World of Paradax opens its ramp only to disgorge Plague Marines and Foetid Bloat-drones led by elements of the Weeping Legion. Bolters roaring, the Heretic Astartes smear diseased gore onto the machineries around them, spreading sanguous flux and corrupting the Forge World's Machine Spirits. Leading a growing army of proto-Daemon Engines and possessed Servitors, the Weeping Legion begins the grinding horror known as the Paradaxian War.
The Weeping Legion's Power Armour is the same as that of the Death Guard, composed of decayed and cracked plates of ceramite in pale yellow with green trim. The Weeping Legion's Chaos Space Marines, like those of the Death Guard, often wear grotesquely warped suits of antique Mark III Iron Power Armour.
The Weeping Legion'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), pp. 16, 21
- Dark Imperium (Game), Death Guard Booklet, "Death Guard Vectoriums," pg. 13