Long story short, I'm -still- in the process of assembling two opposing forces, which will exclusively be played against each other, and as such I'm handling the official rules more like strong suggestions. Death Guard, and as of yet unnamed Primaris chapter.
I have made several modifications along the way - I wouldn't mess with stat lines, but I merrily swapped, or added extra weapons the little plastic fellows strictly speaking, should not have.
The latest mod I've set my mind on involves my Lord of Contagion;
Terrifyingly resilient, with an axe that equals a warcrime, yet after what I've done to my Gravis Captain, I feel like he deserves some attention as well.
I was thinking; Hey, Typhus is basically a LoC himself - identical stats& rules - except he's also a psyker and has the Destroyer Hive weapon and rule in addition to his schyte.
What if I endowed my LoC with the Destroyer Hive as well? He could use his ranged attack and it'd be interesting to see him buff his 40 poxwalkers that shamble around him.
Lore wise, I think it's plausible because in the HH novels there's at least one more fly-infested marine (someone from Garro's old squad, I can't remember his name), so it's not exclusive to Typhus.
Of course stat wise it's either best treated as a decoration or a counts-as-Typhus model if the figure would ever venture to other battlefields besides my board, but that's unlikely anyway.
I'm curious of your opinions on the matter, but even more so, I'd love to hear some suggestions on how to acquire sufficiently swarmy bits to visually indicate this power on my model?
I was thinking e-baying the flies from a Gellerpox Kill team, but maybe there are better -and more economical- options.
Or maybe get a Typhus figure just to butcher it for parts? I guess I could use the gut-plate too.... I wouldn't want to use him as-is; He's a cool model but there's something awkward about him, and I prefer my LoC.