Athrot Guthand loved the snow. Those southron fools in the Empire think snow represents purity and innocence. But snow turns putrid and rank anytime he walks through it. How can something so easily sullied be pure or innocent? What's more, it is well known fact that cold weather makes people sick--and Papa Nurgle loves people getting sick...
As I've previously mentioned, I began working on a "modern" chaos army way back in 7th ed. Warhammer. At that time in my life, I was still struggling with the balance between playing Warhammer for fun and playing Warhammer to win and I still cared about army lists. So when I saw that the mark of Nurgle granted a +1 to hit and a -1 to be hit, I had to have a unit. It only took me eight or so years to finish the ten of them!
The final three warriors were painted pretty similar to the other seven. The armor was painted based with Knarloc Green (or whatever the current version is called). I then shaded this by mixing in Necron Abyss. After the shade, I highlighted by mixing in bleached bone. I tried to mix up the leathers amongst all ten of the unit, but these three were done largely the same for speed purposes. The belts were Vallejo English Uniform Brown highlighted up with Vallejo Buff. The gloves and boots were a mix of scorched brown and bestial brown highlighted up by mixing in deathclaw brown.
The nice thing about painting Nurgle stuff is that metallics are a lot easier. The steel was painted chainmail and washed with Ammo by Mig streaking grime and light rush wash. Then stippled with various red browns and oranges to simulate rust. Rust spots were also applied to the armor in the same manner. The brass was painted Vallejo Brassy Brass, washed with Devlan Mud and then oxidized with Nihlakh Oxide.
I'm pretty happy with the way these came out. And they look great with the rest of the unit as well (Special thanks to Urion for painting the banner for me!)