GW: Rumor Engine – “Orb of Souls”


Games Workshop has fired up the Rumor Engine once again – Is this an Orb of Souls?

via Warhammer Community


Time for another round of wild speculation as we unveil another appropriately unhelpful teaser of an upcoming new release.

We have to say, guys, we are enjoying your guesses so far on our previous Rumour Engine posts (November 16th, November 23rd, November 30th). If you think you have an idea of what you’re looking at, or even if you don’t but want to guess anyway, post up your thoughts on our Facebook pages:

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Alright GW – this time you got me. The only real clues for this are:

  • A Green Orb with “Faces” that look trapped – Green/white is typically used for Ghosts (see Mortis Engine)
  • Very ornate plating on the sides – could be something from Chaos as it’s very “baroque” looking
  • Lots of intracate line work that’s very “curvey” – reminds me of the Dark Elves/Eldar in a way
  • Metal is very bright – Silver and Gold together…that’s a very “light” look to it.


Well internet, I’m leaving this one up to you – What do you think it is?

  • grenstauf

    My money is on a death faction model for AoS.

    • Sam Nolton

      Looks too brightly painted for Death. Vampire Counts stuff has always been dull/blackened metal, and Nagash’s motifs have always been that sculpted bone look like with the Morghast.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        Could be a new faction. Goodnes knows Death needs to be padded out.

  • Sam Nolton

    I’d guess Tzeentch. There was a GW post earlier of a Tzaangors box with new weapons and the like. And the image posted here has that “flaming eye” motif around the soul…orb thingy.

    • Zack Seiders

      Either death or it is a tzeentch daemon engine.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    I’d say an Aos Tzeentch thingy. The star is also eight sided btw.

  • Sajel

    death/ tombkings it looks very arabic in its pattern design

  • Sparti67

    My wife puts me in that orb whenever I get the urge to buy new miniatures.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    My guess: AoS.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Probably a new Death Faction that focuses more heavily on ghosts or soul energy.

    • ZeeLobby

      New death faction you say…. tempting. I’ve been waiting for more non-order factions to show up.

  • On the lower right of the pic there appears to be a hole, I’m guessing for a peg to fit in. Perhaps a figure stands on this as some sort of platform? Tzeentchy disc type thing perhaps?

    • kingcobra668

      Tzeentch disc is what I was thinking as well

  • Ty Hayden

    The Golden Throne will finally get a model. Those souls represent the Psykers that are fed to him.

  • Kaylum Dicks

    I’ve still got my fingers crossed for a Silver Tower Model coming out… they did promise ‘their biggest plastic kit yet’. And it would fit with a lot of the other stuff that has come out.

    • Axis Mundi

      Given that Silver Towers are apparently going to be literally popping up in both AoS and 40K, I like this thought – I’ll cross my fingers as well!

  • ZeeLobby

    Hmm. Interesting…

  • Simon

    Slaanesh’s new look? Wasn’t there word of Slaanesh getting some new treatment that would be reflected in releases soon.

    Slaanesh captures all the souls.

    And yeah, looks more like AoS than 40K.

    • Ty Hayden

      Now that you mention in, the little bronze details look a lot like symbol in Slaanesh’s spot on the new chaos ‘wheel’ [8th image]

    • Sam Nolton

      That’s a good point, I hadn’t considered that!

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      Those eyes makes me think that is a Tzeentchian disk, or maybe some daemon engine/chariot.

      Also I’m sure that this and the staff from two weeks ago are from the same miniature.

  • Justin Frost

    I see eyes and beaks…looks like tzeentch at first glance

  • crcovar

    Chaos Dwarf Soul Engine! Calling it now, because why the hell not.

    • ZeeLobby

      Dude, I am down.

  • Xodis

    Hopefully less of a new Faction for Death and just more models released for Death.
    Malignants- Morghasts, Spirit Hosts, Deathlords, etc… All rolled into a single faction and expanded on.

    Really we only need 4 Death Factions: Blood Drinkers, Flesh Eaters, Bones, and Ghosts.

  • DeCold

    My guess it is new terrain piece.

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    Those eyes makes me think that is a Tzeentchian disk, or maybe some daemon engine/chariot.

    Also I’m sure that this and the staff from two weeks ago are from the same miniature, serving as mount.

    Considering the Tzaangor tease, this could mean that the Arcanite release is actually happening…

  • Jared McWilliams

    The pattern around the green trapped souls has 8 points coming from it. Something chaos, my guess is something tzeentchian for AoS.

  • SupPupPup

    Maybe Tzaangor breyshaman on disk?

  • Michael A Sanchez

    you guys are too optimistic

    it’s clearly a new khorne terrain piece ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • Daniel Hall

    Its part of a tzeentch disc. Its design is almost identical to the Exalted sorcerer / Ahriman Discs.

  • disqus_CktyL7rKWJ

    Could it be … a new Codex: Chaos Space Marines with redacted rules for the undivided Legions?

  • Ross Allan

    I’m thinking Tzeentchian possibly Disc based artillery of some kind – the aesthetic fits Tzeentch, and the bucket o’souls to me speaks of ammunition of some kind.