40K: Rumors: Next Daemon Primarch Is…


The rumorsphere is all abuzz about which Chaos Primarch will be following up Magnus. Here’s the latest.

B&C’s Ishagu says 

The next Traitor Primarch is going to be Mortarion. Winged, same scale as Magnus.

Chaos are going to get a LOT of love this year 🙂

Going back to Mortarion, this rumour has been collaborated by another person.

I’m being told Mortarion is next and ahead of Angron who was another Daemon primarch rumoured to have a future release.

The sheer confidence this information was presented to me with makes me think we won’t be waiting a great deal of time for this, and I’m hoping that’s the case.

I don’t have word on dates unfortunately.

What Does Mortation Look Like

Let’s take a stroll down GW memory lane for as many images we can find of him:

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Mystery Morty Image

Then we get this image that has been doing the rounds online for the last couple of days from B&C’s Omega-Soul:

The images are teensy and the source is unknown. I’ll let you all tear this one apart with your magnifying glasses.

o4OZSJ_EAMM salt


~Have fun with that one and remember the salt…

  • Nyyppä

    Obviously. It’s not slaanesh and Khorne has been given “attention” (read has been abused) lately.

    • DaveTycho

      “OK Khorne, point to where on the puppet did GW touch you.”

  • Sentinel

    Always the tiniest or grainiest pictures! From squinting at it, if this is the ‘real deal’ they have made mortarion look a little to bloated in my opinion. He needs to loose that Nurgle beer belly! And no wonder he looks so hunch-back with those wings! I would prefer him to look more like artwork image 1 above (bellow the epic mini pic). Thoughts?

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      I agree, he should be gaunt, not another pudgy GUO lookalike.

    • Andrew

      Yeah, not all sickness leaves beings bloated and corpulent. More often it wastes a body away and the old Epic version of him reflected that. I hope its not true, Mortarion isn’t supposed to be a fatty boy!

  • Darth Bumbles

    Morty makes sense, Typhus was rather important on the periphery of Abby’s first moves, so him having a role in later moves makes sense.

  • Karru

    I’m all for these big kits as long as they also keep updating the old model line. If this release was similar to the Thousand Sons one, meaning they get at the very least new plastic Plague Marines then I’ll be happy. If this release was literally just Mortarion, then I’m going to be disappointed.

    • Moonsaves

      They still have that new “Death Guard Green” scheduled for release, so I could see it happening.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      new Plague Marines would be great. I’m still using my old 2E ones, would be nice to get new plastics!

      What I’d like more than anything though is a plastic Dreadclaw modelled on the old Baroque FW one.

      • Karru

        Considering the quality of the Blightking models, I’m pretty excited to see what they’ll pull off with plastic Plague Marines.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          yes, the recent infantry figures have been really outstanding, albeit fiddly!

    • Lion El’ Jonson

      I don’t really care that much about new Plague marine kit. The FW Plague marines with mark II legs added on to them are beautiful.

      • BT

        I was going to say, I would just do FW 30k marines in Mk II armor as plague marines. Paint them all green and you are set.

      • amaximus167

        Depending on how over the top the official plastics are, I may go the FW with MkIII legs/arms/backpacks

  • Largie

    Looks like a conversion, image 7 makes the cape look like the celestant primes. Can’t make out much more than that though.

    • Karru

      It is a conversion. Just compared the Celestant Prime kit and there are many matching elements. The legs in picture 2 for example are exactly the same pose as the Celestant Prime. The cape as you mentioned is also very similar. Posing of the hands is also very much the same as the Celestant Prime.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        these days doesn’t mean it isn’t real though, as they are re-using CAD files a lot lately.

  • Graham Roden

    Seems like a good rumour, there’s mk3 marines to base the new plague marines on. (Deathguard suit mk3 more than anyone)

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      I thought DG were mostly in MKII, though I may well be wrong. Weren’t the old plastic PMs in MKII armour- fixed forward looking helmets etc?

      • Corey Montgomery

        they prefer MKIII armor due to increased frontal protection and just being more durable all around

        • Haighus

          MkIII is less suited to constant attrition warfare in terrible conditions though, due to high maintenance requirements, which is why it never replaced MkII as standard issue. The Death Guard use both heavily.

  • __

    In Mortarion 5 and 9, the wings are exactly the same but the scythe is on different sides???

  • Aezeal

    Odd scythe pose on those mini pics. Scythes are cool weapons, the poses of m Kurnoths or even better (for a single model) the pose in pic 2 or 3 (this one is best) would be way better. Plain old reaper in action style.

  • Andersp90 .

    I have really missed the grainy pics – and the excitement!

    Thx GW. <3


  • __
    • Karru

      Now I am even more convinced that it’s a conversion.

      • __

        Especially since in pics 5 and 9 the wings are facing the same way, but the scythe is on the wrong side.

        • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

          could this have been done in photoshop?

          • __

            The more I look at them, the more I am starting to think that they have been photoshopped

      • SWISSchris

        The wings really don’t scream Nurgle to me. I’d say conversion.

  • Erber

    I sincerely hope the loyal primarchs will not be as big when they come out…

    • Kritarion

      I would be suprised. I think (and hpe) they are about the size of the FW 30k Primarchs. The Demon Primarchs are also demons, afterall.

    • SWISSchris

      All of 40k is now going to increase from heroic 28mm scale to 300mm scale.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      They won’t be. These are just the Daemon Prince Primarchs.

  • Cameron

    Still no sign of slaneesh. Please be RIP

  • Admiral Raptor

    I was hoping for Pert, but Morty is good too!

  • Fabio Angel Figueroa

    NOOOOO… Poor Angron, I really wanted that.

    • OldHat

      Same here, especially after reading about him in Emperor’s Gift.

    • Darth Bumbles

      I think Angry Ron will turn up when Abby’s Black Crusade 13.2 reaches Armageddon.

  • Alvin Adorno

    All the chaos primarchs dedicated to a god will come out. Mort with a great unclean one and thypus. For the trio box.

  • Jonathan B.

    Does he come with a big hole in his chest where Kaldor Draigo ripped his heart out?

  • piglette

    The final primarch will be Fulgrim. He will lead Slaanesh’s armies against Khorne. And win.

  • Deathwing

    Maybe the rules guys and the black library people can get together and give us the primarch match that we want from the HH:
    Morty vs Khan 3. Smog and Bike Exhaust!


  • amaximus167

    Now, I don’t care if Mortarion takes up the same amount of visual space as Magnus, but his body doesn’t need to be that freaking huge. There is no reason for it. Also, no reason for Angron to be twice the size of a Bloodthrister. Magnus has the ability to shapeshift. So it makes since for him, fluff wise.