GW: Rumor Engine “Rumor Raygun”


Games Workshop teases a new mystery from the Rumor Engine – It’s one fancy looking side-arm!

via Warhammer Community


“Well this looks interesting…”

Interesting indeed! Let’s break it down:

  • The “gun” has some interesting shapes on it and almost looks like it’s designed to “open” – perhaps into a bow-type weapon.
  • Those blue “fur” spikes are really throwing me off – possibly a Tzeentch connection.
  • The half-moon with a circle is a very Slaaneshi icon:
  • But it’s also similar to Tzeentch:
  • The color palette certainly looks Tzeentchian…but perhaps that is all just to throw us off their trail.
  • It IS Tzaanuary.
  • Vibe wise, I think it’s probably something from AoS instead of 40k.


So internet, what do you think it is?

  • Lord Elpus

    For some reason, I keep thinking Elves..

    • Aezeal

      Some sort of boltpistol would be really new for elves.. which is why I’m guessing a free guild griffon or griffon-like large cavalry (GW really likes the 45 E for 3 models boxes).

      • Lord Elpus

        Think about dark elf crossbow pistol.. plus there’s the crescent moon symbol..

    • Teagan Mercer

      It could be Exodites! Just Elves in Space on Lizards!

      • Lord Elpus


        • grenstauf

          Thats my hope, an exodite expansion to my eldar/de/harq force would be perfect. now if i could just get a new dais of destruction…..

  • Tom Higgins

    Stormcast have a solid circle with half moon belt buckle

    • That had been my first thought as well.

    • rtheom

      And it’s not too far off in design from the Judicator bow weapons. The end clearly opens up and rotates when its pulled from the holster.

  • Preston Bernard McManners

    the handle of that gun looks just like the boltstorm crossbows of the stormcast judicators.

    • Robert A Kleinhans

      Yup. It’s almost identical, which sucks given some of the theories some other guys are posting.

  • Aezeal

    Looks like some sort of bridle or whatever you call the thinks used with horses. If Stormcasts didn’t already have Dracoths I’d say some sort of major Gryphound zebra (the stripes). Barring (or Tzeentch bird stuff) that maybe freeguild gets a new Griffon (or griffonish large cavalry?

    • rtheom

      That was my guess too. A gryphon or hippogriyph of some sort. Likely this is ranged cavalry for the Stormcasts.

  • Ravingbantha

    In painting my Rubrics and Scarab terminators, I can tell you, there are plenty of shapes like this on those minis. I’d bet some new tzeentch model. Could be from either range as it looks kind of like a folded up hand crossbow.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Someone with a Condemnor Boltgun on a horse. Could be interesting…

  • ZeeLobby

    Def Tzeentch blue feathers.

    • Aezeal

      you don’t agree with my idea’s a bridle on heavy cav with feathers?

      • ZeeLobby

        Would make sense for tzangoes to have calv

    • Jonathan Loquet

      No. It’s 100% stormcast stuff. Some Light crossbow Griffin-Cav

      • Aezeal


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  • EnTyme

    BoLS is aware that GW uses blue in several different miniature lines and not just Tzeentch, right? If anything, this looks more like a Stormcast weapon, and since it’s been a couple months since the last Stormcast release, we’re probably overdue. My guess is this is some sort of Stormcast Griffon cavalry unit.

    • Aezeal

      ‘My first guess too, but they already have cavalry. I’m thinking freeguild since they work together with stormcasts and the dwarves and human are probably a bit more techy anyway.

  • Jim Morr

    Full moon, half moon, and a bolter with built-in axe. Add blue-gray fur and you get a Space Poodle. But whe ‘e’?

  • Daniel Man

    Stormcast calvary mounted on some sort of griffon-tiger with crossbow pistols, I bet

    • Slaanesh Devotee

      Yeah, that’s exactly what I saw.

    • Slaanesh Devotee

      Though someone below says it looks more Dark Aelf.

      And because of the Dark Aelves’ traditional love of fancy crossbows, and the fact Stormcasts seem to like plain old bows, he’s probably right.

  • SilentPony


    • orionburn

      Better than things…

  • Jukka Vuorisalo

    Stormcast cavalry pistol/rapid fire crossbow?

  • ctFallen

    Eldar Exodites. Very unlikely I know, but I can hope.

    • Hope is the road to disappointment.

      • grenstauf

        Disappointment, the road to forum rage is.

        • euansmith

          RAAAAAGH! Why Disappointment?! Why do you disappoint me so much!?

  • Jonathan Loquet

    Everyone who doesn’t see a Stormcast crossbow-like and the stormcast belt symbol… and the link with the tail of the previous rumor engine (griffin/grifhoundISH Mount) is Totally BLIND… Stop guessing, IT CAN’T be something else.

    • Graymantle

      This symbol is also the belt buckle for the Excelsior Warpriest. My guess (hope) is that it is NOT Stormcast, but a human of the Devoted of Sigmar faction, riding on a larger version of that character’s Gryph-hound—like the Free Peoples Demigryph Knights.

      • Jonathan Loquet

        Yep… in fact, I made a mistake in considering the devoted and free people ine the Stormcast gang… But mostlu agree with you that it could be devoted to sigmar, with a repack of other demigryph…

    • Lee Wilde

      I thought Stormcast instantly and i don’t even play them, never painted one and know nothing about them.

  • Lion El’ Jonson

    Looks like a painting guide.

  • Patrick

    Dark Aelves in silver tower have the crescent moon motif so my guess is dark aelves.

  • Hendrik Booraem VI

    dwarven bolt pistol with hand axes

  • Straso

    It a new tzeentch model nothing new wish they stop acting like it a new rumor and really show us some that is 100% aos elf related. The way gw been doing thing with new model for aos and 40k i hope they blow my mind off with a new teclis and tyrion model. Ah let not forget the dragon fuse malkeith

  • Tenebris

    It is the Stormcast Eternals special crossbow and those are the feathers and the striping of a gryphon or gryphon like creature. So it is either a chariot thing or a Stormcast Hero on a mount. You also notice the typical “Kantor Blue” braiding typical of the Stormcast cavalry.

  • Sonic tooth

    dont know who would have that weapon, but is it attached to some new kind of mount? brown zebra stripe? maybe the owner of said weapon could be steamhead duardin but im hoping its aelves/exodites but possible tzeentchian due to blue feathers? its a mystery alright! i really really hope its not stormcast. ill be pissed off if it is

  • Chris Hateley

    Way off. This is undoubtedly some sort of high elf thing (or whatever the hell they’re called in sigmarine world). Colour palette and aesthetic are unmistakable.

  • Frey Jepson

    Either eldar exodites or high elves. My guess would be the former as high elves don’t use pistols.

  • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

    The skin/fur remembers me a lot to the gryphs of any kind.

    I would love it to be a human mounted on a gryphon/demi-gryph, maybe an Ironweld Arsenal’s engineer, since that gun dosen’t look as 40K-ish or non-Empire Imo.

    I’ve never liked the Empire (or non-Chaos humans, tbh) that much, but man I love their gryphs.

  • James Camerons Blue Fetish

    best thing about pictures like these is to look behind what they want u to see for example the blue scales next to it shout tzeench to me

  • euansmith

    Is it Edge Highlights? That’s all I can see.

  • Darth Bumbles

    Lion El’Jonson on horseback 😉

  • ragelion

    It’s devoted of sigmar in context of the tzeentch narrative it has to be them. Since even in the upcoming novel the witch hunter is one of the main charaters and the order of ayzr is mentioned in the white dwarf.

    Also GW would not give the devoted of sigmar a shiny new model for sliver tower and a gryph hound if they were not hinting at something.

  • Shawn

    How can you tell that’s a gun? I can’t tell that.

  • Private Skittles

    It’s an Eldar Exodite Cavalry model without question.

    • SupPupPup

      The crescent moon and sun motif on the strap is also on the Stormcast and the silver tower warrior priest so unfortunately its not probably not Exodite.

  • Hussein Alobaidi

    Folded X-bow (single hand size). My guess

  • Moonsaves

    I think you’re reading into it with the chaos symbols. Just looks like a clasp to me.

    Notice what appears to be a blue cape on the top right.