GW: Rumor Engine “Grim Tidings”


Games Workshop has a Grim Totem to share with their latest Rumor Engine…

via Warhammer Community

GW RE feb 15 2017

Well, this looks a bit grim… wonder what it could be?

The Breakdown:

  • We have SKULLS!
  • It looks like something that would go on a Base and not “bit” on a model
  • Aesthetically it looks like it would fit with the architecture on the Basilica Administratum or other Gothic Scenery

It would be nice if this was something Death related, as we lamented earlier, they need some love. But it’s almost impossible to say what this is from. It’s not like GW uses skulls in pretty much everything for both systems. I’m going to stick with my gut and say this is probably something that goes on a base. Or maybe those new Duardin are going to be fueled by skulls – METAL!


Well internet, what do you think of this grim bit from Games Workshop?

  • polyquaternium7

    needs more skulls

    • William Jameson

      Yeah, like 20% more skulls

      • Walter Vining

        but wait theres more

  • dave long island

    Why’s it all slick and sweaty looking?

    • Horus84cmd

      Likely a resin component. Although mould release agent on soft plastics can make it look shiney under certain lighting

      • dave long island

        Oh okay.

        • Me

          I was going to say it is nervous and camera shy, but Horus84cmd’s answer is probably more accurate.

          • dave long island

            Yep. Prolly so. Unless inanimate objects get panic attacks. Then who’s to say?

    • EnTyme

      You can also see a partial finger print on the lower skull. This looks to me like a test mold for a new model.

      • I don’t think it’s a fingerprint, I think it’s from the metal-mould-production due to the milling machine used to grind the metal master mould. Many plastic-models show these when you magnify enough. I think a fingerprint would actually be much bigger, since this is probably a rather small part/area – I think the whole thing is at max 1cm wide, based on the level of detail (or missing detail/sharp edges).

    • rtheom

      Yeah, looks like resin, so probably Finecast something.

  • ZeeLobby

    Hopefully it’s AoS Death stuff right? Isn’t that what everyone is waiting for?

    • Xodis

      Yes…..Yes we are lol

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. Well I’ll pray for you. It’s probably a Stormcast base, but you never know! 😀

        • Xodis

          You’re probably right. Which is great because I have them too….but still even Stormcast fans are getting sick of all the releases because we want something new to kill.

          • neshta

            Yes, I’m getting sick of fighting Stormcasts ALL the time! I don’t blame people, it’s a great, well supported army. But variety! I needs variety!!

        • Severius_Tolluck

          I will just have to use cryx instead

  • DeCold

    Something Something Dark Angels, Something Something New Fallen.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      Its a NounVerb, maybe even an Adjective NounVerb.

      • Crevab

        Verb the Adjective Noun!

  • Testar

    Either way, new Death models or something Imperial, my wallet is ready!

  • grenstauf

    resin objective markers?

  • SilentPony

    Gonna go out on a limb here. Its part of Guilliman’s base

  • orionburn

    Abaddon’s tombstone :p

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Sisters of Battle

  • Chet Atkinson

    Squats 😉

  • Private Skittles

    It looks like a Crypt-flayer or Crypt-horror variation from AOS Grand Alliance Death –> Flesh-Eater courts.

    There is a head with bat-like ears in front of a gravestone protruding from the characteristic hulking/hunched trapezoids.

    Behind the gravestone (lower right) there are small bumps which are characteristic of the bony protrusions coming out of a crypt flayer/horror’s back.

    • Loki Nahat

      what drugs are you on?

      • Private Skittles

        A primarch-sized dose of viagra

      • OldHat

        …but I kinda hope he is right, you know? That would be some weird Sherlock level deduction.

  • darkconsecrator

    A new basing kit. It looks rounded off around the edges

  • Adrien Fowl

    Is it the first time they publish a rumour without painting the model or am I just going nuts?

    • Horus84cmd

      naaa you’re going nuts. They’ve teased a couple of bits now with just components; sometimes: off sprue, on sprue, colour and blacked out.

  • Arthfael

    Aesthetically, it looks like it could fit with 50% of GW sold products.

  • Chris Hateley

    It’s a space marine.

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Part of Fulgrim’s nipple spikes. He just had to out-do Magnus.

  • Noah Jerge

    It looks like it might be embedded inside the back of something.

  • MechBattler

    It’s a bit with skulls on it… like every model EVER.

  • BT

    So… not a new Chaplain Terminator model?

    • OldHat

      Not nearly enough skulls.

  • CloakingDonkey

    I’mma go with some kind of Grave Golem creature for the Death Alliance and that’s a tombstone embedded in its back.