GW: Rumor Engine “Wonder Glow”


The Games Workshop Rumor Engine is all fired up – and this one GLOWS!

via Warhammer Community

“Ooooh, this one’s glowy… wonder what it does?”

Wonder Glow

Everyone loves shiney things! Let’s break it down:

  • It’s so GLOWY!
  • We’ve got 2 “metallic” paints here – Gold and Silver
  • Definitely Mechanical in nature
  • The shapes behind it looks like some bit from an electrical transformer
  • I’m distracted by the GLOWY!

My guess? It’s either a bit for the Golden Throne / Legio Custodies or something for the long rumored but rarely seen Dwarf Duardin!


Same colors (gold and silver) – just sayin!

Ah who am I kidding…It’s for some new, fancy race or something no one has seen yet. Duh!


…I really have no idea on this one. So Internet what do you think it is?!

  • Steven S.

    I cannot express how impatient I am for these Duardin to release. I am dying here lol.

  • Xodis

    Excited to see some mechanical Dwarves…..still think GW should focus on some more Death and Destruction though. Order already has a significant amount of updates to keep players busy.

    Side note: If these are ANGRY mechanical dwarves blowing crap up for the Destruction team…carry on.

    • Karru

      That’s the point Xodis. Because Order is the largest of all the Alliances, thus it has more players and so it is much better idea to release new stuff for them constantly from a business standpoint. It’s because it is more likely that people will buy random units for their army, as long as they are from the same faction. For example, a Dwarf player might be interested in adding some Sigmarines to his army.

      It’s the same thing we are witnessing with Imperium in 40k. GW is releasing something for them constantly for the same reason. An Imperial Player is very likely to buy some of the new releases, even if they don’t collect the army per say.

      I do agree with you that it would be nice to see something for Death mostly. Currently they only have Vampire Counts basically because Tomb Kings got shafted. Destruction at least has options, ranging from Goblins to Ogres.

      • Xodis

        Thats whose point? I find it hard to believe that the new GW team would intentionally want to over develop a faction and cause the same kind of inconsistency that we see in 40K, because ultimately it is NOT good for business and they proved that in 40K.
        It can be argued that this was put into development before the new “boss” took over and is just pushing out these releases while he makes changes we can’t see yet, but that’s pure speculation and not worth getting into. However we can all agree that it isn’t great business to favor one “team” over the others or you end up in a corner (like 40K) where it’s hard to sell anything else besides the “favorite” faction. This alienates your player base, and ruins any future releases for other armies. Its what destroys the game like in 40K.
        My honest opinion is that like most of the campaign books we will get releases for at least 2 factions, dwarves happen to be the handful of “good” guys (teamed up with the new Stormcast models on Chocobos) fighting against whatever new “evil” faction we are going to get. Then again they also want to please the older players who still have armies so they need to push out the updates to the older armies so they can buy some “new shiny”.
        IMO Chaos is the “favored child” when it comes to fantasy though.

        • Karru

          GW design team isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. You can clearly see that they favour releasing stuff for one faction over the others clearly.

          If they weren’t favouring one faction, we would be seeing more stuff for Death. At launch we got Sigmarines and Bloodbound. After that we got some more for both.

          Order has seen three new factions since the start of the game, Stormcast, Fyreslayers and Sylvaneth. Meanwhile Destruction only has Ironjaws. I don’t count old factions like Bonesplittas or Flesh-eater court as those have existed before. Chaos has seen three as well. Everchosen, Bloodbound and Disciples of Tzeentch.

          Death hasn’t seen anything new since AoS was launched. They got the Flesh-eater court but lost Tomb Kings.

          GW seems to balance things out at least a bit better than they do in 40k right now. They release something for Order and Chaos, but mostly ignore Destruction and Death. Those were the biggest factions during the summer campaign, so it could be speculated that GW design team just believes that’s where the money rolls so focusing on them would be the smart move to do.

          • Xodis

            Fyreslayers would fall into the same category as Bonesplittas and Flesh-eaters as they already existed but got an update, you also forgot Beastclaw Raiders for destruction.
            Death is the only one that is really suffering, but I don’t think that 2 keyboard rangers like you and I have a better grasp on GWs market than they themselves do. If we can put together that Destruction/Death is losing out due to their lack of releases, I think career market analyzers can too.

            As for what’s clear from GWs releases in the past, we agree they previously chose to favor factions…it’s pretty apparent that all factions will get some love now though with the new team, and they have even proved that it in the small time they have taken over.

          • Karru

            Still waiting on that Death release. All other factions got new factions, except Death.

          • Xodis

            Like I said, I agree Death is behind, but I think you took my mild complaint too far into serious issue territory.
            There is probably more freedom with the Death faction than any of the others since everything die and eventually belongs to Nagash. I think once he decides to really start pushing, we are going to see neat things.

          • Karru

            I’d love to see basically “undead upgrade sprues” for most armies. Make the new Death faction for in a way that allows them to mix and match different factions with their own without losing their Allegiance. Even going so far that they can use the benefits/combos of other armies to some extend and mix them with their own.

            That would be a hobbyist’s paradise.

          • Xodis

            Im not a good enough game designer to balance that, but I agree it would be amazing. Possibly the best move ever in a miniature game.

          • ZeeLobby

            :O. I think I’d cry. The old fantasy undead that had skeleton orks and dwarves was simply amazing.

          • Xodis

            Taking a quick look at the GW website, they put themselves into a nice position to have powerful subfactions of Death already.

            Flesh Eaters – The Pawns and first wave

            Blood Drinkers – Vampires under Neferata

            Soul Eaters – Evil spirits under Mannfred

            BoneRattlers – Skeletons under Arkhan

            Necromancers – Evil mortals led by the Great Necromancer Nagash.

            From these subfactions they can even break them down into smaller subfactions if they wanted.

      • Horus84cmd

        Thats really never how the release schedules are put together. Studio is on record (WD, Seminar etc..) highlighting that often the rule of coolness (things they want to explore or be inspired by – this is how 40K finally ended up with full Death Watch and the return of genestealer cults) within the design team that dictates release balanced against the long term plan for the game system and aim to match the previous year release for that month.

    • Frank Krifka

      it’s my guess that death will see a release after they change the summoning mechanic for matched play in the second generals handbook.

      • Xodis

        I would like that. A lot of freedom with that faction seeing as everything dies eventually and becomes property of Nagash.

  • Goin’ Whole Hog

    Age of Sigmar is dead to me if they go down the super advanced technology route for Dwarves.

    • Karru

      I’m mostly expecting Steampunk-esque style. Basically a copy/paste of the Cygnar design from Warmachine but more metal so they don’t look so obvious.

    • Sonic tooth

      same for me if new elves have same aesthetic as eldar

    • georgelabour

      Do flamethrower tubas, Prosthetic limbs, submarines, machine guns, helicopters, and land torpedoes count as super advanced?

      Because if so then you’ve been sniffing that corpse for a few years now.

      Which is a bit weird.

      • Goin’ Whole Hog

        Everything except for the submarines were believable because it makes sense for them to be advanced to a certain point. I don’t like the newer gyrocopter models, but the old ones were awesome.

        The previews i’ve seen (the picture up there looks like a mech of some sort) and the rumors i’ve heard make these new Duardin sound like they have Rogue Trader technology. They’re Squatting fantasy Dwarves by turning them into actual god damn Squats.

  • SilentPony

    Jeez, what the hell happened to that paint?! What, did they texture the model in sand before priming it?!

    • Hawt Dawg

      The whole pic is blurred.

    • Badgerboy1977

      Pretty sure that’ll be an extreme close up, even the very best paint job will suffer under that close a scrutiny.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. That’d be my guess.

    • Bayne MacGregor

      No it’s a resin prototype from a 3d-printing. GW have been using them for aaaaaaages. Look for the fingerprint like pattern going back years and for missing and changed details. A good example: the early imperial knight pics such as throughout the Imperial Knight Companion book.. look for the rivets on the stubber shield, they aren’t there. There’s even one with a warped meltedy-ankle.

  • Horus84cmd

    I am glad the article took the time to “break it down”. I mean I never would have never been able to describe what the picture was showing without it….

    • adamharry

      I only include the “break it down” section in hopes that folks will make comments about said “break it down” section. Works every time…

  • DeCold

    I sense something Orcish, so it is Mek or Big Mek from Orkish Triumvirate.

    • WhenDidVicesBecomeVirtues

      I think you’re right. The glowing bulbs and what looks like either a tesla-esque or drill bit looks to be orky.

  • Chet Atkinson

    It’ll be off a mini in the third triumvirate set

  • piglette

    Looks like Warmachine

  • Emprah

    Adeptus Mechanicus or Dorfs? The upper one looks Admech, the one below has the Dorf symbol.

  • Bayne MacGregor

    The Custodes recently got the old Marine Grav Attack vehicle (originally made from a deoderaant bottle and zoids bits!), the blue glow suggests Adeptus Mechanicus, there were past rumours of a Mechanicus flyer, therefore i suggest it is the return of the 1st ed Ornithopter now as a Mechanicus flyer!

  • Fomorian

    Tesla-Steam-Duardin-Mech-Walker-Machine-Thing :D!? …