GW: Rumor Engine “Ground Floor Rumors”

Games Workshop is teasing another rumor – and this one comes from the ground up!

via Warhammer Community

“Not sure what to make of this, folks… let us know what you think it might be over on our Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 Facebook pages.”

I like the fact that GW is teasing artwork – it’s a nice touch. But it can also throw you for a loop based on the style the artist was going for. For example the piece above seems to be evoking Wayne England’s style:

The Teeth, the elongated features, the sharp edges…it’s clearly inspired by Mr. England’s work. Unfortunately, he passed away early last year – so perhaps this is a bit of a tribute to him.

But, back to the rumor at hand – What do you think it is?

It looks a little like a Bloodletter’s head to me but the skeletal “bones” in the image are making me wonder if it’s something more. And even if it is a Bloodletter it could fit for either 40k or AoS…very sneaky GW. Well played.


What do you think it is? More importantly, what do you think it’s hinting at?

  • BurpinforDayz

    Angron is coming.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Possibly. Still confused that the 13th Black crusade books are not part of or a smaller scale then the Gathering storm series? Rather confused how they are releasing thesebooks. As Angron was kinda hinted at in Traitors hate / Angels whatever.

    • euansmith

      Is that the face he pulls when he is “coming”?

      • Commissar Molotov

        His “RAAAAAAARGH!” face.

  • miniwar monger

    Floor tiles ?

    • Karru

      My guess would be another expansion to Warhammer Quest. Another, extremely slim, possibility would be Blood Bowl pitch.

      It’s a tile nonetheless, not really a model or anything.

      • Patriarch

        What’s odd is that it looks like there aren’t any regular square divisions like you’d expect on a floor tile. Unless it’s a close up of a single floor tile, or an oversized one like on Deathwatch Overkill.

        • EnTyme

          I don’t think the dividing lines are part of the actual art on the tiles. I believe they are added later in the printing process, sort of as an overlay. I could be wrong though.

        • Karru

          Like EnTyme said, the process is making of the picture for the tile and before it is printed out, they add the squares on top of the picture.

      • Didn’t the BB rules mention games set in underground dungeons ?

    • Jared van Kell

      Dungeon bowl.

  • Iron Father Stronos

    Im still betting on vampire skull. Go death armies!

  • Dan Wilson

    Nagashs three pronged crown is clearly visible. This is definitely a death thing.

    • generalchaos34

      ill second that, I get a death vibe out of it instead of daemons (they aren’t carving things in stone anyways)

  • Andrew
  • Riot

    a new death battlemat

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    probably death themed expansion to warhammer quest reusing old models, but with new art and tiles.

  • DeCold

    New Playmat

  • SilentPony

    A new crappy gaming mat sold for twice their competitors at half the quality.

    • DJ860

      Thank the heavens you don’t work in marketing.

      • euansmith

        Yes, it should read, “A reassuringly expensive battlemat.”

  • kaptinscuzgob

    chaos/undead bloodbowl pitch?

  • Slaanesh Devotee

    The shape of the nostrils suggests it’s a bat. So I’m going with Death.

    It looks like something out of the Undercity in World of Warcraft, which is probably indicative of the new style for Death in AoS.

    As for what the item actually is, I’d say it’s clearly a floor tile. So, a new boxed game on the horizon?

  • orionburn

    Something Tyranidy. Please. For the love of God give the Nids some love!!!

    • LeroyJenkinss

      Lolz. U funny.

  • Hedwerx

    I’ve seen rumours about a new version of Talisman. Maybe it’s from there.

  • Xodis

    Possibly an expansion for WQ or what I hope, Gorechosen.

  • Hagwert

    I’d say it looks like a stylised version of Nagash , so perhaps a new Warhammer Quest tile , please let there be new zombies too .

  • ZeeLobby

    That’s cool that death will be getting an update. Loved their end times stuff.

  • Baldrick

    Its the new symbol/tat for Robert Girliman has following his resurrection…….. ‘Laughing in the Face of the Emperor’ is what Girliman refers to it as…….lol………..

    • euansmith

      “You’re not my real Dad!”

  • John Bower

    Could be a new Realm of Battle tile? Maybe a new board or mat coming out?

  • Thomas

    It is very Wayne England (RIP) and that’s no bad thing. Dude’s art defined some of my earliest years with the hobby.

  • Simon

    New board for Warhammer Quest

  • daggermaw

    those bone finger/claws coming out of the side make me think this could be a house van saar from necromunda logo?

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    I think its meant to be a statue that has fallen onto a paved floor. Certainly looks kind of flattened in the way game mats are.

  • Bellumvinco

    Looks like a Tyranid to me.

  • Liam Whalen

    it looks like the fallen insignia in the new Rise of the Primarch book but the wings are more boney.

  • Alan Eskew

    Its the Nids

  • Chaosrex

    Wayne England style, was the best style for the grimdark 40k.

  • Iconoc1ast

    Aww i had no idea that he had passed away.
    He had a crazy style.

    RIP Wayne x

  • Ogemo1

    New Blood bowl mat!

  • Ricardo Valadares

    Could be a stylized Night Lords icon for another upcoming board game from HH.
    Or something with coconut.