GW: Rumor Engine “Winged Serpent”

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An adorable teaser from Games Workshop this week–a scaled, winged thing stars in the new Rumor Engine!

via Warhammer-Community

Not sure exactly what it is, but we want one (or lots)!

This one seems like it’s some kind of Age of Sigmar critter for sure. It looks like a winged serpent (although I could see someone arguing that maybe it’s a leech or remora based on the weird mouth bulge).

Either way, that creature is definitely trained. Both the way it’s perched on the arm, and the leather straps (or jesses if you want to get real technical, and why wouldn’t you) all speak to some kind of Falconry going on here. Well, serpentry, I guess.

Could this be one of the Aelf factions? We just had the Sky Dwarves Kharadron Overlords show up, so it makes sense for them? And given how pale it looks, maybe it’s a Dark Aelf. What do you think? What faction does this belong to? Or are we completely off and this is a 40K creature?

Snakes…why did it have to be snakes…

  • Leif Leegard

    It’s Loiosh, the Jhereg that sits on the assassin Vlad Taltos, from the Steve Burst books…

  • Private Skittles

    Something Slaaneshi, 4-settings & batteries not included.

    • Honest Kairos

      1 – Caution

      2- Beware

      3 – Coma

      4 – Bizarre satisfaction leading to Death.

  • Roughneck

    We can only hope it’s Aelf or Free People’s Burbank knowing our ocl lately it will be some new Stormcast hahaha

  • Jimi Steele

    Aelf release pls!
    I’m expecting big things after seeing the Kharadron previews.

  • SilentPony

    Well the arm isn’t big enough to be Fulgrim. So its probably some vampire chick trying to be all kewl and dark and oh so broody.

  • ZeeLobby

    I’m guessing Aelf or Vampires.

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  • Geil

    Clasic DarkElf loved to pose with minute dragons perched on there arm like some exotic hunting falcon.

  • kaptinscuzgob

    at least it cant possibly be stormcast, right?

    • Roughneck

      Stranger things have happened

    • euansmith

      It could be a Stormcast holding an Aeioulf on its outstretched arm holding a flapping-wyrm on the Aeioulf’s outstretched arm.

  • Sonic tooth

    Druchii pez dispenser or ornamental back scratcher. Really want this to be dark elves or death….hopefully not prepainted?

  • Honest Kairos

    Snake? Snake!? Snaaaaake!!!

    • euansmith

      Mushroom! Mushroom!

      • Badger, Badger!

      • Spacefrisian

        There is a mofo mushroom on the plane.

  • Maitre Lord Ironfist

    Amazons. Cause: That looks like a quetzalcoatl. Leading more too an Atzec like source. Amazons in WFB were one Slaves (i thiing) too the Slann. It owuld woke nicely with Lsutria. But in the end it is jsut a hope i can make Sororitas out of it.

    • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

      That has no freaking sense. First, there is only one Quetzalcoatl. Second, Amazons were minor, never had an actual WHF relelase for decades, and blew up with Lustria. Finally, this is pale skin, why the hell a person from a tropical place would be so pale?

      • Maitre Lord Ironfist

        The whole picture is watered down. You see it in the colors of the red and the skin. If you brighten the colors it gets a rather normal Skincolor.

        So did the Rest of the old World, still there are Humans. Oh, thats so strange.

        Quetzalcoatl is also use for winged Snakes in fantasy tropes.

        • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

          Love how you can prove that the picture is watered down, especially with the plethora of pale skin miniatures GW has showed and the fack that, until now, GW never watered down a picture. Of course if you bright the colours it will look normal, the same way as if you darken the skin it will look darker.

          No, that’s no strange, Sigmar rebuild the world with the souls of their people (TL;DR version). Amazons didin’t worshiped Sigmar, and they don’t have an actual place in the wildernsess to call a home, aside Gur, since the hearth of Ghyran is filled with Sylvaneth who kill tresspasers ASAP.

          That trope is as stupid as the use of hypothesis as synonym for speculation then. Quetzalcoatl NEVER HAD WINGS. He was named because his giant form was a giant rattlesnake, whose scales were so much large than looked like fully grown feathers (have you ever seen rattlesnakes closely? their scales indeed have a feather shape).

          • Maitre Lord Ironfist

            can i not have foolish dreams!

  • Honest Kairos

    If it’s Fulgrim… That’s not an arm…

  • Darryl Park

    Looks like a Sylvaneth spite to me.

  • Vorsun

    A Tremors tabletop game? Some sort of Assblaster trainer model perhaps?

    • Honest Kairos

      Assblaster Trainer Model is the greatest thing ever said on BoLS. Thank you for that.

    • Private Skittles

      ermehgerd Trermers

  • Is it just me or is that poor level of detail?

    • orionburn

      Thought the same but detail might be lost because the shot is blown up. Given how detailed GW has been lately on models I can’t see them dropping the ball on something like this.

      • Dan Wilson

        The lack of detail makes me think its something simple like a command unit model for a squad, see the Vulchark acolyte.

    • Emperor’s Champion

      I find your lack of detail disturbing

  • Talos2

    Looks similar in design to the sprites you got on wood elf sprues

  • Xodis

    Dark Aelfs, thats my guess.

  • Alexis Muscat

    Duuuude yout title hyped me for Fulgrim, but as it is not my hope is going to wait. But this is definitly some Elves High or Dark .. I think it’s shown painted its Dark ones, but who knows . Might be a precolored mini as BB for ShadeSpire ?