GW: Rumor Engine “A Riveting Rumor”

Games Workshop is back with a new rumor engine teaser and this one is simply riveting!

via Games Workshop

We’re riveted by the latest rumour engine:

Well that’s interesting, no? You can see why there are so many riveting puns for this one. But the items that are riveted to together appear to be some type of claw or perhaps bone? There are a few armies I can think of that fit that motif. Heck, what if those aren’t even rivets and GW is just messing with us? What if those are some type of bio-mechanical pincers?

I’m really not sure about what this bit would go to now – the more I look at it the more options come to mind. Could it be a fancy new shoulder pad for Chaos? What about a new bio-weapon for Tyranids or the Dark Eldar? What about a new Chaos Daemon claw/hand? The rivets are even in the style of the Orruks from AoS – although the top looks a little to smooth for them.


So Internet, what do you think? Give us your best guess in the comments below!

  • Fraser1191

    Plastic brass scorpion

    • benvoliothefirst

      *plastic scorpion 😉

  • Luca Lacchini

    Chaos-something head.

  • SilentPony

    Plastic thunderhawk confirmed. Also squats. And plastic Battle Sisters.

    • Mr.Fister

      Sister of Battle Titts

  • orionburn
    • Jabberwokk

      I feel we’re bloated as is. I wouldn’t mind a knight like option. Till then there’s always the Schwarmfuhrer.

      • Alienerd the unbannable

        15ish years with just the carnifex and hive tyrant as in-codex big monsters, then so many come out in a couple of years!

      • SilentPony

        Honestly I would like to see a FW dominatrix model. Like an equivalent of a warlord titan.

        • That would be awesome.

        • Carey_Mahoney

          Write that to FW! Now!

      • orionburn

        Can’t argue that. I don’t think Nids need much new outside of some additional characters. There are some really cool units but game wise they still aren’t worth taking compared to others.

        A bio-knight is what I’d love to see.

        • Jabberwokk

          Either update the hierodule to modern looks or a whole new ‘nid that is the answer to wraith-knight/imp.knight/riptide.

          Or make a parasite creature that find knight to live in them like a hermit crab.

          I think all we could use is a support unit that heals. Like a mechanic for nids.

        • georgelabour

          Fun fact: When Titan legions was released in the mid 90s and reintroduced Knights to the game carnifexes WERE the equivalent.

          Dominatrixes were just a bit bigger than that with the two different types of bio titan serving as reaver/Walord equivalents. One of which was also a troop transport.

          Of course this is also when Epic scale screamer killers were bigger than land raiders. As were a lot of chaos daemons.

      • benvoliothefirst

        Did someone say shwarma?

        • Jabberwokk

          Typical Tyranid response! Always thinking about food.


    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Remember the Pyrovore! It was new at one time!

      I bought one by accident, thinking it was a Biovore.

      This was during 5th Edition.

      You can imagine my disappointment!

      But now the Pyrovore is kind of ok! #InvestmentPaidOff

  • mrbleak

    It´s Dio

    • Mike Tuchfarber

      A holy diver mini?

      • mrbleak

        hahaha It´s actually a JoJo reference however the name of the character (and nothing else) is in honour of Ronnie 🙂

  • Carey_Mahoney

    GW buying up Privateer Press?

    • georgelabour

      I was unaware that PP owned the license for Mage knight.

      Must be because they always seem to be more interested in just pushing their knock off D&D setting instead.


  • AEZ

    Tyranid something head

    • Carey_Mahoney

      With rivets?

  • zeno666

    Something something space marine

  • Chris Hateley

    It’s a space marine.

  • Spacefrisian

    Plastic Cosmic laser dragon for Angus McFife.

  • blackbloodshaman

    Mortorion’s shoulder

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Probably a Nurgle/Chaos Daemon Engine.

  • MechBattler
  • Bradley Macduff

    this is a shoulder to typhus

  • eMtoN


  • Jared van Kell

    I am inclined to think that this is for Skaven.

  • Wampasaurus

    Shoulder Pad of Mortarion