Mortarion Sighted in White Dwarf

One White Dwarf reader spied a Deamon Primarch with his sharp eye…

Back at Adepticon, GW pulled the covers off the Death Guard with a slideshow that blew everyone’s socks off.  It ended with this enigmatic image up above.

With Magnus the Red sporting his sexy nipple-horned new mini, and a lot of mention and dialogue in Gathering Storm we knew that either Fulgrim or Mortarion would follow.

July’s White Dwarf

This month’s white dwarf features one of GW famous “grand battle” spreads of artwork to kick off 8th Edition officially.

It’s that fantastic art style we’ve all grown to expect from GW. You can bet this one will get reused in some codex or campaign book to come. In general, GW uses these things to feature current or soon to be released models.  You will remember that Gathering Storm had spreads like these that featured all the big minis/characters from there like St. Celestine, Cawl, Yvraine, and Guilliman. Remember this:

Celestine to the rescue!


Sharp eyed reader Nick C was poring over his White Dwarf when he noticed something floating high above the Primaris Marines and Death Guard – maybe MORTARION!

  • Daemonic Wings – CHECK
  • Nurgle Iconography – CHECK
  • Death Guard colors – CHECK
  • Chains & censors – CHECK
  • Monster Scythe – CHECK

I’m calling it – it’s Morty!

Which means I would expect him to be flying in to corrupt your tabletop sooner than later.  Of late – GW doesn’t drop artwork like this for distant releases. Mortarion is close.

~I’ll let you all wager on what his MSRP will be.


  • Koen Diepen Van

    Sharp eyed? As in not blind. IT’s a two page spread you would have to be blind not to notice

    • Karru

      Not only that, we have seen this piece of artwork like hundred times already. BoLS even has posted it here a couple of times, once even “theorycrafting” what will the future hold for Death Guard releases if I remember correctly.

      • BaronSnakPak

        That piece of artwork is even in the 8th Edition BRB, at the very beginning of the book.

      • The Lost One

        Good old bell. The perfect place to get last months news

  • 3dken

    This image has been floating around since last month, I spotted it too. But, what is more interesting is the multi legged beast in the lower left. Could it be this from the rumor engine?

    • Andersp90 .

      I noticed that too. Updated beats of nurgle?

      • raul

        If I had that many appendages, I would be able to keep great beats as well.

        • Nightwalker

          Boots n’cats!

  • Fergie0044

    Hmmmm anyone else not sold on those wings? I much prefer the bat like ones in the earlier images, rather than these more insect like ones.

  • wibbling

    More interesting – as we’ve all seen this art before – is the Keeper of Secrets behind the Bloodthirster in the ‘Celestine to the Rescue’ image. That head looks very ‘Dagoth’ from Conan the Destroyer…

  • Xander Day

    Articles like this lessen my urge to check BoLS.

  • Nyyppä

    Yeah, this would be the last click for this sort of headlining this site will ever get from me. This is even worse than SpikeyBits and that’s really, really bad.

  • Rafał Pytlak

    noooo REALLY?

    What ELSE could it be BoLS? I spotted it like a week ago…

  • Horus84cmd

    One of the article fricking talks about the picture and even alludes to the fact Mortarion is in it!

  • Alexis Muscat

    Sill more hyped about the Nurgle Beasts in the bottom of the pic ^^

  • Parthis

    “I’m calling it – it’s Morty!”

    … but… this image was leaked ages ago, and everyone knows.

    It’s cool that you’re calling it, though.

    AdRev must be down.

  • Shinnentai

    LOL! I assumed from the article headline that we were talking about some sneaky appearance of the actual model that I hadn’t noticed. But the ENTIRELY OBVIOUS inclusion in that artwork? Get the flip out of here, BOLS.

  • Kinsman

    So not actually the Mortarion model, just the pic we’ve all seen before? Nice job.

  • We’ve all seen this image like a hundred times already.

  • Talos2

    It’s artwork not a model. This is not the same thingffs

  • Gunther Clone C

    “Maybe Mortarion” lol.

  • MechBattler

    Clicks for the Click God.

  • bfmusashi

    Look, is the model going to have a heart with some dude’s name written on it or not?

  • Keith Wilson

    this site is going down hill fast