40K: New Nurgle Greater Daemon Hiding In Plain Sight

Is the a new Greater Daemon of Nurgle coming to Warhammer 40k or is Games Workshop just teasing us with more clever photography?

The Fate of Konor Campaign kicked off this week and games have been firing off around the clock ever since. The website has a pretty cool interactive map – if you get a chance, check out the high res version. But aside from that each week GW has a custom mission you can play to help guide the hand of fate. The first week’s mission was called “Invasion!” and covers the story of Astaramis. But that’s not what I want to focus on. What I wanted to take a look at was the image they used as the background for the mission. A reader sent in a tip noting that something odd was hiding in the image.

Do you see it? It’s hiding right there in the picture above. What is that massive beast in the background of the picture?

See it now? The models in the foreground are some pretty impressive conversions, but those are all bits we’ve seen before. But that massive beast behind everyone – what IS that!?

It’s the Glottkin of course.

The Glottkin

But wait a sec. The Glottkin is an AoS miniature. What’s it doing in the background of a 40k pic? He doesn’t have rules in The Chaos Index – so what gives?

Games Workshop has been pretty good about not showing off models that don’t cross over from system to system. Yes, we know that Nurgle Daemons are available in both 40k and AoS – but the Glottkin is a special character and hasn’t been seen in 40k pics before. Maybe it was just used as a sweet conversion for a Great Unclean One…

There were rumors many moons ago that Nurgle was getting a new plastic Greater Daemon – that’s a rumor that just keeps making it’s Disgustingly Resilient save. There was also a rumor that the model that became the Glottkin was going to be the GUO but got re-jiggered to be the Glottkin for the Endtimes instead.

Now, the Glottkin is a pretty cool kit by itself and I would love to see it on the table more – and if it plops on the 40k side of things, even better! So is GW tossing Nurgle players a BIG clue, is this just a cool conversion someone in the studio did, or was this just a clever photography teaser?

I’m not sure what it means – but I do know that GW rarely messes-up their photography. Everything is very intentional when they post photos. I’m hoping that there is more to it than “it’s just a cool conversion army” and more along the lines of “the Glottkin is Daemon of Nurgle and is coming to 40k!”


What do you think? Will the Glottkin come to 40k or will we have to wait for a new GUO?

  • raul

    I love this model. I have always wanted to paint one.

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    Glotkin was meant to be a great unclean one, but for one reason or another became an End times model.

    We might see a Skaarbrand like release with additional GUO bits added on to the base body.

  • kaptinscuzgob

    its probably a conversion like most of the other models in the picture

  • Jeremy Larson

    Since I own one, I can tell you that all they would have to do is swap a single sprue out to make it a GUO.

  • MechBattler

    It wouldn’t be the first time they simply added a new sprue to an existing kit to make a new model. And with this guy, it wouldn’t take much. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve had the 40k upgrade sprues in their back pocket the whole time.

    • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

      Probably just needs a new top back piece without the mating surface for the rider.

  • Sam Nolton

    That’s clearly an image showcasing someone’s personal collection and conversions. They obviously just converted the glottkin and added it to their nurgle CSM.

  • Joseph Mancone

    Who cares. The GUO went from one of the toughest non-superheavies in the game to a chump. Last edition 2 lascannons shots were lucky to deal 2 wounds. This edition 2 lascannons shots can kill the GUO if they get lucky. He sucks now. Worthless point sink.

    • Hrudian

      I do not agree. Just played a game with GUO and he definitely was the man of the match 🙂

    • Brian Griffith

      Man, if you’re failing two 5++ saves followed by 12 consecutive 5+ Disgustingly Resilient rolls, the Great Unclean One isn’t the problem.

      Take your dice to a priest.

  • Randy Randalman

    It’s a conversion. But if they were going to make it into a GUO, a single sprue for different arms and heads would be all it takes. It’s otherwise a phenomenal model on its own.

  • GrenAcid

    Awesome model, but it cost half of soul…at least in my place.

  • Boondox

    Slings. What happened to “mag locking the bolter to their power armor”?

  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    I’ve seen some amazing conversions for this model.

  • karloss01

    A lot of people around my area have done Great Unclean One conversions with the Glotkin model, including my local GW manager. And from the look of the image it looks just like the lower half. Perhaps a repackaged model with an extra sprue to make a great unclean one (if it isn’t a conversion)?

  • Darkcat

    If you look closely you can clearly see that it’s an new primaris model…

  • Ravingbantha

    It wouldn’t be the first time GW has put a custom model in an official pic like this. It’s possible that the model will be slightly reboxed to serve a GUO, but no gaurentee

  • Boondox

    The Glottkin rules!! I’m not a Nurgle fan but he’s awesome, and so are the Pox Maggoths and Plague Drones. I’m thinking of some 40K conversions for them all.

  • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

    Could be a proxied Giant Chaos Spawn. Those are ridiculous.