GW: Rumor Engine “What’s in the Box”

Looks like Games Workshop is showing off some skeletons in the closet with this new Rumor Engine.

via Warhammer Community

The Rumour Engine is back – and it’s got something exciting to show us:

Skulls for the Skull Throne! Wait…no, this one reeks of “Holy Emperor” in stead of “Mighty Khorne” scent. If I had to guess we’re looking at something for a Chaplin, a holy relic for either 40k or AoS, or perhaps something more sinister like Death Guard. Lots of factions use this type of imagery (skulls are a thing in the Grim-Dark and AoS). So my initial gut reaction reminds me of this:

It could very well be something more like this:

Then again, there is an entire faction of Undead that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention (for almost two years). Then again, we did get a good look at this guy earlier and it does seem rather fitting to have it be related to the new Primaris Chaplain:

So what’s your best guess for this new bit?


Well internet time to bone up on your deductive reasoning! 

  • SilentPony

    Its plastic battle sisters. Confirmed.

    • Horus84cmd

      To be honest, this bit could actual be part of a Sisters of Battle kit.

      • SilentPony

        I will die laughing if it turns out to be a new Exorcist tank!

        • Maitre Lord Ironfist

          The Imagiefier (Simulacrum Imperialis) got a Mini Shrine on a stick.

          It looks similar and beneath the “shrine” it looks like ther is a stick. It jsut looks more ecclesiarchy to me then Spacemariniish.

    • orionburn

      Riding in a plastic Thunderhawk!

      • SilentPony

        With the 2nd and 11th Legions!

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Well it looks certainly like a reliquary, so that fits sigmar a bunch, as well as Chaplin’s, or ecclesiarch. Maybe not sisters, but maybe a priest.

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    I hope its something freeguildy

    • Daniel R Weber

      awww, that’s cute you think they’ll ever make new freeguild models.

      • euansmith


        • orionburn


        • Schnauzer

          You should trademark that and sell it to GW for a hefty fee.

      • thereturnofsuppuppers

        we saw a warrior priest for silver tower

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    Maybe AoS objective markers?

  • Maciek Kiliszek

    Whait, what is that model of Chaplain?! I’ve never saw it!

    • orionburn

      Which chaplain? The limited edition one towards the top of the aritcle of the new Primaris chaplain?

      • Xodis

        Not so limited anymore. A lot of GW stores were just selling them

        • orionburn

          The super skull version? I thought that was one of those weird deals of only getting it at a GW store and having to have spent $600 while spinning plates on sticks and tap dancing.

          • Xodis

            Yeah, it originally was, and its that way for most stores. Some of the not so successful stores or the crowded area stores (Dallas/FortWorth has like 5) to to sell them as straight retail for their Bday celebration. Its why eBay prices went down so significantly.

  • ZeeLobby

    SKULL TANK! (clearly an attachment for said tank) I really hope the new Primaris Chaplain rides in it:

    • Schnauzer


    • SB

      It looks like something from a He-man universe

  • Xodis

    Crossing fingers for Death releases.

    • Vayle

      might motivate me to paint my skeletons… and then… buy more skeletons…
      because what death player can have enough skeletons?

      • Xodis

        I dont think “enough” and “skeletons” can ever be used together and that person be taken seriously lol

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Plastic SoB. No, really.

  • Josh Felstead

    “Then again, we did get a good look at this guy earlier and it does seem rather fitting to have it be related to the new Primaris Chaplain”

    We did?? Where on earth is that post?

  • Talos2

    It’s the new space marine post box for the new ‘deliver some mail’ mission

    • ikari_kun2002

      I’d be so happy if that was true.

  • dave long island

    The title of this article is just plain inappropriate. I want to register a complaint!… lol

  • Munn

    I say terrain

  • AEZ

    I don’t think 40 k empire.. The paper strips aren’t like that usually I think. I’d say AoS, death faction, terrain or less likely another faction.

  • Rainthezangoose

    It be nice if it was death or freeguild, but it wont be it will be primars marines or sigmarines because gw gotta gw.

  • frank

    Kinda a nit picky comment but notice the similarity in poses between the chaplain and the emperor’s champion?

  • Max Knickerbocker

    Nuns with Guns! Nuns with Guns!! Nuns with Guns!!! I have a 3,000 point Sisters army all painted, cleaned up and ready to roll. Plastic SoB? “Holy Cow!”as the late Harry Carey would say …..

  • Devourer

    Whatever it is it is clearly made without any real effort. Copy&Pasted post-its on a box with copy&pasted bones (or are these spoons?).
    I really like the possibilities of 3D sculpted miniatures but this is just something that could be the result of a beginners tutorial for 3D sculpting 🙁

    • SWISSchris

      Wow I agree about the scrolls – didn’t notice at first but went up to look – each has the nicks in the edges at the exact same spot. That is super lazy from the creator. Nothing a craft knife can’t fix but does look really odd once you’ve seen it.

  • Camisa

    With does doors must be sigmar

  • MechBattler

    Still can’t believe they shoved an entire full sized human skeleton into that Sigmarine’s banner icon thingy. Overcompensating much?

  • David Leimbach

    Squats…er.. I mean “normal sized marine” release.

  • tylran

    Rogal Dorn resurrected in a Dreadnought?

  • Graham Bartram

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Ad-Mech have recovered a neural recording of Ferrus Manus’s brain patterns from his head and have implanted it into an imperial knight of suitable cheesiness thus creating; Ferrus Manus, Imperial Knight Primarch. …. I’m not going to stop spamming this idea until GW actually make the damn model. 😛