GW: Rumor Engine – Flowers For Orkgernon

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Every rose has its thorns, and every rumor engine has its mystery to unlock.

And every cowboy sings a sad, sad song. But that’s neither here nor there. What is both here AND there though, is this week’s rumor engine. This time there’s not much doubt as to what the thing in the picture is–but what it goes with/on/in/adjacent to/hand-in-hand down a country road into the sunset of life is anyone’s guess. Well, yours specifically. Hey let’s take a look!

So yeah, obviously that is some kind of flowering bud on a thorned vine. Which obviously means that GW is releasing a new miniature inspired by Monet, or perhaps Maria van Oosterwick, or if you really want to get a little more progressive (and who doesn’t?) then it’s like an Emil Nolde or a Georgia O’Keefe. I for one welcome this artistic new direction that GW is heading in.

Of course not everyone in the BoLS office is as insightful as I am, some people lack vision and insist that it’s some kind of wood aelf or sylvan creature kind of a thing. Which I suppose could make sense. It’s boring and overdone–oh look at me I’m a tree creature or woodland spirit and I’ve got thorns and vines–but imagine how your opponent would quake with fear as you brought to bear both your Orkgia O’Keefe (or let’s be real, it’d probably be like Georgiannia of Keifus Prime and she’d be a named captain in the Vostroyan 9th) model and your Art History degree!

Frankly if I encountered such a powerful force I’d surrender immediately. The only other option I could even remotely concede as possible is that the upcoming war between Sigmar and Nagash in the Age of Sigmar is going to be an allegory for the Wars of the Roses, with Sigmar cast as Henry VI (after all he’s lost territory that was hard won, ceded to Nagash aka France–think about it, it makes sense), which means that obviously there will be a succession of kings and intrigues and civil war kind of stuff until whatever the Age of Sigmar equivalent of Henry Tudor ends up being. Probably Dark Elves.

I think we’ve got this one in the bag, but if you’ve got your own theory for what this could mean, we’d love to hear it in the comments!

  • eMtoN

    Looks like a new tree based terrain thingy.

  • SilentPony

    Its a good-luck daisy chain for the pilots of the PLASTIC THUNDERHAWK CONFIRMED!

    • You never get tired of that, eh?

      • SilentPony

        I feel like its my civic duty to remind people not to get too hyped, remember all the rumors of t-hawks, Bat Sisters, and whatnot that never came to anything.

        • BrianDavion

          .. speaking of battle sisters aisn’t the symbol of one of the sisters orders a rose?

    • Iconoc1ast

      damn it!!!

  • J Mad

    I have it colorized but bols wont let me post it anymore….

    • euansmith

      The photo button is back up at the moment. I think the BoLS switch it off if some knob starts spamming inappropriate images on the site.

      • J Mad

        ah ok.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Obvious guess is that will part of some scenery set.

    A little bit of me wonders if it could be part of a Sisters of Battle kits, since Roses are part of their thing.

    • Maitre Lord Ironfist

      there is the order of the “Bloody Rose”

  • Now that would be an awesome theme for a Biel-Tan Young King. Too bad that ain’t gonna happen.

    • Paul

      I have to say, GW not updating the Characters and Aspects Warriors for CWE has always been a hard decision for me to get my head around.

      Surely those models ( Young King included ) would sell like hot cakes. It’s not like CWE didn’t continue to get new models a few years back when GW were very limited in terms of giving model support to a lot of the xenos and Chaos factions.

  • Chris Hateley

    It’s a space marine.

    • Inco Gnito

      Oh gawd… it’s always a space marine… isn’t it???

      • Chris Hateley

        Yes. Yes it is.

      • AEZ

        There is always a 50-50 chance it is.. I think male space marines replace the sistershood.

        • Chris Hateley

          Space Marines are replacing everything. Tau, eldar, dark eldar, harlequins, genestealers, sisters of battle, necrons, knights, tyranids, orks, ad mech, imperial guard and daemons are all getting the squat treatment over the next few years, so that GW can just channel all their resources into space marines.

          Trust me, I have a guy on the inside. It’s the only way they can get that 60-70% sales margin up to 100%.

  • Shelltoon

    Sisters of the Thorn getting their own range for AoS.

  • D. B.

    Seeing as roses are a symbol of Death (black rose of Morr? Remember, anyone?), it might be an AoS Death release?

  • AEZ

    Sylvaenth terrain.. would be awesome.. but new sylvaneth units (I mean sylvaneth sold well didnt’it? ) would be nice too.

  • pokemastercube .

    the whip for the sister of battle that carried them. plastic sisters confermed, now re-set that clock

  • Haxor
    • euansmith

      That is such a great little kit. Very cleverly designed to give a whole pile of conversion options.