40K: No Leman Russ Isn’t A Daemon Primarch

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Today on BoLS–a look at the life cycle of a rumor.

Howdy folks, today, we’ve got a look at the life of a rumor. Watch as Leman Russ, or as I like to call him, Lemon Russell is transformed from Primary of the Space Wolves into a fell Daemon of Chaos and back again over the course of a couple of days.

But that’s the life cycle of a rumor: idea, to shared-around piece of news, always with a grain of salt, until the wave-form collapses and it’s either true or it isn’t. The cycle can take longer or shorter, depending on the strength of the rumor. You might remember the supposed leaked images of Lion El’Johnson’s new mini that made the rounds earlier. They turned out to be something else entirely.

via Faeit 212

So too with the rumors of Lemon Russell becoming one of Khorne’s new friends. This one had some bite to it, after all Khorne is, like Hansel, so hot right now. And Khorne’s friends are always so…outgoing. And this rumor had a datasheet, supposedly leaked, accompanying it.

And alongside that, some rumors of corrupted wulfen, fighting daemon legions for so long they got tainted by Chaos:

The Dark Wolves and Leman Russ are a new faction of corrupted Khornate Wulfen. This is taken from that codex.
Other units include corrupted Wulfen Contemptor, Wulfen as infantry units, smaller wolf beasts which are scouts and much larger, mutated Wulf en which are similar in size to obliterators. They’re like their terminators in the elite slot in units of 3 but without armour and bearing massive claws.
The backstory with Khorne is based on them fighting Khornate legions I’m the eye for so long and they eat them and get corrupted by the blood which has been hexed to poison them. Russ has to make a deal with Khorne to fight for them or they die. If they go too long without combat they lose wounds and this is reflected in gameplay, if they go a turn without combat they start to turn on each other and this replaces their morale mechanic. (a bit like Orks). However, if they kill one of their unit the rest of the unit get a buff.

But, this mighty daemon primarch was slain with a few short words:

Oh, lol, it’s not. I made all of that up. Hahaha

And just like that, Chaos has lost a Champion. I’m still holding out hope that Mr. Russell adds his lemony flavor to the game–it would be kinda cool to see that this is in fact “the Wolf Time.” But only time, and possibly leaked images, can tell.

Primarchs, Primarchs, who’s gotta Primarch?

  • chris harrison

    Dangit! I was looking forward to an army of crazed slobbering werewolves.

  • Anna Suviriva

    HELL YEAH!!! MY FAKE DATASHEET OF RUSS ON BOLS!!! I AM FICKING GENIUS!!!

    proof http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89cc8729338842c0d85edb04c94c95229808e0d2daacc338b9d927c8b18984b0.jpg

    • denzark

      How is that proof? If you can fake a datasheet you can fake a screenshot. My life… its like those people who confess to murders to get on TV…

      • euansmith

        Fake news!

        • Spacefrisian

          Its only fake news if you said something a minute ago and claim you never said that.

      • Arthfael

        Actually this is evidence. The picture does show

        • Anna Suviriva
          • Arthfael

            I did not mean specifically a jpeg but a raster, as opposed to an editable vector image, sorry 🙂

        • denzark

          Don’t be ridiculous. It’s not anything that would qualify as evidence to any creditable law enforcement agency or law system in the world. It is a jpeg image on BoLS that purports to be an editable version, and nothing more. Evidence pshaw.

        • Walter Vining

          i can take this same image an make it editable on my computer. I did it.

    • Boondox

      There must be a double meaning covered in sarcasm in that statement that I can’t quite grasp…

      • Anna Suviriva

        Thera are no double meaning.

        • Skript

          but it looks great! good work!

          • Anna Suviriva

            Oh, thank you

  • Dooms Day

    I still think the ACTUAL leman russ we will get will be a Daemon primarch but still loyalist. You cant spend all that time in the warp and not be affected as proven by the wulfen

    • Lion El’ Jonson

      I’m not going to point out the obvious….

      • Dennis J. Pechavar

        Maybe he is hanging out with Draigo?

        • Lion El’ Jonson

          I’d like to think Russ is doing all the work, and Draigo is just taking the credit.

          • Dennis J. Pechavar

            As long as Matt Ward is around that will never happen 😛

        • odeepie

          Ivan draigo from rocky 4?

          • Dennis J. Pechavar

            If only.

      • Dooms Day

        The space wolves already worship daemons so its not impossible.

    • euansmith

      We’ll, as the Emperor’s spirit grows to godhood in the Warp, he is sure to start manifesting greater and greater daemons; first were the Legion of the Damned and the Living Saints, next up might be great daemons, like a daemon Russ. You know what they say, “If the Universe gives you Leman, make Lemanade!” 😉

      • Fraser1191

        Or Sangunius or ferrus lol

    • Spacefrisian

      I think he will be like Odin from the Thor movie.

    • Reven

      The Emperor’s Saint Leman Russ

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      I’m actually rather put out about the Wulfen. The ditched the whole 13th company otherwise, as far as I know, which was a characterful addition to the Rout. Wulfen by themselves… just not all that exciting. I especially didn’t like the fact that there were ready made weapons waiting for them.

  • DevonMeep

    Nooo! I was promised Khorne werewolves!!! Gimme!

  • Sir Postalot

    This rumor was already dead before that unrelated 2 step troll post. Just look at the time stamps of the comments in that thread.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    All this goes to prove is that the internet, well many people on the internet, are insanely gullible!

  • eldannardo

    well duh

  • Marco Marantz

    Space Wolves are mutants and should all be put down. Where is the Black Templars, Death Watch and Inquisition when you need them.

  • Son_of_Corax_XIX

    Leman Russ for 40k is finished in CAD

  • Timotheus

    Someone makes up random fluff BS and people believing it right away….says a lot about the current storywriting department at GW.

  • palaeomerus

    I think it would be cool if Russ was trapped but escaped the trap by “dying” but now he’s a warp-wolf-daemon being that fights for the Emperor pretty much hunting daemon princes through the warp and murdering them, and he gives Magnus one hell of a shock the next time they meet.

  • ieyke

    Wait, there were actual people who beleived this nonsense?

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Yep, or some people who just think it cool and want it anyway, entitlement surges and all that. Back in the day though there was a white dwarf article that had a small blurb if the forces got reversed or corrupted. Had what we know now as loyalists swapped for current traitors. So basically wolves were khorne zerkers, cant recall the what the other three were. The GW in Shorewood actually ran a campaign with that in mind.

    • Walter Vining

      there were at least 4 posts of this to the space wolves facebook page. three I deleted.