GW: Rumor Engine – Organically Raised

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There’s something fleshy about the latest Rumor Engine from GW. Take a look.

Every now and then, the Rumor Engine tosses out something crystal clear, even from the cropped view–like the barrel of a las pistol, or the unmistakable bulk of grenades. Today is…not one of those days.

Whatever this is, it’s certainly beefy. That there is a suppurating hole near a bunch of misshapen flesh suggests Nurgle, but those spines up at the top don’t really seem like his jam. This certainly does seem fleshy though–you can see it wrinkling at the right edges of the picture.

This could be a close up of an angry part of a squig/suiqggoth:

Or maybe it’s something Slaaneshi, part of some warped twisted Daemon? This could easily be some kind of Chaos Mutant. Maybe it’s related to the Malign Portents and is some strange kind of undead monster, but that seems not bony enough, and besides if it were Malign Portents there’d be three videos and a mysterious countdown clock featuring it.

Where’s a scryer when you need one?

Something about that arc to it makes me think it could be part of a head, particularly an avian one–everything could be gathered around a beak. So maybe a new warbeast or griffon-y kind of thing.

Well, I’ll leave the rest to you, Internet Detectives. What do you think? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it some kind of biological nightmare the likes of which will eat us all? You decide. Grab your deerstalker hats, your deductive reasoning, and three percent solution, the game is afoot.

Or for you American readers, the leggy dame of mystery just walked into your office and out of your heart. A face like that can only mean one thing. Trouble. Better to face it head on, that way, at least you have a chance of belong ready for whatever’s coming.

Got an idea what this is? Were we way off? Let us know in the comments.

  • Jose Luis Camarasa

    Is an octopus. Cthulhu Elves confirmed!

    • EnTyme

      How is this an octopus?

      • Jose Luis Camarasa
        • Jose Luis Camarasa

          Inside you will find:

          – The history of the Plague of Enslavers, from the first encounters during the end of the Heaven Wars and the extintion of the Old Ones to the more recent invasion and enslavery of the Imperium of Man.

          – A showcase of Citadel Miniatures, including colour schemes used by the most powerful of the Enslavers plagues, and expertly painted examples from the ´Eavy Metal team.

          – A comprehensive range of datasheets providing tabletop rules for every Enslaver unit.

          – Army-wide rules that allow you to take your collection of Enslaver Citadel Miniatures and transform them into a nightmarish host of otherwordly entities.

        • georgelabour

          That’s a neat piece of fan art.

          However it’s obviously not a codex cover since it lacks skulls. And a title.

          • Jose Luis Camarasa

            I was not going to loose that amount of time ofc

  • stinkoman

    Fiend of Slaanesh. calling it now

    • SilentPony

      I’d counter with hounds of khorne…

  • grenstauf

    Could it be part of the Man ‘o’ War revival i heard about awhile back, like an octopus type npc monster?

  • Commissar Molotov

    Looks Slaaneshi, like a Seeker.

    • Commissar Molotov

      Whoops, could be a bird head. New Lord of Change?

      • EmperorOfMankind

        They made one.

  • Brutus Motor

    Yay. More comically looking Nurgle stuff….

    • EmperorOfMankind

      Nurgle has always been kind of silly

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      That is literally Nurgle defined. He’s always been comical.

  • Advachiel

    Looks like a bird head

  • Doc Noble

    At the rate their going, it’s probably Marneus Calgar’s pet lizard-dog so that Ultramarines have an excuse to have another Codex. Just before release, they’ll have a mysterious poster like:

    “They’ve always been there.

    They’re blue.

    They’re coming.”

    Can’t wait.

    • euansmith

      “He’s big,
      He’s blue,
      He’ll punch you in to goo,
      Cal-gar, Cal-gar!

      “He’s Ultra,
      He’s Marine,
      He’ll punch you in the spleen,
      And he comes from Ultramar!”

  • EnTyme

    The dark spot looks like a nostril, and the wrinkle to the right and below could possibly be the edge of a snarling lip. The wavy area to the left of the spot looks like the way GW does fur or short feathers. My guess is we’re looking at the closeup to the snout on a Manitcore. Possibly the mount for a new hero model.

    • Kabal1te

      Seems the most likely.

  • Kritarion

    Bottom right looks like the corners of a Jaime Hyneman – like mustache.

    Its a very angry walrus.

  • Chris

    It’s a space marine.

    • Vicent Martín Bonet

      inside a space marine.

      • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

        inside a space marine.

        • Bakvrad


        • euansmith

          The new Primaris Infinite Regressors.

          • Erber

            Primaris regressors haha

  • Dkay

    I’m kind of hopeing it’s a new fleshound if khorne.

  • D. B.

    Exodite Drake Riders?

  • Hagwert

    Looks like some kind of ocean going creature….so I think it’s AOS , but which faction is anyone’s guess.

  • kobalt60

    It’s the eye on the new plastic thunderhawk

  • BaronSnakPak

    New Stardrake for Stormcast, with flappy bird wings.

  • Fraser1191

    First thing I thought while looking at this was genestealers or tyranids

    • Robert A Kleinhans

      I straight up thought it was a patriarch head.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Bit of a long shot, but A Grox! We had Kroot birds, we have had Grynx, now we get a Grox!

  • AEZ

    Its a bird thing

  • Patrick

    The Lion confirmed!

  • Shenordak

    Shadow aelves… It’s clearly the head of an octopus

  • Nonparity

    Mucolid spore on a separate kit!

  • Snord

    If that’s a plastic Squiggoth, I’ll eat my unfinished Stompa model.

    It looks bird-like to me. More Chaos. Yawn…(actually, I really like the new Great Unclean One).

    • Erber

      I honestly don’t think this is chaos related. Looks like some kind of alien creep.

  • Josh Felstead

    The newest Primaris grav-tank. Obviously.