GW: Rumor Engine “Outta Time”

Tick-Tock – time is running out and Death is knocking in this latest Rumor Engine from Games Workshop.

The latest Rumor Engine is here and it could mean a lot of things – but at least we know it’s got something to do with Time and Death.

via Warhammer Community

“We’ve travelled to the depths of the Games Workshop dungeons to parley for the mysterious secrets of the Design Studio (just kidding – the actual Design Studio dungeon is in a tower so they can’t tunnel away). We’ve brought back another instalment of the Rumour Engine – can you guess what it is?”

Mortis is Latin for Death – so that’s pretty obvious. And the Hourglass is a blatant symbol for time. It’s also used in a few other places in the GW Range:

The Lord-Castellant, for example, has an hourglass as a part of his kit.

Epidemius ALSO has an hourglass as well. So it’s not just the “good guys” that use this as a symbol.

And we certainly can’t leave out our new Knight of Shrouds buddy, can we?! He wears his time piece around his neck, Flavor Flav style!

But let’s back up, what about the word “Mortis” there are a few things in the range that have to do with that.


The Mortis Engine is kind of a gimme. But this is a new model – so could this bit be related to the Death Faction? It’s quite possible.

But there is another option that also fits from the GrimDark: The Mortis Dreadnought!

How fitting would it be to get a new Dreadnought kit with a double option? Yes, we do have the Forge World option. But look at the bit – it’s got some texture to it and it’s also got some type of metal band on the top right corner – it kind of reminds me of the Venerable Dreadnought.

It’s even got rivets…Just pointing that out.


So what do you think Internet Detectives? What uses the Hourglass and Mortis Motif? What do you think this model will be?

  • Kabal1te

    Could be a anything just about. I am however strongly suspecting a new wave of sigmarines is around the corner and since they now have a dude that makes siege engines better but no siege engines to call their own, that’s where my money is going.

    • orionburn III

      Thing is…are there any Stormcast models out there that have “normal” words written on the models? Everything I’ve ever seen has been glyphs/runes of some sort on virtually everything.

      • Kabal1te

        I will grant you this is true. The use of high gothic says this is something 40k imperium for sure, because the imperium needs more stuff.

        • LankTank

          Definately 40k.
          Wasn’t there a clock a while back that someone linked to Necromunda?

  • Steve L Duelist

    WE have come. We are death!!

  • trygon

    Knights of Morr?

  • Kefka

    yeah thats no doubt AoS. the scrollwork, hour-glass etc. just screams Empire (so human) and linked to Amethyst Wizards/Wind of Shyish or the god Morr. Also looks like it is a shield from the shape of the piece.

    • LankTank

      But they don’t use latin on their models do they?
      That is 40k through and through

  • SWISSchris

    Primaris Star Phantoms!

    • Kefka

      Nah, their hourglass has skulls. Would be swell tho

  • eMtoN

    Clearly it’s an indicator of how long people need to wait for plastic sisters.

  • Shadowstrife

    This might be a new scenery/terrain piece. GW have really upped their game with terrain features this past few years.

    • ZeeLobby

      Could be… seems odd with the rivets and sharp edge though. Really feels like an armor decoration.

  • MrBaDZaG

    Legio Mortis “shoulder shield” (don’t know the name of that stuff) certainely for Adeptus Titanicus

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      I was thinking the same.

  • Apocryphus

    Call me crazy, but this looks like traditional WHF Empire design. Maybe a boost for that range similar to DoK?

    • Marcus Clark

      Be good to see new state troopers even if their Knights of Morr

  • Davis Centis

    Ordos Chronos confirmed! 😛

  • Greg Holden

    Hoping it is part of a new plastic Penitent Engine, for you know…

  • Jose Luis Camarasa

    Only the 40k imperium have latin characters/words in them, that alone discards a lot of options. I’m sorry for death.

  • Chris

    It’s a space marine.

  • piglette

    New Skaven abhuman race for 40k

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    Legio Mortis plastic warhound!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Nocturus

    That upper right design they point out looks like a shield curvature to me.

    • Kabal1te

      I had that thought myself, may be one of the shields on the shoulder of a new knight. Could also be an armor plate. Unlike most of the rumor engines this doesn’t look like a painted bit that has been desaturated to black and white, so it may be a piece of something bigger.

  • Marcus Clark

    That’s easily a shield, the top right hand corner. Too clean to be chaos and not pitted/ rusted/ old to be undead. So finally some human related troopers with wide shields, eg guardians of the crypts etc etc, rather than more sigmarines which would be stupid at this point as they have way to many units as is.

  • Ashley Bownds

    Looks like that hour glass comes from Mordheim. Possibly a witch hunter.

  • These rumour engines are always pretty pointless aren’t they.