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@xttz: Yeah, wouldn't be bad if GW has these kinds of artworks now, that they make a new Avatar model at least look close enough to them. Would be kind of awkward if they didn't.

 Dysartes wrote:
I wonder if the additional colour on the frame is meant to signify something?


I'm pretty sure it's going to be a progressive image that leads either to a blood drenched Avatar of Khaine tease or Chaos corruption if GW feels like teasing an Eldar versus Chaos thing that we had rumors of. Kind of like the Christmas teases or countdown or whatever it was for AoS goblins a few years back had a cozy shack that eventually had shrooms all around it and a Bad Moon in the sky with goblins coming in from the corners.

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Wouldn't it be hilarious if all 25 images were rangers.


It’s starting to look that way, which is a bit disappointed
   
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Man a lot of new art shows cool warlocks fighting around their farseer. But I’m pretty certain they won’t be doing new Warlock models. Which makes me very sad.
   
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 GaroRobe wrote:

It’s starting to look that way, which is a bit disappointed

Last year was basically 3 different kits, so it shouldn't be surprising.
   
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Lack of rune armour makes me doubt it. I'm even iffy on the Ranger, no backpack or sniping rifle... Corsair?
   
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 Knight wrote:


Lack of rune armour makes me doubt it. I'm even iffy on the Ranger, no backpack or sniping rifle... Corsair?

The tube running out of the back to their rifles is something that Rangers have and Guardians don't...so I'd go with this being a backshot of a Ranger.
   
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Either way get ready to not get any answers for like a year after the advent calendar ends.

One wonders why GW even does Rumour Engines if all the hype they make is long dead by the point they reveal the thing.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
 Knight wrote:


Lack of rune armour makes me doubt it. I'm even iffy on the Ranger, no backpack or sniping rifle... Corsair?

The tube running out of the back to their rifles is something that Rangers have and Guardians don't...so I'd go with this being a backshot of a Ranger.


After a quick check this looks almost exactly like the back of the current Illic model, except for much more plain and dull robe because plastic.
   
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More interesting is indeed the changing colours around the perimeter. Is it going to bleed, die, age, rot? Hard to tell.
Definitely another Ranger though, hope we see a change up soon.
   
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 Tiberius501 wrote:
Man a lot of new art shows cool warlocks fighting around their farseer. But I’m pretty certain they won’t be doing new Warlock models. Which makes me very sad.


But the newest foot warlock is barely 20 years old (ignore the fact it used the body of the rogue trader warlocks). We can hold out a bit longer for an update.
   
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The tube running out of the back to their rifles is something that Rangers have and Guardians don't...so I'd go with this being a backshot of a Ranger.

I went through my collection and the back is definitely belonging to the second edition era Rangers, however, those didn't have tubes or backpacks. The current ones do have them, it was a while, since I dusted my collection. Seems the newer one are going to carry the backpack below the camo cloaks.

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 Knight wrote:
The tube running out of the back to their rifles is something that Rangers have and Guardians don't...so I'd go with this being a backshot of a Ranger.

I went through my collection and the back is definitely belonging to the second edition era Rangers, however, those didn't have tubes or backpacks. The current ones do have them, it was a while, since I dusted my collection. Seems the newer one are going to carry the backpack below the camo cloaks.


I doubt they're bothering with all the packs and pouches. Illic didn't have one, Amallyn didn't have one, and I know quite a few players who never bothered attaching them to the current models.
   
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What if it's both, and it's for a new kind of Ranger Warlock? Like the Space Marines Phobos' Librarian.

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What if it's both, and it's for a new kind of Ranger Warlock? Like the Space Marines Phobos' Librarian.


That would be pretty cool, although is that a thing that could happen? Can warlocks walk the path of the outcast?

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Cosmic Schwung wrote:
 Tiberius501 wrote:
Man a lot of new art shows cool warlocks fighting around their farseer. But I’m pretty certain they won’t be doing new Warlock models. Which makes me very sad.


But the newest foot warlock is barely 20 years old (ignore the fact it used the body of the rogue trader warlocks). We can hold out a bit longer for an update.


That's how long I've been waiting for more World Eaters
   
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 Olthannon wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What if it's both, and it's for a new kind of Ranger Warlock? Like the Space Marines Phobos' Librarian.


That would be pretty cool, although is that a thing that could happen? Can warlocks walk the path of the outcast?


Warlock is a path unto itself, but it doesn’t necessarily make a “no” to your question.

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 Olthannon wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What if it's both, and it's for a new kind of Ranger Warlock? Like the Space Marines Phobos' Librarian.


That would be pretty cool, although is that a thing that could happen? Can warlocks walk the path of the outcast?


Rangers can come from any Path, can't they?

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In that case, would be pretty damn cool if that does happen.

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Bob Lorgar wrote:
Cosmic Schwung wrote:
 Tiberius501 wrote:
Man a lot of new art shows cool warlocks fighting around their farseer. But I’m pretty certain they won’t be doing new Warlock models. Which makes me very sad.


But the newest foot warlock is barely 20 years old (ignore the fact it used the body of the rogue trader warlocks). We can hold out a bit longer for an update.


That's how long I've been waiting for more World Eaters


I hear that, with the impending warp storm the rumour engine blurb speaks of and the image seemingly getting a spray of blood, maybe they're closer than we think?
   
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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What if it's both, and it's for a new kind of Ranger Warlock? Like the Space Marines Phobos' Librarian.


That would be pretty cool, although is that a thing that could happen? Can warlocks walk the path of the outcast?


Rangers can come from any Path, can't they?


No, they're specifically on the path of the outcast. It's possible to have prieviously been on the path of the seer, but they wouldn't be able to fully tap the abilities they had back then without being able to focus on the role or having the relevant gear.

Having said that, path of the outcast always came across to me as an eldar that doesn't want the rigidity of craftworld life and just wants to do whatever they damn well please, so it's possible some of them could experiment with their psychic potential. Whether they're willing to risk it without much in the way of safety barriers is another matter.
   
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While we're now contemplating the frame while we wait for anything other than Rangers, I was wondering if those two runes bear any significance. One of them stands for Dark Eldar so nothing new, but the other represents Exodites...
   
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nou wrote:
While we're now contemplating the frame while we wait for anything other than Rangers, I was wondering if those two runes bear any significance. One of them stands for Dark Eldar so nothing new, but the other represents Exodites...


I wish I could remember where it was, but there was a throwaway line somewhere recently about exodites are starting to be persuaded to leave their homeworlds to go fight. Like the bit about warp spiders yoinking some ornate armour, I can totally see this as potential foreshadowing of GW's intentions. The only reason I don't think they're likely to appear anytime soon is the total lack of rumours about them.
   
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Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What if it's both, and it's for a new kind of Ranger Warlock? Like the Space Marines Phobos' Librarian.


That would be pretty cool, although is that a thing that could happen? Can warlocks walk the path of the outcast?


Warlock is a path unto itself, but it doesn’t necessarily make a “no” to your question.


Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
 Olthannon wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
What if it's both, and it's for a new kind of Ranger Warlock? Like the Space Marines Phobos' Librarian.


That would be pretty cool, although is that a thing that could happen? Can warlocks walk the path of the outcast?


Rangers can come from any Path, can't they?


Warlocks are Eldar who have trodden the path of the warrior before taking up the path of the psyker; their connection to Khaine enables them to access the more destructive powers without destroying themselves in the process.

As for the path of the outcast; yeah anyone not trapped on another path (exarchs, farseers) can just quit and go on a gap year walkabout. If they happen to have some psychic training they could theoretically tap into that and sling spells but they probably don’t have a ghosthelm so they are probably at greater risk of Perils than even regular humans. Or they should be. I have no doubt that if they do exist, that will be conveniently forgotten.

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 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Either way get ready to not get any answers for like a year after the advent calendar ends.

One wonders why GW even does Rumour Engines if all the hype they make is long dead by the point they reveal the thing.


Agreed. Rumour engine is a great idea in theory, but it's terribly implemented. 99% of the time we get some ambiguous boring thing that can literally be anything

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Bob Lorgar wrote:


I hear that, with the impending warp storm the rumour engine blurb speaks of and the image seemingly getting a spray of blood, maybe they're closer than we think?


The Big Rumour Dump said that the World Eater codex would be for much later down the pipeline though ? I'd rather bet on the bespoke Eldar vs CSM Killteam/Battle box.

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 Knight wrote:
The tube running out of the back to their rifles is something that Rangers have and Guardians don't...so I'd go with this being a backshot of a Ranger.

I went through my collection and the back is definitely belonging to the second edition era Rangers, however, those didn't have tubes or backpacks. The current ones do have them, it was a while, since I dusted my collection. Seems the newer one are going to carry the backpack below the camo cloaks.


Illic Nightspear has this tube from his backpack. So this could be him in plastic, or Rangers will have that detail too.
   
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Checking out the regular rangers on the store page they all have the tube to the guns as well its just harder to see do to the back pack.

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 streetsamurai wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Either way get ready to not get any answers for like a year after the advent calendar ends.

One wonders why GW even does Rumour Engines if all the hype they make is long dead by the point they reveal the thing.


Agreed. Rumour engine is a great idea in theory, but it's terribly implemented. 99% of the time we get some ambiguous boring thing that can literally be anything


The main purpouse of the rumour engine is no more than build hype and expectation without being clear.

If an image makes you believe it's a new Chaos marine part but someone else see an Inquisitor part that may be coming *Soon* then 2 different person are hooked with expectation believing something may come soon.


About the Rangers tubes, that's a pretty common thing in most of Eldar range, it seems to represent the weapon linked to the suit aiming systems albeit most of the models represent it with just a hose attached to the elbow from the grip. (guardians catapults, Wraiths and Dire avengers even some pistols )

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 Lord Perversor wrote:
 streetsamurai wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Either way get ready to not get any answers for like a year after the advent calendar ends.

One wonders why GW even does Rumour Engines if all the hype they make is long dead by the point they reveal the thing.


Agreed. Rumour engine is a great idea in theory, but it's terribly implemented. 99% of the time we get some ambiguous boring thing that can literally be anything


The main purpouse of the rumour engine is no more than build hype and expectation without being clear.


Hard to build hype and expectations if by the time the thing is revealed everyone forgot about the rumour engine already, because it was a year and a half before the actual reveal.

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