Regiments of Renown is a title that Games Workshop use for mercenary groups, not to put too fine a point on it. In the old days, these were unusual units - a bit like the Warcry warbands but larger. The rebirth of this is a little less exciting, but it could be awesome if you have a creative flair - a unit led by an experienced General that you can run alongside allies. These allies can be a friend's larger army, or maybe your army and you just want a small unit for fun. Unfortunately Games Workshop have not taken the opportunity to really show this and have just shown existing colour schemes in the box images - which is an opportunity lost and hopefully the Community will take on. This series of regiments are the very tempting Norgrimm's Rune Throng, The Coven of Thryx, Big Grikk's Kruleshots (imagine these guys with blue skin, or maybe a very light grey to make them look different), Hargax's Pit-beasts, Veremord's Shamblers, and Elthwin's Thorns (a great basis for an alternative colour scheme). Mercenary groups, or small elite groups give a great opportunity to do something different, and it's so great to see this idea back - well done GW!
Speaking of warbands, Warhammer Underworlds have a new deck available, in the form of the Gnarlwood – Beastbound Assault Rivals Deck. These can be used with any faction, so go wild!
In books this week we have Book three in the Tales of Mhurghast series Black-eyed Saint in paperback, the Warhammer Horror anthology The Resting Places, and something for the Kharadron Overlords fans, The Arkanaut's Oath in paperback.