The original Regiments of Renown rules have been updated for the Warhammer 8th Edition Fantasy Battle ruleset.This expansion is completely unofficial and is not endorsed by Games Workshop!
If you recognize a lot of the listed unit names below and they bring back fond memories and a reminiscent tear to the eye then you're probably as old and grey as I am. Mathias has been hard at work again and has brought us a Warhamer Expansion updated for the 8th edition rulebook. Rules for most of the very original sets (from the 1980's !) are included plus some of the slightly newer units.
I still think these are some of the finest miniatures that Citadel / Games Workshop have produced (although that could be rose tinted specs at work !) The Knight of Origo and Nick Lund's Eeza Ugezod's Mother Crushers are simply awesome (see the slideshow)
- The Knights Of Origo
- Harboth and The Black Mountain Boys
- Mad Mullah Aklan'd's Death Commandos
- The Bowmen Of Wood Elf Prince Oreon
- Elwing's Elven Guard Cavalry
- Karnac's Lizardmen Raiders
- Flying Gargoyles Of Barda
- Notlob's Orcish Bolt-Throwing Engines
- The Mighty Throg And His Hobgoblin Despoilers Of The Dark Lands
- The Disciples Of The Red Redemption
- Avenging Knights Of The Cleansing Flame
- Eeza Ugezod's Mother Crushers
- The Nightmare Legion – Mordini's Doomed Legion
- Skarloc's Wood Elf Archers
- Prince Ulther’s Imperial Dwarfs – The Dragon Company
Warhammer Expansion Summary
The Book is 27 pages long and can be read online or downloaded for FREE from either Issuu or Sribd (it's about 6.5Meg).
The units have loads of character, remember these guys are the original mercenaries for hire, they've been lobbing off head and limbs for longer than some of the other races have even been around and they're still here to tell their tales !
You've got to love some of the fluff like the graffiti Notlob's crew write on the side of their bolts "'Notlob does it from 300 feet' and 'Chew on this Stuntie'", the Battle Cries and weaponry such as "Pulp the Stunties", "Mark your target well and eat it". and the "Dwarf Tickler" cleaver - I like anything anti-Dwarf - you may have noticed ;-)
It's also nice the way some of the unit's histories are connected, such as Golfgag's betrayal of Bodgan's battle chariots and Notlob's misunderstanding with Harboth. There are a few entertaining short stories dotted about the expansion and the presentation is, as always, top notch throughout.
There's a handy summary matrix in the For Hire section at the back showing you who can fight in which armies and which allocation they should be drawn from (ie. Core, Special or Rare)
BTW, please join the Battle Reporter forum and feedback any comments or suggestions on any of the army books (we have individual forums for each one, click below for the index page).
Many thanks to Mathias and co. for bringing us this brilliant update.