Total War: Warhammer is getting 30 ‘Regiments of Renown’ to celebrate developers Creative Assembly’s 30th birthday, and they’ll be entirely free.
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Regiments of Renown are a Warhammer-esque spin on a concept that’s been common in previous Total War games: unique, elite versions of existing units with a neat twist and a hard recruitment limit, often differentiated by a reskin. It’s like the difference between Coldstream Guards and unnamed Guards or Line Infantry from Empire: Total War.
With the arrival of our ‘Old Friend’ Krell last month, the Regiments of Renown are the final injection of over a year’s worth of free DLC for Total War: Warhammer (unless CA announce more).
The new units will reinforce five races: Bretonnia, the Beastmen, Chaos, the Wood Elves, and the forthcoming Norscans. They’ll go live on August 10 – the same date as the Norsca DLC. Here’s the full list:
- The Eye of Morrsleib (Cygor with an immobilisation hex)
- Destroyers of the Drakwald (Ungor spearmen with extra melee defence)
- Black-Horn’s Ravagers (Gors with stalk, vanguard, and extra armour)
- Sons of Ghorros (Centigors with a physical defence bubble buff)
- Khorok’s Manrippers (Anti-large Bestigors with bonus defence)
- Butchers of Kalkengard (Minotaurs with terror and regen)
- Wardens of Montfort (Mounted Yeomen archers with poison)
- Holy Wardens of La Maisontaal (Battle Pilgrims with fire and magic attacks)
- Beastslayers of Bastonne (Foot Squires with halberds)
- Defenders of the Fleur-de-Lis (Knights Errant with frenzy)
- Knights of the Lionhearted (Knights of the Realm with fear and magic attacks)
- The Companions of Quenelles (Questing Knights with the Lady’s Blessing)
- Wyrd Spawn (Chaos Spawn with anti-armour melee attacks)
- The Daemonspew (Forsaken with poison)
- Summoners of Rage (Dragon Ogres with a chain lightning bound spell)
- The Mirror Guard (Sigvald’s personal Chaos Warriors – faster and stronger)
- The Soul of Damnation (Hellcannon with faster reload when damaged)
- Swords of Chaos (Archaon’s personal knights – special charge ability)
- Beasts of Tashnar (Norscan hounds with frenzy and anti-large)
- Icehorn Marauders (Marauders, immune to both psychology and vigour)
- Soulcrusher (War Mammoth with enrage and strider)
- Brutes of the Hound (Marauder Berserkers with fear and unbreakable)
- Maws of Savagery (armoured Skin Wolves with vanguard)
- Mist Stalkers (Fimir warriors with stalk, vanguard, and terror)
- Firebark Elders (Treekin with fire attacks and fire resistance bubble buff)
- Wild Hunters of Kurnous (Wild Riders with physical resistance bubble)
- Wardens of Cythral (Wildwood Rangers with vanguard and stalk)
- Loec’s Tricksters (Wardancers with bubble that confers stalk and extra speed)
- Winterheart Guards (Eternal Guard with unbreakable, more charge defence)
- Hawk-eyes of Drakira (Waywatchers with smoke bombs)
You’ll need a Total War Access account to claim the new units, but they’re free to register. You can learn more on the Total War blog, or tune in to the Total War Twitch channel in an hour (15:00 BST, 07:00 Pacific) to see the regiments unveiled in video form.
Happy 30th birthday to CA, one of the UK’s largest developers. In an update, they say they’re working on eight major projects, four of which are unannounced.