A FLGS owner game me a copy of the Renegade boxed set as a gift for painting a store army.
Very cool models and certainly something I like. But it's coming out of the blue, I hadn't taken the time to research Renegade Houses so I don't know where to start.
Looking through a few sources, it feels like GW hasn't developed their stories much. Except for House Divine, most Renegade Knight houses have a background that can be summed up by saying 'fought for Horus, escaped into the Eye of Terror, hasn't been seen since.' There's no imagery, no icons, no identity to work from.
Is there something I'm missing? Do people really focus on having a house for their Renegade Knights or are they just ignored?
Also, most Renegade Knight models I've seen are either clean, straight models that closely resemble Imperials, or heavy-duty conversions to walking Chaos shrines. It doesn't feel like there's a lot of middle ground.
Are there any factors that go into choosing a good color scheme for a Knight, especially one that often fights with a Chaos Space Marine chapter like Black Legion? My gut tells me paint if black, the same as everything else. But I don't know.