What an awful release. I'm glad I'm not a Cawdor player where instead of getting you know, actual Cawdor for my House's expansion like every other gang, I get a half hearted attempt at Redemptionists instead. They fit, but not well into the gang's aesthetic - while they work with the religious side they look really odd next to Cawdor's recycled weaponry and tattered clothing. They don't add anything new - Cawdor already spam the out of fire and templates with their cheap access to blunderbuss + purgation shot, incendiary charges, multiple fire causing Tactics Cards and just good old fashioned flamers. And most importantly, this has put a serious damper on any chance of a significant release for Cawdor. There will probably never be any more Cawdor beyond the base Gang box and the odd Forgeworld model, which is a real shame because there's plenty of design space there to be explored.
I'm also sad that Redemptionists aren't getting the full gang treatment either. I didn't mind for Slave Ogryns, after all they're basically a gang that developed out of the kit for a single Brute. But to take one of the classic gangs and reduce them to a 6 man set tacked onto Cawdor is doing them a dirty. Like Cawdor, this makes it unlikely that we'll see any kind of expansion for them in the future and whatever comes in this kit (which hopefully is more options than shown, but I'm not holding my breath based on what was shown for the previous House Gang expansions and what was in the boxs) might well be it for Redemptionists. I think the most we can hope for is a named Hired Gun if we're lucky.