Greetings fellow khorne worshippers,
I am now proud owner of one of those Khorne Bloodbound armybooks (or "battletomes" as they are now called... number 228, if anyone wants to know) and from the outside it´s like most of the limited editions, fancy magnetic box, some nice artworks and of course the battletome itself. One can argue if the limited thingies are worth the price, but i have to admit i love them and i never got disappointed (ok, the dwarf-armybook isnt very handy due to its "3-page layout" but that is another story, i like it anyway).
The disappointment starts, when you see, that this army is a very unflexible one, cus it´s just a handful of similar close combat warriors and that´s it. You have no fast-moving marauder riders, no scouts, no flyers, nothing "shooty", which wouldnt be so bad, if you had something, that would give you the ability to summon khornate daemons... which is very sad.
Maybe i got too used to the Khorne Daemonkin codex and ok, maybe i dont know 100% how that new game works, but having absolutely NO daemons (except ridden juggers), no bloodthirster, not even a daemonprince, (mildly said) really sucks!
But ok, as far as i understood the new game mechanics, i can choose my units from anything that wears the tag "chaos" anyway, so i will probably go onto the daemon warscrolls (for muscleletters, hounds, gargoyles, khannons and BLOODTHIRSTERS) and onto the chaoswarrior or beastmen warscrolls for sorcerers or shammies (yes, i know, shame on me).
The reason for this is simple: You can summon your daemons onto the battlefield, which gives you a bit tactical flexibility and you can do this only if you have a wizard (preferably 2 or 3, just for the case one gets killed). Aside of that you can do other fancy things, like tickeling the dragonogres (from the chaoswarriors warscrolls) with lightningbolts to regenerate some wounds (and tarpit/kill strong enemy units) and lovely stuff like summoning monsters in case you use a beastmen shammy.
Conclusion: If we see the negative side, it´s just another khorne army that looks cool, has lotsa punch up close and personal but if played on its own, it probably wont work. Seeing it positive (do we have a choice?), i would say "hey, i can do what i want anyway" (as long as i do not include some stuff like elves or orcs) so i will get back my beloved "mixed" chaos army from the 90s, use chaoswarriors, daemons and beastmen (plus all what is included like dragonogres, ogres and chimeras) give them a nice khorne-flavour and start taking some skulls on the battlefield. That is all i ever wanted, so i am happy!
... to those, who only buy books if there´s something new in it, i would say "dont buy it", cus all the warscrolls can either be downloaded on the GW-homepage or (like the mighty lord of khorne with his hound) are included in this basic AoS box. The only "new" thing is these "organisations" (i guess in 40k its called formations).
Those who like books, stories and stuff (like me), go and get it!
Now i would be curious about your opinion regarding the Khorne Bloodbound?