Space-borne, Space Marines
The idea is to represent the planetary landing force. Although there would have to be some serious fluff amendments, I'm going to run a combined Carachardon//Lamenters force. ie a space marine // blood angels force with an eye to space combat, and close combat.
Land Speeder Storms
Jump pack troops
a Storm raven
The colours are interesting- Lamenters are somewhat knight-like, pennants, heraldry etc and a somewhat chivalrous history. And based on mustard yellow.
The carachardons are shark coloured, greys etc and have polynesian tattoo style markings
Minimum cost is not cheap- 3 drop pods with tacticals, scout squad, land speeder storm : 930pts without gear, on the blood angels side- jump pack assault squad and stormraven with hq is at least 400pts
Ork Space Pirates, Mob of Flash Gits
The orginal idea here was to make use of the large number of orks I have and also make use of minis used in dark heresy roleplay. I also have grown meme-fond of the Ork-Pirate in a tricorne...
Flash Gits: as many as feasible, one unit tricked out with Captain Badrukk and a pain boy
Nob and Mega Nob unit with warbosses making scoring units
some bombers - maybe one of each, emphasis on bombs not shooting
extra boys for more scoring and general body soak, emphasis on rokkits
Eldar Exodites, Space Elves on Dinosaurs
This is a grey knights "counts as" army. Why? you ask- because each model in the army is an individual and I need some scoring and the base sizes for the paladins are just big enough..
Draigo- (Prince on Carnosaur with shimmersheild)
Veteran Dreadnoughts (Warwalkers re-configured+beefed up as Eldar Knights from old epic)
Paladins (Dire avengers on Cold Ones)
Dreadknights (1 or more eldar lords on large dinosaur back)
Minimum flavour- 690pts
Iron Angels, Ultra Heavy Armoured Company Blood Angels
Long ago I had this crazy idea of a Landraider mounted company of marines. Now realistically the points in all those landraiders is rather wasted. But what if you went with that? And if the radius of librarian powers when they are transported are from the vehicle..then shield of sanguinus makes a force of up to 5 landraiders hard as nails..
BA Assault Squad, minus pump packs, plus Land raider x?
Minimum flavour- 730pts
Harlequins, lots of harlequins
One way of getting more than 30 harlequins (i have 63 models accumulated over the years) on the field would be to ally eldar and dark eldar
Minimum cost for the bare dark eldar and 30 harlequins is 890
Farseer, rangers (mimes) and 10 more harlequins is 440
Giger, Tyranid Hive Fleet
Being a Aliens fan and liking melee I'm looking at a tyranid army. I have a few of the models, very few converted however.
Tervigon- alien egg laying Queen
Genestealers with broodlord- alien warriors
Ripperswarms- face huggers and little aliens
Termagants- smaller aliens (from birthing queen and as a unit)
I'm also thinking Deathleaper and Parasite of Mortrex for the psychological warfare aspect I think a aliens giger army should have.
Blood for the Blood God
Once my central force, now mostly ignored. Under the new edition I'm tempted to give it another run. Tactically, the idea here is to have hard melee capable units as scoring and force board position using the other parts of the army. Allied Chaos Daemons with Chaos Space marines
Kharn- if you are going to declare for the Blood God, why not?
Melee only Dreadnought- maybe more than 1
Khorne beserkers in 8 man squads- more than 2 of these, half with power fists, half with a melta-bomb and power sword, a plasma pistol or 2 per unit, maybe personal icons on half the units
Bloodletters- Allied, probably only 1
Vindicators, one possessed (use Cannon of Khorne model)
I think that should do. 2 space marine armies, 2 eldar armies, tyranids, orks and chaos. Although I might buy some Tau, Necron and Greyknights as one offs (and give painted as Christmas presents). I have Sisters of Battle but the current Codex is.. yesh. I have assassins and arcoflaggellents, seraphim and sisters squads but no incentive to field them. I also have a 30 strong terminator strike force which would be fielded as Dark Angels but that seems to be flavor of the month, so.. no. I'd also like to add my deathwatch killteam/ sternguard to something. Maybe leave these guys as allies to be tacked onto armies.
It also strikes me that I should add some artwork and links to PDf army lists.