Sword + Board... Who's good with them?
So I really want a new conversion project. I tend to have a habit of taking 40k models and making them seem almost fantasy'ish... I love the fact that the Gothic Sci-Fi nature of 40k allows for power swords, Sorcerers with bolters, etc etc.
I would like to build an army that capitalizes on this; 'knights' in powered armor, etc etc. Grey Knights, of course, seems like a good choice (I have an assault list in the forums right now), but I would like to really center around an HQ or squad of impressive looking models, and one of the things I'd love to do is a 'knight' in full armor, with a sword and shield.
However, only Loyalist Marines get Storm Shields. Oh, and Draigo.
With the new codex, a Chapter Master or a Captain can both run with SS/Relic Blade... is that worth it for a character to take? A Terminator can't do it unless you use the Relic Shield, replacing a storm bolter on the standard kit, and I don't think a Relic Blade can exist at all at that point...
Any suggestions for a decent kit for being able to make an interesting character like this would be appreciated. I could go with Draigo + 5 Paladins in a Stormraven, and make that an allied detachment worth nearly half the army, or just maybe a Salamander Chapter Master (MW Relic Blade? Yes please) with an Honor Guard?