It's looking like the Cadian Defense Force
is probably where I'll start my AM army. The goal is to buy the minimum needed to mess around with and have fun. I will never have squadrons of 3 of anything (except maybe Vendettas/Valkyries, since I already have 2), and I probably won't buy most of the stuff in the codex. Not any time soon, at least.
It's got the minimum needed for an army:
HQ: Company Command Squad
2 Troops: Veteran Squads
Chimera to transport the CCS/drive-by Veterans.
Heavy weapons teams x3 to flavor veteran squads/CCS if I feel like it.
Leman Russ for a sweet-ass Heavy Support choice. I can't use him as an HQ unless I buy another Russ.
Add 2 Valkyries/Vendettas to the mix.
Things I'm planning to buy:
3 of these to use as Primaris Psykers:
3 of these to use as Ministorum Priests:
This pack of Commissars, the tank version to use as Pask/Tank Commander HQ:
And my main upcoming expense: 5 boxes of Tempestus Scions: 1 for the Tempestus Command Squad, and 4 squads of 5/2 squads of 10.
Definitely an Officer of the Fleet, in some form. Haven't decided which model to use yet, possibly the stock GW one.
An additional Chimera, a Taurox/Prime or 2 are also possibilities.
I'd also love to find a use for Bullgryns, but god damn if they aren't insanely expensive. Same with Scions, really. That's why this is a long-term army.
Now that we've had a chance to dick around with the codex, what units do you think will augment a CSM army?