So, since getting into Skitarii, I have really enjoyed the army. I want to branch out into Cult Mechanicus, too, but for now (since I have tons of SM models) I am looking at allying in some Blood Angels (or possibly regular marines) to help out my Skitarii. I'm not looking for a tournament list, but I do prefer winning to losing, and it seems like the game shop nearest me is mildly competitive.
The army has issues, of which I think Space Marines or some variant thereof are very well suited to correct all three primary issues, so I am not looking at imperial guard or inquisitors or grey knights. The three main issues the army has are a lack of transports, a lack of survivable cc units, and a lack of psykers. I don't want to put a ton of points into these allies, but I'm open to options.
So, my original idea was to bring a Baal Strike Force that consisted of a Librarian on a bike as hq so I could bring bikes as my troops (get them into cc fast so things aren't shooting at more important units) and then some Death Company with jump packs as my elite choice, and fill out FA with drop pods or rhinos. Maybe a land raider if I have points. But, then I realized BA can't bring bikes as troops, so I moved on (though if I switch to another chapter I might do this).
My second thought also turned out to not work with BA, which was cc-geared scouts in land speeders as troops. But BA don't seem to get LS storms, either. Whoops.
So, now I'm torn between picking a chapter I like the idea of and one that actually works with my Skitarii. I really like the idea of a dreadnought librarian (or just Mephiston himself, dude is a badass) and some Death Company covering my Skitarii's terrible weakness. I also really like having army wide +1 strength and initiative on charges. I could make do with something like:
Libnought (or Librarian with a jump pack to go with DC)
2 squads of scouts, infiltrate up to just harass/entangle/slow whoever needs it (that bs 3 tho)
Death Company (presumably 10 man with 2 power swords; I have no idea how people think DC should be equipped, but I don't think I want fists since the Skitarii can cover anything a fist can do, but cheaper).
Drop pods to put Skitarii where they belong.
Or I could just drop the psyker altogether (seems like a lone psyker is fine sometimes but just gets denied consistently if your opponent has any psykers) and bring a chaplain to join the DC. I don't really know what I'm doing with SM, so any thoughts are appreciated.
EDIT: Something else to consider here is that while this would be a supplement to my Skitarii for now, I would almost definitely end up expanding this into a force of its own when I am happy with my Skitarii.
Last edited by Tyriks; 04-17-16 at 12:38 AM.