Porting a ridiculously over-themed army into a codex

Alas! I am stuck with a new dilemma. After a year of toiling at my Dark mechanicum army, I find myself without a legal force to commit to the table. The army was built almost exclusively for the Tempus Fugitives events and may well see more action in that capacity, but now I face other challenges in the world of 40k and need a legitimate bunch of models to play with!

The most obvious choice, likely inevitable, is to adapt the army to the Imperial Guard codex. This will allow the majority of my vehicles and infantry to be used. I fear the Myrmidons will rarely see any action as their closes match is a Defiler. The alternative codex would be Daemon Hunters as this book allows a mixture of Space marines, storm troopers and Inquisitors – easily representing my mix of models. This book doesn’t allow me to field the Storm Hawk though, sadly.

My motivation is again focused on a shot at best army nomination, so I have to prioritise getting in my favourite, or at least, best painted models. This includes the following:

  • Storm Hawk – could only be justified as a Valkyrie or Vendetta
  • Chimeras – fielded in either Codex as… Chimeras!
  • Leman Russ / Stug – both fielded as Leman Russes.
  • Magos / Kelbor Hal – Inquisitors would work well. Techpriest / psyker / commisar? to a lesser extent. Kelbor Hal is on a 40mm base, so Terminator Inquisitor is probably the only fit.
  • Misc tech adepts – Inquisitor retinue or command squad additionals.
  • Hypaspists – Storm Troopers or Veterans.
  • Servitors – I don’t like using them as normal servitors as it’s a low model-count unit. Perhaps penal legion or conscripts.
  • Land Raider – only available in Daemonhunters
  • Sentinels – as Sentinels!
  • Cogs / menials – Inquisitor retinue or command squad extras / conscripts. I originally thought ratlings, but they have no sniper rifles.
  • Termites – drop pods only?
  • Athena -Callidus Assassin

As you can see, the list is quite split.

Daemonhunters-only:

  • Land Raider
  • Termites
  • Kelbor Hal
  • Assassin

Imperial Guard-only:

  • Storm Raven
  • Multiple Leman Russes
  • Multiple Sentinels
  • Servitors

A hard choice to make - either book will involve omitting units!

Whitehorn

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