So, turning my attention back to the Imperial forces i was doodling around with some test models and somehow got to paint a Deathwatch Marine.
Im really drawn to the possibility of painting and modelling a whole bunch of different chapters and then tying them together into a single force using the Deathwatch theme.
But is it possible to make an entire army (say 1500-2000 points) out of Deathwatch and still make it feel both fluffy and competitive?
What do you guys think? My idea is to use Codex Space Marines as the base, some units in the codex should fit right up the Deathwatch alley (Sternguard, Librarians), some are perhaps doubtful but at least probable (bikes, jump packs, Land Raiders) and some choices feel really off in a Deathwatch army (Terminators, dreadnoughts, predators).
If i decide to try and be a bit more hardcore then the Deathwatch would probably not have access to all the stuff in CodexM. Therefore im thinking of using ally units from Codex: Daemonhunters or Codex: Witchhunters or even using "counts-as" models to represent various choices (IST:s for scouts and Techpriests for Techmarines are pretty obvious but ideas for more obscure stuff like Karamazov-style walkers for Dreadnoughts and Xeno(Tau/Eldar)-style Land speeders (Vypers or Piranhas) have crossed my mind.
Any thoughts, ideas and suggestions are more than welcomed!