I'm looking at starting a 30k army, and after an oddly recent fascination with thunder warriors I'd love to have a loosely based army built around maybe some thunder warriors on ice (as opposed to disney on ice) that have been arc'd up, or something similar to the limping along outcast dead sort of set up.
But to have them looking, big, scary and rare, I feel they need to be surround by a rabble of human/xenos/scum.
So obviously a good starting point for the S5/T5 is our good Blackshiedl Chimerae friends, which can't have an allied detachment (but from what I can see, can BE an allied detachment) but thats not why I'm here, I'm trying to use Legiones Astartes (Black Shields) in a Dark Compliance List.
So my main questions are, in regards to the rules..well in a nut shell can it be done, if not, then why?
As far as I can see, as long as a Legion Astartes (x) can be a traitor, which Blackshields nominally can be, Can be lead by a Praetor/Centuiron/Consul (which blackshields can be for the last two) then you are set from that angle.
No from the Black Shield Perspective, the main thing I'm trying to rock is the S5/T5 Chimerae Wrought by War.. now to get the Wrought by War, you need to be in a 'Black Shields Detachment'... what does that mean exactly or what is required for that to work, as if it doens't, the whole thing will sadly be for nought :'(.
Bonus round.. if all of the above works, obviously I can't use Marauder squads, but the Reaver Lord does say "...which in the case of the Reaver Lord replaces the Legion Praetor normally available to the Space Marine Crusade army.".
Now does this allow :A. The Reaver Lord to be used in the Dark Compliance army as it 'replaces' the Legion Praetor in the Crusade list
B. Allow the Reaver Lord to be used as the Praetor as the warlord in a DC list?
None of this is meant to rules lawyer-e or trying to game the situation or what not.. i just want big, strong, tough slow bois with lots of little scrubs running around to show how big and tough they are .
Thanks in advance,