Hey, still legal. I have never been one to run viable lists, just fun ones - and a Deathwatch list with attached Inquisitor, representatives of each First Founding Chapter plus a Blood Raven and a named Chaplain is definitely fun. 500 points of Ordo Xenos to be attached to any other Imperium army I feel like.
That's the best way to look at it.
This set gets allot of hate, reason is it's a poor build to try and make a army out of, it's not multi pose, the load outs are sub optimal and some have options that are either way over costed or wrote off as decorative for wysiwyg.
Lore wise they are also divergent with things like bloodclaws (SW initiates being sent to a elite only chapter for veterans) and wearing old pattern armour covered in chapter iconography when they are meant to be wearing mk8 errant armour (think like grey knights pattern power armour) with only a single shoulder pad to their armour from the parent chapter.
All that aside, they are great looking models and if you just want to try and inject some character into faceless army like ad mech or guard they work great for giving the game a greater sense of immersion and are also a great source for conversion parts, our named captain is not honestly good... He's interesting and can be cool but not good but his body makes a great base for any character build.
So I say, if your willing to make the effort and your wanting to forge a narrative more than make the most optimal build, then go for it, it's a good price for what you get.
Edited by Duke Danse Macabre, 28 November 2019 - 02:53 AM.
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