Ok, first draft of my proposed IG/Orks counts-as extravaganza.
I would really like to have Straken and I really don't want to have to buy much more, preferring to convert/repurpose what I have.
Straken is all about getting in close, so I figure a mixed mech army with emphasis on dominating midfield would suit him.
Company Command-Straken, 2 bodyguards, Astropath, 3 meltas, Chimera
Vets-3 plasma, Chimera
2x PCS-4 meltas, Chimera
2x Infantry-GL, power weapon, melta bombs, Commissar w/ power weapon
4x Infantry-GL, power weapon, melta bombs
2x HWS-3 autocannons
Right off the bat, this screams to you, where is the range? Beyond the 2 HWS I have nothing that operates outside of 42" (Chimera multi-lasers moving, ha!), everything is right in the 24"-30" sweet spot. I've got 2 30 strong mobs of dudes running up alongside the 4 Chimeras, 2 Hellhounds and 2 Russes. They will set up at midfield and blast away, blunt, and generally be annoying. Straken gives all those Guardsmen FC and CA, in addition to being a beefy bamf in his own right, plus the usual set of orders.
What do y'all think? Ultimately I'd like to make a fairly competitive army out of this, but most of all I want it to be a good use for the Ork/IG stuff I have. Nothing is out of the question and I'm open to suggestions (for the list or conversions).
Thanks for reading.