I'm trying to come up with some ideas for 2 special vet squads. I would like them to be affordable in points but at the same time I would rather have cool models with a cool theme so they don't have to be the most point effective out there, just not too crazy. I'd like each unit to be equipped differently like maybe one would be anti armor and the other more like anti infantry? Both will have their very own valkyrie and get dropped into the middle of the battle and blow stuff up and hopefully live to tell the tale.
I'm planning to use valkyrie door gunners for the main bodies to represent carapace armor, since it seems to have more pieces than the usual cadian armor, and then I'll use cadian arms & heads, mostly from the command squad box and leftovers from regular guardsman arms. I would have liked to use gunnery sgt harker in one unit, but he can't be in a unit with carapace armor. So I was thinking what if I did 1 unit with carapace armor, 3 meltaguns and a demo charge as the tankbusters, and the 2nd unit carapace with 3 flamers and a heavy flamer as the hordebusters? or 3 grenade launchers instead of flamers?
And then what about their valkyries? I'm going to equip each one with rocket pods and a multi laser, or should I give the tankbusters a vendetta to kind of match their theme?
And what about names? I gotta come up with cool names for each unit.. like "Rico's Roughnecks" from starship troopers
And then, what kind of nose art and stuff like that would they want painted on their valkyrie? would they write little messages like "payback" on the rocket pods, or would writing be more like on a bomb being dropped?
Just looking for some ideas