After doing some discussion, and a little reorganizing of the hobby space, I think I know what I am going to drive forward with in regards to IG. Really there are two armies right now I want to play around with. First is mech, and second is mass infantry. I have played infantry heavy lists before, and always loved how they played. Bullgryns have proven themselves alot and will work wonderfully in a cheap infantry list. And armor is just plain fun.
above is what I am looking at going with, of course infantry will be inside those chimeras. Basic idea is to provide mobility for maelstrom games, and durability for normal games. Leman russ eradicators for burning units out of cover, along with wyverns. Weakness will be lack of AA, and strong anti tank, but Ill have a devil dog squadron in that regard and with all the S6/7 I should do fine.
I will be finalizing this list over the weekend and will be getting a game in with my buddy on monday, so will see how this runs.
The infantry list is just going to be massed human wave, with prob 60 conscripts and lots of supporting infantry to follow up objectives. Bullgryns will provide moving cover for units in the rear to mid field. Will prob be bringing a bit of flamers, as ignores cover weapons will be scarce other than orders.
Ad mech is my long term project. I have yet to really figure out how I want to construct the army and since I have almost nothing, its going to be a long time to start it from scratch, I know I want 4 duncrawlers minimum, so that alone isn't cheap, plus all the infantry and cult mech units. We'll see how it fleshes out but hopefully by the end of the summer a 1500 pt army will emerge.
Hope you all have a good weekend.