I've got a dozen figs in the mail (9 Thalaxii, 2 Castellax, and a magos) to kickstart a legio cybernetica force, but I'm looking for a little clarification; if anyone's in the know.
I'm aware that HH/30k is "compatible" with 40k, but how lax is GW with cross allies? I'm hoping to field the robots alongside my dark angels (40k), which will be cool with my group (I'm sure) but is it codex-legal? If not, the next goal is to run them as a solo army, but play vs 40k armies exclusively (noone arond here plays HH...yet). In either of these situations, am I breaking the rules, or worse (because of lax gaming partners) am I playing unfairly? I'm sure there are checks and balances built into the lists, and I don't want to override them with ATSKNF SMurfs.
On the next scale up, if all goes well, what matrix would the Mechanicus fall under for allies in 40k? Surely SM/IG/Inquisition, but CSM? Ork Lootas? Daemons? (we're talking allies of desperation here); or again, just loyalist SM (like HH)?
Third, (and not to pound allies to death) there isn't anything against mechanicus allying with itself (eg: reductor/Cybernetica for armor)? In the event all of the above=fail, I guess I'm keeping the detachment small and for apoc
I'm not going to get into lists too hard until the figs get here, but I was wondering: how tough are the castellax autonomons? at 1500-2k, how long do single man sniper units last (or do you "just buy pairs")?