I've played my SW for a couple of games now. Mostly against my friends AL, but also against Slamanders and Blackshields, and I have to say that I am pretty dissapointed. I guess I had pretty high expectations on how they were gonna perfrom, and they were just not met. I've tried running spartan and land raiders filled with angry axe dudes, I've run the full foot-slogging force using the +1 run and run+charge of the Grey Slayers, and I've played around with including terminators, as well as Russ or my Shadowsword. But somehow I just feel like the SW are mostly generic marines with some special wepons on the HQs and not much else.
Sure, the Grey Slayers can take a bunch of weapons and cool stuff, but they still dont work that well in rhinos and die before coming into CC if they run across the table. The Varagyr are just expensive, and the Deathsworn are nice, but almost always overkill I feel (unless you go up against another super-squad).
I don't want to sound like a total downer here, however. The legion rules are pretty nice, and give a lot of bonuses. The +1 WS and counter-attack are just ace, and +1 run negates the -1charge for Grey Slayers so that's nice. And as I usually play with the Bloodied Claws RoW, the +1S when charging makes them pretty nasty. But all of this just makes them another boring assault army, in my mind. Perhaps I've just grown tired of that way of playing, I don't know. They are not that different from my WBs with Gal Vorbak and Tac's with chaplain etc. And playing them hanging back shooting seems like a waste of rules.
I usually play 2500-3000p games, +/- 500p. What do you guys think is the "correct" way to play SW? And what do you think is the most fun way to play them? Is there something I'm missing?