Okay, I'm new here, and to be honest, I joined because of a question burning in my mind:
How would you distill 40k armies?
What I mean by distilling is stripping 40k armies to their bare cores. As time goes by, GW adds more and more units, and I don't expect this to stop. It's totally understandable, especially from business point of view.
If you were requested to choose six most base/iconic/defining units from an army, what would they be? Note that HQ and dedicated transports are excluded from the list. Your choices don't need to comply with the current rules, but they must form a whole army. Dedicated transports are assumed to be attached automatically to units (for example Tactical Squads will always have Rhino, and DE Warriors are always on Raiders).
Here's an example.
Unfortunately, I do not play the game often/long/intense enough to make up the distilled list for other armies. Note that some armies may lend to different types of listing. For example a CSM list may emphasize on the cult marines or the combat role.
Six is the number I ask, but you may add one as a bonus You may choose your own army to distill.