With the crash of Corsairs from Forgeworld I'm thinking they'll be shifted to Kill Team at some future point. Thus I'm slowly adapting mt old units that will never again see the table to play other roles. This means I can find new ways to expand out existing units, such as below:
The two flamers were part of the original squad, and when the unit had templates they were an ideal way to make the unit a surprise impact squad that could spring out of a transport and lay waste to a massive infantry squad. In 8th I haven't been able to fire the flamers a single time either on the charge or when being charged. With the reduction in cost of the Fusion guns reduced along with the overall cost of the Storm Guardians it seems like a more tempting choice.
Fire Dragons still feel vastly too expensive, but this gives me an option to deep strike a massive unit and stretch it out enough so that the bulk of the unit can do something helpful like hold an objective, while these two models are stretched out to be close enough to add some potent firepower to a vulnerable target without wasting a ton of points. With the 1-2 punch of Discipline of the Black Guardians and Celestial Shield they can provide an unexpectedly devastating hit, and then be surprisingly tough to shift. If you somehow drop Protect on them at the same time a unit that is positioned well can become a nightmare to deal with, and one that your opponent never conceived could give them issues when overlooking your army at the start of the game.
All that said, I can switch out as I see fit, and I accomplished this by revamping an old unit to something I can make the most of now, the same way I scrapped two old bodyguard conversions to become Swooping Hawks again. In some ways it just feels incredibly exciting to find new uses out of classic models I hadn't been able to run in what feels like forever. It's bringing the fun back.