It's been a bit since there was a blog, and in that time the Dark Eldar have appeared. Whilst flicking through the codex and looking at units, I noticed I was leaning heavily towards the Haemonculi, Wracks and Grotesques to create some sort of psycopathic "experiment gone wrong" army.
I then started looking back at some of the other armies I owned and there always seemed to be a single unit which was my "signature" unit, amongst the players at the club.
In my Ork army, the unit that typifies my list is the Burna Wagon - Big Mek with KFF and Power Klaw, 15 Burnas, Battlewagon.
This thing seriously hurts people and people dread it getting within burny range of their units. All time maximum number of flamer hits was about 110 on a big unit of Gaunts. If these guys drive by you and get lots of hits, that unit is pretty much dead.
Although I've not used them for a while, my signature unit for the Necrons was a Destroyer Lord with a Warscythe, tag teamed with 3 Necron Wraiths. In 4th ed, these guys were awesome for the simple fact they could jump from one combat to the other, with a 3+ Invulnerable and high S, they could take on a fairly hefty elite unit.
For my Chaos Daemons it was the fact that I would run large units of Bloodcrushers with a Herald attached the unit, 2 units of 3 Crushers with a Herald in each.
In my Guard army my signature unit used to be a Veteran squad with a vast array of special and heavy weapons, but as the codex got changed, those guys became less so.
The one staple unit I've always used in the army, regardless of critiscism, has been a squad of Ogryn, with a Bone'Ead, accompanied by a Lord Commisar as some LD and power weapon support.
They might not be much good in people's opinions, but when 6 Ogres jump out at you, they can do some pretty hefty damage to those who aren't expecting it.
I'm liking too much of the Dark Eldar codex at the moment to decide on what exactly my Signature unit will become. Since starting writing this article it's chopped and changed around a lot but hopefully when I start painting and assembling, one will stick out.
So what do you guys think? Are there units in your army that the internet looks down upon, or don't look that great on paper, then you get them in a game and really get the hang of them.