Although new to Dust, I've been playing miniatures games for 20 years. In that time, I've always preferred armies with a theme versus a WAAC army. With that in mind, I wanted to created an Axis Gebirgsjaeger-themed force:
Recon Grenadiers x3
Sniper Grenadier Team
LPW 1-C "Hans" x2
Lightning War Upgrade
This comes in at 148 points. I really have no idea how competitive this platoon would be, but I'm going for style over substance.
I think it captures the flavor of a mountain warfare platoon nicely. It could also easily be used as a Fallschirmjager-themed platoon. My only problem would be how to expand this to 300 points while keeping with the same theme. Obviously, heavy units are out, so might need to look at a Bltkruez platoon. I could easily see gorillas in a force such as this.
Anywho, I just wanted to toss this out there and I hope it gives you a new way to look at your army lists.