That's why my first run in these games is a Battlemage, I can do both of them. Lop off one guys head, incinerate the next.
I personally like all play styles but I love hybirds my main is the aformentioned battle Mage, and then I have a Nightblade as well whom I'm working on. As well as a Mage, A Warrior, then I have a Ranger/Skirmisher hunter type as well, and an Alik'r Warrior he's a bit like an unarmored Spellsword/Master Swordsmen.
Currently playing: Skyrim (PS3) Mass Effect 2 (Ps3 5th Run) Minecraft (PC) Currently waiting for: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, GTAV
I consider my characters similar to battlemage types as well. I favor archery, conjuration, and illusion. I use bound bow mostly, but invisibility with frenzy can be fun too. Sanguine Rose or conjuring up some atronauch can be useful for backup help.