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In my endless quest for the most realisticly possible army, i have stumbled upon something I would like to know more about. IG Drop troops. Sounds like paratroops to me.... mm....
Ok, so I do have every codex currently in print, including all the Imperial Armours except the Tauros campaign. I have been hearing about these Ellysian drop troops, or something like that, I don't know how to spell the name. I was wondering if someone could direct me to the rules and other crud for them, cause I haven't gotten around the codex yet. And please, don't tell me it is in tauros Campaign.... I might vommit.
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Grab a sick bag..... Elysians are in the Taurous campain imperial armour book. But you can make a drop troop list from the normal IG codex. Not the same but hey....
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Sorry to induce vomitting then, but the specific list for the Elysian Drop Troopers is in Imperial Armour 3: The Taros Campaign. They are one of the regiments that fought against the communist ( :tongue: ) Tau, and their list is included in that ridiculously-overpriced tome. I'd love to see the full range of their options, but I'm not willing to be bent over and erm...yeah, I ain't spending that much money on it. And unfortunately there haven't been any bootleg scans of it that I've seen, so I'm at a loss. I know they have the drop sentinels (who can take multi-meltas and heavy bolters in addition to the usual stuff), and that they can take demo charges in place of heavy weapons for like twelve points or so. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
Not all hope is lost, though. There are non-Elysian Drop lists which are simply made from the standard Imperial Guard codex, and making heavy use of the "Drop Troops" doctrine contained within that wonderful (and more reasonably priced) book. There's a good discussion going on right now in another thread about that very subject. Feel free to drop by with questions or ideas, I think we're really rolling in there, and it might end up as a Tactica-style article.
Hope that helps.
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i also fancied myself thinking of drop troops as such...
my army carries either catapults or giatn circus cannons in the rear and fires my deep strikers into battle.
alternatively, they could also be tunnellers, or even you could say they are like Necron Flayed Ones, who lie amonst the dead in preparation to ambush the enemy when they draw near.
The Drop Troops Doctrine has it's own rather silly suggestion IMO.Originally Posted by Certemplar"(As an aside, this Doctrine could be rationalised by stating the troops are emerging from Imperial tunneling cehicles although this would be much rarer.)"
you say that now, but when the molemen tunnel out from beneath earth's crust and conquer us surface-dwellers, we'll see who's laughing.
anyways, it has it's applications, like a 40k version of the WHFB tunnel campaign thing, i thought that idea was nifty, especially with the tiles.
with the drop troop doctrine i think is sound alot cooler if they parachute into battle,
i also belive it is more fluf wise