Elysian Drop Troops are elite all-volunteer airborne assault regiments raised from the Imperial World of Elysia. To be considered for an Elysian Drop Troop regiment, an Elysian must first serve a combat tour with the Elysian Planetary Defense Force. It is truly a breathtaking sight watching an Elysian Drop Troop regiment deploy in combat; thousands of troopers outfitted with grav-chutes, dropping from aircrafts, alongside their air-mobile Sentinel walkers and light-weight Tauros scout vehicles.
Elysian Drop Troops (front)
Elysian Drop Troops (back)
I finished building and painting six Wargames Atlantic Raumjager Infantry miniatures, which I have used to represent Imperial Guard Elysian Drop Troops. The Raumjager Infantry are part of Wargames Atlantic’s Death Fields science-fiction range and are inspired by the elite German paratroopers (Fallschirmjager) of World War 2. I did some ‘kit bashing’ with one of the miniatures shown in this post, replacing the paratrooper’s pistol with an Imperial Guard flamer (from the Catachan Jungle Fighters’ kit).