Saturday, 4 April 2020

Elysian Drop Troops (Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard)

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).

For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Elysian Drop Troops section of the Old Guard; a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K miniatures, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard models from the 1990s.

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