The Elysian Drop Troops are amongst the best rapid response troops that the Imperial Guard has to offer. Not only do they have some of the best and most well-cared-for equipment and a high proportion of Storm Troopers within their ranks, but they have perfected the tactic of attacking by grav chute and the Valkyrie Airborne Assault Carrier. It is common for the elite soldiers of Elysia to appear from the skies en masse above their objective, raining onto the battlefield and sowing devastation and confusion throughout the enemy lines before they have even landed.This section contains all of the datasheets that you will need in order to fight battles with your Elysian Drop Troops models. Each datasheet includes the characteristics profiles of the unit it describes, as well as any wargear and abilities it may have. Some rules are common to several Elysian units – these are described below and referenced on the datasheets.
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|Q:||Can Death Korps of Krieg, Elysian Drop Troops or Renegades and Heretics Detachments use any of the Regiment-specific rules (Doctrines, Orders, Stratagems, Warlord Traits, etc.) in Codex: Astra Militarum?|
No. Instead these units use the bespoke abilities and Orders that are described in Imperial Armour – Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum.
|Q:||The Death Korps of Krieg, Elysian Drop Troops and Renegades and Heretics Army Lists each detail numerous units that can be taken from Index: Imperium 2. Do these units have to be taken from Index: Imperium 2, or can they be taken from Codex: Astra Militarum instead?|
If the unit appears in Codex: Astra Militarum, you must use the datasheet from there.
|Q:||Can Death Korps of Krieg or Elysian Drop Troops be taken as a Detachment of Brood Brothers as part of a Genestealer Cult army? If so, do I replace any keywords or abilities?|
|Q:||Can passengers disembark from an Elysian Drop Troops Valkyrie on the same turn it is set up on the battlefield, using the Aerial Drop ability?|
Yes, but the Valkyrie counts as having moved more than 20" for the purposes of its Grav-chute Insertion ability.
WargearMany of the units you will find on this page reference one or more of the following wargear lists (e.g. Elysian Drop Troops Ranged Weapons). When this is the case, the unit may take any item from the appropriate list below.
ELYSIAN DROP TROOPS RANGED WEAPONS
• Bolt pistol
• Plasma pistol
• Lasgun and auxiliary grenade launcher
ELYSIAN DROP TROOPS SPECIAL WEAPONS
• Grenade launcher
• Plasma gun
ELYSIAN DROP TROOPS HEAVY WEAPONS
• Heavy bolter
• Missile launcher
ELYSIAN DROP TROOPS MELEE WEAPONS
• Power sword
• Power fist
Even the bravest heart may quail when the horrors of battle take their toll.In the Morale phase, starting with the player whose turn it is, players must take Morale tests for units from their army that have had models slain during the turn.
The INFANTRY keyword is used in following Elysian Drop Troops datasheets:
Rapid Fire weapons are versatile weapons capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.A model firing a Rapid Fire weapon doubles the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s maximum range.
Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.A model with an Assault weapon can fire it even if it Advanced earlier that turn. If it does so, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
The ELYSIAN COMMAND SQUAD keyword is used in following Elysian Drop Troops datasheets:
The ELYSIAN DROP TROOPS and OFFICER keywords are used in following Elysian Drop Troops datasheets:
Heavy weapons are the biggest and deadliest guns on the battlefield, but require reloading, careful set-up or bracing to fire at full effect.If a model with a Heavy weapon moved in its preceding Movement phase, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
Pistols are carried one-handed and can even be used in a melee to shoot at point-blank range. Many warriors carry one as a sidearm, alongside their primary weapon.A model can fire a Pistol even if there are enemy units within 1" of its own unit, but it must target the closest enemy unit. In such circumstances, the model can shoot its Pistol even if other friendly units are within 1" of the same enemy unit.
Grenades are handheld explosive devices that a warrior throws at the enemy while their squad mates provide covering fire.Each time a unit shoots, a single model in the unit that is equipped with Grenades may throw one instead of firing any other weapon.
The ELYSIAN DROP TROOPS and INFANTRY keywords are used in following Elysian Drop Troops datasheets:
The profiles using OFFICER keyword can be found in following Factions:Imperium: Astra Militarum, Death Korps of Krieg, Elysian Drop Troops.
The OFFICER keyword is used in following datasheets: