Hey now I just wonder... As Elysian are mostly paratroopers and elites in fast strike... Do they have time or stuff to bring an Hydra? And also is it effective? Cause usually paratroopers ARE the targets of the AA guns, so now I wonder ^^'
Yes, they have time (Driving something off the back of a Valkyrie doesn't take that long...) and it would be effective because it's 4 autocannons mounted on a chimera. You can use it on whatever other targets there are. Anyway, even if it doesn't make sense, it's still awesome XD
More in tactical, you'll see Hammerhead is prefered for anti infantery as it can shoot big explosions (or with the anti SM gun). The truly anti tank railguns are on the XV88 Broadside (Koloss in german), and also we use melters x)
You have to secure the landing zone for the next incoming waves....its the dropable or brought in by a Skytalon version. Sure,you are right, its not covered by the codex or Imperial armour books...I change that by myself, cause there are a big fail in the idea. Elysian have NO air defense capabilities..not with shoulder fired weapons, not with the vehicle weapons and not with the support team weapons(Maybe only improved ADA with the twin linked weapons of the venator)...You need only a small number of fighter bombers to clean a situation. The idea to ad other ground forces with tracked hydras would´nt work during a only drop mission.
In my fluff I add 3 batteries with 3 TOWED guns to each regiment, could moved with tauros or venator.
And, by the way....The planetsystem of Elysia for itself needs home defense too Be creative...remember, I´m not a gamer