Ladies and Gents,
I am a bit of a dilemma here and could use your shrine of knowledge (see what I did there) for some help.
I have IA4 2nd Ed. and the AM codex and I am at a bit of a crossroads on what to use for a Drop Troop force. D-99 has WS4/BS4 vets with cool elites but seems a bit lacking everywhere else (snipers are awesome though). The regular AM book allows for greater options and flexibility but the Valk's eat up the Fast Attack choices.
So from a tactical aspect what would you folks likely run? My gaming group is fine with allies etc but we aren't power group by any means. Also I can barely follow all the allies CAD's and FOC changes etc and really think taking more than one ally for my army (especially one that doesn't make sense) would confuse not only my opponent but make it a lot harder for me to enjoy the game. The other thing is for fluff I can see IA4 and Tempests being proxied as Elysians. IA3 would be cool but I've already got a IA book and don't need to drop the money on a new one anytime soon.
Eventually I'll build up the army and have a ground force of AM tanks etc and hopefully have the option to run Air Cav or Ground supported by air.
So after a long ranting confusing post what I am asking is this: With your knowledge of Imperial Armour 4 2nd Edition and the AM or Tempest books which would you sue for an all Airborne force possibly with a few units using Infil?