personally, I use officer stats for elites but they don't get leadership
I am thinking about giving some of them(the best) elite feats, like heroic feats but the feat effects are like: roll to cover(see dive for cover but the elite remains standing and it only uses 1 more than the distance travelled in movement, no die roll). not all elites get this, only the best elites(for me, my hero is my ranger squad commander so the troops with elite feats are my rangers)
Fire, Fire, burning bright
Burning down the house tonight
Heroism is not the ability to kick ass. It is the willingness to use this ability on any poor bastard who so much as looks at you funny.