Completing this latest squad – my Utopian Armiger Automaton Control Recce Troupe – means I’m completing my CEF army as well. I’m sure I’ll be buying little customizable fiddly bits for it in the future, but I’ve now finished 5 complete combat squads for my CEF, and it’s got lots of choices for gaming.
These guys took very little time to paint because their detail is very pronounced, so hitting the right parts is really easy to do. I’m also a big fan of this scale of miniature – enough detail up close and from 3 feet away to be distinctive without being over the top.
The paints used are identical to my other Utopians:
1 – Base coat with Vallejo Neutral Grey then wash with GW Badab Black
2 – Forward facing domes were painted with PPP Menoth White Base
3 – Rocket paints were painted with GW Macharius Solar Orange
4 – Highlight to taste with GW Fortress Grey
This Recce Troupe can be played as a core N-KIDU Sin Cluster or as the Utopian Recce Troupe add-on for the CEF army it was meant to be. Also, I now have 2 full squads of Utopians to use, so I could have a decent battle pitting my CEF against them – or use them as I intended – as an integrated force within the CEF who conquered them so many years ago.
Armiger Automaton Control Recce Troupe
Points on the table: 380+ Time to paint: 6hrs