Dannon Trace, Effigy Corporation CEO
These are dangerous times. Ruined husks of starships litter the solar systems and renegade pirates fight for whatever precious resources can be found on the savage surfaces of the inner planets. Powerful corporations wage constant industrial wars for control of the galaxy's resources and have learned to now heavily rely on hired guns and professionals to do their dirty work. The Effigy Corporation is one of those professionals and is widely considered to be one of the best mercenary outfits money can buy. The Corporation specializes in space travel protection, search and rescue operations, industrial espionage and sabotage.
Effigy's famous Havoc Squads, small teams of highly trained ex-military soldiers and specialists, are equipped with the finest equipment and weaponry currently available in the galaxy. Supported by droids and small specialist teams, the Squads have an extremely high success rate.
The "Effigy Corporation" is to be the first outfit for a Sci-Fi skirmish project I just started. I haven't painted Sci-Fi since my Rogue Trader days a long time ago, and the original plan was to work on this project next year but as most of my stuff is in boxes at the moment, I'm just painting what is available!
I found these figures by accident on the website of a friend who used to distribute the range in North America (sadly the range is not available anymore). I just got them on impulse and figured one day I'd find a use for them. The range, started through a Kickstarter, was very small and unfortunately only a few figures were made; 5 squad members, two civilians and 3 specialists, along with some recon robots which I do not own. But since I intend on building factions of between 10 and 30 figures, it's not really a problem, although some heavy support soldiers would've been fun!
I find the figures would fit equally well in some Space Pulp, Cyberpunk or distant future Sci-Fi setting and that suits me well. The sculpts were lovely although I found the very realistic proportions were a little bit challenging after all that time working on Oldhammer models!
The outfit is made up of 2 Havoc Squads, Blue Squad and Green Squad, as well as a Yellow Squad (specialists), the CEO Dannon Trace and a demolition droid. I'm missing a droid and another civilian, in boxes somewhere, but other than that this bunch is complete.
Havoc Green Squad
The first figures I painted for the project. The photography doesn't do justice to the dark green however. I love the presence of a couple of female soldiers in the squads (some seriously awesome figures) and that First Sargent pose is perfect. He screams Alpha Male ;-)
Havoc Blue Squad
After the dark green I went with a brighter colour for the blue squad and I'm very happy with the result. It's exactly the style I wanted to give to the force.
Yellow Squad, "The Techno Girls"
I quite like the middle one, a lovely figure.
Havoc-TT-4, Demolition Droid
This droid figure is not part of the original range, and was sculpted by Drew Williams from the Oldhammer Facebook page, and he graciously made it available for a limited time to the whole group. Obviously I couldn't resist! The figure was actually based of a drawing in the original Rogue Trader rulebook! Also an impulse buy from a couple of months ago and I was looking for a way to use him.
Dannon Trace, Effigy Corporation CEO
Doesn't he look like the perfect Corporate CEO?! You can just smell the 1%!
So that's 14 28mm figures (70pts) plus the points for the robot (?), and also my first official (non-bonus theme) entry to the Challenge. And my first painted Sci-Fi force since 1993!
What a debut in the main part of the Challenge - lovely stuff Iannick. Those figures do look fab, and I like the clean painting style you've used for them.
I'm going to score the robot as a 40mm foot figure - that seems about right from the first pic - so this entry will score you 77 points overall.