The Vanguard is the third of the Mercenary Mecha I did for Critical Mass Games.
The first two, the Ravager and the Blackguard, laid down the template for the Vanguard to follow.
Most, if not all, parts can interchange between the three mecha types, including legs, hulls, shoulders, and weapons. We'll feature some of that customization later.
For now, here are a couple painted examples of completed Vanguards. They are sold in single units and platoons of three.
On to the colour-coded assembly guide...
three possible leg poses. These can interchange with the Ravager or Blackguard, if you wish.
main hull mounts to a socket in the hips.
small, hull-mounted weapons that are unique to this model. A missile rack faceplate, dual machineguns, or a single-barrel mini grenade launcher fit into special slots in the Vanguard's torso.
Ion Lance cannons fit via ball and socket to the bottom of the shoulders.
Now let's play with some shiny toys from the CMG Mecha Workshop.
Vanguard's shoulders for the Ravager/Blackguard shoulder units, swap out the pack-mounted Vanguard Railguns for Arc Fleet Chin Double Gatlings, we get this suppressive fire monster.
Ravager Claw, Buzz Saw, and all three weapons from the Bolt-On Weapons Pack.
Ygs upper arm, and a pair of 8-pack missile launchers.
Vanguard Chest Weapons set.
Double double grenade launchers from the Bolt-On Weapons Pack occupy the hardpoints on the weapons backpack.
Two Mecha Grenade Launchers are on the 1/8" ball/socket mounts. This guy was made for pouring indirect fire on his enemies, both seen and unseen!
Well, that's the Vanguard Assembly Guide. Hope you enjoyed it.