The Imperial Agent – Pheasant Rank is a troop dear to me because the first ever Infinity model I ever owned was one.
Furthermore, I believe the Pheasant with MULTI Sniper rifle is one of the best looking models of any game, ever, and the only competition I can name comes from the new Ninja with Tactical Bow, incidentally from the same sculptor, Javier G. Urena.
I love Pheasant agents so much I even used them once or twice.
The Pheasant had the unenviable reputation of having a very poorly optimised suite of profiles pre Human Sphere N3 that made him a hard sell in the sectorial of such remorselessly cost efficient units as Kuang Shi and the Rui Shi. I had one or two memorable games where I took one, but we were all very new to the game. I don’t know if I would get away with sniping two Q-drones from outside 32 inches in one game against those guys now, and I certainly wouldn’t be game to invite such risk again anyway. Thankfully, the redesigned model comes with a redesigned profile the ups his usefulness considerably. Free agent, a tempting Haris option and the price dropped generic shotgunner that I’m showing off today provide some tempting choices. I’m hanging out for a model of the Red Fury profile.
The model itself has an easy pose to paint and crisp, embossed details. If I were doing it again I’d leave the ponytail off, paint the figure, glue it on and prime it with the brush then paint it last. This might not be necessary if you are not as clumsy as me but I ended up accidentally squeezing it off at some point. I used the same set of colours as always, except now that it appears Yu Jing trousers are getting a standardised colour, I’ve settled on mixing Vallejo Turquoise and Heavy Blackgreen and washing it with Black.
Seeing as the lore and naming has not changed, if you are interested in a little Chinese language be sure to check out the original Pheasant article.