When I think back on all the warjacks that I’ve considered as I’ve built lists since the days of Mk1, I can honestly say I never gave the Vanguard much attention. Part of it was that I’m somewhat of a faction purist and don’t like to use a lot of mercenaries, and when I did play Mercs as a faction I played Searforge. Seeing the old model revisited and graced with a fresh coat of Crucible Guard paint has somewhat changed my opinion.
After working with light warjacks for most other factions (and heavies, truth be told) I’ve become used to the idea of my machinery of war having a fairly static pose, especially when compared to the warbeasts of the Hordes factions. The Vanguard’s new pose is refreshingly characterful.