5 points for a Specialist, a Flash Pulse, and a Nanopulser. Who doesn’t love Artichoke Beyoncé?
No, not that. But the Diplomatic Delegate, for 5 points and a dozen dollars, gives your army a nice backup specialist and a couple troll weapons for invaders. For me, those 5 points are usually better spent on a Viral Combi, or sprinkled amongst other troops for Specialists and Minelayers and such like.
I am not a player who fields things primarily because they look cool. But candidly, the primary reason I don’t bring the Diplomatic Delegate is her annoying model. If the model appeared as her concept art had, with a regal contrapposto, I’d have had her with my original order. The model doesn’t just fit the fluff, IMO.
But that’s just my puritanism. If you’re a player coming from Haqqislam or Ariadna and are used to cheap, useful, irregular troopers, the Diplomatic Delegate is right up your alley.
Since I have now made a Diplomatic Delegate model, what I really enjoy doing is using our surplus Command Tokens to turn him into a “Netrod”. On my typical elite lists, getting +1 regular order for 5 points, with 2 Command Tokens left over at the end of the game, is a great deal.
I’d really be willing to an extra couple points for the Diplomatic Delegate to be WIP15 or WIP16. In the unit’s fluff, the Delegate is a savvy silver-tongued James Bond Maltese Falcon Léon-The-Professional hero that every Tohaa wishes he could be. Too bad it’s just a WIP13 dumbo with a Flash Pulse.
I don’t own one so I can’t say. You can find plenty of unboxing videos to show how she appears. She’s a two-piece model with limited conversion options and foolproof assembly.
EDIT 11/1 #2:
Yeah… I have now made a Diplomatic Delegate model. He is “Maakaeon”, the manly Tohaa Diplomatic Delegate. I imagine him with a very professional WIP15:
I rate the Diplomatic Delegate 3 out of 5 artichokes.
TL;DR She’s great as a cheap backup specialist and ARO troll, and not much else.