They are for small encounters (Good thing) quite simple for combat (Good thing) and have excellent campaign rules (Good thing) Have a well balanced points system (Good thing) and a wide range of modeling possibilities for both heroes and villains (Good thing) Cost $40.00 including shipping to the UK (Very very bad thing.)
When I compared all these points to Ganesha Games "Fear and faith" it compared very favorably with it's good points, has a more robust weapons list and seems more flexible... But the final blow is that it only costs about $7 as an instant PDF download. Victory and purchase goes to Fear and Faith.
So goodbye Threshold Agency, Hello just plain "The Agency". Luckily for me I have a bunch of modern minis from The Scene that are perfect for the task. I have all the models from the Zombie hunters, Authorities and Special forces lines, including some doubles for conversions. As I've been a bit overcome with greenstuff sculpting this week, I'm going to make some more 1920's looking models out of the doubles with the help of GZG boonie hat heads. This is brilliant.. I hate Boonie hats so they would have gone to waste otherwise.
|Mr. Crimson and Mr. Mauve|
The model flashing his ID would make a great preacher with a holy symbol with minimal work. I will probably make one up at some point.
|Mr Browne and Mr. Orange|
These two gave me some trouble. The kneeling figure was not well cast at all and looked like a melted wax-man. It took some serious painting to fake a face onto his head, which was almost featureless. Mr. Orange was ok, but I couldn't figure out how his hand worked holding the gun. I just kind of blustered through it.
|Mr Greene and Mr. White|
Mr Greene's craggy face wasn't easy to paint either. It looks OK on the table so I've stopped now.
I don't normally do metallic guns on my minis, but these guys were so dark that black guns highlighted grey would have just been invisible, so I painted all the weapons mithril silver with a black wash.
Wonderful minis, the high level of close detail on the heads made them tricky to paint, but I'm already thinking of getting some more. They are very versatile for any noir or modern style conversions thanks to the good range of poses and well sculpted suits.