I had promised myself I'd finish them before my next game and I've finally met that benchmark, despite really wanting to get a game in.
I may joke that the unit's primary weapon is harsh language, but I think they may be over criticised. I look forward to trying them out and seeing if I can figure out how to get the best from them.
I think the Autarch will be the lynchpin for me to make it work, but now that the celestial lance is useable again I may try it in place of the standard laser lance to get AP2. It seems like nowadays every MEQ has 2+ armor saves. That said, if he doesn't do the job right the first time it's just a CCW, as opposed to the basic lances now, which are AP3 in subsequent rounds.
We'll see how it goes, but I can't wait to get back to the battlefield.