Those Lancers are most definitely Elites. It feels unwise to reuse assets, given the precarious nature of C&D.
Microsoft has a particularly bad hair-trigger, considering they shelved a Generals mod in favor of Halo Wars.
Apart from that, superb presentation here. Seems like the Foehn's shtick is bionics, ala the Ordos of Dune.
That 'blob of pixels' might just resemble one. Pure coincidence.
I don't even know what Halo is.
I've played Halo for years and the unit posture is a dead giveaway. Smaller details reinforce the notion -- their armor, weapon and proportions.
I understand why infantry voxels are difficult, but more discretion would be better; nobody wants a triple-A company breathing down their neck.
Overall, something to keep in mind for the long term, and as an advance warning. Make it easier for adapting should things come down to this.