Agreed, and what I was saying. If the knee slides down to connect with the foot, it's only a few inches taller than a person and can get in and out of ships for easy transport, then extend the leg and only then do you get the enhanced speed and maneuverability of an additional joint in the leg. And you should be a little bit taller than the Vanduul. What are they, 9'?I would go smaller, so they can stand and maneuver on stations, and bigger ships. I would put 2 infantry weapons on one arm, a very nasty melee weapon (chainsaw equivalent, something that can also breach) on the other, and mount an Animus or Railgun on the back that rotates up and fires over the shoulder. Instead of 2 infantry weapons on one in three, I would, optionally, mount a flame thrower. Add jump packs for outdoor maneuverability and EVA mobility.
I'd go with Bulldogs in each forarm, and a carried weapon and shield, and shoulder missile pack. Doesn't have to be as big as a Bulldog as you say, but they fit two of them on the Nox, so seems not overboard here. Jump pack would be awesome but no sign of that yet. Carried weapons. . ."will that be axe, hammer or sword, sir?"