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    To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

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    Hello fellow Warseer peeps.





    Back in the grim darkness of 4th edition I decided that the new fangled Harlequin models were sufficiently pretty that I should put together a small Masque, since I'd been a fan of the space clowns since their Citadel Journal list.

    For the colour scheme, I wanted to do something as little bit different (and didn't want to be over stimulated by all those pretty colours), so I took inspiration from the scheme on the left, from White Dwarf 328...



    ...and swapped the red for blue because the local GW was trying to offload an excess of Hawk Turquoise:



    For three editions my monochrome Harlequins bumbled along using counts-as Eldar/Dark Eldar rules, and mostly being reserved for doubles games (with quite some success, I might add), until all of a sudden Codex: Harlequins became a thing, and these guys appeared on the scene:



    I jumped on that bandwagon so fast, I started in the past!




    With my army now the Masque of Frozen Stars, I'ts time for them to get a spruce up and some reinforcements in the form of new toys.

    Here's the first repainted Troupe with Shadowseer and Death Jester:



    I'm not a fan of the new gold masks, but I concede that a bit more colour on the hair and streamers is an improvement.


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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    What is on the death jester's head?! I like the colour scheme, but am not keen on the shiny base rims. They attract the eye too much, so I would suggest either a matt varnish on the edges, or a repaint with matt paint.
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Next up another Troupe with Death Jester and Shadowseer using the original Rogue Trader Harlequins:



    Several of the character models have been demoted to players - second from the right is a Solitaire, and firth from left is a Shadowseer model.

    I've got all of the models which came in the original box set:






    Quote Originally Posted by Demonrich View Post
    What is on the death jester's head?!
    An afro. Disco Death Jester
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    I love the old harlequin models; they may not be quite as elegant as the newer versions, but they seem to have more character.
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    A triumvirate of Venoms Starweavers:



    In style, they're largely copies of the Venom from the Citadel Journal army list, with sails to give them profiles closer to Eldar starships. Luckily I originally built them with dual Shuriken Cannons.

    The lozenges I copied from a tutorial in White Dwarf 302:

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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Nice work Lord Damocles, cant wiat to see more

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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    The first of two Harlequin Dreadnoughts Wraithlords:



    No pins!

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    Interesting choice for the mask of the Wraithlord. I would have removed the little studs, but I can't say it's bad though.
    I always thought about making a white and black Harlequin troupe myself, so I'm glad I can see what it would look like.
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Some characters -

    Great Harlequin:



    High Warlock/Shadowseer:



    Solitaire:

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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Looks very nice, I love the Harlequin Wraithlord!
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Looking good, like the Starweavers myself.
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    The icy blue is a nice touch. As much fun as the dashing reds and purples can be on Eldar, I like Harlequins with a cooler palette. Some of the grey-to-black transitions are a bit abrupt, but I guess that that makes sense when you're going for sharper edges and details.

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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Thanks everyone!


    Here are soem Death Jesters which saw action as counts-as Kabalite Trueborn with Blasters/Dark Lances:




    And a Beastmaster with some skinless cats:



    He's a bit strange where Harlequins are concerned, but for a doubles tournament once, we needed an extra Fast Attack choice, and even Harlequins need pets...
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Looks very, very nice! I particuarly (I spelled that wrong, didn't I) like the Beastmaster, the pose looks pretty Harlequin-y even though it isn't a Harlequin model.
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    A third Troupe with Shadowseer and Death Jester:



    With a little yellow thrown in for some extra colour.
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Some counts-as Eldar units:

    Vyper Jetbikes:



    Because it seems logical that Harlequins would use Vypers. The updated Citadel Journal army list talked about their possible inclusion in a future version. The Void Weaver is essentially an update of the Harlequin Vyper concept.

    And some single-rider Jetbikes:



    3rd edition Reavers really weren't lovely models...
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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    oh wow, that paint scheme looks amazing on the jetbikes. they almost look like they're made of bone!

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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Because the 50 or so Harlequin infantry I already have just aren't enough, I picked up another batch of the originals from t'internet:



    Which gives me all bar four of the origianl models:

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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    From the old to the new, two pairs of Sky Weavers:



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    Re: To Freeze The Stars - A Harlequin Log

    Really nice. I prefer the lighter pair, but the dark canopy really looks like snakeskin!

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