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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Saving Money With Harlequins

Just some tips for those after some Harlequins and dont wanna drop too much cash! 

Notice on your Harlequin Troupe kit, you have plenty of arms heads and options and 1 extra torso. The pic below shows how you can use this torso! Dark Eldar legs (specifically scourge legs) with a bit of trimming work really well as another set of legs. If you have spare Eldar legs lying around this works too. 

This increases your troupe box from 6 to 7 models! 


You can also:

Stealing some of your vehicle crew. Each Harlequin vehicle has 3 crew to ride the top. Depending on how you want to build your vehicles you can simply not put crew on the vehicles, or only put some crew on them. 

For every vehicle you end up with you can have up to 3 extra troupe members each. So if you purchased 1 vehicle, and 2 troupes you have given yourself a FREE TROUPE (3 from the vehicle, 2 from the spare torsos).

If you simply spread out or convert the "extra" Troupe members then they wont look that out of place. Well, no more out of place than the fact that your whole army is leaping off ruins... 

The Harlequin kit contains so many bits, you could also simply convert your characters out of them too. Ask any Eldar player if they have a shuriken cannon lying around (they will) and make a Death Jester with the Scary Mask found in the Troupe Kit. Same can be said with the solitaire


 For Example here is a Solitaire made from the Troupe kit. Once painted he doesn't look too far off. This is also great if you want multiple characters, you can avoid having all your Death Jesters looking the same and so on. 

So Harlequin players, the troupe box is your playground. It has many bits and options to create so much. Especially if you are short on cash, or just dont want to spend money on characters. Combine this box with the vehicle box and you have 4 extra troupe members for no extra cost! 

If anyone else can think of other ways to cut costs then let me know! 

12 comments:

  1. Some of us can drag our 20 year old metal harlequins out of storage and hope that they can live up to their former glories...

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    1. Yea, unfortunately I was in the womb 20 years ago... So for now im stuck trying to cover lost ground :P The old models are quite nice when painted up though.

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    2. I have a few of the old ones in my collection. Problem is they have power fists!

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    3. That's cool, they can still be useful though! The new embrace can look a bit like a power fist ha

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  2. Very helpful tips. I have a bunch of unbuilt DE so between them and the vehicle crew I'll have quite a few extra Harlequins appearing from the webway :)

    Do you have the codex already? Mine is delayed by the strike in the US :(

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    1. Yea Ill have enough to make my 3rd troupe after purchases. With the discounts I can find and the free squad I will be pretty happy with my expenses on the project. You could probably make Harlequins with dark eldar using merely the arms and heads spare for some interesting looking forces. Or even make harlequin looking allies!

      I got my Codex a few days ago. Its actually really nicely illustrated and has some nice paint jobs, although the gear and unit selection is pretty small. If you need me to confirm anything for you let me know!

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  3. It's looks to me that the star/voidweaver is basically a venom with some gaps filled it. So converting them shouldn't be too difficult if you can find them on eBay/trademe.

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    1. I have already got my vehicles sorted, they should be here in a few weeks. But yea they are similar to a venom, but im sure the venom is a fair bit smaller.

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  4. Always love tips like these. Getting the best bang for your buck from models is the way to go in this hobby!

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    1. Exactly and with the price of the Harlequins its definitely worth showing people!

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  5. Haha, nice, that picture with the scourge legs is actually my own work. Required a small amount of green stuff. Wyches would work absolutely fine as well. Additionally, I had considered using some of the plastic high elf mage arms for a shadowseer. Only problem I run into with the shadowseer is the hallucinogen grenade pipes on the back. Maybe guardian stalks?

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    1. Nice work by the way dude! Definitely helped me get an extra few Harlequins out of my boxes. Yea they could look pretty cool actually, If you are really good with green stuff I think the wood elves (with a fair bit of work) would suit them the best due to their poses and robes to be honest.

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