Acme Games is hosting an escalation league starting on the 11th. I played Eldar back in the second edition days and have always wanted to go back and rebuild the army, so no time better than the present...
Anyway, here is the army as it stands now. Ready for the the 500pt Combat Patrols (which, by the way are a pain for Eldar players!).
And some shots of the individual squads.
First up the Jetbikes. As I don't foresee using any guardians in the 2000pts of the escalation league, I opted to use the guardian sprues I had on hand to update the jetbikes. A simple upper torso swap. The squad on the left has magnetized heads. The thought is to some how magnetize them further to be used as either jetbikes or singing spears. If I can get my hands on enough wave serpent and falcon blades, I intend to fit all the bikes with fins like the cannon bike on the right.
The Rangers are fairly straight forward. As the eldar army has been one of my favorites since first getting into the game, a lot of the miniatures are the old 2nd edition metals.
Warp Spiders. Although the aspects are very similar for every army, each warrior in this army will have a single knee guard painted in the harlequin check. This was a far better idea before I started "checking" every models knees
Let me tell you, its a great way to practice your harley check, or to lose your mind...
Dire Avengers. Another straight forward unit, with a minor conversion for the twin catapult Exarch.
You might be wondering what, aside from the harlequin checked knee pads, makes this a Harlequin themed army? The overall theme will become more apparent as the army grows in size, but for know I will leave you with pictures of a few WIP models that will eventually join the force.
The Laughing God Avatar. I have always wanted to do a conversion of the avatar. It made sense that a harequin army would be joined by the Laughing god rather than khaine. I can't wait to get paint onto this model, but it may take some time as I had to drop him from the final 2000pt list.
My Counts-as Eldrad. Again, being a Saim-Hann 'ish harlequin army, it seemed wrong to use the currant Eldrad model to lead the force, but I needed his abilities. So, a conversion was in order. Having the left over body of the shadowseer from the avatar conversion, I thought it fitting to make a Solitaire counts-as Eldrad. Nothing better than an all powerful, damned soul wreaking havoc on the battlefield. I still need to work out his staff of Ulthamar. The harlequin models are a bit smaller that the old Eldrad and the staff head looks enormous on this body. I an thinking about trimming all the extra runes off the head, which should slim it down a bit. He will receive a considerably Slaanesh style paint job and join in on the fun at the 1000pt stage of the league.
Thats all for now, stay tuned for regular updates, the league starts on the 11th and increase by 500pts every month.