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What rule allows you to use Harlequins as an elite choice or ally army? This would be for 1500pt friendly game. When I talked to the GW Gameshop owner, he says it can only be done with permission form the opposing player.
What would be a good choice of Harlequins to use with the CWE codex?
Yes you can take the old Harles with permisson. In the old rules any army play against a Chaos army but chaos could take harles as allies. Dark Eldar, Eldar, Exodites can all in the old rules take harles as allies. But I would take wyches over harles. I used the old harle rules as allies and the not getting a save in close combat hurts even if you have a 4+ cover save. I have never used the new rules mostly because I don't like them. Rember though that you can almost have 2 wyches with wych weapons for every old harle troupe harlequin.
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If you start playing much larger games when you are fielding a larger army with all your other slots filled you could take harlequins as they are aa huge risk in small games because a squad of 8 with no upgrades is 200pts while a good wyche squad on transport with tooled up succubus costs about the same points and is going to get into combat when the harlequins have to foot slog it. My personal preferance is a solitaire with phase field so you turn up where you want and inflict huge casulties take the d field so they cant hit you in CC apart from with sixes and the dread mask which makes them take a roll on 3 D6 for the morale tests so they break and can be wiped out that way. In two detachment games you can take an entire harlequins army as allies.
Indeed the Solitare can by deadly, with all the way to 6 attacks base and up to 12 on a charge. Only problem though is that even with halfing your opponets weapon skill and have one of 8 you still need 3 and they only need 5's, and no save either(cover saves don't help in close combat:cry: ) Also that is around 120ish points if armed properly. Never give the solitare the kiss though just give him the power weapon and power blades, and of course the splinter pistol.
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Solitaire is out of the 40k game, it no longer exists and can not be taken any more by the new rules. Remember, the craftworld codexes are gone, meaning no more harlequins(even though they arent a craftworld), no more exodites(Even though they we never official) and no more anything else.
Solitaire is erased out of the miniature range because story goes that any eldar that sees him, looses his soul and so taking solitaire is made impossible. If you ask me, this is really stupid cause I used to love the model.
Since when doesn't the solitaire exist anymore? can you give me any reference to something saying the harlequin codex is illegal???
It's like saying blood angels and space wolves are now illegal because a new marine codex came out. :blink:
Solitaire is a great harlequin to use but he might be a bit slow for a dark eldar army. He still has his 12" charge though.
Space marines a completely different thing, if one comes out, it doesnt make the others illegal because each chapter is a seperate army. Eldar, there is only one eldar race and it no longer has chapters, harlequins, exodites and other craftworlds were eldar chapters but not anymore...sad
Last edited by WraithGuardian; March 20th, 2007 at 23:20.
so it says in the harlequin online codex "treat this as though it was printed on the paper of Codex: Craftworld Eldar?"
The Craftworld eldar codex died of course but what link has that got with harlequins?
And I don't think harlequins were ever legal in tourneys being an online list. :cry:
Well it doesnt really matter because if one shows up with a harlequin army or a solitaire and wants to play in a event or tournament, the GW will not allow it so thats the only thing that matters, even though some GWs are nice to let people use them...like mine, at least something to be happy about.
And besides, there is no need for proof, all the eldar codexes are gone and the new codex is the only official one, so since harlies ARE eldar and solitaire isnt in the new craftworld codex, then it can never be officialy taken<<<proof