Harlequin Army Lists and Tactics Part 2

So not even one game and I’ve already changed my list! 

I didn’t originally intend to make this into a series of posts but I thought it might be good to share my development of the list and my tactics now I play more regularly again.

So the new list (with comments and tactics after):

 

Harlequins (1500pts)

Harlequins – Codex (Masque Detachment)

  • Elites

    • Death Jester

    • Death Jester

    • Death Jester

    • Shadowseer

      Mastery Level 1, Shuriken Pistol

    • Shadowseer

      Mastery Level 1, Shuriken Pistol

    • Shadowseer

      Mastery Level 2, Shuriken Pistol, The Mask of Secrets

    • Solitaire

      Harlequin’s Kiss

  • Troops

    • Troupe

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Caress, Neuro Disruptor

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Caress, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Kiss, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Kiss, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Caress, Shuriken Pistol

      • Troupe Master

        Harlequin’s Caress, Haywire grenades, Shuriken Pistol

    • Troupe

      Starweaver

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Caress, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Embrace, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Embrace, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Embrace, Shuriken Pistol

      • Troupe Master

        Harlequin’s Caress, Haywire grenades, Neuro Disruptor

    • Troupe

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Caress, Neuro Disruptor

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Caress, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Kiss, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Kiss, Shuriken Pistol

      • Player

        Harlequin’s Caress, Shuriken Pistol

      • Troupe Master

        Harlequin’s Caress, Haywire grenades, Shuriken Pistol

  • Fast Attack

    • Skyweavers

      • Skyweaver

        Haywire cannon, Zephyrglaive

      • Skyweaver

        Haywire cannon, Zephyrglaive

    • Skyweavers

      • Skyweaver

        Haywire cannon, Zephyrglaive

      • Skyweaver

        Haywire cannon, Zephyrglaive

  • Heavy Support

    • Voidweavers

      • Voidweaver

        Haywire cannon

      • Voidweaver

        Haywire cannon

 

Created with BattleScribe

 

So compared to the previous list I’ve altered the wargear on the Troupe Masters and altered one of the Seers.

DSCF3728.JPGFor the Troupe Masters I dropped the Power Swords and instead went with the Caress, the reason being that the sword is pretty useless in the second round of combat with it only being S3 whereas the caress always has that auto wound on a hit roll of a 6 with ap2. I also gave them Haywire grenades over a specialised pistol. Most of the time they’ll be running so shooting won’t be that often. Also a haywire grenade has a longer range and more chance of doing damage to a vehicle (albeit a glancing hit most of the time) but can be used in combat too against said vehicle! The fusion blaster needs to be within 3″ to be of any use against anything more than a rhino. I gave one of the Troupe Masters a Neuro Disruptor to make him a little different so he stands out as my warlord.

The next change was to one of the Seers. I haven’t decided on which powers to use yet so will probably keep with Phantasamy for now. The Seer with mastery level 2 now has the Mask of Secrets (-2 LD in 12″) which will work nicely withe he Death Jesters and some of the Phantasamy powers. Secondly with 4 of the powers being Withfire types she can also shoot from the transport if need be – though she won’ be in it long with it having paper thin armour.

Finally there are some extra weapons in the two units on foot. I did originally had a “blank” harlequin to be cannon fodder but I quite like the idea of none of them having swords. I’ll just try to not charge anything with flamers!

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  • James

    This list looks very cool, are there enough bits in the harlequin kit to equip the mini’s with the Kisses and Caresses as detailed or do you need to have more than one box/buy bits?

  • http://www.the-vanus-temple.com Dezartfox

    You get 6 Kiss, 2 caress and 2 embrace. 6 Shuriken pistols, 2 fusion and 2 Neuro. 6 ccw and a power sword 🙂

  • http://gravatar.com/alvildaberry alvildaberry

    have you played any more games with this list ?