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The Assault on Eibhir

Biel-Tan Harlequins armies on parade Slaanesh Kierdale Psychopomps maidenworld Eldar

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The Assault on Eibhir

I don't have an Eldar army but when I decided some years ago to enter my Psychopomps (my Slaaneshi heretic astartes) in Armies On Parade i decided that I wanted to not just show the army but to show them at war. What more fitting a foe than Eldar?
I discussed with my local GW's staff which craftworld would look best fighting my pastel-heavy CSM and he first suggested Saim-Hann, which I turned down as I wasn't keen on doing a lot of jetbikes (plus I'd just finished making Crusade-era 1kSons and wasn't in the mood for colours close to red), so he suggested Biel-Tan.


Over the years of prep I added a few Eldar bitz as...
...Basing materials Sacrifices...
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...Snacks...
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...more snacks...
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...and lots of trophies
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and some not getting killed/tortured, for display on the AoP base itself. With the B&C now allowing Eldar I thought I'd show the Biel-Tan and Harlequin Eldar I did for the display (The Psychopomp assault upon the Biel-Tan maidenworld of Eibhir).

First of all, the Armies on Parade diorama, which got me Silver:


I'll post photos of the Eldar models next.
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Eldar are so often depicted/painted extremely cleanly, but for the diorama I wanted to show the maidenworld, and its defenders, taking a real kicking hence I weathered them -I think- quite heavily via sponging and powders.


Jetbike warlock
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Upper left vane blown off
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Webway gate (void filled with resin containing glitter)
The rear guardian is actually stepping through.
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Farseer Alarielle
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Attendant: "Mistress, would you please put your helmet on!"
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Guardians
It was fun making the grenade-lobber
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There is also these two...
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And the harlequins
More spread out here than on the (admittedly crowded) diorama
I wanted them bright and colourful, but primary colours rather than the way the Psychopomps are colourful.
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Herald of Slaanesh stomps the troupe leader out of the air.
I'm rather pleased with how the sliding guns-akimbo harlequin came out.
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And lastly the Solitaire (rumoured to be the exiled Autarch Qarasion, late of craftworld Carth-Lar) and her nemesis, lord Sophusar the Facinorous of the Psychopomps
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The harlequins (other than the Solitaire) are the ones I'm least pleased with and if I ever repainted them I would probably go for white plus two of blue/red/yellow, rather than all three of them.

And if I were ever to make an actual Eldar army I'd probably do Ulthwé instead. The Black, bone and dark red really attracts me. I even bought the finecast Eldrad and stored it away so I can do it as a statue of him sometime, and use the new plastic one (when's that getting a general release??) as the actual him.
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Stunning!


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Lovely, and I think the red+yellow+blue harlies are a fun change of pace.


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Very cool, fitting foes indeed :) I'm all for effective use of bright colour combinations on Harlies, but I love that Solitaire!
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The poses are inspired. Awesome work.
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Really like that harlie scheme!

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I love your Biel Tan models (being a fan of that Craftworld of course happy.png ), but the Harlequins look excellent too! I also love how both armies are modelled both for display (and interact) and for games smile.png

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