Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Dance of the Midnight Effusion - Harlequin Kill Team

This is the Harlequin Kill Team I am using in our new Kill Team campaign. These are the original Harlequin miniatures that I painted... oh... thirty years again!? The bases have been redone recently, but otherwise these are the original paint jobs! 

The Aeldari, when joining a Troupe, give up their old names and lives and take on a Role within the troupe - usually part of an allegorical dance the troupe performs. The names given here, for both Troupe and individuals within the Troupe, are very rough translations of the ancient Aeldari runes used by the Harlequins to denote the roles the Harelquins play in this troupe and society as a whole. VERY rough. Aeldari runes are all about context and nuane and without said context and nuance and a deep understanding of the Aeldari way of thinking, they are hard to explain. 

Fel'dril'shanyl'vess'dravalyas'fa - Dance of the Midnight Effusion

Dwol'yyk'faldyl'ven'yaksak'de - the Master of Ceremonies

Player [Leader] - Shuriken Pistol and Power Sword

From left to right

Me'del'wik'felyk'pard'trum - The Merchant - Player [Warrior] - Shuriken Pistol and Harlequin's Embrace

Wilk'nes'fyl'ori'nos'del'ven - The Bard  - Player [Warrior] - Shuriken Pistol and Harlequin's Blade 

El'wisq'vi'gwith'nel'nor - The Queen - Player [Warrior] - Shuriken Pistol and Harlequin's Blade 

Dar'lyk'vel'fro'dow'nyel'zen - The Witch - Player [Warrior] - Shuriken Pistol and Harlequin's Blade 

Vok'no'fel'pred'zyl'wen - The Prince - Player [Warrior] - Shuriken Pistol and Harlequin's Blade 

Mya'den'freg'lad'zyp - The Maid- Player [Gunner] - Fusion Pistol and Harlequin's Kiss 

Quyll'le'fred'pyl'nor'dok - The Fool - Player [Gunner] - Neuro Disruptor and Harlequin's Kiss 

"The Fool" miniature is actually the old Harlequin Solitaire model... but is no longer useful as such as they are not armed with neuro disruptors.

The problem with blowing them up like this, is now I can see all sorts of minor chips and blemishes that I feel like I need to touch up... ugh... 

Why are these Harlequins suddenly making an appearance in the Xoxigar system? Who can say? Tugging at the strands of time and fate, guided by their seers, to affect some far distant future outcome that no mere mortal human could conceivably comprehend... they are here, though, and best not stand in their way. 


  1. Lovely finish on these historic figures! I know what you mean about chips on old figures, I've been looking at mine painted 40 years ago and wondering about touching up!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain! I fear if I start touching up... things won't match and it will ultimately lead to repainting the whole mess of them!?

  2. Fantastical, flights of phantasmagoric painting, excellent!