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For what it's worth, on

http://www.games-workshop.com/en-AU/blog/blog.jsp?_requestid=1423282

In the preview titled Masters of Fate, it talks about Great Harlequins, and how Troupe Masters grow into that role. So it seems in the future there is still room in the backrgound for introduction of an HQ choice. It also says the Masque of the Frozen Stars safeguards Maiden worlds of the Eastern Fringe as they believe that it will be on the Fringe that the Eldar's fortunes will be reclaimed. So they seem to be Biel-tan of the east.

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That's really interesting. Also how often they mention Exodites lately makes me curious if Jes Goodwin is planning to expand the Eldar miniature range in this direction someday. With the Lizardmen kits available one can already build the entire Epic Exodites miniatures of old but it would be great to get at least one or two official kits in 28mm.




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Thanks!

The price, USD$26 is interesting. For kicks, look at 2014+ IC releases, of the 25-40mm base variety, in the order of release:

Dark Eldar - Succubus & Archon - $23
Blood Angels - Sanguinary Priest & Librarian - $30
Necron - Overlord - $28
Harlequins - Solitaire, Death Jester & Shadowseer - $26

I wonder who/how they determine those prices? I mean, it's obviously not just price creep -- which is a good thing -- but why on earth is the Overlord $2 more than the Solitaire and $2 less than a Sanguinary Priest?

Perhaps prices are determined by $25 + 1D6?

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They look to increase roughly with the mass of the model. The Archon and Succubus are both rather slender models without any huge billowing capes or elaborate bases, while the Cron and the Harlie characters all have big bases and coats. The SangPriest is the exception, but that is accounted for by the 'Space Marine tax', same as the plastic Librarian/Captain in PA from a while back.

But this is GW, so it could well be 25+d6! -

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Well I was definitely wrong in thinking the Deathjester and Shadowseer would be more expensive than the Solitaire.

Still, closing in on $30 for a single 28mm plastic model (space elf or otherwise) is a lot of money. It's no Dwarf Gyrocoper, but it's not what I would call reasonable either.
   
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I about had a heart attack at the archaon fantasy stuff and then i looked at the price tag..wait wait, that's a fluff novel...

I'm guessing the march rumor date on that seems to be accurate.

I do like what they've done for the plastic shadowseer and deathjester though.


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 Paradigm wrote:
The SangPriest is the exception, but that is accounted for by the 'Space Marine tax', same as the plastic Librarian/Captain in PA from a while back.


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 Paradigm wrote:
They look to increase roughly with the mass of the model. The Archon and Succubus are both rather slender models without any huge billowing capes or elaborate bases, while the Cron and the Harlie characters all have big bases and coats. The SangPriest is the exception, but that is accounted for by the 'Space Marine tax', same as the plastic Librarian/Captain in PA from a while back.

But this is GW, so it could well be 25+d6! -

The plastic Librarian in PA was also one of the first SM models that could have reasonably been placed on a 32mm base. He's a chunky character.

In regards to the Sanguinary Priest and the Terminator Librarian for Blood Angels? The Sanguinary Priest might be overpriced...but the Terminator is underpriced compared to what most people were expecting. The reason why for both is a pretty obvious one.
The iconography degrades the potential sales figures, as they only end up selling to BA players rather than generic Space Marines.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
In regards to the Sanguinary Priest and the Terminator Librarian for Blood Angels? The Sanguinary Priest might be overpriced...but the Terminator is underpriced compared to what most people were expecting.


No Kan. Nothing GW makes is underpriced. They're just overpriced or really overpriced.

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
In regards to the Sanguinary Priest and the Terminator Librarian for Blood Angels? The Sanguinary Priest might be overpriced...but the Terminator is underpriced compared to what most people were expecting.


No Kan. Nothing GW makes is underpriced. They're just overpriced or really overpriced.




In that case - Sang. Priest is super-mega-ultimately-outrageously-overpriced, and Termie Librarian is just little bit overpriced
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
In regards to the Sanguinary Priest and the Terminator Librarian for Blood Angels? The Sanguinary Priest might be overpriced...but the Terminator is underpriced compared to what most people were expecting.


No Kan. Nothing GW makes is underpriced. They're just overpriced or really overpriced.

Read the rest of my post.

"Underpriced compared to what most people were expecting".

Most people were expecting $37 at least and the model to be in a box like the Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun.
   
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I can't say that those price surprise me. I had already started converting my own character's from the troupe box set in order to keep it within my hobby budget.
   
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Ace Rimmer wrote:
I can't say that those price surprise me. I had already started converting my own character's from the troupe box set in order to keep it within my hobby budget.


Post some photos once you're done
   
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Quick question about the Harlequins. Since they can only be fielded by detachments/formations or whatever, does this mean you can have a dark eldar and eldar army with a harlequin detachment?

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Yes, that is infact how most people intend to field them

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 Veskern wrote:
Ace Rimmer wrote:
I can't say that those price surprise me. I had already started converting my own character's from the troupe box set in order to keep it within my hobby budget.


Post some photos once you're done


Solitaire WIP - flipping his way in to give someone a haywire grenade to the face!

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Nicely done! Due to the rules as written, the gear alone should be enough to distinguish him as a Solitaire, and the fact that he is wearing a long coat and has a daemon face seals the deal.

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I think, although the prices are rip off, the characters are actually really well done models. BUT if I need multiples I will be making my own. Looking at the bits the main box comes with it shouldnt be hard to go nuts and make your own ones like above!

Although the cool jester hat is something I reckon you should try add to him.
   
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Right they're up

shadowseer sprue (inc shuriken pistol or neurodisruptor)


Deathjester sprue (inc spare mask)



Web Bundle £121 (no discount)

Contains 12 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 1 Starweaver, 1 box of Skyweavers, 1 Solitaire, 1 Troupe, 1 Death Jester, and 1 Shadowseer.

The Ghosts of the Webway bundle £379 (no discount)

Contains 51 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 3 Starweavers, 8 Skyweavers, 2 Solitaires, 6 Troupes, 1 Death Jester, and 1 Shadowseer.

 
   
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You have to have a good laugh at a bundle that has 2 of a Unique character...

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2013 sprues? They've been waiting on the Solitaire, Starweaver, etc.. for a while.
   
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Yeah, they must have put a pin (of war?) in the release for soe, reason.

Would that have coincided with the last Eldar release?

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 Melcavuk wrote:
Yes, that is infact how most people intend to field them


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Had an absolute blast painting these guys, gonna have to get more.

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Wonderwolf wrote:
2013 sprues? They've been waiting on the Solitaire, Starweaver, etc.. for a while.


Not necessarily. Copyright dates back to whenever you create the first version of a finished "work." Thus, the copyright on the sprues could date back to before they did the tooling for the molds, but after they created the final prototype models (using resin or whatever).
   
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Ace Rimmer wrote:
 Veskern wrote:
Ace Rimmer wrote:
I can't say that those price surprise me. I had already started converting my own character's from the troupe box set in order to keep it within my hobby budget.


Post some photos once you're done


Solitaire WIP - flipping his way in to give someone a haywire grenade to the face!




That is sweet, and just perfectly done - mask, weapons, cloak - everything in place

And more about converting - problem lies with doing Death Jesters - how to bite it? What weapon from what pack to use? A bit of a same goes with Shadow Seers, but I guess some work with Spirit Seer model would do a nice effect.

And I am still planning to buy at least one of each type, these are just too pretty models to pass them by



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I have purchased the corsair upgrade kits from forge world before, I'll be getting more due to there being a hand held shuriken cannon in the special/heavy weapons teams

   
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bigbaboonass wrote:


Hey all, GW's preorder page is up and it looks as though we only thought we were catching a break at $26 each (insert sarcasm/profanity here) for the DJ and SS. They're actually $28.50!!! which means the 10-20% discount that most online sellers offer is already negated prior to the release. Yay!

I love the models (the crouching Death Jester is unreal) but am inclined to do as others have already stated and convert my own if I need more. I've already converted a Solitare and have the last renditions of both the DJ and SS. So for me, I'm going to have to pass for now unless I catch a break on eBay or another online retail shop.


Are you sure you are set to the "US" page and not the Australia page

Because it comes up as $26 US for me.

I hope somebody gets a bingo

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 Veskern wrote:
problem lies with doing Death Jesters - how to bite it? What weapon from what pack to use? A bit of a same goes with Shadow Seers, but I guess some work with Spirit Seer model would do a nice effect.

And I am still planning to buy at least one of each type, these are just too pretty models to pass them by





My DJ at the moment (still very WIP, and awaiting Harlie parts) is using Dire Avengers arms with the gun's barrel extended using a High Elf lance (with the head cut off, obviously). I'd imagine any Shuriken Cannon barrel could be lopped off and placed on a DA Catapult.

My Shadowseer is a HE Mage with a gun, mask and hood added. The hood is GS, the mask is a Dire Avenger head cut down to just the flat faceplate. Ignore the base, it needs changing.

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Any further releases rumoured after the Death Jester?

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