So I am pretty determined to take a squad of Harlies to Caledonian Uprising (Scottish ETC qualifier) - I love the models, love the fluff and I think they are cool as frakk. To put this current query in context, I'll be running them on foot with a Doom/Fortune farseer and a tooled up shadowfield Archon of fail.
But pretty confused by differences in the unit entries in the Eldar/Dark Eldar codices. For a start, in the Dark Eldar codex, a Death Jester replaces his shuriken pistol with a Shrieker cannon, and therefore can swap his remaining close combat weapon for a kiss, yes? But in the Eldar codex, it says 'he replaces his weapons with a shrieker cannon' therefore implying that both pistol and CCW are replaced. As i want to take a Death Jester with a kiss in case I feel like chucking him against something that my Archon or Farseer (lol) doesn't fancy in a challenge, DE harlies would seem to be the goer here.
However, in the Eldar FAQ, it says re Veil of Tears that the whole Veil section of rules is replaced with “The Shadowseer and her unit
have the Stealth and Shrouded special rules”, whereas in the DE FAQ, it says - Replace the last three sentences with the following: “The Shadowseer, and all models in her unit, have the Stealth and Shrouded special rules.”
Therefore, though this may be minor - the DE Shadowseer is still a psyker apparently, whilst the Eldar Shadowseer is not, which allows the Dark Eldar shadowseer to be targeted with weapons that can single out psykers. Moot point perhaps as I'll have a farseer in there, but still.
Which do you think I should take, and am I cheating if I give a Death Jester a Harlequins Kiss?
Death? You want death?
I'm afraid that would be far too boring...