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Can Harlequins Ally With Tau?
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 12:10   #1 (permalink)
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can haloquins Allie with tau
Please tell me i don't know much about them but my friends are saying that the also fight for the greater good!! :-X
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 12:24   #2 (permalink)
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There are no official rules, but with your opponents concent they can be fielded as allies under the rules given in the beta-version Harlequin Codex, i.e. that a non-chaos army fighting against Chaos can include Harlequins.
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can haloquins Allie with tau
Please tell me i don't know much about them but my friends are saying that the also fight for the greater good!! :-X
Only if the greater good is fighting chaos (as Auin'Myrrath said.)

However beware! Harlequins fight for themselves and once you've disposed of the enemy they'd love to turn on you (although I'm speaking purely in fluff terms there!)
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I can't see any reason they wouldn't - heck, they could be manipulating the Tau into fighting their battles for them, or they could have popped up at a crucial moment in a battle, just when their Seers (do Harlequins have Seers?) decided would do the most good, even if it didn't actually help the Tau win the battle, if not too many Eldar lives were lost and the other force was ground down enough (or any model was killed, really - anyone could be the next Horus/Abbadon), then the allied force would be able to count it as a moral victory (I'm not saying this would actually do anything).

And I guess you could say they are working for the greater good (small 'g's) of the galaxy, since they're trying to eliminate the Chaos and presumably Necron forces - but do they fight for the Tau? No, they fight for themselves and their race's survival against their many foes. Remember, normal Eldar will ally with almost anyone (except Chaos or Necrons, and I guess Tyranids, since you can't ally with them) if it serves their purpose, and a Harlequins' motives are even more enigmatic.
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Never trust anyone who follows the Laughing God, for our god is a fickle one, and rarely laughs with you...

Still, I suppose you make good cannon-fodder... and nice pets.
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