The multi-colored warriors of the Eldar’s “Laughing God” are getting their 8th Edition update for Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 with the upcoming Codex:  Harlequins and Datacards:  Harlequins, both releasing soon.

The Harlequins are the third Aeldari faction to get a Codex for the new edition, following the Codex:  Craftworlds and Codex:  Drukhari.  Like the earlier books in the series, the Codex:  Harlequins offers new options for building armies, new strategic options, and new faction rules. 

A focus of this book will be a half-dozen “Masque Forms” that give powerful bonuses to a Harlequin army built to take advantage of them.  Each Masque Form is designed to focus on one aspect of the Harelequin’s iconic style, be it the acrobatic fighting style of the Midnight Sorrow, the trickery and deception of the Veiled Path, or the death-embracing Dreaming Shadow.

The Codex:  Harlequins will be offered in both a regular version and a more deluxe limited Collector’s Edition.  MSRP and release dates have not yet been announced.

Along with the new Codex, a set of Datacards for the Harlequin army will also be offered, providing players with an easy way to track faction abilities and tactical objectives.

Games Workshop recently released a boxed set featuring new models for the Adeptus Mechanicus and Necron factions (see “‘Warhammer 40,000 Battle Box – Forgebane’”).