Glam, the Laughing Warrior in Scarlocks Wood Elf Archers was the first Wardancer. Half pseudo-celtic beserker, half red-haired punk, released in 1986.
|Glam the Laughing Warrior | Jes Goodwin | via Thantsants|
1987, just into the release of Warhammer 3rd edition, we saw the release of a wider range of punk elf miniatures, most sporting the trademark Wardancer mohawk hair-do, and occasional leather, studs and buckles armour. Full page advert in White Dwarf 96 also features a page of rules and fluff. Excuse the nasty low-res phone-camera shots, but I'm too lazy to scan the page properly.
|Punk Elf Wardancer with mohawk | Jes Goodwin (1987)|
|Punk Elf Wardancer bondage gear | Jes Goodwin (1987)|
|Dungeonpunk Elf Wardancers | Jes Goodwin (1987) | via SoL|
|Science Fantasy Punk Elves | Eldar Harlequins (1988) | via SoL|
On the other hand a few mohawks don't override the undeniably huge high-camp glam-rock influence.
|1970's Eldar Harlequin cosplay |
Oi, Bowie -where's ya Shuriken catapult?