Thursday, 17 January 2019

IAF172 Lord Pompous in Desteria Armour released

“PRESENTING HIS ILLUSTRIOUS MAJESTY” The little man was now pointing the megaphone directly at her, “THE KNIGHT OF ALL COLORS, LORD HIGH OF THE CHINTZ GATES, PROTECTOR OF THE FREE PEOPLES OF PRYDIA, KEEPER OF THE KEY TO BOLDARITY, KNOWER OF NO FEAR, MASTER OF HIS COMMAND, AND NOTED WELL DRESSER: LORD GAUD D. POMPOUS.”


Back in September last year it was my pleasure to present to all the IonFans out there the tale of a new hero in an article by our good friend Aris Kolehmainen.  After this article was put online it was downloads some three thousand times and momentum grew for its titular character to be made into a miniature in his own right.  Gathering support resulted in an agreement from us and now Baron Pompous is released in all his splendour!  Our only release for this month is now out! Go HERE or read on for more.  


IAF172 Lord Pompous
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal miniature in kit form composed of a body with two separate heads.  Dressed in customised and adorned Noblesse super heavy powered armour and cloak Lord Pompous is armed with a Moth Type 12 Multi Launcher.  Heads are supplied in helm (as shown) and bare headed giving a choice of build.  Refer to the free article for   Not supplied with a base (shown on a 20mm round base) and supplied unassembled and unpainted.  2.00GBP Go HERE.


Enjoy a tale set in The Ion Age a free article by our good friend Aris Kolehmainen.  An interview with a hero of the Desteria Knights who is not quite what he seems.  A fine read and it is followed by game statistics for using the character of Lord Pompous in your games. Click HERE to download this free four page article from our website.  The Interview contains a first person story as well as game rules.


The Desteria Knights are the super heavy infantry of the Prydian Army and of the Marcher Barons and the mercenary Condots.  Used to crack the hardest targets they carry the fire power of several Retained Knights and can withstand punishment which would destroy any lesser soldier.  We have a great value platoon pack of Desteria Knights which contains an additional free miniature unique to that code.  We also have two trooper packs and a command pack of these mighty soldiers which can all be seen on our website HERE.

We hope you like this new miniature and if you would like to make suggestions for future releases or characters please do tell us on info@theionage.com.

There will be further new releases next month and our month long offer in January is detailed HERE and is a discount on all Desteria Knight packs.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

A Pompous Heavy January 2019 at The Ion Age

A new year is here! Welcome to the last annum of the decade and it will be a grand one for The Ion Age. We continue to grow and to expand the range as well as the game systems. This month we are all about the Desteria the heaviest knights of the Prydian Precinct. All this month we have taken twenty percent off every pack code (not the platoon nor singles) belonging to the Desteria. A great offer and in theme with this month's new release which will be coming middle of January when Lord Pompous becomes a 15mm reality! At that time we will update his free rules download along with the release. Desteria prices are already changed on screen and you can use your Reward Points as normal in orders. 


“MkII Noblesse Powered Armour. Stopping short of actually building armour that must be piloted rather than worn the awesome Noblesse pattern is worn by Desteria Knights into the thick of battle. Fully sealed titanium alloy with an average of 27mm thickness across the body Noblesse makes use of the Chameleon Circuit and also uses the Celo 9 ultra thin layer of insta-nate ablative shell designed to shatter when impacted by enemy fire. This additional layer of protection along with paldrons of re-enforced titanium makes Noblesse three times more protective than MkV Alwite. Some Desteria fit the large Delver X jump jets to their armour while others opt for the cabled generator cells for on board energy based weapons such as the Valerin laser. All Noblesse armour features the flexible manipulator Impact Fist which can perform delicate tasks as well as smashing up to one foot of rubbacrete. Noblesse carries a built in primary weapon on one arm with large sealed ammunition reserves.” Academy Auto-Trainer Series 21, New Glastonbury, 4321IC 


Desteria miniatures are bigger than normal and are 24mm in height on average compared to a Retained at 18mm tall.

IAF075 Desteria Lance Command 
Alpha Perfect to lead your Desteria Knights into the fray we present lance command for the super heavy knights of the Ion Age. This code contains five different white metal 15mm scale poses all wearing MkII Noblesse powered armour. From left to right these are an officer with Valerin Laser Rifle and Pelleas powered Mace, communications specialist, medic with equipment, banner bearer with staff and Valerin Laser Rifle and lastly a casualty of a Desteria Knight laying face up. Each miniature is very detailed and features a crest upon its head. Desteria stand approx 24mm tall from sole of foot to top of crest. Go HERE


IAF013 Murdo and Galaine 
Bring forth the Desteria and bleed the enemy! This pack contains two large new white metal poses of 15mm character nobles in Noblesse super heavy powered armour. Baron Aldo Murdo armed with an Impact Fist and Sequence Particle Beamer in cloak and Baroness Lillian Galaine with Impact Fist and Hermit Plasma Rifle in cloak. Great for leading your Demis or Posts of Desteria (IAF009, IAF010) into battle or for leading entire forces in The Ion Age. Go HERE

IAF010 Desteria Demi Beta 
The super heavy infantry of the Prydian Precinct now have some backup following code IAF009 Desteria Demi Alpha two weeks ago. Wearing the thickest Noblesse powered armour and carrying the largest possible weapons that do not require an artillery or vehicle mount the Desteria are used for tasks just too tough for Retained Knights and the Muster. Code IA010 contains five brand new different white metal poses each with an Impact Fist (powered melee weapon) and either a Hermit 44mm Plasma Rifle or an Urgan 2 Bore auto-shotgun or a Valerin 9kw Laser Rifle. Each Desteria also sports a crest upon their helm. Desteria stand approx 24mm tall from sole of foot to top of crest. Go HERE


IAF009 Desteria Demi Alpha 
This week we have the first in an expansion of the original 28mm range into the brand new 15mm range on the Ion Age...Desteria Knights! The super heavy infantry of the Prydian Precinct are now in the 15mm Prydian Army as well as the 28mm Prydian Army. Wearing the thickest Noblesse powered armour and carrying the largest possible weapons that do not require an artillery or vehicle mount the Desteria are used for tasks just too tough for Retained Knights and the Muster. Code IAF009 contains five different white metal poses each with an Impact Fist (powered melee weapon) and either a Hermit 44mm Plasma Rifle or an Urgan 2 Bore auto-shotgun or a Valerin 9kw Laser Rifle. Each Desteria also sports a crest upon their helm. Desteria stand approx 24mm tall from sole of foot to top of crest. Go HERE


We have many FREE DOWNLOADS on our website as well as our great 15mm scale tabletop game called Patrol Angis which you can see HERE as a game pack and print books plus digital downloads of the books too. 


Remember you get Reward Points on every order you place with us added to your account on the website (you must have an account on the website setting it up first time you use it..which includes a welcome gift of 100 Points!) and these can be used to gain discounts and free items on any future order at any time. Millions of points earned and spent with us so far! 


Join our Mailchimp email listing for all the news sent to your chosen inbox. Don't miss out on new releases, free stuff and offers. On our blog to the top right corner you will see the sign up form. Just fill it in and you are in! 


We have a huge selection of 15mm scale space opera science fiction miniatures and each of our packs contains only one of each pose of figure plus you can select any miniature from any pack as a single or buy three packs and save 10% on screen. Just click on the white box on each product page for all the options. 

Thanks for your time! 

GBS

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Patrol Angis Errata a free eight page download

A treat before Christmas for Ion Fans. In the works for several months and a result of four years of play across the world from three books we present the Errata for Patrol Angis. Written and collated by Aris Kolehmainen it follows up on the expansion to the free Shia Khan Empire article (see that HERE) and gives clarifications, examples, suggestions, revisions and more. Well worth a festive season peruse if you play the game. If you would like to see all of our free files on the website go HERE and for the game books in print and as downloads as well as a game pack go HERE


The Patrol Angis Errata 
An eight page free article which outlines answers to common questions and much more for the Patrol Angis series. Covering the core book as well as Callsign Taranis and elements of The Khanate Return plus other minor armies it is the result of four years of play. Compiled by Aris Kolehmainen its contents Download the article from our website by CLICKING HERE. As with all expansions you are free to integrate these amendments to the published books or to ignore them within your playing group. 


We have no further news or releases planned in December and we are working on the new awesome for 2019. We do have a December Offer through for you all to enjoy if you fancy stocking up with goodies before 1st January 2019. Read the details in full on our blog HERE but in essence we will give you 100 Reward Points bonus on every order placed and every time you order a Platoon Pack (a whole force with an additional free unique miniature) from any faction we will add one Bike (worth 2.25GBP) to your package as a treat. Go to the website.


I have been working on an article for Magogs in Patrol Angis with new pictures and additional content on top of what is in Callsign Taranis on these giant machines. It is far from finished but if you have anything on these mecha you would like to see included or questions to ask please do so. Tell me by email to info@theionage.com

So all that remains is for me and the little team here to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

GBS

Saturday, 1 December 2018

A Gift Giving Festive December 2018 at The Ion Age

First of all let me thank every IonFan who took us up on the recent autumn event and got in early on the mighty Magog Mecha (80mm tall awesome machine) kits.  These are out all over the world and the kind words about them have made the team here smile.  Now we enter the last month of the year and we have a gift for you.  It is two fold...


Scotland in December is windy, wet, cold and often storm laden too so it is ideal for tabletop gaming in the warm indoors.  All of this month we are gift giving.  Firstly I will manually add 100 Reward Points to your account for each order you place (this will be done before your order is dispatched).  Secondly every order placed which contains a 'Platoon Pack' or an 'Ordos Pack' will get a free gift worth 2.25GBP with each platoon pack in the order.  Fantastic.  Here are the details.


If you order any of the following Prydian Army platoon pack codes you will get a IAF126 Burgeon Grav Bike (pose one with rider) worth 2.25GBP automatically added free for each platoon ordered.

IAFP02 Retained Lance (25 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP03 Desteria Lance (15 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP04 Muster Platoon (25 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP07 Planetary Militia Platoon (25 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP11 Cold Climes Platoon (25 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP13 Muster Patrol Platoon (25 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


And for the arch enemy....


If you order any of the following Ordos Packs, a platoon for the Khanate Empire, codes you will get an IAF007 Canthus Monocycle (pose one with rider) worth 2.25GBP added free for each platoon ordered.

IAFP01 Malig Ordos (32 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP05 Legionary Ordos (32 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP08 Nox Ordos (15 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP09 Pioneer Ordos (32 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


IAFP12 Beotan Ordos (32 miniatures and 1 Unique Extra Free)


Lastly if you purchase a Xin Platoon or Prang Platoon we will give you an extra five Xin troopers or three Prang troopers!  We hope you enjoy this festive treat.  A rather different month long offer which ends 1st January 2018.


"The largest walkers in the Prydian Precinct the Magogs are a class of war machine which tower over all others. Piloted by a pair of veteran crew each Magog carries the mightiest weapons into battle and is the equal to the finest of other armoured vehicles. They are giant knights. They are the mecha of the Marcher Barons and among them the Targa Works type 50 variants rule supreme. Magogs are giants of legend given titanium alloy form in the war against the Khanate.”

If you missed our big releases last month and the last of this year then check out these three mighty war machines on the Prydian 15mm Vehicles page.  Choose from a single mecha or three of the same with a saving or a bundle of all three saving 20% or a mecha builder page if you want parts of the Magogs to make your own.


We have many FREE DOWNLOADS on our website as well as our great 15mm scale tabletop game called Patrol Angis which you can see HERE as a game pack and print books plus digital downloads of the books too.


Remember you get Reward Points on every order you place with us added to your account on the website (you must have an account on the website setting it up first time you use it..which includes a welcome gift of 100 Points!) and these can be used to gain discounts and free items on any future order at any time.  Millions of points earned and spent with us so far!


Join our Mailchimp email listing for all the news sent to your chosen inbox.  Don't miss out on new releases, free stuff and offers.  On our blog to the top right corner you will see the sign up form.  Just fill it in and you are in!


We have a huge selection of 15mm scale space opera science fiction miniatures and each of our packs contains only one of each pose of figure plus you can select any miniature from any pack as a single or buy three packs and save 10% on screen.  Just click on the white box on each product page for all the options. 

Thanks for your time and there is more free content coming....

GBS

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Free expansion to The Khanate Return book with additional general and client race rules

“The Shia Khan Empire favours energy based weapons over those using projectiles as ammunition for the majority of its Legions.  While other instructional vids will be dealing with the Maia and Juno classes of weapons, our subject here is the designated Jupiter series of plasmatic weapons, primarily the Jupiter 46mm Plasma Rifle.  The Jupiter Plasma Rifle is a heavy infantry weapon in the weight brand of some sixteen kilograms for the gun itself and another twenty kilograms for the linked power supply.  It has been observed in use by two alien soldiers with one manning the weapon and the other handling the power supply and ensuring function.  As such it is not the most mobile of infantry carried weapons.  However using dedicated power supplies within their Segmentum pattern armour along with enhanced strength, Nox troopers can make use of the Jupiter on their own, both wielding and charging it themselves.  Khanate plasmastic weapons use a similar technology to our own which we estimate is some century and a half more advanced with a superior discharge and kill potential in infantry sized deployments.  A chamber within the Jupiter Rifle with a spherical size of 46mm across is superheated and injected with a tiny amount of material which is then accelerated from the barrel using an array of linear magnets.  The resultant projected blast of plasma can be accurately aimed at moderate to long ranges superior to our Hermit class.  We have only estimates of usage duration that a typical power supply linked will allow for twenty shots before significant charging is required or supply switched.  Battlefield reports and vid feed show Jupiter shots penetrating Alwite Powered Armour with relative ease and survival rates from injury by Jupiter Plasma Rifles are very low.  Commanders in the field recommend the destruction of captured Khanate weapons and power packs as instances of booby trapping and remote overcharge and detonation are common.”
Academy Auto-Trainer Series 16, New Glastonbury, 4333 1C


It is my great pleasure to present for free download a brand new six page article written by Aris Kolehmainen and myself and representing Aris biggest work in The Ion Age thus far; an expansion to the Shia Khan Empire.  This additional game content slots right into IAB03 The Khanate Return book which you can have in print or as a paid digital download putting the legions into your games of Patrol Angis.  To see all the free files go HERE or for the Khanate army see HERE for troops and HERE for vehicles.  Read on for more!


Client Races and Skills for the Khanate Empire
A six page free article which gives you additional rules for use in Patrol Angis for both the client races (Maligs, Nox, Beotan and others) as well as a list of general skills, gear and traits which can be used by all troop types.  A great resource written by  Aris Kolehmainen which adds right into (from page 29 onwards) IAB03 The Khanate Return.  To download it from our website CLICK HERE.


The Khanate Army is composed of endless troops who pour from the Matter Gateway in the Camarthen star system.  The main military structure of the Khanate is the Legion.  Each legion has thousands of troops who are in the main Legionaries in their distinctive reflective glimmer suits and breather helms, with Pioneers with extra armour but there are also the Nox, power armoured elite legionaries, Warlords who are huge brutes with massive firepower and Psycoborgs robotic weapons of terror.  There are also the verminous Maligs who swarm to the command of the Legion and are used as cannon fodder and to tie down human troops The Betrayers who are humans coerced or mind wiped into fighting for the Khanate.  Then the Beotans who are savage lycanthrope warriors used for cold climes and city fighting. Legion uniforms are typically single colour suits such as the red of the Styx Legion or the green of the Medusa Legion with a black or white helmet.  Officers sometimes have elaborate golden weave and cloaks. 


There is a great variety of miniatures in this army which can be had by the pack or single poses within packs.  See them all HERE.  We also have a range of vehicles for the this army which are exotic and centred around rolling tanks; see them HERE.


Now on and until 9am GMT Tuesday 27th November there is a Black Friday Season event here at The Ion Age.  Done in conjunction with our sister site Alternative Armies we have automatic Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over 15GBP of product placed in the cart (you need do nothing but add to cart but please note tracked shipping remains a flat 10GBP charge to select) and we have brand new releases in the form of the mighty Magogs; three huge mecha in 15mm scale.  




You might have seen the the Magogs on our BLOG already but these mighty war machines have offers on them during the event. Go HERE for the website.

This is our last news for the month.  We will be presenting a free article in December giving you more information and images of the Magogs in the field along with Patrol Angis rules.  We will also have our last release of 2018 too and it will be full of pomp for sure!

Thank you for reading,

GBS

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Magog War Mecha three types released in 15mm scale

Now onto the giant robots!  Allow me to present the biggest damn infantry in the Prydian Precinct the Magogs!


'Magogs' our word in the setting of the far future Prydian Precinct for 'Mecha'; for walking giant machines with pilots.  In 15mm scale and sculpted by Sam Croes these models will come as easy to assemble kits.  Easy to build and to use in play in Patrol Angis or any other game system since we make gaming miniatures not fine scale models; they are durable. Three new codes plus a three bundle and a special 'mecha builder' code which will allow you to choose your own assembly of Magog (centred around weapon load out choosing legs and head types) and two new sizes of resin bases for big war machines.  When built a Magog stands some 80mm tall (about 26 foot or just under 8 metres in the real world). Taken from IAF017 Ellen and Ripley pack the shown female knight is 16mm tall.  Great for any game system. There are a lot more images of each model on the website if you would like to click through on the codes which interest you. Go HERE.

“The largest walkers in the Prydian Precinct the Magogs are a class of war machine which tower over all others.  Piloted by a pair of veteran crew each Magog carries the mightiest weapons into battle and is the equal to the finest of other armoured vehicles. They are giant knights.  They are the mecha of the Marcher Barons and among them the Targa Works type 50 variants rule supreme.  Magogs are giants of legend given titanium alloy form in the war against the Khanate.”


IAF169 Arcus Magog War Mecha 50A
This pack contains one 15mm scale large walker or Mecha called a Magog.  This Magog is the Arcus 50A which is a longer range encounter type of war mecha armed with an Anda 115mm Missile Pod cluster on the end of each arm (see page 58 of Callsign Taranis).  The kit is composed of nine high quality grey tone resin pieces which are standing pose legs, upper body, Armet style head cockpit, upper left arm, left weapon mount, upper right arm, right weapon mount and two jet units one for the rear of each arm.  Easy to assemble and durable as a playing piece.  When building there is choice in torso rotation and arm pose and head direction.  When assembled this model stands about 80mm tall.  Supplied unpainted and unassembled without a base (shown on our IAF167 75mm round base).  You can purchase one kit or three kits saving 10% on screen.  Go HERE.  25.00GBP


IAF170 Blaes Magog War Mecha 50B
This pack contains one 15mm scale large walker or Mecha called a Magog.  This Magog is the Arcus 50B which is a medium range encounter of war mecha armed with an Valerin 50Mw Laser Cannon and a Mecha Giant Fist (see page 58 of Callsign Taranis).  The kit is composed of eight high quality grey tone resin pieces which are walking pose legs, upper body, Mortal style head cockpit, left arm ending in fist, upper right arm, right weapon mount and two jet units one for the rear of each arm.  Easy to assemble and durable as a playing piece.  When building there is choice in torso rotation and arm pose and head direction.  When assembled this model stands about 80mm tall.  Supplied unpainted and unassembled without a base (shown on our IAF167 75mm round base).  You can purchase one kit or three kits saving 10% on screen.  Go HERE.  25.00GBP


IAF171 Lann Magog War Mecha 50C
This pack contains one 15mm scale large walker or Mecha called a Magog.  This Magog is the Arcus 50C which is a noble type of war mecha armed with Bodkin 130mm AP Cannon with large shell clip plus a Mecha sized Powered Sword (see page 58 of Callsign Taranis).  The kit is composed of nine high quality grey tone resin and white metal pieces which are advancing pose legs, upper body, Bascinet style head cockpit, left arm, left hand with Powered Sword, right arm with gun mount, Bodkin cannon barrel and two jet units one for the rear of each arm.  Easy to assemble and durable as a playing piece.  When building there is choice in torso rotation and arm pose and head direction.  When assembled this model stands about 80mm tall.  Supplied unpainted and unassembled without a base (shown on our IAF167 75mm round base).  You can purchase one kit or three kits saving 10% on screen.  Go HERE.  25.00GBP


IAFMB01 Magog War Mecha Three Bundle
This special bundle code gives you the opportunity to purchase one of each of our three Magog kits with a saving.  Three different mecha!  You receive IAF169 Arcus Magog War Mecha 50A kit,IAF170 Blaes Magog War Mecha 50B kit and IAF171 Lann Magog War Mecha 50C kit.  Refer to each single code for full content details.  You save 20% off the regular price of each kit. When assembled each model stands about 80mm tall.  Supplied unpainted and unassembled without a base (shown on our IAF167 75mm round base).  Go HERE.  60.00GBP


IAFMB02 Magog Builder Workshop
If you would like to choose the parts of your own Magog War Mecha then this is the place for you. For the same price as a standard kit you can choose your parts built around the weapon load out.  Firstly choose one of three Weapon Load Outs (which is arms and upper torso), then add your choice of three different leg poses, then add one of three different heads.  You are free of course to purchase only bits of a Magog if you wish but if you select Weapon Load out plus Legs plus Head you will have a complete kit. Use the white drop down menu box on the page to choose your parts:

A - Arcus Load Out (Arms and Body) (Missiles)
B - Blaes Load Out (Arms and Body) (Laser)
C - Lann Load Out (Arms and Body) (Gun and Sword)
D - Standing Legs
E - Walking Legs
F - Advancing Legs
G - Armet Head
H - Mortal Head
I - Bascinet Head 



Go HERE.


IAF167 75mm Round Bases
This pack contains three identical Resin Bases of 75mm Diameter and a 3mm Thickness. These bases join all of our other rounds (20mm, 30mm, 40mm) and are ideal for use with 15mm scale miniatures and are used for mecha such as the Magog War Mecha in Patrol Angis. They are the ones used in the pictures of our miniatures on the website. These go alongside our range of IAF077 Troop Element Bases but are meant for single model use in the game system. You can choose one pack or by clicking on the product box use the drop down menu to select 'Buy Three Packs and Save 10%' option.  Go HERE.  4.00GBP


IAF168 100mm Round Bases
This pack contains two identical Resin Bases of 100mm Diameter and a 3mm Thickness. These bases join our other round types and sizes and are ideal for use with 15mm scale miniatures and are used for the largest mecha such as the Magog War Mecha (see our own pictures of Magogs using 100mm bases) or Taranis Tanks in Patrol Angis. You can also use them for diorama or scenic scatter terrain building. These go alongside our range of IAF077 Troop Element Bases but are meant for single model use in the game system. You can choose one pack or by clicking on the product box use the drop down menu to select 'Buy Three Packs and Save 10%' option.  Go HERE.  4.00GBP


Later this month we will be giving you a free article for the use of Magogs in your games of Patrol Angis with game statistics and playing tips as well as fiction and background.  Magogs often face off against Taranis Tanks on the battlefield but who wins?  Look out for this during November. We hope you like our largest ever models and remember you will earn Reward Points on every order and you can use earned points redeemed as discounts in your orders including on these new codes.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS