Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Midsummer Madness ten percent off code plus three new Grey Adder 15mm vehicles

The middle of the year is here and with Midsummer comes madness with The Ion Age.  We have a ten percent (10%) code off everything on our website and we have three new 15mm scale vehicles.  We will also have two free articles for you for Patrol Angis.  We will have more details on the free articles soon but for now let me tell you of the event and the new 'Battle Taxi' vehicles.  Go HERE or read on for details.


Until 9am GMT on Friday 29th June 2018 use the code 'tenoff' during checkout (see the image here for a screen grab, just type into the box and it is applied) for 10% off every code in every range on our website both 15mm scale and 28mm scale.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ
This event discount code GOES ON TOP of the normal system. You will earn Reward Points as normal and you can redeem them if you wish BUT you cannot use two discount codes and if you use 'tenoff' it will OVERRIDE any other code.  You may only use one code.  If you attempt to redeem points and then use 'tenoff' you will lose those points from your account.  If this happens please contact us on info@theionage.com with your order number and we will replace your lost points.  You can of course not use 'tenoff' and use your points as normal.

The 'tenoff' code works on all miniatures, all books, all digital downloads and all game packs too; everything.


This is a great chance to expand your collection or to get into our space opera setting.  As you can see on the screen grab I took advantage of several of the already bundled and discounted products for use in Patrol Angis.  I wanted to get my reading material now so (A) I added the trio of books for Patrol Angis as paid for downloads which were already 20% cheaper than in print and in the bundle of three a bit more too.  My initial force is going to be Cold Climes infantry so the platoon pack (B) which gives a whole force and includes a unique extra free sniper worth 0.50GBP too.  I liked the look of the new SuperBlue Adder and taking three of them (C) gives 10% off using the button on its page; my armoured support.  Lastly since I love an offer I added a single Tohlic Armoured Crawler (D) which is a monster of a vehicle which will carry my Cold Climes troops.  It is the month long offer for June so it is 20% off its list price.  With all these in the cart I have what I want and then into the discount box I typed 'tenoff' (E) and everything was reduced by a further ten percent saving me 7.00GBP more.  Excellent!  I hope you enjoyed my cart.  Go HERE to have a browse through the drop down menus.

We have three new 15mm scale resin vehicles which will be of interest to players of Muster and Planetary Militia and those who have low intensity warfare in mind.  I introduce to you the Grey Adder Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC's) commonly known as 'Battle Taxis'.  Each carries eight troopers and two crew and we have three different propulsion types for you.  Wheeled to go with the other IAF035 Wheeled Adders, a hover type to go with all the other IAF036 Lifter Adders and our first ever Tracked Adder too.  Go HERE or read on for more.


When you have to get into the fray quickly and on the cheap you need a Battle Taxi!  Watch out for Anvil 888 fire!


IAF035G Grey Adder APC Wheeled
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A six wheeled light vehicle the 'Battle Taxi' combat car APC variant which carries Eight Troopers and Two Crew. It has a large hatch at the rear and a front mounted Angis 12.5mm AP Gun.  Once assembled it is approx 60mm long, 40mm wide and about 25mm tall.   It is supplied in two pieces which are very easy to assemble.  You can purchase one pack or select three packs and save 10%.  Go HERE.  4.50GBP.


IAF036G Grey Adder APC Lifter
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A hover or 'lifter' type 'Battle Taxi' combat car APC variant which carries Eight Troopers and Two Crew. It has a large hatch at the rear and a front mounted Angis 12.5mm AP Gun.  Once assembled it is approx 60mm long, 45mm wide and about 25mm tall.  It is supplied in one piece.  You can purchase one pack or select three packs and save 10%.  Go HERE.  4.50GBP.


IAF164G Grey Adder APC Tracked
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A tracked light vehicle the 'Battle Taxi' combat car APC variant which carries Eight Troopers and Two Crew. It has a large hatch at the rear and a front mounted Angis 12.5mm AP Gun.  Once assembled it is approx 60mm long, 40mm wide and about 25mm tall.   It is supplied in two pieces which are very easy to assemble. You can purchase one pack or select three packs and save 10%.  Go HERE.  4.50GBP.


If you like these new vehicles then check out all the other 15mm Prydian Vehicles we have from light Adders to medium Mullos and to the heavy Taranis in wheeled, tracked, lifter and repulsar variants.  Troops to ride in them can be found in the 15mm Prydian Army section where we have Planetary Militia, Muster, Retained and Desteria as packs and also as platoon packs with an extra free miniature too.


We will soon have a free article for Patrol Angis which will give you an expansion to the game statistics from Callsign Taranis for using all three types of Grey Adder in play.  This will be published on the blog and there will also be a free article written by Aris where he introduces the 'Cranid' who are aliens intent upon conquest in a remote part of the Prydian Precinct..they also have to be floating Space Brains!  We have miniatures for these now on the website HERE

Thanks for your time and enjoy!

GBS

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

40mm Round Bases released at The Ion Age

A neat little release from us this time which brings you another size of round base for use in any game system or indeed in the excellent Patrol Angis.  You can see our Wargame Accessories on the website which includes all our bases and troop element trays and dice.  Read on for details.


IAF161 40mm Round Bases
This pack contains ten identical Resin Bases of 40mm Diameter and a 3mm Thickness. These bases join our 20mm and 30mm rounds and are ideal for use with 15mm scale miniatures and are used for mecha such as the Afara Strider 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


The Afara is a light mecha cast entirely in high quality grey tone resin and supplied in kit form. These kits are easy to assemble from eight or nine pieces with a high degree of posing due to the sockets into which feet, legs and arms fit. Once assembled the Afara stands approx 55mm in height or about three times our typical human sized miniature. There are three variants under the code IAF128 each with its own battlefield role from troop support to anti-armour and close combat.  It is stood upon a 40mm base such as those in the new IAF161 pack.  Go HERE.


Later this week we will be publishing a new article called Playing the Craniad in Patrol Angis written by Aris Kolehmainen all about combative space brains!  Our other two releases for the month will happen as part of 'Midsummer Madness' which we are running alongside our bigger brother Alternative Armies giving you a code for 10% off the entire website for one week.  As well as this will be two NEW 15mm vehicles the Grey Adder troop carrier in a wheeled and a lifter configuration!  Mobility for your Muster!  The height of the summer means a cracking week from us so keep an eye out.


Thank you as always for your support.

GBS

Friday, 1 June 2018

The Midsummer month at The Ion Age this June 2018

To the highs of the summer welcome!  The sixth month of 2018 sees The Ion Age bringing you more space opera gaming awesome.  We have a new month long offer.  We have new releases coming and we have free articles as well as a fantastic event too.  A lot going on which we will bring to you as we go.  Before that lets see what our month long offer is....the very ground trembles...20% off the mighty Tohlic Armoured Crawler our largest 15mm scale vehicle kit.  Go HERE or read on for more.


IAF146 Tohlic Armoured Crawler
This code contains all the parts required to assemble one large 15mm scale long distance armoured personnel carrier.  Used for deep recon it can carry an entire platoon of troops or three battlesuits or combinations thereof operating for weeks away from base.  Favoured by Planetary Defence forces but also used by Muster and Retained on suitably frozen worlds the Tohlic is composed of nine parts cast in high quality grey tone resin and white metal.  



The parts are the forward hull, the rear hull, the left track unit, the right track unit, exhaust mount 1, exhaust mount 2, Turret 1 (Anda Missile Pod) and Turret 2 (Moth Rotary Cannon). Supplied with two different turrets to use and since they use the standard turret ring they will also fit onto other Ion Age vehicles and structures.  This kit is easy to assemble and durable for use on table.  When assembled the Tohlic is approx 105mm long and 40mm tall.  Go HERE.


Using the Tohlic in Patrol Angis.
Get a free five page download for using the Tohlic in your games of Patrol Angis.  Click HERE to download from our website storage.  Go HERE for the game system.


I want to thank everyone who sent us nice words, comments and messages about the new IAF080 Superblue tank killer Adder from last month.


Three New Releases and an Event in June 2018
Here are the details in brief of what else will be happening this month so you can ready yourself and if you wish to take advantage of the coming Midsummer Madness as well.  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!

During the week of the 11th June we will be releasing a new pack of bases which adds to our Wargame Accessories collection of bases and movement trays.  We will also be publishing a new article called Playing the Craniad in Patrol Angis written by Aris Kolehmainen..get some floating brains on the table.  Our other two releases for the month will happen as part of 'Midsummer Madness' which we are running alongside our bigger brother Alternative Armies giving you a code for 10% off the entire website for one week.  As well as this will be two NEW 15mm vehicles the Grey Adder troop carrier in a wheeled and a lifter configuration!  Mobility for your Muster!  The height of the summer means a cracking week from us!

A Patrol Angis force by Larry Boester.  Article on our BLOG
Thank you as always for your support with our little space opera brand.  

GBS

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

IAF080 SuperBlue Adder tank killer released

A later addition to the wide and growing Adder series of light combat hulls the Type 07 SuperBlue was commissioned in 4312IC at the New Glastronbury Targa works with the express purpose of being the best of its peer group. This mission was largely successful due to the extra effort put into its construction the care and time over and above the norm.  Four tons heavier than the regulation twenty standard of the Adder series it was given a smaller than usual and expensive construct of the Podkletnov Gravity Protective Scute (PGPS) repulsar drive making the Type 07 Adder very nimble at considerable cost.  Titanium Alloy armour upped from 4mm to 7mm around the rigid fabricated frame increased survival rates against incoming projectile and energy based weaponry by more than forty percent.  The Type 07A is armed with a Valerin MkII 15Mw Laser Cannon with doubled heat dissipation coils allowing a more rapid rate of sustained fire against armoured targets without the weight of ammunition storage.  This makes it a lethal enemy for Battlesuits and other light vehicles.  SuperBlue's are crewed by two with a driver and a gunner being the norm.  There is space in the vehicle for two more regular equipped soldiers or up to four at a push.  There are several more unusual variants of the SuperBlue including the artillery support, the 07B which has twin Anda 60mm Missile Pods and the 07C which mounts twin Moth 88 rotary cannons however the 07P is the most experimental.  It mounts a temperamental Hermit 71mm rapid fire plasma cannon with the passenger compartment given over to equipment to deal with the strain of the weapon.  The majority of the SuperBlue's in active service are deployed with regular Muster Regiments fighting across the Precinct and there are smaller numbers of the Type 07 present in the armouries of the Marcher Barons too.  Diodine Sparrow of the Quarrel Company has four dozen at his personal command he rates them so highly and used them to great effect during the Campaign for the Hadadan Statues.
Academy Auto-Trainer Series 52, New Glastonbury, 4335IC


The time has now come for the super star of the Adder light vehicles to be released in its second new incarnation.  This is our final release of May 2018..  Able to kick the ass of any other Adder and give Mullo's a run for their money too the SuperBlue is a hunter of armour on the battlefield typically travelling in three's they can even take on a Taranis too...maybe!  This 2.0 version has the same game stats and it is about 80% the same as the original but it now resembles its larger brethren more closely which was our aim.  Designed by Sam Croes.  Go HERE or read on for more information.


IAF080 SuperBlue Adder (1 Repulsar Vehicle Kit)
This pack contains one resin 15mm scale vehicle which requires assembly.  This is a unique Adder variant which has repulsar drive (anti-gravity) giving it excellent speed and agility as well as thicker armour and a powerful Valerin Laser Cannon for accuracy and armour killing ability.  Crewed by the best Muster pilots around the SuperBlue is an armour hunter that can operate on its own or in squadrons taking out larger vehicles.  Codename SuperBlue.



Assembled this model is 65mm long and 45mm wide at its widest point.  Assembled this model is 65mm long and 45mm wide at its widest point. The kit comprises a two piece hull as well as a left and right engine plus one piece a one piece turret with weapon and a base to mount the vehicle upon that takes it 5mm off the table. This code can be bought as a pack or three packs saving 10%.  Price 5.00GBP per pack.  Go HERE.

A Hab Dome and a Smashed Hab Dome around a pilot rushing for his SuperBlue

At The Ion Age we have three types of Adder with a dozen different vehicles some wheeled, some lifter and of course the repulsar SuperBlue!

The family of repulsar Prydian vehicles.  Taranis, Mullo and SuperBlue!

Acting as fast recon and cover this SuperBlue lines up alongside a Tohlic Armoured Crawler

We have many other Adders as well.  Go HERE to see the Adder Combat Cars and the Adder Combat Lifters.  There are a dozen different variants with chain gun, rail gun, missile rack, laser cannon and communications types.  Excellent light 15mm scale vehicles for any setting at a superb price.

That is it from us in May and we will see you in June with more new awesome and articles.  Enjoy your wargaming and remember you get Reward Points on your orders with us which can be used for future discounts and free things.  Learn more on our website.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Larry Boester fields the mighty Tohlic Armoured Crawler

“The Shia Khan thought they could take what they wanted from the isolated Badlands of Cahokia Prime. They thought the Piasa had abandoned their ancient lands. They're about to be proven wrong...”

Following up on yesterday where we presented new artwork by an IonFan we now have a veteran wargamer in the scale and genre of 15mm science fiction being kind enough to show off his Tohlic Armoured Crawler before it sees battle (and paint) in the Prydian Precinct.  Larry Boester often makes me laugh with his comments and ideas as he expands his collection of 15mm scale miniatures and vehicles and while he loves Lifter (Hover) type propulsion the most he is also partial to tracks from time to time.  

“The Tohlic Crawler is a beautiful beast. I just love that it LOOKS like it's a home to an entire platoon of boots or a trio of walkers.”






As you can see the Tohlic really appeals for the reason that Larry puts forward himself.  It has real presence upon the gaming table and it looks like it really could hold an entire Cold Climes Planetary Militia Platoon transporting it to battle.  That indeed is partly shown in the last picture with a Planetary Militia Platoon on Movement Trays arranged around the monster.  Thanks Larry for permitting this share of your pictures.

If you are keen on learning more about our largest vehicle kit here are its details.  We also have stowage and bolt on pieces along the lines of those shown in Larry's pictures in IAF065 Adder Conversion Kit; you can get a pack or single pieces from it.


IAF146 Tohlic Armoured Crawler
This code contains all the parts required to assemble one large 15mm scale long distance armoured personnel carrier. Used for deep recon it can carry an entire platoon of troops or three battlesuits or combinations thereof operating for weeks away from base. Favoured by Planetary Defence forces but also used by Muster and Retained on suitably frozen worlds the Tohlic is composed of nine parts cast in high quality grey tone resin and white metal.


These are the forward hull, the rear hull, the left track unit, the right track unit, exhaust mount 1, exhaust mount 2, Turret 1 (Anda Missile Pod) and Turret 2 (Moth Rotary Cannon). Supplied with two different turrets to use and since they use the standard turret ring they will also fit onto other Ion Age vehicles and structures. This kit is easy to assemble and durable for use on table. When assembled the Tohlic is approx 105mm long and 40mm tall; it is a large vehicle.  Go HERE.


Thanks for Reading and see you soon for the new Superblue tank killer variant Adder!

GBS

Monday, 21 May 2018

Nic Evans imagines The Ion Age

It is my great pleasure to present to all of you IonFans the new artwork of a fellow who has gotten into the setting of the Prydian Civil War in a big way.  A person of sketch excellence I give you four pieces by Nic Evans.  Go along to the Alternative Armies Tabletop Gaming group on Facebook and join up if you want to see where he hangs out talking Patrol Angis.


A Knight at Rest.  This Retained Knight has removed the helm of his Alwite Powered Armour and is deep in contemplation.  Perhaps he is considering the actions of the day and how they compared to the ideal nature of the Code Gallant or perhaps he is nearing the time to begin a campaign and is readying himself for war.  Either way this art captures the weight upon his shoulders.  


Patrolling the Swamp.  His arm raised to call a halt to an unseen advance this Retained Knight has grown out his hair and been on campaign for many weeks.  In the Swamps of an unknown world the enemy lurks...but where? 


The Bombardment.  A wall stands before the advance of the liberating Prydian Army and it falls to this master of the artillery to direct guns in an effort to hammer down the barrier.  Long Barrelled Angis 25mm cannons fire their high explosive rounds to the parapet to begin the felling.


Bustle and Hustle.  This could be any one of thousands of cities across the Prydian Precinct where peace from the civil war is a fortunate reality.  Personal shuttles and repulsar transits buzz around and between the rubbacrete and golglass towers. 

So there you have it. Excellent work Nic!  I love the retro style of these almost wood cuts which reminds me so much of the classic artwork of the 1970's when sci-fi was weird and alien with all manner of possibilities. 


Later this week we will be returning with another IonFan blog post and then the last release of the month the SuperBlue 2.0...tank killer Adder!  The SuperBlue is a lean mean death machine designed by the madly talented Sam Croes.  It will be supplied with a free IAF160 Anti-Gravity Base too.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Create a Cold Climes Force for Patrol Angis free article

Some of the favourite miniatures which The Ion Age has in its 15mm scale range are those of the Planetary Militia Cold Climes. Armoured and uniformed against the snows and tundra of Arctic worlds and environments the Cold Climes take the fight to the alien Khanate, Marcher Barons and mercenaries in defence of their homes. Following up on the release of the new Cold Climes Gun Crew and the interest in the Cold Climes Platoon Pack we now have for you a free six page article. Creating your four platoon Cold Climes company for playing Patrol Angis. See below for the download link from our website. 

 
Creating a Force – Cold Climes Planetary Militia 
This free six page article runs you through the process of putting together four different platoons of infantry, transports, armoured vehicles, battlesuits and more to create a versatile force. The article includes four pre-filled rosters one for each platoon as well as the guide and some pictures of the miniatures for the force. Links are included to other free articles which will be of assistance as well. This is part one of three linked articles. Click HERE to download the article from our website and to see and learn more. 





 
If you want to see more of our Planetary Militia then visit the Prydian Army and the Prydian Vehicles pages for all the codes. You can get a pack or three packs with a saving or choose single poses from packs as well. Remember that when you order from us you get Reward Points assigned to your account which you can use on future orders to get discounts or free products. Read more about our Reward Programme on its page of the website. For the game system Patrol Angis check out our 15mm Publications Page for print and digital books plus value bundles and free content too. 


Towards the end of this month we will have our last of three May 2018 releases. We are getting it ready now. Rumours were right...it is a new Superblue Adder 2.0 which is replacing the original model! 


On May 25th 2018 the new General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) comes into law in the UK and across Europe as well. Over the past weeks we have been becoming compliant in our website and on our email list as well. You might have noticed the changes while you were browsing or updating your settings. We will be sending out a Compliance Email soon to everyone on our Mailchimp List. We ask that if you wish to continue to receive from us the latest news, releases and offers through email please look out for this special email (it will contain details of an email only free offer which is coming) and take half a minute to follow its link and update your settings. We are taking the chance to also do some housework on our mailing list to remove dead emails and such so please do update your settings. If you wish to sign up for our email you can do so (it is GDPR compliant) on the top right of our blog home page by subscribing. 

Thanks for Reading and enjoy the Article 

GBS