Thursday, 12 July 2018

IAF163 Retained Post Echo our release for July 2018

“Brilliant with the energy flowing through its blade the first swing of Esquire Quiver's Octa Sword took the left leg of the flightless bird clean away from its body with a spray of super heated blood....”

The Ion Age makes its new release for July 2018 with ten brand new 15mm miniatures in IAF0163 Retained Post Echo.  Requested by players of Patrol Angis these knights have blades!  This pack is on our website now and as with all codes you can choose from a pack or singles from the pack or three packs and save ten percent.  Go HERE for the new pack or read on for full details.


“Brilliant with the energy flowing through its blade the first swing of Esquire Quiver's Octa Sword took the left leg of the flightless bird clean away from its body with a spray of super heated blood.  Screeching the seven foot tall avian creature collapsed throwing its Malig rider clean over its razor sharp beaked head.  Quiver reversed the sword and in a glittering orange arc used it to sever the head of the bird before cutting into the back of the sprawling Malig ending the enemy's attempts to free a Cupid laser pistol from its combat harness.  All around him Quiver could see other Retained Knights of the 308th Regiment likewise engaged with the Shia Khan at sword point distance.  They were greatly outnumbered by their goblinoid foes and in the spaces between the habitation domes of the settlement it meant that every Prydian was fighting for their lives without pause.  Powered swords flashed in glittering arcs while Roaz axes rose and fell in a murderous rhythm and Pelleas maces smashed into flesh and bone.  The aliens had either known that the meeting was taking place or, perhaps more likely, it was simply a coincidence that the lance had been in the wrong place when a horde of Maligs decided to set up their camp here.   

Bullets spanged off of Quivers Alwite Armour doing little harm but scoring lines in the delicate film layers that made up the camoflage Chameleon Circuit which caused his form to blend into its surroundings.  At this range the Malig gripping its Maia 9.6mm mpi could not have failed to see him.  He brought the Octa sword up and rounds exploded as they impacted against its blade....” 
-  An extract from By Sword Short and Long.


IAF163 Retained Post Echo
The fifth post of Retained Knights ready to see off enemies as diverse as the Marcher Barons and the Khanate Empire.  These knights are skilled in the arts of close combat and make use of powered melee weapons. Mix them in with your other knights for assault lances. Code IAF163 contains ten different poses all wearing Alwite powered armour and carrying a variety of weapons including Octa Powered Sword, Roaz Powered Axe, Pelleas Powered Mace as well as Tumbler ranged weapons.   As always this code can be bought as a pack or as single miniatures or select the three packs and save 10% option on the page.  Go HERE.  Price 5.00GBP per pack.


Later this month we will have a free Patrol Angis scenario featuring the new miniatures called 'By Sword Short and Long'.  A close in vicious fight which sees goblinoid Maligs trying to encircle a lance of Retained Knights with battlesuit support who are conducting talks with a Xin Trader; they will have to cut their way clear.  This full scenario takes place in the Camarthen stellar cluster after the activation of the Matter Gateway and during playtesting it was really intense!  Look out for the article.

Including this new pack of ten poses we now have in 15mm scale nearly seventy poses of Retained Knights from such codes as:






IAF001 Retained Post Alpha
IAF002 Retained Post Beta
IAF008 Retained Post Charlie
IAF016 Retained Post Delta
IAF163 Retained Post Echo




IAF004 Retained Lance Command Alpha
IAF014 Retained Lance Command Beta
IAF076 Retained Lance Command Charlie




IAF057 Knight Errants of Prydia
IAF156 Marcher Barons of Prydia
IAF157 Nobles of Prydia



IAF005 Balthazar and Jerome
IAF017 Ellen and Ripley
IAF063 Arachne and Giliam
IAF158 Diodine Sparrow of the Quarrel Company


IAFP02 Retained Lance (with extra free unique miniature)

These can serve as Prydian Army or in a different colour scheme such as those on our poster they can be knights of the Leagues or Marcher Barons or even Condot mercenaries too.  This means you can create almost three lances of knights never repeating a miniature!  


There is also an extra free Retained Knight Errant in the Patrol Angis Game Pack starter box too which you only get with that box.  A great way to get playing and check out that page for free downloads and other materials for the game.



Our month long offer this time is...25% off all the variants of the fantastic Duxis Battlesuit in 15mm scale both close combat types HERE and ranged types HERE.  Seven variants of a fantastic 30mm tall model.  Ends 31st July 2018.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Ion Age this July 2018 and the Duxis Battlesuit

I want to thank everyone for the fun of the Midsummer Madness event last month.  We are sending out orders daily and it is my delight to say that we now have nearly twenty customers who have accumulated the 9000 Reward Points needed for the free massive terrain set.  Well done to those IonFans and now on to July and what this month has in store for The Ion Age.  Our month long offer this time is...25% off all the variants of the fantastic Duxis Battlesuit in 15mm scale both close combat types HERE and ranged types HERE.  Read on for more.


Princess Cyon knows a lot of things.  I mean a lot.  It was lot before the Reord bonding and though it's even more now I can tell you that she came up with the Duxis MkI on her own.  Technics, Fabrication and Structure too.  All of it her idea.  To make her point she wore the prototype upon entering the Adden chambers and it made her point just beautifully to the Council.  We knew the Khanate had returned and we had the reports of the first contacts from Camarthen Prime but the Princess, she had her father's knowledge of the times of the first Khanate War.  We confirmed it later but in those chambers and on that day Princess Cyon said one word as she strode towards us footfalls heavy.  Encased in armour and over twelve feet tall she said 'Warlord' and then activated the holo emitters attached to the prototype's shell.  I think there was not a knight or baron in the place who did not shrink a little in their seats.  Out of thin air a monster appeared.  Like a Man in shape but larger; far larger.  She drew an energised blade longer than a Starvaulter is tall and conducted a mock melee with the projection...and she won.  Hours of discourse followed and all the while Daphne Cyon stood in her prototype Duxis Battlesuit and held sway.  The Warlords were more than a Retained Knight could cope with; so make a Retained Knight more than they already were.  We did.  Now in Camarthen space we meet those hulking monsters with metal of our own.  Its a close fight but now its a fight we can and we will win!
Knight General Obermann.  Fleet Command.  4331 IC


IAF030 Duxis Battlesuit
The Duxis Battlesuit known to some as the 'Royal Gift'. IAF030 can be given a number of roles from a knight to melee specialist to ranged purposes in play and stands 30mm tall. Cast in white metal in 15mm scale it requires assembly and has a good degree of pose choices through its variants.  Composed of an upper body, lower body, head and then a choice of weapons and arms (gauntlets) from eight variants the Duxis is a versatile machine. Chose body angle, choose head angle and direction, choose arms and weapons.  It can be posed many different ways. Here are the types of Duxis Battlesuit which match up to the images:

IAF030A Duxis MkIIIA ' Bladesman' with Cetra Shield Hand and Octan Prime Energy Blade. 
IAF030B Duxis MkIIIB 'Winnower' with Cetra Shield Hand and Trabs Energy Spear.
IAF030C Duxis MkIIIC 'Brawler' with Left Gauntlet, Right Gauntlet and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030D Duxis MkIIID 'Anti-Infantry' with one Gauntlet, Moth 88 Rotary Cannon and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030E Duxis MkIIIE 'Pride Taker' with one Gauntlet, Valerin 15Mw Laser Cannon and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030F Duxis MkIIIF 'Indirect Fire Support' with one Gauntlet, Bodkin 55mm AP Howitzer and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030G Duxis MkIIIG 'Anti-Vehicle' with one Gauntlet, Fretan II Rail Gun and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030H Duxis MkIIIH 'Warlord' with one Gauntlet, Angis 25mm AP Cannon and Heraldic Shield.


See the Duxis variants HERE and HERE and use the drop down menu to select the variant you wish.


Mastergunz paints the Duxis 'Winnower' Battlesuit!  A great blog article with 'Mastergunz' as he give a professional and different paint job to a battlesuit.  Check it out HERE.


Using the Duxis in Patrol Angis
You can find the rules for 'Infantry Sized Vehicles' which covers Bikes, Battlesuits and Portable Weapons in the core game book IAB01 Patrol Angis and this includes the Duxis which is a key part of Retained Knights battle strategy.  Go HERE for our 15mm Publications in print and as digital downloads.


I wish to thank everyone who supported us last month with the three new Grey Adder 'Battle Taxi' vehicles we released.  Wheeled, Lifter and our first Tracked Adder too (there will be more).  See them HERE.


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!

In July 2018 we will have one new release and a free Patrol Angis scenario as well as an article on the Duxis in Patrol Angis.  Both of these will focus on close combat and upon the powered armour professionals of the Prydian Precinct and follow up upon Patrol Angis players requests for more melee centric miniatures.  Look for these in the middle and end of the month.  As always if you have any requests for new miniatures or vehicles when by all means contact us on info@theionage.com we would love to hear from you.


If you missed it then you missed a treat from  Aris Kolehmainen at the end of last month with a free six page article for Playing the Craniad in Patrol Angis.  If you want some floating brains on the table then this is for you.  See it on our website HERE.

Thank you as always for your support with our little space opera brand.  

GBS

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Cranid Space Brains in Patrol Angis free article

“Look, I’m no ‘Vaulter. I just happen’ta be one of them lads who make sure them ships keep move’n ‘cross the stars right’n proper. But let me tell’s ya somethin’: Ya don’t need’a’be one of them “High’n Mighties” up on the bridge to know that the Dolo Cloud’s where sanity goes out the hatch and skip’s away in’ta the void… 

An example? Sure. Ya seem’ta have the stomach fer it. Let me send’ya over the wall... Let’s talk about those giant floating brains. 

Yeah, ya heard me: Giant. Floating. Brains…” 
Vincent“ Southpaw” MacCabe, 133rd Engineer corps, assigned to the “Radiant Light” 

 
It is my pleasure to bring you the last news for the month from The Ion Age. It has been an excellent and fun month with three new Grey Adder APC's plus Midsummer Madness (ending this Friday at 9am GMT) as well as free rules for the new Adders in play and of course the month long offer of 20% off the mighty Tohlic Armoured Crawler and our new pack of 40mm Round Bases. All worth a look and a read. We end with a great free article by Aris Kolehmainen which brings you a new tongue in cheek faction for Patrol Angis..among the Dodo Clouds are something rather different. The Cranid Space Brains! Read on for more. 


Minds without Measure Craniads in the Ion Age rules by Aris Kolehmainen 
This six page free expansion article for Patrol Angis gives you game statistics and force buildings rules plus background for an alien civilisation in the grip of devolving. These aliens are floating space brains and a fine if rather odd enemy for your Prydian Army or Khanate Legions. Click HERE to download the article from our web hosting. We have many other free articles on our 15mm Publications page plus the game books and a starter game pack. If you wish to field the Cranids then you can with the miniatures for them from Alternative Armies now on our website in the Resource Wars page. Here are some pictures used in the article which were taken from our play testing of the new force. We faced off with the Cranids using a two mixed lances of Retained Knights, Grav Bikes and Battlesuits. Great! 





Many thanks for Reading and if you have not placed your order for the month with us as yet then now is the time as offers end soon and all our releases are made for June 2018. See you in July! 

 GBS

Monday, 25 June 2018

Grey Adder APCs in Patrol Angis free download

“Adder Combat Cars come in many types within the series including newer different drive systems. With an average weight of just over five and a half tons and roughly sixteen feet in length that Adder is not a combat heavy weight like the Taranis. A colour coding system is in use to make Adders easy to assign to Regiments (and indeed the Marcher Barons use the same system). The Red Adder is the standard Combat Car with space for four and mounting a turret with a Moth 88 Rotary Cannon. The Yellow Adder is the fire support car and has two crew along with a turret with an Anda 60mm Missile Pod. The Black Adder acts as an armoured punch giving the Muster the ability to knock out battlesuits and other smaller tough targets with two crew and a turret mounted Fretan Rail Gun. Less common is the Orange Adder which is infantry support mounting a specialised turret with a Moth 30 automatic 50mm Grenade Launcher. 

Dedicated Adders include the Green Adder which is a command and control car at the battalion level and the White Adder for medical teams and battlefield triage. The medical vehicle is well regarded and valued by all the troops who possess it. The 'Battle Taxi' type Grey Adder is heavily modified chassis which expands its length and removes the turret assembly in favour of internal space. Lightly armoured and with a large rear hatch the Grey Adder in all of its variants can carry two fire-teams or a squad at a real squeeze. 

There are also some very specialised Adders for purposes such as SuperBlue Adder, the Brown Adder and the Purple Adder. Every Muster Regiment is in possession of hundreds of Adders across the spectrum for all its roles and since they are so easy to fabricate and to maintain they are making a real impact in the ongoing Civil War and in the Camarthen Star System too.” 

 Academy Auto-Trainer Series 07, New Glastonbury, 4325 IC 


Welcome to our article which gives you the free expansion rules for adding Grey Adders to your games of Patrol Angis. Our Midsummer Madness event is on until 29th June 2018 with a 10% off code and more; read about it HERE on our blog. 


Players of Patrol Angis using the heavy vehicle expansion title Callsign Taranis are most welcome to CLICK HERE to download from our website a free article with game statistics and more in it for use of these three new vehicles in play. There are other free articles which can be had for Patrol Angis HERE on the website by following the links hosted on our website. Enjoy! 


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. 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

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 7am GMT on Saturday 30th 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