Friday 14 June 2024

Ion Age BIG 15mm news Taranis Tanks with free Drones new images and Callsign Taranis back

 A lot crammed into this update for the 15mm Ion Age Range as we announce that all three Patrol Angis books are now in stock (Callsign Taranis is back!) and that all 28 variants of the 15mm super heavy Taranis Tanks have new molds and all new images. On top of this every Taranis Tank now comes with a free pack of five drones! Here is the detail of all our 15mm Ion Age news for June 2024. 

The expansion to the core Patrol Angis skirmish rules Callsign Taranis gives you part two of the Prydian Civil War plus rules for all vehicles, skills and equipment, playing bigger games, between games, generating terrain and much more such as army lists. In print and as a digital download too. There is also a three book bundle with The Khanate Return too. 
Get into Patrol Angis with the game pack which gives you the book as well as more than thirty miniatures, three battlesuits, a portable weapon and crew plus a unique Knight Errant and bases. All with a saving. From this start you can expand in any direction..including heavier armour… 

 Taranis Tanks and Drones were designed by Bob Naismith
We have twenty eight variants of the super heavy main battle tanks of the Taranis series. Various load outs and four propulsion methods of tracked, wheeled, lifter (hover) and replusar (anti-grav). Command, Siege, Armoured Transport and more. Each model is an easy to assemble kit of pieces and about 90mm by 55mm when built. All new pictures such as the examples here and now every tank comes with a free pack of five drones. Running drones for the tracked and wheeled Taranis. Repulsar drones for the hover and repulsar Taranis. Extra value! These drones feature in the game rules. 
As you can see Taranis Tanks are the lord of the battlefield packing firepower and protection which can even destroy Magog Mecha! A Planetary Militia (IAFP07) officer along with a Hazelwurm Patrol Car and Colabreta Patrol Carrier.

Taranis Drones which run on legs or float on anti-gravity are an essential screen for the mighty tanks. Every Taranis tank now comes with a free pack of five drones and now they themselves IAF081 Taranis Runner Drones and IAF082 Taranis Repulsar Drones can be had as packs, singles and value bundles of ten with a saving. Cool! 
Also if you use this code during checkout (enter it into the voucher, discount box) “ 15once ” your total will reduced automatically by 15% before shipping is calculated. One use per customer (until 8th July) and applies to everything in the cart no matter what it is from the website. Will not combine with any other promotion code. 

We like to give our customers a treat so there is always something free in every package shipped out by us here in Scotland. Until July 8th it is part one of our Devilish Imps; four any scale miniatures. Read about this in the ARTICLE. No catch..totally free in orders.

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Gremlin vehicles three hover variants new in 15mm range

 As the second Khanate War continued and worlds fell to the Legions as they spread ever further from the Matter Gateway in the Camarthen stellar system the threat to the entire Prydian Precinct grew dire. The Marcher Barons were in retreat and the Prydian Army in ascendency after twenty years of civil war but this did not mean that the military might of the Throne was enough.  Split between dealing with the growing alien invasion and the struggle for dominance in the core systems this resulted in neither war being tackled fully.  In 4340 IC the death of the Kingmaker Nevall in battle against Princess Cyon meant the Precinct was once more at peace with only small scale conflicts left to stamp out.  The loss of most of Knight General Obermann's fleet in 4331 IC on and around Camarthen Prime had meant near a decade of hit and run campaigns against the Dragon Ships as they sail in darkness out across the stellar cluster. While Humanity was able to deal with a single Dragon Ship entering a planetary orbit this was not the case as pairs and then trios and more of these mighty warships, each carrying an entire Legion, began to appear together.  It would take several years to gather enough might to tackle the Matter Gateway head on so for the moment single regiments were dispatched to hold and harry as best they could.

The clamour for Taranis and Magogs was constantly coming back to New Glastonbury and in such numbers that the demand could not be met.  It takes a lot of time and resources to build the mightiest war machines so a solution was looked for to supply the Camarthen Cluster with armoured vehicles for the use of Planetary Militia in huge numbers.  Part of this was the Gremlin series of medium vehicles which, across their many variants, were fabricated for city, snow, desert, low gravity and other environments.  They have been a great success being easier to produce and use less titanium than a Mullo AFV.

Academy Auto-Trainer Series 52, New Glastonbury, 4342 IC.

Above Grima Combat Robots and their controllers put an end to Shia Khan Pioneers in the frozen wastes of Hythe VIII with the aid of their Gremlin vehicles.  The Gremlin is a family of variants which give Planetary Militia and sometimes Muster added mobility and firepower that out classes the older Adder for weaponry and outpaces the much heavier Mullo classes of transport.

There will be a full free PDF of game rules for Gremlins in Patrol Angis later in May 2024 which will feature future releasing variants.  Keep an eye out for this.

The new codes are:

IAF185A Gremlin AFV Hover with Bodkin AP (and Valerin Laser) plus hull turret

IAF185B Gremlin MSV Hover with Anda Missile Pods Turret and hull turret

IAF185C Gremlin APC Hover Personnel Carrier with hull turret

Each vehicle is 80mm long, 55mm wide and 25mm to 30mm tall.  More pictures on the website.

Cold Climes Militia patrol around their Gremlin MSV Hover vehicle in the aftermath of the Murta Gap campaign on Hythe VIII.

If you are new to the 15mm Ion Age range then our suggestion is to begin with the Patrol Angis book or game pack with miniatures, battlesuits and bases with a saving.  Once you are ready to progress from infantry level skirmish and want to add vehicles then seek out Callsign Taranis for this. The greatest foe of Humanity is the alien Shia Khan Empire.  In the third book of the series The Khanate Return you can add these aliens as well as Grima and Planetary Militia forces to your play in the Camarthen Prime campaign.  Books in print and as digital download too.

Free content for The Ion Age abounds.  See it on the WEBSITE to download and enjoy.

The 15mm Ion Age Range contains hundreds of miniatures as packs (choose single poses within them) and platoon packs which come with an extra free unique miniature.  Added fun!  Get Retained Knights, Destria Knights, Muster, Planetary Militia, Grima Robots (above) as well as Malig Goblins, Legionaries, Pioneers and much more such as the Xin Precinct.

Spring Mega Event 2024 is on until 6th May. See the ARTICLE for full details but in short automatically 20% off all orders at checkout, 80 new codes and free War Bot II in your package.  Super stuff and applies to everything on the site and any deals discounted on screen the 20% is on top of that.


Friday 12 April 2024

Warlords of the Shia Khan new big 28mm Ion Age releases

 It was the appearance of Warlords among the ranks of the Khanate that led to the development of the Duxis and other marks of Battlesuits. Battlesuits are fashioned to be giant humanoids to wage war against actual giant humanoids. A nightmare of giants who could lift a man from the ground and smash him to pieces with ease. The Warlords are flesh and blood but hulking creatures much like a Human in form though standing twice or more the height of a man. They are commonly referred to as ‘Ogres’ and are another Khanate slave race. Warlords are often under the command of Legionaries and are used as the infantry hammer to smash into tough areas for the Khanate. They carry the largest of infantry and support type weapons such as the Maia 12.7mm Chain Cannon which is also found used in Legionary Portable Weapon Platforms. Not possessed of a great deal of intelligence they are, despite this, the most dangerous soldier yet encountered by the Prydian Army. Warlords operate in small groups of two to four or five within Legionary platoons and are never given command of even a force of that level.” - from The Khanate Return.

Big and Brutal it is our pleasure to present news and release for the Warlords of the Shia Khan in the  28mm Ion Age Range.  Now on the website are THREE different 45mm tall miniatures in both metal and now in resin versions too.  Metal for the purist and collector resin for everyone else.  While two of these three are the original 1990’s sculpts in new molds the third one, new IA239, was created by Matt Beauchamp (who has sculpted many miniatures for Flintloque including the Trolka) and fits right in!

Here are the codes which slide right into the more than two hundred and fifty poses of miniatures in the range.  Above you can see a Malig Space Goblin for scale against the Warlords.  You can see them all collected on the MALIG tag within the range.  The cannon fodder of the Khanate.

See everything SHIA KHAN in the range and all WARLORDS on these tags.  It is a big range!

IB36 Khanate Warlords (Three Metal Miniatures with Saving)  (IA136, IA137, IA239) 

IB36R Khanate Warlords (Three Resin Miniatures with Big Saving) (IA136R, IA137R, IA239R) 

IA136 Warlord with Mars 20mm Cannon

IA136R Warlord with Mars 20mm Cannon (Resin)

IA137 Warlord with Juno Laser Cannon

IA137R Warlord with Juno Laser Cannon (Resin)

IA239 Warlord with Atomic Disintegrator 

IA239R Warlord with Atomic Disintegrator (Resin)

These are our sole 28mm Ion Age releases during the Spring Mega Event 2024 but have you seen how much the range has grown in the last year?  The Grima Combat Robots as singles, packs and platoon as well as Planetary Militia Support and Scout squads have all been added.  The fearsome Perimeter Borg has also been restored after near 30 years out of the range.  Great for any game system.

Spring Mega Event 2024 is on!  See the ARTICLE for full details but in short automatically 20% off all orders at checkout, 80 new codes and free War Bot II in your package.  Super stuff and applies to everything on the site and any deals discounted on screen the 20% is on top of that.


Monday 11 March 2024

Patrol Angis back in print and offer on Ion Age 15mm and 28mm

IonFans!  The time has arrived.  It took a bit longer than expected but the new print run of the core Patrol Angis book is now in and back in stock.  The first of three books (with Callsign Taranis giving you vehicle rules and more plus The Khanate Return giving alien foes and Planetary Militia) it has all you need to play skirmish with two or solo play.  Full details on the website.

We have a code for you to use celebrating this book’s return.  Enter this in the box at checkout... 


...and your cart total will reduce by 20% on screen before proceeding to shipping.  Use the code for any Ion Age 15mm or 28mm or books and so on. Ends 25th March.  Enjoy!

The Ion Age 15mm Range

Patrol Angis is a skirmish level of wargame which means it typically has between a dozen and about forty miniatures a side in play during a game. It works well with more but those amounts are ideal. Most games have one Platoon sized force per player and have one or two or maybe even three players. A Platoon or Lance which contains typically twenty two (22) miniatures. In Patrol Angis you play either as the Prydian Army in its quest to reclaim worlds lost to the Marcher Barons during the Civil War or you can play in the employ of Canlaster or Yordist or any of the other dozen smaller array of Marcher Barons. This includes playing as a “Conda”' or paid professional mercenary for any side.

This is low intensity warfare title where troops mainly on foot, root each other out over small objectives. It’s not massive, not often glamorous, but it’s pure adventure, it’s the stuff of heroes and it’s skirmishing at its best! Easy to get into and to build upon. It’s the starting point for your wargaming in The Ion Age!

It is a book or a digital download or a game pack with miniatures, dice and bases.

While Patrol Angis is meant for use with the 15mm range it can be used with the 28mm Ion Age Miniatures too. Simply change centimetres to inches and you are ready to go with Retained Knights, Muster and more. We have made great efforts to have both scales match up and it means the rules will work with both.

Thanks for Reading!

Thursday 18 January 2024

Planetary Militia Scouts released 28mm Ion Age range

An expansion to the massive 28mm Ion Age miniature range with four new poses taking us up to near two hundred and forty codes. Wow! 

The scouts of the Planetary Militia regiments are trained in long range or extended missions to test out the resolve of the enemy. Equipped like their fellows they are experts in both urban and rural operations and some specialise in deep installation and sub ground operations. Selected from the ranks it is often a way into the Muster Regiments of that planet. 
The new codes as follows: 
IB67 Planetary Militia Scout Squad 
(Value Pack containing four miniatures [IA233-IA236] with a saving) 
Every pose in the range can be had a single miniature
IA233 PM Scout Hermit Plasma Rifle and Sword 
IA234 PM Scout Moth Pistol and Binocs 
IA235 PM Scout Female two Moth Rifles without Stocks
IA236 PM Scout Female, breather mask and Tumbler SMG 

There are other Planetary Militia in the range from the Support Squad to Cold Climes as well as typical Troopers and Command. 
The Planetary Militia are responsible for the direct control of Grima Robot Troops in war zones. Combat Robots operated by issued directives from PM Controllers with no minds of their own are allowable under the Gurtan Artificial Intelligence ban. If you are interested in the Grima visit our BLOG for an article on Combat Robots in the Prydian Precinct. 

We have a number of Platoon Packs which give you a full force including two of the contained miniatures totally free. Choose from Retained Knights, Muster, Khanate Legionaries, Human Betrayers as well as Goblinoid Maligs and Grima Combat Robots. 

This is all of our news for Science Fiction for the month including the Alternate Stars Range of miniatures. It has been suggested that the recently released Armed Crew would be useful in The Ion Age and alongside Planetary Militia; we agree! 
Thanks for Reading, 

Friday 10 November 2023

Grima Robotic Infantry 15mm released

 One of the largest ranges of 15mm scale sci-fi miniatures in the world gets bigger today with the reveal of Grima Combat Robots and their Planetary Militia operators. The Ion Age 15mm Range


The Planetary Militia are present on virtually every world of the Prydian Precinct and while the bulk of its troops are Men and Women there is another type of solider who fights; the Grima Combat Robots. Under Human control at all times and incapable of independent thought these machines selflessly serve using the same weapons and equipment that regular Planetary Militia’s do. Specialist operators control them issuing programmed orders. 
If you wish to read in depth into the Guran Activation in 4302IC and about the Grima there is an article on our BLOG for you. 
Winter Mega Event 2023 is on until 6th December. 20% off all orders auto at checkout plus free new miniature as well as 80 new codes and a hundred deals and offers. See our BLOG for the entire event and all details. Not to be missed! 
As with the entire 15mm range we have packs (within which you can purchase any single pose in any amount) as well as a platoon pack with a unique extra free figure in it. Browse the over 250 codes of miniatures or see all of the GRIMA ROBOTS or the PLANETARY MILITIA on the website refined searches. 
Pack of twenty five poses plus 
free unique Planetary Militia Grima Repair Trooper 
Pack of ten (or choose singles) miniatures 
giving you core rifle and squad support weapon poses. 
Pack of ten (or choose singles) miniatures giving you 
platoon level support weapon poses and loader poses. 
Pack of five (or choose single) miniatures 
giving you the Planetary Militia operator poses and Grima guards for them. 
Patrol Angis, Callsign Taranis and The Khanate Return (three book bundle)
If you want to get into the action of The Ion Age we recommend Patrol Angis. Three books covering the core game, larger games and big vehicles and the return of the alien Shia Khan. There is also the Game Pack which comes with all the miniatures you need to begin plus the core book with a saving. Read more on the website. Also see the Free Content page for Ion Age containing a hundred articles, scenarios and more. 
Thank you for Reading, 
GBS (Gavin Syme)

Monday 6 November 2023

Grima Robotic Infantry 28mm released at The Ion Age

 A big expansion to the massive 28mm Ion Age miniature range with sixteen new poses, a new faction and taking us up to over two hundred and thirty different poses.  Wow!

The Planetary Militia are present on virtually every world of the Prydian Precinct and while the bulk of its troops are Men and Women there is another type of soldier who fights; the Grima Combat Robots.  Under Human control at all times and incapable of independent thought these machines selflessly serve using the same weapons and equipment that regular Planetary Militia’s do. Specialist operators control them issuing programmed orders.  

If you wish to read in depth into the Guran Activation in 4302IC and about the Grima there is an article on our BLOG for you (it also includes scale photos).

Winter Mega Event 2023 is on until 6th December.  20% off all orders auto at checkout plus free new miniature as well as 80 new codes and a hundred deals and offers.  See our BLOG for the entire event and all details.  Not to be missed!

There are three packs of Grima Robots and a pack of PM Controllers.  As always a pack offers a wee saving over singles and every miniature is a single in the range too.  See all of the GRIMA ROBOTS or the PLANETARY MILITIA on the website refined searches.

IB63 Planetary Militia Grima Control Squad (IA217,IA218,IA219,IA220)

The Human operators and maintainers of the Combat Robots.

IB64 Grima Robot Squad (IA221,IA222,IA223,IA224)

Typical Rifle armed robots for your forces.

IB65 Grima Robot Support Squad (IA225,IA226,IA227,IA228) 

Heavier Weapons to mix into your forces.

IB66 Grima Robot Assault Squad (IA229,IA230,IA231,IA232)

For close in action including urban and room based combat.

If you want to take to the fray in full then look to IB06 Grima Robot Platoon which contains all sixteen poses with two of them being included for free!

Here are four painted examples of typical ‘uniforms’ of the Grima Combat Robot.  Every planet has its own ideas on colouration with some core worlds matching the robots to regiments of Muster or even Retained powered plate armour.

Currently in the works at Alternative Armies are playing drafts of MOTH 2.0 and early work on a new edition of Firefight as well.  These, among many other updates, will feature mechanics for the Grima Robots.  More news on this in 2024.

Thank you for Reading,

GBS (Gavin Syme)