Friday, 19 July 2013

From HOF 15mm Science Fiction to The Ion Age!

IA001 Retained Post Alpha
I have a vision for the Ion Age and in the next few postings I am going to tell you all about it. Its my hope that as time passes wargamers and hobbyists will flip back through the blog on the website and come across these postings. So what is my vision?

Well those who follow my own website and postings on blogs such as Dropship Horizon will know that I lament the endless stream of science fiction clones that are being introduced to the wargame industry. Hard military sci-fi is a great genre but its not for me, its not what I want to play. It also seems its not what a lot of other wargamers want from their science fiction gaming either. I want space opera, nobility, heroes, actual knights in space! More like the grand visions of the 1970's and 1980's. A new look at space opera for wargaming. Hence our new website, this blog and all the efforts put in by myself and others towards this goal.

This is a herculean task and no mistake I know that. But from small acorns and all that. The beginning..well that was in the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range over on 15mm.co.uk.

The HOF range contains nearly one hundred different packs of miniatures and they are a very diverse lot indeed. Zidhe Space Elves, Octopod Aliens, Alien Greys, Automatons, Plants, Droids and other strange things. The Retained Knights and Muster resided in the HOF range while the Ion Age brewed in my mind. But they reside there no longer!

The initial codes here of IAF001,IAF002,IAF003,IAF004 are primarily composed of these veteran miniatures which date back to the 1990's. You can find them in the Prydian Army page of this website with large images.

This is how HOF got this vision of The Ion Age started. Next time its about poses.

GBS

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