Way back in the day Alternative Armies created the very first vision of the Ion Age and in that vision were some 15mm versions of the 28mm Retained Knights and Muster Troops. Little did they know that near twenty years later a much grander vision was to unfold from those beginnings.
So on with the grander vision and in this posting, the first really on new miniatures for the 15mm Ion Age, I am looking at the coding and new poses in the initial packs for the setting. Those of you who know the HOF range well will be aware that the miniatures in IA001 to IA004 came from there but there have been several additions to a couple of the codes.
These additions add some more flavour to the initial poses and stablise the codes in light of what is to come in 2013. From the images below I will tell you all about each of the new poses:
|IAF001 Retained Post Alpha - No New Poses|
|IAF002 Retained Post Beta - Poses 3 and 8 are New!|
In IAF002 there are two brand new miniatures, poses 3 and 8 in the image above. A Retained Knight with a Roaz Powered Axe. This compliments the existing melee pose in IAF001 and I felt a second one would go down well...knights like an axe after all. Secondly a Retained Knight with a pistol which is a first. Its a brand new weapon type, an Angis 12.5mm AP Pistol. Great for a Demi leader or a Sarj eh!
|IAF003 Muster 1st Squad - No New Additions|
|IAF004 Retained Lance Command Alpha - Poses 1 to 4 are New!|
The first dedicated Lance Command pack in IAF004 has four brand new poses in it. Joining the Banneret (pose 5) are a Knight Errant with Octa Powered Sword in Cowl (pose 1), a Retained Knight using Visigogs (pose 2), a Retained HW Knight with Pardoner Fire Projector another brand new weapon type (pose 3) and lastly an unfortunate Retained Knight face down dead in the dirt (pose 4).
I know there are literally tens of thousands of these miniatures out in the wargaming world in the collections of a thousand players but...none of these players have seen these super new 15mm poses. And from there....well just you wait and see!
Next time a wee posting on the first wargame title we plan for the setting.