Thursday, 21 November 2013

IAF018 Legionary 3rd Tesseran released!

It is still very unclear what the military structural systems of the Shia Khan Empire actually are.  Certainly we capture few prisoners and none of them will allow us a grasp of information that is of use.  In fact I feel that the enemy, at least at the lowest echelons which we face in the fray, has no idea what their position is in their own Legion never mind anything larger.  Our linguists have had no luck deciphering the guttural snarl of the Maligs tongue or the lilting tune of the few Legionaries we have taken alive.  What we do know is all observed from first hand combat experience and studied from helm recordings.  Not as much as we would like but unlike the Reord we do not know all.

The Khanate Empire uses the Legion as its primary formation of war.  We do not know how many troops are in a Legion and it seems to vary.  Certainly the Styx Legion in its red glimmer suits is larger than the Cyclopes legion or the vicious Viper Legion.  There are several racial types with a Legion but they seem to mix fairly freely at the platoon and lace level.  We know the Khan word for platoon.  It is 'Ordos' and an Ordos seems to have about thirty to thirty two members. Ordos are mixed Legionaries and others with support weapons, portable weapons, vehicles and warlords too.  While our Retained are a match for most Ordos we have found that the Muster can struggle without Desteria or Havelock support.

As the campaign to take back Camarthan Prime continues we shall learn more.  I am sure of this.  
Knight General Obermann.  Fleet Command.  4331IC

IAF018 Legionary 3rd Tesseran
Come November come more Shia Khan Empire troops!  Expanding the current range further we have the brand new IAF018 Legionary 3rd Tesseran.  This pack contains eight white metal poses of Legion infantry, one Ordo officer with Cupid Pistol and seven different Discens (privates) armed with Maia 9.6mm Mpi. Legion are dressed in reactive glimmer suits and self contained breather systems with auto aid ability.   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.   Price 4.00GBP per pack.

Other Khanate Legion Codes which go excellent with this pack are IAF006 Legionary 1st Tesseran, IAF007 Canthus Monocycle, IAF011 Legionary 2nd Tesseran and IAF012 Legion 1st Pioneers.  Including this new pack there are now thirty five different Khanate 15mm miniatures...enough for a whole force with no duplicate poses!

Information Burst!
There is little more than a week left to get your hands on the IMP03 Knight of the Dead miniature, free in all orders, as well as purchasable on its own now due to customer request.  You can see IMP03 on the new releases panel of the front page of our website.  After a month of Prydian Army and Marcher Barons we have moved back to the Khanate Empire to show some love to those wargamers who wish to eradicate Humanity.  Outside of our little world our sister brand has begun its own blog (jealous of ours they were!) and have kicked off with the re-mastered release of a classic Laserburn vehicle in resin. Remember when you place an order with us you will be prompted to join the loyalty scheme which will earn you Reward Points on all purchases which can, once accumulated, be redeemed for discounts and special miniatures.

Thanks for your Time.


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  1. Fantastic! Now we just need transports, walkers, tanks, flyers....:)

    1. Thanks for your comment. Indeed we item at a time. More Khanate soon.


  2. That is excellent news, thanks Gavin!


  3. Nice! I just put in an order for a bunch of Retained Knights and the 4 limited figures. I can't wait to get the Knight of the Dead with my order! By the way is there any fluff to go along with the Knight of the Dead? I'm thinking about painting up my Retained Knights to go along with that theme.

    Also, are there any plans to do new sculpts of the Maligs? I know you guys have a million other things lined up already.

    Chad "Son of Thor" Thorson

    1. Thanks for your order Son of Thor.

      If you look at the 'Patrol Angis Week 6 Round Up' post on this blog, see the archive to the right then there is a wee story about the Knight of the Dead.

      We do have plans to expand the Shia Khan Empire laterally and in depth and that does include Maligs and other things too. Look to 2014.