Thursday, 19 June 2014

IAF035 Adder Combat Cars and IAF037 Smashed Adder released!

 
The IAF035 Adder Wheeled variants!
One of the innovations that the very beginning of the Prydian Army made in the year before the battle of Fenway Prime was to bring back ancient military designs that had been brought to the Precinct by those first long forgotten Humans fleeing the anarchy of the species home world. While the powered armour and energised weapons were inventions from the Ban of Prejudice a thousand years earlier the patterns for what would become the Havelock and Duxis battlesuits were taken from this ancient knowledge. The Prydian Army had no ground transport for its Muster. Ground transport that could bring the soldiers to the battle but also support them while they were in combat. The answer came from this same source and became the Adder Combat Car series.

In the Resource Wars of the 21st Century before the time of the Ark Ships and mankind taking to the stars a similar style of warfare combined with a lack of raw material existed. The solution of the time for the bulk of infantry was the Combat Car. Easy to produce, easy to maintain and made from simple parts and well tested technology they were cheaper than any other vehicle of the time overall. They could carry a four man fire-team or they could act in a support role with mounted weapons in the same range as those used by crewed weapons or battlesuits. A modular hull meant that often only the turret and some internal systems had to be changed over to create a new model in the series. Fitting new power systems and drives and moving away from the fossil fuels of the twenty first century meant that Reckart Nevall and the weakened Aeddan Council on the New Glastonbury Tor now had the Adder.

Adder Combat Cars come in many types within the series including newer different drive systems but the bulk of them are four wheeled. 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) and to allow Muster who can sometimes not be as used to war as a Retained Knight a simple recognition method. 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 which is a recent introduction to the series. 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 'Battle Taxi' type Grey Adder is heavily modified and can carry two fire-teams or a squad at a real squeeze. There are also some very specialised Adders too for purposes such as Blue 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.


IAF035A Red Adder Combat Car (1 Wheeled Vehicle Kit)
This pack contains one white metal and resin vehicle. A four wheeled light vehicle in the 'Red Adder' combat car variant armed with a rotary cannon in a turret mount. This is the standard Adder for varied uses. An Adder kit once assembled is approx 45mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. All Adders are supplied with a one piece hull including wheels and with a separate turret with integrated weapon all in resin or a separate white metal weapon to add to the turret. Typically only two or three pieces which are very easy to assemble. This code can be bought as a pack or three packs saving 10%. Price 4.00GBP per pack.


IAF035B Yellow Adder Combat Car (1 Wheeled Vehicle Kit)
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A four wheeled light vehicle in the 'Yellow Adder' combat car variant armed with a twin Anda 60mm Missile Pod in a turret. This is the Fire Support variant. An Adder kit once assembled is approx 45mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. All Adders are supplied with a one piece hull including wheels and with a separate turret with integrated weapon all in resin or a separate white metal weapon to add to the turret. Typically only two or three pieces which are very easy to assemble. This code can be bought as a pack or three packs saving 10%. Price 4.00GBP per pack.


IAF035C Black Adder Combat Car (1 Wheeled Vehicle Kit)
This pack contains one white metal and resin vehicle. A four wheeled light vehicle in the 'Black Adder' combat car variant armed with Fretan type Railgun in a turret mount. This is the armour punch variant for anti-vehicle use. An Adder kit once assembled is approx 45mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. All Adders are supplied with a one piece hull including wheels and with a separate turret with integrated weapon all in resin or a separate white metal weapon to add to the turret. Typically only two or three pieces which are very easy to assemble. This code can be bought as a pack or three packs saving 10%. Price 4.00GBP per pack.

IAF035D Orange Adder Combat Car (1 Wheeled Vehicle Kit)
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A four wheeled light vehicle in the 'Orange Adder' combat car variant armed with a 50mm Grenade Launcher in a turret mount. This is the infantry support variant. An Adder kit once assembled is approx 45mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. All Adders are supplied with a one piece hull including wheels and with a separate turret with integrated weapon all in resin or a separate white metal weapon to add to the turret. Typically only two or three pieces which are very easy to assemble. This code can be bought as a pack or three packs saving 10%. Price 4.00GBP per pack.


IAF037 Smashed Adder (1 Destroyed Wheel Vehicle)
This pack contains one resin terrain piece for your games. Laid on its side, axles broken and turret ring smashed this Red Adder Combat Car has seen better days. The Smashed Adder is approx 60mm wide and 35mm tall in one piece of resin. It can be used in your games as a terrain marker, a scenario objective or a casualty of an Adder in play. This code can be bought as a pack or three packs saving 10%. Price 4.00GBP per pack.

Go HERE for all the Prydian Army Vehicle codes on our website.


Information Burst
The latest Early Supporter Offer (ESO) is now over and all the wheeled variant Adders are on general release. I would like to thank the dozens of you who took up the offer and your package are on their way to you as of today; enjoy! We would love to see your pictures of your Adders all painted up. It was also a record breaking period for the 'cashing in' of points gained with purchases for Ion Age account holders with a few people getting their Adder Bundles at a really reduced price. Following up on last week's brand new IAF051 15mm Nox trooper release we are happy to be able to tell you that July will see not only another ESO but another Khanate release too. We are now three weeks into the free period for IMP10 Malig Tank Ace and he is proving popular and funny at the same time. Lastly remember that by placing an order with us you will sign up for an account with the website and that means you get Reward Points in all purchases (plus a free miniature). These points can be used any time to get free products and discounts on orders.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

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