“It is imperative that this vessel returns to the Precinct immediately to make this dire threat known to the Council of Addens. Our survey of Planet Malthus IV as a possible forward base of operations has failed and resulted in a new and terrible foe. I regret the loss of the five Starvaulters among our company but their noble sacrifice in accordance with the Code Gallant saved the ship and our lives. Unknown tissue infections forced me to expel seven of the remaining crew from our primary airlock. I could not risk the 'Florians' making it back to known space. My own Alwite was nearly breached with the speed upon which they sprung at us from all sides. We had only been touched down for less than three hours and scans had shown Malthus IV to be a good world for settlement with clean air and a lush vegetation that would suit a colony. The Starvaulters were first out of the lock as is their privilege and we others followed. Only some minutes stroll from the ship and suddenly they levelled their Valerin 3Mw Laser Rifles and opened fire at the trees and bushes to their fore. Madness was my first notion but only for a scant moment and then I had my own Carnwennan drawn and joined their fire. The vegetation, the trees, everything was advancing upon us; even the odd grass under my soles was moving and all of it attacking. Screams from the un-armoured crew and survey teams as their flesh was drawn from them. Our beams and bullets burned and exploded dozens, a hundred, but they were endless and everywhere. The very Flora had come to a single minded life! We barely got off the ground before the tide ascended upon itself and tried to grab the ship; only the captains act of firing the orbital thrusters burned us clear. As we rose the forest for miles all around were in motion like water rippling towards our landing site. Princess praised we chose a clearing! We must get back to the Precinct. A whole world of living plants. Florians. I give them this name and I curse it.”
Knight Errant Davis Bettani, Devastated Planet Maltus, Expanse beyond the Precinct, 4336IC
Hot damn October was big for The Ion Age and now we enter the spooky month towards years end with November and of course a new monthly free miniature for that month. November will see several large things happening with us including the release of ten more variants of Bob Naismith's Taranis Main Battle Tanks (Wheeled and Lifter propulsion systems) as well as the first two packs in Dave Foley's range of 15mm non military miniatures released. As well as this we will be upgrading the Rewards Points loyalty system for The Ion Age adding in greater rewards and a brand new unique character vehicle you can get with your points! We will also pre-view next month's fun and end the month with a Black Friday weekend event that you will love! I also suggest that you join our Mailchimp email list (link on the top right) since this email weekly lets you know what is going on and features a unique offer that is really worth it. This month its not half a 'dome' good offer so sign up and find out. Lets push on!
IMP27 Florian Pumpkin Spore. For the whole of November this spooky 15mm miniature is automatically put into every order at the rate of one per order regardless of order value. It can also be bought in any amount on the monthly IMP page of the website for this month only too before being withdrawn on the first of next month. The Florians are an enemy of all life on a planet that is not of their origin. Vast seed pods from the void of space take root on a world before the Florian Incursion begins. Growing at an exponential rate and re-making existing plants and animals into their own image the Florians spread like a carpet across a planet and take it for their own. At the limits of the Prydian Precinct they are as alien as life comes! The miniature is one piece in white metal and stands approx 10mm tall. A great character and start to the Florians. Go HERE.
Of course you earn reward points on all orders too through your account. We realise that some of you may wish to purchase the currently free miniature to get multiples of it without placing a lot of orders so you can do just that. Visit this page on the website for the miniature at a fair price for a special miniature. There is a growing page on the Ion Age website where the current and all former IMP series free miniatures are shown so that you can see what came before. Enjoy and go HERE.
We look back at what was going out free this time last year and now also in our first year too. In November 2014 it was IMP15 The Witch Knight and in October 2014 it was IMP03 Knight of the Dead. You can get them in the Year Collections of formally free on our website HERE but if you click on the links over the codes you can see the blog post from that month and year and see what else we were up to at that time. Time flies and sometimes we forget and I always enjoy the new month update and to look back at last year and further...so much done and so much still to do!
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