“During his work on the Taranis main battle tank hulls chief engineer and guild master Ulus McTear allied himself with an up and coming younger woman who had come to work at the Targa work complexes on New Glastonbury. Sally Bragan perfected the technology that would become known as the Bragan Memetic Neural Linkage system and this gained her entry into the same guild as McTear. While arguing over the finer installation diagrams for the Bragan system, Ulus McTear had an idea that would give the armies of Prydia two new classes of war machine; the War Mecha and the Striders. The ancient files from the Resource Wars of old Earth made mention of vehicles that walked on two legs and carried the fire power of the largest ground travelling war machines. The GroatVey MkX HeavyIon Reasc Fusion Reactor had the power needed for a body frame some twenty to twenty five feet in height and by coupling them in pairs the reactors could also motivate a body frame over one hundred feet tall. Revan Koore had perfected a gyroscope which would give balance and with Bragan's, linkage a pilot would be able to make his or her giant body respond to thought and become an extension of their own selves. It took all the resources that the Targa works could provide and more than a year when with great fanfare the first Afara type Strider walked out of the fabricator yard on its own feet.
The Afara comes in three primary variants and these are the 26WA which has a centrally mounted Hermit 50mm Auto-Grenade Launcher as well as a Valerin 15Mw Laser Cannon on its arm while its other arm has a gauntlet for close combat and more delicate work. The 26WB which has a Anda 60mm Missile Pod and an Angis 25mm AP Cannon and the 26WC boasts a 'Bladesman' load out with an Anda 60mm Missile Pod plus an Octa Powered Sword and a Shield. The Strider has a similarity to the Duxis Battlesuit in its form it and it is a match for any light vehicle such as an Adder Combat Car and also some medium vehicles. Since 4308 IC the Alfara has been in use by the Prydian Army and also the rebel leagues. Refer to other Auto-Trainer data swipes for additional technical and specialised information. Restrictions for placement of pilots and training remain in effect as per Royal Decree in 4330 IC.”
Academy Auto-Trainer Series 58, New Glastonbury, 4334 IC
Now on the website and our last release of the month!
The Afara is a light mecha cast entirely in high quality grey tone resin and supplied in three different kits. It was designed by the awesome Sam Croes. These kits are easy to assemble from eight or nine pieces with a high degree of posing due to the sockets into which feet, legs and arms fit. Once assembled the Afara stands approx 55mm in height or about three times our typical human sized miniature. There are three variants under the code IAF128 each with its own battlefield role from troop support to anti-armour and close combat.
Go HERE. Here is the information on each:
IAF128A Afara Strider 26WA
One resin 15mm mecha kit for an Afara Strider armed with a Valerin 15Mw Laser Cannon arm and Anda 60mm Missile shoulder pod. 10.00GBP
IAF128B Afara Strider 26WC
One resin 15mm mecha kit for an Afara Strider equipped for close combat with an Octa Sword, separate Shield and Anda 60mm Missile shoulder pod. 10.00GBP
IAF128C Afara Strider 26WB
One resin 15mm mecha kit for an Afara Strider armed with a Bodkin Howitzer arm and Hermit 50mm Grenade Launcher shoulder pod. 10.00GBP
The Afara Strider Diagrams
If you are a fan of The Ion Age and indeed science fiction warfare too (we really are!) you can click on the image above to bring it to its full A4 page size to see the Afara diagram and read the text too. This page fits in neatly with the Diagram Series pages for the Taranis super heavy main battle tanks which are to be found in the new Callsign Taranis expansion book to Patrol Angis. You can find the game rules and statistics for the Afara in the Callsign Taranis book.
You only have a few days left to get IMP35 Cybernetic Retained Knight free in your order. It will be retired and replaced on 1st August. Free in every order and worth 0.60GBP it is a great bonus and fits into the collection of any wargamer who fields Retained Knights in Patrol Angis or elsewhere. Go HERE to read about this miniature in full.
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