Thursday, 5 April 2018

Marcher Barons, Nobles and Diodine Sparrow 15mm packs released

It is my great delight to make the official release announcement for our April 2018 new codes here at The Ion Age.  We are still in the March to War event (until 16th April and see details HERE of free shipping and free miniatures) and now you can see these nine new 15mm awesome sculpts by Sam Croes.  Go HERE or read on for more.


The Council of Addans and Marcher Barons
The worlds and systems of the Prydian Precinct were organised into a loose alliance overseen by the Council of Addans, all with the desire for peace and prosperity at the end of the thousand years of dark times. In the year 4001 IC in the star system of New Glastonbury, the council was established. It was here that the Ancep Drive was developed, and this helped make it a natural choice, but New Glastonbury prime is also the place where the Tor is located. The Tor is a huge artificial satellite or moonlet that hangs above the planet, a place of truly ancient age and fashioned not by the hand of man. New Glastonbury and the Tor are the focal point of the Prydian Precinct.

For more than two centuries the Addans oversaw the pacification and then flourishing of the fifty nearest star systems, leaving the outer reaches much to their own devices. Members of the Council of Addans are always Marcher Barons whose local power in the ownership of planets or moons gives them great say in the massive council chamber located on the Tor. Matters which affected the whole Precinct are the remit of the Addans, such as trade and the building of starships, while matters within the domain of each Marcher Baron on the council is their own concern. In times of war, the Barons contributed their own troops to the cause under the leadership of a Knight General appointed by the Addans. At the top of the structure is the throne for the Prydian Precinct it has a royal family and always a king or queen upon that throne with whom ultimate authority resides.

A delicate arrangement of balances which became unspun with the death of King Cyon leading to the Prydian Civil War. Now Princess Daphne Cyon now leads the Prydian Army against the Leagues of Yordan and Canlaster and other rebelling Marcher Barons. A delicate balance of power based on the Throne and the Marcher Barons has unravelled leading to a Civil War.
Taken from IAB01 Patrol Angis – What is The Ion Age?

As you can see from the extract taken from Patrol Angis the notion of nobility is central to life in the Prydian Precinct.  To be in the Retained a small degree of nobility is needed (if differs from world to world) such as by birth or by extended family or noble deed or the ownership of property or significant assets.  Those without join the Muster and hope to advance into the Retained.  Above the typical Retained are the Nobles themselves ranging from the lowest who commands only a few knights to those who lead lances and then entire regiments.  Those at the apex are the Marcher Barons who oversee whole Condot companies, nations and even planets.  There are several thousand Marcher Barons and they wield colossal power.  Now you can add such nobles to your Prydian Army or League or Condot collections.


IAF156 Marcher Barons of Prydia
This pack contains three different 15mm very high ranking nobles of the Precinct ideal to command your forces in war all wearing elaborate Alwite powered armour decorated with seals and badges of livery.  A Marcher Baron aiming a Carnwennan Pistol with plumed helm.  A Marcher Baron with Octa Powered Sword raised and weapon slung.  A Marcher Baron firing Carnwennan Pistol and plumed helm.  Ideal for characters in the Prydian Army or any other force which uses Retained Knights such as the League of Yordan or League of Canlaster. Just choose your uniform.  You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs saving 10% or single poses from the pack for your collection.  Price 3.00GBP per pack. Go HERE.


IAF157 Nobles of Prydia
This pack contains three different 15mm nobles of the Precinct ideal to command your lances all wearing elaborate Alwite powered armour and carrying a mix of energy melee weapons and Carnwennan Pistol.  A Noble leaning forward with decorate helm and Carnwennan Pistol.  A Noble preparing Carnwennan Pistol.  A Noble running with Carnwennan Pistol and plumed helm.  Ideal for characters in the Prydian Army or any other force which uses Retained Knights such as the League of Yordan or League of Canlaster. Just choose your uniform.  You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs saving 10% or single poses from the pack for your collection.  Price 3.00GBP per pack. Go HERE.


IAF158 Diodine Sparrow of the Quarrel Company
This pack contains three personalties taken from the Prydian Precincts premier Condot organisation The Quarrel Company.  Wearing personalised Alwite powered armour they are firstly Diodine Sparrow bare headed with Roaz Axe then Quinus Bria the prime bodyguard of Diodine Sparrow with plumed helm and Hermit 44mm Plasma Rifle and lastly Loren Vasilia lady commander of the first regiment of the Quarrel Company bare headed with data slab and Carnwennan Pistol.  If you choose you can of course use these characters for any other force.  You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs saving 10% or single poses from the pack for your collection.  Price 3.00GBP per pack. Go HERE.


PIA003 Uniforms of the Prydian Precinct
If you want to learn more about the largest military forces in the Prydian Precinct then you need Uniforms of the Prydian Precinct which shows you the top thirty armies, baronies and mercenaries who field Retained Knights led by Nobles.  Their uniforms for Retained, Desteria and Muster.  See it HERE and you can get it either as a lovely A3 print on high quality paper for your wall or now as a paid digital download in hi-rez A3 format at just 2.00GBP.  Created by Aris Kolehmainen.


PIA007 Prydian Precinct Star Map
A thousand years before the outbreak of the civil war that would pull Prydian space apart the last Khanate war forced the detonation of a universal potent bomb. This bomb called the 'Aldan Crucible' ended the Shia Khan incursion in this part of the galaxy by destroying not only their Matter Gateway but also the entire Aldan stellar system. In the dark centuries that followed the detonation savage and exotic Dolorous Clouds formed across Prydian space which hid entire star systems and made travel in or near them very dangerous indeed. This star map shows more than one hundred stellar systems as spoken of in our titles as well as the regions held by the League of Canlaster and the League of Yordan in the pivotal year of 4330 IC. Great for your wall and for planning your campaigns in The Ion Age. By our lead designer Sam Croes this is an A3 poster print. You can purchase one poster print at a great price or three of the same one and automatically save 10% on screen. You can also get the poster print signed by the artist. Additionally with this work of art you can purchase it as a digital download of the hi-rez poster at just 2.00GBP.  Go HERE.


Later this month we will have free articles for all of you Ion Fans!  We have made our new releases for April 2018 and these will be followed thusly for free:

Mortis ex Machina the Metaborg Proauctor - 10th April.
Written by Aris Kolehmainen this brand new legacy article from the ancient times of the Ban of Prejudice, before the formation of the Prydian Precinct, gives you Patrol Angis game stats for MetaBorgs...the bigger brothers of Psycoborgs. 

The Quarrel Company - 12th April.
Field Diodine Sparrow with this article containing background, organisation and Patrol Angis Game Statistics for the most famous mercenaries in the Precinct; the Quarrel Company. An extra from the in progress forth book in the series; Baron.

In the Name of the Roaz - 26th April.
This free full Patrol Angis scenario sees the Quarrel Company travel to Mallum IV on the request of the reclusive Baron Abbo for a mysterious task only to be dropped into the midst of a new planetary war between the League of Yordan and invading League of Canlaster forces. Abbo is dead but it turns out there is a data slate of incredible value which the small Quarrel Company detachment must sneak out of the Baron's underground hab complex..but will they escape before the Leagues bring the place down around Diodine's head?

Thanks for reading!

GBS

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