Thursday, 25 October 2018

Muster Patrol Platoon and Female Squad 15mm packs released!

“You want to get into the Patrol lad? Well its not for everyone but lets see how you measure up eh. Ok. First off where you from and how long you been in?” 

The gnarled Sarj looked the young Muster trooper up and down. He noted the slight fade on the cloth of the trooper's uniform and the dents on the Aketon ribs that protected his torso from ballistic and blade based attacks. The Sarj had been measuring troopers in all their dimensions for more than two decades and he was proud of his skill in picking those right for duties in the Patrol. 

“Rikergast sir. Two years sir.” That got the Sarj's attention. Not only that the trooper easily had the one year service in Muster ranks needed for application but that he was from the now destroyed moon of Rikergast. 

“You got the time trooper. Shame about your home though. I been to R'gast back in 19' nice place. So seen any active?” 

The trooper's gaze hardened at this. Not many had been to his home. An out of the way place known for ore mining. Or at least it had been until the League of Yordan had cratered the domes and vacced the whole place. “I was on Hakke and I did a tour with the 903rd taking down the droid works at Farnborough VII. So yeah, I seen some action.” 

Nearly there though the Sarj. The trooper had the time in service needed and he had seen a tour with combat. That was two of the three requirements and now for the third and most over overlooked by those wishing to enter patrol service. “You got the scars trooper. How you feel about about leaving your friends in the ranks and going where it's sharpest?” 

The trooper had been expecting this question. If you joined the Patrol it was not only a way to leave all you ever knew as the Patrol were like the Retained and were sent any and everywhere but also a quick way to get dead. The death rate in this arm of the Muster was higher than any other. But there was no finer place for adventure, for potential rewards and also for advancement. More than anything the trooper wanted to join the Retained as a Varlet and being in the Patrol was the best way to do it for him. 

“Sharper the better Sarj. Any time, any how, any where. Sign me up.” The Sarj gave a wide grin and lifted the data pad hooked to his belt. “Put your mark here lad and its done. You just did the best thinking of your days.”
Sarj Layatt Jones. Central Command New Glastonbury. 4326IC 

Welcome to our final releases for the month of October 2018! Following up on the Adder Combat Tankettes we now have a new all female squad pack and also platoon pack for the toughest troopers in the Muster..the Patrol! Much requested these eleven new poses add to the existing fifteen giving a full force. Go HERE or read on for full details and also the other half of the tale above. 

IAFP13 Muster Patrol Platoon 
A new full Platoon of miniatures which includes a free unique miniature only found in this code which you can order on its own too. A Platoon of 25 Humans composed of two Squads of ten and a Command of five plus one unique 'veteran'. A full force for your wargaming table. This platoon pack is composed of the following packs:IAF021 Muster Patrol 1st Command, IAF022 Muster Patrol 1st Squad, IAF162 Muster Patrol 2nd Squad and Muster Patrol Veteran in camo smock and gear. (Unique to this pack). The Patrol Muster of the Prydian Army operate in Platoons (22), Squads (10) and Fire-Team's (4-5). Human miniatures in Aketon clam shell armour armed with a variety of weapons including Moth Type 6 Rifles, Tumbler Mpi, Hermit 44mm Plasma Rifle, Minstrel PP2 Taser and Ron 32mm Hi-Ex Launcher. 

This code comprises twenty six different poses of 15mm scale white metal miniatures. You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs with a saving applied on screen. You can see the constituent parts of this platoon pack in the other images. Supplied Unpainted and without Bases. 12.50GBP per pack. Go HERE

IAF162 Muster Patrol 2nd Squad 
A new release into the most glamorous and dangerous arm of the Muster; The Patrol. The Patrol is a vast number of regiments of troopers who all have time served combat experience and act as a front time aid to Retained Knights and also in their own right. This squad of ten brand new white metal 15mm poses of female troopers is composed of a low ranking officer with Sword and Tumbler SMG, several poses of trooper with Moth Rifle, with Tumbler SMG and four of with heavier weapons Minstrel Taser, Moth Type 12, Hermit Plasma Rifle and Pardoner Fire Projector. Wearing Aketon armour and Patrol helmets this is a central squad for a patrol platoon.

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. Go HERE. Price 5.00GBP per pack.

There are two other Muster Patrol packs both of which feature in the platoon as well. They are IAF021 Muster Patrol 1st Command and IAF022 Muster Patrol 1st Squad

The Patrol are the spear tip of the Muster meaning that they are first into the field encountering the enemy and often given intense urban clearing missions as well. If you can make it here you can aspire to the knightly ranks of the Retained themselves. Creating a force in Patrol Angis which is comprised of Muster Patrol is an easy and fun experience. The core game book gives you all you need to create the platoon along with its special abilities. Here are three pictures taken from a recent game of Patrol Angis where the Muster Patrol took to the fight to a Shia Khan raiding party of two Legionary Ordos with the assistance of their transport in the form of a trio of Grey Adder Lifter 'Battle Taxi' APC's. While the Legionaries had more fire power the terrain counted against them and the skills of the Patrol carried the day.

And now part two of the story.....

“You sure you want this promotion Patrol Superior Trooper Hanson? Going up to Emeritas will change things for you.” 

Trooper Hanson dropped back from the crisp salute he had given Sarj Lyatt Jones and into a more easy pose. He has anticipated this question and indeed he wanted it asked. He had survived the vaccing of his home moon Rikergast and then enforced closure of the outlawed droid works on Farnborough VII where had a gotten two scars from the experience. As it that was not enough he had been with the 903rd on Hakke in the initial war against the thinking robots of the M.O.R. How he hated machines. He had survived all of that and gotten into the prized ranks of the Patrol. Now here on Canaveral II in the ongoing war with the League of Yordan for the system he had proven himself again in a number of firefights. The promotion was more than earned. Things would change, but didn't they always. That was the sick joke that passed for life these days. 

“Yes Sarj. I am. You know I earned it. You know I want it. I also know that you got sent here for a reason you are keeping quiet about.” 

Sarj Jones bridled at this but his face remained impassive. He had enrolled Hanson into the Patrol from the regular Muster two years previously back at a cosy recruiting office on New Glastonbury. He was pushing sixty year old now and if had not been for money owed he would have retired. Damn his son, damn him and his gambling. Danger pay was good on active duty for the Patrol. It ought to be, you had to earn it. Jones needed the money and he was right in the thick of it now. 

 “Fair enough Hanson. Come with me and we'll go and see the Captain. See if you can fill Merther's boots.” 

The Sergeant turned on his heels and began to march towards the command post some hundred meters away. Troop Hanson smiled and then marched behind him. There was nothing of home left for him, no family or possessions. The Prydian Army was his life and he had set his aims at joining the ranks of the Retained as a Varlet. This was the only way a man like him could make it. He had to rise, to rise and survive. 

 “Don't want his boots Sarj. They got snuffed just like he did. Nothing left after the impact. But it will mean that you will be calling me sir....” 

Hanson saw the Sarj's shoulders tense if only for a moment. Whatever had happened to make Jones leave New Glastonbury must have been bad. He was too old for this game now. 

“If you get the promot' Trooper, if you get it. But then I known you long enough ain't I. Seen what you can do. Wouldn't surprise me if you made it all the way to Varlet.”
Sarj Layatt Jones. 874th Regiment, Patrol, Canaveral II . 4328IC 

I do wonder if Layett Jones will make it to the ranks of the power armoured Retained. Perhaps we will see in the future... 

That is it from us for this month so get your orders in now but remember you earn your Reward Points (link) on all orders and that there is a new free download of rules for the great Commander Murdo Taranis Tank. Lastly that until the end of October our month long offer is 15% off the mighty IAF146 Tohlic Armoured Crawler. Thank you for your custom and your support and see you all in the spooky month of November. 


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