Friday, 1 March 2019

Get into Patrol Angis with the download bundle half price in March 2019

Welcome to March!  This month the space opera awesome of The Ion Age is making a great offer to wargamers who fancy checking out our 15mm rule system with fifty percent off the three book bundle for Patrol Angis.  Get all three books as digital downloads in one place and see just how war works in the far future of the Prydian Precinct.  Go HERE to see the bundle.  As well as this we have a new release this month which is replacing its original version; much like the Mullo AFV and Mullo APC this time it is the Skylark Flyer.  We will have more on this during the month but if you have any questions do please contact us on info@theionage.com.


Patrol Angis is a skirmish level of wargame which means it typically has between a dozen and about forty 15mm scale miniatures a side in play during a game. It works well with more but those amounts are ideal. Most games have one Platoon sized force per player and have one or two or maybe even three players. A Platoon or Lance which contains typically twenty two (22) miniatures. In Patrol Angis you play either as the Prydian Army in its quest to reclaim worlds lost to the Marcher Barons during the Civil War or you can play in the employ of Canlaster or Yordist or any of the other dozen smaller array of Marcher Barons. This includes playing as a “Conda”' or paid professional mercenary for any side.


In the bundle you get the core book Patrol Angis which concerns itself with small scale infantry and battlesuit warfare, you get Callsign Taranis which brings in bigger games as well as all kinds of larger vehicles and you get The Khanate Return which is a campaign book giving you army lists and setting for the alien menace facing the Prydian Precinct.  There is a lot more to read and to see (pages from the books) on the website than can be put here so please click through on the links and read more.  Plus Patrol Angis is designed to be played solo as well as with other players.  The bundle HERE is a total of 192 pages of rules, background, setting, force creation and much else besides.  You can use your Reward Points as normal for further discount.


“Since before the outbreak of the Prydian Civil War the various marks of the Type 41 Skylark Patrol Flyers have been part of the Muster regiments of the Precinct. Based on a designed from the era of the Ban of Prejudice the Type 41 was put into renewed mass production on seven worlds before the Battle of Fenway Prime. While the Adder Combat Car fulfils the needed role of a multi propulsion ground transport for Muster Platoons there was a need for an armed transport that could move in three dimensions. The Skylark fulfils this role well with the objective of moving troops from a staging area to the combat zone with no intervening stages. Capable of dramatic bursts of speed with its four jet engines the howl of an incoming Skylark is common to the ears of friend and foe alike. The Type 41 was given the name Skylark during its testing on New Glastonbury with a hint of humour. That species of ancient Terran bird was brought to New Glastonbury during its long ago original colonisation and its swooping grace is very much at odds with a vehicle that puts ascetics well behind protecting itself and its occupants....”

As mentioned earlier the IAF029 Skylark Patrol Flyer is no more.  The model is withdrawn from sale and is retired.  But do not fret IonFans!  The 'lark will return in a new expanded version of the code this spring with many new options.  It will be still the same code and the same vehicle in the game but with options.  Those who have one or more of the now extinct version one are part of a club now as there shall be no more. See this blog post from March 2014 HERE for more information on the three codes in the Skylark series.  You can find rules for the Skylark in Callsign Taranis.  Watch this space!

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Thursday, 21 February 2019

IAF165 Desteria Demi Charlie close combat heavy knights now released!

Our release for this month is now online!  A brand new pack of five Desteria Knights which you can use in Patrol Angis to break up stubborn resistance.  We now have more than twenty different Desteria for you to choose from.  Remember this month we have taken 15% off every single Taranis Main Battle Tank which ends 1st March.  Go HERE or read on for more.

“MkII Noblesse Powered Armour. Stopping short of actually building armour that must be piloted rather than worn the awesome Noblesse pattern is worn by Desteria Knights into the thick of battle. Fully sealed titanium alloy with an average of 27mm thickness across the body Noblesse makes use of the Chameleon Circuit and also uses the Celo 9 ultra thin layer of insta-nate ablative shell designed to shatter when impacted by enemy fire. This additional layer of protection along with paldrons of re-enforced titanium makes Noblesse three times more protective than MkV Alwite. Some Desteria fit the large Delver X jump jets to their armour while others opt for the cabled generator cells for on board energy based weapons such as the Valerin laser. All Noblesse armour features the flexible manipulator Impact Fist which can perform delicate tasks as well as smashing up to one foot of rubbacrete. Noblesse carries a built in primary weapon on one arm with large sealed ammunition reserves.” 
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Desteria miniatures are bigger than normal and are 24mm in height on average compared to a Retained at 18mm tall.


IAF165 Desteria Demi Charlie
This new code contains five different white metal 15mm scale miniatures the close combat specialists of the super heavy knights of the Ion Age.  All are wearing MkII Noblesse powered armour.  Armed with Octa powered sword or Roaz powered axe as well as Valerin Laser Rifles and Hermit Plasma Rifles. Each miniature is very detailed and features a crest upon its head.  As with all our miniatures you can choose a pack or three packs with a saving or single poses from the pack. Go HERE


IAF172 Lord Pompous
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal miniature in kit form composed of a body with two separate heads.  Dressed in customised and adorned Noblesse super heavy powered armour and cloak Lord Pompous is armed with a Moth Type 12 Multi Launcher.  Heads are supplied in helm (as shown) and bare headed giving a choice of build.  Refer to the free article for   Not supplied with a base (shown on a 20mm round base) and supplied unassembled and unpainted.  2.00GBP Go HERE.


Enjoy a tale set in The Ion Age a free article by our good friend Aris Kolehmainen.  An interview with a hero of the Desteria Knights who is not quite what he seems.  A fine read and it is followed by game statistics for using the character of Lord Pompous in your games. Click HERE to download this free four page article from our website.  The Interview contains a first person story as well as game rules.


IAF075 Desteria Lance Command 
Alpha Perfect to lead your Desteria Knights into the fray we present lance command. This code contains five different white metal 15mm scale poses all wearing MkII Noblesse powered armour. From left to right these are an officer with Valerin Laser Rifle and Pelleas powered Mace, communications specialist, medic with equipment, banner bearer with staff and Valerin Laser Rifle and lastly a casualty of a Desteria Knight laying face up. Each miniature is very detailed and features a crest upon its head. Go HERE


IAF013 Murdo and Galaine 
Bring forth the Desteria and bleed the enemy! This pack contains two large new white metal poses of 15mm character nobles in Noblesse super heavy powered armour. Baron Aldo Murdo armed with an Impact Fist and Sequence Particle Beamer in cloak and Baroness Lillian Galaine with Impact Fist and Hermit Plasma Rifle in cloak. Great for leading your Demis or Posts of Desteria (IAF009, IAF010) into battle or for leading entire forces in The Ion Age. Go HERE


IAF010 Desteria Demi Beta 
The super heavy infantry of the Prydian Precinct now have some backup following code IAF009 Desteria Demi Alpha two weeks ago. Wearing the thickest Noblesse powered armour and carrying the largest possible weapons that do not require an artillery or vehicle mount the Desteria are used for tasks just too tough for Retained Knights and the Muster. Code IA010 contains five brand new different white metal poses each with an Impact Fist (powered melee weapon) and either a Hermit 44mm Plasma Rifle or an Urgan 2 Bore auto-shotgun or a Valerin 9kw Laser Rifle. Each Desteria also sports a crest upon their helm. Go HERE


IAF009 Desteria Demi Alpha 
This week we have the first in an expansion of the original 28mm range into the brand new 15mm range on the Ion Age...Desteria Knights! The super heavy infantry of the Prydian Precinct are now in the 15mm Prydian Army as well as the 28mm Prydian Army. Wearing the thickest Noblesse powered armour and carrying the largest possible weapons that do not require an artillery or vehicle mount the Desteria are used for tasks just too tough for Retained Knights and the Muster. Code IAF009 contains five different white metal poses each with an Impact Fist (powered melee weapon) and either a Hermit 44mm Plasma Rifle or an Urgan 2 Bore auto-shotgun or a Valerin 9kw Laser Rifle. Each Desteria also sports a crest upon their helm. Go HERE


We have many FREE DOWNLOADS on our website as well as our great 15mm scale tabletop game called Patrol Angis which you can see HERE as a game pack and print books plus digital downloads of the books too. 


Remember you get Reward Points on every order you place with us added to your account on the website (you must have an account on the website setting it up first time you use it...which includes a welcome gift of 100 Points!) and these can be used to gain discounts and free items on any future order at any time. Millions of points earned and spent with us so far! 


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We have a huge selection of 15mm scale space opera science fiction miniatures and each of our packs contains only one of each pose of figure plus you can select any miniature from any pack as a single or buy three packs and save 10% on screen. Just click on the white box on each product page for all the options. 

Thanks for your time! 

GBS

Friday, 8 February 2019

Arcticon 2019 with Patrol Angis Tournament sponsored by The Ion Age

It is my pleasure to announce that real soon the 2019 one day convention call Arcticon will occur once more and that The Ion Age will feature there!


“ArctiCon is a local Northwest Indiana charity gaming and pop culture convention. We work to build community in a family friendly safe environment at a reasonable cost to raise funds to support veterans and our community. We hope to see you at our premier con and other supported events throughout the year!  ArctiCon 2019 opens at 8am at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church - Merrillville, Indiana on Saturday, 23rd February 2019 ending 22.00pm.  See this page for location details and on Facebook HERE for the event.”


There will be an all day Ion Age event at Arcticon playing Patrol Angis beginning at 11am.  Organised by Ben Starkey and Aris Kolehmainen you are welcome to come along and have a play plus there will be several prizes (Magog and more) plus a good number of give away miniatures arranged in conjunction with us here in Scotland.  It is a shame we cannot attend but we will be there in spirit  If you attend please go along to the Alternative Armies Tabletop Wargaming Group on Facebook and post up your Ion Age related thoughts and pictures from the day.  We would love to see them.  Here are some details:

***Patrol: Angis – 2nd Annual Tournament***
The galaxy, like a great celestial fortress, is under-siege on all sides. The Khanate Empire has breached the Matter Gateway and have begun true occupation, the Xin have become even more aggressive in their acquisitions of trade and artefacts, the Prang raid planets with even greater regularity, and at the centre of the chaos, the Throne of Prydia valiantly defends humanity. Welcome to the Ion Age - Patrol: Angis

For this year's force building rules, and scenario details, Download them HERE courtesy of the organisers.


There will be some surprises on the day including a specially created diorama and an actual Portable Castle in play on the table.  These are top secret just now but I hope after the event to be able to share some pictures and an account of the day.

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions just contact us on info@theionage.com and I will do my best to assist you.

GBS

Friday, 1 February 2019

February is here and all twenty eight different 15mm Taranis MBT are 15% off this month

The short month is here! We have a new release in a couple of weeks but now, after feedback from 15mm gamers, we are delighted to announce that this time our month long deal is 15% off all twenty eight different Taranis Main Battle Tanks! Tracked, Wheeled, Lifter (Hover) and Replusar (Anti-Gravity) propulsion methods in command, siege, missile support, main gun, laser and fusion turret types as well as APC variants. Designed by the legendary Bob Naismith these big beasts (most are about 90mm long and 50mm wide) are great for any setting. Go HERE or read on for more. The discount is on screen already and offer ends 1st March 2019. 


We require that you have an account with the website when you place your first order. Not for any marketing reasons but simply so that you can get your Reward Points set up and get an initial gift of 100 points too. These points when accumulated can be traded in on orders for discounts (on top of any discounts shown on the site!) or special models. Thus far we have honoured more than one million points redeemed and if you have points stored up then do use them to save more on the Taranis tanks this month if you want! 


Tracked Taranis are typically composed of six resin and white metal pieces which are the upper hull, the lower hull, right and left tracks sections, turret as well as the sponson gun in white metal. It is easy to assemble and is designed to be used for wargaming and thus it is very durable. Assembled theses vehicle are just over 90mm long and 60mm wide making it a super heavy main battle tank in any 15mm scale force. Read on our BLOG about tracked Taranis. 


IAF100A Taranis Tracked MBT Cannon Turret. 


IAF100B Taranis Tracked MBT Command Turret. 


IAF100C Taranis Tracked MBT Energy Turret. 


IAF100D Taranis Tracked MBT Siege Turret. 

IAF100E Taranis Tracked APC. 


IAF100F Taranis Tracked MBT Laser Turret. 


IAF100G Taranis Tracked MBT Missile Turret. 



Wheeled Taranis are typically composed of seven resin and white metal pieces which are the upper hull, the lower hull, right and left wheel sections, turret as well as the sponson gun in white metal. It is easy to assemble and is designed to be used for wargaming and thus it is very durable. Assembled theses vehicle are just over 90mm long and 50mm wide making it a fast heavy main battle tank in any 15mm scale force. Read on our BLOG about wheeled Taranis. 

 
IAF101A Taranis Wheeled MBT Cannon Turret. 


IAF101B Taranis Wheeled MBT Command Turret. 


IAF101C Taranis Wheeled MBT Energy Turret. 


IAF101D Taranis Wheeled MBT Siege Turret. 


IAF101E Taranis Wheeled APC. 

 
IAF100F Taranis Tracked MBT Laser Turret. 


IAF100G Taranis Tracked MBT Missile Turret. 


Repulsar Taranis are typically composed of seven resin and white metal pieces which are the upper hull, the lower hull, right and left engine sections, turret as well as the sponson gun in white metal. It is easy to assemble and is designed to be used for wargaming and thus it is very durable. Assembled theses vehicle are just over 110mm long and 55mm wide making it a sleek futuristic heavy main battle tank in any 15mm scale force. Read on our BLOG about repulsar Taranis. 


IAF103A Taranis Repulsar MBT Cannon Turret. 


IAF103B Taranis Repulsar MBT Command Turret. 

 
IAF103C Taranis Repulsar MBT Energy Turret. 


IAF103D Taranis Repulsar MBT Siege Turret. 


IAF103E Taranis Repulsar APC. 

 
IAF103F Taranis Repulsar MBT Laser Turret. 

 
IAF103G Taranis Repulsar MBT Missile Turret. 


Hover or Lifter Taranis are typically composed of four or five resin and white metal pieces which are the upper hull, the skirt tray, turret as well as the sponson gun in white metal. It is easy to assemble and is designed to be used for wargaming and thus it is very durable. Assembled theses vehicle are just over 90mm long and 55mm wide making it an imposing heavy main battle tank in any 15mm scale force. Read on our BLOG about Lifter Taranis. 


IAF102A Taranis Lifter MBT Cannon Turret. 

 
IAF102B Taranis Lifter MBT Command Turret. 


IAF102C Taranis Lifter MBT Energy Turret. 

 
IAF102D Taranis Lifter MBT Siege Turret. 


IAF102E Taranis Lifter APC. 

 
IAF102F Taranis Lifter MBT Laser Turret. 


IAF102G Taranis Lifter MBT Missile Turret. 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS