Thursday, 29 August 2013

IAF007 Canthus Monocycle Set Released!

With what we know now the loss of the Brightening Star should not have happened but then we were only beginning once more to face an enemy that our long dead forefathers had through banished forever.  The Fleet did not arrive in Camarthen space for many months after the loss of the Belkus Labyrinth.  It took time to gather the knights and their musters while thinking always of the threat posed by the Marcher Barons.  But we did not stand idle.  Perhaps we should have.  Lectus Bowar led his retinue of a hundred Starvaulters and fifty thousand of Prydia on a rapid strike again the fledgling Khanate. The Brightening Star was one of forty Cassillis class Portable Castles that landed in the vicinity of the ruins of Pelcan city.   She was not the only one lost but she was prime in the failure of the containment campaign.

The few survivors of Bower's task force tell of the Brightening Star being taken by surprise by elements of the Styx Legion.   Several Tesserans of Canthus pattern monocycles powered straight up the Star's foremost sallying ramp and into her belly soon after landing.  Most were obliterated by Angis fire but one must have reached the fore Hurwent generator and detonated against it.  Cowardly but it worked.  The Brightening Star became her very name for an instant as the generator went critical.  Only those outside scouting survived the blast.  Bowar vanished along with his flagship and it set the campaign back badly.  The Canthus should not be underestimated and it will not be again.

As of Lectus Bowar no one has seen him in the last two years but like all of Princess Cyon's closest he is no mere man.  He will have survived.  He will rise once more in flame and rage.
Knight General Obermann.  Fleet Command.  4331IC

IAF007 Front View
IAF007 Rear View
IAF007 Canthus Monocycle Pack
Within the Legions of the Shia Khan Empire there are many troops but few move as quickly as those who ride upon the Cathus Monocycle.  Used for rapid strikes into the heart of human forces the Canthus riders are taken from the most reactive of the Legionaries.  Able to operate on foot as well as on their mounts the Cathus is armed with a modified Juno laser rifle mount and the rider carries a Cupid pistol.  A Tesseran of Canthus cycles is often deployed alongside Pioneers to scout ahead of them.  With this set you can depict the Canthus in action or idle or the rider on foot for maximum flexibility.

We are delighted to release the second Ion Age code for the 15mm scale Khanate Legions; the Canthus Monocycle.  Code IAF007 contains three white metal miniatures which are the Canthus with Legionary Rider, the Legionary Rider on Foot and the Monocycle with no rider.  This means you can field your Canthus with great flexibility and three different modes.   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.  Price 5.00GBP per pack.

IAF006 Front View
IAF006 Rear View
IAF006 Legionary 1st Tesseran 
The Khanate have returned and they are doing it in a whole new scale of white metal miniatures.  We are proud to announce the release of the first of many 15mm scale Shia Khan Legion packs with IAF006.  Eight different brand new miniatures dressed in reactive glimmer suits and self contained breather systems with auto aid ability.  Seven legion Discens (privates) armed with the typical Juno 2kw laser rifle and an Ordo (officer) armed with a Cupid 0.5kw laser pistol.  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.  Price 4.00GBP per pack.

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Thanks for your attention in this Ion Age notice.  On top of this week's awesome new release bringing the Khanate some speed on the ground we would like to remind you that every order placed automatically gets the current free unique miniature (IMP01 15mm Kneeling Retained Knight to be retired on 30th September 2013) included and that in signing up with the website you will earn Reward Points on all purchases.  Reward Points can be redeemed once accumulated for discounts on orders or special miniatures. 


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  1. I like the Monocycles, I'll be getting some of them with my next order!

    1. Hello Mark,

      Thanks for the kind words. They are excellent miniatures. Remember we make a release EVERY Thursday of a new code.