Monday, 27 August 2018

MOTH squad level rules event and 28mm platoon packs

We want to thank everyone who took part in our Double Reward Points event last week and congratulations to the two IonFans who got their points high enough to get the 9000 points Habitation Colony Bundle (worth 125.00GBP) for free!  Now we welcome you to our last event of the month and this time it is on our MOTH squad level skirmish rules as a digital download which is half price and also new extra value platoon packs of our 28mm Prydian Army and Shia Khan Empire range of miniatures.  Read on for details and half price ends midnight 31st August 2018.  Or right now go to our 28mm Publications Page and our 28mm Prydian Army and 28mm Khanate pages on the website.

There are several rule systems set in the space opera future of The Ion Age and among these is MOTH.  It is a print book and a digital download and we have taken fifty percent off the already twenty percent cheaper digital version of the book.  Here are some details and this system works in 28mm and 15mm too with a simple alteration.

“I told you men to stay in close.  Stay close to me at all times."

"Yes, your back seat air-raft driver of a vid trainer Majoris said to spread out and avoid bunching.  So that one little Anvil hit won’t turn you all into pureed Juktuk meat; so that you can operate well on your own in this war.  Well guess what privates he don’t know a damn thing about being here on Palakus six and he didn’t know a damn thing about command either."

"So you spread out, so you ain’t all in one close group by squad, sure enough one kaboom ain’t gonna get all of you but I will tell you what will.  The first time you all wander off and can’t hear what I am a bellowing since the com-net will be down, it always is, you can bet the foe will see it.  When you go up against those Canlastrian knights you will be cut down by a hurricane of 12.5mm rounds since you ain’t hearing what I am yelling ‘bout taking cover."

"Command is personal and its experience too.  The risk of being in a close group is more than offset by being able to hear, react and act as one.  Eyeball and Moth ain’t enough…takes joined up brains too.”

- Corp Terry Junos, 12th Regiment training grounds, Galtor, Palakus VI.

Moth lets you to play out anything from a small skirmish with half a dozen miniatures a side right up to a squad level battle with more than a hundred miniatures in play if you so desire. This is a game that is fast to learn, fast to play and great for younger novice players and experienced tacticians alike. Moth has a clever central mechanic based around the D10 (ten sided dice) and the adaptable Elan Rating system. This, when combined with fluid squad mechanic allows players to add to and remove from their squads in play. Plus unique features such as Break Shots, Degrade Fire, two action choice among many others makes the game flow excellently and combines tension with fun in battle. Use cover, avoid open ground, call on your fellows for support. Win the Prydian Civil War for your noble masters! 60 Pages, Colour Covers, ISBN. Moth - Prydia Aflame gives you the Core Rules.  Go HERE for print and digital download. All you need to play the game including: 

An Introduction to the Ion Age 
The Kendal III Campaign 
The Core Rules 
Off Table Actions 
After and Between Games 
Character and Squad Creation 
The Armies of Prydian Space 
Platoon and Squad Organisation 
Quick Reference Sheet

Playing MOTH with your 15mm Ion Age Miniatures
To play MOTH in 15mm scale simply reduced all weapon ranges and movement and such distances by changing from Inches to Centimetres for the smaller scale. No other changes are needed. This allows you to use your Patrol Angis lances and platoons in a game of MOTH.

IB20 Retained Campaigner fitting bayonet
Now released 28mm Platoon Value Packs for use with MOTH and more
We are also delighted to announce several 28mm platoon value packs on general release which each contain a force of all different poses and offers a saving off single and normal smaller pack prices.  Use these miniatures in MOTH or Firefight or in any 28mm scale science fiction setting and rules system to get more bang for your buck. For the Prydian Army we have the following new value packs.

IP01 Retained Knight Lance
Retained Knights are the life long warriors of the Ion Age. This value pack contains sixteen different 28mm white metal miniatures taken from the powered armoured Retained Knights of the Prydian Army.  These can be used for any Marcher Baron or League or Condot organisation in play.  Miniatures are taken from codes IB02, IB03, IB04 and IB20 and you save off the regular prices meaning compared to single miniatures you get two of these miniatures for free!  Supplied Unpainted and with Bases.  Price 35.00GBP.  Go HERE.

IP02 Muster Platoon
Muster are the everyday soldiers of The Ion Age.  This value pack contains sixteen different 28mm white metal miniatures taken from the clam shell armoured troopers of the Prydian Army.  These can be used for any Marcher Baron or League or Condot organisation in play.  Miniatures are taken from codes IB06, IB08, IB09 and IB10 and you save off the regular prices meaning compared to single miniatures you get two of these miniatures for free!  Supplied Unpainted and with Bases.  Price 28.00GBP.  Go HERE.

For the Shia Khan Empire we have the following new value packs.

IP03 Khanate Legionary Ordos
The legions of the Khanate are vast and endless and Legionaries are the steadfast core of a legion.  This value pack contains sixteen different 28mm white metal miniatures taken from the glimmer suited aliens of the Styx, Cyclopes and other legions.  Miniatures are taken from codes IB35, IB43, IB47 and IB44 and you save off the regular prices meaning compared to single miniatures you get two of these miniatures for free!  Supplied Unpainted and with Bases.  Price 28.00GBP.  Go HERE.

IP04 Betrayers Ordos
You live in a city of chaos and anarchy and side with the invading aliens of the Khanate.  These Humans are Betrayers and they fight against their own kind.  This value pack contains sixteen different 28mm white metal miniatures taken from the gang members and punks of the under cities.  Miniatures are taken from codes IB34, IB40,IB41 and IB45 and you save off the regular prices meaning compared to single miniatures you get two of these miniatures for free!  Supplied Unpainted and with Bases.  Price 28.00GBP.  Go HERE.

IP05 Malig Goblinoid Ordos
Expendable cannon fodder of the Shia Khan Empire the Malig goblins are always first into the fray.  This value pack contains fifteen different 28mm white metal miniatures taken from the horde which the Legions push ahead of themselves to soak up Prydian munitions.  Miniatures are taken from IB33, IB49 and IB50 and you save off the regular prices meaning that compared to single purchase you get two of these Maligs for free!  Supplied Unpainted and with Bases.  Price 22.75GBP.  Go HERE.

Thank you as always for your support and we will return in September with a new month long special offer and great new releases!


Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Alternative Armies Tabletop Gaming Facebook Group random draw August 2018

Now on! Enter with a Comment! Win a 40.00GBP voucher to spend on anything Alternative Armies or The Ion Age makes and you can see on our websites.  Go HERE and join the group and look for the post with the image shown here.

Forty pounds to spend and we cover the postage worldwide too! Only open to group members and one entry per member. To enter the random draw you just need to comment on this very posting. Say anything you like from 'Hello' to your favourite game or miniature we make. You will then be assigned a number by group moderator Alissa Syme (which will be a numbered comment). 

The draw will take place at 9pm GMT Thursday 30th August. The draw will be filmed live with a random number generator and then the video will be posted to the group with the winners name tagged! No catch and an honest chance to win from a friendly company. Only one entry per member and may the fortune of random be with you! 

Thanks for Reading.


Friday, 17 August 2018

Double Rewards Points on Orders Week

A whole week of extra value for customers of The Ion Age!  As outlined at the start of August on our blog we are taking a month off with no new releases while we work on projects and awesome new things for the autumn season.  It was requested by IonFans that we might run an offer which involved a chance to boost a customers Reward Points total with us.  Meaning more points in hand which could be then used in the future for discounts and free things too.  We thought this was a great idea and that now was the right time to do it.  So place your orders for an entire week until Friday 24th August 2018 getting your Reward Points as normal and we will manually add the same points which you earned with the order AGAIN to your points total with us.  Go HERE and see what you would like or read on for full details.

Here is how the offer works!
Until the end of Friday 24th August (when the offer image leaves the front page of the website) you will get DOUBLE Reward Points with us when you place an order.  There is no limit upon number of orders placed and you can redeem points as normal on your orders if you wish.  The difference is that within twenty four hours of your order being placed we will manually add points to your account with us.  The points added will be the SAME AGAIN as those earned on the order.  So in effect DOUBLE POINTS on orders.  I will be doing the manual addition myself.  It is a great opportunity to stock up on points for use later in the year when we have more new releases for you or to get yourself the Commander Murdo Taranis Tank or the Mega Hab Bundle of 15mm  terrain for free when you have enough Reward Points.  If you have any questions please do ask us on and I will help you out.  It is a totally honest offer and some fun for you.  Go HERE for the website.

You can learn more about our Rewards Programme on our BLOG in an article which explains how it works and what you can redeem your points upon.  It is a free bonus from us for our customers and so far we have had nearly two million points redeemed.

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.

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. 

Our special offer for the month is 50% off our Smashed Hab Dome.  See it here in our 15mm Terrain Range.  Offer ends 1st September 2018.

Thanks for your time and enjoy the offer!


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A Smashed August at The Ion Age

It is time for a break at The Ion Age in the month of highest summer and thus we have no releases this month and we will be rather quiet too.  We will spend the month working on new codes and other awesome things for the coming autumn campaign season.  No hints just now other than to say there will be a new platoon pack with unique miniature and also more melee focused infantry plus further new vehicles and free downloads.  We will not be sitting with our feet up, oh no!  So what have we for you this month instead?  Go HERE or read on for more.

(The Smashed Hab Dome in a desert setting as Sandworms and Giant Sandworm attack Ellen and Riply as well as Retained Pistoleers.  Read more in a free article download from our website.)

This month we have a fantastic terrain month long offer with 50% off (half price) on the IAF015J Smashed Hab Dome which adds damaged structures to your gaming table.  We will also have a rare thing which is a 'Double Reward Points' event (20 Points per 1GBP spent) which will be announced on our blog and through email giving a chance to get up towards the Commander Murdo Taranis Tank or huge Habitation Colony Bundle using your points saved up on your account with us. Or to stack points to get a 10%, 15% or even 20% discount on a future order (including sweet brand new releases at that time).Click on the orange box bottom middle of the website screen for full details of Reward Points.  We will also have a 28mm scale event centred around the MOTH skirmish game system towards months end which will include the book in print and as a digital download plus platoon bundles.  Keep an eye out for these news items during August.

IAF015J Smashed Hab Dome
Down but not out! This Hab Dome is battered and bruised perhaps from Marcher Baron bombardment or Khanate Legion caresses but its still standing. Cracked open like an egg with one side totally intact and then other reduced to rubble the top of the dome has slid down but its still got an intact mounting point for a turret top of your choice. This release is from a great number of world wide requests for something in between an intact and a totally destroyed structure. A high quality grey tone resin one piece casting which is 65mm wide and 20mm to 30mm tall with a high degree of external and internal detailing. It fits in well with the rest of the terrain range from the Ion Age. Suitable for use in any science fiction setting. Go HERE for our Terrain range in 15mm scale.

You can read all about our Rewards Programme on our BLOG where the system and what you can get is laid out in detail.

We have an extensive 28mm scale range of miniatures for the Prydian Army and the Shia Khan Empire as well as rule systems for open table or grid based intense combat in that scale and close in with no vehicles and more characterisation when compared to Patrol Angis.  Look late on this month for a great offer.

Lastly remember to check out our Free Downloads page for a load to read and to make use of in your games set in The Ion Age.

Enjoy the sun!