Thursday, 12 July 2018

New Release at The Ion Age july 2018

“Brilliant with the energy flowing through its blade the first swing of Esquire Quiver's Octa Sword took the left leg of the flightless bird clean away from its body with a spray of super heated blood....”

The Ion Age makes its new release for July 2018 with ten brand new 15mm miniatures in IAF0163 Retained Post Echo.  Requested by players of Patrol Angis these knights have blades!  This pack is on our website now and as with all codes you can choose from a pack or singles from the pack or three packs and save ten percent.  Go HERE for the new pack or read on for full details.

“Brilliant with the energy flowing through its blade the first swing of Esquire Quiver's Octa Sword took the left leg of the flightless bird clean away from its body with a spray of super heated blood.  Screeching the seven foot tall avian creature collapsed throwing its Malig rider clean over its razor sharp beaked head.  Quiver reversed the sword and in a glittering orange arc used it to sever the head of the bird before cutting into the back of the sprawling Malig ending the enemy's attempts to free a Cupid laser pistol from its combat harness.  All around him Quiver could see other Retained Knights of the 308th Regiment likewise engaged with the Shia Khan at sword point distance.  They were greatly outnumbered by their goblinoid foes and in the spaces between the habitation domes of the settlement it meant that every Prydian was fighting for their lives without pause.  Powered swords flashed in glittering arcs while Roaz axes rose and fell in a murderous rhythm and Pelleas maces smashed into flesh and bone.  The aliens had either known that the meeting was taking place or, perhaps more likely, it was simply a coincidence that the lance had been in the wrong place when a horde of Maligs decided to set up their camp here.   

Bullets spanged off of Quivers Alwite Armour doing little harm but scoring lines in the delicate film layers that made up the camoflage Chameleon Circuit which caused his form to blend into its surroundings.  At this range the Malig gripping its Maia 9.6mm mpi could not have failed to see him.  He brought the Octa sword up and rounds exploded as they impacted against its blade....” 
-  An extract from By Sword Short and Long.


IAF163 Retained Post Echo
The fifth post of Retained Knights ready to see off enemies as diverse as the Marcher Barons and the Khanate Empire.  These knights are skilled in the arts of close combat and make use of powered melee weapons. Mix them in with your other knights for assault lances. Code IAF163 contains ten different poses all wearing Alwite powered armour and carrying a variety of weapons including Octa Powered Sword, Roaz Powered Axe, Pelleas Powered Mace as well as Tumbler ranged weapons.   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.


Later this month we will have a free Patrol Angis scenario featuring the new miniatures called 'By Sword Short and Long'.  A close in vicious fight which sees goblinoid Maligs trying to encircle a lance of Retained Knights with battlesuit support who are conducting talks with a Xin Trader; they will have to cut their way clear.  This full scenario takes place in the Camarthen stellar cluster after the activation of the Matter Gateway and during playtesting it was really intense!  Look out for the article.

Including this new pack of ten poses we now have in 15mm scale nearly seventy poses of Retained Knights from such codes as:





IAF001 Retained Post Alpha
IAF002 Retained Post Beta
IAF008 Retained Post Charlie
IAF016 Retained Post Delta
IAF163 Retained Post Echo




IAF004 Retained Lance Command Alpha
IAF014 Retained Lance Command Beta
IAF076 Retained Lance Command Charlie



IAF057 Knight Errants of Prydia
IAF156 Marcher Barons of Prydia
IAF157 Nobles of Prydia



IAF005 Balthazar and Jerome
IAF017 Ellen and Ripley
IAF063 Arachne and Giliam
IAF158 Diodine Sparrow of the Quarrel Company

IAFP02 Retained Lance (with extra free unique miniature)

These can serve as Prydian Army or in a different colour scheme such as those on our poster they can be knights of the Leagues or Marcher Barons or even Condot mercenaries too.  This means you can create almost three lances of knights never repeating a miniature! 


There is also an extra free Retained Knight Errant in the Patrol Angis Game Pack starter box too which you only get with that box.  A great way to get playing and check out that page for free downloads and other materials for the game.



Our month long offer this time is...25% off all the variants of the fantastic Duxis Battlesuit in 15mm scale both close combat types HERE and ranged types HERE.  Seven variants of a fantastic 30mm tall model.  Ends 31st July 2018.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Midsummer Madness at The Ion Age

Midsummer Madness ten percent off code plus three new Grey Adder 15mm vehicles

The middle of the year is here and with Midsummer comes madness with The Ion Age.  We have a ten percent (10%) code off everything on our website and we have three new 15mm scale vehicles.  We will also have two free articles for you for Patrol Angis.  We will have more details on the free articles soon but for now let me tell you of the event and the new 'Battle Taxi' vehicles.  Go HERE or read on for details.
Until 9am GMT on Friday 29th June 2018 use the code 'tenoff' during checkout (see the image here for a screen grab, just type into the box and it is applied) for 10% off every code in every range on our website both 15mm scale and 28mm scale.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ
This event discount code GOES ON TOP of the normal system. You will earn Reward Points as normal and you can redeem them if you wish BUT you cannot use two discount codes and if you use 'tenoff' it will OVERRIDE any other code.  You may only use one code.  If you attempt to redeem points and then use 'tenoff' you will lose those points from your account.  If this happens please contact us on info@theionage.com with your order number and we will replace your lost points.  You can of course not use 'tenoff' and use your points as normal.

The 'tenoff' code works on all miniatures, all books, all digital downloads and all game packs too; everything.
This is a great chance to expand your collection or to get into our space opera setting.  As you can see on the screen grab I took advantage of several of the already bundled and discounted products for use in Patrol Angis.  I wanted to get my reading material now so (A) I added the trio of books for Patrol Angis as paid for downloads which were already 20% cheaper than in print and in the bundle of three a bit more too.  My initial force is going to be Cold Climes infantry so the platoon pack (B) which gives a whole force and includes a unique extra free sniper worth 0.50GBP too.  I liked the look of the new SuperBlue Adder and taking three of them (C) gives 10% off using the button on its page; my armoured support.  Lastly since I love an offer I added a single Tohlic Armoured Crawler (D) which is a monster of a vehicle which will carry my Cold Climes troops.  It is the month long offer for June so it is 20% off its list price.  With all these in the cart I have what I want and then into the discount box I typed 'tenoff' (E) and everything was reduced by a further ten percent saving me 7.00GBP more.  Excellent!  I hope you enjoyed my cart.  Go HERE to have a browse through the drop down menus.
We have three new 15mm scale resin vehicles which will be of interest to players of Muster and Planetary Militia and those who have low intensity warfare in mind.  I introduce to you the Grey Adder Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC's) commonly known as 'Battle Taxis'.  Each carries eight troopers and two crew and we have three different propulsion types for you.  Wheeled to go with the other IAF035 Wheeled Adders, a hover type to go with all the other IAF036 Lifter Adders and our first ever Tracked Adder too.  Go HERE or read on for more.
When you have to get into the fray quickly and on the cheap you need a Battle Taxi!  Watch out for Anvil 888 fire!
IAF035G Grey Adder APC Wheeled
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A six wheeled light vehicle the 'Battle Taxi' combat car APC variant which carries Eight Troopers and Two Crew. It has a large hatch at the rear and a front mounted Angis 12.5mm AP Gun.  Once assembled it is approx 60mm long, 40mm wide and about 25mm tall.   It is supplied in two pieces which are very easy to assemble.  You can purchase one pack or select three packs and save 10%.  Go HERE.  4.50GBP.
IAF036G Grey Adder APC Lifter
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A hover or 'lifter' type 'Battle Taxi' combat car APC variant which carries Eight Troopers and Two Crew. It has a large hatch at the rear and a front mounted Angis 12.5mm AP Gun.  Once assembled it is approx 60mm long, 45mm wide and about 25mm tall.  It is supplied in one piece.  You can purchase one pack or select three packs and save 10%.  Go HERE.  4.50GBP.
IAF164G Grey Adder APC Tracked
This pack contains one resin vehicle. A tracked light vehicle the 'Battle Taxi' combat car APC variant which carries Eight Troopers and Two Crew. It has a large hatch at the rear and a front mounted Angis 12.5mm AP Gun.  Once assembled it is approx 60mm long, 40mm wide and about 25mm tall.   It is supplied in two pieces which are very easy to assemble. You can purchase one pack or select three packs and save 10%.  Go HERE.  4.50GBP.
If you like these new vehicles then check out all the other 15mm Prydian Vehicles we have from light Adders to medium Mullos and to the heavy Taranis in wheeled, tracked, lifter and repulsar variants.  Troops to ride in them can be found in the 15mm Prydian Army section where we have Planetary Militia, Muster, Retained and Desteria as packs and also as platoon packs with an extra free miniature too.
We will soon have a free article for Patrol Angis which will give you an expansion to the game statistics from Callsign Taranis for using all three types of Grey Adder in play.  This will be published on the blog and there will also be a free article written by Aris where he introduces the 'Cranid' who are aliens intent upon conquest in a remote part of the Prydian Precinct..they also have to be floating Space Brains!  We have miniatures for these now on the website HERE
Thanks for your time and enjoy!
GBS

Thursday, 31 May 2018

SLAP Miniatures sale

SLAP Miniatures are currently selling selected packs of their Space Knights at a 20% discount.






Usually sold in packs containing a selection of all models in the range, you can pick up some small packs very cheaply, but the moment these figures are sold out, they're sold out! Never again will they be re-stocked.


Space Knight troopers are £3.99 for a pack of 11.


Space Knight specialists are £1.99 for a pack of 5.


Space Knight paladins are £0.99 for a pack of 3.


You can find these in the OOP section of the website here: http://www.slapminis.com/out-of-production-20-off-30-c.asp


You can also pick up packs with a larger selection of 26 Miniatures for £14.99 here:

http://www.slapminis.com/space-knights---15mm-sci-fi-28-c.asp


And of course, the Space Dorks at £14.99 for 25 Miniatures are here: http://www.slapminis.com/space-dorkz---15mm-sci-fi-29-c.asp


While you’re there, check out the Global Defence Force. Two packs, each with 30 Miniatures at £14.99 here: http://www.slapminis.com/global-defense-forces---15mm-sci-fi-27-c.asp


The amazing thing about these packs is that you won’t get a repeated pose. Every miniature in a pack is unique, and Stuart’s sculpting style is clean and uncomplicated but with plenty of detail. They paint up really well.





Friday, 27 April 2018

Free Patrol Angis scenario and have a great weekend from The Ion Age

As foretold earlier this month with the release of the brand new 15mm scale character packs of Retained Knights it is our delight to present to you a free stand alone scenario for Patrol Angis called 'Name of the Roaz' which takes place just a little into the future of the Prydian Civil War as outlined in the books. It stars Diodine Sparrow in an infantry focused three way scenario which can also be played solo.  Will the Quarrel Company manage to escape with an ancient data slate? 
Click on the link below to download it from our website hosting and to read some more about it plus some pictures taken of our own testing of the scenario.  After that link through to all the other free materials we have for the game for you to download.  Enjoy!
Name of the Roaz – Click HERE to download the scenario as a four page PDF. 

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?  Find out now.  In order to play you will need a copy of Patrol Angis and Callsign Taranis you can get these in print or as digital download HERE


You can learn more about all of our releases for this month by going to this article HERE on our blog or direct to our website HERE with nine new 15mm miniatures to lead your lances and an offer of 25% off our popular infantry base packs the 20mm round which ends on 1st May.






Here are the pictures taken from our play testing of this new scenario for you to enjoy. Click on them on the blog post here to make them larger.
There are other free files for you to download from us for Patrol Angis.


Go to this new PAGE on our website for the list of what we have. Thanks for Reading and more awesome coming in May 2018!
GBS

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Marcher Barons, Nobles and Diodine Sparrow 15mm packs now at The Ion Age

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