Monday, 12 November 2018

Free Shipping and more until Tuesday 27th November at The Ion Age

Now on and until 9am GMT Tuesday 27th November there is a Black Friday Season Event here at The Ion Age.  Done in conjunction with our sister site Alternative Armies we have automatic Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over 15GBP of product placed in the cart (you need do nothing but add to cart but please note tracked shipping remains a flat 10GBP charge to select) and we have brand new releases too during the event.  You might have seen the sneak look at the Magogs on our BLOG already but these mighty war machines plus their bases are online now HERE (with a place holding image) and with offers on them during the event. Go HERE for the website.
As well as free worldwide shipping we have five new releases for this event.  We will feature the releases in their own news article soon but they are online now and here are their codes:
IAF169 Arcus Magog War Mecha 50A 
IAF170 Blaes Magog War Mecha 50B
IAF171 Lann Magog War Mecha 50C
IAF167 75mm Round Bases
IAF168 100mm Round Bases
Every Magog ordered during this event is 10% off its regular release price and if you choose a bundle of three (of the same or one of each) you save 20% plus each Magog automatically comes with a pack of IAF081 Taranis Runner Drones (5 miniatures worth 5.00GBP) included for free.  Super value and of course during the promotion even one Magog in your cart means free postage worldwide.  Lastly you will earn Reward Points on all orders as normal and if you have been saving points waiting for this event you CAN use them to gain further discount on these new mecha and anything else in cart.  See these codes HERE during the event.
The Black Friday Event will end with a Cyber Monday (26th Nov) promotion on all our digital download books (all the other deals are still on during Cyber Monday too).  We will be shipping almost every day during the event worldwide. Paid for downloads which are 20% cheaper during the event ending 9am GMT 27th November 2018.  This is twenty percent further off the already twenty percent less than the print version.  Please note that this offer is valid during the entire event but will be public stated on Cyber Monday.  Go HERE.
Lastly if you wish to combine orders with our much bigger sister site Alternative Armies (such as the HOF range as shown above) then you can and you get access to the offers and free shipping from there too. Send an email to info@theionage.com and list out all the codes you want from both websites along with your shipping address and your paypal email. We will respond with a total and send you an invoice to pay. Easy! 
Thanks for reading and enjoy the biggest event of the year! 
GBS

Thursday, 13 September 2018

New Adder Tankettes with pre-order offers now at The Ion Age

Now on at The Ion Age and ending 1st October 2018 we have pre-order offers and bundles for our five different brand new 15mm scale Adder Combat Tankette light vehicles. This Early Supporter can be found HERE on the website and the offers are as follows. Each single Adder Tankette is 10% off release price. Bundles of Five Adders (mixed or all the same) are 15% off. A Mega Bundle of Fifteen (Three of Each Type) is 25% off release price. As normal you earn Reward Points on all orders and of course you can redeem your accumulated points to get further discount on these offers. We reward our IonFans. Awesome! Go to the website or read on for more. All orders placed which contain a Tracked Adder will ship worldwide on 1st October 2018. 
As the second Khanate War continued and worlds fell to the Legions as they spread ever further from the Matter Gateway in the Camarthen stellar system the threat to the entire Prydian Precinct grew dire. The Marcher Barons were in retreat and the Prydian Army in ascendency after twenty years of civil war but this did not mean that the military might of the Throne was enough. Split between dealing with the growing alien invasion and the struggle for dominance in the core systems this resulted in neither war being tackled fully. In 4340 IC the death of the Kingmaker Nevall in battle against Princess Cyon meant the Precinct was once more at peace with only small scale conflicts left to stamp out. The loss of most of Knight General Obermann's fleet in 4331 IC on and around Camarthen Prime had meant near a decade of hit and run campaigns against the Dragon Ships as they sail in darkness out across the stellar cluster. While Humanity was able to deal with a single Dragon Ship entering a planetary orbit this was not the case as pairs and then trios and more of these mighty warships, each carrying an entire Legion, began to appear together. It would take several years to gather enough might to tackle the Matter Gateway head on so for the moment single regiments were dispatched to hold and harry as best they could. 
The clamour for Taranis and Magogs was constantly coming back to New Glastonbury and in such numbers that the demand could not be met. It takes a lot of time and resources to build the mightiest war machines so a solution was looked for to supply the Camarthen Cluster with armoured vehicles for the use of Muster and Planetary Militia in huge numbers. Part of this was the Mullo Type 36 AFV as well as the existing Adder light vehicles but a new modular assembly was founded in 4336 IC with the creation of the Adder Combat Tankettes. A stop gap measure to combat Khanate Orbs and tanks. These tracked vehicles have a weight of just over seven and a half tons and roughly eighteen feet in length that Adder is not a combat heavy weight like the Taranis. A colour coding system is in use to make Adders easy to assign to Regiments and to allow Planetary Militia who are not be as used to war as a Retained Knight a simple recognition method. The Red Adder Tankette is the standard model mounting a turret with a Moth 88 Rotary Cannon. The Yellow Adder is the fire support variant and has two crew along with a turret with an Anda 60mm Missile Pod. The Black Adder acts as an armoured punch giving the Muster the ability to knock out battlesuits and other smaller tough targets with two crew and a turret mounted Fretan Rail Gun. Less common is the Orange Adder which is infantry support mounting a specialised turret with a Moth 30 automatic 50mm Grenade Launcher. Dedicated Adders include the Green Adder which is a command and control car at the battalion level and the White Adder for medical teams and battlefield triage. The 'Battle Taxi' type Grey Adder is heavily modified and can carry two fire-teams or a squad at a real squeeze. There are also some very specialised Adders too for purposes such as Blue Adder, the Brown Adder and the Purple Adder. 
Academy Auto-Trainer Series 52, New Glastonbury, 4342 IC. 

The Adder Combat Tankette is the third propulsion type of Adder which we have created. You can see all of the Wheeled and Lifter (Hover) Adders on the website HERE. During this event we will have a free download article with game statistics for their more heavily armoured Adders in your games of Patrol Angis so look for this towards the end of September (the story above is taken from this article). The Adder is a work horse and fits in well with any 15mm near future or further ahead science fiction army. We will also have top down scale comparison photos with other vehicles in our 15mm range later in the month. We thank you for your custom and here are the details of the new vehicles and offers. Go HERE
IAF164A Red Adder Combat Tankette 
This pack contains one white metal and resin 15mm scale vehicle. A tracked light vehicle in the 'Red Adder' combat tankette variant armed with a Moth rotary cannon in a turret mount. This is the standard Adder for varied uses. Once assembled it is 50mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. Contains an Adder Hull, a left tracked sponson, a right tracked sponson and a turret along with a separate weapon and hatch. Very easy to assemble. Go HERE
IAF164B Yellow Adder Combat Tankette 
This pack contains one resin 15mm scale vehicle. A tracked light vehicle in the 'Yellow Adder' combat tankette variant armed with twin Anda 60mm Rocket Pods in a turret mount. This is the Fire Support Adder. Once assembled it is 50mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. Contains an Adder Hull, a left tracked sponson, a right tracked sponson and a turret. Very easy to assemble. Go HERE
IAF164C Black Adder Combat Tankette 
This pack contains one resin and white metal 15mm scale vehicle. A tracked light vehicle in the 'Black Adder' combat tankette variant armed with a Fretan Rail Gun in a turret mount. This is the punch the 'anti-armour' Adder. Once assembled it is 50mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. Contains an Adder Hull, a left tracked sponson, a right tracked sponson and a turret with separate hatch and weapon. Very easy to assemble. Go HERE
IAF164D Orange Adder Combat Tankette 
This pack contains one resin and white metal 15mm scale vehicle. A tracked light vehicle in the 'Orange Adder' combat tankette variant armed with a 50mm Grenade Launcher in a turret mount. This is the infantry support Adder. Once assembled it is 50mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. Contains an Adder Hull, a left tracked sponson, a right tracked sponson and a turret with separate hatch and weapon. Very easy to assemble. Go HERE
IAF164E Green Adder Control Tankette 
This pack contains one resin and white metal 15mm scale vehicle. A tracked light vehicle in the 'Green Adder' is the communications and control variant for the battlefield with comms gear and extra armour. Once assembled it is 50mm long, 35mm wide and about 25mm tall. Contains an Adder Hull, a left tracked sponson, a right tracked sponson and a top mount with separate dish. Very easy to assemble. Go HERE
Each of the single and three of the new Adders is 10% off release price. We have two different levels of Early Supporter Bundles too. These will cease to be on 1st October so get in on them now to gain 15% or 25% off release price for a whole armoured force. 
IAF164B1 Adder Combat Tankette Bundles of Five 
This special bundle offer will expire on 1st October 2018 when orders ship worldwide. Save 15% off normal prices. Select a bundle which you desire from the white drop down box on this page and you will get five kits of IAF164 Adder Combat Tankettes. Refer to each single vehicle for additional information on these 15mm scale resin and white metal kits. Here are the bundle choices. Go HERE
1. The Mixed Bundle (One of Each Type) 
2. The Red Bundle (Five Red Adders) 
3. The Yellow Bundle (Five Yellow Adders) 
4. The Black Bundle (Five Black Adders) 
5. The Orange Bundle (Five Orange Adders) 
6. The Green Bundle (Five Green Adders) 
IAF164B2 Adder Combat Tankette Mega Bundle of Fifteen 
This special bundle offer will expire on 1st October 2018 when orders ship worldwide. Save 25% off normal prices. You will get fifteen kits of IAF164 Adder Combat Tankettes three of the Red, Yellow, Black, Orange and Green. Refer to each single vehicles for additional information on these 15mm scale resin and white metal kits. Here are the bundle choices. Go HERE
1. The Mixed Bundle (Three of Each Type) 
Here are some scenic photos of the five Tracked Adders and there are many more images of each of them on their pages of the website. 




We offer extra value for our customers in the form of Reward Points and Free Downloads. 
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! 
Thanks for reading and enjoy the offers! 
GBS

Friday, 17 August 2018

Double Points on all orders at The Ion Age!

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 info@theionage.com 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!
GBS

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