Friday, 12 January 2018

Khanate Attack Orbs!

Khanate 15mm Attack Orbs and 5th Tesseran four packs released

Legate Vanya of the Styx Legion stood on the barren blackened soil of a new world.  The Styx Legion had been transitioning into Human space for weeks now and had escaped from the pit that the thrice damned dull eyes had detonated over the Matter Gateway.  His command now composed more than eighteen thousand servants of the Great Khan of Oron Zai, his Legionaries of Ulger and the slaves of the Ezemshdeg vast stellar systems.  More were coming from the Gazraa Orkhikh with its red sky and lava flows every cycle and now the vehicles of the Legion were being brought up from deep below.  Expending the green skinned Buzar Yum without regard for their blood loss had pushed the Humans away from the breached pit but now mobility was required to begin the chase proper.  Called forth by his four lobotomised bonded serviles Vanya ordered the hundred attack orbs at his command to the fore. Once they were arrayed in the forward deployment zone the pilots gathered for the honour of being addressed in person by their Legate.  The speech was short and to the point.  The enemy were retreating and what information the scouts could gather pointed to a fortified position where they would make a forceful stand.  It was the task of the attack orbs to race to this fortified place ahead of the heavier Gulsmal vehicles which would bring artillery and troops to make the actual assault.  They may well die but such was the Legionary vow of Ild Khereglekh to the Great Khan of Oron Zai.

Vanya watched as each pilot carefully put on their helmets and sealed their suits before opening the main hatch in their orb and entering.  The stabilisers kept the single wheel of the orb upright until the drive was engaged.  Pilots tested the rotation and targeting of their twin gun or missile mounts.  With a wave of his gloved hand the Legate enacted the order to set out.  The soil of this new world shook as the orbs roared away in the direction of the trail of corpses the Humans left behind.
Belkus Depression, Camarthan Prime 4330 IC
Grab your 15mm sci-fi gaming by the Orbs!  Now online and on early supporter offer until Monday 29th January are our new releases.  All early orders save 15% off release price on these new codes and there are bundle options too with even greater savings.  All orders gain you Reward Points and you can use your existing Reward Points (as many of you do) to get discounts on these offers.  All orders containing the new codes will ship when the early supporter offer ends.  



Thank you for your support and GO HERE for the new codes and bundles. Read on for details, pictures and scale shots too.  We present the three different Shia Khan Empire Attack Orbs and a new pack of Legionaries too!
IAF152 Sphera Attack Orb
The Orbs are the primary light attack vehicle for the Khanate Legions and is used in great numbers on campaign.  Armed with two twin mounted Juno 2.0Kw Laser Rifles the Sphera is high manoeuvrable and goes excellently with Pugnus, Canno and Manus heavier wheeled vehicles in your forces. This pack contains one 15mm scale small resin and white metal alien vehicle.  Made up of three parts and easy to assemble the Orb is 30mm tall when put together.  Supplied unassembled and without a base (show on a 30mm round base).  Go HERE.  Price 3.00GBP or purchase three and save 10%.
IAF153 Jacto Missile Orb
The Orbs are the primary light attack vehicle for the Khanate Legions and is used in great numbers on campaign.  Armed twin mounted 55mm Luna missile pods the Jacto is used for supporting advances and bombardment alongside Cannon wheeled vehicles. This pack contains one 15mm scale small resin and white metal alien vehicle.  Made up of three parts and easy to assemble the Orb is 30mm tall when put together.  Supplied unassembled and without a base (show on a 30mm round base).  Go HERE.  Price 3.00GBP or purchase three and save 10%.
IAF154 Milum Assault Orb
The Orbs are the primary light attack vehicle for the Khanate Legions and is used in great numbers on campaign.  Two twin mounted Maia 9.6mm Mpi's gives the Milum a close range punch which sees it support Pioneers and Maligs in built up areas and Pugnus light tanks on open ground. This pack contains one 15mm scale small resin and white metal alien vehicle.  Made up of three parts and easy to assemble the Orb is 30mm tall when put together.  Supplied unassembled and without a base (show on a 30mm round base).  Go HERE.  Price 3.00GBP or purchase three and save 10%.
IAF141 Legionary 5th Tesseran
The close assault element of any Khanate Legionary force this pack contains eight white metal 15mm scale Legionary Infantry miniatures.  An officer in cloak with seven Discens (privates) all armed with Hydra Laser Shotguns. Legion are dressed in reactive glimmer suits and self contained breather systems with limited auto aid ability.   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 4.00GBP per pack.
Here are some more images of the new Attack Orbs giving their scale compared to other 15mm Ion Age codes such as a Legionary (16mm), Canthus Monocycle (20mm), Steornede Battlesuit (30mm), Adder Comms Lifter and a Pugnus Light Tank.  Also comparisons next to each other as well.

If you want to get into our game system Patrol Angis then you can with the core book in print or digital download or a game pack for immediate play. Go HERE. For those who already are players you can find these aliens in IAB03 The Khanate Return and here are game statistics for the Attack Orbs which fit right into page 45 of that book. Save this table to your device.
There is a great selection of Khanate troops and vehicles in our 15mm range which go with these new packs.  
We have Ordos (platoon packs) each with a unique extra miniature free for Legionaries, Pioneers, Maligs and Nox as well as their constitute packs plus Psycoborgs, Warlords, Beotans, Betrayers, Skrak Terror Birds and Portable Weapon Platforms, Gunners and Personalities.  In terms of vehicles the Canthus Monocycle, Infernus Ball Tank, Pugnus Tank, Canno AFV's and Mallus Armoured Personnel Carrier.  It is a mighty army now with over one hundred and thirty different miniatures (each of which can be ordered on its own) and near a dozen vehicles.  See the Legions HERE and their vehicles HERE.
Thanks for your time and if you have any questions about The Ion Age or just want to chat wargaming then email me on info@theionage.com or join the Alternative Armies Tabletop Gaming group on Facebook where I moderate and talk gaming.
GBS

Friday, 29 December 2017

Free Duxis Battlesuit this weekend!

The year is ending and it has been a bright one for The Ion Age.  Thank you to all our customers for continuing to grow our Space Opera wargaming dream throughout 2017.  To usher in the new annum we have an offer now on.  We will put one random IAF030 Duxis Battlesuit worth 5.00GBP from the eight variants into every order placed for free.  A customer may place as many orders as they wish and we will put one for free in each of them.  You also get your Reward Points on your orders as normal and you may use your accumulated points upon your orders in this period and you will still get the free Duxis Battlesuit.  We are giving you a little something as a thank you.  The offer ends midnight GMT 2nd January 2018.  You need do nothing but place your orders. Go HERE and browse. Perhaps some new Beotan Werewolves or a Tohlic Armoured Crawler or a Patrol Angis game pack?
We have many thing miniatures made as well as new vehicles which will begin releasing in January 2018 with something really fun for the Shia Khan Empire.  That is to come and for the moment let me show you a little more about one of our favourite models which is now in new molds as of early December.  The 'Royal Gift' otherwise known as the ultimate in personal single armour the Duxis Battlesuit is a prize possession for nobles, barons and veteran knights across the Prydian Precinct.  It has three melee orientated variants and five ranged variants.  See them all HERE.
Princess Cyon knows a lot of things.  I mean a lot.  It was lot before the Reord bonding and though it's even more now I can tell you that she came up with the Duxis MkI on her own.  Technics, Fabrication and Structure too.  All of it her idea.  To make her point she wore the prototype upon entering the Adden chambers and it made her point just beautifully to the Council.  We knew the Khanate had returned and we had the reports of the first contacts from Camarthen Prime but the Princess, she had her father's knowledge of the times of the first Khanate War.  We confirmed it later but in those chambers and on that day Princess Cyon said one word as she strode towards us footfalls heavy.  Encased in armour and over twelve feet tall she said 'Warlord' and then activated the holo emitters attached to the prototype's shell.  I think there was not a knight or baron in the place who did not shrink a little in their seats.  Out of thin air a monster appeared.  Like a Man in shape but larger; far larger.  She drew an energised blade longer than a Starvaulter is tall and conducted a mock melee with the projection...and she won.  Hours of discourse followed and all the while Daphne Cyon stood in her prototype Duxis Battlesuit and held sway.  The Warlords were more than a Retained Knight could cope with so make a Retained Knight more than they already were.  We did.  Now in Camarthen space we meet those hulking monsters with metal of our own.  Its a close fight but now its a fight we can and we will win!
Knight General Obermann.  Fleet Command.  4331 IC
MkIII Duxis Battlesuit
The Duxis Battlesuit known to some as the 'Royal Gift'. IAF030 can be given a number of roles from a knight to melee specialist to ranged purposes in play and stands 30mm tall. Cast in white metal in 15mm scale it requires assembly and has a good degree of pose choices through its variants.  Composed of an upper body, lower body, head and then a choice of weapons and arms (gauntlets) from eight variants the Duxis is a versatile machine. Chose body angle, choose head angle and direction, choose arms and weapons.  It can be posed many different ways.
Here are the types of Duxis Battlesuit which match up to the lettered variants:
IAF030A Duxis MkIIIA ' Bladesman' with Cetra Shield Hand and Octan Prime Energy Blade. 
IAF030B Duxis MkIIIB 'Winnower' with Cetra Shield Hand and Trabs Energy Spear.
IAF030C Duxis MkIIIC 'Brawler' with Left Gauntlet, Right Gauntlet and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030D Duxis MkIIID 'Anti-Infantry' with one Gauntlet, Moth 88 Rotary Cannon and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030E Duxis MkIIIE 'Pride Taker' with one Gauntlet, Valerin 15Mw Laser Cannon and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030F Duxis MkIIIF 'Indirect Fire Support' with one Gauntlet, Bodkin 55mm AP Howitzer and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030G Duxis MkIIIG 'Anti-Vehicle' with one Gauntlet, Fretan II Rail Gun and Heraldic Shield.
IAF030H Duxis MkIIIH 'Warlord' with one Gauntlet, Angis 25mm AP Cannon and Heraldic Shield.
As we say here in Scotland for the new year...Happy Hogmanay and may next twelve months bring you fortune, good luck and many gifts beginning with this free battlesuit!
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

Thursday, 14 December 2017

New blog with Ion Age campaign

With the festive season upon us and the snow falling it gives me great pleasure to present this short article on a brand new blog which is all about a new campaign set in the universe of The Ion Age. Rhys contacted me a couple of weeks ago and told me of his new campaign which is being played out on his The Great Space Opera Blog part by part. It has not taken long for Rhys to become fascinated with the Prydian Precinct and the civil war which has torn it apart and I have greatly enjoyed reading his plans and his reviews too. Go HERE for the blog or read on for more about what has occurred thus far.  
Beginning with an outline of the characteristics of his planned campaign Rhys lays out where he will go and what will happen. See that HERE
From there he looks at the contents of the excellent value Patrol Angis game pack which gives you all you need to begin playing in one box. This article is HERE and he talks about the contents of the game pack and then shows off his own painted set of Prydian Army and Yordists. Infantry, Portable Weapon with Gunners, Personalities and Battlesuits as well as the unique Knight Errant which you get only in the game pack. I give one picture here but there are many more in the blog post.
Prydian Intelligence Services Despatch (P.I.S.D.). Outpost Ajax has recently received re-enforcements to its expeditionary force pool. The re-enforcements consist of a detached unit of female retained knights with Angis rifles as well as heavy weapons support. In addition to this, an Espaten weapons platform has also been in-loaded with its specially trained Retained Knight crew of 2. These re-enforcements are a welcome addition to the Prydian force pool. This blog post speaks of the battle on Hertford Prime starting to heat up as reinforcements arrive from off world to join the campaign. Go HERE. An Espaten Portable Weapon Platform and a pack of Female Retained Knights. Have a gander and read on.
The most recent Ion Age posting on the Great Space Opera Blog is about one of our most favoured codes in the 15mm range; the Duxis Battlesuit. Deciding that the Prydian Army on Hertford Prime needed more muscle to take on the Marcher Baron threat three of the machines are now in the red and white. Go HERE. The campaign is starting to take off now and I am sure in 2018 there will be the rattle of Angis fire as the Throne attempts to take the world back for the forces of good
Keep an eye on The Great Space Opera Blog. I am enjoying the build up to the campaign taking place. If I were to guess on where Rhys will go next in terms of expanding his forces it would be in the area of bikes. The Burgeon Grav Bike gives Retained Knights a lot of mobility and fits right in with the open world and skirmish level of play which is going on. 
Where ever you are in the world..or indeed in the universe a happy holiday season to you from all of us here! 
 Thanks for Reading, 
GBS

Thursday, 23 November 2017

New Ikwen!

You have been waiting. You have been asking. Now you can be getting! Brand new from Loud Ninja Games a new pack of Ikwen sculpted by Eli Arndt. Go HERE or read on for more. 
"The Ikwen are one side of an asymmetric war against a higher tech, invading enemy. They fight in a less organized, militia style, utilizing acquired weapons, not of their of own manufacture." 

RAP037 Ikwen Hardened Fighters 
Over a generation ago, the planet Kwiell was set upon by aliens bent on exploiting the natural resources of the planet. The planet’s native population, the Ikwen, found themselves suddenly enslaved and their society rocked as they were enslaved, put to work and in many cases hunted and killed. The Ikwen have spent decades in frustrated servitude to these invading overlords. We see them as very much freedom-fighting indigenous life forms, use them as alien invaders, allies, mercenaries or even lower tech indigenous forces for more organized warfare. This pack contains (6) six different 15mm scale white metal miniatures armed with a mix of blades and pistols. Excellent melee soldiers and Ikwen leaders. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and without bases. 4.00GBP. Go HERE
Eli Arndt -The Making of the Ikwen
I want to share a little gem with you. A video created by the fellow behind LNG Mr Eli Arndt. Its five minutes of information all about the ideas behind some of the most successful sets of miniatures of the Loud Ninja Games range...The Ikwen.  


Loud Ninja Games 
LNG is a small, boutique sized gaming company dedicated to bringing a little bit of fun to the miniatures and gaming community. Great and original 15mm science fiction miniatures and vehicles from wargamers to wargamers. Scotland and the United States of America working as one! The YanDrassi. 15mm Alien Empire. The Ikwen. 15mm Alien Militia. Alien Encounters. 15mm Strange Creatures from the Stars. Wasteland Mutants. 15mm Dangerous Near Future. The Chuhuac. 15mm Space Raptors. Alternative Armies is the official manufacturer and seller of all Loud Ninja Games products. Have a browse. Go HERE
Until 9am GMT Tuesday 28th November the Black Friday mega event is on at Alternative Armies. We have automatic Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over 15GBP of product placed in the cart and we have SIX brand new releases too during the event. A new release each day from the 18th to the 23rd November leading up to the big weekend itself. All of these releases (minus their images) are now on our Events and Bundles page along with all our other special offers for the event and more. We will feature each new release in its own news article on its day in detail. Its huge and it will end with a Cyber Monday (27th Nov) mega offer on all our digital download books (the other deals are still on during Cyber Monday). Follow the links. 
If you have not already done so we urge you to go to our website home page, scroll to the bottom and join our mailing list through the box provided there. We are featuring an email only bonus blister offer which you can find out about if you are on the mailing list. You will also not miss out on all the new releases and fun. 
Thanks for Reading, 
GBS

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The Scene releases new vehicles and acquires Armies Army range

The Scene UK have started releasing models from their new range of sci-fi and post-apocalyptic vehicles.

The new boats and hovercraft are the first of what is promised to be a massive month of releases. Along with the boats, some rather nice rocky outcrops have been added to their website, and around 30 more releases are anticipated for this month!

As if that's not enough, Mike from The Scene has also recently anounced the purchase of the Armies Army sci-fi range. Keith will still have an input in the AA range, and the two will continue to develop the range.

The Scene can be found here and you can get updates by signing up to their website and by following them on facebook.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of their new vehicles.

Hovercraft command vehicle:


Cargo carrier/weapons platform:


Patrol vehicle:


Near future command boat:


Patrol boat:


How could I not mention the Armies Army sci-fi range without including a picture of the Pegasus VTOL?


Thursday, 26 October 2017

From The Ion Age a free user guide for the Tohlic Armoured Crawler

Do you want to use your IAF146 Tohlic Armoured Crawler in games of Patrol Angis?  Great!  Now you can with this free download article which is hosted on our website.  Get your copy now and have a read.  Go HERE or read on for more.
Using the Tohlic Crawler in Patrol Angis
A five page article containing both parts of the Faercycle II invasion story as well as an introduction to the Tohlic and its statistics and rules in play and where that bolts onto the Planetary Militia force builder mechanics in IAB03 The Khanate Return.  There is also a listing of all the codes we have for Planetary Militia and a short weapons table as well with the Urgan combat shotgun.  The article also has many photographs of the Tohlic and other codes plus scale shots showing you the new vehicle next to other vehicles and structures of The Ion Age.  Download it HERE.


The Early Supporter Offers are live until the early hours of the 30th October for IAF146 Tohlic Armoured Crawler where you can get savings plus free vehicles as well as free Cold Climes Veterans and free shipping on two of the bundles.  Go HERE for the offers.
Our month long offer of twenty percent off during October on one code is on a stalwart favourite the weapons platform battlesuit IAF072 Steornede Battlesuit both variants designed by Sam Croes. It is a great looking infantry sized vehicle for a single pilot and supports your Planetary Militia forces. Go HERE for it or click HERE for an article showing you more and featuring a short tale of two brothers which carries on from the fall of Camarthen Prime. 
Enjoy the download article and thanks for reading,
GBS