Friday, 9 October 2015

Mythical Beasts

New Kirin Combat Walker Releases by Brigade Models

Our latest new 15mm release is the Kirin Combat Walker, designed by Kirk Alderfer with input from Zac Braham, the same pairing that created our range of Mercenary vehicles. It’s a one-man bipedal walker with a fearsome array of weaponry - the two arm mounts carry either a 25-cm laser, 2-cm Gatling or 15mm twin powergun, the same weapons as fitted to the Sohei heavy tank. A twin heavy support weapon turret is mounted under the chin, while the shoulders both carry 9-round Manta missile pods (one of these can optionally be exchanged for a long-range sensor pod, most often seen in command suits).

They're available individually or a platoon pack is available with three Kirins – you can choose all of one weapon type, or one of each weapon – which also includes three helmeted crewmen.

SF15-1509a – Kirin with gatlings – £15.00
SF15-1509b – Kirin with heavy lasers – £15.00
SF15-1509c – Kirin with twin powerguns – £15.00

PP15-1509 – Kirin Platoon Pack – £42.50

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Taranis Approaches

IAF100 Taranis Tracked Tanks 15mm Early Supporter Offers now live!

The day is here! From now until Thursday 22nd October 2015 we will have the IAF100 Taranis Tracked Tanks (Five Variants) 15mm scale as Early Supporter Offers. Every order gets the monthly miniature free included and all orders including IAF100 are shipped from 23rd October onwards worldwide! 

Three different levels of ESO to choose from. A single tank saving 5% off release price with a free pack of five IAF081 Taranis Runner Drones worth 5.00GBP. Three of the same tank saving 10% off each and each with the free pack of five drones. Lastly the battalion offer with five different tanks saving 15% off each and with five packs of five drones free! Click on each of the offers for full details and links to our blog articles with a lot more information and images of this mighty beast of a 15mm tank designed by industry legend Bob Naismith! Click Through!

Early Supporter Offer Number One - HERE
Get 5% off the 20.00GBP release price of a single Taranis Tracked Tank. Choose from the five different variants. You get a free pack of five drones with every tank. Retail Price: 25.00GBP Offer Price 19.00GBP.

Early Supporter Offer Number Two - HERE
Get 10% off the 60.00GBP release price of a three of the same Taranis Tracked Tank. Choose from the five different variants. You get a three free packs of five drones with your three tanks. Retail Price: 75.00GBP Offer Price 54.00GBP.

Early Supporter Offer Number Three – Battalion - HERE
Get 15% off the 100.00GBP release price of all five different Taranis Tracked Tanks. You get five free packs of five drones with your tanks. Retail Price: 125.00GBP Offer Price 85.00GBP.

There are several articles on our blog that tell you and show you much more about IAF100 and IAF081 that we could possibly fit here or on our website. Click on the links that interest you and see every tank painted, in action, scale shots, unassembled kits and dimensions, concept art, fiction in The Ion Age and more!

IAF100 Taranis Kit Photos
IAF100 Taranis Assembled Tanks
IAF081 Taranis Running Drones
IAF100 Taranis Painted and Scale Comparisons
IAF100 Information Burst - The Ion Age

To see all the posts click on this link which takes you to the Taranis 'tab' on the blog HERE.

Thank you for your time, for your custom, for your support and most of all for choosing The Ion Age.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Ground Zero Games preview...

Ground Zero Games recently released, among other things, some excellent resculpted Kra'Vak miniatures, revealing facial features that weren't previously obvious:

The next release for this range perhaps indicates that they're a little shy. 

Featuring the same 5 poses, the Kra'Vak will now be sporting some rather wonderful helmets! 

The current pack includes 2 each of the 4 rifle poses and for a limited time, 2 of the support weapon poses as a free bonus. This will also apply with the new helmeted figures and will continue until such time as there are enough support weapon poses for a pack of their own.

Available for the first time at the SELWG show in London this Sunday (11 October) and shortly thereafter on their website, here are a few preview shots:

The Taranis Approaches

The big news at the Ion Age is, of course, the Taranis tank and the accompanying rules set. The past weeks have brought a number of stories covering the development and background surrounding the wonderfully rendered and realized scifi tank.

Last Saturday there was a story on the Taranis Runner Drones that accompany the massive tanks. These models are wonderful in there own right and you can read more about them HERE. The real news, however is the upcoming early support offer (ESO) for the Taranis which will begin October 7th, 2015. You can read more about this pending release and other Taranis news- HERE. Full details on the ESO for the Taranis will, of course, be released on the 7th but much has already been said on the Ion Age blog.

I have to say that this release is very exciting, not only because it brings such a cool vehicle to the table but also because it truly ushers in a new scope of product and release for the folks at the Ion Age and another dimension to the excellent universe that has been building for over a year now.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

New Look at the Taranis - Scale and Paint

IAF100 Taranis Tracked Tank with Five Running Drones!

The Early Supporter Offers will be coming next week and as we stated in the previous of today's postings there are more articles to come before then about the IAF100 Taranis Tracked Tanks all five variants and their drones that will feature in the offers. Click on the linkHERE to see plain backdrop painted photos and click HERE to see an article with all the resin parts and dimensions of the kits. 

This article presents to you a series of scale photographs showing Taranis alongside other items from our 15mm range that are in your wargame collection. Each photograph has a caption that tells you more. 

Taranis Tank advanced uphill with female Retained Knights

A Red Adder Combat Car next to Taranis Siege Tank

Planetary Militia dismebark from a Taranis Tracked APC

Muster Khamel Tracked Bike next to Taranis Seige Tank

Energy Turret Taranis with Hab Dome and Cratered Hab Dome

Brothers in Arms! Taranis with Skylark and Mullo vehicles

Taranis Tracked Tank with Steornade Battlesuits

Planetary Militia Infantry next to stationary Taranis Tracked Tank

Taranis with PM Officer, Colabretta Carrier and Hazelwurm Patrol Car

Do you feel sorry for the Canlastrian forces...I do!

Its a mighty big vehicle and damn impressive too! Bob Naismith has done a fantastic job on bringing my idea of what a futuristic science fiction space opera Human tracked tank would look like into a resin reality. There are more articles to come including one on the Taranis Running Tank Drones and an Information Burst fiction article followed by joy of joys the ESO's themselves! 

Thanks for Reading.


Friday, 2 October 2015

October's Special Miniatures is NOX-ious

This month brings us yet another amazing miniature from the Ion Age. Through the month of October the Female Nox Trooper will come free with any purchase from the Ion Age. It can also be purchased by itself for those wanting just the miniature or to acquire additional copies.

For more information read - HERE