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

Monday, 2 April 2018

Gore Worm for Post Apoc and Horror gaming released at Alternative Armies

EH04 Gore Worm by Craig Armstrong released!

“Galdar was strong and he was smart.  He walked the bad lands with cleaver and boom stick seeking the good things in the sun life.  The folks in Shan Diago among the toothy ruins of the old times had said not to walk the dirts of the highaways to the west.  Monsters were there they said.  Galdar had laughed at this and had his way with what the tribe could offer before moving on at dawn.  The revelry had cost him plastik and salt beef but it had been worth it.  Now he walked the dirt with the ruins far behind.  Nothing stirred.  No birds, nor running animals which was odd.  Much of the land was poisoned but stuff lived..not here though.  This was strange but he did not feel the sickness of the poison so he walked on.  Ignorant folk they were indeed and soon he was outside a large decayed building with many fallen red signs around its grounds and a mighty rent in its thick wall.  Galdar wondered if there was richness within and decided to try and seek it.  As he approached the soil under his feet began to vibrate and he stopped and drew his weapons; alert to danger.  He saw nothing.  Then the brown dirt broke apart and tentacles rose out of it only a short distance from his feet.  Galdar jumped back and was about to use his boom stick when he halted as its bullets were few and hard to get.  His blade would kill this thing.  As he rose the sharpened steel bar the ground under him suddenly gave way and he was falling!  The last thing young Galdar saw was a bony beak opening and then his flesh was torn and chewed.”
A new monster for use in any scale released at Alternative Armies.  The Gore Worm is the stuff of tremorous nightmares.  Go HERE or read on for more about EH range and this new miniature.
EH04 Gore Worm
Emerging from the ground the Gore Worm is a hunter without mercy.  It senses vibrations and seeks out prey before using its lashing out with rope like tongues and dragging its food to its hard bone beak to be crushed. This pack contains one white metal miniature supplied in several parts which require assembly. It is 17mm tall to top of beak and 25mm across the underside. This code is supplied unpainted and unassembled without a base.  Other miniatures are shown for scale and not included.  Sculpted by Craig Armstrong.  Price 5.00GBP.  Go HERE.
Here is a scale image of the Gore Worm.  On the left SFA Trooper (16mm tall), on the right 5024 General Saindoux (30mm tall).
We are in the 'March to War' event just now at Alternative Armies and this lasts until 16th April.  Free Worldwide Shipping, Free Carrot Heap and thirteen new releases all in this event period.  Spent 15GBP or more and you get your package post free.  Read full details on our blog HERE.
Alternative Armies has some really nice monsters and creatures in its ranges for 28mm fantasy and other genre wargaming.  Click on any that belong in your collection.
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Thanks for Reading,
GBS

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Base In the Place and April 2018 at The Ion Age

Happy Easter from the wee team at The Ion Age and welcome to April 2018!  The March to War event is under way until 16th April with free worldwide shipping and free miniatures in every order; read about it HERE.  That aside we had brand new Mullo Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Armoured Personnel Carriers HERE and we thank you all for your support with these.  We have three new packs this month which will get a full release article with images and also a Patrol Angis game stats article too.  Lastly we have a new month long special offer with 25% off the core base pack code for 15mm miniatures the fantastic 20mm round.  Go HERE or read on for more details.


On offer all this month ending 1st May is our IAF078 20mm Round Base pack which is the code we use in all of our images and play of 15mm Ion Age infantry miniatures such as Retained Knights and Khanate Legionaries.  There are 40 resin bases in each pack and they are 25% off.  Go HERE.



We base up all of our miniatures as singles using 20mm and 30mm round bases (the 30mm round are for Battlesuits, Bikes and Portable Weapons) for skirmish games of Patrol Angis where there is one platoon a side for an hour or less of play.  When it comes to bigger scenarios with many platoons a side and also bigger vehicles we make use of Troop Element Trays which allow the placing of two, three, four, five, eight, ten infantry into one easy to move tray.  There are also trays for three bigger infantry size vehicles and for a Portable Weapon with two gunners.  They are excellent value and have 20mm or 30mm slots in them.  See them HERE.


Get into our skirmish tabletop game called Patrol Angis with the excellent value game pack which not only gives you the core rulebook but also two entire lances of troops and bases for them too as well as a unique Knight Errant miniature which is only in this game pack.  The total value of the game pack is 48.60GBP and it is priced at 40.00GBP.  On top of this the book contains three scenarios using the included Retained Knights, Duxis Battlesuits and Espaten Portable Weapon with gunners.  The miniatures included are themed as a 'jump off' point for your further adventures in the Prydian Precinct and while the two sides are Prydian Army and League of Yordan you can easily combine them into one two size force for either army OR another Marcher Baron of your choice.  Even as a Condot such as the famous Quarrel Company led by Diodine Sparrow.  You choose.  Go HERE for the game book plus the books and the books as digital downloads.


Three New Releases
During the March to War event we have three new releases they are character packs and a personality pack to expand your 15mm Retained Knights for Patrol Angis or any other space opera setting. We will be giving full information, resources and images for each of these as normal in a new release article as we always do BUT during this period you can order any of them RIGHT NOW if you wish saving 10% on each of them.  This 10% applies to all variants including multiples, singles etc and will be in place on each of them until the release notice is published on Thursday 5th April. Go HERE.


IAF156 Marcher Barons of Prydia 
This pack contains three different 15mm high ranking nobles of the Precinct ideal to command your forces in war all wearing elaborate Alwite powered armour and carrying a mix of energy melee weapons and Carnwennan Pistol.  Character nobles!

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.  Character knights!

IAF158 Diodine Sparrow of the Quarrel Company
This pack contains three personalties taken from the Prydian Precincts premier Condot organisation The Quarrel Company.  Wearing Alwite powered armour they are Diodine Sparrow bare headed with Roaz Axe, Quinus Bria the 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 with data slab and Carnwennan Pistol.  There will be a free PDF article with background and Patrol Angis statistics on 12th April for these.


Thank you as always for your support with our little space opera brand.  We work hard and we make quality miniatures to continue to expand this sci-fi universe that you all so enjoy.

GBS