Monday, 2 January 2017

IMP41 Baron MacCauld Desteria Knight free for all January 2017!

“Welcome to the the new year! The seventeenth of the new millennium. We are in the future eh...now we are in the years in which the awesome movies of the 1980's were set (have a look online for 2017 to see what I mean). It is going to be a big year for my little Ion Age in which we expect a new book or two plus new aliens, humans, vehicles and much more. But first and as always on the first of a new month we have a new free miniature for the month and this time it is a Desteria Knight in super heavy Noblesse powered armour who is a fine character commander for your Prydian Army or Marcher Baron or League forces in the Prydian Civil War. Happy New Year from all of us here in Scotland!”




January is when we have our deep cold themed monthly miniature and so welcome to our 41st month and a new 15mm character. He is free in every order every time all month before being retired. This miniature is automatically put into every order at the rate of one per order regardless of order value. It can also be bought in any amount on the monthly IMP page of the website for this month only too before being withdrawn on the first of next month. We are into Year Four now and if you missed it you can see the Year Three Collection on the website. 




This month's miniature is a superb character by Sam Croes. Standing 20mm to the eye line it is male baron in noblesse armour with fur cloak and powered mace. Baron MacCauld who is a dynamic leader for your veteran knights. Pictured with a human adventurer from IAF104 Prydian Adventurers (16mm tall). There is a growing page on the Ion Age website where the current and all former IMP series free miniatures are shown so that you can see what came before. Enjoy looking at what came before. This miniature is worth 1.00GBP.








We ask you to sign up for a website account with us on your first order. Why? For one reason only. Not to send you emails (we never will. If you want our emails sign up for our Mailchimp list on the right top of the blog home page) or to pester you; but only to keep track of the Reward Points that all orders with us earn. Reward Points through our online partner Sloyalty which can be used once accumulated to get discounts or free stuff at any point in the future. Learn more about this HERE. Every order earns Reward Points! Yes free extra value. Part of our promise to keep the fun in wargaming. 




Information Burst! 
We are back from a well deserved break and raring to go. This month we have a fantastic new release for the Shia Khan Empire which will get us rolling on the build up to the new expansion to Patrol Angis mentioned during December and it will make all those who have Malig Space Goblins and our mad Infernus Ball Tank smile. We will also have a new poster and it is one which has been requested so many times from us...a star map of the Prydian Precinct of huge level of detail and set in 4330 IC at the height of the civil war. Deserving of a place on your wall no doubt. 




Lastly we have a new month long special offer...this time it is on the super heavy hitter of the Desteria Knights with 50% off the list price of IAF013 Murdo and Gulaine who go great with Baron MacCauld. Remember you also make a saving and get a special additional free miniature in the IAFP03 Desteria Lance platoon pack. Click on the links to learn more. 




As always if you are reading this bulletin later in the month or further into the future please do have a look at our blog and use it as a time machine to read all the excellent content that is there going right back to our start. Try January 2014 for instance! 


Thanks for your support and for enjoying The Ion Age...now wrap up warm!


GBS

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas and the Khanate Return next year at The Ion Age

"A matter gateway is active on Camarthen IV. Losses are mounting, send everything; everyone.  
Send them now.  The Khanate have returned."

It has been a quiet month at The Ion Age.  In fact the quietest month since we began this new space opera adventure...at least to all of you out there in the world.  While our blog and our website have been silent since the first days of December we have been busy working away at what will be coming your way in the first months of 2017.  With Patrol Angis and Callsign Taranis both released in print and as digital downloads for wargamers we are working on the third book in the One Hour Series. We are working on...The Khanate Return!


The image here is a teaser, a taster.  In fact a concept sketch from back when we released the first new 15mm Shia Khan codes back in our first year.  Codes such as IAF018 Legionaries along with an entire Legionary Ordos (platoon) and the same for the Malig Space Goblins and the Nox power armoured troops.  We added Warlords and we put in the crazy Infernus Ball Tank too.  Enough for a flavour, for IonFans to get a feel for the Shia Khan Empire.  Next year we will go much, much further than this.

Building up to a new book in print and as a digital download we will be releasing new deeper Shia Khan codes.  We will show you parts of the book and we will show off concepts too.  Beginning in January there will be more infantry and infantry sized vehicles before we move onto portable weapons and special units too.  The Khanate will have their own vehicles with their own design ethos.  Your Taranis Tanks and your Duxis Battlesuits will find foes of an alien nature!

The Khanate Return book will take in not only the expansion rules for all Empire forces in Patrol Angis but also the forces of the Planetary Militia as well as the campaign for control of the Camarthen star system and the battles for the Matter Gateway and Pelacan City.  A desperate last stand against hopeless odds...

It is going to be excellent fun!



Remember all orders this month get IMP40 Rudolph the Reindeerbot free automatically (Festive Insanity eh!) plus our current special offer is 25% off Espaten Portable Weapon Platforms all variants.  

Both of these stop come 1st January when we welcome the new annum and the cold of winter true...

Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year too!

See you in 2017!

GBS

Alien Squad Leader now a digital download at a festive special price!

Our last news of the year from 15mm.co.uk is the announcement of the long awaited Alien Squad Leader 2.0 book by Alex Self as a paid for digital download! We have very little printed stock remaining of the book (and it is now discounted) and the new PDF download is also at a festive special price of just 7.50GBP for the eighty page 15mm science fiction rules. By customers request the download is in 'ease print' format with plain white backdrops to the pages. If you fancy a digital copy of your ASQL or you are new to these rules treat yourself to something to read this Christmas. Go HERE or read on for more. 




There is the book for Alien Squad Leader as well as several 100 Point Army packs for Human Colonials, Alien Greys and Mechanoids to get you playing straight out of the box. You can use any 15mm miniatures you wish though we do recommend our own HOF Range and the Laserburn range too with many choices. 




There are articles on our blog all about Alien Squad Leader for you to find out more on the game. Follow the links here. 


What is Alien Squad Leader? The Book and Resource Links and Reviews 


Why Play Alien Squad Leader? Written by Alex Self this article explains what the game is all about. 




Two of the most popular codes in the HOF Range of 15mm science fiction owe their origins to Alien Squad Leader and these are the HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret and the HOF28 Charger APC. As a festive gift to all the wargamers out there we have put an offer on these until the new year. Go HERE for the website. Enjoy! 




Lastly we have the entire USEME Range of a dozen titles as paid for digital downloads at just 3.00GBP each. These are super little reads and great for a quick game or idea for scenarios. Go HERE


Merry Christmas from all of us at 15mm.co.uk. 


GBS

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Ion Age - IMP40 Rudolph the Reindeerbot free for all December 2016!



“Welcome to festive time! The last month of the year and as we go towards Christmas and the only time we take a full week off it gives me awesome wargame pleasure to present the next festive themed monthly free miniature. Santa Desteria and his sweet friend Missiletoe Claus along with the Chrimbot are now joined by Rudolph the Reindeerbot! Those who have been IonFans since we began have been asking increasingly what the theme months will bring and I don't like to spoil surprises so in adding to the 15mm oddness we have our fortieth month and forth Xmas mini and it is a robot red nose which will fit in well with your other Christmas miniatures and in any more mad scenarios you wish to run. Merry Christmas everyone from here in Scotland!”




Each December we release a fun festive miniature (January sees deep cold theme) so welcome to the 40th month and our new 15mm robot. It is free in every order every time all month before being retired. This miniature is automatically put into every order at the rate of one per order regardless of order value. It can also be bought in any amount on the monthly IMP page of the website for this month only too before being withdrawn on the first of next month. We are into Year Four now and if you missed it you can see the Year Three Collectionon the website. 





This month's miniature is a superb character robot by Sam Croes. Standing 16mm to the eye line it is a titanium skeleton with sharp antlers and a ruby nose. There is a growing page on the Ion Age website where the current and all former IMP series free miniatures are shown so that you can see what came before. Enjoy looking at what came before. 




Above you can see the now online IMPS03 Chrimbo Set which has all four Christmas themed miniatures in one code.








We ask you to sign up for a website account with us on your first order. Why? For one reason only. Not to send you emails (we never will. If you want our emails sign up for our Mailchimp list on the right top of the blog home page) or to pester you; but only to keep track of the Reward Points that all orders with us earn. Reward Points through our online partner Sloyalty which can be used once accumulated to get discounts or free stuff at any point in the future. Learn more about this HERE. Every order earns Reward Points! Yes free extra value. Part of our promise to keep the fun in wargaming. 




Information Burst! 
December is our quiet month of the year and we do not have any releases beyond what you see in this article this month. I want to thank everyone who took us up on the Four Day Awesome Offer end of last month we now have to actually replace the molds for the IAF30 Duxis Battlesuits which was something you really all enjoyed with last month's special offer (we have a new one see below). Work is continuing between myself and Sam Croes upon the third book in the Patrol Angis series and the miniatures too for the whole Shia Khan Army building upon what we already have. More on this in the new year; it is going to be ruddy epic!




Lastly we have a new month long special offer...this time to get your infantry some sweet portable back up in the field. All the six variants of the IAF046 Espaten Portable Weapon Platforms are 25% off list price. Remember you can also get Repulsar and Trackedpropulsion units for your Espaten too. We have a Retained Knight and a Muster crew packs for them as well. Click on the links to learn more. 




As always if you are reading this bulletin later in the month or further into the future please do have a look at our blog and use it as a time machine to read all the excellent content that is there going right back to our start. Try August 2015 for instance when the SuperBlue came forth! 


Thanks for your support and for enjoying The Ion Age...let it snow, let it snow....


GBS

Friday, 18 November 2016

The Tavshar Archon 15mm Mechas and Bundles Outlined

To be released last weekend in November on 15mm.co.uk the brand new range of 15mm Tavshar Mecha and bundles plus reaction forces for Loud Ninja Games to expand the Yandrassi collection of awesomeness! If you missed the Introduction to the Tavshar Archon Mecha article by Eli Arndt with sketch by Sam Croes have a look and a read. Upon release all of the codes will be HERE on the website. Ain't this just the most lovely 15mm mecha you have seen recently!







"Archons are elite war machines, piloted by Tavshar that have reached the rank of Prime and shown their prowess in battle above other Primes, making them the elite among elites. Archon is not only the name of the mecha but also the new rank of those who pilot them. Each Archon selects its weapon load based on its mission or sometimes the preference of the individual Archon where command edict does not override personal choice. A mix of weapon types is common, allowing Archons operating in force to counter unexpected threats. Archons are most often tasked with providing heavy support to lesser troops alone or in small groups, but may be used as strike teams by themselves."

Above are two shots of IAF036A Tavshar Guardian Archon mecha built in one of its variations and pose and then painted by the legendary Sam Croes. There are six different mecha choices and each has a different weapon load out and is very posable. An advanced level white metal kit which is supplied with a selection of heads to use. When built each stands 55mm to 60mm tall.

Here are all the codes along with their contents and images of parts, assembled version and scale with a 15mm Tavshar Infantry figure:







RAP036A Tavshar Guardian Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Sword and Shield. Useful in many different settings. A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base. The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.







RAP036B Tavshar Starslayer Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Two Handed Singularity Lance. Useful in many different settings. A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base. The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.







RAP036C Tavshar Battler Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Shredder Cannon. Useful in many different settings. A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base. The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.







RAP036D Tavshar Hell Rain Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Two Handed Ripper Cannon. Useful in many different settings. A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base. The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.







RAP036E Tavshar Trooper Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Plasma Cannon. Useful in many different settings. A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base. The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.







RAP036F Tavshar Firestorm Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Arm and Shoulder Missile Pods. Useful in many different settings. A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base. The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.

We also have a superb value bundle of Archons giving you one free saving 20.00GBP plus two Reaction Forces getting you a force on the table. See them at Loud Ninja Games page HERE upon release and details follow below.




RAP036P Tavshar Archon Full Set - Get One Free! Free Shipping!
This Bundle Gives you one of each of the six different Kits (RAP036A to RAP036F). You pay for five and you get the sixth free! Also free shipping on this bundle too! This code contains six different 15mm scale white metal mecha kits which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Useful in many different settings. Real works of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round bases. The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied with each mecha and you can choose which one you use. We picked one at random. See parts images. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled. Note that images depicting miniatures and codes other than those in this code are for reference and scale only and are not included. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. Price 100.00GBP (Saving 20.00GBP and getting free worldwide shipping).




RAP036R1 Tavshar Archon Reaction Force 1
This Reaction Force gives you three Archons along with Yandrassi Infantry with a 10% saving.

This code contains three different 15mm scale white metal mecha kits which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall as well as three Gun Skimmers and nineteen infantry. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round bases. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. We picked one at random. See parts images. Here are the code contents: RAP036A Tavshar ' Guardian ' Archon (Sword and Shield), RAP036B Tavshar ' Starslayer' Archon (Singularity Lance), RAP036C Tavshar ' Battler ' Archon (Shredder Cannon), RAP020 Tavshar Infantry (4) x 4, RAP022 Tavshar Officers (2) x 1, RAP024 Tavshar Prime (1) x 1, RAP022 Tavshar Gun Skimmer (1) x 3. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled. Price 71.10GBP (Saving 10% from 79.00GBP).




RAP036R2 Tavshar Archon Reaction Force 2
This Reaction Force gives you three Archons along with Yandrassi Infantry with a 10% saving.

This code contains three different 15mm scale white metal mecha kits which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall as well as thirty two infantry. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round bases. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use. We picked one at random. See parts images. Here are the code contents: RAP036D Tavshar ' Hell Rain ' Archon (Heavy Ripper Cannon), RAP036E Tavshar ' Trooper' Archon (Plasma Cannon), RAP036F Tavshar ' Firestorm' Archon (Missile Pods), RAP019 Neek Infantry (5) x 4, RAP021 Horgosi Squad (5) x 2, RAP025 Horgosi Prime (1) x 1, RAP026 Horgosi Beserker (1) x 1. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled. Price 75.60GBP (Saving 10% from 84.00GBP).

The Archons are a superb addition to any alien 15mm sci-fi collection and they also work as 28mm battlesuits as well in any suitable system.

Thanks for Reading,


GBS

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

End of Year Sale at Ravenstar Studios

Its that time of the year, Our END OF THE YEAR SALE... and this will be the biggest ever.

Starting November 15th until the 20th, for 5 days you will get 40% off all purchases.
Starting November 21st until the 25th , you will get 35% off and then from
November 26th until Nov 30th you will receive 30% off. 

YES, it's unbelievable but true...

Plus, yes more, all orders will receive free models, the more you buy the more you get. If you order more than once you still get free models for that order too. 

So use this code EOYSALE when you check out and you enjoy all the stuff that will keep you busy for a life time, or until you wife asks you to take out the trash... Qapla!

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