The Ion Age is trying something a little different for their weekly release - two packs of limited edition characters for the Prydian Army. Both of these packs are going to be limited to just 500 castings.
The first pack brings us Knight Commander Hackett, armed with an Octa sword. He is bundled with Sarj Tasker - a unique Knight sculpt armed with a Moth rifle. These are both nice additions to the Retained Knight line - Hackett's armor is beautifully detailed, and Tasker has a nice command pose.
The second pack is Knight Commander Grimwood, armed with an Iago Mace and a Carnwennan Pistol. He is paired with Jupon Wyrme - another unique Knight figure armed with a Moth Grenade Launcher. I suspect this pack will quickly catch the eye of 40K-in-15mm gamers, as Grimwood's weapons would make for a skullz-free Space Marine Chaplain.
These character packs are a damn clever idea. Anybody who has been unsure whether or not they want to check out the new-and-improved Retained Knight figures can use these packs as a sample taste... and purchase a few packs of Knights later on after painting the characters. These small packs are also quite useful for small, character- and story-driven skirmish games like In The Emperor's Name and Blasters And Bulkheads.
Another option still is to use these as commanders in a completely different 15mm army. At our scale, it doesn't take much more than a coordinating paint job to bring together figures from different ranges.
Simply superb i just ordered Grimwood and Wyrme as soon a i saw them and a select few knights from Charlie company to spread around my existing Prydian contingent.ReplyDelete
Your order will be coming out to you on Monday. Enjoy.
OK, I'm thick. These guys reminded me of some 25mm Alternative Armies figures I had well over a decade ago. The pointy helmets with the "underbite" and the guns with bayonets and handles on the side are distinctive.ReplyDelete
Of course, they're the same thing, re-released in a new scale. The 28mm versions were apparently sculpted by Bob Olley, as seen here http://www.collecting-miniatures.com/olley/index.php/Alternative_Armies
You are quite correct. The Ion Age is contining from where it left off many years ago and is going to (well it is already) be bigger and more.