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.