Tuesday, 20 February 2018

February 2018 releases at The Ion Age

Werewolf Beotan 4th Tesseran and Platoon Pack with unique free extra scout released!

You have been most patient with us while we finished the thirty three poses of 15mm space werewolves and now the time is here.  Following up on the three Tesserans of right from earlier this year we present to you all of our February 2018 releases with IAF155 Beotan 1st Tesseran (Juno Rifle) and IAFP12 Beotan Ordos (platoon pack).  Core infantry and the whole force for the savage cold climes warriors of the Shia Khan Empire.  Sculpted by Sam Croes.  Go HERE or read on for more information.  We are here with more space opera awesome!
“Who would have thought that out here in the darkness, in the vastness of space, that creatures of our long gone ancestors nightmares would turn out to be real.  I never did but then I have seen a lot since arriving in the Camarthen Cluster two years ago.  Aliens from another galaxy who want our worlds.  Hell not just the worlds.  They want us too.  Brought to their heel or dead; either way.  I ended up in the tundra so at least I was spared the lizards but here there are teeth..lots of teeth.  My armour has their marks upon it and I do not have them repaired or painted over.  Memory helps me survive.  I have to face them again.  Werewolves...real ones.”
Gadda, Southern Wastes, Camarthen Prime 4332 IC
You can now field a whole Ordos of these fur covered fighters.  Here are the details of the new and other codes for the Beotans.  Go HERE.
IAFP12 Beotan Ordos (platoon pack)
A Full Ordos (Platoon) of 15mm miniatures which includes a free unique miniature only found in this code which you can buy on its own too. A full Ordos of miniatures as well as an additional free unique miniature found only in this code. An Ordos of thirty two Beotans (space werewolves) composed of four Tesserans.  A full force for your wargaming table. This platoon pack is composed of the following packs:  IAF155 Beotan 1st Tesseran (Juno Rifle), IAF148 Beotan 2nd Tesseran (Maia Mpi), IAF150 Beotan 3rd Tesseran (Support Weapons), IAF151 Beotan 4th Tesseran (Command and Casualties) plus Beotan Scout in cloak with sword and Honus Laser Rifle (Unique).  
Covered in fur and with reversed knee Beotans lope at high speed into battle and stand a little taller than a Human (17mm tall).  This code comprises thirty three different poses of 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  
You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs with a 10% saving applied on screen as well as the unique miniature on its own. You can see the constituent parts of this platoon pack in the other codes as listed.  Supplied Unpainted and without Bases. Go HERE. Price 24.00GBP per pack.
IAF155 Beotan 1st Tesseran
This pack contains eight different poses of 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  Beotans are Werewolves who dress in a combat harness and are used in cold climes and urban warfare.  The first Tesseran contains the Ordos rifle trooper poses for your force.  It is one of four Tesserans which make up a Beotan Ordos or platoon.  Seven different discens armed with Juno Rifles and a low rank officer or trooper with Cupid Pistol and Juno Rifle. Covered in fur and with reversed knee they lope at high speed into battle and stand a little taller than a Human (17mm tall).  You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs saving 10% or single poses from the pack for your collection.  Go HERE.  Price 6.00GBP per pack.
IAF150 Beotan 3rd Tesseran
This pack contains eight different poses of 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  Beotans are Werewolves who dress in a combat harness and are used in cold climes and urban warfare.  The third Tesseran contains the Ordos support poses for your force.  It is one of four Tesserans which make up a Beotan Ordos or platoon.  Two Apollo 40Kw Atomic Destablisers, two Jupiter 46mm Plasma Rifles, three Loaders armed with Juno Rifles and a low rank officer with enhance visor and Cupid pistol. You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs saving 10% or single poses from the pack for your collection. Price 6.00GBP per pack.
IAF151 Beotan 4th Tesseran
This pack contains eight different poses of 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  Beotans are Werewolves who dress in a combat harness and are used in cold climes and urban warfare.  The fourth Tesseran contains the Ordos command and special poses for your force.  It is one of four Tesserans which make up a Beotan Ordos or platoon.  An officer with enhance visor and Mia Mpi, banner bearer with pole topped with Retained helmet (pole is supplied bare without banner), Medic with staff and gear, Comms specialist with Cupid pistol, two different Troopers with Juno Rifle and two dead Beotans one face up and one face down. You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs saving 10% or single poses from the pack for your collection.  Price 6.00GBP per pack.
IAF148 Beotan 2nd Tesseran
This pack contains eight different poses of 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  Beotans are Werewolves who dress in a combat harness and are used in cold climes and urban warfare.  The second Tesseran is armed with Mia 9.2mm Mpi close range weapons and is composed of troopers and a low level officer.  It is one of four Tesserans which make up a Beotan Ordos or platoon. You have the option of purchasing a pack or three packs saving 10% or single poses from the pack for your collection.  Price 6.00GBP per pack.
How does a Beotan compare to a Human miniature in terms of its size.  See below!
While we were taking the photos for the new miniatures we played a game of Patrol Angis and here are two photos from that scenario.  As you can see two Retained Knight gun crew on a Moth 88 Espatan Portable Weapon Platform fail to hold off a charge by Beotans upon their position.  Beotans encircle an Adder Combat car with its dead Muster crew laying next to it.  The Adder Combat Car is an Orange type with grenade launcher turret which has been modified with additional baggage and parts from our Vehicle Conversion Pack to make it an extended recon car.

If you are keen on the forces of the Shia Khan Empire then check out all of their infantry and portable weapons HERE and all of their vehicles HERE in 15mm scale.  If you play Patrol Angis then you will need all three of the current books to make full use of the Khanate aliens; see them HERE.
We will see you again in March with more new releases for the range and we will be switching back to the Prydian Army now that the Khanate have been dramatically increased in their available choices.  But before that one more free article will be happening during this month so keep an eye out for that.  Remember you get Reward Points added to your account every time you order from us and these can be used for discounts and special items at any time; 100 Free on your first order. Extra value!  Lastly if you want to discuss Ion Age or our miniatures in your collection or see what is going on then join our Alternative Armies Tabletop Gaming group on Facebook. 
Thanks for Reading.
GBS

Monday, 12 February 2018

15mm Killer Plants released by Grinning Skull Miniatures

What do you mean your bouquet of roses bit you my love?  
Why is this plant screaming 'feed me Seymour'?  
Now released this Valentines week we are delighted to present from Grinning Skull miniatures the latest madness from Will Grundy.  Klorzids!  If you want killer plants for your gaming in any scale, such as 28mm or 15mm, then these six as a pack or as singles are for you.  You save 10% on the pack over the singles. Hugs from Alternative Armies!  Go HERE or read on for information and for a free USEME scenario called 'Rose and Thorn' which sees the Klorzids facing off against Security Force Alpha in 15mm scale.
These miniatures are cool for Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Modern or many other horror type game systems.
GRNP09 Klorzid Plant Squad
Klorzids are sentient vicious plants which are great in any game system any scale where green things bite back. This pack gathers together single codes GRN66 to GRN71 for a total of six white metal miniatures of six different poses. Standing 7mm to 25mm tall they have teeth and they have rose weapons too. This code is supplied without bases and unpainted.  You have the option of purchasing one pack (saving on singles) or purchasing three packs at an additional 10% discount applied over this or purchase single poses.  You can select your option on the page. 8.00GBP. Go HERE. Here are the single codes:
GRN66 Klorzid New Seedling in Pot         0.50GBP
GRN67 Klorzid Sapling with Flower Staff         1.00GBP
GRN68 Klorzid gaping mouth attacking         1.50GBP
GRN69 Klorzid big teeth with Flower Staff         1.50GBP
GRN70 Klorzid with three heads                 2.50GBP
GRN71 Klorzid wrapped around Flower Staff 2.00GBP
We have a free scenario for USEME 15mm Science Fiction which introduces the Klorzids to the near future universe setting for SFA.  
You will need a copy of UM001 to make use of the scenario.  Rose and Thorn is an urban encounter set on Valentines Day 2041 in Rochester City southern Minnesota where a Bio-Hazard has unleashed killer plants into the restricted park next to the 3rd Avenue bridge next to the Conform Citadel which is the city headquarters of Security Force Alpha (SFA).  Will the outbreak be contained or will citizens get mulched if troopers and their armoured back up fail to stop the plants? Click HERE to download the scenario PDF from our website hosting.
Thanks for Reading!
GBS

Monday, 5 February 2018

New Ikwen from Loud Ninja Games!

Back in November a new pack of 15mm Ikwen Hardened Fighters were released by Loud Ninja Games and now these are backed up with three more packs for the Ikwen world of Kwiell sculpted by Eli Arndt.  A weapons sprue for conversions and to add to scenics plus two packs of native animal life which are great for any 15mm scale system. Go HERE or read on for more.  All of the releases from Alternative Armies this week!


"The Ikwen are one side of an asymmetric war against a higher tech, invading enemy. They fight in a less organized, militia style, utilizing acquired weapons, not of their of own manufacture."


RAP039 Silt Pigs of Kwiell
Aliens invaded the primitive world of Kwiell for its resources and got into several wars with the native Ikwen.  One of the prime animal sources of food for the Ikwen are the Silt Pigs and aliens favour them too.  Heavy and ponderous they are dangerous if taken on unarmed with clawed feet and spines upon their backs. This pack contains three miniatures which are a rearing up adult Silt Pig (1), a walking Silt Pig (2) and a base of Silt Piglets (3) in 15mm scale white metal.  These go excellently with Ikwen infantry and scenery codes.  All miniatures are supplied unpainted and without bases.  You can also select singles from this page on the page. 2.50GBP.


RAP040 Small Animals of Kwiell
Aliens invaded the primitive world of Kwiell for its resources and got into several wars with the native Ikwen.  There are scavengers and other animals which pry on Silt Pigs as well as unwary Ikwen and even alien invaders. This pack contains three miniatures which are Thrask which is a fast running ambusher (1), two different Rock Crawlers, one with a shorter shell (2) and a longer shell (3) all in 15mm scale white metal.  These go excellently with Ikwen infantry and scenery codes.  All miniatures are supplied unpainted and without bases.  You can also select singles from this page on the page. 1.00GBP.


RAP040 Ikwen Weapons Sprue
The desert world fighters of the Ikwen are hardy aliens who are fighting to free their world from invaders from outerspace.  They do this with a mix of weapons made by themselves or bought from off world.  This 15mm white metal sprue contains the typical weapons of the Ikwen miniatures (RAP016,RAP017,RAP018 and RAP037) we have.  Add them to your Ikwen fighters or use them for conversions or scenic items.  They are from left to right: Rocket Launcher, Long Melee Weapon, Light Machine Gun, Assault Rifle and Melee Weapon.  Five pieces supplied unpainted and unassembled.  1.00GBP. 

Miniatures manufactured and sold in agreement with Loud Ninja Games. For all of these new codes go HERE to the website.  If you missed the last Ikwen releases then you can see them on the LNG page of the website or below.  Also check out the Ikwen Platoon saver pack and the terrain of Kwiell packs too.


RAP037 Ikwen Hardened Fighters
Over a generation ago, the planet Kwiell was set upon by aliens bent on exploiting the natural resources of the planet. The planet’s native population, the Ikwen, found themselves suddenly enslaved and their society rocked as they were enslaved, put to work and in many cases hunted and killed. The Ikwen have spent decades in frustrated servitude to these invading overlords. We see them as very much freedom-fighting indigenous life forms, use them as alien invaders, allies, mercenaries or even lower tech indigenous forces for more organized warfare. This pack contains (6) six different 15mm scale white metal miniatures armed with a mix of blades and pistols.  Excellent melee soldiers and Ikwen leaders.


RAP038 Zthruk 
This pack contains one 15mm scale white metal miniature. This beast stands 20mm tall to the head and can be used as a creature for any alien world or as an ally of the Ikwen. The Zthruk is a very powerful animal with a vicious temper which are hunted by the Ikwen while a few of the most noble Ikwen ride them into battle. 


Weekly Deals at Alternative Armies.  Each week we present TWO entire collections (parts or a whole smaller range) with 10% off the price of every miniature, book, accessory, limited code and everything else in that collection.  This discount applies on top of those already in place for bumper packs, units and so on.  It also applies to pro-painted options too. A 28mm scale deal and a 15mm scale deal across our Flintloque / High Fantasy / Science Fiction / Historical genres.  They are all listed on the page together.  Deals end at Midnight GMT Sunday each Week.  Start a new army or fill in gaps in your force.  Test out a new collection or sample for skirmish.  Go HERE.  We recommend you check once a week to see if something you want has appeared in the deals.


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Thanks for Reading,

GBS