Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Great Space Opera Blog campaigns in The Ion Age

With the festive season upon us and the snow falling it gives me great pleasure to present this short article on a brand new blog which is all about a new campaign set in the universe of The Ion Age. Rhys contacted me a couple of weeks ago and told me of his new campaign which is being played out on his The Great Space Opera Blog part by part. It has not taken long for Rhys to become fascinated with the Prydian Precinct and the civil war which has torn it apart and I have greatly enjoyed reading his plans and his reviews too. Go HERE for the blog or read on for more about what has occurred thus far.  

Beginning with an outline of the characteristics of his planned campaign Rhys lays out where he will go and what will happen. See that HERE


From there he looks at the contents of the excellent value Patrol Angis game pack which gives you all you need to begin playing in one box. This article is HERE and he talks about the contents of the game pack and then shows off his own painted set of Prydian Army and Yordists. Infantry, Portable Weapon with Gunners, Personalities and Battlesuits as well as the unique Knight Errant which you get only in the game pack. I give one picture here but there are many more in the blog post.


Prydian Intelligence Services Despatch (P.I.S.D.). Outpost Ajax has recently received re-enforcements to its expeditionary force pool. The re-enforcements consist of a detached unit of female retained knights with Angis rifles as well as heavy weapons support. In addition to this, an Espaten weapons platform has also been in-loaded with its specially trained Retained Knight crew of 2. These re-enforcements are a welcome addition to the Prydian force pool. This blog post speaks of the battle on Hertford Prime starting to heat up as reinforcements arrive from off world to join the campaign. Go HERE. An Espaten Portable Weapon Platform and a pack of Female Retained Knights. Have a gander and read on.


The most recent Ion Age posting on the Great Space Opera Blog is about one of our most favoured codes in the 15mm range; the Duxis Battlesuit. Deciding that the Prydian Army on Hertford Prime needed more muscle to take on the Marcher Baron threat three of the machines are now in the red and white. Go HERE. The campaign is starting to take off now and I am sure in 2018 there will be the rattle of Angis fire as the Throne attempts to take the world back for the forces of good


Keep an eye on The Great Space Opera Blog. I am enjoying the build up to the campaign taking place. If I were to guess on where Rhys will go next in terms of expanding his forces it would be in the area of bikes. The Burgeon Grav Bike gives Retained Knights a lot of mobility and fits right in with the open world and skirmish level of play which is going on. 

Where ever you are in the world..or indeed in the universe a happy holiday season to you from all of us here! 

 Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Werewolf Command Beotan 4th Tesseran released!

Our last release of 2017 is now online!  Adding to the Space Werewolves from last month we give you the command poses for the Beotans of the Shia Khan Legions.   Sculpted by Sam Croes these lycanthropes are fearsome enemies who love short range and close combat.  Go HERE or read on for more information.  Our final dispatching shipping date before Christmas is the 15th of December 2017.  We will return in January with more awesome new 15mm scale space opera releases.


“Foremost among the Legions of the vast and ancient Empire of the Shia Khan is the 'Triaria' an icon which appears on the banners and vehicles of every client race.  Accounts of the Triaria date from the Ban of Prejudice and from artefacts found within the Dolo expanses towards the ruins of Aldan. While the icon can be seen rendered in different colours and carved into stone and other materials it is most observed in shades of red and scarlet.  Client races such as the Maligs and Beotans have their own legacy script and icons but all make use of the Triaria to some degree.  The meaning of the icon cannot be firmly established as it is truly alien and no captured Khanate has been willing or indeed we think able to give a precise answer.  The leading theories for the Triaria are as follows.  It is an all encompassing signal of identity, of unity, among all of the client races. This is possible. Or that it refers to the Matter Gateways and the unknowable energies which transport the Legions across the galaxy, being a bringer to this region of space. Lastly that it is the icon of domination of the Great Khan who has such might that all will eventually be crushed by its power as it closes in from every side.  Lastly that it is a slave emblem which marks out the so called client races but this cannot be verified as no member of the Shia Khan themselves has thus far been seen in the Prydian Precinct.  Study continues on the battlefields of the Camarthen Cluster.”
From the Dragon Iconography Reinstated, New Glastonbury 4340 IC


Above is an image of the Triaria as seen on the banner of this brand new code's standard bearer.


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.  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.


In Patrol Angis the Beotans are just about the fastest infantry on foot in the game at nearly twice the pace of a Pioneer Legionary!  We gave you the smell of prey in November with this first pack to which we received many howls of appreciation from across the world. 


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.  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.


This month we have 20% off the superb Canthus Monocycle the standard recon bike of the Khanate Empire and its Legions.  See it HERE.  This offer ends 1st January. We hope you like our new release for this month and we wish you a Merry Festive Season one and all.  Thank you for your support in 2017 and we have over one hundred new figures ready for next year beginning in January.  In the meantime if you fancy trying out Patrol Angis then go to the website HERE and get a Game Pack or book to enjoy.

Here is to 2018!  It is going to be Ion Age awesome!

GBS

Friday, 1 December 2017

Data Pulse the Canthus Monocycle

Welcome to December 2017 at The Ion Age and let me begin by thanking everyone for what was our busiest Black Friday event ever.  Now that we are in the final month of the year we will have one more release to present to you next week following up on the Beotan 15mm space werewolves; more on that at the time but it will make those who got the new were's really happy!  Right now it  is the turn of month long 20% deal off the Canthus Monocycle which is the typical light recon bike of the Khanate Empire and its Legions.  Go HERE or read on for more.


With what we know now the loss of the Brightening Star should not have happened but then we were only beginning once more to face an enemy that our long dead forefathers had through banished forever.  The Fleet did not arrive in Camarthen space for many months after the loss of the Belkus Labyrinth.  It took time to gather the knights and their musters while thinking always of the threat posed by the Marcher Barons.  But we did not stand idle.  Perhaps we should have.  Lectus Bowar led his retinue of a hundred Starvaulters and fifty thousand of Prydia on a rapid strike again the fledgling Khanate.  The Brightening Star was one of forty Cassillis class Portable Castles that landed in the vicinity of the ruins of Pelcan city.   She was not the only one lost but she was prime in the failure of the containment campaign.

The few survivors of Bower's task force tell of the Brightening Star being taken by surprise by elements of the Styx Legion.   Several Tesserans of Canthus pattern monocycles powered straight up the Star's foremost sallying ramp and into her belly soon after landing.  Most were obliterated by Angis fire but one must have reached the fore Hurwent generator and detonated against it.  Cowardly but it worked.  The Brightening Star became her very name for an instant as the generator went critical.  Only those outside scouting survived the blast.  Bowar vanished along with his flagship and it set the campaign back badly.  The Canthus should not be underestimated and it will not be again.

As of Lectus Bowar no one has seen him in the last two years but like all of Princess Cyon's closest he is no mere man.  He will have survived.  He will rise once more in flame and rage.

Knight General Obermann.  Fleet Command.  4331IC



IAF007 Canthus Monocycle
This pack contains three white metal miniatures which are the Canthus with Legionary Rider, the Legionary Rider on Foot and the Monocycle with no rider.  This means you can field your Canthus with great flexibility and three different modes.   As always this code can be bought as a pack or as single miniatures or select the three packs and save 10% option on the page.  Go HERE.  It is detailed with its rules for play in Patrol Angis as an infantry sized vehicle in IAB03 The Khanate Return.


We are shipping out orders during December as normal up until 15th December which is our last mailing date to reach UK addresses but we recommend ordering around the 8th or so if you wish delivery in the USA and further abroad in time for the festive celebrations.  We have a lovely set of four festive themed 15mm character miniatures which you can add to your collection HERE.


If you like our miniatures then Patrol Angis is for your skirmish wargaming and its expansion Callsign Taranis for larger vehicles and structures.


Enjoy the special offer and remember that when you order from us you set up an account with the website.  Not for emails but rather that you may get the Reward Points which each order earns that you can trade in later for discounts and free things.  You get 100 Points as a free welcome bonus!  Extra value from The Ion Age.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Monday, 27 November 2017

Cyber Monday 2017 at The Ion Age 25% off Patrol Angis series digital 24hrs only

Digital bliss at The Ion Age today and for 24hrs only we have taken 25% off every single digital title in the Patrol Angis series. All the books can be found on the 15mm Publications page and you get your titles upon completion of check out. Go HERE. Additionally you have until 9am Tuesday 28th November to get free shipping on all physical orders over 15GBP in cart. 


Digital Downloads for Patrol Angis
A digital download format as paid for PDF's from the website. Just add to your cart. No shipping, no waiting, just download after payment is completed. All of our digital paid downloads are always at least 20% cheaper than the print version of the same title would be. If you have any questions just ask us on info@theionage.com.  Go HERE.  There are many free files on the linked page for Patrol Angis which you can click on to read.


Twenty Four hours only. Get your order in now!
Last Chance on the free shipping and bundles which end in 24hrs time.


New Release! On the website now HERE.
IAF148 Beotan 2nd Tesseran (8 Lycanthopes with Mia Mpi) 6.00GBP 


Black Friday Event Offers! (Save on these) 
These are on our Early Supporter Offers page. 


IAF020 Havelock Battlesuit Bundle (3 Battlesuits, 1 Free Fallen Battlesuit and 15% off) (above)



IAF064 Geo Shelter Bundle (5 Buildings) (20% off)

IAF015 Hab Dome (25% off)



If you have not already done so we urge you to go to our BLOG home page, look to the right and join our mailing list through the box provided there. We are featuring an email only bonus blister offer which you can find out about if you are on the mailing list. You must be on the list to get it. You will also not miss out on all the new releases and fun. 


Lastly if you wish to combine orders with our mother site Alternative Armies then you can and you get access to the offers and free shipping there too. Send an email to info@theionage.com and list out all the codes you want from both websites along with your address and your paypal email. We will respond and send you an invoice to pay. Easy! 

Thanks and enjoy some space opera wargaming fun! 

GBS

Friday, 24 November 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 at The Ion Age

It is the big weekend and the mega event is underway here at The Ion Age until 9am GMT Tuesday 28th November 2017. We have automatic Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over 15GBP of product placed in the cart and we have the brand new IAF148 Beotan 2nd Tesseran space werewolves. We also have, for the duration of this event only, the return of the Havelock Battlesuit pre-order bundle which gives you three battlesuits plus a free fallen battlesuit as well as a saving of 15% off list priced (one of our most popular Early Supporter Bundles ever!). 


This is a big event for us and of course you get your Reward Points on orders AND you can spend them on your event orders. We end with a Cyber Monday (27th Nov) mega offer on the three books in the Patrol Angis series as digital downloads for 24hrs only (the other offers are still on during Cyber Monday). Enjoy and here are the details. 


New Release! On the website now HERE.
IAF148 Beotan 2nd Tesseran (8 Lycanthopes with Mia Mpi) 6.00GBP 


Black Friday Event Offers! (Save on these) 
These are on our Early Supporter Offers page. 


IAF020 Havelock Battlesuit Bundle (3 Battlesuits, 1 Free Fallen Battlesuit and 15% off) (above)



IAF064 Geo Shelter Bundle (5 Buildings) (20% off)

IAF015 Hab Dome (25% off)


Cyber Monday Mega Digital Event! (25% off all our digital download books for 24hrs) 
For one day only we are going to reduce the prices of our three Patrol Angis paid for PDF books by twenty five percent on our 15mm Publications page. Cyber Monday 27th November only. 


If you have not already done so we urge you to go to our BLOG home page, look to the right and join our mailing list through the box provided there. We are featuring an email only bonus blister offer which you can find out about if you are on the mailing list. You must be on the list to get it. You will also not miss out on all the new releases and fun. 


Lastly if you wish to combine orders with our mother site Alternative Armies then you can and you get access to the offers and free shipping there too. Send an email to info@theionage.com and list out all the codes you want from both websites along with your address and your paypal email. We will respond and send you an invoice to pay. Easy! 

Thanks and enjoy some space opera wargaming fun! 

GBS

Monday, 20 November 2017

Werewolves of the Khanate Beotan 2nd Tesseran released!

As we outlined after the release of The Khanate Return the third book in the Patrol Angis series of titles we would be expanding the Shia Khan Legion forces.  We are delighted to make our November 2017 release with the first pack of a brand new client race; the Beotans. Sculpted by Sam Croes these lycanthropes are fearsome enemies who love short range and close combat.  Go HERE or read on for more information.


The Lycanthrope Beotans
Once the Matter Gateway was secure under the control of the Shia Khan Empire the battle for Camarthen Prime began in earnest. Digging to the surface and then unleashing a sustained campaign of conquest some of the battles were to capture installations and the secondary smaller starport of the planet located in the snowy north. This task was given in main part to the Beotans who were well suited to this kind of warfare. Humans have known of this species by hereditary legend and memory for millennia and initial contact with Beotans were greeted with shock. Beotans are Lycanthropes, otherwise named Werewolves!

Around the height a Human a Beotan is bestial in appearance with thick black or brown fur and long claw like nails on feet and hands. Their mouths are filled with vicious teeth and their eyes are well capable of seeing in low light situations. They operate in Tesserans and Ordo formations just like Legionaries and make use of the same weapons systems. They eschew the wearing of any kind of armour instead favouring a harness upon which they hang all their needed gear as well as gruesome trophies of combat. Beotans are often just called Lycanthropes by their enemies and do not tend to mix with other Khanate client races. They do work with Psycoborgs or Warlords in urban combat missions.
IAB03 The Khanate Return page 30.



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.  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.






Above are two scenic shots from our own play of Patrol Angis and two scale shots of a Cold Climes trooper next to a Beotan and a Psycoborg and Legionary next to a Beotan.

Though this is the second Tesseran it is the first of this new client race released and we will be following up with more next month and after that too as our next expansion continues.  In Patrol Angis the Beotans are just about the fastest infantry on foot in the game at nearly twice the pace of a Pioneer Legionary!  We wanted to give you the smell of prey in November with this first pack.  


Aris just had his great five page free article on force building in Patrol Angis, download it HERE, and it is a great read.


Go along to our 15mm Publications page for lots more for free and for the three books in the series.  The game statistics and more for the new Werewolves are to be found in The Khanate Return.  If you want to get into the game we recommend the excellent value Patrol Angis game pack or the digital downloads of the books.


Our Black Friday Event is underway with free postage and other deals and special offers.  Read about it on our BLOG and as well as the new Beotans we have the popular Havelock Battlesuit bundle back just for this period until 27th November plus 25% off the Hab Dome this month!  Read the blog post for all of this and the coming Cyber Monday mega 24hr deal or go HERE.  Thanks.

We hope you like our new release for this month and that you get your claws on it soon!

GBS

Friday, 17 November 2017

Black Friday mega event 2017 now on free shipping and Havelock special!

Now on and until 9am GMT Tuesday 28th November there is a Black Friday mega event happening at The Ion Age. We have automatic Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over 15GBP of product placed in the cart and we have a brand new release too during the event. A new release on Monday 20th of a brand new client race for the Khanate Empire. We also have, for the duration of this event only, the return of the Havelock Battlesuit pre-order bundle which gives you three battlesuits plus a free fallen battlesuit as well as a saving of 15% off list priced (one of our most popular Early Supporter Bundles ever!). This is all on our website now on our Early Supporter Page and we will feature the new release in its own news on the 20th. 


This is a big event for us and of course you get your Reward Points on orders AND you can spend them on your event orders. We will end with a Cyber Monday (27th Nov) mega offer on the three books in the Patrol Angis series as digital downloads for 24hrs only (the other offers are still on during Cyber Monday). Enjoy and here are the details. 


New Release! 
On the website now and will be revealed in detail in its own article. 

IAF148 Beotan 2nd Tesseran (8 Lycanthopes with Mia Mpi) 6.00GBP 


Black Friday Event Offers! (Save on these) 
These are on our Early Supporter Offers page. 

IAF020 Havelock Battlesuit Bundle (3 Battlesuits, 1 Free Fallen Battlesuit and 15% off) 
IAF015 Hab Dome (25% off) 
IAF064 Geo Shelter Bundle (5 Buildings) (20% off) 



Cyber Monday Mega Digital Event! 
(25% off all our digital download books for 24hrs)
For one day only we are going to reduce the prices of our three Patrol Angis paid for PDF books by twenty five percent on our 15mm Publications page. Cyber Monday 27th November only. 



If you have not already done so we urge you to go to our BLOG home page, look to the right and join our mailing list through the box provided there. We are featuring an email only bonus blister offer which you can find out about if you are on the mailing list. You must be on the list to get it. You will also not miss out on all the new releases and fun. 

Lastly if you wish to combine orders with our mother site Alternative Armies then you can and you get access to the offers and free shipping there too. Send an email to info@theionage.com and list out all the codes you want from both websites along with your address and your paypal email. We will respond and send you an invoice to pay. Easy! 

Thanks for reading and enjoy my contribution to the Black Friday fun! 

GBS