Tuesday, 7 July 2015

First Look: 15mm Retained Strategist from upcoming Retained Lance pack

This week we will be releasing a new platoon pack along the same lines as the IAFP04 Muster Platoon, the IAFP07 Planetary Militia Platoon and the IAFP01 Malig Ordos. It will contain a full force for use in Patrol Angis at great value and like the others a unique miniature which will only be in that code. This time it will be a full Retained Knight Lance made up of two Posts (10) and a Command Demi (5) which can be deployed in many flexible ways. The unique miniature is going to be a Retained Strategist! It is the role of the Strategist to handle the tactical thinking of knights at the Banner level through the ranks they can be found at the Gauntlet and at Regimental level too. A banner is made up of four Lances and a command element which totals some 92 soldiers. 

In the wake of the Gurtan Activation all thinking computers were removed from Alwite Powered Armour and from vehicles too. They were replaced with the newly designed 'Strategist' helm given to tactically minded knights. Each helm is larger than normal and contains a greatly enhanced communications suite and dumb interfaces linked to a non-sentient battle computer. This allows the Strategist to work alongside commanding officers and nobles feeding them information and possible courses of action. 

As you can see we have a number of helmet designs for the expanding ranks of the Retained and more of these will appear as time passes. We are all about the fun and classic nature of wargaming in a space opera style so we like adding a miniature for free to bigger packs. These additional miniatures will always be useful but never vital to your playing of our rules systems. I hope you like the Retained Strategist and you can find him in IAFP02 Retained Lance which is releasing end of this week. 

Thanks for Reading. 



  1. The Gurtan Activation being, presumably, a "hard takeoff" event with unpleasant consequences for nearby meat sacks. At least they didn't swing all the way to relying on Mentats... Anyway, nice command figure and concept art. Some more figures or conversion heads with the tech cowl would probably be popular.

    1. Along those lines. There is half a page on it in the rear of Patrol Angis as part of the 'Ion Age Universe' pages. We are expanding and there is a lot coming for Retained and Desteria in the next weeks. As for another 'bits' code, perhaps as we go. Thanks for the kind words. You will enjoy this Wednesday's blog post as well I think! GBS