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!


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 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! 


Monday, 13 November 2017

Force Building and Playing in Patrol Angis an article by Aris Kolehmainen

It is my pleasure to present to IonFans a free five page article written by long time wargamer, player of Patrol Angis and a personal friend of mine Aris Kolehmainen.  Written from the point of view of a player this article gives you his take on formations and force selections in the game.  A very interesting read I think you will agree.  Enjoy and well done Aris!

Force Building and Playing in Patrol Angis
by Aris Kolehmainen
A five page free article which covers the options and choices open to players of Patrol Angis as they choose their force and its formation in play.  A focus upon the allocation of Troop Elements and then upon their fielding in battle is supported by three great images aiding you in force building.  The article covers Prydian and Baronial forces as well as Khanate and Prang plus Xin.  Click HERE to download the article from our website.  Go HERE for Patrol Angis.

Here are large versions of the three images featured in the article which are given here with permission for reproduction for your use.

We will have our new release and our Black Friday Event soon so watch out for news on those fronts.  You will get a real howl of pleasure this November!

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tohlic Armoured Crawler and Cold Climes Veterans released

It has taken nearly two weeks since the column had rolled out of Ismere Starport to reach the crash site of Invader Delta, the most distant of the four Shia Khan starships which had come down on Faercycle II. Four Dragon Ships had descended from space after interstellar transit from the Camarthen system and attacked the planet.  Though there were no orbital defences one of the four starships was brought down by a suicidal act carried out by the Ruffian a Warwick class shuttle which had rammed the alien vessel.  While the other three Dragon Ships, Invaders Alpha, Beta and Charlie, went on to their targets the Ruffian's desperate act ruined the drives of the bigger ship and it crashed in the Belazana reaches.  Far beyond any major settlements the Belazana Reaches had a harsh climate and was nearly uninhabitable but even so no toe hold could be granted to the Khanate.  It was to the extreme weather crawlers that this target was given as they had the endurance to reach that far and the provisions and protection for the troops that would be needed upon arrival.

More than a hundred Tohlic Armoured Crawlers with more than nineteen hundred troops and dozens of Steornede Battlesuits travelling within them came at the downed dragon from the south across a wide snow blown plain.  As they neared it it resembled a mythical beast more and more it wings rising out of the snow swept landscape and its long neck crooked at an angle to have its eye like portals gazing down upon the plain. The Tohlics dealt with the dunes of snow and ice with ease using their bulk to push through conditions which would have stopped most other military vehicles.  It was at a distance of less than a mile when the secondary guns on the Dragon Ship began to rain shots upon the motorised column.  Fortunately the atomic destabliser cannons which were meant for point defence against flying and space borne targets were not correctly orientated to be used against those on the ground. Only a few of the long barrelled energy weapons could be sighted correctly. Several Tohlics were destroyed; detonating in a spray of dissolving metal and flesh.  The heavy armour of the Tohlic offered a lot of protection against anything but a direct hit and the column quickly got within the minimum firing arc of the cannons.  From there the battle to take Invader Delta began in earnest.

Forming an armoured line the crawlers each disgorged a platoon of militia from the 37th or the 9th regiment or three battlesuits while a few disembarked gun crews who set up their Amber portable weapon platforms.  The foe came forth from the broken hull of the Dragon Ship to meet the advancing Humans.  Legionaries supported by Warlords and screened by screeching prancing Maligs poured out of the ship and advanced into the guns of the Planetary Militia and their transports.  Though outnumbered greatly by the sheer weight of the enemy the firing line held firm and then opened up with Moth Rifles, Bodkin AP Rifles and the heavier Anda missile pods and rotary guns on their transports.  The goblinoid Maligs were all but obliterated by the fusillade which ate into them in bloody carnage all along their advance.  They died so that the better Legionaries behind them might close with protection as was their function.  The battle lasted over an hour before the savaged remnants of the Khanate fell back into their star ship leaving most of their number dead on the churned and gore splattered snow.  They re-entered the ship through four gashes in its hull and the Human forces followed them close on their heels.

With the battlesuits leading the way the 37th regiment focused on the leftmost breach and pushed their way in.  Demolition troopers carried heavy charges with the intent of destroying the Dragon Ship.  The sloping corridors and rooms of the alien craft rang with the sound of gun fire and detonation of grenades.  The Khanate had kept back their best soldiers, the Nox, in their powered armour and they stalked the soldiers of Ismere as they sought out the core of the vessel.  The troops of the 9th regiment entered at the tail of the ship and met with a hurricane of plasma fire from dozens of Psycoborgs which had been left there as a deterrent. They did not manage to push through this living metal barricade and those who survived ran screaming from the ship under the weird effects of the Psychoborgs upon their minds.  Eventually after enduring hours of close quarter fighting and being stalked by Nox the veterans of the 37th regiment placed their demolition charges on what they thought were the power plants of the Dragon Ship.  It became clear that they were trapped though and despite leaving hundreds of their fellows dead along their path those that remained knew they could not leave the charges unattended.  There was little chance that they would survive the run back to the snows outside, with the Nox still hunting them, and that the charges could be deactivated as well.

In a final comms burst the Colonel leading the 37th relayed this news back to his commander in one of the Tohlics outside which were still firing on alien kill teams which were trying to infiltrate the line of large vehicles.  With regret permission was given for a three minute count down and the column of armoured crawlers recalled the portable weapons and their crews still outside and then moved away from Invader Delta as quickly as they could.  Three minutes later as the tracks of the Tohlics battered through drifting snow the Dragon Ship exploded as the combination of high explosive and maxi-imploder warheads which had been used as the demolition charges detonated.  Everyone and everything within half a mile was obliterated and many of the crawlers were flipped by the intensity of the blast.

Invader Delta was gone and but was a hollow victory for the survivors as the now mostly empty vehicles of the column made their way back towards Ismere Starport.  Reports of success elsewhere from Governor Tumault of Ismere spoke of a planet now devoid of the Shia Khan Empire.  Faercycle II remained in Human hands and as long as it and the Prydian Precinct could prevail it would resist alien domination.

Ismere Starport, Faercyle II, Camarthen Cluster  4338 IC

Now at The Ion Age!  New packs which have been added to the Planetary Militia part of the Prydian Army range.  A brand new heavy vehicle and Cold Climes veterans.

IAF146 Tohlic Armoured Crawler
This code contains all the parts required to assemble one large 15mm scale long distance armoured personnel carrier.  Used for deep recon it can carry an entire platoon of troops or three battlesuits or combinations thereof operating for weeks away from base.  Favoured by Planetary Defence forces but also used by Muster and Retained on suitably frozen worlds the Tohlic is composed of nine parts cast in high quality grey tone resin and white metal.  

These are the forward hull, the rear hull, the left track unit, the right track unit, exhaust mount 1, exhaust mount 2, Turret 1 (Anda Missile Pod) and Turret 2 (Moth Rotary Cannon). Supplied with two different turrets to use and since they use the standard turret ring they will also fit onto other Ion Age vehicles and structures.  

This kit is easy to assemble and durable for use on table.  When assembled the Tohlic is approx 105mm long and 40mm tall.  Price 22.50GBP per pack.  Go HERE.

IAF145 Cold Climes Veterans
This is the veteran troopers or sergeant poses for your Planetary Militia Cold Climes 15mm defence forces.  Co-ordinate the efforts to keep civil law in place on your planet.  This pack contains five different 15mm scale white metal miniatures wearing long coats including a Veteran with Hermit 44mm Plasma Rifle, a Veteran with Moth Rifle leaning forwards, Veteran bare headed with Moth Rifle, Veteran advancing with Moth Rifle and a casualty trooper laying face down.  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.  Price 2.50GBP per pack.  Go HERE.

Get a free five page download for using the Tohlic in your games of Patrol Angis.  Click HERE to download from our website storage.

We will have a Black Friday event in coordination with Alternative Armies later this month.  But before that a superb free article on building your forces in Patrol Angis will be coming your way.  Then..well then it will be something freaking awesome released just before Black Friday plus a blast from the past too.

Thanks for Reading,


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Data Pulse the Hab Dome core of our 15mm Terrain Range

Early on in the initial expansion of Humanity back to the stars within the Prydian Precinct it was noted that although large cities could be built given time in the short term a need was logged for structures which could cope with variable terrain and planetary conditions.  Designing such structures was beyond the abilities of all but the core systems who turned to the pioneers who created the ubiquitous Rubbacrete and Golglass.  These pioneers created materials which revolutionised construction and brought about massive improvement in lives all across the Precinct; The Seorc Compono Guild.

Seorc Compono Guild (SCG) brought their finest minds to focus on the challenge and created one of the miracles of the century the Habitation Dome Riser System (HDRS).  The HDRS would be standardised and shipped aboard vessels heading off world anywhere in the Precinct where they could quickly accommodate a sizeable population.   It would be more than housing though as the HDRS featured additional modules which could expand the living area and turret or assembly mounts for specialised purposes.  These purposes varied but typically they included self defence, fortification, repulsar platform landing pads, spire communications, hurwent shielding and power generation among others.

The HRDS can be found on more than fifty planets and countless vacuum environments (it is a pressurised structure system) and is utilised by everyone from the Prydian Army to the lowest of the Marcher Barons and civilian authorities too.  Single Hab Domes to small groups and hard points right up a city of a hundred thousand people all in HRDS towers.  In some locales they never got around to replacing them before the Civil War began.  Camarthan Prime was one of those places.
Quincy Portent, SGC New Glastonbury, 4330IC

All this month at The Ion Age our big saver deal is on a building in 15mm scale.  It is the core, the centre, the original and first building in our 15mm Terrain Range; the IAF015 Hab Dome upon which all else is placed.  It is a one piece resin structure designed by Sam Croes which can be added to with a variety of top mounts and other structures.  Go HERE or read on for more on our terrain system which you can use in any science fiction setting from the Artic to Mars and further out in space as well of course as with Patrol Angis.

Here is a list of all of our 15mm Terrain codes and you can see them all HERE.  We have grouped the list with pictures by type beginning with the Hab Dome.

IAF015 Hab Dome

IAF015A Sentry Gun Turret
IAF015B Comms Spire Mount
IAF015C Hurwent Shield Generator
IAF015D Tower Module for Hab Dome
IAF015E Landing Pad for Hab Dome
IAF015F Flak Cannon Turret
IAF015G Two Block Missile Pod Turret
IAF015K to IAF015O Top Mounts III (Gun Turrets)

IAF015J Smashed Hab Dome
IAF015I Cratered Hab Dome

IAF040 Block House
IAF070 Command Dome

IAF024 Fabricator Spire
IAF043 Power Spire

IAF044A Straight Connectors
IAF044B Double Length Connectors
IAF044C Corner Connectors
IAF044D Three Way Connectors
IAF044E Four Way Connector
IAF044F T Junction Connectors
IAF044G Pressure Doors
IAF044H Turret Connectors (fits all weapon turret mounts)
IAF044I Hab Dome Wall connectors

IAF064A Habitation Geo Shelter
IAF064B Storage Geo Shelter
IAF064C Laboratory Geo Shelter
IAF064D Defender Geo Shelter
IAF064E Smashed Geo Shelter

IAF034 Skylark Cradle (vehicle repair facility)

We have three Habitation Colony bundles of different sizes which give you a whole settlement in one box with a saving.




Go HERE for the 15mm Terrain Range which also includes crashed and smashed vehicles and battlesuits.

If you like the look of this month's special then have a gander at Patrol Angis for your skirmish wargaming and in Callsign Taranis you will find rules for all the buildings in the Terrain Range.

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.

In other news I want to thank everyone for their support with the Tohlic Early Supporter Offers.  We will be releasing the Armoured Crawler soon as well as the Cold Climes Veterans infantry.  We have other new releases this month for the Shia Khan Empire with a new client race.  We will also have a Black Friday Offer.  Plus we have a returning popular bundle this month which is on the Early Supporter Page....Have a look HERE.

Thanks for Reading.