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Gavin Syme GBS Sponsoring Member of TMP of Alternative Armies writes:

As the second Khanate War continued and worlds fell to the Legions as they spread ever further from the Matter Gateway in the Camarthen stellar system the threat to the entire Prydian Precinct grew dire. The Marcher Barons were in retreat and the Prydian Army in ascendancy after twenty years of civil war but this did not mean that the military might of the Throne was enough. Split between dealing with the growing alien invasion and the struggle for dominance in the core systems this resulted in neither war being tackled fully. In 4340 IC the death of the Kingmaker Nevall in battle against Princess Cyon meant the Precinct was once more at peace with only small scale conflicts left to stamp out. The loss of most of Knight General Obermann's fleet in 4331 IC on and around Camarthen Prime had meant near a decade of hit and run campaigns against the Dragon Ships as they sail in darkness out across the stellar cluster. While Humanity was able to deal with a single Dragon Ship entering a planetary orbit this was not the case as pairs and then trios and more of these mighty warships, each carrying an entire Legion, began to appear together. It would take several years to gather enough might to tackle the Matter Gateway head on so for the moment single regiments were dispatched to hold and harry as best they could.

The clamor for Taranis and Magogs was constantly coming back to New Glastonbury and in such numbers that the demand could not be met. It takes a lot of time and resources to build the mightiest war machines so a solution was looked for to supply the Camarthen Cluster with armored vehicles for the use of Planetary Militia in huge numbers. Part of this was the Gremlin series of medium vehicles which, across their many variants, were fabricated for city, snow, desert, low gravity, and other environments. They have been a great success, being easier to produce and use less titanium than a Mullo AFV.

Academy Auto-Trainer Series 52, New Glastonbury, 4342 IC.
Gremlins

Above: Grima Combat Robots and their controllers put an end to Shia Khan Pioneers in the frozen wastes of Hythe VIII with the aid of their Gremlin vehicles. The Gremlin is a family of variants which gives Planetary Militia and sometimes Muster added mobility and firepower that outclasses the older Adder for weaponry, and outpaces the much heavier Mullo classes of transport.

There will be a full free PDF of game rules for Gremlins in Patrol Angis later in May 2024, which will feature future releasing variants. Keep an eye out for this.

The new codes are:

IAF185A – Gremlin AFV Hover with Bodkin AP (and Valerin Laser) plus hull turret

IAF185B – Gremlin MSV Hover with Anda Missile Pods Turret and hull turret

IAF185C – Gremlin APC Hover Personnel Carrier with hull turret

Each vehicle is 80mm long, 55mm wide and 25mm to 30mm tall. More pictures on the website.

Gremlin

Cold Climes Militia patrol around their Gremlin MSV Hover vehicle in the aftermath of the Murta Gap campaign on Hythe VIII.

Patrol Angis

If you are new to the 15mm Ion Age range, then our suggestion is to begin with the Patrol Angis book or game pack with miniatures, battlesuits, and bases with a saving. Once you are ready to progress from infantry-level skirmish and want to add vehicles, then seek out Callsign Taranis for this. The greatest foe of Humanity is the alien Shia Khan Empire. In the third book of the series, The Khanate Return, you can add these aliens as well as Grima and Planetary Militia forces to your play in the Camarthen Prime campaign. Books in print and as digital download too.

Free downloads

Free content for The Ion Age abounds. See it on our website to download and enjoy.

Grima Robot Platoon

The 15mm Ion Age range contains hundreds of miniatures as packs (choose single poses within them) and platoon packs which come with an extra free unique miniature. Added fun! Get Retained Knights, Destria Knights, Muster, Planetary Militia, Grima Robots (above), as well as Malig Goblins, Legionaries, Pioneers and much more such as the Xin Precinct.

Event

Spring Mega Event 2024 is on until 6th May. See the article for full details, but in short, automatically 20% off all orders at check-out, 80 new codes, and free War Bot II in your package. Super stuff, and applies to everything on the site and any deals discounted on screen the 20% is on top of that.

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