“Those Maligs can be a real nuisance. Keep on sniping at you and throwing the odd grenade from places you thought were clear. Like at Paradvar Hill when the rear elements of the 76th Regiment were about to climb to the summit the little sods appeared. They had hid in dug outs while the bulk of the troops marched past. They had sense enough to keep their heads down with Skylarks in the air and two super heavy Taranis tanks in support they would have been smeared soon as they popped up. Even Khanate Warlords don't mess with Taranis, least not head on. So there we were, three platoons of us, about to walk up Paradvar Hill when they appeared and laid it on thick with laser and apollo fire.
No chance of support, the regiment was engaged all up front with the Minotaur Legion for Paradvar Central about ten miles off; so we were pinned. Too steep to climb under fire and the Maligs had set up remote mines. Not big ones but they would take your foot off. Maligs are cruel like that. We lost four troopers initially and then we hunkered down and had a ponder. I scanned the local net and found out that a a couple of fire-teams worth of Khamels were coming up on us. They must have been patrolling the rear; lots of rocky and rough ground about here. I pinged them and got an affirmative. Their Emeritas had been dealing with other Malig Tesserans left behind to slow us up. He said to sit it out and let them run up the hill. Sure, I said. No problem. Better to watch than to catch a beam in the bonce.
Took about ten minutes for the bikes to arrive. We all heard them coming. The Khamel ain't the biggest bike in the army but it is real loud and its got presence that the Retained just don't get with their grav-bikes. Being from the Patrol these guys just saluted as they passed us and went straight up the slope. We gave them supporting fire but it was a sight to see I tell you. Mines went off continually under the Khamels but they just rolled on up the hill. Maligs shot at the bikes and the rounds just did nothing. I had expected the riders to dismount when they reached the dug outs but then I remembered the tracks on the Khamel and I kinda lost my appetite. They just rolled on, onto and into the dugouts. It ended quick then but when we climbed up the Paradvar Hill I had to clean my boots on the way down again.”
Emeritas Gill Manning, 76th Prydian Regiment , Camarthen Prime, 4331IC
IAF028 Khamel Tracked Bike Pack
We are super happy to release the second bike code for the Ion Age 15mm Range. Following on from the Canthus Monocycle (IAF007) we have code IAF028 Khamel Tracked Bike pack! A tracked beast that can really scare the enemy. This code contains three white metal miniatures which are the Khamel Bike with Muster Rider, Khamel Bike with no rider and Muster bike rider on foot. This means you can field your Khamel with great flexibility and three different modes. The Khamel comes with a choice of two separate weapons (Moth Type 12 and Ron 32mm) which can be left off or mounted on the front of the bike.
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. Due to wargamers feedback we are also offering a 'buy three and save 10%' option on the riderless bike too. Go HERE. Price 5.00GBP per pack. You can read about the origins of the Khamel in this concept posting.
IAF003 Muster 1st Squad
Your core troops for a 15mm Muster force in the Ion Age is IAF003. This code contains ten different white metal miniatures composed of troopers with Moth Rifle, lesser officer with Moth Rifle and troopers with Anvil 888 launchers as well as an ammo carrier trooper and a trooper with Moth Rifle and Hobbe's Bomb too. A whole Muster Squad. 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. Price 5.00GBP per pack.
Time is about up to get the IMP06 Zin Envoy! On the 1st March the miniature will be retired and replaced with the next free monthly miniature and while the Zin will appear later in 2014 this miniature will not. Any order placed with us gets one of this miniature free and if you wish to buy more of the Zin Envoy you can until the 1st on our website. By placing an order with us you will sign up for an account with the website and that means you get Reward Points in all purchases. These points can be used any time to get free products and discounts on orders. We have begun the run up to our next Early Supporter Offers too with the first preview of the Skylark Patrol Vessel our first full resin vehicle. Its space opera awesome and will be with you all on 3rd March 2014. Have a look at the Ion Age blog for the posts starting here and then after this posting.
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