Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas from The Ion Age: Commander Murdo's Taranis Tank

“You will treat this vehicle as if it were your wife. As if it were your sister or your mother. It is precious to me and therefore it is most precious to you. Do not misunderstand what I now say. My life and that of my crew depends upon our 'Ajax' being faithful to us when we need him to be. If this tank does not perform when needed then we may die. If we die and it is a death of honour and of glory then that is all a knight can hope for. But. If it is a death due to failed drive coil or reactor housing fracture then you had better hope that it is death for all of us within. For if even one of us lives and returns here you will die. It will not be a noble death or a quick one. Ajax's replacement will drive over you as slowly as is possible until you are no longer a man but a ruddy hue of scarlet across the rubbacrete of this yard. So treat this vehicle as if it were your most treasured. I will return in the morning. There are enemies of the rightful throne to kill!” 
Baron Heckla Murdo, Zone 91, New Bosworth, Canlastrian Command Net. 4328IC 

It is now the end of 2015 and what a year it has been for my little Ion Age. Doubled in size for the third year and now standing tall alongside its much bigger brothers Alternative Armies and 15mm.co.uk. We have done many things this year including new miniatures, new vehicles, new game pack and book and much more. We also had the build up to and release of the mighty Taranis Main Battle Tank which has really hit a chord with wargamers all over the world. All of us here send you our best wishes for the Festive Season and for the New Year and we have two treats remaining for you all before then. This is the first of them... 

Back in early November we upgraded and expanded the Rewards Programme that we offer. As you know every order gets a free special monthly changed miniature (currently IMP28 Missiletoe Claus) worth 0.60GBP and all customers have an account once they place an order. Your account gathers Reward Points and these can be saved up and spent on discounts of up to 20% and more such as free products. Read the linked up article for full details as we are focusing here on RWP02 Commander Murdo's Taranis Tank. This vehicle is a customised tracked Taranis Tank which you can have for FREE by redeeming 2000 Points or simply by purchasing at 20.00GBP. You can see RWP02 on our website HERE

This unique variant of Tracked Taranis Main Battle Tank is based on IAF100B. It is the character tank belonging to Commander Murdo a hero of the League of Canlaster and brother of the heroic Baron Aldo Murdo who can be found in code IAF013. This pack contains one resin heavy vehicle with white metal components. This is a character vehicle which saw action fighting for the League of Canlaster on New Bosworth one of the biggest campaigns of the Prydian Civil War. It is a modified command vehicle with extra stowage and twin Ron hi-ex cannons as well as a rotary Moth 88 and additional armour against infantry AP weapons and comm suite. Assembled this model is 95mm long and 70mm wide (30mm tall). It is a very large and impressive main battle tank of the far future. The kit comprises a unique upper hull with added detail, a unique turret with twin hi-ex cannons, a standard lower hull, a standard left tracked sponson, a standard right tracked sponson and a secondary weapon to mount on the turret. Only six pieces to assemble with ease! 

We present these lovely painted and action photos of Murdo's Tank to you for your enjoyment. Its amazing how different Taranis looks painted in the blue shades of the League of Canlaster. You can see just how large this main battle tank is when you see a Retained Knight from IAF002 which is 18mm tall standing next to it. Taranis rules the battlefield. All of the Taranis family of tanks can be seen on our website HERE

Information Burst! 
This month our free miniature is IMP28 Missiletoe Claus. For the whole of December 2015 this festive 15mm scale lady is automatically put into every order at the rate of one per order regardless of order value. It can also be bought in any amount on the monthly IMP page of the website for this month only too before being withdrawn on the first of next month. With a Christmas hat on her head and wearing Alwite powered armour Missiletoe is armed with a Tumbler Mpi. A great character for your Retained or other forces. The miniature is one piece in white metal and stands approx 16mm tall. Of course you earn reward points on all orders too through your account learn more about that HERE. We realise that some of you may wish to purchase the currently free miniature to get multiples of it without placing a lot of orders so you can do just that. Visit this page on the website for the miniature at a fair price for a special miniature. There is a growing page on the Ion Age website where the current and all former IMP series free miniatures are shown so that you can see what came before. Enjoy and go HERE

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