Sunday, January 31, 2016

League of Yordan - Espaten Team

Moving forward with my Ion Age starter box, I've now started painting my League of Yordan figures.  The League of Yordan is one of the rebellious groups of Barons who chose to separate from the Empire and try to run theirs planets the way they wanted.  In the rulebook fluff, their colors were green and gold so I decided to stay with that color scheme.  First unit to get the brush was a weapon team.  This is the Espaten Gun and it's crew.

One of the things I enjoy about this setting compared to other sci-fi settings is you can make it colorful.  Since these are knights in the future, I like the idea of having bright flashy colors.  It's a nice break from all the futuristic camouflage patterns and subdued colors I've been doing for my regular sci-fi gaming.

10 more figures and 3 power armor suits and I'll be ready to play some Patrol Angis.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wrapping up the Prydian Force

I have finished up my Prydian force and moved on to my League of Yordan force for the Ion Age. The last two figures for my Prydian force were some "hero" characters.  They are mentioned prominently in the Patrol Angis rulebook fluff regarding the battle on Dando II.  And here they are...

First up is Baron Bathazar Fulcrum, commander of the 43rd Knightly Regiment of Prydia.

His aide and trust companion Knight David Jerome.

And for fun... one of my Christmas gifts was a pack of adventurers also from the Ion Age collection.  I painted this guy up and decided to name him Zirk.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Can't Quite Put a Finger On It...

Painted two new figures I got from the Ion Age collection.  Just for fun I made a little story...

The vending machine robot is one of those miniatures I just knew I had to paint the minute I saw it.  I think I ordered it within uh... 5 minutes of seeing it? It's a fun one.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

More Prydian Retained Knights

Here's the second Post (aka squad of 10 troops) of Prydian Knights I got in my Ion Age starter.  This leaves me with 2 more figures to finish my Prydian starter force.  The two remaining figures are hero characters so I hope that will go pretty quickly.  Even though there's only two left I needed a change of pace from the same color scheme so I started a couple of random figures just for fun.  Then it's on to the next batch!

Here's a look at the finished unit.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Entering the Ion Age

I've been following the development of this line of miniatures called the The Ion Age for a while now.  It reminds me of some of those great space operas I read in my youth.  When you look at the miniatures you'll see they have their own distinct style.  Knights in space!  So when I finally felt I had time to commit to a new miniature endeavor I ordered the starter box that comes with miniatures and the game rules, Patrol Angis.

The first army I'm painting is the Prydian Army.  Following along with the descriptions in the rule book (which has lots of fluff I might add), the Prydian Army's colors are white and red.  I went with a slightly different scheme than was in the pictures, focusing more on red than white.  Maybe seeing so much of Santa these past few weeks was an influence???  I'm also leaving the bases intentionally "generic" because I want to try and play around with different alien terrain, and didn't want to set the figures to a certain theme.

Post of Retained Knights

Patrol Angis is a platoon level game, so I will be painting a platoon for each side (usually 20-22 figures).  The sub-elements you choose to make up your platoon is where you have the flexibility to match the force to your play style.  Right now I have what came in the starter, so for the Prydians I get two posts (10 men unit) of Retained Knights and two hero characters.  So I'm close to halfway done with the Prydians!

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