What's in the Iron Guard Collection?
Ten unique characters that are part of the Kovlovan Army:
- Dima - the leader of the army. A genetically engineered super soldier!
- Valentina - a mech walker - pilot of The Reaper. Comes inside & outside the robot.
- Marisha - an expert sniper
- Banka Vrach - a medical android, the only one in the Kovlovan army
- The War Beast - a Dieselpunk bear with a Minigun!
- The Akula K37 Tank
- The Akula K66 Devastator Tank
- The Kirov Airship Drone with multiple weapon options
- The Reaper Mech : closed & open option
A set of modular troops that make at least 5 unique characters using a combinations of heads, legs and arms with different weapons & in different poses!
The huge modular Arteria Pipeline as a location to fight over for dominance. Includes:
- Modular pipeline pieces
- A modular Gantry system to optional add above the pipeline
- A pressure monitoring machine
- A control panel machine
- The oil drum filling machine
- Oil drums as scatter terrain
The Iron Guard Story
The city of Kovlova is ruled by Nickolai Kovalevski, and through propaganda and complete media control he has ensured that his people idolize him. However, behind the benevolent façade, Nikolai is hungry for power and domination.
The Voda river runs down from the Staghorn Mountains and then splits into dual tributaries, running beside the two massive cities of Kovlova in the east and New Haven in the west. New Haven is the largest city on Exosia and is a long time rival of Kovlova. Between the cities lies a vast, flat tundra of oil reserves; the land is so rich that pools of dark oil litter the bare surface, giving rise to its name - the Blacklands.
The Blacklands have long been under New Haven’s control but Nikolai needs the extra fuel supplies to power his dreams of expansion. Recently, an uprising has begun in New Haven and Victor Ivanov, the city's tyrannical leader, has had to divert much of his personal army to suppress it. The Authority is well armed and well trained, a formidable enemy. However, the rebels have managed to take control of the largest Oil Refinery in an attempt to starve Victor of fuel.
To avoid Victor simply diverting his oil reserves elsewhere, the Maslo Group rebels have approached Nikolai with a deal. Take control of the Arteria Pipeline in the Blacklands and once The Authority has fallen, New Haven will get a small share of the oil and Kovlova will take the majority. This alliance is the opportunity Nikolai has been waiting for.
Rallying the Kovlovan Army, generally referred to as The Iron Guard after his specialised troops, he marches for the Arteria Pipeline. With the rebels on his side, the balance of power between the two evenly matched armies might finally tip in Nikolai’s favour, and a new era of Kovlova’s supremacy could emerge!
This collection pairs with our Dieselpunk collection from January - see that here.
The Dieselpunk Story
The sprawling metropolis of New Haven is under the iron control of Viktor Ivanov and The Authority - his own personal army. Coming from old money, Viktor has a complete monopoly of the oil and gas fuel supplies sustaining the island. His rule is absolute.
While the wealthy live privileged lives behind the shinning metal walls of Sun City, the rest of the population live hard lives working in the Central District. Factories and industry stretch as far as the eye can see, and smog hangs thickly in the air. Food and supplies are carefully controlled by Viktor and the poorer workers in Central do not have enough. The death rate is too high and the future is bleak.
The Maslo Group was founded to fill this hope vacuum. They are a brave, highly trained and well organised group of smugglers breaking into Viktor's heavily guarded supply trains and stealing food, medicine and fuel. They distribute this across the Central District to help those most in need. Viktor cannot allow this insolence to stand.
The Authority are rolling out into Central to take down The Maslo Group's headquarters, which have recently been discovered. They are bringing an arsenal of weapons, from a massive combat robot called The Goliath to a hover tank known as The Huntsman, all headed by an elite group of trained soldiers known as The Volk. Our smuggling heroes must defend their supply base and defend the workers of New Haven from this tyranny. Everything is at stake today. Without The Maslo Group, who will people turn to? They must win this fight and prevail!
five kovlovan army characters
Dima is the sole survivor of a genetic research programme into enhancing the DNA of soldiers to create an elite warrior class, known as the Iron Wall Project. All other candidates either died or went mad. However, Dima was a huge success. He is larger and stronger than an ordinary man with a keen intelligence to match. This has seen him promoted to the head of the Kovlovan army, where he now leads his troops into battle with surprising strategy and brutal force.
One of those assets is our War Beast. Equipped with a minigun, the bears can plough through enemy lines in no time. After years of experimentation, Kovlovan scientists have finally perfected the incredible War Beast. Their genetic manipulation programme, known as the Iron Wall, has seen many failures but these have been far outweighed by the resounding successes, and Kovlova is now infamous for its unique creatures of war!
the iron guard modular troops
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The Akula Tanks
The Kirov Airship and The Reaper Mechs
Valentina is one of the few elite soldiers in the Kovlovan army who is trained to use these huge walkers. It takes years of hard work, long days and a natural affinity for the job to make it. The Reapers are a nightmare to behold on the battlefield, with a gun to rival many tank weapons and the dexterity that two legs can provide when manoeuvring over uneven terrain.
From being a young girl, Valentina had always wanted to be a mech walker. Parades through Kovlova's city square on Founders Day would show off the gargantuan robots and their human drivers, who were revered as national heroes. From that day on, she spent her whole childhood preparing for the role, even qualifying to attend the Reaper Preparatory School where she received an education and daily lessons to prepare physically and mental for piloting the mechs. She graduated with flying colours and is now in her fifth year rotation as a mech walker for the Kovlovan Army. One of her favourite pass times is to sit on The Reaper and drink a few sips of Vodka after a battle, celebrating the fact that they survived.