The Alternative Armies Blog

Welcome to the Alternative Armies blog. This blog tells you all about what we are up to and it is where we post our latest tabletop gaming news and articles.
We cover Flintloque and Slaughterloo, High Fantasy, Other Ranges as well as our 15mm scale fantasy, science fiction and historical ranges.
Our game systems and free content such as PDF downloads and reading articles. Enjoy and do dig back in time to see what was going on before now.

Feel free to comment and ask questions. We are always happy to help gamers with their hobby.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Wargame News and Terrain reviews 59539 Closed Wedge Tent

Timmy over at Wargame News and Terrain has posted an impartial review of our new 28mm Closed Wedge Tent which is great for fantasy and historical uses. Enjoy the read HERE.


You can find the tent along with the rest of our 28mm Scenery which is also great for Flintloque on our website HERE.  It includes Barricades, Camp Fire, Wagons and much more.


Thanks for Reading,

 GBS

Magical Youth miniature free in every June order plus June News

The summer is here! Well at least in Scotland we know it is as the rain is now warm once more. In these troubled times the team continues to create new miniatures and to bring you hobby fun and relaxation. June will be no different and as our customers know we like to offer something extra for free. All this month you will get a 28mm miniature automatically included in your package as it mails out across the world. Go HERE to the website or read on for more plus the news. 


"A college of magic is the place for any aspiring Wizard. See the Youngling who is trying a feeble first in spell making. A Wizards Progression can be a rewarding one...leading to a life of adventure." 

CA1-01 The Magical Youth 
Sitting cross legged with a book of spells upon his lap this lad is beginning his journey in magic. A useful miniature for all manner of game systems. This code contains one 28mm highly detailed metal miniature which is a single piece and is shown on a 25mm square base. Note this miniature is taken from the pack CA1 Wizards Progress pack. Go HERE 


Ending 1st July 2020 we will automatically add The Magical Youth (worth 2.50GBP) to every order shipped out from here in Scotland. You need do nothing but place your order and we will put one in for you. Of course you can order from CA1 as normal as well and if you do you will get the free model as well. Please note this offer applies to any order placed by webstore, by phone or by email and post which requires shipping (Digital Download books only does not count sorry!). Supplied unpainted and without base. 

News from Alternative Armies for June 2020

The Corvid 19 pandemic is still very much with us and our suspension of new print titles and book releases remains in effect. It is certainly possible that restrictions may be lifted this month and allow us to get existing titles such as the Patrol Angis trilogy back in to stock but for the moment we assume not. Titles such as En Garde and new USEME booklets are in the que and waiting. If you wish to be informed of when new and existing titles will appear please contact us on sales@alternative-armies.com and we will let you know. 

This month we will have several new releases in 28mm and 15mm scale. We will also have re-mastered releases of existing codes as well. We are working at a reduced capacity just now but we understand how important the hobby is to wargamers and thus you can expect the following. Pack and Unit codes of the 2nd Heavy Dragoons on foot for Flintloque; these are following up on the mounted Dragoon packs and unit (54523 2nd Heavy Dragoons) in April. The 15mm Vasseth Strike Tank by Loud Ninja Games is returning and will feature a wee offer on it too. New tents and scenics for the 15mm Renaissance range sculpted by the 'Boy of Bronze' Andy Gorman which will be great for Furioso and fantasy settings too. Classic CE codes of Crystal Elf duelling miniatures will return. Plus there will be a free Flintloque scenario and Uniformation article as well. Lots to look forward to. 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Five Day Thank You 15% off all orders

It has been a tough old time for us all.  In light of that and all of the heart warming and lovely messages sent to Alternative Armies over the past eight or so weeks wishing us well and relating tales of staying at home and gaming we are saying we really appreciate it to everyone with a “Five Day Thank You”.  For five days (ending at 9am GMT 3rd June 2020) there is an automatic discount of 15% off your cart during website checkout.  This covers everything on the website.  All ranges, all books, all miniatures, all paid downloads, all pro-painted stock; if it is there it is included.  


Go HERE or read on for details on the free gift which will also be automatically included in your package when it ships out.  For you see we offer a freebie each month lasting the entire month and this five day event straddles both May and June.  So depending upon when you order you will get either May or June's free item.  We are always fair so here are both of these so that you can time your order to get the one you want.


Until the end of May you automatically get a pack of ten miniatures OH1 Nilbogs Backwoods Goblin Band.


For the entire month of June you will automatically get the CA1-01 Magical Youth in your package.


Check out our Events and Bundles page for the biggest savings and also our Slaughterloo page if you fancy a new Division pack.  All with the extra discount coming off in checkout.

Our sincerest thanks to all of our customers for their support during the last two months.  The entire team here in Scotland sends you its best wishes. Thanks for Reading.

GBS 

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Patrol Angis books all out of stock!

Well...not expected..all three of the Patrol Angis books went out of stock today!  


Trade order and a run over the weekend.  We will get them into print again soon as we can once things are back to normal.  If you wish, the digital download versions are still there at 20% less in the meantime.  Go HERE.

Thanks!

GBS

Friday, 22 May 2020

Alternative Armies Gift Cards

We have a new service to offer our customers.  Gift Cards!  Go HERE or read on for more details.


If you want to get a truly special present for your significant other or your friend then look no further than an Alternative Armies gift card!

Gift Cards can be used on any of the thousands of miniatures or other tabletop gaming books and items on our website.  Give them the gift of choice!

Choose from 25GBP, 50GBP, 75GBP and 100GBP values.  Upon purchase the card will be delivered to your email address with instructions to redeem.  You can use use it or pass it to the person you wish to gift it to. Once purchased a gift card is valid for one year after that date.  It can be redeemed in one or more orders until its total is used up with partial payment beyond that which the sum remaining on the card covers.  Gift Cards apply to the TOTAL of an order once all items are in cart and any discounts are applied and shipping choice has been made meaning that as long as the card covers the final total the person using the card makes no payment. Gift Cards have no additional processing fees. If we can assist you further with any questions please contact us on sales@alternative-armies.com.

Thank you for Reading,

GBS

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Free Download: Deep Freeze Toad Flintloque Scenario

Laying nearly complete since 2012 it is our pleasure to present to you a full size Flintloque scenario as well as a Uniformation article both featuring the 777th Croaked Line; Undead Todoroni. Originally meant for publication in the Barking Irons Magazine they have been finalised and prepared for free download.  Links to download are below plus details.  


You can find all of our FREE FILES on the website in one place or go to the UNDEAD OF THE WITCHLANDS for the miniatures.  Enjoy Flintloque fans!


Deep Freeze Toad
An ad hoc group of Todoroni have banded together to escape the Witchlands and they took finding an abandoned keep as dusk fell to be a sign of good omens.  Sadly it has turned into an ambush as a larger force of Undead Todoroni led by a Vampyre are about to attack them.  Can they hold out or is it the end of the adventure?  Find out in this full size three page scenario.  Play solo or with two players. CLICK HERE to download from our website storage. 


Uniformation - 777th Croaked Line
A two page article giving history, uniforms as well as game rules for Flintloque and for Slaughterloo.  Update from the unpublished 2012 version this article sits alongside the scenario 'Deep Freeze Toad'.  CLICK HERE to download from our website storage. 

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Free Download: Bio-Constructs in USEME

It Should Not Be! Made in a lab by mankind or by an alien race.  Evolved out of a data constructs nightmares or stitched together from bits and pieces.  A Bio-Construct is a life form which did not come about naturally and rather was designed for war or terror.  


It is my pleasure to present to players of USEME 15mm Science Fiction, Eldrich Horror, Cyberpunk a free one page download article with optional rules for putting creations of gene modding into your scenarios.  You will need a copy of the rules to be able to use this article and you can get it from our secure website storage by CLICKING HERE.


If you would like to learn more about USEME then you can by going HERE on our website.  The 'Ultra Simple Engine for Miniature Engagements' is really easy to learn and you can play a full game in less than thirty miniatures with any miniatures in your collection.  Every title in the range exists in print and as a paid digital download all at great prices.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS