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.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Splendorous Djinn re-mastered with new pieces now released

Making a return to Alternative Armies a mighty creature in our fantasy ranges.  The Djinn has been re-mastered and transformed into a multiple part kit with a small degree of posing and two different choices of weapons included.  All as part of our Summer Campaign 2020 event.

If you want to learn about the event then read all about it HERE on our blog.  15% off all orders during checkout, 20 new releases and free miniature in every package sent out. Ends 1st September 2020.


“You cannot control me mortal nor bend me to your will. Without the flask, the bottle of my enslavement, I am free to act as I please. I may choose to return to my dimension or to send you there in my stead. I may elect to shift shape to that of a demon which will core your bones or to take the fleshy guise of a maiden which will sour your loins. I could crush you or stretch you so tall your head will cloud touch. But I will stay my act if you wish for it. I can make dreams real and make gold from purest air. Trick you? No. Never. It is not our way mortal. Now...wish.”


VNT32 The Spendorous Djinn
This code contains ONE metal model approx 55mm in height which can be assembled in two different ways and has two different weapon hands included.   Works in several scales as a giant or god or foe. A Large Djinn (Genie) kit composed of one body with a separate head, separate fist hand and two different weapon hands ( trident and magical staff).  Assemble your chosen version and use other weapon hand for diorama or scenics.  Small degree of wrist and neck pose choice. This model is not supplied with a base and is supplied unpainted.  Images show variants and scale shot (other miniatures not included).  Go HERE.


As you can see above this creature works well in 28mm scale and in 15mm scale too.



We have a large array of monsters which you can put into your games.  See the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range and the 28mm Monsters and Creatures Range to name two possibles. Dragons, Giants, Trolls and much more.  Such as the VNT38 Big Mouth Beast above which is a fearsome thing!

There is a mass of new releases and news this month which will be coming at your every two days of so.  Keep an eye out for it!

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Monday, 10 August 2020

Kalene the Barbarian Priestess 28mm released and free too!

The Summer Campaign Event 2020 is underway at Alternative Armies and as part of the event every order which ships out from us here in Scotland automatically has this brand new 28mm miniature included in the package.  Worth 2.50GBP and sculpted by Sam Croes let me introduce you to Kalene!


If you want to learn about the event then read all about it HERE on our blog.  15% off all orders during checkout, 20 new releases and free miniature in every package sent out. Ends 1st September 2020.

"The tribe chose her for her strength.  Kalene had killed the fearsome one eared snow panther which had carried off old and young alike. Now she leads the warriors into battle with a stone blade and the skull of Dargara the maimed wrapped with fur from the panther. Her magics are growing and the blood of foes spilled feeds that growth!"

FL24-03 Kalene Barbarian Priestess
This female miniature is great in any 28mm scale game system or RPG system as a character.  Inspired by the classic 1980's fantasy films and the Torture Chamber range restored on our website. Half nude barbarian with stone dagger and skull standard.  Stands 28mm tall. This miniature is not supplied with a base (shown on a 25mm square cartouche base) and is supplied unpainted.  Other miniatures shown for scale only and not supplied below.  Go HERE.


This is the third miniature in the growing FL24 code following on from the Midsummer Druidess and the Witch Carline.  Useful character figures for fantasy or myth tabletop gaming for your collection.  We may indeed add further unique poses in this code during future events!  If you have ideas for a female miniature or any type please contact us; we would love to hear about it (plus if we make it, you will get some gifts!).


Kalene would be right at home among the classic 28mm Asgard Barbarians range.  Twelve different miniatures for dungeon crawl, skirmishing and more.  Plus two different value sets of all twelve.  One with a saving and the other with a free miniature included.

There is a mass of new releases and news this month which will be coming at your every two days of so.  Keep an eye out for it!

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Friday, 7 August 2020

Summer Campaign 2020 – 15% off orders, 20 new releases, free miniature

It is the middle of the year and the second mega events which Alternative Armies runs each year is now on!  The Summer Campaign 2020 event runs until 9am GMT 1st September 2020 and is packed with brand new miniatures and a superb offer as well.  Go HERE for the website and read on for full details of everything happening this month.  You can see our postage rates HERE with free shipping levels and a special UK small package rate plus courier shipping.

15% Off Every Order

During the event when you reach the checkout on the website (or by email or phone) with your chosen codes in cart you will automatically get 15% off the cart total on screen before reaching payment. This applies to every single product on the website and if they are already discounted (like Slaughterloo DAP's, Digital Download books or value bundles) then the 15% is applied ON TOP of that.  No limit on the number of orders and just add to cart as normal then proceed to checkout.  Choose your shipping region and method as normal.  Note you will not be able to use any other discount code during the event.

See a simple linked up list of all the ranges we have on our site on a page of our blog HERE.

Twenty New Releases

Across the span of this event Alternative Armies will reveal twenty or so new releases across our ranges and scales.  All of these codes are on our website now so that you can place your order and know everything which will appear in full during August 2020. Here is a list of all of the releases and of course you will get 15% off them during checkout.  As each release occurs its images will appear and a full news article will be published.

FL24-03 Kalene Barbarian Priestess (1)


VNT32 The Splendorous Djinn (1 Kit)               

HOT29 Eagle Lord (1 Kit)

HOF148 Grey Alien Soldiers II (10)
HOF149 Grey Alien Soldiers III (10)
HOF150 Grey Alien Abductors (10)   
HOF151 Grey Alien Overlords (10)

WW4 Ornate Table     (1)
WW4A Wizards Tray (1)
WW6 Cauldron on a Fire (1)
WW7 Ornate Mirror (1)
WW8 Skeleton on stand (1)
WW9 Skull Candle Holders (2)
WW11 Hanging Cloak & Bag  (2)
WW12 Potion Bottles (1 Set)   
WW13 Books (1 Set)
WW14 Scrolls and Books (1 Set)

BR25 Shelves (1)
BR2P Oval Table Bundle (10)           
BR3P Large Table Bundle (10)
BR6P Bench Seat Bundle (10)   
BR23P Chair Bundle (10)

AS013 RUFUS (Robotic Unit Fighting or Utility Servant) Android

BU01 Todoroni Generale Bust  (1/10th Scale) 


Kalene Barbarian Priestess free in every Package

During this event we are putting this brand new 28mm scale metal miniature worth 2.50GBP into every order automatically which is sent out across the world (any order which is physically dispatched).  She will have her own announcement but Kalene joins the Midsummer Druidess and the Witch Carline miniatures as part of the expanding FL24 code.  Inspired by the classic Asgard Barbarians and the Torture Chamber range she is great for many settings.  Find this miniature HERE.  You can of course purchase this miniature and if you do you will still get another one free in your package.  A wee treat from us!

Printed Books

With the situation in the world being what it has been for the last four months we had run out of copies of many of our gaming titles.  This included several of the USEME series plus Doom Squad and Sengoku Monster Hunter as well as all three of the Patrol Angis books.  These are now back in stock!  The offer applies to them and you can see all print books HERE.  Digital Download versions are 20% cheaper and the offer also applies on top of that; see them all HERE.

If you have any questions please do ask us and thank you for your continued custom.

GBS

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Summer Campaign 2020 begins 7th August!

In a weeks time a big event will commence at Alternative Armies.  From the 7th of August until the end of the month we will have the 'Summer Campaign 2020' which will see new releases as well as an overarching discount plus a free miniature in every order.  While we will give full details when the event begins this short announcement gives you time to prepare and to have a wander around our website thinking on what you may want to add to your collection.  Go HERE for the website or read on for more.


The Summer Campaign will be in three main parts as follows. Firstly you will automatically get a brand new 28mm miniature in your package (Kalene Barbarian Priestess) free of charge; a gift from us.  Secondly as you checkout on out website your cart will automatically gain a 15% discount on everything in it!  Thirdly we will have over twenty new releases in 15mm and 28mm scale across Flintloque, Fantasy, Science Fiction.  This will all be explained in detail when the event commences.  If you wish to be informed directly by email then please contact us on sales@alternative-armies.com heading 'Summer 2020' and I will reply to you when the 7th comes.

As always each new item will get its own news article and we will also have our printed books back in stock.  All of this will be on the website the day the event commences.  It has been a tough time the last four months as everyone knows but we remain committed at Alternative Armies to bringing you great miniatures and games at excellent prices all manufactured right here in Britain.

Thanks for reading and not long to wait!

GBS

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Coronet Mildew Hervorc foot and mounted released for Flintloque with free rules insert

Our final release for June 2020 is a brand new character officer for the Army of Albion.  For Flintloque and Slaughterloo and following up on the new Orc Heavy Dragoons this dashing new officer fits right in with the forces of Wheeling-Turn in Catalucia.  Go HERE for the Army of Greate Britorcn or read on for details plus a free download.


“Up from humble came I and this glass is all that I shall drink from with my eyes.”
(Coronet Hervorc 18th Dragoons)

Read about our ongoing project with Flintloque.  See the FLINTLOQUE tab on our blog to get all these posts in a line up as they proceed over time. 


54056 Coronet Mildew Hervorc
Attached recently from Albion to the 18th Dragoons young Mr Hervorc comes from modest means and never touches a drop of fyre water making him somewhat odd among the Orcish ranks.  A character officer for your collection useful as a second in command of a section.  He has a spy glass which is put to fine use. This metal and resin pack contains three 28mm miniatures these being a mounted Orc character with Horse and the same Orc character on foot. Represent your character on and off his mount! Choose from a pack or the mounted or foot miniature on its own. Supplied with resin cartouche bases and unpainted.  Go HERE.


Uniformation – Mildew Hervorc
This free to download one page article tells you more about this character and also gives you game rules and statistics for Flintloque and for Slaughterloo so that you can put him on the table in your army.  CLICK HERE to download and check out our FREE DOWNLOADS page for links to hundreds of articles for our games.



Excellent for skirmishing or mass battle the 2nd Heavy Dragoons are a full cavalry and dismounted cavalry force.  See them all here and check out the free files HERE for them on their pages as well HERE.

We hope you enjoyed our last news of the month. See you in August!

GBS

Monday, 27 July 2020

Dogmen of Pudigroan divisional army pack for Slaughterloo and Flintloque

The miniature range for The World of Valon (Flintloque and Slaughterloo and more) is huge and when it comes to mass battle we have a full array of 'DAPs' (Divisional Army Packs) for all of the armies that fight in the Mordredian Wars.  We are in the process of updating the imagery of these DAP's.  The new photos of this division and the units which make it up come from our painting studio which produces many thousands of pro-painted and based miniatures each year to a fine tabletop quality and great price.  This division has already sold online but you can see our current painted and ready to ship stock of units, sections, characters, specials and more for the World of Valon HERE (the stock is updated every week).  What you see is what you are buying and most items are a stock level of one.


Give us our revenge was the only request of the thirty thousand Dogmen who marched into Armorican service. Give us the chance to kill Ostarians and we will. The Emperor Mordred was only too happy to oblige them and in addition to training them in Elvish drill he armed them with his firelocks and give them his artillerie was well. There are more than a dozen regiments of Pudigroan in the field and they possess all arms including artillery. You can see the full range HERE.



56604 Pudigroan Dog Division
Save 15% off list prices on this Division! An Entire Slaughterloo Division in a box:

Line Infantry:
1 Unit of 20 Pudigroan Line Infantry includes Officer, Standard, Drummer (56589-U)
1 Unit of 20 Pudigroan Line Infantry includes Officer, Standard, Drummer (56589-U)

Light Infantry:
1 Unit of 12 Rache Carabiniers including Officer, Standard, Musician (56588-U)

Cavalry:
1 Unit of 10 Hundmordor Dragoons includes Officer, Standard Bearer, Musician (56591-U)
1 Unit of 10 Cruellest DeVille Cuirassiers includes Officer, Standard Bearer, Musician (56592-U)

Artillery:
1 Unit of 6 Pudigroan Artillery Crew includes 2 Limber Horses (56590)
1 Ferach Limber and Medium Cannon (59502)

Extras:
1 Mounted Pudigroan General (56587)
4 Pudigroan Line Dead (56123)
4 Dead Horses (56124)

Bases: 23 Cavalry Bases 62 Infantry Bases



Additionally the digital version of the massive 5030 Slaughterloo book is just 20.00GBP for immediate purchase and reading upon download.  Go HERE.

Lastly it is well worth the dedicated Flintloque player to consider the purchase of a Divisional Army Pack as the full units within it can also act as Sections in the skirmish level game.  This is most common with players who take the Undead into battle using a full Witchlands DAP to make up a half dozen large Sections of Zombies on foot and cavalry as well as a cannon and crew plus Vampyre officers and casualty markers as an example.  All with a 15% saving and free bases too.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Bell Tent released into our 28mm Terrain range

Now released at Alternative Armies a brand new piece of terrain suitable for Fantasy, Historical and of course Flintloque in 28mm scale.  The Bell Tent goes excellently alongside our Wedge Tent, Abandoned Wagons, Barricades, other codes and value set HERE.  Read on for more or go straight to the website.


59540 Bell Tent
When not in battle nor on the march we all need somewhere to rest our heads.  A bell shaped tent with space for four to six occupants and made from canvas is just what is needed. This code composes ONE 28mm scale high quality resin terrain piece great for your table.  It is one piece and can be used for an encampment or as battlefield interest.  A row of them to home your weary troops. These 28mm scale resin terrain objects are a great piece for World of Valon wargaming.


Put it on your table as an objective or cover or just for interest. It measures about 70mm wide, 70mm deep and 65mm tall. Sculpted by Elton Waters.


The above picture show you a solitary Orc Dismounted Dragoon Trooper (54055) standing guard next to a small encampment in Catalucia composed of the Bell Tent and the 59539 Wedge Tent.


Our Barricade Set gives you one of each of the eight different and wonderful models which come as separate packs all in one with a 10% saving on screen.  Library, Ruined Apothecary, Furniture, Bed, Discarded Kitchen, Crates and Boxes, Beer Barrel; all with loads of interesting detail.


I know that no one leaves full barrels of beer behind even on a fearsome winter retreat in the face of the enemy..so I prefer to think that the wooden vessels upon this abandoned wagon are empty.

See every model in our 28mm Black Power Terrain range HERE.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS