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.
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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Escape the Dark Czar in metal for Flintloque!

The bitter retreat from Moskova is where you begin your adventure. Take command of General de Brigade Hugo Saindoux and his three fellow survivors as they attempt to evade death and escape from the Witchlands. On their heels are a group of Savant Zombies, the finest Undead in the ranks of the Dark Czar, who are led by Captain Preserovitch. Their task is to capture the golden eagle standard carried by the young Elven drummer boy Ayers Quinte de Toux. Will the survivors outwit the living dead? 

We were asked by long term players and collectors of Flintloque for something a little bit unusual.  We have done this. There was one thing we could do which would be special.  The beginners set for Flintloque titled Escape from the Dark Czar is an excellent value all resin code.  Now you can get the ten miniatures from the 5024 set in metal and as an aside you can also purchase the booklet from the set on its own too.  Go HERE for the metal or read on for more.  Saindoux with weight!

January Storm 2021 Event is on!  Read all about this month long event on our BLOG.  Until 1st February there is 15% off every order automatically at checkout plus eight new releases and a free Banshee in your package.  Beat those winter blues and get your project on the go.  Browse our WEBSITE.


5024M Escape the Dark Czar in Metal: The metal versions of General Saindoux and his followers as well as the Savant Zombies of Captain Preserovitch are a weighty collectors item.  But in all other regards they are identical to the resin versions.  This code contains ten 28mm scale metal miniatures which are supplied unpainted and with resin cartouche bases.  Go HERE.



5024 Escape from the Dark Czar Booklet: Interested in Flintloque?  Get begun with the beginners booklet on its own. Your entry into the World of Valon and a massive range of miniatures and titles built up over more than two decades. From this starting point you can go in any direction from continuing the fight in the Witchlands to the dusty lands of Catalucia or the rolling fields of Urop marching with or against the eagle banners of the Emperor Mordred and his blue coated Elves. A twenty page booklet containing the core rules of Flintloque the Skirmish which will get you playing as well as character profiles and three introductory scenarios as well as the story of the Witchlands campaign. Written by Gavin Syme (GBS). If you enjoy the  booklet and fancy getting the miniatures for it just search for 5024 and you will see all the options for the figures in resin and metal on our website.  Go HERE.

Visit the Begin in Flintloque page of our website for all of the packs related to this news as well as free downloads and scenarios plus the booklet as a digital download. This is our release for January 2021 for the World of Valon.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Alternative Armies page of deals and special offers

Alternative Armies has a page on the website dedicated to collecting all of the best savings from across every range and scale.  It has a core of bundles and value packs and each month other single codes are placed upon it and removed.  Discounts range from ten percent through to a rare fifty percent off list price.  Go HERE and see the sixty odd choices currently there.

All of the prices on this page represent a saving and it is important to note that when you reach the checkout with your order then any manually entered discount code you have which is valid or an over arching event discount (such as January Storm or March to War events) will be applied ON TOP of the special price.  Excellent!  You then move onto world region and shipping and checkout.

Almost every range we have is represented. Our 28mm High Fantasy, our 15mm Fantasy and Buildings, our 15mm Historicals and Furioso system, Ganesha Games as well as The Ion Age plus Bradley 6mm and many others including classic Barbarians and Grinning Skull oddities.  A lot of choice.


Currently the classic 15mm Tabletop Games fantasy Rhinosaurs are on offer alongside Flintloque codes such as Trolkin Civilians.  These will be removed from the page at the end of the month but all the bundles will remain.  During January 2021 you automatically get 15% off your order at checkout too for the January Storm event!

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Thursday, 14 January 2021

HOF156 Grey Alien 15mm Combat Saucer released

A new multiple load out pack in the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range and the growing Grey Alien Army.  Following up on the portable weapon platform, the grav skimmer, the Arachnid Suits, the Lift Disc Riders and four new packs of infantry the Greys are a force to be reckoned with with more than fifty five poses.  From the mind of veteran wargamer Fred Richards in partnership with Alternative Armies.  Go HERE for the range or HERE for a narrower result of all the Grey Aliens.

January Storm 2021 Event is on!  Read all about this month long event on our BLOG.  Until 1st February there is 15% off every order automatically at checkout plus eight new releases and a free Banshee in your package.  Beat those winter blues and get your project on the go.  Browse our WEBSITE.

Above you can see a squadron of saucers racing over the land loaded up with different weapons and accompanied by a trio of Dominator Spheres robotic allies of the Greys.

HOF156 Grey Alien Combat Saucer. One Saucer Kit supplied with Five Weapon Loadout choices. Look at our builds as examples or mix and match to your taste! The archetypal vehicle of the Greys a one man saucer.  Comes with separate dome so that it may be open with crew shown (highly detailed interior with Grey pilot) or closed.  Saucer is in resin and dome is metal. Saucer is approx 30mm diameter across the widest part and approx 16mm tall from the base to the top of the fitted metal dome. This pack includes five different weapon sets which are shown here mounted on the saucer.  You can mount them the same way or mix and match them.  Go HERE.

Here is a scale picture of Grey Alien infantry, a Lift Disc rider, a Dominator Sphere plus the Grav Skimmer and Saucer.

HOF155 Dominator Spheres. This pack contains three metal kits each composed of a robotic body propelled by tentacles and a sprue of six different limbs which can be added in any of the six mounting slots and bent to your choice of pose meaning huge variety.  Limbs are: Grabbing Claws, Circular Saw, Laser Cutter and Energy Blaster. Each model is 20mm to top of body and with limbs added can be up to 35mm tall. You may purchase a pack or a single sphere kit.  Go HERE.

While our GNATS are giant mecha in the service of Humanity there is also a war machine of size which can be put alongside your Grey Aliens.  HOF142 Mecha X1 comes with two head options and stands 90mm tall.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

MPS9 Wagon Set classic 28mm Tabletop Games added to Guild Room

We are busy working away on many projects (not as many as normal though and smaller) and among these is the 'Guild Room' where classic 28mm scale scenics and sets are returned to the world.  The Tabletop Games range was created in the 1980's and is beloved all over the world.  Gradually it is returning.  Today it is the turn of the Wagon Set which is now a pack and parts of pack in any quantity.  It joins the entire Wizards Workshop collection and other pieces already in the Guild Room HERE.

MPS9 Wagon Set

Contains metal miniatures which are a two wheeled cart which can be left open at the rear or closed.  A Mule which fits between the spars of the cart or can be used on its own.  A Wagonner with arm raised to lead the Mule.  A Woman with swaddled Baby.  Great for any game system.


You can purchase the set or parts of the set choosing from the wagon only (body, wheels, rear piece), a pair of wagon wheels only, the mule only, the wagonner only or the woman with baby only.  Consult the images to make your choice on the page.

Get on over for shelves, potions, books, candles, skulls and much more at the Guild Room and if you are keen on larger scenics in 28mm then check out our Napoleonique Fantasy range of barricades, wagons and other scatter terrain.

January Storm 2021 Event is on!  Read all about this month long event on our BLOG.  Until 1st February there is 15% off every order automatically at checkout plus eight new releases and a free Banshee in your package.  Beat those winter blues and get your project on the go.  Browse our WEBSITE.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Friday, 8 January 2021

Zahnner Dogman Hussars released for Flintloque

 "A new regiment raised after the ruination of Pudigrochumsberg and outfitted for the ongoing war against Ostaria. They are fine riders and many of the troopers were taken from the depots of the Hundmorder Dragoons. Used for scouting and harassing the enemy the Zahnner are a fang in the side of the enemy."

A new cavalry unit for all players of Flintloque and Slaughterloo who have Pudigrochumberg or Confederation of Finklestein or even Ostarian Empire forces of Dogmen.  As with all codes you can choose from a pack or a single trooper or a full unit with a saving tailoring your collection.  These troops feature in 5028 Beir & Bones and 5030 Slaughterloo.  

January Storm 2021 Event is on!  Read all about this month long event on our BLOG.  Until 1st February there is 15% off every order automatically at checkout plus eight new releases and a free Banshee in your package.  Beat those winter blues and get your project on the go.  Browse our WEBSITE.

59598 Zahnner Dogmen Hussars

This code contains five different metal poses of 28mm scale Dogmen mounted on Horses.  An officer with hand raised, a musician with horn, a standard bearer and two poses of sword armed troopers all in the same hussar uniform.  When assembled they stand about 35mm to the eyeline.  Go HERE.

“A blackened and burned land is all that remains of the once thriving kingdom of Pudigrochumsberg the victims of the Ostarian Emperor Klaffenhund’s madness.  In an attempt to gain popularity during the Ferach Revolution the Emperor decided to test his newly uniformed in white and musket armed Dog soldiers against this prosperous nation.  The few ready corps of troops that the  Houndian King Bonio of Pudigrochumsberg could bring to battle were scooped up and binned after a few weeks of campaigning.  Klaffenhund the head of the Yapsburg dynasty would accept no surrender and ordered the sacking of every city in their land and sowed salt into the fields. King Bonio and several regiments escaped and sought refuge with the Elves becoming a small force sworn to destroy the Ostarians at any opportunity.  Some Pudigroan soldiers with  Finklesteiner assistance fight on in their  ravaged country in attempts to dislodge the Ostarians unfortunate enough to be assigned garrison duty in Pudigrochumsberg.” - The Ruined Kingdom of Pudigrochumsberg

Uniformation – The Army of Pudigrochumsberg

A free six page army booklet to download for the Dogman kingdom of Pudigrochumsberg. Background, profiles, regiments, statistics and more.  A great resource for Flintloque and Slaugherloo players which includes these new Hussars.  CLICK HERE to download to your device.  See all of our other downloads on the FREE RESOURCES page.

Have you seen the rest of the Pudigroan Dogmen?  Check them out for Grenadiers, Line, Skirmishers, Cavalry, Artillery, Command and more HERE.

This is our release for the World of Valon this month.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Thursday, 7 January 2021

FL24 Winter and Summer 28mm Heroines completed

Those who are fans of Alternative Armies know that we place a lot of value on customer service and that we like to give a wee something extra free to those spending their hard earned coin with us.  The team appreciates this and their families do too; now more than ever.  Today I am delighted to announce the full pack of all five poses of FL24 Winter and Summer Heroines has now been released.  See it in our 28mm Adventurers and Wizards range of codes HERE.  Read on for more.

January Storm 2021 Event is on!  Read all about this month long event on our BLOG.  Until 1st February there is 15% off every order automatically at checkout plus eight new releases and a free Banshee in your package.  Beat those winter blues and get your project on the go.  Browse our WEBSITE.

Over more than eighteen months this new pack was sculpted one pose at a time by our lead designer Sam Croes beginning with the Midsummer Druidess and ending now with the Weeping Banshee.  Each miniature was given away freely worldwide for a month at a time totaling several thousand miniatures. We realised thus that many will now have the poses they want but perhaps not and perhaps you missed one or want more.

“Ladies of Magic and of Mystery"

Five different 28mm metal and resin female miniatures. Poses in this code are as follows:

FL24-01: Midsummer Druidess (Miniature One).

FL24-02: The Witch Carline (Miniature Two).

FL24-03: Kalene Barbarian Priestess (partially nude) (Miniature Three).

FL24-04: Ice Queen (Miniature Four).

FL24-05: Weeping Banshee (Miniature Five).

Perhaps you have an idea for another pack of miniatures like these as monthly free included?  If you do then we would welcome your input to sales@alternative-armies.com to tell us about it.

If you would like a multitude of 28mm Adventurers and Wizards with a discount in one place then we have that.  See it HERE.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Monday, 4 January 2021

January Storm 2021 event at Alternative Armies

The wind blows and the skies are dark..the January Storms are here.  As we lurk indoors to stay out of the rain, snow and cold Alternative Armies is delighted to present a month long event which will end at 9am GMT 1st February 2021.  January Storm!  Go to the WEBSITE and have a browse down to the left hand menu and within them sub-menu’s to see what interests you among our thousands of miniatures, bases, books and more.

15% Off Every Order At Checkout:  Once you have put everything into your cart proceed to checkout. Once there our website automatically deducts fifteen percent from the cart total on screen before payment is made.  This discount is automatic and applies to everything on the site AND if the product is already discounted (such as a value pack) then this discount will apply on top!  In example all digital titles are 20% less than print and you will get a further 15% off them during the event.  Or our Slaughterloo DAP's are 15% less than single miniature composition purchase and thus 30% less during the event. Note you may not use any other manually entered discount code during the event.

Brand New 28mm Miniature Free:  The Weeping Banshee is a fantastic character for any game system and it comes automatically free in every package sent out by us during January 2021.  You need do nothing other than order a physical product (digital only orders do not count sorry) and you can order the miniature itself as well if you wish and you will still get a free one too!  Worth 3.00GBP.  See the miniature HERE.

New Releases: During this event there are eight new releases in 15mm and 28mm. These are all on the website now as listed here. Images and full release articles for each will appear across the month in our news.  We do like to tease!  See them all in NEW RELEASES.  You will also find the ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY codes brought to the website since last March in case you missed anything.

28mm Scale

FL24-05 Weeping Banshee

FL24 Winter and Summer Heroines

56598 Zahnner Dogman Hussars 

5024M Escape the Dark Czar in Metal

5024 Escape the Dark Czar Game Booklet

TOR18 Trees of Death

MPS9 Wagon Set


                15mm Scale

HOF156 Grey Alien Combat Saucer Kit

MRX19 Landsknecht 16th Century Gun Crew

MRX23 Organ Gun 16th Century



Deals and Offers:  We keep all of our biggest savings in one place across all our ranges. See them HERE. Save up to half price on these. Those keen on our Slaughterloo game system should visit it’s page HERE where divisional army packs already with a saving are all listed.  Offers from 10% to 50% off (Rhinosaurs 25% off, Trolkin Civilians 50% off) and many more. Well worth checking out. 

We accept many forms of payment through our website such as Paypal and Credit Cards plus Google Pay and Apple Pay.  If you would like to speak to us about an order or you have a question please make contact on sales@alternative-armies.com or go to our Facebook Group or MeWe page or our Forum.

Thanks for Reading and enjoy the January Storm!

GBS