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Monday 26 March 2018

March To War Free Shipping many New Releases and free Carrots until 16th April

The big event of the spring at Alternative Armies and The Ion Age with 'March to War'  Until 16th April 2018 there is free worldwide shipping on all orders of 15GBP in the cart or more! We have sixteen new releases (three of them at The Ion Age) in 15mm and 28mm scales, Science Fiction, High Fantasy, Flintloque, Scenics, Monsters, Horror and more across the two websites!  On top of this we have Deals and Offers saving you from 10% to 50% on bundles and selected codes.  Lastly every order placed with us will automatically get a free Carrot Pile included in the package worth 2.00GBP.  Spring is here and Carrots are good for you!  Go HERE or read on for details.

Let us tell you all about the March to War 2018 event.  All the information on what is happening as well as a listing of all the new codes and the free Carrot Pile.  Click on the links to go through to what tickles your interest.

Free Worldwide Shipping
Until the 16th April 2018 we giving free worldwide shipping automatically on all orders of 15.00GBP of product or greater in your cart.  Just add to cart and the website will do the rest.  This is our standard UK mail and standard Airmail.  If you desire 'signed for shipping' you must select this during checkout and its normal flat cost of 10GBP remains in place.  During this promotion you will save the normal 5GBP for UK shipping and 6GBP for Rest of World shipping.  A great chance to try us out or to get those models which are on your wants list from this month or earlier.  Want to see everything we have been doing in the last four months or so..yes..check out our New Releases page HERE.

Sixteen New Releases Across our Ranges
During this promotional period we have sixteen new releases across both of our websites (three at The Ion Age) and in our 28mm and 15mm ranges and genres.  We will be giving full information, resources and images for each of these as normal in a new release article as we always do BUT during this period you can order any of them RIGHT NOW if you wish saving 10% on each of them.  This 10% applies to all variants including multiples, singles and pro-painted and will be in place on each of them until the release notice for that code appears.  Read on for the link to and basic information on each.  Note that these are split across our two websites and if you wish to combine items from both websites please do this by email sending your name, address, paypal email address and list of codes to and we will come back to you with a price and you will get the free items and discounts too.

SGB01 Sengoku Monster Hunter – Go HERE.  Book!
The table top game of solo or two player monster hunting in mythical Japan is here!  Written by Steve Danes it can be had in print or as a digital download.  Using miniatures from the Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy Range this game features artwork by John Bell and a cover by Sam Croes.  Create your Hunter and his aides and abilities then venture out to seek creatures of myth in the forests, valleys and mountains all while avoiding the dark place.  This book is in print and as a digital paid download.

VNT42 Lord Rusa on Great Wyvern – Go HERE.  28mm!
One of the largest 28mm models made by Alternative Armies this general of the evil legions dressed in elaborate plate armour rides atop the Wyvern Kildane on a saddle chains in hand with a massive lance ready to defeat the forces of good.  Requiring assembly and standing 170mm tall with a wing span of 200mm this centre piece for your army comes with high quality resin, white metal and brass (chains and lance body) parts.  Made in the grandest tradition of high fantasy miniatures Alternative Armies continues its dedication to the style that made wargaming the best hobby to have.

VNT42A Lord Rusa on Horse – Go HERE.  28mm!
Lord Rusa is a general of a fantasy world of evil forces.  This white metal rider is 28mm scale and wearing elaborate plate armour and carrying a long lance.  He is the same rider which is mounted atop the Wyvern Kildane but in this pack he rides an armoured war horse (resin) with vampire bat plume.  Use him as a character or as a commander.  Pack contains white metal, resin and brass pieces for assembly.

5024B Preserovitchs Colour Party – Go HERE.  28mm!
In the 5024 Escape the Dark Czar beginners set you met Savant Zombie Captain Preserovitch and his dismounted cavalry troopers.  This new code contains three 28mm white metal command pose Zombies to expand his section into a full unit.  A Sergeant with Musket, a Musician with Kettle Drums and a Standard Bearer with pole.  Expand your Savant Zombies for a bigger game of Flintloque!

5024E Preserovitchs Dismounted Cavalry Unit – Go HERE. 28mm!
For those new to the Escape the Dark Czar campaign or those who wish a full Flintloque section or Slaughterloo skirmisher unit this code contains twelve 28mm miniatures taken from 5024, 5024B giving you an officer, standard bearer, musician, sergeant and a mix of five different trooper poses armed with musket and sword.  Twelve dismounted cavalry Savant Zombies.

5024D Preserovitchs Cuirassiers – Go HERE.  28mm!
Mount up!  Take Captain Preserovitch back into the heavy cavalry saddle with this brand new unit code comprising of five poses of riders which match up with the officer, standard bearer, musician and troopers found in the other 5024 Savant codes.  Ride into battle for Flintloque or Slaughterloo with this counter part unit to 55517 Spektrov Cuirassiers.  Choose from a pack of five with resin horses or a unit of ten or just a single trooper booster.

EH04 Gore Worm – Go HERE.  All Scales!
A monster of Eldritch horror great for 28mm or 15mm uses the Gore Worm is bursting from the earth with its maw open and tentacles lashing out making even the finest warrior suffer with tremors.  A white metal kit with some assembly sculpted by Craig Armstrong.

HOF114 Doomed Reich Shamblers – Go HERE.  15mm!
A new pack in the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range of ten miniatures in four poses of unarmed zombie soldiers in military uniform of the Second World War who are just perfect for chomping on your heroes in a Weird War II game.  Sculpted by Craig Armstrong.

HOT56 Wooden Palisade – Go HERE.  15mm!
A pack of twelve identical resin pieces each a re-enforced wooden palisade 15mm in height and 40mm width.  Make 480mm of frontage to form enclosed spaces.  Great for any suitable system such as HOTT, Furioso, DBA and more.

HOT57 Wooden Stakes – Go HERE.  15mm!
A pack of twelve identical resin pieces each a row of upright wooden poles with sharpened tips 15mm in height and 40mm width.  Make 480mm of frontage to form enclosed spaces.  Great for any suitable system such as HOTT, Furioso, DBA and more.

HOT58 Townsfolks Possessions – Go HERE.  15mm!
A pack of twelve identical resin pieces each a barricade of spears, chests, shields, cart pieces and more 15mm in height and 40mm width.  Make 480mm of frontage to form enclosed spaces.  Great for any suitable system such as HOTT, Furioso, DBA and more.

HOTW01 Walls Bundle – Go HERE.  15mm!
There are five different packs of Walls in the HOT Range (HOT56 to HOT60) and this saver bundle gives you a pack of 12 of each of them with the added bonus that you only pay for four of the five packs!  Saving 20% off regular price.  A great way to get stone, bastion, wooden, stakes and townsfolks possessions for your battlefield.  2,400mm of frontage in 40mm lengths!

Over at The Ion Age there are three brand new pack codes released in the March to War promotion period.  They are character packs and a personality pack to expand your 15mm Retained Knights for Patrol Angis or any other space opera setting.  Go HERE.

IAF156 Marcher Barons of Prydia 
IAF157 Nobles of Prydia
IAF158 Diodine Sparrow of the Quarrel Company

Bundles and Offers during this Promotion
Visit us HERE for our page which contains all of our best deals from across Alternative Armies entire website for all of our ranges (except Slaughterloo Divisional Army boxes which are HERE).  Saving from 10% or more these bundles give you entire forces for High Fantasy, Sengoku, HOF, Ganesha Games and Asgard.  As well as this we have single codes from our ranges for this promotion which are 10% to 50% off regular prices.  Here is a list of the promotional codes.

GRN48 Clukkatrix Giant Mutant Chicken 50% off!
57036 Trolka Civilians 50% off!
VNT38 Big Mouth Beast 10% off!  
59522 Sedan Chair with Dogmen (or on its own)  20% off!  
HOT37 Destroyer of Hope Grand Dragon 25% off! 
HOF30 Automata Infantry 25% off!

There are more such as the Flower of Evil, the Scythe Jet Copter, 28mm Stricken Adventurer and Space Marines.  Check them out.

A Free Carrot Pile in Every Order
We are the inventive alternative and we try to keep the fun in wargaming so during this promotional period you will get a free BS28 Carrot Heap worth 2.00GBP in every single order which is shipped (not in Digital Download only orders).  You can see it HERE and purchase more of them if you desire.  This is a great scenic item for your Burrovian Army or Farm or Town Setting or Dungeon or simple for giggles on a large base.  After all who does not love a carrot and this piece is 28mm scale and about waist height on a Human miniature.

Digital Downloads are 20% Cheaper than Print Books
Lastly we would like tell you about our range of Digital Download titles which you can see HERE.  Many of our rules systems are here and all of them are twenty percent cheaper in PDF form than they are in print.  Have a browse for Flintloque, Slaughterloo, Furioso, Sengoku, USEME, DarkeStorme, Age of Might and Steel and more.

Thanks for your time and please do contact us with any questions on or on our Facebook Group HERE.


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