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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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

New 15mm Organ Gun and Landsknecht Gun Crew released

Alternative Armies expands our 15mm Renaissance range again with two new codes. Our selection of artillery now includes a many multiple barrel gun and our rapidly growing selection of Landsknects (more than twenty five poses) now has a gun team too. Go HERE for the range or read on for more. Additionally you will find the artillery on Page Four of the range. 
 

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 new 28mm Banshee in your package. Beat those winter blues and get your project on the go. Browse our WEBSITE
 
Useful in Italian Campaigns as well as across Europe in the sixteenth century we hope you enjoy these historical releases which can also be used for fantasy if you prefer an 'imagi-campaign' or such. The above image shows the new gunners with MRX1 Cannon and the new artillery piece with MRX7 Early 16th century gun crew. 
 

MRX19 Landsknecht Early 16th Century Gun Crew 
Four different Metal Miniatures from the Altuos range. These Landsknect gunners go with our range of Landsknects and any of our cannons such as MRX1, MRX2 and MRX23 Organ Gun. Individual codes are: MRX19,MRX20,MRX21 and MRX22 if you wish to ask about multiple singles. Go HERE
 

MRX23 Organ Gun 
One artillery kit of 15mm Metal Miniatures from the Altuos range. Composed of organ gun on carriage and two wheels. The Ribauldequin, also known as an infernal machine or organ gun, was a late medieval gun with many small-caliber iron barrels set up parallel on a platform. In use during the 14th and on through the 16th century such as that used by the Kingdom of Aragon. It is also a rather fanciful artillery piece perhaps inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. Go HERE
 

Also if you are keen on Renaissance Warfare check out the Furioso rules system with its Italian Wars expansion as well as our 15mm range which contains over three hundred different miniatures. Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Command plus Horses and the man of the age Leonardo da Vinci!
 
This is our last release of the month. Thank you for your time. 
 
GBS

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Trees of Death released never seen before Torture Chamber 1980's set

It is our pleasure to present to the world a classic but basically unknown miniature set from the 1980's.  Now added to the Torture Chamber collection on the website the Trees of Death and three single miniatures related to it.  Go HERE for the full range which is now only one code short of completion or read on for more information.  Please note the adult theme of these miniatures with censored pictures here and uncensored within each code on the website.

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.

Never before seen online and not seen by almost everyone a classic 1980's code re-mastered and now restored to the Torture Chamber Range.  Your chance to get something which you could not get before!

TOR18 Trees of Death: This pack contains all the 28mm metal pieces needed to assemble the Trees of Death. These are two gnarled trees with chains and a nude female miniature shackled with chains.  When assembled this model is about 100mm long.  Supplied unpainted and unassembled with no bases.  Shown on a custom made base (plastic card and resin).  You can have the set or pieces from it on its page.

TOR18A Standing Nude Woman: This is a single 28mm scale metal miniature of adult theme. A nude woman looking up shouting while her hands are bound behind her back and her ankles are bound too. Expanded out from the TOR18 Trees of Death never seen online before code from the 1980's.  She is shown on a 25mm square resin base.



TOR18B Goblin with Scissors and TOR18C Orc Torturer two single 28mm miniatures expanded out of TOR18 Trees of Death.  Nasty fellows! 

See the whole range which includes Inquisitors, Throne, Rack, Iron Maiden and much more HERE.

These are our last 28mm scale releases for the month of January 2021.  Thank you for your time.

GBS

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