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.

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

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Free Download: Towering Mecha in USEME

Encased in armour and towering over the battlefield a mech or mecha is a giant humanoid machine typically with a pilot which can take on the mightiest of other war machines such as tanks.   It may also be a sentient artificial intelligence or programmed robot too. Optional bolt on rules for the tallest bi-pedal or quad legged  models in your games.


It is my pleasure to present to players of USEME 15mm Science Fiction or Modern Warfare rules a free two page download article with optional rules for putting giant robots into your scenarios.  You will need a copy of UM001 or UM004 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

Friday, 15 May 2020

Landsknechte Doppelsoldner 120mm model now in the Vulcan range

A second kit has been added to the Vulcan Models range on the website.  A second 120mm scale figurine for collectors and painters or those keen on history.  You can see the range HERE.


Some Landsknechte were schooled in the use of the Zweihander (two-hander) a two-handed sword were entitled to double pay and thus qualified as Doppelsoldner. The fencing guild of the Brotherhood of St. Mark had the monopoly on the use of the Zweihander after Frederick III the Holy Roman Emperor granted it to them in 1487. The Zweihander was used by the Doppelsoldner to break through formations of pikemen by either being swung to break the ends of the pikes themselves or to knock them aside and attack the pikemen directly.  Typically one Landsknecht in four would be a Doppelsoldner.

Landsknechte Doppelsoldner
V120-02
120mm Scale


This resin and metal military figurine kit is presented to you in 120mm scale. It is composed of twelve pieces. These pieces assemble into the form you see in the images. Assembly from the supplied sprues is not complex and has been designed for easy use. Durable and rugged it will be ideal for display or use on table. 


Assembled as per the images the figurine is approx 120mm from sole of foot to the eye line with a total height of about 160mm to top of plume.  Sculpted by Bob Naismith.


This model was used as the basis for the cover art of the Furioso game system book and we have a great 15mm Renaissance range to go with these rules which includes several Landsknechtes as well.  Go HERE for this.

This is our only new miniatures release for this month and we will have some free files for you and a great offer to end the month as well as outlined on our BLOG.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS