There have been mutterings roaming around Alternative Armies in the past few weeks that something big was brewing for Flintloque and Slaughterloo. Perhaps it was from cryptic emails or from the release of our first new Dwarf miniature in several years (52014 Heinz DerMead) that gave fuel to the fire but in any case the time is now here to tell you all what we have been working on. Our big plan for the first part of 2015 for Flintloque and Slaughterloo is....The Von Rotte Legion!
In the aftermath of the Severed Ears War the legions of the Von Rotte were exiled from Krautia along with their illustrious leader the Baron Frederick the Ales Von Rotte. Having tangled just once too often with Artur the ruler of Krautia the Baron had little choice but to throw in his lot with the Elves of Armorica. The newly formed Confederation of Finklestein, a loosely tied group of small Dwarven states, welcomed the Von Rotte legions with open arms. Finely drilled infantry, cavalry and gunners were thin on the ground and a general as talented as the Baron was rare indeed. Swearing an oath of fealty to the Elvish Emperor Mordred the Baron was given command not only of his own soldiers but also some of those belonging to the Emperor in his wars against Krautia and Ostaria. A veteran in the truest sense the Baron has been at war since the Darke Age and is a master of battle. He excels in the leading of grenadiers and fusiliers and his troops are rarely routed, in fact it was in the Severed Ears War only the lack of sufficient soldiers that defeated the Baron. Alongside the troops of the Ferach Empire the Baron Von Rotte is now a very old Dwarf but he is still an extremely skilled tactician and loved by those troops who fight under him. Atop his pummilig pig ‘Bristle’ he serves up the mead of victory to Mordred. The Dwarf legions of the Red Baron are among the most experienced troops in Urop and it shows. Rushed from region to region, the regiments of foot along with the famous grenadiers and the cavalry take on foes that lesser troops would shy away from. The legions are an all arms force which also includes artillery.
Since the 1990's the Von Rotte Legion has held the interest of many wargamers who play Flintloque. An enigmatic and self contained army over seen by a commander of extreme talent that aligned itself with one side and then the other. Beginning in the 1990's with a unit code still in production and popular 52503 Von Rotte Grenadiers they have featured in a great many Dwarf armies since. With the release of the Flintloque game book 5028 Bier & Bones the information on the Von Rotte was expanded with the eventual aim of where we are now; a new army in the making. A new page on the Alternative Armies website will now host all of the Von Rotte codes and information links as we go along. The eventual aim by the spring of next year is a complete force.
We will be following up this posting with a lot more information across the rest of this month before the end of the year. This will include a PDF of the Von Rotte Legion for use in Flintloque and Slaughterloo along with an outline of the total number of new miniatures that are coming by their unit codes. Building towards the whole legion and a DAP (Divisional Army Pack) with our normal savings. Alternative Armies prides itself on its legacy of high quality white metal miniatures and as such we plan that the Von Rotte Dwarves will be cast in white metal but we are planning on using resin for the cavalry mounts and limber animals. We will also have a unique offer across the three days of festivemass that being Xmas Eve, Xmas Day and Boxing Day for you to get the first part of the new Von Rotte Legion...well first.
Its going to be a big year for Flintloque once more in 2015. More information soon.