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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 31 May 2016

Uniformation Free Flintloque Articles – Von der Deckem and the Blacke Horde

Just in time before the month ends!

Two new articles are now added to the free files list from Alternative Armies which can be had by a request to With more than fifty free articles as PDF's this list is a must for fans of Flintloque, Slaughterloo, Erin, Typhon and more.  Why email I can speak to you!  Really, yes.  I want to speak to wargamers.  The new files are already online at the Notables yahoo group which you can join HERE and I will give you membership.  So what is new?

Taking a term from the old Orcs in the Hills magazine from the 1990's they are two new 'Uniformation' articles.  Each gives character profile, background, game rules for Flintloque, game rules for Slaughterloo as well as uniforms and other information.  One page fun reads formatted as a page from a Flintloque book allowing you to view or print out and add to your books.

56112 Freudrich von der Deckem  which you can see HERE.

52020 Baron Brewswick on foot which you can see HERE and the Blacke Horde line infantry HERE.

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Friday 27 May 2016

Freudrich von der Deckem released for Flintloque

Our last release for May 2016 is an Ogre character for the Ferach Empire in Flintloque and Slaughterloo.  Following up on the new Zombie Big Todoroni and the Baron Von Brewswick last time we present 56112 Freudrich Von der Dekem! Sculpted by Elton Waters and added to the Ogres of Finklestein and Hunvaria who fight for the Emperor Mordred. Go HERE or read on for more information and images.

56112 Freudrich Von der Dekem
This pack contains one white metal 28mm scale miniature.  A character Ogre officer who stands approx 40mm tall and is wearing the uniform of a senior Ferach Empire officer.  Freudrich comes from Furtfrank and fulfils a variety of specialised missions for the Army of Armorica most of which involve the capture of important enemies and extracting information from them by a combination of mind games and the use of his very large fists.  This has taken him into the Witchlands as well as Catalucia where he pursued the retreating forces of Surjon Moore towards Kooruna.   This miniature is supplied with a 30mm square resin base and can also be purchased pro-painted and based up ready for play by use of the drop down menu on the product page.  5.00GBP go HERE.

Below is a scale shot showing Freudrich Von der Dekem next to Promo2009 Elf Mailman which is 28mm tall.

There are many, many free files for Flintloque and the World of Valon which can be had from Alternative Armies as a list to select from upon free request by email to or by being a member of the excellent Notables Yahoo Group.  You can find the group HERE and all you need do is apply to join and we will let you in.  There are hundreds of wargamers there as well as hundreds of files to read and discuss.

Last week I said there would be free inserts for new releases.  This is true and they will appear soon in their own article along with this updated list.  Not long now!

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Friday 20 May 2016

Baron Brewswick on foot and Zombie Big Todoroni released for Flintloque!

We have two new blister pack releases into the World of Valon range for use in Flintloque and Slaughterloo! Alternative Armies armies is proud to present 52020 Baron Von Brewswick on foot and 55022 Zombie Big Todoroni all sculpted by Rob Alderman.  Fitting into the Minor Allies of the Grand Alliance and into the Undead Army of the Witchlands these new miniatures are great characters.  Go HERE or HERE or read on for more information.

52020 Baron Brewswick on foot
The Blacke Baron is a familiar sight on the battlefields of half of Valon, the once leader of the prosperous Dutchie of Brewswick is now a general who leads his troops in an eternal battle against the tyrant Mordred. Having taken the small cadre of trained troops that Brewswick had on offer he fought the Elves in several battles including the farcical Battle of Muddstichen where due to freak terrain the Blacke Legion, as the now renegade soldiers were known, managed to defeat a Ferach force some ten regiments larger than their own. Now an outlaw the Baron and his Dwarves marched some hundreds of miles to the coast and escaped the now closing talons of the despotic Ferach overlord. Usually seen in a well made uniform of pure black cloth and a cloak of tan leather the Baron holds his pipe in hand and hurls abuse at those who fail in their sworn duty to kill all the Elves that Armorica can offer. This pack contains one white metal miniature in 28mm scale approx 23mm tall.  A Brewswick Dwarf personality in one piece on foot.  3.00GBP.  Go HERE.

55022 Zombie Big Todoroni
The Fruscati Grenadieria contains some experienced and effective battalions in the line of Ferach Empire regiments but it also contains many poor quality and indeed terrible battalions as well.  Many of these accompanied the Emperor Mordred into the Witchlands to take on the legions of the Dark Czar and most did not come back.  Well, they did not return towards Nepolise in the state they left for they had been killed and reanimated in the frozen wastes of the Witchlands by the Graviski corps. The ranks of these Big Todoroni became zombies and took their stiff limbs and rotten brains in pursuit of their former spawn brothers in arms.  This pack contains two white metal miniatures in 28mm scale approx 34mm tall armed with Ferach Muskets. 8.00GBP. Go HERE.

Here are two scale photos for the new miniatures taken next to the 28mm tall Elf mailman promotional figure from 2009 (super rare!).

Alternative Armies will publish separate articles containing game system rules for these new codes covering Flintloque and Slaughterloo next week which will include fiction, uniforms, rules and images.

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Friday 13 May 2016

SHM89 Vivaki the Hunger Bird and more released!

Welcome to the SHM (Self Help Miniatures) Range to a new aspiring designer Mr Greg Saunders! Now released his first model in the range SHM89 Vivaki the Hunger Bird!  Go HERE or read on for more information.  Excellent work Greg!

SHM89 Vivaki the Hunger Bird
A demon, a construct, summoned by a wizard or the native monster of a fantasy world the Vivaki is all these things.  Something really strange for your fantasy collection.  This code contains one white metal single piece miniature.  The monster stands approx 50mm tall to the eye line and 60mm in length from tail to mouth.  Suitable for use in 28mm scale and in 15mm scale.  This code is supplied unassembled and unpainted.  Images show the miniature from different angles and also alongside a 15mm scale miniature (16mm tall) and a 28mm scale miniature (28mm tall).  12.00GBP.  Go HERE.

Alternative Armies and 
team up this week with two releases in the SHM Range!

The SHM Range has expanded on to its own new page at Alternative Armies with SHM89 but that is not all. We have another release by a second new designer  Craig Armstrong!  That is correct 28mm scale SHM for the first time.  Go HERE to our sister site or go HERE to our website.  Here is what Alternative Armies has released by Craig and it is also on our website too!

SHM88 Bestial Cyclops
Got Greek Heroes or Post Apoc Warriors that need eaten?  This is the monster for you! This code contains one high quality grey tone resin miniature in three easy to assemble pieces.  When assembled this monster stands approx 55mm tall to the eye line.  Suitable for use in 15mm scale and in 28mm scale.  This code is supplied unassembled and unpainted.  Supplied with a 40mm Square base.  You can choose to purchase one pack or use the drop down option on the product page to select buy three and save 10% on screen.  Images show the miniature from different angles and also alongside a 15mm scale miniature (16mm tall) and a 28mm scale miniature (28mm tall).  7.00GBP. Go HERE.

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