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Monday 25 July 2016

Jacobite Rebellion 28mm range released!

“The Jacobite rising of 1745 was an attempt by Charles Edward Stuart to regain the throne of Britain for the exiled House of Stuart. It occurred during the War of the Austrian Succession when most of the British Army was in Europe. Charles Stuart, known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie" or "the Young Pretender", sailed to Scotland and raised the Jacobite standard at Glenfinnan in the Highlands of Scotland. He was supported by a gathering of Highland clans who promised their men to the cause. The march south began with an initial victory at Prestonpans. The Jacobite army, now in bold spirits, marched onwards to Carlisle, over the border in England. When it reached Derby, soldiers were recalled from the Continent and the Jacobite army retreated north to Inverness where the last battle on Scottish soil took place on a nearby moor at Culloden. The Battle of Culloden ended with the final defeat of the Jacobites and with Charles Edward Stuart fleeing with a price on his head before sailing to France.”

In our last release for July Alternative Armies presents to you our 28mm scale white metal miniature range for this time period for historical wargaming. All systems. We offer the range as single miniatures, as blister packs and as formed units for battle level games as well as a complete range box.  There are savings off single prices for the units and the complete range box.  If you are planning a large army we offer larger discounts so send us your list by email to and see what we can do for you.  Go HERE or read on for information on the codes.

Single Miniatures

J100 Bonnie Prince Charlie
J101 Jacobite Officer
J102 Bonnie Flora
J103 Jacobite Standard Bearer
J104 Jacobite Drummer
J105 Jacobite Bagpiper
J106 Jacobite Clansman with Sword
J107 Jacobite Clansman wielding Sword
J108 Jacobite Clansman advancing Polearm
J109 Jacobite Clansman attacking Polearm
J110 Jacobite Clansman with Musket
J111 Highland Lass with Bairn
J112 Clansman Dancer I
J113 Clansman Dancer II
J114 Crossed Swords on Stone

Packs and Boxed Set

JP00 Jacobite Boxed Set save 10%
This collection of 28mm scale white metal miniatures contains one of every figure in the Jacobite range.  A total of thirteen miniatures plus a scenic item the crossed swords.  Codes J100 to J114.  An ideal way to skirmish wargame or to begin your larger collection.  You save 10% off the price of the single miniatures with this set. 

JP01 Highlander Dancers 
This pack contains three white metal 28mm miniatures plus a scenic item the crossed swords.  Single miniature codes J105,J112,J113 and J114.  An ideal diorama piece on your table. 

JP02 Jacobite Command
This pack contains four white metal 28mm miniatures.  Bonnie Prince Charlie, a Jacobite officer, Jacobite drummer and Jacobite standard bearer. Single miniature codes J100, J101, J103 and J104.  Command for your forces.  

JP03 Jacobite Clansmen
This pack contains five white metal 28mm miniatures.  Jacobite Clansmen with a variety of weapons, two with swords, two with polearms and one with a musket.  Single miniature codes J106,J107,J108,J109 and J110.  Warriors for your cause. 

Full Twenty Man Units

JU01 Jacobite Clansman Mixed 20 Man Unit
A complete unit of twenty white metal 28mm scale miniatures for use in any historical wargame system.  Jacobite Officer (J100), Jacobite Drummer (J104), Jacobite Bagpiper (J105), Jacobite standard bearer (J103) along with an equally mixed number of Clansmen with swords (J106,J107), with polearms (J108,J109) and with musket (J110) to make up twenty miniatures.  Mixed weapons.  Save 10% off single prices.

JU02 Jacobite Clansmen Sword 20 Man Unit
A complete unit of twenty white metal 28mm scale miniatures for use in any historical wargame system.  Jacobite Officer (J100), Jacobite Drummer (J104), Jacobite Bagpiper (J105), Jacobite standard bearer (J103) along with an equally mixed number of Clansmen with swords (J106,J107) to make up twenty miniatures. Not supplied with bases and supplied unpainted. Save 10% off single prices.

JU03 Jacobite Clansmen Polearm 20 Man Unit
A complete unit of twenty white metal 28mm scale miniatures for use in any historical wargame system.  Jacobite Officer (J100), Jacobite Drummer (J104), Jacobite Bagpiper (J105), Jacobite standard bearer (J103) along with an equally mixed number of Clansmen with polearms (J108,J109) to make up twenty miniatures. Save 10% off single prices. 


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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Trolkin Civilians are Flintloque release for July 2016!

“In many places on Valon when the recruiter beats his drum and promises coin to young men if they will only take up arms and fight for their Kyng or Emperor the response is immediate as the mothers, wives and sisters of these lads cannot stop them.  But not so in the Troll lands for the ladies of Copendaz could bare knuckle box a horse to the ground with ease.  In fact the Emperor Mordred has considered forming regiments of these stony fleshed broads..but he has yet to find the courage to ask them!”

Welcome to our only release for Flintloque and Slaughterloo for July 2016. It is a new pack sculpted by Rob Alderman which gives you normal folk for your Trolkin forces in aid of the Tyrant Emperor Mordred.  A pack of four different Trolkin civilians, three female and one male.  These are excellent townsfolk or villagers for your scenarios and line up alongside our other civilian blister packs as well as the Trolkin soldiers for the games.  Go HERE for this month's release or read on for details.

57036 Trolkin Civilians
This pack contains four different 28mm scale high quality grey tone resin miniatures depicting Troll like humanoids which are a middle aged female with a barrel under her arm, a gentleman with top hat and walking stick, a young pregnant female with a broom and lastly a female Trolkin with a wooden club. Trolkin civilians are about 30mm tall and powerfully built. Excellent for use in scenarios or for the baggage train of the Trolkin and Trolka army.  Choose from a pack or a pro-painted and based pack ready for play.  8.00GBP.  Go HERE.

There is an entire army of the Trolls for use in Flintloque and Slaughterloo and you can see it HERE on our website.  Line Infantry, Light Infantry, Artillery as well as Cavalry and Command packs and units.  

Trolkin are roughly Human sized while Trolka are massive and the biggest soldiers on Valon. There is also a free PDF book download on the page giving statistics and more for the Troll lands.  Enjoy!

In the World of Valon range we have several other civilian and baggage train codes which provide male and female fantasy miniatures to populate your scenarios and either by taken prisoner by or rescued by your musket toting Orcs and Elves.  These include 54050 Valon Civilians, 51047 Elf Ladies, 58511 Burrovian Carrot Cart, 52017 Dwarf Camp Followers, 56131 Ludwig Von Barkhoven, 56041 Bella Joong Frow, 57018 Al-Hazrad Othari and 54502 Orc Camp Followers.

There will be another Flintloque release in August and remember to check out the current Deals and Offers page too before the month ends especially if you are an Albion Orc player who loves horse artillery.  This is our only Flintloque release this month.

Thanks for Reading,


Monday 4 July 2016

New Deals and Offers for July 2016!

All of us at Alternative Armies are delighted to announce our Deals and Offers for July 2016 are now online. Go along to our offers page HERE to see them all and read on below for highlights from the page. These limited time offers are around until the end of the month when they will be taken down. They can be ordered any number of times and can be purchased in conjunction with any loyalty code you have or offer in your packages from us. If you are a wargamer who plays High Fantasy systems in 28mm, or a player of Flintloque and Slaughterloo or a collector of unique sets then we have something for you! 

KC1 Coblynau Lesser Goblins (11) 25% off the pack! 
"Lice? Ticks? Vermin? All these words can be used for the Coblynau for that is what they are. The least of the Goblinoid races and the most numerous too. Aye, each on its own is nothing to be feared for a Dwarf in mail, but together...together they are more. Together they can bring a warrior to his knees and then with little blades and sharp teeth end his life. In greater numbers, as a seething mass they can overtake an Ogre and strip it to merest bone and rags. But when they travel in hordes they are as a plague, as a river, that will subsume entire towns if not defeated or driven away with fire or magic. Those learned Men far off call them Lesser Goblins. Our own call them Coblynau. I? Well I call them what they are... bloody dangerous!" 

This code contains eleven different 25mm/28mm white metal miniatures approx 13mm-16mm average height. Great quality, great choice and great value too. Poses in this code are as follows: Five Different Lesser Goblins with Spears and Six Different Lesser Goblins with Swords. 

ORB Orc Rock Band Set 25% off the set! 
"The smell of smoke on the rancid air. The hum of power and the flash of lightening. Screams and chants. Be this battle and the sound of slaughter? No its Spinal Crack and their latest album at full volume. An Orc Rock band from the era before music shattered and collapsed into floppy hair and corporate sound bites. These hard rockers will give you bites for real! A 25mm scale collectors set brought back to life by Alternative Armies.” 

Not everything a wargamer wants has to do with putting troops onto the field. Sometimes something a little different, a bit special makes an appeal to a wargamers nature and says 'I speak to your soul' and the Orc Rock Band is just such a thing. Originally released by Tabletop Games in the early 1980's and now restored to glory. Excellent characters or a superb diorama or just for fun. White Metal except for the Stage which is cast in Resin. ORB0 Rock Band – Complete with Stage (Contains all the parts as per the image shown including the stage). 

5100 1st Royal Albion Horse Artillery Box 25% off! 
The 1st Royal Horse Artillery are veterans and almost unique in the Grand Alliance since they are Horse Artillery. They take cannon to battle by pulling them with horses meaning they are very agile and feared. An excellent centre piece for your Orc forces. This code is a Box Set - Orc Horse Artillery Battery containing eight Orcs, Four Resin Horses, Two Cannons a Limber and a short Painting Guide. Creates two entire cannons with crews and limber. Create your elite unit of Horse Artillery for use with Slaughterloo and Flintloque. 

54506 Orc Command Set 25% off! 
The Orc Command Set gives you officer on foot and mounted for all purposes. Use in all Albion sections and units. Six Miniatures – Pack (Officer Aggressive, Officer Cowardly, Officer Dastardly, Officer Heroic, Mounted Colonel, Mounted General). Resin Horses. 

For all these and more go HERE

Alternative Armies will have more news this month including a new Flintloque pack release and a new set of Historical releases too as well as further SHM 28mm Fantasy releases. This news will appear across the month with further information and images. 

Thanks for Reading,