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Monday 23 October 2017

FL29 Mischief of Rats scurrying out now!

“They boiled up from the tunnel a frothing tide of black fur and glinting red eyes. The Wizard stepped back away from the collapsed entrance to the creatures lair but he was too slow. The tide of living flesh, teeth and claws swept up and over him. Into his robes and then into him biting, chewing, eating as he screamed. The rest of the party scattered and then watched, unable to give aid, as their magic user was subsumed and then as the rats broke in all directions left as a gnawed skeleton. Only a richly embroidered hat remained among scraps of cloth. It was the entrance to the lair and already the party was reduced. Now who would peer in into the tunnels depths?” 

I don't know about you but I loath Rats...really...I do...yuch..the squeaks and the scampering and the genetic memory of disease and plague. Luckily these re-mastered white metal miniatures will not spread illness but fun. Now on the Alternative Armies website is a value pack of Rats in two poses. Excellent value and great for many settings and uses. Go HERE or read on for more. 

FL29 Mischief of Rats 
This code contains ten from two different poses of white metal miniatures approx 18mm in length. Great quality, choice and value. These miniatures are not supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted. Select your choice from the drop down product menu. Choose from a pack or three packs with a 10% saving applied; or a massive 100 mixed Rats at 25% off single pack price. Assembly is required with some white metal miniatures. Go HERE. Poses in this code are as follows: 

FL29-01: Rat running tailed raised. 
FL29-02: Rat skulking tail down. 

Here are some more images of the Rats including scale shot with one of our 28mm Crystal Elves (CE24-03 Infantry with Sword) plus CE24-01 Officer and 15mm MDA38 Wizard. Great for 15mm and 28mm use in hordes or multitudes. 

VNT29-02 Stricken Adventurer 
When you sign up with a party all you see are riches and glory in store. Sadly not for all. For some the adventure ends in a tunnel or cavern injured with something nasty gnawing at your leg. This fun miniature is an unfortunate adventurer who is being nibbled upon. One of our favourites and great for your dungeon or gaming table. Go HERE

Thanks for Reading, 



  1. Please Gavin, Rats Do Not Squeak.
    And regarding disease and plague... That is very much up for debate.

    Erik ;-)

    1. Well done Erik, have a celebration biscuit. You are in the know. GBS


    3. On the plague front. Indeed insects carried the virus but the black rat has the genetic memory for mankind as the plague carrier. I did consider going with the 'Pied Piper' approach or the 'City Sewer' angle too but as we mainly do dungeon quest type things this seemed better.