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Monday, 9 April 2018

Preserovitch Colour Party and Mounted Cuirassier unit releases for Flintloque for April 2018

Alternative Armies is delighted to present all of our releases for April 2018 for Flintloque and Slaughterloo in the World of Valon.  New packs and units to expand the 5024 Escape the Dark Czar beginners box for the game as well as the much bigger Undead Army of the Dark Czar in 28mm scale. A three figure colour party to give more command poses to the core six Savant Zombies in the beginners box.  A full unit of twelve infantry using all these poses.  A full unit of the same Savant Zombies as mounted riders on skeletal horses.  


You can now have Captain Preserovitch on foot as well as his full unit and that unit as cavalry. Sculpted by Sam Croes. Excellent!  Go HERE for them or read on.  March to War (free shipping and gifts and offers) is on until 16th April 2018 and for details read HERE.


“The wind whipped and pulled at the sodden and torn greatcoat around his cold shoulders.  Near frozen rain beat on his unblinking eyes but Captain Preserovitch did not feel it.  He no longer felt anything.  What he had been..if he had ever been anything other than a puppet of his masters...was gone.  Under him his horse stood perfectly still for it, like him, was no longer alive.  It's simple senses bound to his own by the same arcane means that gave him his unlife.  His Zombie troopers were spread out in a lone line; each of them just visible to the next.  They were a net which had been cast wide to catch those fleeing the Witchlands especially the Elvish lad who carried the golden eagle of Mordred.  Preserovitch knew that the band of mortals would have to come this way and that he sat across their path but this storm was making it hard to spot his prey.  They would have to pass and pass close to be spotted.  Their muskets would be useless after one shot in this weather so it would be cold steel for the kill.  The Cuirassiers waited....”
Extract from 'Rotten Spotters' solo scenario for Flintloque.


5024D PRESEROVITCHS CUIRASSIERS ON UNDEAD HORSES
The Savant Zombie Cavalry on Undead Horses of the 5024 Undead characters!  This code contains five different 28mm scale zombie riders in armour with plume topped helmets as well as five resin horses. The riders are officer Preserovitch with sword raised, standard bearer with skull topped pole, a musician with two separate kettle drums and arms raised, trooper with musket raised and trooper firing musket. The Horses come with a separate saddle roll plus one will have the kettle drums too. Easy to assemble and these are the characters from 5024C and 5024B mounted versions. Here are your choices for Flintloque (Skirmish) and Slaughterloo (Unit) players from this 28mm white metal miniatures code:

5024D Five Miniatures - Skirmish Pack
(Officer, Standard Bearer, Musician with Kettle Drums, Sergeant, Trooper 1, Trooper 2) with Resin Skeletal Horses.

5024D-U Ten Miniatures - Unit Pack
(as 5024D with five added Troopers) with Resin Skeletal Horses.

5024D-T One Miniature - Trooper Booster
(one trooper pose from 5024D) with Resin Skeletal Horse.

You can also purchase each of these options pro-painted and based ready for play. These miniatures are supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted (unless purchased painted and based in which case they will be delivered finished and ready to use out of the box). Note that due to their nature our hand painted miniatures may vary from images shown but we maintain a high tabletop standard.  18.00GBP Go HERE.


5024B PRESEROVITCHS COLOUR PARTY (3 MINIATURE EXPANSION TO 5024)
Add further command poses to your Savant Zombies!  In the 5024 Escape the Dark Czar beginners set you met Savant Zombie Captain Preserovitch and his dismounted cavalry troopers. This code contains three 28mm white metal command pose Zombies to expand his section into a full unit's worth of command poses. A Sergeant with Musket, a Musician with separate Kettle Drums and a Standard Bearer with pole. Expand your Savant Zombies for a bigger game of Flintloque! You can also purchase each of these options pro-painted and based ready for play. These miniatures are supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted (unless purchased painted and based in which case they will be delivered finished and ready to use out of the box).  Note that due to their nature our hand painted miniatures may vary from images shown but we maintain a high tabletop standard. Scale and scenic shots are for illustration and these miniatures are not supplied. 6.00GBP Go HERE.


5024E PRESEROVITCHS DISMOUNTED CAVALRY UNIT
A full skirmish sized unit of Twelve Savant Zombies from 5024 codes! For those new to the Escape the Dark Czar campaign or those who wish a full Flintloque section or Slaughterloo skirmisher unit this code contains twelve 28mm miniatures taken from 5024C and 5024B giving you an officer, standard bearer, musician, sergeant and a mix of five different trooper poses armed with musket and sword. Twelve dismounted cavalry Savant Zombies in a mix of resin and white metal with a saving. Look to 5024D for the mounted Cuirassier version of these miniatures.  Look to 5024B to get single Savant Zombies to boost your unit. You can also purchase each of these options pro-painted and based ready for play. These miniatures are supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted (unless purchased painted and based in which case they will be delivered finished and ready to use out of the box).  Note that due to their nature our hand painted miniatures may vary from images shown but we maintain a high tabletop standard. Scale and scenic shots are for illustration and these miniatures are not supplied. 22.00GBP.  Go HERE.

If you want to get into Flintloque then begin with Escape the Dark Czar and our free resource downloads, videos and gaming group.


5024 Escape from the Dark Czar – Beginners Box Set for Flintloque
The bitter retreat from Moskova is where you begin your adventure. Take command of General de Brigade Hugo Saindoux and his three fellow survivors as they attempt to evade death and escape from the Witchlands.  On their heels are a group of Savant Zombies, the finest Undead in the ranks of the Dark Czar, who are led by Captain Preserovitch.  Their task is to capture the golden eagle standard carried by the young Elven drummer boy Ayers Quinte de Toux.  Will the survivors outwit the living dead?  In this set is a twenty page booklet containing the core rules of Flintloque the Skirmish which will get you playing as well as character profiles and three introductory scenarios as well as the story of the Witchlands campaign.  Written by Gavin Syme (GBS).  




Included are ten high quality resin 28mm miniatures are in the set designed by Sam Croes.  Four mortals (An Elf, young Elf, Dogman and Ogre) and six Savant Zombies.  Ten bases for your miniatures and two percentile dice.  All you need to get playing and to begin your adventures in Flintloque.  You can purchase the boxed set unpainted or painted and based ready for immediate play.  You can also get the figures as singles too.  Go HERE.  You can also get the booklet on its own as a paid digital download HERE


If you want to talk about Flintloque and see what is happening or to ask questions then join our Alternative Armies Tabletop Gaming Group on Facebook where I lurk and will be happy to talking gaming and Flintloque with you (plus Ion Age if you like).


We have a page on the website called Beginning in Flintloque which full of codes and free resources, such as this and other review videos, giving a way into the vast World of Valon as we release more miniatures and other things which follow on from 'Escape the Dark Czar'.  Things on this page are your start with the game of Flintloque.  Now includes single characters, cavalry and more.


Rotten Spotters
Coming late on this month an original one player (solo) Flintloque scenario in the arc for Escape the Dark Czar which sees Captain Preserovitch now once more back in the saddle and hunting for General Saindoux and his growing band of survivors.  Will his mounted Zombies find the mortals as they search the the snow covered landscape in the midst of a storm for survivors sneaking through their line?  In this special rules solo scenario you take the part of the Undead on the hunt.  Publishing for free in the forth week of April; watch out for it.


Andy's 9th Flintloque Article later this week!
Later this week we will have for you the ninth article on Flintloque from fan and player Andy Jefcoate and this time it is all about him taking the artillery and exotic weapons expansion book 5027 Grapeshotte to task for his collection.  He puts his first field gun into his collection. For all of Andy's articles click here for his tag on our BLOG

We hope you like these new releases for April 2018 and as always we thank you for your support and for enjoying the best black powder fantasy setting in the world.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

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