The Alternative Armies Blog

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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Wednesday 31 October 2018

Free Flintloque download for the Ghostly Bride and Happy Halloween

Until 5th November the brand new 28mm Ghostly Bride is free in all orders automatically; read all about that HERE.  A 4.00GBP gift from us for Halloween fun!

Now are you are fan of Flintloque? A player of Slaughterloo?  Then we have a grizzly treat for you. A free Uniformation article for the Ghostly Bride so that you might put here into those games as part of your Undead Army.  Excellent!

The Twisted Sisters!  The Ghostly Bride stands next to Madame Boniface.  We have a new free article for the bride and also a link to last years same type of article for madame in case you missed it.  You can use these miniatures for any game system but we do like to give you the scoop for the World of Valon.

55030 Ghostly Bride – Uniformation Article
A one page free file hosted by Alternative Armies which gives you some background as well as game statistics and special rules for this miniature in Flintloque and in Slaughterloo.  A great read which also has suggestions and a scenario seed too. CLICK HERE to download it from our website.  See the miniature HERE.

5005 Lady Wintermores Fangs
Download the entire twenty page booklet for this Flintloque box set from our website CLICK HERE.  Updated by the team at Orcs in the Webbe to 3rd edition rules it contains a story as well as three full scenarios and character profiles including one for Madame Boniface.  See the box set HERE and Madame Boniface on her own HERE.

Beginning in Flintloque
This page on our website begins your journey with the best Fantasy Napoleonic tabletop game in the world and it is where you will find all the codes used in the scenarios in the Dark Czar arc as well as scenics and free items such as the scenarios and video reviews of Escape from the Dark Czar and Death in the Snow by the Talking About Gaming independent channel.  There is also a page on our blog for those new to the game HERE.

Happy Halloween from Alternative Armies!


Tuesday 30 October 2018

Rick Koeppen and over three hundred painted 15mm miniatures from Alternative Armies

Here at Alternative Armies we pride ourselves on our customer service, being friendly, excellent prices and providing great products to wargamers and roleplayers who use miniatures.  We send out many thousands of pro-painted miniatures from our ranges across the world every year.  Based for any game system, our own or any other, these miniatures are from our ranges and are all hand painted to a good tabletop standard here in Scotland.  On our website you can purchase any Flintloque or Slaughterloo code unpainted or painted and based.  You can purchase painted and based HOTT 24AP Armies too ready to use.  We will paint and base anything you see on our website.  Our price includes the miniature, its base, the painting, scenic basing effect and if you like matt or gloss sealing.  For a quote at excellent prices with free worldwide shipping on all orders over 80GBP just have a browse and then email us on with the codes you are interested in and we will come back to you.  We have a lot in stock and typically we turn orders around in two weeks if not. 

Give us a try on 6mm, 15mm, 28mm including infantry, cavalry, monsters, artillery and entire based up armies.

It is my pleasure to present these pictures from one of our customers of painted and based miniatures Mr Rick Koeppen.  With kind permission it allows us to show you the standard of work we provide.   In his own words:

“The last of the figures that I ordered for 'Of Blades & Arrows' arrived today! 300+ 15mm figures, buildings, walls, and more. Manufactured and painted by Alternative Armies located in Scotland. Their turnaround time was excellent, their packing was perfect (not a single damaged figure), their communication was fast, and the overall quality of their work compared to the price was unbelievable.”

The miniatures in Rick's pictures are from the following ranges:

HOB 15mm Buildings Range (Human Buildings)
HOT 15mm Fantasy Range (Monsters, Bats, Walls, Dungeon Scenics)
Tabletop 15mm Fantasy Range (Giants and more)

We have pages on our website which are home to our currently in stock pro-painted codes.  What you see is what you are purchasing and once purchased it is removed from the page, securely packaged and then sent out to you.  We have a 28mm Fantasy page, a Valon (Flintloque and Slaughterloo) page, a 15mm Scale page and a Mythical and Legend page.  Have a browse if you would like to try us out for your gaming table.

Thanks for Reading and our thanks to our customers and Mr Koeppen too.


Friday 26 October 2018

The Ghostly Bride wishes you a scary Halloween and is free in all orders

"She was a young flower plucked from the coarse bracken to be his bride. In gown of silk and purest white she waited for him. Blood red roses in her hands; her fingers without a ring awaiting him. A bride for a life of promise, joy and a future of a child so soon. But he never came. The day passed and the sun dipped low and then below the veil of the sky. Cold came and then darkness while she stood waiting. The roses wilted and her skin became like ice. No one came for the shame on her was all to well known. As the sun rose the once maiden had left dishonour and life behind and the cold no longer bit at and within her. Those who came upon her now ran in terror and the dress of death would never leave her. She had become of another realm. A creature; a ghostly bride."

Spooky times abound upon this all hallows season. A time of frights, scares, horror movies and gaming (candy and sweets for the nippers instead) and at Alternative Armies we are having a gruesomely good time playing games of Flintloque in the snows of the Witchlands preparing for the Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar in December. We want to share the Halloween fun with all of you so to that end we have a fantastic offer. All orders placed on our website or by email until 9am GMT on 5th November 2018 which have a least one physical item in the cart will automatically receive the brand new 28mm scale Ghostly Bride miniature (worth 4.00GBP) included for FREE in the package. All you need do is order and we will do the rest. Freaky Fine! Go to the website HERE and browse! 

55030 The Ghostly Bride 
Abandoned at the alter and for evermore cursed by cruel fates to wander the night as an Undead apparition in full gown and veil. This code contains one 28mm scale high quality grey tone resin miniature. The Ghostly Bride is great for any game system as a character of spooky intent. There is no assembly required with this one piece figure which stands 28mm tall and it is supplied with one of our cartouche resin bases. Supplied Unpainted but you can purchase it painted and based by selecting the option on the page. Price 4.00GBP Go HERE

We have some other miniatures which are on a special offer during this gruesome season of the year until 5th November. Do any of these give you the chill? 

5005J Madame Boniface 
This code is taken from the Lady Wintermores Fangs box set of characters for Flintloque. It is a one piece 28mm scale white metal miniature of a Skeleton wearing a ball gown with a mask half covering its face. She is the confidante of the Vampyre Lamia Wintermore and her bodyguard too acting undercover at regal events and balls in the city of Moskova. An excellent miniature for many settings in your collection. Supplied unpainted with a square cartouche style resin base. Go HERE.

55016 Lady Rosafiend 
The nemesis of Lamia Wintermore is the temptress and seductive vampyre Lady Rosafiend. The cause of the Emperor Mordred's fever dreams and now she can be yours too! Go HERE

VNT31-05 The Liche Lord 
"An evil that never rests and never loses its thirst for the doom of the living the king of the Liches is a foe that is unlike any other. A Liche Lord is more than an enemy of your sword or your magic it is an enemy of all things that breath and of the sun in the sky. At the head of a limitless tide of grinning skulls and gleaming bones their ways of necromancy lend animation and desire to the Undead. If your skill takes you through the corpses, skeletons, ghouls, wraiths and all manner of other darkness you will then have your chance. It will be a single chance and a slim one too. For the Liche Lord is possessed of warrior talent that rivals the greatest of the Elf blade masters. Strike quick and true and run it through and then...well then you will have to find the next move yourself since the Liche will mear laugh in a voice of screams and deep crypts as your sword fails to harm it. Pray to the gods. Fear the king of necromancy." 28mm Liche Lord with fur trimmed cloak wearing a crown holding a spear and large shield. Go HERE

CA6 Deadly Foes 
"Your party has found their lair. Your party has cut through the undergrowth and scaled the walls. Your party has hacked its way through the henchmen and your party has overcome the traps that litter the ground. Your party has lost some members and tears have been shed as those remaining climb the stone stair case and enter the chamber in which the deadly foe you have sought resides. Behind the door is an enemy more powerful that those your party has faced and beaten...will you succeed?” Three different 28mm white metal miniatures approx 28mm average height. Great quality, choice and value. These miniatures are not supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted. Choose from a pack, and single miniatures. Total choice! Poses in this code are as follows: CA6-01: The Classic Vampire! CA6-02: A cursing Hag! CA6-03: The Summoner! Go HERE

We have a huge range of miniatures in 28mm and 15mm scales plus some 6mm too. Go HERE and browse and you get your Ghostly Bride free in any order you place until 5th November. 

Thanks for Reading, 


Monday 22 October 2018

Elf Ladies and Trolkin Casualties now in resin plus free Elf Duellist and Offers

Spooky times are almost upon is but before we get to the Halloween fun at Alternative Armies we have a bit of a round up of Flintloque and Fantasy news. So instead of a new release we have something a little different and out of left field plus a couple of fun offers which might appeal. Good stuff. Please read on for details and if you are a fan of 28mm Elves you will love this oh and a 15mm Mule and 28mm Ogres as well as our Trolkin. Read on for each item. 

We are now producing our Flintloque and High Fantasy pack 51047 Elf Ladies sculpted by Rob Alderman in high quality grey tone resin rather than in white metal and as a result we have been able to reduce the price of the pack by more than 10% from 7GBP down to 6GBP for three different female Elves. 

What is more all this week (until Monday 29th ) if you order this pack or any 28mm miniatures from us we will automatically put CE18-01 Elf Duellist (worth 2GBP) into your package for free! Just order, we will do the rest. See details of pack CE18 Crystal Elf Warriors below. 

51047 Elf Ladies 
Lovely Ladies for your Elvish collection. Make sure you don't swoon! This pack contains three Elvish Ladies 28mm scale in high quality grey tone resin. Wearing dresses of the finest silks and cloth these three ladies represent youth, bloom and middle age giving many scenario uses. You can learn more about Armorican Elves in 5025 Flintloque 3rd Edition War in Catalucia. In Flintloque female characters (non-military) are classed as CIVILIANS and may be given skills, traits and flaws as normal. They may be armed but are seldom anything other than Raw or Average experience level. Suitable for use in any Fantasy 28mm game system. Now 6.00GBP per pack. Go HERE

"Though outnumbered by almost every other lesser race on Valon the foot soldiers of the Crystal Empire are among the finest warriors to grace any battlefield. In shining plate and swirling cloaks and sashes of verdant colour they are veterans of centuries of conflict. Their smaller numbers are made up for by close ranks and cruel expressions on their noble faces. As enemies push upon the Peacock Throne from all sides the Elves are ever more reliant upon magickes and fortifications as well as their bows, spears and swords to keep in their possession the lands of their ancestors." 

CE18 Crystal Elf Warriors 
This code contains five different 28mm white metal miniatures approx 28mm average height. Great quality, choice and value. Select your choice of a pack or three packs with a saving or single poses numerically. This pack contains an Elf duellist with Sword, Armoured Elf with Sword, Armoured Elf peacock helm and Axe, Armoured Elf with long Polearm and Armoured Elf with Sword attacking. 10.00GBP per pack. Go HERE

We are now producing our Flintloque and Slaughterloo casualties almost all in resin rather than white metal. The latest code to be converted across are Trolkin Casualties and as a result we have reduced the price of the pack from 6GBP down to 4GBP for three miniatures. As with the Elf Ladies above these were sculpted by Rob Alderman and all this week (until Monday 29th ) if you order this pack or any 28mm miniatures from us we will automatically put CE18-01 Elf Duellist (worth 2GBP) into your package for free! Just order, we will do the rest. 

57031 Trolkin Casualties 
This pack contains three Dead Trolkin infantry miniatures 28mm scale cast in high quality grey tone resin. Wearing the uniform of typical Trolkin Line infantry these corpses can be used on the battlefield to mark the dead or as scenario objectives. Note there are THREE miniatures in this pack. New price of 4.00GBP per pack go HERE for the Trolls of Valon range. 

We have just remolded two other codes and for players of 28mm fantasy and 15mm fantasy and historicals these will be of interest. Until Monday 29th we have reduced the price of our 15mm Pack Mule and the Fantasy Warlord twin pack of Ogres. 

MBA84 Pack Mule. Just 50p per mule this week. Go HERE
16100 Ogres Pack. Just 6GBP rather than 9GBP for this week. Go HERE

Lastly this Friday (26th) we will be making our Halloween release and freebie in all orders. We will show and tell this at the time but be assured that if you order from us before that date this while reading this article we WILL put the freebie (worth 4GBP) into your package automatically; you will not miss out. We are always fair. 

News Round up Complete! 

Thanks for Reading, 


Wednesday 17 October 2018

Erin Celtic Myth from the collection of James Morris

It is my pleasure to present to you all a treat.  In conjunction with our offer on the whole 28mm range of Erin miniatures and the game book and boxed set this week some pictures of the fantastic collection of James Morris.  Featuring Fomori, Fir Bolg and Milesians as well as some fantastic backdrops and scenic set ups you can really feel mythical Ireland come to life.  See the whole range HERE.

Here are all of the images along with some information about each one for you.  Additionally the super backdrops in the photos come from Jon Hodgeson Maps and can be found at that link.  We finish with a little about the Erin game and what makes it stand apart for lovers of Celtic Mythology.

The Formori are the sea dwellers who come to the land to conquer, with little in the way of lofty ideals, it is for avarice and cruelty that they quest. The first image above shows you the mighty King Culach lord of all Fomori with his magical sword.  A huge miniature standing 65mm tall from code ER14.

The second image shows you Champions of the Fomori!  They are led by the mighty Hero Norc who is second only to King Culach among the devils of the sea (standing 50mm tall and from pack ER15).  Next to him a champion with a great two handed iron sword (from pack ER12) and a warrior Fomori with long sword (28mm tall and from pack ER11).  Quake sons of man!

This third picture is Ethniu the summoner.  Rumoured to be a daughter of Balor or perhaps even Culach she wields terrible dark forces in the aid of the foam cresters.  A one piece miniature from pack ER13.

Forth in pictures we have the warband of the Fomori having just emerged out upon the land from the cold dark waters.  Warriors either side of a Champion ready to strike down the Fir Bolg when the horn sounds for battle.  Packs ER11 and ER12.

Fifth in line this photograph is one of the Warrior Gods of Erin.  A queen of battle magics with control of the very birds of the air.  An ally to man.  Find her in pack ER22.

Stepping in sixth are the strong and skilful Sun Warriors who raise their swords for those worthy.  Often the sworn enemies of the Fomori as water dulls the brilliance of the sun.  From pack ER24.

The seventh and eight pictures are of the Fir Bolg the travelling warriors who came to Erin fleeing monsters of which they will not speak.  Skilled with spear and sword they will carry off their prizes given the chance.  Miniatures from packs ER6 and ER7.

If you are keen on playing the Heroes of legendary Ireland then check our the Erin game HERE which can be had as a book or as a book with miniatures in a game pack.  

The legendary time of the Invasion Cycle in Ireland or as she was called Erin. Create a Warband led by a Hero and a number of Champions and a group of followers. Recruit Enchanted Animals and Monsters along with abilities and Druidic Magic to assist you in your stuggle. Choose from the evil Fomori devils of the northern seas, the magical Sidhe faerie warriors of the deep ground, the Fir Bolg warriors of great strength, the Nemedians stag headed men of the forests or lastly the Milesians the human celtic who would come to populate all of Erin.

Erin 2nd Edition has an easily learned 2D6 based rules system that is scenario driven with a normal game lasting between one and two hours in play. The game book features full rules, no need for expansions, create and advance your characters and creatures using a full points and warband and hero generation system. Also a full Druidic Magic system and all needed rules for Chariots, Horses, Gods, Enchanted Animals and Monsters. A full and detailed narrative of the history of Erin and sections detailing the nature of each of the five main peoples of Erin. Includes three made scenarios and a short section for inclusion of a fictional Roman Invasion of Erin. Generate scenarios, the landscape and even the weather and then use the mini campaign section to manage your warband between games.  The Rule Book or The Game Pack which is the rule book and sixteen miniatures along with 2D6 dice. Miniatures are a Sidhe Warband and a Fomorian Warband. Complete starter game pack.

Thanks for Reading,


Monday 15 October 2018

HOF120 SFA Personalities pack and singles released!

A new code added to the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range for October 2018.  Our only 15mm release for the month at Alternative Armies.  Security Force Alpha (SFA) now has more personalities to command and add to infantry and bike forces.  These follow up on the SFA Wheeled Bikes and Portable Weapon Platforms with Gun Crew and the Tracked Bikes from previous releases and are great for any game system and fit right in with the rest of the array of the SFA. Go HERE or read on for more.

“All across the core star systems and on Terra itself there is a need for security after, during and even before the high rollers and expensive kit arrives in the battle zone. Security Force Alpha is just that force filling in as police, paramilitaries, mercenaries and planetary militias too. They are the faceless grunts that do the thankless jobs needed by all those who govern, control or enforce. Use them as you will from the near to the far future!”

Alternative Armies has embarked upon expanding the Security Force Alpha (SFA) array of codes within the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range in conjunction with prolific wargamer Fred Richards who has a vision of space colony warfare in the near future which we find captivating and wanted to get in on.  From the mind of Mr Richards and the guys at Alternative Armies comes the forth release in this thread the personalities for your defense force as a part of Fred's vision for the future.

HOF120 SFA Personalties
This pack contains ten 15mm scale white metal miniatures taken as a mix of six different poses with one of each and random of the rest in the pack.  Security Force Alpha (SFA) leaders and personalties for your forces dressed in clamshell armour.  You can choose a pack or single poses using the options on the web page in any quantity you wish.  They are from left to right:  SFA Heroic Officer bare headed with heavy calibre pistol (A),  SFA General in upgraded clamshell armour hands on hips smoking a cigar (B), SFA Comms specialist kneeling bare headed with assault rifle (C), SFA Banner Bearer with assault rifle on back and long pole (D) (pole supplied without flag), a Mastiff Dog (E) and a Cyber Mastiff Robot (F).  This code is supplied unpainted and without bases (shown on 20mm round bases).  These miniatures go excellently with SFA Infantry codes such as HOF112 and HOF113.  Go HERE.  

Here are some more pictures of this new pack from different angles so that you can see the detail and poses of these men and dogs.

We have released three new packs into the range in co-ordination with Fred Richards which go with these new personalities.  Here are pictures of them and you can see them all HERE.

If you are interested in fielding a force of these Human Soldiers then you are in for a treat as there is a very wide array of choice for you.  Here is a list of all of the current Security Force Alpha packs.

HOFA01 Security Force Alpha Core Box
(Save 20% off list with a whole force from codes HOF112,HOF113, HOF27, HOF28 choosing propulsion type.  75 Infantry, 2 Defence Turrets, 6 Vehicles.)

HOF120 SFA Personalties
HOF119 SFA Tracker Urban Bike Command
HOF118 SFA Tracker Urban Bikes
HOF117 SFA Support Platform Platoon
HOF116 SFA Trencher Bike Command
HOF115 SFA Trencher Bikes
HOF113 SFA Support Trooper Sprue
HOF112 SFA Trooper Sprue
HOF111 Scrofa Wheeled AFV
HOF109 SFA Crewed Skimmers
HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret kit
HOF28A Charger MkII APC Wheeled
HOF28B Charger MkII APC Hover
HOF28C Charger MKII APC Tracked

HOF86 Human Medical Team
HOF95 SFA Command
HOF97 SFA Troopers with SMG
HOF98 SFA Sergeants
HOF99 SFA Shotgun Troopers
HOF100 SFA Support Troopers
HOF101 SFA Anti Armour Troopers
HOF102 SFA Riot Team
HOF104 SFA Elite Troopers
HOF106 SFA Female Troopers
HOF7 SFA Jump Pack Troopers
HOF8 SFA Jump Pack Sergeants

See you out there among the Colonies of Mankind!

Most weeks at Alternative Armies we have two week long deals on two entire ranges every week. Each offer is 10% off every code in an entire collections on the website.  Every pack, unit, box, book and so on in the collection is ten percent cheaper than its normal price for seven days.  It changes every week at midnight GMT Sunday so it is well worth a look to see what we have on offer from our vast array of miniatures.  These are well worth seeing every Monday.  This week the offers are on are the Erin Celtic Myth 28mm range and also on our HOF 15mm Science Fiction range.

If you would like to get the latest news, releases, free content and unique to email offers from us in one place then sign up for our Mailchimp list which will get you future email from us every week with first news of new releases and special offers plus unique email only deals. Please go to our website and scroll down the home page past all the latest news right to the black bottom footer and enter your address in the box on the right hand side of the footer. We welcome feedback and you can contact us any time on  We can also manually add you to our mailing list if you send the email address to use to us giving us permission such as 'please add me to the list'.

Thanks for Reading,


Thursday 4 October 2018

Dragondaze Games Convention this weekend with a prize from us

This weekend 6th October 2018 in Newport in Wales the Dragondaze Games Convention and Mini-Comic Con will take place.  I am delighted to wish them the best of fortune for the event and Alternative Armies has done its part by donating a prize to the raffle which will take place.  Some lucky miniature enthusiast will come away from a great day of activities, stands, cosplay and more with a pack of our high fantasy 28mm Wizards.  My thanks to Simon Powell for his work on Dragondaze.

If you have some time this weekend and are in the UK then consider popping along to Dragondaze.  On their website you can learn more and see what is going on.  They also have a Facebook page.  The event will take place at this address:

Newport Centre
1 Kingsway, Newport 
Wales NP20 1UH

They have an excellent flyer for the convention which is here on our blog.  Click on it above to see it full size.  

The prize we donated to the raffle is one of our favourite codes FL11 Wizards Party which contains four miniatures and is ideal for a great many uses.

Ends Sunday Midnight
Alternative Armies begins the campaign of awesome with our 'October Offering'.  Ten percent has been taken off everything on our website until midnight GMT Sunday 7th October 2018.  You do not need to enter any code and it applies to all of our ranges and is on top of discounts for mega bundles and divisional army packs too.  Just add to cart and you can see the discount on screen on every option for every code.  You can even use your discount code if you have one.  We are always fair.  Free Worldwide Shipping kicks in at 80.00GBP in cart.  We have something for everyone who wargames so have a browse and welcome to the autumn season!  Go HERE or read the full article HERE.

Thanks for Reading,