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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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Friday, 27 September 2019

Sengoku Monster Hunter expansion Rampage now released in print and as digital download

Written by Steve Danes and with artwork from Sam Croes and John Bell the expansion title to Sengoku Monster Hunter is now shipping worldwide in print after its pre-order offer and we are delighted now to release the book as a paid digital download too. The digital download version of this title is twenty percent less in price than in print as with our other digital books.  Go HERE for all our digital titles.


If you are not familiar with Sengoku Monster Hunter then you can read all about it on our website HERE.  It is a tabletop game in 15mm scale for one to four players where you take the part of a Hunter and seek out Japanese Mythological creatures who are terrorising the countryside.  The very nature of the game makes every play of it different and it has a loyal following.  The Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy miniature range sculpted by John Bell has over one hundred and thirty different miniatures and its growing.  So what can you expect to find in the fifty two pages of Rampage?  Here is a run down with a couple of page images.  Go HERE to see those and more pages larger.



Rampage is the second book in the Sengoku Monster Hunter series; the game set in a mythical Japanese past of fierce monsters and even fiercer monster hunters. This is a supplement to the original rules and it provides much more material for playing Sengoku Monster Hunter. Players will need to be familiar with the original rules and will of course need the first book to be able to make use of Rampage.

More Monsters More Encounters
This includes a whole new batch of monsters such Rokurokubi, Tsurube-Otoshi, Nurikabe, Snakemen and more. There are also a whole new set of profiles for the various demons and devils that can be encountered, obviously all more powerful than those previously described - but with greater risks comes greater rewards! Also included are a new set of encounters that can be played out during the hunt such as the Soba Shop, Mile Markers, Police, Komuso Monks and many others. These new encounters will provide an interesting array of new challenges, distractions and even some benefits to the hunters on their expeditions.

New Hunters
As well as new monsters and new encounters, these rules contain new hunter types including the shape shifting Yokai and the dreaded Water Shadow Clan. Players who are familiar with the game and have their own favourite hunters can try their luck with these new characters and the new skills and abilities that they bring. This book also includes five new named characters, legendary hunters of old who continue to inspire new generations of hunters. Players can take these characters from their humble origins and turn them into the heroic hunters that they became.

New Hunting Grounds
These rules provide extensive details about a new hunting ground that players can try out - the dreaded wave washed caves of the Underworld. In this gloomy underground realm, not only are the hunters at risk from the hostile denizens of the caves but there is the dark and dangerous environment of the caves themselves with the ever present risk of rock falls, floods and the other more sinister consequences of the little understood Ghost Light. Only the bravest hunters will try out this new and hostile environment.

Monster Rampage!
Contained within these rules is a new way to play Sengoku. This is still a solo game but as the heading suggests, now the hunters face a different challenge, now there are more monsters, now it is the monsters that are on the attack. To coin a phrase - “now the hunters become the hunted”. Players may wish to ignore this section because it contains information that will put their cherished hunters at severe risk. In a Monster Rampage, hordes of monsters will try and overwhelm the stealthy hunter and exact severe and bloody retribution. I won’t be offended if players choose to avoid this section. But if players do take up this challenge they will find six new hunting scenarios plus additional material such as monster spells and all manner of other nastiness. You have been warned…

Gashadokuro giant skeleton of the dead in Sengoku Monster Hunter
This one page free article which adds to Rampage gives you the rules in play to field the biggest monster thus far in the game.  It includes monster tokens to add to your collection.  Download it from our website storage by CLICKING HERE.


Free Simple 20mm Grids for Sengoku Rampage
In your games of Sengoku Monster Hunter Rampage you can choose to fight in the Underground with all the hazards that presents.  You can use any squared grids or tiles in your collection but we are happy to present to you a free article containing simple grids of all the types of chambers and caverns you can expect in play. These simple 20mm grids work with the 15mm miniatures and can be reproduced as many times as you wish.  Download this article from our website storage by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you for Reading,

GBS

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Kitton a new 28mm range of Fantasy Catmen begins!

Alternative Armies is delighted to bring to you a new expansion to the World of Valon.  Kitton!


Far from Urop and beyond the Mordredian Wars away from the battle between the Ferach Empire and the alliances against it is a land almost sealed off from the rest of Valon. Sealed by fate and by the tumult caused by the shattering of the bonds of Wylde Magicke.  This land is called Kitton home of the Kitoka.  The Kitoka lived in harmony with the mountainous land around them and under the sway of the strange creatures which inhabited its forests, streams and fields but that was before the great war. Started by the shattering of the laws of Wylde Magicke this war brought chaos to Kitton and great tumult in nature.  This war ended with the titanic battle of Sekimeowara which saw the Kitoka victorious against arrayed magicke creatures.  The war resulted in the rule of the Tiddlesgawa Shogunate.  The feline Kitota live in a rigid society topped by the Daimyo lords then the Samurai warriors, the Ashigaru soldiers below them then the merchants and peasants and the outcast Ronin most lowly of all.  Skirmishes between Daimyo are common as are bandit raids and attacks by monstrous yokai too.  Welcome to Kitton!


We introduce to you the latest expansion in the World of Valon.  It is rather different in flavour for though it occurs at the same time as the rest of the 4th Age of Valon it is distant to the Power Ring and science.  We begin with two packs of Kitoka Ronin.  Outcast former Samurai who are perfect core for your building band of characters.  Highly detailed metal 28mm scale miniatures depicting Japanese inspired Catmen sculpted by our lead designer Sam Croes.  From these two packs totalling eight miniatures we will be releasing more codes each month as we populate the islands of Kitton. Go HERE. These are the new miniatures!



In much the same manner as Flintloque itself came into being we will be growing the Kitton range before we release a beginners set similar to 5024 Escape the Dark Czar.  It is our intent to get to the beginners set and then beyond it with soldiers, civilians, female miniatures and monsters too.  Skirmish gaming is the aim.  I know what you are thinking next...mass battle and yes we have factored in units to lead to a 5030 Slaughterloo level of play.  It is a long term project but much like our first Contender GNAT 15mm mech which is a first with more to follow and new game books such as Doom Squad with titles to come Alternative Armies is committed to tabletop gaming!


Kitton has its own new page on our website where all miniatures, articles, links and so forth will appear.  Visit it HERE.


Lastly as you may know Alternative Armies offers pro-painted and based miniatures ready to ship on our website. Our talented team of ladies here in Scotland add codes to their pages on the site weekly and right now they have limited stock of these two new Kitton packs just released. If you want your figures ready to use out of the box at a great price see HERE.

Thank you for reading and if you have questions please do ask us on sales@alternative-armies.com and we will be happy to help you.

GBS

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Three New Flintloque casualty packs for Dogmen and Centaur

Alternative Armies presents its three releases for the existing World of Valon ranges in September 2019.  New resin casualty packs!


For use in Flintloque and in Slaughterloo.  Read on for more information.


56126 Frei Corp Von Chum Casualties
This pack contains four 28mm scale resin miniatures in two different poses of dead Dogmen soldiers of the elite Von Chum.  For use in play with your units of 56504 Frei Corp Von Chum light infantry in the service of the Ostarian Empire.  Supplied unpainted and with resin cartouche bases.  Go HERE.


56127 Von Mohlblume Casualties
This pack contains four 28mm scale resin miniatures in two different poses of dead small Dogmen soldiers of the tiny dutchy of Pugs.  For use in play with your units of 56595 Von Mohlblume Line infantry in the Confederation of Finklestein.  Supplied unpainted with resin cartouche bases.  Go HERE.


57040 Centaur Casualty
This pack contains one 28mm scale resin miniature of a dead Centaur from the city of Coltz in the land of Diberia.  For use in play with your units of Centaurs such as 57508 5er Uhlans de Coltz Regiment in the service of the Ferach Empire.  Supplied unpainted with a resin cartouche base.  Go HERE.


56595 Von Mohlblume Line
This set contains 28mm white metal miniatures including an officer with Sword and Pistol, Musician with Drum, Sergeant with Pike, Standard Bearer and four different poses of Dogmen all with muskets. Dwarf sized 'Pug' type Dogmen standing around 23mm tall. A small dutchy within the Empire of Ostaria and in the service of the mad Emperor Klaffenhund. Or you can use them to portray any one of the multitude of tiny stattes in the Confederation of Finklestein. Go HERE.


These new fallen soldiers are great for keeping track of the dead in your games and they join our growing list of casualties.  Here they are in a list for you to see along all the armies of Valon.


Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Monday, 16 September 2019

Free downloads for Sengoku Monster Hunter expansion book Rampage

Written by Steve Danes and with artwork from Sam Croes and John Bell the expansion title to Sengoku Monster Hunter is now online for print pre-orders at 10% off list until 27th September.  Go HERE.  

Pre-orders will ship then and at that time we will release a digital download paid version of the book too (as normal it will be twenty percent cheaper than print). Pre-orders are building up now and we wanted to bring to your attention three things.  Firstly that the print run of the book has now arrived!  Beyond this we have two free articles which bolt right onto Rampage for you to download right now.  See these on our Free Downloads page or read on for more details and links.


If you are not familiar with Sengoku Monster Hunter then you can read all about it on our website HERE.  It is a tabletop game in 15mm scale for one to four players where you take the part of a Hunter and seek out Japanese Mythological creatures who are terrorising the countryside.  The very nature of the game makes every play of it different and it has a loyal following.  The Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy miniature range sculpted by John Bell has over one hundred and thirty different miniatures and its growing.  Rampage is the second book in the Sengoku Monster Hunter series; the game set in a mythical Japanese past of fierce monsters and even fiercer monster hunters. 


This is a supplement to the original rules and it provides much more material for playing Sengoku Monster Hunter. Players will need to be familiar with the original rules and will of course need the first book to be able to make use of Rampage.  Go to the website for a full run down of what is in the book HERE.

Gashadokuro giant skeleton of the dead in Sengoku Monster Hunter
This one page free article which adds to Rampage gives you the rules in play to field the biggest monster thus far in the game.  It includes monster tokens to add to your collection.  Download it from our website storage by CLICKING HERE.

Free Simple 20mm Grids for Sengoku Rampage
In your games of Sengoku Monster Hunter Rampage you can choose to fight in the Underground with all the hazards that presents.  You can use any squared grids or tiles in your collection but we are happy to present to you a free article containing simple grids of all the types of chambers and caverns you can expect in play. These simple 20mm grids work with the 15mm miniatures and can be reproduced as many times as you wish.  Download this article from our website storage by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you for your support and enjoy the free articles.

GBS

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Tabletop Games UK impartial review of our 28mm Alternate Stars miniatures

An impartial review of the 28mm Alternate Stars sci-fi miniatures from Alternative Armies by Adam Brown over at Tabletop Games UK.  Great for any setting from Rogue Stars to Rogue Trader and Scrappers too. 


Have a read HERE and see the pictures.  

Thanks! 

GBS

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Contender GNATS Mech 100mm tall released and new Meerkat Spotter Suit!

Alternative Armies is joining the ranks of the giants with two new releases into the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range this month.  Our first big mech (we call them GNATS) and a specialised battlesuit whose role is to find targets for it.  Go HERE for the range or read on for details.


Security Force Alpha just got a major upgunning! As if more than a platoon of infantry poses plus specialised troops, battlesuits, bikes, portable weapons, light and medium vehicles plus drop pods and drop coffin were not enough now the GNATS are here.


HOF131 Contender GNATS Mech
This 15mm scale high quality resin kit contains all the pieces needed to assemble the Contender GNATS.  Standing at 100mm tall when assembled the Contender has eleven pieces which create a durable model made for use on your gaming table.  GNATS stands for 'Giant Neuro Assist Titanic Soldiers' and they are the ultimate weapon of battle.  The model is easy to assemble.  It is supplied unpainted and unassembled without a base (base shown is a 59527 75mm Round).  Refer to the parts image to see what is included.  Other miniatures from the HOF range are shown for scale only (SFA Trooper is 16mm tall).  The Contender is armed with a twin barrel 90mm automatic cannon with ammo hopper plus an under arm 130mm howitzer and a top hull turret seven slot missile pod.  It also has a number of point defence lasers for small scale anti-infantry and material tasks both front and rear. It has rocket pods fitted to its rear to allow easy balance and stance regaining.  Contenders are front line units in the USGC (United States GNATS Core). It is a tier two GNATS meaning it is a main battle size machine. It is 2090 and the world is at war! Go HERE.


HOF140 Meerkat Spotter Suit
This 15mm scale battlesuit kit contains all of the pieces needed to assemble the specialist Meerkat Spotter Suit.  Standing 30mm tall when assembled the Meerkat has seven pieces.  A distant relative of the BearCat Battlesuit this model is easy to assemble.  It is supplied unassembled and unpainted without a base (base shown is a 59025 30mm Round).  Refer to the parts image to see what is included.  Other miniatures shown are for scale only.  The Meerkat is armed with a rotary gatling and a three round striker missile pod.  Its primary mission is to use its powerful comms array with its two aerials to seek out enemy strong points and to relay that information to heavier units.  Often paired with GNATS the Meerkat can be a valuable ally in the field.  Go HERE.  


There will be more information on GNATS as well as the near future world of the 2080's in which these giants of war face their foes.  In the meantime if you have questions please do ask us on sales@alternative-armies.com. These are all of our 15mm releases for the month of September and thank you for your custom.

GBS

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Perscheron Cargo Transporter new 6mm by Bradley Miniatures

Now on the Bradley Miniatures 6mm science fiction range page at Alternative Armies the brand new BR032 Perscheron Cargo Transporter! Go HERE or read on for more details about the next model in this expanding range. The big rig is here!  Transport your fuel, your cargo, your goods with the Perscheron.  This truck with trailer is great for any 6mm game system and will need to be protected by armed vehicles like the Kuu Patroller.  


BR032 Perscheron Cargo Transporter
Your valuable commodities will be easily carried by this truck and trailer.  A 6mm scale metal vehicle kit which comes in a pack of four or can be selected as a single vehicle with one or other load as well on the page.  Each Perscheron is composed of a truck cab and a flat bed trailer along with either a fuel tanker load (long cylinder) or two hexagonal cargo pods. The four pack contains two of each load. Easy to assemble and 50mm long once put together.  Supplied unassembled. Go HERE.


No matter which game system you play in 6mm you will find something of interest in the Bradley Miniatures range.  Here is the current list of codes each of which comes as a single model or in a pack from which you can select a single if you wish.

BR002 Armadillo APC
BR003 Stalker Missile Tank
BR004 Hunter Battle Tank
BR005 Nemian Assault Tank
BR006 Tiger Walker
BR007 Jet Grenadier Platoon
BR008 Grenadier Platoon
BR009 Grenadier Weapons Platoon
BR010 Stormhunter SPG
BR011 Lionsguard Platoon
BR012 Attack Bike Platoon
BR013 Gryphon Gravscout
BR014 Trencher APC


BR015 Flame APC Caisse
BR016 Tryant SPG Caisse
BR017 Marksman AA Caisse
BR018 T47 Main Battle Tank
BR019 Actium Superheavy Tank 
BR020 Kourian Superheavy Tank
BR021 Calydon Battle Tank
BR022 Tyros Laser Destroyer Tank 
BR023 Lionheart A Battle Tank
BR024 Lionheart B Battle Tank
BR025 Ironclad Superheavy Tank
BR026 Lynx Scout Walker
BR027 Corvo Dropship (Massive 6mm scale Dropship) 


BR029 Kuu Patrol Vehicle
BR032 Perscheron Cargo Transporter

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Monday, 9 September 2019

Classic Asgard 25mm Giant Lizard with Saurian Rider and Hydraulic Saddle

Following up on last time when the SF3 Weapons Set 2019 and the four Orts returned from the 1980's to now the 25mm scale Asgard Miniatures science fiction range expands again now with the centre piece of many collections of classic space opera..the Giant Lizard with Saurian rider! Working alongside wargaming veteran Mark Stevenson who runs the Asgard Miniatures group on Facebook (check it out and join HERE) and who is an avid historian and collector of Asgard it is our intent to bring as many of these codes back to the world as possible month by month.

You can see what we have thus far on the Asgard 25mm Science Fiction page and we also have the 15mm scale Asgard as well on the website if you like them smaller in play. 



SF0 Giant Lizard with Saurian Rider and Hydraulic Saddle 
This metal 25mm scale code contains one kit composed of the Giant Lizard (40mm tall, 80mm total length which will fit most riders), a Saurian warrior in exotic armour (open handed which will take most SF3 Weapons) to ride upon the lizard, the Hydraulic Saddle (composed of five pieces easy to assemble) and we have put in a SF3H Hunting Blaster (as seen in the picture) for the rider to hold. Once put together the model is 60mm tall and 80mm total length. Great for any game. You can choose from a complete kit of all the parts or the Giant Lizard only, the Rider only (no weapon) or the saddle set only. Select from the menu. Supplied Unpainted and without Bases. Go HERE. Images are from the collection of Mark Stevenson 



Get yourself a piece of British wargaming history. This is our only Asgard release for this month but we will return with more after that so keep your peepers peeled. 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Sengoku expansion book Rampage pre-order now save ten percent plus Set IV released

The time has come.  The moment as promised is here. Written by Steve Danes and with artwork from Sam Croes and John Bell the expansion title to Sengoku Monster Hunter is now online for print pre-orders.  Go HERE.  Pre-order your copy and you will save 10% off release price and your book will be sent out on release day worldwide (along with anything else you put in the same order).  Release day is Friday 27th September 2019.  Upon print release the digital download version of this title will released at twenty percent less than print as with our other digital books.


If you are not familiar with Sengoku Monster Hunter then you can read all about it on our website HERE.  It is a tabletop game in 15mm scale for one to four players where you take the part of a Hunter and seek out Japanese Mythological creatures who are terrorising the countryside.  The very nature of the game makes every play of it different and it has a loyal following.  The Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy miniature range sculpted by John Bell has over one hundred and thirty different miniatures and its growing.  So what can you expect to find in the fifty two pages of Rampage?  Here is a run down with a couple of page images.  Go HERE to see those and more pages larger.



Rampage is the second book in the Sengoku Monster Hunter series; the game set in a mythical Japanese past of fierce monsters and even fiercer monster hunters. This is a supplement to the original rules and it provides much more material for playing Sengoku Monster Hunter. Players will need to be familiar with the original rules and will of course need the first book to be able to make use of Rampage.

More Monsters More Encounters
This includes a whole new batch of monsters such Rokurokubi, Tsurube-Otoshi, Nurikabe, Snakemen and more. There are also a whole new set of profiles for the various demons and devils that can be encountered, obviously all more powerful than those previously described - but with greater risks comes greater rewards! Also included are a new set of encounters that can be played out during the hunt such as the Soba Shop, Mile Markers, Police, Komuso Monks and many others. These new encounters will provide an interesting array of new challenges, distractions and even some benefits to the hunters on their expeditions.

New Hunters
As well as new monsters and new encounters, these rules contain new hunter types including the shape shifting Yokai and the dreaded Water Shadow Clan. Players who are familiar with the game and have their own favourite hunters can try their luck with these new characters and the new skills and abilities that they bring. This book also includes five new named characters, legendary hunters of old who continue to inspire new generations of hunters. Players can take these characters from their humble origins and turn them into the heroic hunters that they became.

New Hunting Grounds
These rules provide extensive details about a new hunting ground that players can try out - the dreaded wave washed caves of the Underworld. In this gloomy underground realm, not only are the hunters at risk from the hostile denizens of the caves but there is the dark and dangerous environment of the caves themselves with the ever present risk of rock falls, floods and the other more sinister consequences of the little understood Ghost Light. Only the bravest hunters will try out this new and hostile environment.

Monster Rampage!
Contained within these rules is a new way to play. This is still a solo game but as the heading suggests, now the hunters face a different challenge, now there are more monsters, now it is the monsters that are on the attack. To coin a phrase - “now the hunters become the hunted”. Players may wish to ignore this section because it contains information that will put their cherished hunters at severe risk. In a Monster Rampage, hordes of monsters will try and overwhelm the stealthy hunter and exact severe and bloody retribution. I won’t be offended if players choose to avoid this section. But if players do take up this challenge they will find six new hunting scenarios plus additional material such as monster spells and all manner of other nastiness. You have been warned…


SGFP38 The Sengoku Set VI
Twenty One white metal and resin miniatures including scenic pieces designed by John Bell and Sam Croes suitable for use in any oriental themed 15mm scale game system or army. This is a set containing one of every pose in the sixth set of the range SGF103 through to SGF123.  Small amount of Assembly required. The pack offers a small saving off single purchases of those codes.  Get one of everything!

We have also released new single pieces on top of Set IV.  These are as followings and can be used with existing upper human and creature bodies.  Go HERE.


SGF124 Sohei Armoured Legs walking 
SGF125 Sohei Armoured Legs standing
SGF126 Ikko Ikki Armoured Legs walking
SGF127 Ikko Ikki Armoured Legs standing
SGF128 Unarmoured Riders Legs
SGF129 Armoured Riders Legs
SGF130 Walking Unarmoured Horse
SGF131 Galloping Unarmoured Horse 

Thank you for Reading,

GBS

Monday, 2 September 2019

Fifteen Percent of all bases for models and miniatures this September

Each month Alternative Armies gives wargamers a treat.  We give you a bit bang more for your buck.  We choose a range from among all the various scales and genres we have and we take 15% off every code in that range for an entire month.  For September 2019 until the morning dawn brings October it is our popular Bases for Miniatures range.  Go HERE and have an explore!


When you put your miniatures into play you will want to mount them on bases.  We have bases in resin, in metal and in plastic.  We have circles, squares, rectangles and more in various sizes.  Suitable for 28mm as well as 15mm and 6mm scale plus diorama and element bases for systems such as HOTT, Sengoku Monster Hunter and Furioso.  Excellent choice and value.


As well as the array of bases we have some other codes in this collection.  Mounts without riders and also our CA8 Flat Doors in three sizes.  See all of this HERE.

We have a lot of news coming in the next four weeks with new releases into the Sengoku Range and a pre-order too, a BIG release into the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range, several releases into Flintloque and Slaughterloo plus a new code from Bradley 6mm range too and more classic 25mm Asgard.  All of this will be detailed at the time but it is going to be an awesome month..just wait and see!

Thanks for Reading,

GBS