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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Thursday 24 October 2019

Ten Percent off all orders and we now take cards online too!

Alternative Armies now accepts through its website all major credit cards and UK debit cards as well as Google and Apple pay.  To mark this we are applying a 10% discount to every order placed with us until 9am GMT 30th October 2019.  The discount is automatically applied IN CART before checkout and shipping. You need do nothing other than add to cart.  This is our last news for the month.  Go HERE or read on for full details.

This 10% discount applies to everything on the website.  Every range, all scales, all books, all digital titles and so forth.  This discount is applied ON TOP of any special offers on the website.  So if a bundle is 10% off on the screen, it will be a further 10% off when put in the cart.  You cannot use any manually added discount codes during the period of this offer.  Here is an example of the normal cart (left) and the cart with the same items during this event.  You can see 10% has been automatically taken off the total.  

During the whole month of October we are automatically adding a brand new 28mm miniature to every order placed for physical shipping.  The Witch Carline is a spooky treat great for any game system (pictured below).  You can also purchase it and you will get one free in your order too.  Go HERE to see more.  We like to treat our customers!

There is still a while before the bells begin to jingle. We would like to show you our fantastic Seasonal Range which gives you the festive firepower for your gaming table.  We have two packs of 28mm Snowmen (above) as well as an entire 15mm scale array of Snowmen, Xmas Trees, Snow Monsters, Gingerbread Men and Jack Frost as well as a one of each sampler pack with saving and a whole HOTT 24AP Army with bases.  Go HERE.

We will be back in November with more excellence and in the meantime if you would like to speak to us on wargaming and our miniatures and games we invite you to join our Facebook Group and our new MeWE page.  See you there.

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday 22 October 2019

James Ward wizards party of creative insanity for Frostgrave

I was treated to one of the strangest collections of miniatures from Alternative Armies ranges when I spoke with James Ward. He had a vision to create a warband for Frostgrave by Osprey. While many wargamers come to us for selected miniatures for their warbands for this game (we supply every pose in a pack as a single on its page..maximum choice!) this warband was beyond the norm! 

James did not tell me the story behind his choices from our High Fantasy range, the Grinning Skull range and the Sengoku range so I am taking a stab at guessing what the warband is. The game allows for a great variety centred around a Wizard. My thinking is that the Wizard is an Illusionist and he is using a combination of hired muscle and creatures to form his force. After all a sword master attacking with a killer plant and little gingerbread men..what else could it be? 

We have hundreds of 28mm scale miniatures spread across many ranges. In the warband here I have linked up to the miniatures used in the picture so that you can find them easily if desired. FL11-02 Ogre with Baggage, FL19-02 Assassin hooded with Blade, CA7-03 Gladiator with Sword. Two of SGF77 Greater Centipede Demon and GRN70 Three Headed Plant. Lastly a pack of four 15mm scale SN05 Gingerbread Men

You could begin in the Adventurers and Wizards or in the Barbarians pages for your choices. In fact there is a super bundle of all twelve Barbarian characters plus our female Druidess included free!

Until the end of October 2019 you will get the brand new FL24-02 Witch Carline FREE in any order placed automatically as it is shipped out to you. A female wizard for your warband. 

Thanks for Reading, 


Monday 21 October 2019

Bakewell Mixed Pairs DBA 2019 prizes donated by Alternative Armies

We were delighted to once again sponsor an event with the Bakewell club for DBA.  On Saturday 12th October twenty players faced off and as well as the honour of the win the top rankers also got a wee prize donated by Alternative Armies.  Read the full article with pictures and list of players and winners on the Derwentgamer Blog.  Our thanks to Simon Wilson.

Alternative Armies has several 15mm scale ranges suitable for historical wargaming using DBA and other game systems.  Ranging from the dark age period to napoleonics.  All offer great value and maximum choice as they are single figure purchase in any amount.

HOT59 Stone Wall and MRX1 Cannon plus MRX7 Early 16th Century Crew

Well done to all who took part and here to is many more events!


Friday 18 October 2019

First Samurai and Ashigaru Catmen released for Kitton!

The new fantasy Catmen of Kitton expands this time with two new packs added to the existing eight poses.  We introduce the first four Ashigaru and first four Samurai!

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!

If you missed the news last month when this new expansion to the World of Valon began then please read the article in full on our BLOG. Kitton has its own page on our website where all miniatures, articles, links and so forth will appear.  Visit it HERE.

58011 Kitoka Ashigaru Yari
This pack contains four different 28mm scale metal Kitoka Catmen miniatures of an average height of 23mm.  The Ashigaru are the foot soldiers of the warlords of Kitton and are armoured while carrying a spear called a Yari. Each is supplied with a separate sword bundle.  They are soldiers for your forces.  Choose from a pack or single poses.

58012 Kitoka Samurai Katana
This pack contains four different 28mm scale metal Kitoka Catmen miniatures of an average height of 23mm.  These Samurai are the life long warriors of Kitton who command respect from all around them.  They are heavily armoured and each is supplied with a separate sword bundle and separate back banner.  These are superior soldiers for your forces.  Choose from a pack or single poses.

The Kitton Range will expand again in November and we would like to thank everyone for their kind words and for their custom for this new venture.


Thursday 17 October 2019

Resin Tomb blog looks at Sengoku Monster Hunter Rampage

An in depth independent look at the expansion Rampage to the 15mm Japanese monster hunting game Sengoku published by Alternative Armies and written by Steve Danes. Our thanks to Nicolai Ostergaard for this impartial article.  Go HERE.

The book can be had in print or as a digital download on our website as well as a huge selection of miniatures HERE. Enjoy!


Tuesday 15 October 2019

HOT126 Savage Werewolves released!

“Cursed by a bite.  Cursed upon the full moon by a man as monster.  Now the hunger is in you.  Your time will come as luna rises.  Your name is Werewolf!”

A new pack this month in the HOT 15mm Fantasy range for October 2019.  Though released as a fantasy code it is equally at home in a modern or historical or science fiction game in 15mm scale.  Werewolves ready for the hunt!

HOT126 Savage Werewolves
This pack contains ten metal 15mm scale miniatures in a mix of four poses.  Werewolves the howling at the moon creatures which burst forth monthly from their human forms to bring bloody fury upon enemies and friends alike.  As with all HOT codes you can chose from a pack or select a sampler which composes one of each pose from this pack.  Ideal for skirmish gaming.  They are 15mm tall to the eye line making them a bit larger than Human typical height as is only proper.  Go HERE.

Werewolves are excellent hunters, lurkers and fast attackers for your army..but what of the other night time fights?

The legions of the Living Dead!  We have many packs of infantry and cavalry and artillery in the form of Skeletons, Zombies, Wraiths and Ghosts.

Dungeon Scenics in 15mm scale.  Including Dem Bones as well as other packs of treasure and all manner of things for your gaming table.

The mighty monsters of war!  Such as the fearsome Ghoul Dragon these can add some weight to your forces.

Lastly our new Werewolves have cousins in The Ion Age in the form of the Beotans allies of the Shia Khan Empire.  If you want your lycanthropes armed to the..err..teeth..then these are for you!

Thank you for reading,


Monday 14 October 2019

Paddling with Pigs a Slaughterloo battle report from the USA

It is my pleasure to present to to you a brief battle report with images from the United States of America.  A game of Slaughterloo featuring the Dogmen of Pudigrochumsberg and the Dwarves of the Von Rotte Legion. Based on a scenario from the free army booklet for these forces the two players were Bob McAlister and Mike Messenger both long time players of Slaughterloo.  Read on for more and click on the composite images to enlarge them.  Thanks. GBS

Paddling with Pigs

"Those Pummilig Pigs..I wonder if they would be tasty in sausage form with morning tea?"

Taking inspiration from the Uniformation article for the Dogmen of Pudigrochumsberg which deals with the Silage War the 'Paddling with Pigs' scenario was upscaled to Slaughterloo and put on the table.  You can download this article by clicking through to their page above on the website.  The players expanded upon the text given.

The short and vicious Silage War.
The War of Silage was a minor part of the Bier Wars but it saw two small but professional armies go toe to toe and featured three major battles and dozens of skirmishes which set the soldiers of Pudigrochumsberg in good stead for the coming war against Ostaria and its murdering lunatic leader the Emperior Klaffenhund.

So playing out The War of Silage in Flintloque and Slaughterloo as part of the Dwarf Bier Wars. It is the goal of the Baron Von Rotte to capture the city of Saltzbark and thereby King Bonio to make the king wear the pink dress and to throw him in the pig pen. To that end a chain of scenarios can be assembled building towards this goal. I do hope to get at least some of these scenarios ready and published for free in the future.

The first scenario in the chain currently titled 'Paddling with Pigs'. This scenario sees a border incursion by Hussar light cavalry against an outpost of Line infantry with the aim of preventing the Dwarves from crossing the river until a rider dispatched to battalion can bring some Dogman cavalry forward to assist the Pudigroan.

The scenario was fought with two divisions using the standard rules of Slaughterloo.  Above you can see the set up of the table on a six by four layout with the stream running cross the middle and a bridge which will be the focal point of the scenario.

The two armies are set up and play begins.  Which units featured in each division?

Von Rotte Legion
52501 Krautian Uhlan lancers (10) used as the Hussars, since the riders had too much ale and fell off their pigs and had to be re-glued.
52503 Von Rotte Line Grenadiers (20)
52514 Von Rotte Line (20)
52504 Dwarf Landwehr (20)
52521 Von Rotte light infantry (12)
52519 Von Rotte cuirassiers (10)
LE042 Frederic Von Rotte (General)

56589 Pudigroan Line (20)
56589 Pudigroan Line (20)
56588 Rache Carabiniers (12) 
56587 Officers (2)
56590 Pudigroan Foot Artillery 
56592 Cruellest Deville Cuirassiers (10) 
LE046 King Bonio as an observer.

It was decided that we could bring on a total of six units out of the DAPS (Divisional Army Packs).

The two armies advance upon the bridge but with its nearer start and cavalry lead the Dwarves reach it first!

Von Rotte Cuirassiers thunder across the bridge with supporting musketry from the infantry.  The Dogmen form up on the opposite bank to meet their charge!

Amid the flash of swords the Von Rotte are broken and have to fall back across the bridge leaving the way open for the Dogmen to make the advance.  A 12lb cannon has been brought up to the edge of the stream and loaded with grapeshotte...

King Bonio looks on proudly as his orange coated infantry begin the march under the volleys of the Dwarf Militia and Von Rotte Line.  The game progresses and the Dogmen take the opposite bank and defeat the Legion!

Thank you to Bob McAlister and Mike Messenger for taking the time to shoot these pictures and provide core details of the game that was played. Good show!

Saturday 12 October 2019

HOT35 Giant Hydra is back and on offer

Among our new releases in our ranges Alternative Armies is also constantly re-molding existing models and bringing in print runs of existing titles.  Typically we do not tell you all about this as it is ongoing.  But every now and again a code will also be re-mastered (meaning its design is tweaked or tightened for easier casting or production) and it gets a new paint scheme or other improvement.  These we like to share and we put an offer on them too passing the saving on to wargamers.  This time it is the favourite HOT35 Giant Hydra in the HOT 15mm Fantasy range.

Seven headed serpentine behemoth that terrorised Lerna in the ancient days of Greek Heroes. Evil to the core and great for challenging your 15mm heroes or as part of an army. This pack contains one 15mm scale monster kit cast in high quality metal. Assembled from three pieces and standing 65mm tall the Hydra is a monster to be proud of in your collection.  Easy to assemble. One of our most popular codes it has now been re-mastered and re-molded.  Supplied unpainted and unassembled.  Go HERE.

Some scale pictures and views for you to enjoy.  The Hydra is one of more than two dozen monsters in the range and it is among the largest of the miniatures in the HOT Range too.

Thanks for Reading,


Wednesday 9 October 2019

Bradley Miniatures releases four 15mm scale tanks plus accessories

As you may well know Alternative Armies works closely with Bradley Miniatures on their excellent 6mm science fiction range.  It is our pleasure to present the first codes in the new 15mm scale version of the range on their own new page! These are all the 15mm science fiction codes we will be releasing this month. Go HERE or read on for more.

Great for any game system in 15mm scale the Lionheart and Stormheart tanks are excellent value and easy to assemble.

BR1501A Star Legion Lionheart A Tank
This pack contains one 15mm scale kit in high quality resin and metal with all parts required to build one Star Legion Tank.  Once assembled the vehicle is 70mm long, 40mm wide and 30mm tall.  A main gun in turret plus side armour panels and heavy machine gun pods.  It also has a forward hull mounted gun. Supplied unpainted and unassembled and shown with HOF120B SFA Senior Officer (15mm tall) for scale and not supplied.

BR1501B Star Legion Lionheart B Tank
This pack contains one 15mm scale kit in high quality resin with all parts required to build one Star Legion Tank.  Once assembled the vehicle is 70mm long, 40mm wide and 30mm tall.  A main gun in turret with additional turret ring armour. Supplied unpainted and unassembled and shown with HOF120B SFA Senior Officer (15mm tall) for scale and not supplied.

BR1502A Star Legion Stormheart A Tank
This pack contains one 15mm scale kit in high quality resin and metal with all parts required to build one Star Legion Tank.  Once assembled the vehicle is 70mm long, 40mm wide and 25mm tall.  A central hull mounted main gun and additional side armour panels. Supplied unpainted and unassembled and shown with HOF120B SFA Senior Officer (15mm tall) for scale and not supplied.

BR1502B Star Legion Stormheart B Tank
This pack contains one 15mm scale kit in high quality resin and metal with all parts required to build one Star Legion Tank.  Once assembled the vehicle is 70mm long, 40mm wide and 25mm tall.  A central hull mounted main gun plus two side mounted heavy machine gun pods. Supplied unpainted and unassembled and shown with HOF120B SFA Senior Officer (15mm tall) for scale and not supplied.

BR1503 Star Legion Tank Space Armour Skirts 
This code contains two 15mm scale metal side armour skirts.  One left and one right for use with any vehicle put primarily the Lionheart and Stormheart tanks. Supplied unassembled and unpainted.

BR1504 Star Legion Tank HMG Pods
This code contains two 15mm scale metal heavy machine gun pods.  One left and one right for use with any vehicle but primarily the Lionheart and Stormheart tanks. Supplied unassembled and unpainted.

We hope you like this new scale for Bradley Miniatures which goes alongside the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range and the Loud Ninja Games plus Laserburn which also feature vehicles in that scale.  There are also many vehicles in 15mm scale in The Ion Age page for those. The range will expand if these tanks are popular.

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday 8 October 2019

Big Range of single miniature and element bases expands with two more packs

Alternative Armies has released two more codes into our range of Bases for Miniatures which gives even more choice for your wargaming needs.  Great for any game system from our own to anyone else’s too.  

We have more releases to come this month but keep in mind that every order placed during October 2019 gets the awesome Witch Carline miniature free automatically.

95092 Metal Element Bases (40mm by 30mm)
This new pack contains four metal element bases.  Go HERE.

95093 Metal Element Bases (40mm by 60mm)
This new pack contains two metal element bases.  Go HERE.

There are more than thirty choices in metal, resin and plastic bases for you to browse.  Also specialised bases for games such as Sengoku Monster Hunter.

Thanks for Reading,


Monday 7 October 2019

The Noble Knight Games 28mm Female Knight Miniature

As Alternative Armies prime agent in the United States of America we have an excellent working relationship with Noble Knight Games. Noble Knight is one of the largest sellers of new and second hand miniatures, board games and many other gaming related items. You can see the thousands of our codes which they carry HERE. Recently we were delighted to assist Noble Knight in some new graphics for their website and in creating a very special miniature. The 28mm embodiment of their logo..the Noble Knight herself. 

You can only get this miniature, manufactured by Alternative Armies, from Noble Knight Games on their website HERE. It is a wonderfully detailed and posed plate armoured knight with a sword and her long hair flowing in the wind. 

What could you do with such a miniature in your collection? Well almost anything! The Noble Knight makes for a fine roleplay character or a member of your band of adventurers in any game system. Is she a Paladin? The daughter of a Noble? An orphan who has campaigned long to pay for her armour? Does she lead a group of Knights? 

The Noble Knight has a sister in our own ranges in the form of the Midsummer Druidess a lady who did not take up the sword but rather sought magic through nature. These two would look fine on your table top. You can get this miniature from Noble Knight Games too HERE

Alternative Armies has thousands of miniatures on its website and almost all of these are in stock with Noble Knight in the USA. They run frequent offers and their diversity of products is simply mind blowing. If you have not visited them then please do. If you are interested in carrying our ranges for trade accounts then contact Noble Knight if you are in the USA in the first instance. 

Thanks for Reading,