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 March 2021

Chariot Armoured Car multi kit released for Bradley 15mm Sci-fi range

"The Chariot Armoured Car is a commonly used vehicle and is often found in low intensity brush wars and alongside Devil Frog artillery in the field. A compact bifuel-cell drive provides good range and simple logistics, ensuring that any size Colonial force is likely to include them in its ranks"

This pack contains one 15mm scale kit in high quality resin and metal with all parts required to build one Chariot Armoured Car many ways.  Supplied is the main hull, eight wheels, two different turrets, three turret gun options as well as two sponson guns PLUS three sprues of equipment which you can place as you please.  Lots of load out options. Assembly is required of low complexity.  See parts diagrams and example painted builds on the website.  Go HERE.

When assembled this vehicle is 70mm long, 30mm wide and about 20mm tall.  It goes together several ways picking a turret and main gun combination and then placing the equipment on the hull or turret as you choose.

The equipment set from the Chariot can be had on its own too as code BR1506A with nine pieces. Great for any vehicle in your collection.

Check out the other 15mm vehicles from Bradley such as the tanks above (singles or a value set of all four) as well as the great Devil Frog Artillery tractor and field gun all HERE.

The Bradley vehicles go really well with the HOF Range. In fact those are Security Force Alpha (SFA) troopers you can see in the pictures and you can see all the 15mm scale vehicles in the HOF Range including Drop Pods, Drop Coffin, Bikes, Battlesuits, Mechs, Scouts, APC's and more.  There is also a mega bundle for the SFA which saves you 20% on screen and gives six chargers plus turrets and a load of infantry.

Thanks for Reading,


Monday 29 March 2021

56599 Von Mohnblume Artillery Crew released for Flintloque

Not far from the great city of Prest near the Bonhundian border with the Ostarian Empire is the small Dutchy of Von Mohlblume. A collection of towns and villages ruled by the young Duke Kurz Nase Von Mohlblume a cousin of the Emperor Klaffenhund. The dutchy is in a rare position in that it exists within the Empire but has some autonomy as long as it contributes troops to the war against the Ferach Empire. This protected position, far from any enemies, has bred a race of Dogmen with no natural foes.

Standing chest high to an Ostarian the Mohlblume are the smallest of the Dogmen to be found in Urop. They make up for this with a pugnacious attitude and stocky strength. Though in long marches they can often be heard wheezing as they try to keep up with the other battalions. They are uniformed and armed by their own depots as they find typical Ostarian equipment too large. The Duke has led his regiments against Mordred’s marshals in several campaigns and also against the Confederation of Finklestein in the vicious Haarausfall War. Which, though only weeks in duration, saw great losses against the Legions de Nain. Confederation forces were defeated in the Battle of Kleine Beine but in the effort there was much slobbering and passing of gas in the Pug ranks.

Brand new miniatures for Flintloque and Slaughterloo with the release of the Pug Dogmen gun team and horses adding to the forces of Ostaria and the Confederation of Finklestein.  Above you see the new Von Mohnblume Artillery Crew using the 59527 Ferach Grand Howitzer as well as supported by troops of the Von Mohnblume Line.  Who are they firing upon?  That is up to you but perhaps it is the Dwarves of Krautia.

56599 Von Mohnblume Artillery Crew

This set contains 28mm metal miniatures an officer with Sword and five different poses of Dogmen all with artillery equipment plus two limber horses. Dwarf sized 'Pug' type Dogmen standing around 23mm tall.  For use with any suitable artillery piece.  See them HERE.

Gunners support the line infantry in their advance upon the foe and with short legs and a snuffling hard breath while marching these Pug Soldiers are a great addition to your forces.  See them HERE with new photographs. There are also Casualties for these Dogmen which you can find HERE.  You can see all the Artillery we have for Valon HERE on the website from light to super heavy cannons as well as howitzers and mortar plus exotic pieces such as rockets, primitive guns and three barrelled cannon.

Download a free one page resource PDF from our web storage giving game statistics for Von Mohnblume in Flintloque and in Slaughterloo.  CLICK HERE.  See all our files on the FREE DOWNLOADS page.

This is our sole release for Valon in March and we will return with more in April with the beginning of a huge expansion to the miniature range filling out an existing classic force to a full army.

Thanks for Reading,


Sunday 28 March 2021

Wargame Studio FR review and painting videos VNT46 Skeleton Adventurers

It is my pleasure to present to you here all five of Jason at Wargame Studio FR channel's videos on our 28mm skeleton adventurers.  He operates a great channel for the French speaking audience and these videos are well worth a watch.  You can find the miniatures HERE and the videos are embedded in this blog article.  Enjoy!

Our mega event March to War 2021 is on at Alternative Armies.  Until 3rd May automatically 20% off all orders at checkout, 24 new releases, free and cheaper shipping rates and more.  Read about this in full on our BLOG or visit NEW RELEASES.

Here are the five videos beginning with the review and then painting each of the four characters; Wizard, Barbarian, Dwarf and Knight.

We have a huge selection of 28mm scale high fantasy among our ranges.  

KC2 Mountain Orcs

See the left hand side of the website HOMEPAGE and click on the 28mm Fantasy tab to drop down to all the ranges such as Fantasy Warlord, SHM, Orcs and Goblins, The Undead, Dwarves, Humans, Monsters and more.

Thanks for reading,


Friday 26 March 2021

Szithks War Birds male and female classic kits released

Alternative Armies is delighted to announce the return of re-mastered 1980's classic science fiction kits by Tabletop Games. Originally for the 25mm Laserburn range (see the 15mm Laserburn full range on our website) these war birds are some of the finest metal models of the decade in our opinion and work for a lot of settings.  In fact you could put any rider on them and use them in 28mm and 15mm scales.  Go HERE for the Asgard and Tabletop Science Fiction range.

We are continuing the work to locate and restore the codes in these ranges which have often bee out of production for thirty years or more.  Many models now only exist in the wild as their molds are lost.  Our deepest thanks to Mark Stevenson for his input in this restoration. Now onto these feathered fiends! There are two different warbirds and you can choose the kits or parts of the male kit.

TSF01 Szithks Male Winged Warbird with Rider

Composed of the body of the warbird, a separate leg, two wings, a saddle and a Lizardmen holding long rifle (Szithk) plus a code specific metal base.  Note the wings will require pinning to stay in place as with the original release of this model. Once put together the model is 50mm tall, 100mm wingspan and 60mm total length.  The saddle is 30mm tall. This model works in several scales.  

Go HERE. You can choose from a complete kit of all the parts or the Bird with Wings on its own, the Rider only (no weapon) or the saddle only. 

TSF02 Szithks Female Warbird

A giant Warbird the wingless female.  Great for any system. Composed of the body of the warbird, a separate leg and a code unique base. Once put together the model is 50mm tall and 60mm total length.  The base is 30mm long. This model works in several scales.  

Go HERE for this beast.

We have Lizardman on Giant Lizard as well as Orts and Weapons Set plus all of the Large Sadistic Demons on the website.  Well worth a browse HERE.

The super and classic Asgard Space Marines are on the website.  The entire 28mm range HERE and you can see the 15mm versions HERE too.

Thanks for Reading,


Thursday 25 March 2021

Evil Space Emperor 15mm scale released!

Are you bored?  What plaything can we offer you to amuse before it lays destruction upon your foes?  Well our merciless Evil Space Emperor character miniature is here in 15mm scale!

SHM98 Evil Space Emperor: One White Metal 15mm scale miniature suitable for any tabletop game system.  Stands 17mm tall to top of head and is in one piece. Dressed in flowing bejeweled robes and wearing a ring of unlimited power this demigod is ready to rule the galaxy..if heroes do not stop him.  What victim will the Emperor choose this day?  Sculpted by Sam Croes.  Go HERE.

The SHM 15mm Range is pretty special to us as it is where we give the chance to sculptors to creature something different and to get it to the world.  There are now nearly 100 different miniatures in the range including Star Vikings, Aliens, Humans, Creatures and more.  Well worth a scroll through.  This is the range where the Prang started out after all.  Go HERE.

Thank you for Reading,


Wednesday 24 March 2021

Zac at Pile of Dice blog paints Flintloque!

I am always really happy to find a player and collector who has featured our miniatures on their online presence and it is my pleasure to present to you Zac's blog 'Pile of Dice' and his Flintloque collection.  All painted by himself for his games.  Follow the links to visit and enjoy!

Above are his take on 53502 Goblin Line a core pack in the Al-Garvey army in their fight against the Elves of Mordred.  See this POST on his blog for these as well as Ogres and Elves in a most recent update.

You can see Zac's work on Todoroni in this POST on his blog.

There are several other posts on the Pile of Dice blog on Flintloque which are well worth a read and a look. Above is a picture from Zac's rebasing of his Albion Orc collection which you can see in this POST.

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday 23 March 2021

Twelve Classic Flintloque packs return new pictures and expanded

The World of Valon is a vast place and always getting bigger with releases across all of the armies which march in games of Flintloque and Slaughterloo.  A part of this process is a continual replacement of our mold stocks to ensure clean and crisp castings are shipping out all over the world from here in Scotland.  Typically we do not discuss re-molding as it is a routine act (though some ask us all the same) and speak about it only when something special happens.  A long lost returning, a not before seen classic, a re-master of a pose and such things.  We have all of that here now with a dozen classic packs back in production and with new pictures too. 

The easiest way to get these across to you is in an article and if you follow the link for each code you can see it where it resides in the range.  Elves of Armorica, Orcs of Albion and rebels of Joccia and Guinalea all feature.

56003 Joccian 45 Rebels:  Joccia is a land of mountains and misty glens where wild Haggis roam free.  In the upheaval of the Ferach Revolution the Ratmen of this land rebelled against the Orcs of Albion.  The '45 Rebellion was a vicious conflict and one lost by the Joccians.  These Ratmen carry primitive weapons. Go HERE.

54011 Bog Orc Guinalean Rebels: Guinalea is a proud place and the home of the Bog Orcs and much like Joccia it has been occupied by the Army of Albion and this resulted in rebellion and at times open war against the Orcs.  These Bog Orcs are armoured and carry firelocks.  Go HERE.

5020A Captain Willorc Brooke:  An Orc Officer who was the star of the 2nd edition of Flintloque called 'Flintloque Reloaded'.  Retired in 2008 and now re-mastered this officer can lead any section in your Army of Albion.  Go HERE.

54516C Sir Markus Conclave: The Kings Own Rockette Batteries or K.O.R.B are the exotic artillery of the Army of Albion.  Their purpose built launching platforms send rocket off in soaring dizzy arcs often as dangerous to the Orcs as to their Elvish enemies.  Sir Markus Conclave is the prime mover in the K.O.R.B and leads from the front in Catalucia. A single 28mm scale metal miniature.  An Orc Officer in greatcoat with monocle.  Re-mastered and returned.  Go HERE.

54000 62nd Foote Command: Three Orcs of the 62nd Foote two officers and a sergeant. 28mm scale metal miniatures.  Orc Officer with Sword over his shoulder (A), Orc Officer with Sword raised and arm extended (B) and Orc Sergeant advancing with Halberd (C).  Use to lead your sections and units of the 62nd Foote.  You can choose from a pack or single poses.  Go HERE.

54007 62nd Foote Centre Company: Three Orcs of the 62nd Foote. 28mm scale metal miniatures in three poses with Bessie Musket and Bayonets.  Centre Companies of the Regiment. Go HERE.

54008 62nd Foote Light Company: Three Orcs of the 62nd Foote.  28mm scale metal miniatures in three poses with Bessie Musket and Bayonets.  Light Company skirmishers.  Use alongside pack 54000, 54007, 54010 in your forces. Go HERE.

54010 62nd Foote Fusiliers: Three Orcs of the 62nd Foote. 28mm scale metal miniatures in three poses with Bessie Musket and Bayonets. The Fusiliers of the Regiment. Use alongside pack 54000, 54008, 54008 in your forces. Go HERE.

51513 Elf Line Artillery Crew: This code gives you an Elf gun crew with limber horses which go with any Ferach Empire cannon, howitzer, mortar or any other artillery piece.  An officer in greatcoat with papers, gunner with ball kneeling, gunner with rammer, gunner with match, Two gunners in pushing positions plus limber horse with saddle and limber horse with tackle.   Find rules for artillery in 5027 Grapeshotte and 5030 Slaughterloo.  This includes re-mastered pack codes 51027 and 51028.  Go HERE.

51006 7th Command of the Garde: This expanded re-mastered pack contains Five Elves on foot. Officer of the Garde (Line Infantry), Officer of the Ligne (Line Infantry), Officer of the Chasseurs (Light Infantry), Spy Master Major K'less with Glasses and Spy Master Major K'Less without Glasses which is newly added to the pack.  You can choose singles from this pack.  Go HERE.

51029 Chef du Compagne:  A very useful pack for both Flintloque and Slaughterloo containing two Elves on foot and an Elf riding a Horse.  Elf Drummer (A) for line units and sections, Elf Officer in greatcoat with running horse (B) and Eagle Banner Bearer in greatcoat (C). You can choose a pack or any pose in the pack (see the letters on the poses) on this page in any quantity.  Go HERE.

51041 2eme Regt de Ligne Command: A very useful pack for Flintloque and Slaughterloo if you are fighting in the warmer climes of Catalucia or Al-Garvey.  Contains four 28mm metal Elves these being a running trooper with musket (A), a Sergeant drawing Sword (B), a Eagle Banner bearer (C) and an Officer with High Elf Duelling Pistol (D).  You can choose from a pack or poses in the pack (see the letter on each pose) in any quantity.  Go HERE.

There you go and we hope you enjoy.  Several new options and some codes not seen in ten or even twenty years.

Thanks for Reading,


Monday 22 March 2021

March To War 2021 mega event is on at Alternative Armies!

Alternative Armies spring mega event! There is a whole lot to this offer which runs until 9am GMT Tuesday 4th May 2021 and it is all outlined here covering six weeks of new releases and more.  Go to the WEBSITE and have a browse down to the left hand menu and within them sub-menu’s to see what interests you among our thousands of miniatures, bases, books and more. Feel free to ask questions.

20% Off Every Order At Checkout:  Once you have put everything into your cart proceed to checkout. Once there our website automatically deducts twenty percent from the cart total on screen before payment is made.  This discount is automatic and applies to everything on the site AND if the product is already discounted on screen (such as a value pack or divisional army pack) then this discount will apply on top!  So for example all digital titles are 20% less than print and you will get a further 20% off them during the event. Note you may not use any other manually entered discount code during the event.

Free Shipping, Shipping Rates and New European Small Order Rate: You can see all our prices for shipping on our WEBSITE including flat rates for door to door courier shipping.  The UK and now Europe have a 'small order' reduced shipping rate.  Free standard shipping comes in at 50.00GBP for the UK, 100.00GBP for Europe, North America and the Rest of the World. Note you must reach this amount AFTER your discount is applied for the free shipping to come into force. The largest orders will be sent out for free shipping by UPS Courier and we will inform you of this by email.

Free Miniature in your Package Automatically:  This event runs across the late part of March, the entirety of April and the very beginning of May.  During each month we have a free miniature which is automatically placed into every package shipped out from Scotland.  A gift from us to you.  This changes on the 1st of each month and you can see what it is on the website.  In May a great 28mm Harpy!  You need do nothing but order and you will get it.

Twenty Four New Codes Released:  Yes 24 new releases plus lots of other announcements too. Here is a list and all are in NEW RELEASES except the Landsknechts which you can find in the RENAISSANCE AND FURIOSO range. 

28mm Scale Releases

52523 Legion de Nain Line: The World of Valon big expansion for 2021 begins here with the first eight poses of brand new Dwarves as we commit to releasing the entire Legion!  The Beir Wars are starting here.

59542 Wayside Shrine & 59542P Shrine Tokens: A new 28mm scenic piece to sit by the side of your roads or in the village square.  Horse and Musket or Flintloque.  Plus a set of six 'tokens' which are items to place on or around the Shrine; or on bases.

56599 Von Mohnblume Artillery Crew: Pug Dog Gunners for Flintloque adding to the Line Infantry short and stoic!

TSF01 Szithks Male Winged Warbird with Rider & TSF02 Szithks Female Warbird & TSF60 Gorgory: Returning from ages past these three superb 1980's Tabletop codes are re-mastered and back in the world.

FL27 Wandering Band:  Five Fantasy Characters for any game system add them to your warband!

7120 Wendigo: A great new Frontear range monster by John Bell.

SHM97 Sekoth Guardian Warbird:  A new kit by Greg Saunders to go with the Guardian Demons.

TOR14 The Whipping Post: The final pack in the classic Torture Chamber range, never seen before, is here finally completing its return to the world! 

MPS8 Orc Family Outing: Classic collectors fantasy set appears as we move to bringing this range back to the world. 

15mm Scale Releases

MR125 Landsknect 16th Century Infantry Command (MR125-128)

MR129 Landsknect 16th Century Armoured Infantry Command (MR128-131)

MRX23 Handbuchse Light Gun (MRX24,MRX25)

Our big expansion of our 15mm Renaissance Range continues with officers, musicians, standard bearers for the Landsknechts as well as an artillery piece and its crew.

HOT127 Savage Lizardmen Spears

HOT130 Savage Lizardmen Warriors

HOT134 Savage Lizardmen Polearms 

A new army begins its releases in the HOT 15mm Fantasy range with three pack codes (packs or samplers as always) the Savage Lizardmen!

BR1506 Chariot Armour Car: A new Bradley Miniatures Kit with many options and uses.

SHM98 Evil Space Opera Emperor: A new character Miniature by Sam Croes.

HOF160 Mind Brutes & HOF160A Mind Brute Arm Sets & HOF161 Uplifted Cattle: The Grey Aliens get their muscle and augmented cows in the HOF 15mm Sci-fi Range!

SGFP49 Bikuni Nuns, Onyudo and Henge:  Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy expands into the ninth set with a new pack and singles. Two different Bikuni Nuns and two different Henge Daimyo (Barbaric and Civilised) plus an Onyudo with head choices sprue. 

As well as all these releases we will have Flintloque classic codes re-mastered and added to plus returning Fantasy Monsters and other articles of interest.

Deals, Bundles and Offers: We keep all of our biggest savings in one place across all our ranges. See them HERE. Those keen on our Slaughterloo game system should visit it’s page HERE where divisional army packs already with a saving are all listed. Well worth checking out.

Rule Systems and Digital Downloads: At Alternative Armies we have a selection of gaming titles in PRINT and as PAID DIGITAL DOWNLOADS all of which are in this Event. Note also that our download version are 20% cheaper than print and that is before adding them to the cart. Flintloque, Slaughterloo, DarkeStorme plus Sengoku Monster Hunter, Furioso, USEME and Doom Squad plus many more such as Laserburn.

We accept many forms of payment through our website such as Paypal and Credit Cards plus Google Pay and Apple Pay.  If you would like to speak to us about an order or you have a question please make contact on or go to our Facebook Group or MeWe page or our Forum.

Thank you for reading and enjoy one of the biggest events of the year!