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 28 October 2021

Winter Mega Event 2021 at Alternative Armies

The largest and most looked forward to event of the year is now on at Alternative Armies.  Until 9am GMT Friday 3rd December we have 20% off every order automatically at checkout, an array of thirty new releases, a free stated pack in every package and more.  Full event details are in this message for you to read. 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.

20% Off Every Order: 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.  No code needed. You will see the total reduce on screen.  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 is 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 European Small Order Rate: You can see all our prices for shipping on our WEBSITE including flat rates for door to door courier shipping and Free Shipping.  The UK and Europe have a 'small order' reduced shipping rate.  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 In Your Package: We like to give our customers a bit more and this applies also during big events. During December four spiders good for any scale gaming are included in packages automatically; you need do nothing but place your order.  There is no limit on the number of orders as the free code will always be included.  The free code changes on 1st December and we will announce this on that date during the event.

Thirty New Releases:  The greatest number of new releases in an event ever and in fact with variants slightly more than thirty.  All of these new codes are now on our website to purchase. See them all in NEW RELEASES as well as our RENAISSANCE range and ERIN CELTIC MYTH range.  Here they are by scale:

28mm Scale

CM26 Streng of the Iron Club  (Fir Bolg Hero)

IB55 Starvaulter Knights (Pack and Single Miniatures with separate arms and back pack)

IB56 Starvaulter Knights II (Pack and Single Miniatures with separate arms and back pack)

FL28 Female Landsknects

ALT000 Alternia the Barbarian

JBC00 Canadian Paladin on Flying Moose

    52528B Legion de Nain Uhlans on Boars

52528P Legion de Nain Uhlans on Pigs

52529B Legion de Nain Hussars on Boars

52529P Legion de Nain Hussars on Pigs

52530B Legion de Nain Dragoons on Boars

52530P Legion de Nain Dragoons on Pigs

TSF3 Szithk commando leader on footTSF5 Szithk firing projector, TSF13 Froog in power armour.  All on Tabletop Games and Asgard Science Fiction.

15mm Scale

IAFP14 Starvaulter Lance including free extra unique miniature (Starvaulter Hero)

IAF159 Starvaulter Rifle Demi

IAF178 Starvaulter Command Demi 

IAF179 Starvaulter Support Demi 

IAF180 Starvaulter Assaulter Demi

IAF176 Hazelwurm MkII Patrol Lifter

IAF177A Colabreta Patrol Lifter MkI

IAF177B Colabreta Patrol Lifter Command MkIII

HOTR01 Orc Horde 

HOTR02 Orc Archers 

HOTR03 Orc Command

HOTR04 Orc Boar Riders

HOTR05 Trolls

HOT139 Bone Cart

MRP03 Georg Von Frunsberg on foot and mounted

SGF188 Fuku Tanuki

SGFP54 Japanese Boxes and Containers (Pack and Single Pieces)

RAP050 BEAST Mutant Bulls

Isarus Range 15mm Arabs return to the website with all new pictures and re-mastered Cavalry Command and Camels.

6mm Scale

BR036 Marcach Hover Tank (Four or Single with Turret Choice)

Deals, Bundles and Offers: We keep all of our biggest savings in one place across all our ranges. See them on our DEALS PAGE.  Save from 5% to 50% off plus offers of added miniatures free. 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 and the event discount applies ON TOP of prices on the deals page.  We have an offers too from the 15mm LASERBURN range with 50% off single Law Officer Bike and single Redemptionist Trike by customer request. 

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 and Erin 2nd Edition (2005) as a download only at a greatly reduced price.

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 our Forum.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the big event of the year!


Thursday 21 October 2021

VNT47 Dem Bones 28mm Pack, Singles and Saver Bundles released

Our last release for the month. During the month of October 2021 a firm favourite pack in the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range is included for free in every order going out.  A lovely treat and now for those 28mm players feeling left out we present the larger scale new Dem Bones!  A pack of six pieces or single pieces or saver bundles of ten.  Go to the Undead Legion (VNT) range or the Guild Room Scenics Range both were the bones reside.

"Bones of the ages.  Moldering and piled deep.  Such bones are war's earnings."

VNT47 Dem Bones: In the pack there are two different Skeletons (28mm scale) one face down and the other face up.  There is a sprue of five Human Skulls (all are different), a sprue of five Exotic Skulls (Big, Bestial, Primitive, Demonic and Monster).  A Skull Carpet which is 25mm square that can be a 'tile' or can be a 'base' for a miniature.  Lastly a Skull Pile which is 30mm wide and 20mm tall representing the heaped heads.  The set of six is in the pack and on that page HERE you can also choose any part of the pack in any quantity.

Each of the Dem Bones models is also on our website in a 'saver bundle' of ten identical pieces (each sprue counts as one piece) with a saving applied on screen (these also offer the piece as a single too).  This is great for those wanting to really decorate their tables, base up their figures or have a mountain of skulls in their possession.

VNT47-01 Skeleton Face Down Bundle (10)

VNT47-02 Skeleton Face Up Bundle (10)

VNT47-03 Human Skulls Sprue Bundle (50 skulls)

VNT47-04 Exotic Skulls Sprue Bundle (50 skulls, 10 of each type)

VNT47-05 Skull Carpet Bundle (10)

VNT47-06 Skull Pile Bundle (10)

Get your bones onto the table and bring fear to the foe!

Dem Bones is really useful from Fantasy to Science Fiction and any Historical system too they will fit into almost any setting with ease. As an example here is the deadly and beautiful Babd Macha collector of heads (CM24-03) next to the new Skull Pile amid the mists of Erin. Erin Celtic Myth Range.  Splendid stuff.

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday 19 October 2021

Limber Boxes and Coiled Rope added to 28mm Battlefield Bits range

Our array of bits to add to your miniatures or their bases or to place upon the field of battle expands with three more pieces. Useful for Flintloque as well as Horse and Musket period two different limber boxes and a coil of rope. Go HERE for the range. 

Limber Boxes are used by Horse Artillery and by Foot Artillery to keep tools and other items safe during transit. Often the gun crew will sit upon the box as a kind of seat (having a padded lid makes it more comfortable) and of course you can use the boxes for other supplies. Perhaps a scenario objective. Coils of rope serve artillery and navy as well as being useful for bandits, thieves and lots of other uses. These three codes are metal miniatures 28mm scale and come as singles except for the rope which is a set of four. 

As well as many sprues of bits such as pots, papers, pies, pistols, tankards, feathers, carrots and more the Battlefield Bits range contains Tents and wheels plus limber and riding animals of many species. Such as the Pummilig Riding Pig above there are Horses, Dodo, Camel and others. Well worth a browse HERE
Thanks for Reading, 

Thursday 14 October 2021

Legion de Nain Staff new Dwarves released for Flintloque

“Coin is a funny thing.  Tiny bits of gold, silver and copper but in the hearts of Nain's there is little which will inspire more avarice than their chink in bag or chest.  Pay Masters guard their coin well and in fact even during the worst of defeats and routs it is rare to see the glint of metal exposed.  Either the officers gather enough troops around them to stave off predation or the predation results in staved in heads.  Either way I see the pay chests and I see the razor edged blade of the Pay Master's axe too."  (Legionnaire Gurt Feigling, 1st Legion de Nain)

We present the final of three dedicated pack codes (pack or singles from it) of character infantry for the Legion De Nain.  This time it is the 'staff' aides and officers with purpose to put into your force.  You can also see above 52005D Legion Officer on Pony, Legionary Drummer from 52005 and Beer Barrel Barricade from our scenic range.  Following up on the casualties and wounded last month and the veterans before them this new pack slots right into the infantry of the line, grenadiers or skirmishers of these Dwarves. Four Dwarves uniformed to match up with the rest of the Legion.  The legion now has fifty poses of Dwarf and you can read all about it on our blog using the Bier Wars TAB. Go HERE for the Confederation of Finklestein on the website where all these miniatures reside.

52023 Legion de Nain Staff:  This pack contains four different 28mm scale metal Dwarves which slot right into the ranks of the Legion and are great for more specialised scenarios.  Choose from the pack or select a pose (A to D) and all poses are dressed in legion uniform.  They are Dwarf officer with monocle pointing  and slung axe (A), bare headed Dwarf paymaster with axe and coin chest under his arm (B), bare headed Dwarf aide studying maps and papers with slung axe (C) and Dwarf with telescope and hammer (D).  You can select poses from the pack too. Supplied with resin cartouche bases included.

As we progress more releases will happen monthly as we expand the Legion de Nain and work towards it as a full force of all arms (the biggest ever expansion to the miniature range for a single army). We are pleased to be able to say that next month is the start of the cavalry as the infantry is now complete with a battalion's worth of new interlinked with each other poses!

If you would like to get into Flintloque in the lands of the Dwarfs then look no further than 5028 Beir and Bones game book.  On its own with full rules in print or as a digital download or as a shilling starter pack with miniatures and scenarios. If you have any questions please contact us on and ask.

Thank you for Reading,


Wednesday 13 October 2021

Halflings for Oathmark video by James DeGrey

We are delighted to link up a Youtube video in this short article for your viewing.  Halflings from our 28mm High Fantasy Range and from Ganesha Games too.  

The video is embedded below and covers unboxing of James's order, his looking at the miniatures, at his free gift (VNT9 Troll) and then across to the miniatures painted and his plans for them.  Very enjoyable and fun hobby viewing.

The miniatures featured in this video are CA2 Halfing Walking Party (which can be had as a pack or as single miniatures) in our Adventurers and Wizards collection and codes such as AAB006 Halfling Cook and AAB013 Halfling Stilt Walker which you can see in this refined grouping in the Ganesha Games range.

We recently remolded the Halfling Walking Party and it is on special offer just now too.

Thanks for your time.


Tuesday 12 October 2021

By request the All of Erin Bundle is now on the website

The return of Alternative Armies 28mm range of Celtic Mythology called Erin this year brought a lot of joy to tabletop gamers all across the world.  It allowed them to fill in gaps in their collections or to replace lost miniatures or to get into this unique array of fine metal miniatures.  A number of new customers wanted to go 'all in' easily getting their hands on all there was with a single purchase.  We arranged this for them by email and now we present the 'All of Erin Bundle' on the website.  Go HERE for the range.

CMM00 All of Erin Bundle: This special code allows you to purchase every single miniatures in the whole of our Celtic Mythology range in one bundle.  Every Sidhe, Fomorian, Fir Bolg, Milesian as well as all Monsters, Creatures and personalities too.  The bundle also has a built in discount meaning ten percent of the bundle is free.  Codes are all poses from CM1 to CM25.  Currently 85 Miniatures.  Please Note that any new Erin 'CM code structure' miniatures will be added to this bundle at the time of release and the price altered accordingly.

Every miniature in the range is there as a single code too so you can choose exactly what you want.  We also have three Warbands with a saving.  Browse the range HERE.

The first new Erin miniature is coming in November 2021.

Thanks for Reading,


Thursday 7 October 2021

New 28mm Limber Boar and Limber Pig released

The World of Valon sees two new beasts this day with the release of limber versions of the Pummilig Pig and Boar both in resin.  These are the same animals used by the Dwarves as cavalry mounts and will work in any gun crew for the Confederation of Finklestein or Krautia for example.  The Limber Pig are now supplied with the Von Rotte Artillery Crew as well.  

You can of course get these animals on their own as well in any amount. To see these as well as all our other BATTLEFIELD BITS RANGE click through to the website. We have Boars, Pigs, Dodo, Camel, Horses, Hippos, Rhinos, Gnoll, Lizards, Bison and many more mounts and limber beasts.  Well worth a browse.

Back in May we replaced all of the metal boars and pigs with more characterful and larger resin versions.  You can see an example of this change above with the classic Uhlan von Krautia (the rider re-mastered) on the new Pummilig Pig.  Any rider who fit upon the metal mounts will fit the resin ones.

The Legion de Nain is developing into a full army and already has not only the original classic packs but full units of gun crew (above and now with the option to get them with horse, pig or boar limber beasts on the page) line, grenadiers, light infantry and specialist packs of Casualties and Veterans. If you would like to know more about the Bier Wars project then follow its progress on this TAB on our blog.

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday 5 October 2021

15mm Tabletop Games classic Halflings return!

Two more miniatures of the 1980's returned to the world and back in the Tabletop Games 15mm fantasy range alongside an array of Humans, Creatures, Monsters and more. Go HERE
MDA22 Halfling Warrior and MDA24 Halfling Archer are one piece metal miniatures and both are approx 11mm tall. 
If you are keen on narrative games in the smaller scale or a bit of a dungeon crawler then you cannot go far wrong with the three skirmish value packs we have. Tabletop Human, Asgard Human and Dwarf all with a saving. 

A really unique piece restored to the world and now in resin at a cheaper price the Mummified Wizard on Throne is a great piece for your collection. 

Your adventurers need enemies to battle and what better than a Giant Slug or two. Re-mastered this classic code can be had as a single creature, a pack of four or a saver bundle of twenty for the biggest of slimy encounters. 
Have a browse through this range and see some of the nicest and affordable of the 1980's now at Alternative Armies. 

Lastly all this month you get a free pack of HOT111 Dem Bones automatically in your package when sent out.  Ten pieces in 15mm scale for free.  Great for any setting. Yes, totally free.  See them HERE.
Thanks for Reading,