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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Tuesday 21 December 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022 our message

The team at Alternative Armies wishes you the most Merry Christmas and happiest of happy new years.  We realise it has been a very trying year and times are hard.  We appreciate all your custom and your friendships now more than ever before.  We wanted to extend those thanks in this message with gifts and an offer you may like.  We have closed now until the start of the year but we remain online to browse HERE.

From now until Tuesday 4th January 2022 we have a great festive season offer for you.  Twenty percent off (20%) automatically at checkout on all orders placed with us.  You will see the discount appear on screen as you checkout.  There is more though.  

Until the 4th of January you will get four free Spiders (EH06 Arachnid Swarm worth 6.00GBP see in detail on our BLOG which includes our festive closing and shipping dates) which is our December freebie in all orders AND you will get the first of the brand new Alternia our Mascot 28mm female miniature included too (worth 2.50GBP and see her new page on the website) which is free for all of January.  You get the discount and both free codes during this time so that it is fair to everyone.

A wee tease of her outline...  ALT001 Alternia the Highlander!  You will see her on the fourth of January.  As always with us you need do nothing but order and we will handle the rest.  You can of course order her too normally as she is on the site as of now.  2022 is Alternia's year with a dozen versions, one a month, all free in that month.

Our Seasons of Celebration range contains fantastic 28mm Snowmen in plain, fantasy, black powder and sci-fi types as well as many codes of 15mm scale snowmen, trees, monster, presents, gingerbread men and Jack Frost plus a HOTT Army with free bases and a sampler option.

In new molds our classic FL10 The Winter Knight could be seen at the top of this message and has new images on the site too.  Great for any system get the foot and mounted version or either on their own.  Plus it has a wee deal on it too!  See all our other Deals and Offers on their page of the website.

Across December the great Flintloque fan resource website called Orcs in the Webbe runs its annual advent.  Organised and run by Craig Andrews who puts a lot of effort into keeping this site going.  Free articles, scenarios, micro games, word search and more.  See it all HERE.  Included this year are two linked scenarios 'Sharkes Assaying' for Flintloque by Gavin Syme (GBS) and also a wee sneak peek on Christmas Eve of what is coming early next year for the World of Valon so come the date check it out as the site updates and enjoy!

Thanks for Reading and see you all in January!


Wednesday 1 December 2021

Four Free Spiders in every December order at Alternative Armies

"Summoned by dark magic or stringing their webs in deep forests there are few mortal creatures which do not fear the eight legged monsters of the spider world."

December is here!  In the last month of the year and last month before the Alternia our Mascot free project begins in 2022 we have the most requested by customers code for 'free included in orders' to present to you.  These spiders topped the list of 'asked for freebies'. All this month a free pack of 'any scale' miniatures worth 6.00GBP in every package shipped out from Scotland to every customer. You need do nothing but place an order which requires to be shipping anywhere in the world (no Digital Download orders only sorry!) of any size and we will automatically include EH06 Arachnid Swarm (4 Spiders). As many orders as you want and ends 9am GMT 1st January 2021.  You can also order this code, or parts from it, in any amount and you will still get the free four pack.  Great for many settings and scales.  See all of our Monsters and Creatures in 28mm Scale or the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range.

EH06 Arachnid Swarm. This pack contains four different spiders in high quality grey tone resin each posed over rocks formations and supplied in one piece. Each spider is about 20mm across.  Note you can also purchase a bigger swarm of twelve on this page or a single spider.  We also have EH05 Giant Arachnids which are 70mm across and in three variants with separate legs.  

Scale photos with Giant Arachnids and the smaller swarm spiders next to (from the top) 28mm Fantasy Dwarf and 15mm HOT Wraiths.  The Winter Knight 28mm and 15mm HOT OgreMan At Arms adventurer 28mm and mounted Wraith Rider in 15mm.  Lastly 15mm Elf Cavalry charge a spider brood. 

Above are our four different types of 28mm Snowmen.  Classic, Fantasy, Black Powder and Sci-fi.  5024 General Saindoux stands with musket and blunderbuss armed snowmen.  The FL24-04 Ice Queen leads the classic snowmen while the Alternate Stars big hitter Uhul with laser cannon stands amid the ray gun toting sci-fi snowmen.

We have no new releases in December though this month you might want to checkout our Festive Range for Snowmen and many other things of a suitably winter theme.  A note on shipping and posting.  We will be closing for Christmas on the 22nd December to give the team a well earned break and be intermittently open until normal service resumes on 5th January 2022.  We will continue posting out orders normally until 16th December and beyond that we may hold your package until January 5th before sending (ask us if you would like details) to keep it out of the 'dead freight zone' during the global holiday. As always if you have any questions or would like to make a suggestion or ask if we can restore or release something you are looking for then contact us on and we will do our best to assist you. 

Thanks for Reading,