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.
Our game systems and free content such as PDF downloads and reading articles. Enjoy and do dig back in time to see what was going on before now.

Feel free to comment and ask questions. We are always happy to help gamers with their hobby.

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Rotational Break and wee 15% discount code at Alternative Armies

The team at Alternative Armies is small and we try to do our best all of the time.  We value every single customer and order when you choose to spend your hard earned money with us.  This is a wee notice to tell you that, as we do each year, we are taking just over a week to do annual maintenance as well as rotational breaks for the lads.  Production, Website and Social Media will cease from Wednesday 18th May to Saturday 28th May.  Our office and email will continue but we will be silent online.  Orders will resume shipping on the Monday once production starts up again.  We will then respond to all social media questions too.  After this our office will take a similar break and be covered by those returned.

As a treat, as a well earned break is given to half of us, we extend a wee offer to you.  If you chose to place an order with us online until the end of May just enter this code into the discount box during checkout 'Hols15' and your total on screen will automatically reduce by 15% before shipping is calculated.  This discount is ON TOP of any Deals and Offers and Slaughterloo DAP's and so on.  We have no further releases this month so have a dig around the WEBSITE.

You can also use this direct link from here to go to the website with it and the 15% discount will already be applied on screen as you checkout with your cart of items: No limit on number of orders and free Alternia Future Fighter worth 2.50GBP in each package automatically as well.

If you have any questions please contact and ask.

Our thanks to Edward Jackson for the new artwork created for the Bier Wars project with Flintloque.  The new Legion de Nain Dwarves are lovely and there are so many of them!

Now I am off on an adventure!


Monday 16 May 2022

USEME UM016 6mm Science Fiction rules released

Back in April we put an article on on our BLOG with lots of new painted images of the great Bradley Miniatures 6mm science fiction range.  As well as the lovely looks we teased the appearance of a new USEME title in the series.  That new title is here; written by Vic Dobson who has created many free scenarios for USEME Starship Battles and USEME 15mm Science Fiction too (you can download these on the website). Go HERE.

Pocket sized and still just 3.50GBP for a set of rules USEME is great fun. While the new rules feature the Bradley Miniatures range they are generic  in which you can use all your miniatures.  This is our sole release in May for this scale and genre.

UM016 USEME 6mm Science Fiction:  As with all the titles in the series this is a fast play one six sided dice set of rules for skirmish or battle level with your 6mm miniatures and also solo play too.  Single or linked games, create your forces and formulate campaigns with a simple set of points values applied to vehicle and troop types.  Optional rules and also four free scenarios which are hosted on its page on the website. Read the contents in detail on the website.  Go HERE for print and HERE for the digital version of the booklet.

There are now fourteen different titles as well as two complete starter sets in the USEME System.  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical and much more.

The Bradley Range contains more than thirty five different codes in packs and as singles from tanks to walkers to a dropship as well as infantry, towed artillery and much more.  Go HERE.

Thank you for your time and see you out there on the small battlefields of the future!


Sunday 1 May 2022

Alternia Future Warrior free in orders during May 2022

 “The future ain't what it used to be...”

Welcome to the fifth month of 2022 and this May it is the fifth of a dozen (one each month all year) 28mm scale Alternia miniatures free in every package sent out from Scotland to customers.  Place your order, as many as you wish, she will automatically be included each time.  Any size of order the only exception is no digital only orders; as long as it is shipped it gets the free miniature.  Ends 1st June 2022.  See our mascot Alternia on the WEBSITE.

The future warrior is great for near future, post apocalyptic, cyberpunk or other such systems and a fine addition to your collection. This month our mascot is inspired by the fantastic genre of movies and books which depict a future gone awry and in which the strong take what they can and the weak suffer what they must.  While such a world is not to be longed for and perhaps the cyberpunk one is more possible it is upon the tabletop that you wage your fights.  Alternia Future Warrior with her machine pistol and energised demi pike is in your corner.

Check out the Betrayers in the 28mm Ion Age Range for characters in a rough world.  There is a value platoon of all the poses as well as packs within which you can select singles such as the Alpha Female seen here.

Alternate Stars is our range of 28mm scale sci-fi miniatures generic for any setting.  Among these is AS009 Infiltrator Agent Callisto and the mighty AS013 RUFUS Android which give your games a bit more punch.

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,