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 29 June 2023

Raxa Attack Ship 15mm Chuhuac Flyer release by Loud Ninja Games

There are more than seventy codes to choose from in the 15mm scale range by Loud Ninja Games which is manufactured by Alternative Armies. From the mind of Eli Arndt.  The famous Ikwen as well as the Yandrassi, Wasteland Mutants, Archon Mecha, Aliens and vehicles.  A new release adds the Raxa Light Attack Ship to this array as flying or landed back up for the Space Raptors named the Chuhuac.

The Chuhuac have infantry as well as command and grav bikes, battlesuits and ground vehicles all of which make for a really different 15mm force.  There are value packs too which give ready made platoons with a saving baked in.  There is also a 'herd' which gives you a bigger saving with a mighty mega lot of miniatures.  See all this on the Loud Ninja Games pages.

RAP051 Raxi Light Attack Ship:  This 15mm scale resin and metal vehicle kit gives you all the pieces to assemble a Chuhuac flyer in fight or landed on the ground.  A total of 34 Parts!  This gives many weapon load out options as well as in flight and landed legs.  Extra weapons can be added to the model or put in your bits box.  When assembled for flight the model has a 170mm wingspan, a 95mm length and 55mm total height.

Here is a look at all the parts which are supplied.

If you are looking to get started with the Space Raptors then we recommend RAP001P Chuhuac Platoon which gives you the infantry and from there you can add in vehicles and so forth.

Not often mentioned there are actually six different 28mm scale Chuhuac Space Raptors which are great for any game system.  These go really well with the Alternate Stars range for games such as Rogue Stars and Stargrave.

This is our last news for June 2023 and we hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for Reading,


Wednesday 28 June 2023

Nox heavily armoured troops of the Khanate pt11 Ion Age 28mm overhauling

"The Nox.  Part of a Khanate Legion but also seemingly above and beyond it, the Nox are a law unto themselves to Human observers. Their Segmentum powered armour is superior to Retained Alwite and their reputation for brutality and evil well deserved. These are Legionaries assumed to be of greater age and experience. No Nox has been taken alive for interrogation. Whenever the Nox are encountered it means the Shia Khan are intent on winning at any cost. Tactical doctrine calls for the use of Desteria Knights against these ultimate Legionaries."

With only the Legionaries themselves remaining to be overhauled (this will be in July) we present the heavy hitting elite of the Shia Khan Empire in the 28mm Ion Age range.  Following on from the Malig Goblinoids we have the Nox.  A total of six remolded miniatures now single as well as two value packs. 

On the website you can browse the range page by page or look to the 'filter by' option above the first line of products.  Click on it and select what interests you. In this case 'Nox' or 'Value Pack' or 'Shia Khan' to narrow the shown codes.

IB37 Nox Troopers (Value Pack)

IA138 Nox Trooper advancing with Janus Blast Gun

IA139 Nox Trooper standing with Hydra Laser Shotgun

IA140 Nox Trooper firing Janus Blast Gun

IB42 Nox Command (Value Pack)

IA155 Nox Officer walking, open helm, Porus 18mm AP Rifle

IA156 Nox Tribune standing, Banner Pole, Porus 18mm AP Rifle

IA157 Nox Officer standing, pointing, Porus 18mm AP Rifle

As with previous overhaul updates the images are all new and you save on the value packs plus every miniature is now a single code too.  

IB packs are made up of IA singles and save you 5% on their singles. Examples of the new pictures above.

These ornate power armoured troops carry heavy weapons and are more than a match for Retained Knights.  Above you can see a Planetary Militia Trooper (28mm tall) and a Desteria Knight with Nox in the centre for scale.

Thanks for Reading,


Thursday 22 June 2023

Todoroni duelling officer released for Flintloque and En Garde

The expansion of the Army of Nepolise in the World of Valon continues with a characterful miniature sculpted by Nikki Chatwin.  Following up on his recent Todoroni this time is a Captain of Hussars on foot with blade drawn. Popularly requested to lead your sections in Flintloque, to act as the officer of line, light or dismounted cavalry in Slaughterloo or to be a made duellist for the En Garde rules (which can be used by any Valon race as well as Crystal and Armorican Elves).

The Todoroni of Nepolise are allies of the Ferach Empire and serve under Emperor Mordred from Catalucia to the Witchlands.  Their army contains infantry, cavalry, artillery and more.  They feature in 5025 War in Catalucia and in 5026 Death in the Snow game books and of course in 5030 Slaughterloo.

56135 Todoroni Duellist Officer:  A one piece metal miniature in uniform armed with a drawn sword and with hussar's pelisse in uniform.  Stands 36mm tall.

This new metal miniature is a 'little' Todoroni meaning it scales to Elves and Orcs in height.  Here it is next to the hero of 5024 Escape the Dark Czar beginners set General Saindoux as well as next to the huge Frusacti Grenadieria Sapper and the lowly Todoroni Servant too with his tray.

If you missed our remastering and release of the mighty 5107 The Londinium Coach you can now have this 240mm long model (coach with four horses) on its own or as its parts (wheels etc) or the crew (driver and footman). Many options and there is a free booklet to download with game rules and setting on its page.  If you purchase the full set you get two extra horses (totaling six) totally free.  Pictured here with 54523 2nd Heavy Dragoons in escort.

Our excellent Elf duelling game set at the very start of what would become Flintloque written by Steve Danes can be played in ten minutes.  En Garde can be had in print or digital download and with a set of ten miniatures too.  

This is our sole release for the World of Valon in June 2023.  We hope you like it.

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday 20 June 2023

Malig Space Goblins of the Khanate pt10 Ion Age 28mm overhauling

"The Maligs...Vermin. Savage and cruel with a taste for the sadistic and prone to acts of lunacy and utterly needless violence, the name given to their small green or mottled brown humanoids is Malig. Taken from records which make frequent mention of these creatures, second only to Legionaries, their name suits them. They are malicious and deadly. Maligs are Goblinoids and, while shorter and weaker than Humans, they are numerous in the extreme. Rather than seeming to define a formation many Legions treat a horde of Maligs as an attached source of cannon fodder. Cunning, cowardly but rather effective at killing, given superiority in numbers and opportunity, the Maligs should not be underestimated. With second rate armour and weapons and also some rather odd contraptions, the Maligs are often the bane of Planetary Militia or unfortunate Muster patrols. They are the lowest rung on the command ladder along with Betrayers."
With only a few more overhaul parts still to come we present the cannon fodder of the Shia Khan Empire in the 28mm Ion Age Range. Following on to the Betrayer Humans we have the Maligs. Above you can see excellent value IP05 Malig Ordos which contains fifteen different miniatures with two of them being free. On the website you can browse the range page by page or look to the 'filter by' option above the first line of products. Click on it and select what interests you. In this case 'Malig Goblin' or 'Value Pack' or 'Shia Khan' to narrow the shown codes. 
IB33 Malig Goblinoid Infantry (Value Pack) 
IA123 Malig armed with Vesta Sword 
IA124 Malig armed with Juno Laser Rifle 
IA125 Malig with Cupid Laser Pistol 
IA126 Malig leaning forward with Juno Laser Rifle 
IA127 Malig with Cupid Laser Pistol 
IB49 Malig Goblinoid Predatis (Value Pack) 
IA180 Malig officer with twin Cupid Laser Pistols 
IA181 Malig with Sword and Cupid Laser Pistol 
IA182 Malig running with Cupid Laser Pistol 
IA183 Malig shouting, Cupid Pistol raised 
IA184 Malig with Juno 2Mw Laser Rifle 
IB50 Malig Goblinoid Conitors (Value Pack) 
IA185 Malig standing Hydra Laser Shotgun 
IA186 Malig standing Janus Blast Gun 
IA187 Malig running with Flora Grenade Gun 
IA188 Malig advancing with Maia 9.6mm Mpi 
IA189 Malig with Apollo Atomic Destabliser 
As with previous overhaul updates the images are all new and you save on the value packs plus every miniature is now a single code too. IB packs are made up of IA singles and save you 5% on their singles.  Here are a couple of examples.

Next up are the Nox; elite of the Legions. These ornate power armoured troops carry heavy weapons and are more than a match for Retained Knights
Thanks for Reading, 

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Downtime Discount until 20th June 2023 at Alternative Armies

June is Alternative Armies annual maintenance and staff leave time in 2023. We will be closed from 7th June until 20th June with the lads all getting some rest or flying off somewhere (hence the taking wing as well as the Dragon references this month).  

While we will not be answering any email or messages nor placing news or such we shall be accepting orders which will commence shipping once more when we open up again.  As a treat while we take a wee rest there is 20% off all orders automatically at checkout (no code needed) from NOW until the morning of the 20th June UK time.  Visit the WEBSITE and have a browse.

Our Deals and Offers pages with over one hundred current choices feature our army packs, bundles, value packs and other saver codes as well as more than a dozen single codes with 5% to 50% off list.  These single codes will change end of this month as we refresh them with others. Something of interest to sci-fi, fantasy, historical, Flintloque and Sengoku players.

Our website is simply huge and we do our best to lay it out in an as easy to navigate way as possible.  On the left hand side of the site is the main menu split by scales, genres, systems and types as well as Information, our Blog and New Releases.  Where you see a little black downward pointing arrow this means a 'drop down' menu.  Just click on it and all the ranges within it will list out.  Then click on the ones which interest you.  Especially our 'Other Ranges' main menu tab within which are all the niche game systems and boutique ranges which fit nowhere else on the website.

Until the end of this month we have a new free resin model which is automatically put into any order shipped out. A 45mm tall three piece miniature of animated stone great for any scale Fantasy or Science Fiction settings.  Check out VNT48 Rock Monster (regular price 10.00GBP) (Centre above flanked by Crystal Elf and Erin Hero) for more details.

Thank you for your continued support and custom. Speak to you all in two weeks time!

Monday 5 June 2023

NB2R Nick Bibby 1982 Dragon released as unlimited number resin kit

At the start of March 2023 Alternative Armies returned the world a lost classic of 1980's fantasy wargaming; the mighty NB2 Dragon by Asgard Miniatures.  Remastered in new molds and metal Nick Bibby's mighty monster was presented as a now sold out run of 200 numbered box sets each of which contained the dragon plus a saddle and rider.  At the time we promised that the dragon would be released later as an unlimited much cheaper resin version of the kit (NB3 Dragon Rider and NB4 Saddle were not limited) and that day has come!   See the WEBSITE for the Dragon as well as links to articles and more about it.

There was some work done to the Dragon to allow it to be converted to resin.  This is about 5% in total but in all honesty once assembled and painted these changes cannot be seen.  They were mainly alterations to the wings and thickening to the joint plugs for wings and neck.

NB2R Dragon by Nick Bibby resin kit

When assembled the Dragon is 190mm long, 150mm in height, with a wing span from 120mm to 140mm upward depending on build pose chosen.  

The Dragon is supplied in nine resin parts at 28mm scale (though it will work in other scales).  These are the body, the left wing, the right wing, the tail, the head and neck, left leg, right leg, claw and wrist, left foot, right foot.  It is a big model!

Here are two scale photos with 28mm and 15mm.  You can see just how large this model is!

Pictures of our own painted metal NB2 Dragon so you can see what it looks like all finished.  The saddle fits upon the neck and almost any Human sized rider fit for a horse will sit upon it.

This is our sole High Fantasy release for June 2023 and the company is on annual holiday and machine overhaul from the 7th June until 20th June and during that time we will not be shipping nor responding to contact (we will resume and answer once we return) but as a treat we have an automatic 20% discount off all orders at checkout (no code needed).  Oh and a free Rock Monster until 1st July as well.  Enjoy! 

Thanks for Reading,


Sunday 4 June 2023

Ion Age 28mm and 3D Roleplay Con III results!

One of the most looked forward to conventions focused on that classic age of wargaming has taken place and it is our pleasure to present to you the results as well as some pictures.  Also the winners of the 28mm Ion Age Range packs of miniatures given by us freely as prizes.  Over to Hank Richardson (You can find these guys on Instagram too) from Portland, Oregan two weekends ago...

“3D Roleplay Convention III was a very great success!  We had over 15 events across all 3 days of gaming. We played Space Hulk, HeroQuest, Man O' War, Space Fleet, Rogue Trader, Adeptus Titancius (1988), Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, & many more! 

The first day we had several great games of Space Hulk (where the marines actually managed to take many victories, oddly enough!) and an exciting game of Space Fleet. Man O'War was also enjoyed plus Heroquest. 

The second day was a massive six player and Games Master battle of Rogue Trader, with an original scenario that had an Imperial planet in a state of civil war. The confederates had two massive siege cannons deployed & the Imperial governor sent forces to drop in & take them out with explosive charges. The strike team was all Ion Age Muster Troops & the governor & his retinue were Marcher Baron models from Ion Age. 

There was a massive Horus Heresy siege of the imperial palace game using 6mm Warlord, Reaver & Warhound titans from the old Adeptus Titanicus game of 1988.

Lots of smaller games were played throughout the weekend and we ended the last day of the convention with a massive twelve player Warhammer siege game. It was epic.  There are photo highlights of the convention (in addition to prize winner shots). Thank you again so much to Alternative Armies for your support and sponsorship of our convention. We are very grateful.”

It looked like an excellent weekend from all the way over here in Scotland.  We are so happy that the prizes went down well and we have confirmed that we are happy to sponsor again next year!

We hope you enjoyed this little look at 3D Roleplay Con III 2023 results.


Thursday 1 June 2023

Taking Wing and Downtime Discount during June 2023 at Alternative Armies

June is here! Middle of the year and what a year it has been thus far. So much fun on the table, so much new and so many classics restored as well. 
You can have a dig back through our BLOG (right hand side column by month) to see what has been happening thus far. There is a great deal more to come and let us speak now of this new month and what will be going on. 
Until 1st July the 45mm tall any scale VNT48 Rock Monster is free automatically in every package sent out from us. Yes, free. No catch. If your order is shipped (no digital download only orders sorry) then this resin three piece miniature will be included. You can also purchase it if you wish and if you do you will still get a free one as well. 
As promised in the spring the unlimited run of the 1982 bonifide classic NB2 Dragon by Nick Bibby for Asgard Miniatures in resin rather than in metal is ready! It appeared 5th June 2023 at less than half the price of the limited 200 box only metal kit. It looks just like the metal one when built. Visit the website to see more.

June is Alternative Armies annual maintenance and staff leave month in 2023 so we will be closed from 7th June until 19th June with the lads all getting some rest or flying off somewhere (hence the taking wing as well as the Dragon). While we will not be answering any email or messages nor placing news or such we shall still be accepting orders which will ship once the open up again.
Loud Ninja Games has been working on some new releases in 15mm scale for their excellent range. From Ikwen (pictured above) to Yandrassi, Wasteland Raiders and more there will be a flying vehicle for the space raptor Chuhuac which will back up their array of infantry, bikes and battlesuits. This will be second half of the month and yes it will be taking wing! 
We are nearing the end of the 28mm Ion Age Range overhaul. During this month we will move near to completing the Shia Khan Empire with single options and saver packs for the Goblinoid Maligs, the elite Nox plus their platoon sets (with two miniatures included for free). As always the existing prices are in place until a code is overhauled. We are always fair. Above are the recently overhauled cyberscum known as the Betrayers! 
There will also be a new Flintloque release tied into En Garde in the second half of June. A Todoroni Duellist Officer sculpted by Nikki Chatwin (he of the recently Todoroni Servant and giant Toad Sapper). News on that at the time. 
We will be replacing our Deals and Offers temporary codes at the end of June so it is well worth a look if you wish to save (and 20% more until 20th June of course) off list. Flintloque, Erin, High Fantasy, Sci-fi, Laserburn as well as army packs and saver sets. More than 100 choices. 
Thanks for Reading,