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.

Monday 30 October 2023

Halloween Goblin and Studio Maxi Paints creepy classics

It is the time of crypts and of dark nights and howling evils afoot in the world.  For us it is a time to show off the lovely painting of Studio Maxi on restored 1980’s fantasy classic miniatures by Nick Bibby, Stan Pochron and others.  Excellent brush work which bring them to unlife!

Now on the website FM24V1 Halloween Goblin a cross between a bear and a pumpkin.  See it and the entire FM Asgard Fantasy range on the website.  Here you see the monster in combat against our FL30 Human Hirelings.

The Halloween Goblin is 45mm tall making it a fine foe in 28mm and 15mm scales.

Skeletons painted by Studio Maxi!  Returned to the world classic Asgard 28mm scale Halberdier, Spearman and open handed supplied with Crossbow, Spear and Pike.  Foes for the dungeon crawl.

Death Demon!  One of our personal favourite ever miniatures sculpted by Stan Pochron and made vivid in colour by Studio Maxi.  FM34 Death Demon has many uses and works in most scales too.

VNT31 Necromancers painted by Studio Maxi after getting new molds and being put on the website as a saver pack and singles. Our Legions of the Dead range has a mass of 28mm scale Zombies, Skeletons, Wraiths, Vampires and much more.

Cast your web wide!  Our Monsters and Creatures range has these EH05 Giant Arachnids as well as smaller Spiders and much else besides. 

15mm Scale Fantasy.  We have many Undead codes including HOT21 Zombies and the mighty HOT100 Ghoul Dragon.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS (Gavin Syme)

Friday 27 October 2023

Armed Crew released in the 28mm Alternate Stars range

“Crew of space stations or bases or star ships seldom expect to see any action fighting.  After all that is the role of soldiers.  But times come with invaders or lab escapes or vicious bugs appear and crew have to take up arms.”

Alternate Stars 28mm generic sci-fi range expands for the last time this year with four new Humans.  Non military these are armed crew great for any game system and sees us reach nearly thirty different miniatures in the range HERE

AS024 Armed Crew twin pistols.  Multiple part metal miniature.

AS025 Armed Crew pistol and hand case.  Multiple part metal miniature.

AS026 Armed Crew pistol and case.  Multiple part metal miniature.

AS027 Armed Crew carbine and breather mask.  Multiple part metal miniature.

The friendly AS023 Info Bot which is free in all orders placed and shipped automatically until 17th November 2023 next to Armed Crew for scale.


Tabletop and Asgard 1980’s classic 28mm Science Fiction Range

Collected and restored back to the world is all we have gotten thus far onto the website with most not seen in many a year.  The mighty Szithk Warbirds (Male Winged with rider shown) as well as Robots, Froogs, Mrurz, Centalons, Thulgs plus the rarer Vroom Beasts and Glax.  All single miniatures.  See them HERE.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS (Gavin Syme)

Wednesday 25 October 2023

Alternate Stars 28mm Sci-fi range two more Star Rangers released

“The Star Rangers are the foremost peace keeping soldiers of the fading Galactic Union. Equally at home on patrol or on bug hunts as well as pacification of ultra population centres the Rangers have millions in their ranks. Mainly Human though not exclusively so their headquarters on Earth oversees a hundred thousand deployments…”

We welcome two more Star Ranger miniatures to the growing generic Alternate Stars range.  These bring the total to six poses and are great for any game system.  Go HERE.  

AS019 Star Range firing Carbine.  Multiple part metal miniature.

AS021 Star Range with Laser Rifle.  Multiple part metal miniature.

Here you can see how the Star Rangers line up next to the mighty AS016 War Bot (which works in any scale including 6mm) and the friendly AS023 Info Bot which is free in all orders placed and shipped automatically until 17th November 2023.

Ganesha Games 28mm Science Fiction

The Ganesha Games range contains some really lovely miniatures such as Space Apes, Psi Knights, Com Bots and characters. Check them out.  All as packs and singles in the packs plus value bundles with savings. Go HERE.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS (Gavin Syme)

Monday 23 October 2023

Winter Mega Event 2023 at Alternative Armies

Until 9pm UK Wednesday 6th December 2023 automatically 20% off every order at checkout, an array of new releases, a free new miniature in every package and more. We have NO further releases in 2023 beyond what is shown here. Full event details are here 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.  A lot to read but well worth it.

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. You cannot use any other manually entered discount code during the event.

Local Currency Display and Payment:  A new feature of our website is now active.  All prices are shown in your local currency and you will make payment in that currency too.  Nice and easy plus no fees or such at all.  At our end your discount and free miniature will happen as normal.

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 with 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. From 17th November 2023 onwards it is EH08 Flower of Evil II.  You need do nothing as the free miniature is included in packages automatically; you need only place your order.  There is no limit on the number of orders as the free will always be included.  You may also order the miniature and a free one will still be included.

New Releases: More than eighty new miniatures in 28mm, 15mm and 6mm scales across various ranges. They are all on the website now to purchase with images added as each gets its news during October and November.  See them all in NEW RELEASES as well as the range links below.  

Alternate Stars 28mm Science Fiction Range

AS023 Info Bot

AS021 Star Ranger with Laser Rifle

AS019 Star Ranger firing Carbine

                          AS024 Armed Crew twin pistols

AS025 Armed Crew pistol and hand case

AS026 Armed Crew pistol and case

AS027 Armed Crew carbine and breather mask

Ion Age 28mm Science Fiction Range  (Packs, Platoon and Single Codes)

IB63 Planetary Militia Grima Control Squad (IA217,IA218,IA219,IA220)

IB64 Grima Robot Squad (IA221,IA222,IA223,IA224)

IB65 Grima Robot Support Squad (IA225,IA226,IA227,IA228)

IB66 Grima Robot Assault Squad (IA229,IA230,IA231,IA232)

IP06 Grima Robot Platoon (Two Miniatures Included Free)(16)

FM24v1 Halloween Goblin

Erin 28mm Celtic Myth Range

CM31-01 Pukki Servant Hands on Knees

CM31-02 Pukki Servant Mocking

CM31-03 Pukki Servant Running

CM31-04 Pukki Servant Crouched

CM31-05 Pukki Servant Cowering

CMB5 Fomorian Pukki Horde (20)

Bradley Miniatures 15mm Science Fiction Range

BR1508 Drop Pod Kit 

Ion Age 15mm Science Fiction Range (Packs, Singles and Platoon Codes)

IAF181  Grima Robot 1st Squad

IAF182  Grima Robot 2nd Squad

IAF183  Grima Robot Control Team

IAFP15 Grima Robot Platoon includes extra free unique miniature 

Loud Ninja Games 15mm Science Fiction Range

RAP052A Charka Rav Chuhuac Transport 

RAP052B  Charka Kas Chuhuac Gun Ship

(Both have a Wing of Three choice with Saving)

Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy Range

 SGF212 Swimming Kappa

SGF213 Swimming Kappa II 

SGF214 Swimming Kappa III

SGFP60 Swimming Kappa (Pack)

SGF215 School boy with katana 

SGF216 School boy martial artist

SGF217 Delinquent School boy with Attitude

SGFP61 Japanese School Boys (Pack)

SGF218 Kamiya the Wild Martial Artist

SGF219 Yamada the Mad Ninja

SGF220 Nishio the Brazen Monk

SGFP62 Guild Hunters II (Pack)

Bradley Miniatures 6mm Science Fiction Range

BR041 Drop Pod (Pack or Single)

FROM 17th NOVEMBER 2023 – Free in all orders the new EH08 Flower of Evil II

28mm Napoleonique Terrain Range

59546 Al-Garvey Goblin House

Flintloque – Elves of Armorica

51054 Dismounted Elf Lancer Command (4)

51043A Dismounted Lancer

Creatures of Chaos (Full Restored Asgard 1980’s Range)

CC1 Running Hornhead

CC2 Many Armed Skulker

CC3 Hawk Footed Stabber

CC4 Hoofer Bladesman

CC5 Crabclaw

CC6 Trunkhand Tuskoid

CC7 Four Fang

CC8 Hideous Octopoid

CC9 Crested Weremonkey

CC0 Creatures of Chaos Set (CC1-CC9) with Saving

Nick Bibby’s 54mm Scale Barbarian (Restored 1980’s Classic)

NB1 Barbarian  (65mm to top of head)   (54mm scale)

NB1W Barbarian Weapon Set (54mm scale) (free with NB1)

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 15% saving are all listed (the blanket discount is ON TOP of discounts shown on screen).  We have an offers too from the 15mm LASERBURN range with Value Packs with built in saving.  We also have our 6mm Terrain Range with many buildings and bundles with saving.

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. Patrol Angis, Flintloque, Slaughterloo, DarkeStorme plus Sengoku Monster Hunter, Furioso, En Garde, USEME Series and Doom Squad (solo play special forces) and many more.

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 biggest event of the year!

Friday 20 October 2023

Cryptmass House and our 28mm Snowman Christmas Range

Great news! Back in 2013 we did a short run of a resin building and then retired it. Now that 100mm tall kit is back. The Goblin Cryptmass House joins the Gifting Kitton as well as our Snowmen in 28mm scale ready for your table in our Christmas Miniature Range.
What is Cryptmass you ask? Well it is that time of year in the World of Valon, setting of Flintloque, Slaughterloo, En Garde, Frontear; when the snows come and festive things occur. With one difference. Around the city of Londinium and other places the dead...come to visit. Putting them back in the crypt is an annual pastime of the Orcs, Elves and Goblins among others. Joccians even rifle their pockets to see if the deceased have any coin. 

59007 Cryptmass Goblin House: This fine dwelling is a ten piece resin kit comprising walls, roof, chimney as well as laurels (3) and a hanging Dodo (1) which can be put anywhere on the building. The snow is part of the building on its roof and elsewhere as are the coal filled festoons. A fun piece for your gaming table. 
We have twelve different Snowmen in 28mm scale. Traditional, Fantasy, Black Powder and Sci Fi. Each is a set of three (or a value pack of twelve) or a full set of all twelve with a saving built in. Snowmen feature in special rules for Flintloque as well which you can find on our BLOG in a series of linked articles. 
Our 28mm scale Kitton range of Cat Folk has its own take on the festive vibe with 58018 Santanyan the Gifting Kitoka. Japanese Fantasy! 15mm Christmas Miniatures 
Lastly the second half of our Christmas Range page contains all of our 15mm scale festive codes. Snowmen, Xmas Trees, Gingerbread Men, Presents, Snow Monsters, Jack Frost plus HOTT Army and one of each sampler as shown. Great fun and in packs and value bundles too. 
Tis the Season plus the Winter Mega Event 2023 officially gets underway on Monday 23rd October (details in full then of course) but the 20% blanket discount on all orders automatically at checkout is active now. 
Thanks for your Time. 
GBS (Gavin Syme)

Tuesday 17 October 2023

Info Bot new and free 28mm miniature in all orders until 17th November 2023

“Good day to you fine fellows. Can I be of assistance to you at this time?  It is to me to answer questions and give direction. Be careful though for bad words will have you in trouble and we cannot be having that now can we….”

A brand new and free (yes, totally free) 28mm scale miniature has just been released at Alternative Armies. Adding to the growing Alternate Stars generic science fiction range is AS023 Info Bot a one piece metal figure. To get this miniature all you need do is place an order which requires shipping (order of any value to anywhere) and it will automatically be included (no digital download only orders sorry!).  As many orders as you wish; each time it will be included.  If you wish to purchase this miniature you can and you will still get one free in the package.

AS023 Info Bot. A very useful miniature for a great many systems and depending on how you decide to paint it then many roles can be had for it.  

It joins the Star Rangers, Warbot, RUFUS as well as aliens, adventurers and more.

Well...artificial intelligence does not mean non gullible eh.  A Fomor Ranger and Infiltrator Agent make use of the Info Bot.

Arm up your lads and ladies of the future with some firepower.  AS014 Weapons Set is a pack or any parts from it to add to your miniatures.

Lastly the Winter Mega Event 2023 begins officially on Monday 23rd October with a massive array of brand new releases plus a blanket 20% discount auto at checkout on all orders placed.  There will be news on this of course in full but we want to tell you that the 20% discount is active.  We are always fair.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS (Gavin Syme)