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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Wednesday 27 March 2024

Spring Mega Event 2024

Until Monday 6th May 2024 Spring Mega Event! Automatically 20% off every order at checkout, an array of new releases, a free any scale War Bot model in every package and more. All news and releases until the 6th May. Go to the WEBSITE and have a browse down to the left hand menu and within them sub-menu’s of ranges to see what interests you among our thousands of offerings.  Here are the full details in this article.

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 shipping and then 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! You cannot use any manually entered discount code during the event.

Local Currency Display:  All prices are shown in your local currency on screen and you will make payment in that currency too.  Nice and easy plus no fees or such at all.  At our end your discount with happen in cart and free miniature will be added as normal.

Free Shipping, Shipping Rates and European Small Order Rate: You can see all our prices for shipping 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. During this event it is the AS028 War Bot II which can be used in any scale.  You need do nothing as the free model 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 this code and a free one will still be included!

Deals, Bundles and Offers:  We keep all of our biggest savings in one place across all our ranges. 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.

Game Books: 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.

Formerly Free: New on the website by request.  We have placed here every code which was at one time presented as our ‘free in orders’ code.  Including Alternia our mascots plus monsters, robots, evil plants and a lot more.  These were produced in great numbers meaning we can offer a discount on them too. If you missed it; find it here.

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

New Releases: More than eighty codes 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 March, April and the dawn of May too.  Each gets its place in the sun as it were but we are fair meaning we are showing you everything coming in the Spring Mega Event. See each of them on that page plus below in the approximate order they will be announced.

Asgard Dragon Lizards by Nick Bibby (Restored 1980’s Classics)

D0 Dragon Lizard Value Set (D1 to D7 and D8) Save 10% 

D1 Lesser Dragon Lizard with Sword and Mace

D2 Dragon Lizard with Lance 

D3 Dragon Lizard with Sword and Mace 

D4 Dragon Lizard with Axe and Mace 

D5 Mace Tailed Dragon Lizard

D6 Dragon Lizard Juggernaut

D7 Dragon Lizard Mount (on its own or unit purchase discounts)

D8 Dragon Lizard Mount with Human Rider 

Tabletop Games 15mm Fantasy Range (Restored 1980’s Classics)

F24 Seven Headed Hydra (Body and Seven Heads)

HOT 15mm Fantasy Range

HOT151 Ogre Mercenaries II

HOT152 Ogre Mercenaries III

HOT153 Ogre Mercenaries IV

HOT151O Ogre Mercenary Band (Value Pack)

Furioso 17th Century – English Civil War

MR171 English Sitting Wounded Wide Hat 17thC

MR172 English Sitting Wounded Pot Helmet

MR173 English Sitting Wounded Hat 17thC

MRC99 Royalist Senior Command (Three Set or Singles)

MRC102 Parliamentarian Senior Command (Three Set or Singles)

The Ion Age 28mm Range

See the Shia Khan within the Range

IB36 Khanate Warlords (THREE metal models IA136, IA137, IA239) 

IB36R Khanate Warlords (Same as IB36 but in RESIN) 

IA136R Warlord with Mars 20mm Cannon in Resin

IA137R Warlord with Juno Laser Cannon in Resin

IA239 Warlord with Atomic Disintegrator (NEW)

IA239R Warlord with Atomic Disintegrator in Resin (NEW)

The Ion Age 15mm Range

IAF185A Gremlin AFV Hover with Bodkin AP Cannon and hull turret

IAF185B Gremlin MSV Hover with Anda Missile Pods Turret and hull turret

IAF185C Gremlin APC Hover Personnel Carrier with hull turret

Bases For Miniatures Range

59031 20mm Round Slot Base

59032 30mm Round Slot Base

59033 40mm Round Slot Base

59034 30mm Round Wider Slot Base

59035 40mm Round Wider Slot Base

Purchase as packs or as singles in any amount

The World of Valon – Todoroni of Nepolise

56139 Todoroni Giovanile Aide

Todoroni Notables free PDF for Flintloque and Slaughterloo UPDATED!

The World of Valon – Undead of the Witchlands

VLE16 Nikita Hedloski (Zombie NCO on foot and on skeleton horse)  (250 Packs only with Insert)

Erin Celtic Mythology 28mmScatter Scenics

CM32-01 Celtic Stone with Skulls

CM32-02 Celtic Stone with Weapons

CM32-03 Trio of Celtic Stones

Halcyon Miniatures 28mm Range

HALP02 Halcyon Miniatures Set Two (Free Bases and Saving)

HAL009 Commissar of Truth

HAL010 Assault Infantry with Shield I

HAL011 Assault Infantry with Shield II

HAL012 Assault Infantry with Shield III

HAL013 Assault Infantry with Shield IV

HAL014 Assault Infantry with Shield V

HAL015 Priest of Truth

(All miniatures in this range come with free resin slot base)

Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy

Full new Set as well as Packs and 10 New Single Miniatures

SGFP63 Sambito Warriors

SGFP64 Teppo Warriors

SGFP65 Sengoku Set XI  (SGF205 to SGF230) with saving

Bradley Miniatures 6mm Range

BR042 Erzherzog Heavy Tank (Three Turret Choices) (Pack of Three or Singles)

Asgard Orcs by Jes Goodwin (Part One of Three)  (Restored 1980’s Classics)

ORP01 Orc Warhorde (OR1 to OR24) Save 5%

OR1 Great Orc with Scimitar

OR2 Great Orc Guard Spearman 

OR3 Great Orc Berserker

OR4 Great Orc Chieftain

OR5 Orc Tracker with Bow 

OR6 Armoured Tracker 

OR7Orc Tracker with Spear 

OR8 Orc Scout

OR9 Small Cave Orc

OR10 Cave Orc Archer

OR11 Cave Orc Guard

OR12 Cave Orc with Scimitar

OR13 Orc Warrior Attacking

OR14 Orc Warrior with Scimitar

OR15 Orc Warrior with Bow

OR16 Orc Warrior with Whip

OR17 Soldier Orc with Shortsword

OR18 Soldier Orc Spearman

OR19 Soldier Orc Officer

OR20 Soldier Orc with Axe

OR21 Horde Orc with Javelins

OR22 Horde Orc with Long Spear

OR23 Horde Orc with Scimitar

OR24 Horde Orc Archer

HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range - Star Mercs

HOFP09 Star Merc Platoon Pack (25) (save 5%) 

HOF193 Star Merc Squad

HOF194 Star Merc Support

HOF195 Star Merc Shotguns

HOF196 Star Merc Assault

HOF197 Star Merc Command

All codes are packs and as singles within them

Thank you for reading, your continued valued custom and enjoy one of the biggest events of the year!

Tuesday 19 March 2024

3D Roleplay Con IV 2024 sponsored by Alternative Armies

We have continued our sponsorship with prizes and an event discount code for the great ‘oldhammer’ event 3D Roleplay IV the fourth year of great times with games and miniatures. This time our sponsorship prizes are 28mm Fantasy packs as last time it was 28mm Ion Age packs.

Here are the details of the convention if you are keen on attending.  You will be most welcome.  Go HERE for the website and to get tickets and HERE for their Instagram account.

Smile Station in SE Portland

8210 SE 13th Ave

Portland, OR 97202

May 4th & 5th 2024

3D Roleplay Con is an annual Oldhammer gaming convention held in Portland, Oregon (USA).  Championing the golden-era of fantasy wargaming & roleplaying, with an emphasis on 1980’s editions of Warhammer Fantasy Battle, 40K: Rogue Trader, Realm[s] Of Chaos, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay & the like.  Started in 2021, 3DR Con is meant for lead-miniature enthusiasts to get together, roll dice, trade miniatures & enjoy the classic games of the Oldhammer era. We play narrative, old-school miniature wargames & roleplaying games.

Event prizes include FL11 Wizards Party along with our Rock Monster and Tree Demon with a special appearance of the remastered Spendorious Djinn too.  All worth fighting hard on the table for I am sure you will agree.

If you would like Alternative Armies to consider sponsoring your event then please contact us by email on and tell us who you are, when it is and what sort of prizes you would like.  Keep conventions and tabletop play alive!

Thanks for your Time.

Monday 18 March 2024

L’Art de LaGuerre Tournament (Recon 2024) sponsored by Alternative Armies

It is our pleasure to have given prizes from the 15mm Isarus Dark Age Range to the chaps organising the Biblical to 1000AD tournament which is happening at this years HMGS South Recon 2024 convention this April in the USA.

Prizes for first and second place with our compliments.  Here are the details of the convention as it relates to the L’Art de LaGuerre Tournament and we think there are still places to be taken in play currently sixteen players but could be more. Follow these external links for more information and to register.  Pictures are from the club’s own game.  This year is the first L’Art de LaGuerre Tournament to be held and we wish them the best of fortune.

L'ART DE LaGUERRE Tournament

Saturday APR. 27th, 2024

Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center Celebration Area

3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, Florida USA

16 Players Biblical to 1000 AD 200 pts 

For More Information on RECON 2024 – HMGS-South go online HERE.

RECON 2024 – HMGS-South

This link will allow those interested to register and book a hotel room too if they desire.  

If you play the Ancient and Dark Age periods then we have the Arabs, Late Romans, Byzantines, Vikings and many others suitable in 15mm scale.

Thank you for your attention.


Monday 11 March 2024

Patrol Angis back in print and offer on Ion Age 15mm and 28mm

IonFans!  The time has arrived.  It took a bit longer than expected but the new print run of the core Patrol Angis book is now in and back in stock.  The first of three books (with Callsign Taranis giving you vehicle rules and more plus The Khanate Return giving alien foes and Planetary Militia) it has all you need to play skirmish with two or solo play.  Full details on the website.

We have a code for you to use celebrating this book’s return.  Enter this in the box at checkout... 


...and your cart total will reduce by 20% on screen before proceeding to shipping.  Use the code for any Ion Age 15mm or 28mm or books and so on. Ends 25th March.  Enjoy!

The Ion Age 15mm Range

Patrol Angis is a skirmish level of wargame which means it typically has between a dozen and about forty miniatures a side in play during a game. It works well with more but those amounts are ideal. Most games have one Platoon sized force per player and have one or two or maybe even three players. A Platoon or Lance which contains typically twenty two (22) miniatures. In Patrol Angis you play either as the Prydian Army in its quest to reclaim worlds lost to the Marcher Barons during the Civil War or you can play in the employ of Canlaster or Yordist or any of the other dozen smaller array of Marcher Barons. This includes playing as a “Conda”' or paid professional mercenary for any side.

This is low intensity warfare title where troops mainly on foot, root each other out over small objectives. It’s not massive, not often glamorous, but it’s pure adventure, it’s the stuff of heroes and it’s skirmishing at its best! Easy to get into and to build upon. It’s the starting point for your wargaming in The Ion Age!

It is a book or a digital download or a game pack with miniatures, dice and bases.

While Patrol Angis is meant for use with the 15mm range it can be used with the 28mm Ion Age Miniatures too. Simply change centimetres to inches and you are ready to go with Retained Knights, Muster and more. We have made great efforts to have both scales match up and it means the rules will work with both.

Thanks for Reading!

Friday 8 March 2024

Grapeshotte expansion for Flintloque back in stock!

There are four books for Flintloque 3rd edition and we are delighted to announce that the expansion title which ties the three game books together is now back in stock at Alternative Armies. The World of Valon is vast and deep and to celebrate the return of this ninety six page title we have a 20% discount code of all Flintloque and Slaughterloo orders until 25th March 2024. 
5027 Grapeshotte contains the full rules for Artillery in Flintloque, Queene of Battle expansion artillery rules to cover garrisons, sieges, new troop types and more. The Armoury of Valon giving firelocks and artillery along with exotics and new troops for every nation on Valon. The Sterling Appendices giving rules for vehicles in play, faith in play, attaching characters, singers and more. Also two fold out and pull out colour A3 sheets of blast templates and the famous triangle of death cannon caseshotte template. In Print and as a Paid Digital Download. Written by Gavin Syme and with artwork by Edward Jackson it fits right in with Beir & Bones, War in Catalucia and Death in the Snow. 
The miniature range is huge so whatever part of Valon you wish to fight in you can browse and look. When you have found what you are looking for proceed to checkout and in the discount box enter this code “ march2024 ” and the total on screen will automatically deduct 20%. Then proceed to shipping. This covers all books, miniatures, painted stock and even Slaughterloo Divisions (with their built in saving on top) in the World of Valon. Also En Garde and Kitton. Code is valid until 9pm UK time 25th March 2024. 
On the home page of our Website click on the ‘world of valon’ main section on the left menu to drop it down into all the armies, artillery and more. 

If you want to Begin in Flintloque then check out 5024 Escape the Dark Czar which gives ten resin miniatures, core rules, scenario, bases and dice to get you going. The discount code applied to this starter set too of course. 
Thank you for Time.

Tuesday 5 March 2024

War Bot II for any scale is free in shipped orders until 9th May 2024

By popular request and a year of asking by tabletop gamers worldwide we are proud to announce a brand new any scale War Bot (following up on AS016 War Bot) which is free in all shipped orders until 9th May 2024. As many orders as you like and as long as the package is shipped (no digital download orders only sorry) it will be included.  You can purchase it as well and once its free period is over it will be a standard code. Until 9th May packages leaving us here will all have this 40mm tall model in them.

AS028 War Bot II: A five piece metal and resin model suitable for any scale of gaming with a total height of 40mm.  Legs with a rotational pose upper body as well as two rotary gun arms and a set of ariels.  Use it as a robot in 28mm scale, a battlesuit in 15mm and a full size mecha in 6mm.

Here are all the views of the War Bot and below is a scale photo showing it next to Bradley 6mm Science Fiction, HOF 15mm Science Fiction and Alternate Stars 28mm Science Fiction miniatures.

When mere infantry cannot hold the line nor defeat the foe you need...War Bots!  All three are in the Alternate Stars Range.

Deals and Offers of 5% to 50% off regular prices are on the website.  These offers are added to all of the Value Sets, Platoons, Core Forces and more which are always there from every range.  The added ones will change towards the end of this month when the Spring Mega Event begins.  For now you can save on Jes Goodwin Dwarfs, Elf Line Infantry, Library Barricade, Space Marine, Norc the Fomorian Hero, Scimitar Monster and others in 28mm.  In 15mm now is Automata Infantry, the Griffin, Big Mouth Beast and more. For 6mm scale BR030 Pilgrim Heavy Tank is there.

Thanks for Reading!