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, 29 November 2016

Four Day Event now over and orders shipping worldwide this week

The Four Day event we held for Black Friday Weekend is now over and ended.  I want to thank all of the wargamers and hobbyists who placed an order or several with us for miniatures and books and so forth across our website and by email.

We are making, packing and shipping out orders as of yesterday and we will be doing so all of this week and at the start of next week too until we are all caught up.  Most orders will be dispatched on Friday of this week.  If you have a question please get in touch with your order number and we will assist you.

Visit us HERE.

December is just around the corner and we will have more for you to see before the Christmas break begins but more on that when the month begins.

Oh and thank you too for all the kind words about our new VNT33 The Wyvern Kildane giant monster model.  It means a lot to us.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Black Friday Four Day Event is here! Free Shipping and Gift!

The time has come.  Get your campaign supplies for the winter from us over the next four days with our Black Friday weekend offers. The event is composed of the following promotions which can be applied to EVERTHING on the website (except digital downloads).  All orders over 12.00GBP product value will be shipped free postage worldwide AND all orders with 20.00GBP or more product value automatically get an extra 5.00GBP gift of miniatures selected by us and related to what you purchase.  Offers end around 9am GMT Tuesday 29th November (to give maximum time to our American and other friends).  Go HERE and browse.

Superb offers!  You need do nothing more than just add to your cart and checkout.  Please note the shipping offer is no standard mail and airmail; the signed for option remains at its flat 10.00GBP charge.  Select during checkout.

These offers apply to all of our physical products including all bundles and deals and all of the new releases such as those this month as below.

5030 Slaughterloo 2nd Edition Digital Download Book
59521 Sedan Chair Kit
59522 Sedan Chair with Dogmen Civilians

VNT33 The Wyvern Kilane (with free Knight)
FL10 The Winter Knight (2)
FL19 Guild Assassins (4)

The offers are run across all three of our websites.  Alternative Armies, and The Ion Age.  If you wish to combine products from different websites you can do so.  All you need to do is email us on (we are centralising emails of this manner this time) with your name, address, paypal email address and list of desired codes (if over 20.00GBP please indicate what type of free gift you would desire based on your list).  We will respond and send you a paypal invoice to pay.  All emails received during the offer will qualify even if the orders are not completed during the period of the offer.  Note for The Ion Age you will NOT get Reward Points ordering in this manner but you will still get the monthly free miniature worth 0.60GBP.  You can select the Daily Deal and or Weekly Deal on the Alternative Armies website and the Festive Range on

Thanks for Reading,


VNT33 The Wyvern Kildane huge 28mm Monster released!

After last time with our preview we are super excited to now release our last code for November 2016 and what a code it is!  From Alternative Armies and sculpted by Sam Croes we give you the mighty Wyvern Kildane in 28mm scale.  There is a distinct lack of Wyverns for our liking and so we made one.  Excellent value and only three resin pieces meaning easy to assemble and durable for wargaming use on the table.  Every Wyvern comes with a free 28mm Human Knight included.  Go HERE or read on for more.

“Swords drawn and pennants fluttering in the breeze the knights were assembled for battle.  They had rode and strode forth that morning their hearts strong for the killing of the beast.  The monster that was terrorising the peasants of the kingdom.  Their lances and swords would put an end to the tyranny of the creature known as Kildane.  Time passed and the sun moved across the sky and just as they thought the day to be without the prize the Wyvern came to them.  High up in the air a shadow crossed the glare of the sun making it dark upon the knights.  A shadow that was large, far larger than they had expected.  As one they looked up....they saw their deaths there in the sky, wings spread and teeth as long as a man's arm."- The tale of Sir Alfred the legless only survivor of the Wyvern Kildane. 

VNT33 The Wyvern Kildane
This code, on our our biggest models ever, contains one high quality grey tone resin very large monster kit in 28mm scale. When built this mighty wyvern stands at 160mm tall (to the wing top) with a wingspan of 200mm . Kit supplied is only three parts with an integral base making it super easy to assemble and rugged for wargame use. Also included is a Human Knight with sword worth 2.00GBP for free (from code FL15) in white metal. A great centre piece for your army. Suitable for any fantasy wargame system. Assembly required and supplied unpainted.  You can purchase ONE or THREE kits (each with the free Knight) using the drop down menu; saving 10% if you take three! Go HERE.

Here are some pictures of this new monster in action!

Note the Knight shown with the Wyvern IS supplied.  Images show firstly assembled models and secondly close up on the Knight.  Followed by 'in game' pictures giving scale against our DH15 Dwarf Runic Golem and DH9 Dwarf Adventurers.  Lastly shown is OH31 Durzum Dwarf Killer the Giant Troll.  None of these are supplied and shown for illustration only. 

Thanks for Reading,


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Black Friday Event next week and Kildane nears!

Alternative Armies will be having our Black Friday Event (alongside and The Ion Age) from the 25th to the 28th November and we will also be releasing a mighty new massive 28mm scale monster sculpted by Sam Croes.  Alongside the new Sedan Chair for Flintloque this is our big release of the month.  We give you for now the name and this little ditty picture of VNT33 The Wyvern Kildane!

We will release the Wyvern next week with a lot more to see and read alongside it.  It will be our largest monster kit in the whole sum of our ranges and it was designed for wargaming with as few pieces as possible and very rugged for use on table.  Oh...and the 28mm Knight in the picture..he is free with the Wyvern!  What a bonus.  It will appear on our Monsters and Creatures page.

The Black Friday event this year will be announced when it is live and it will be composed of the following core promotions which can be applied to EVERTHING on the website (except digital downloads).  All orders over 12.00GBP product value will be shipped free postage worldwide AND all orders with 20.00GBP or more product value will automatically get an extra 5.00GBP gift of miniatures selected by us and related to what has been purchased.  Superb offers to get you your winter campaign supplies!  You need do nothing more than just add to your cart and checkout.  Please note the shipping offer is no standard mail and airmail; the signed for option remains at its flat charge.  Select during checkout.

Have a look back through our blog and our emails and see what tickles your paint brush.  Not long to wait now.

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

FL19 Guild Assassins released!

In the Fell Lords (FL) codes there is a pack among the warriors, adventurers, wizards, knights and more which gives me the shivers.  It is this pack...FL19 Guild Assassins.  Not Undead, not creepy at all but rather a nightmare which will come for you in the darkness without sound.  Now released.  Here is a pack that needs to be in your collection.  Fantastic 28mm white metal miniatures for any system. Go HERE or read on.

“To gain a place in the Guild you must be more than any other can be.  You must be better than the finest warrior, more nimble than the most dexterous thief, more skilled than the greatest mage.  All of this and more.  You must be unseen.  You must be like a ghost, a spectre which is never sensed and never suspected.  All you are is in the moment.  To kill and to leave as if you never were.  To do this and to do it many times you must be an assassin.  A member of the Guild.  Do you wish to try...”

FL19 Guild Assassins 
This code contains four different 28mm white metal miniatures of approx 28mm height.  Great quality, choice and value. These miniatures are not supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted. Select your choice from the drop down product menu.  Choose from a pack, three packs with a 10% saving applied and single miniatures.  Total choice!  Assembly is required with some white metal miniatures. Go HERE. Poses in this code are as follows:

FL19-01: Robed and Hooded assassin with hand crossbow.
FL19-02: Assassin in robes and hood with curved blade.
FL19-03: Assassin preparing to use the Garrotte.
FL19-04: Senior assassin sword raised in victory.

The Assassins often hunt their prey in the woods as well as in the cities...

Thanks for reading,


Friday, 11 November 2016

FL10 The Winter Knight released!

Following up on our previous months of re-mastering and re-releasing our classic 28mm High Fantasy range we now reach the centre of the Fell Lords (FL) range with some bloody awesome white metal packs.  Fantastic sculptors and great ideas for any game system.  I present to you a warrior that needs to be in your collection.  The Winter Knight!  Go HERE or read on.

“Out of the snows of the north he comes.  Atop a black horse and a mighty axe laid across his lap.  He rides endless leagues his face ever hidden by a horned helm.  His cloak of fur billows out behind him as the wind blows.  Those he passes give him as wide a berth as possible for none know what he will do and where he will go.  In to the lands of the Orcs and of the foul things from graves he travels without fear, he hews the heads of those who oppose him.  Who is this warrior?  Who beneath the helm is...The Winter Knight?” 

FL10 The Winter Knight
This code contains three different 28mm white metal miniatures.  Great quality, choice and value. These miniatures are not supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted. Select your choice from the drop down product menu.  Choose from a pack, three packs with a 10% saving applied and single miniatures.  Total choice!  Assembly is required with some white metal miniatures. Go HERE. Poses in this code are as follows:

FL10-01: Winter Knight and Armoured Horse.
FL10-02: Winter Knight on Foot.

The Winter Knight often likes to take on the Undead in the snowy northen wastes.  Here facing our VNT31-05 Liche Lord!

Thanks for reading,


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

28mm Sedan Chair released!

Who says Alternative Armies is not the inventive alternative?  Not many and not now!  We are delighted to present to you a fantastic 28mm scale white metal and resin kit for use in any Historical or Flintloque and Slaughterloo setting.  An 18th Century Sedan Chair kit.  You can get it on its own or with a set of two Dogmen bearers and a Dogman passenger.  Go HERE or read on for more including many images and a free download article with rules for Flintloque and Slaughterloo.  Our big release for Valon this month.

"A full two minutes passed before, at a full run, two Dogmen tongues lolling and steaming in the cool air came to the Baron.  Between them they carried a Sedan Chair.  The Baron’s own chair a family heirloom.  They placed it down and then bowed before one of them opened the door of the Sedan Chair and stepped back.  Abelard Von Canin entered the small vehicle and sat down.  The door was swung shut and he was lifted before setting off at a fast pace out of the town.  The jarring of the cobbles of the street was lessened by the velvet seat and the arms of his bearers.  As the houses slipped by and they left Whinesbark the Baron made one more check upon his uniform and then lifted his pistol from its holder."

59522 Sedan Chair with Dogmen
Based on a real 18th century mode of transport for the wealthy Alternative Armies is delighted to present the Sedan Chair in 28mm scale. This is a 28mm scale white metal and resin set.  You are supplied with the following which require assembly of a basic nature.  In resin the back piece, the front piece, two sides, seat and roof of the vehicle (1) and in white metal the two bearers poles (2) as well as two different Dogmen Bearers (3,4) and a Dogman passenger with double pistol (5). Once assembled with bearers measures 75mm long, 25mm wide and 30mm tall. Sculpted by our lead designer Sam Croes.  Refer to the numbered image. 

Suitable for use in any 28mm Historical system or in Flintloque and Slaughterloo. Note you can purchase the Chair kit on its own too using the drop down menu  Note other miniatures shown are for scale and setting only and are not supplied. You can also purchase pro-painted and based ready for play.  Go HERE.

Players of Flintloque and Slaughterloo are most welcome to make use of our free Article with rules for this vehicle HERE from our Dropbox.  Enjoy!

We have many different Dogmen with which this pack can be used and of course it can be used with allied races such as Dwarves and Elves.  We plan on making more bearers and passengers too over time.  If you are interested in getting into the Army of Ostaria or the Army of Pudigrochumsberg just click on the links to see them all.  Playing the games will need either 5028 Beir and Bones for Flintloque or 5030 Slaughterloo 2nd Edition.  You can get either of these in print or as instant paid downloads too.

Thanks for Reading.


Friday, 4 November 2016

Slaughterloo Napoleonique Mass Battle Book now digital download!

Alternative Armies is delighted to announce that following up on last month with all of the Flintloque 3rd edition books we now present Slaughterloo 2nd Edition the game of 28mm Napoleonique Mass Battle on Valon as a digital download.  Now you can get Slaughterloo as a paid for PDF.  As with all of our other digital downloads this title is 20% cheaper digitally than it is in print.  Go HERE or read on for more.

With a distant thump and a billow of grey the cannonball approach the thin woods and the slope behind them, its force expended in the effort of crossing more than a thousand yards in the clear morning air. It burst through the green leaves and branches, splintering a dew covered trunk and then vanishing from view into the invisible clearing beyond. The cheers of the Elf gunners mingled with the sound of thousands of Elven feet marching in perfect order in the distinctive blue tunic columns that had won the tyrant Mordred and his Ferach Imperial Armee the largest Empire that Valon had ever known. Only a few lands like Catalucia held out, and few enemies like the accursed Albion scum in their stubbornness. They never knew when they were beaten; they never knew when to kneel to the inevitable......

5030 Slaughterloo 2nd Edition
The second edition of the worlds finest Napoleonique Fantasy 28mm scale Mass Battle System. This is a single book 'reduxed' from the sold out boxed set containing all that set did in its three books. Full Slaughterloo rules, optional and advanced rules. All nations and alliances armies and unit, divisions and full statistics on all armies. A4 Format, 168 pages, Colour Covers, Cards. Over two hundred pieces of art, diagrams and photos, more than 175,000 words...AA's grandest book to date! A stand alone book that contains full rules and nations and army lists reduxed from the sold out 2nd Boxed Set with an additional 5% of new material.  Go HERE.

Want to know more about Slaughterloo please read on:

The Slaughterloo game holds immense appeal for many hundreds of loyal players across the world. It perfectly combines the colour and drama of 'Napoleonique' warfare with my predilection for fantasy gaming. Add to this an entertaining and humorous take on our own real world history and you have a lot of fun on your hands. Of course this would all amount to nothing if the game itself was not fun to play. At the heart of the system is a beautiful thing - the Form Roll! This is a powerfully simple mechanic to enable a player to control (or lose control!) of his or her troops on the battlefield This device allows for flexibility of command but also sets limits depending on your troop's current status and overall training.  The other mechanic of play in Slaughterloo much admired was the Order Cards system which gives commanders a powerful tool to manipulate the command and control of the Army. Together, the Form Roll and the Order Cards make for an incredibly fun combination to play with because it manages to achieve a genuine feel of suspense and a fog of war to the game - you are never sure if your risks will pay off or what surprise the enemy have planned.  The game gives you just enough rope to hang yourself with or to lasso yourself out of the grips of defeat! This makes for truly entertaining and fun game, which we think, is why we all play war-games, that and the artful joy and spectacle of collecting and fielding a Slaughterloo Army. 

In this Second Edition of Slaughterloo, the Form Roll and Order Cards are still at the heart of the game. These and many other of the core elements of the Slaughterloo first edition game remain within this Second Edition and constitute the STANDARD RULES game. What the Second Edition as brought is a new phenomenon the ADVANCED RULES.  The ADVANCED RULES are the product of the Second Edition play-testing rituals and are the collective answer to the mission brief. How can Slaughterloo game be made better without sacrificing its current strengths. It is our hope that you will find the ADVANCED GAME does meet that brief and manages to build on the sound foundation of the original edition rules to provide a higher level of Slaughterloo play.  Once the STANDARD RULES are mastered the ADVANCED RULES will offer exciting new opportunities and challenges to commanding an Army on the battlefields of Valon.   From the outset the Second Edition of Slaughterloo game has sought to and succeeded in: 

- Adding refinement to the existing core mechanics of the game 

- Propose new rules that impart a greater Napoleonique period feel 

- Not sacrifice Slaughterloo's basic tenet of reasonably simple, fast and enjoyable gameplay. 

- To make no alterations that will in any way make redundant already collected first edition Units and divisions of Alternative Armies miniatures. 

- At all times the inspiration for new ideas has been filtered through this perspective.

- It is hoped that you will enjoy this second version; play it hard and with good humour, keep an eye to your flanks and may the cards and dice be forgiving. 

The battlefields of Valon are an engine of destruction, blasting masses of uniformed troops into deep crimson mists. From the Army of Albion, under the command of the Duke of Wheeling-Turn, outsmarting the Ferach Marshals in Catalucia, to the rival Dwarf and Dog Armies warring with each other in the lands of Krautia and Ostaria. While finding victory at the battle of Osterlitz against the Emperor Klaffenhund, Mordred, Emperor of the Ferach Elves, has mired himself in the Witchlands where the never resting corpse Armies of the Star Wraith have decimated the Grande Armee du Norde; the greatest military force ever assembled. Slaughterloo is the sister game of Flintloque and is done in very much the same vein and style. Now you can order the fates of thousands as your characters take command of entire Divisions on the field. From the rumble and rattle of cannon as they jolt past, pulled by their limber beasts; to the snorting and stamping cavalry formations with their heavy sabres and piercing lances. While platoons of Light Infantry such as the infamous 105th Orc Rifles harass the lines of the enemy with their sniping shots and the special units of your Army take their places, such as the Elf Field Hospital, it is the turn of the Line Infantry to shine. Making up the bulk of your Napoleonique Army the Infantry are a multitude of colours and classes. From Line to Grenadier to Militia and Guard every force on Valon from the Orc and Elves to the Dwarves and Dogs, not to mention the Undead and the Othermann has a varied choice each with their unique properties.

As with Flintloque you must choose which side you are to ally yourself with. Will it be the Orcs of Albion or another part of the Grand Alliance, or will you draw your sword for Mordred or another member state of the Ferach dominion. Then you could assemble an Army of your own making from one of the tiny Dwarf princedoms or kneel before the Star Wraith and receive your legion of the walking dead. Do not discount the lure of the Isstanbaal treasure house as a Vizier of the Othermann Empire you can prostate yourself at the feet of the Sultan.

It is not only the make up of your Army and its' Divisions that is your concern as a General of Valon, as with your skills as a skirmisher, it is your command of the rules of war and how they affect your regiments that will bring victory. 

Time to unfurl the flags, strike up the drums and march to glory on the Fields of Valon!

Thanks for Reading,


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Welcome to November 2016 at Alternative Armies

There is a lot going to happen in this new month at Alternative Armies with all of it building up to our awesome Black Friday Weekend Offer. This offer will run for four days and will be detailed a week before it starts. This will be after we have made all of our releases for the month. We hope you will check us out when the end of the month comes! For more at the moment read on now. 

All this month we have 15% off all the miniatures in and the pack of DH4 High Dwarfs which are great 28mm for any fantasy system from skirmish to battle to roleplay too. Go HERE for our main page. We also have a Daily Deal and a Weekly Flintloque Mega Deal which changes every Monday. This is proving very popular so check it out now. 

So what is going to be in the news and released in November 2016? New and re-mastered codes for Fintloque, High Fantasy and a new ruddy big Monster too. Here are the codes and news about each will occur in the next two weeks. No teasers...well just a couple. All of this in the next two weeks or so except for Kildane which will be later in the month. 

5030 Slaughterloo 2nd Edition Digital Download Book 
59521 Sedan Chair Kit 
59522 Sedan Chair with Dogmen Civilians 

VNT33 The Wyvern Kilane (with free Knight) 
FL11 Wizards Party (4) 
FL10 The Winter Knight (2) 
FL19 Guild Assassins (4) 

Yes a 'man portable' vehicle kit for Flintloque and Slaughterloo and it will come with rules for both freely published. Slaughterloo as a paid for digital download book. High Fantasy will get back the classic Wizards Party which is essential for any Human collection as well the awesome Winter Knight long awaited and the seldom seen Guild Assassins good for any 28mm system. 

First release news soon...