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.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

New Website look and Facebook Group for Alternative Armies

We are making changes at Alternative Armies which will be rolled out across the next month or so and we begin here. Alternative Armies has a new updated look to its website with better functionality and features. A platform for larger numbers of products and increased images and image size. This does not change the working of the site and the change is now completed so please feel free to come along and have a look. Go HERE

We also have some new logos as well and below is one of them. Ain't it lovely! Artwork by Sam Croes. 

Are you on Facebook? 

Alternative Armies and by extension and The Ion Age which are all part of the same company now have a new dedicated Facebook Group for gaming. A place for tabletop gamers to meet and discuss. To show off pictures and to ask questions. I am overseeing it myself and I would love to see you there. Just apply to join. Alternative Armies Tabletop Gamers. A friendly bunch.

There is already a lot to see there and if you like Flintloque, Slaughterloo, Patrol Angis, USEME, High Fantasy or anything else we do it will be of interest. 

Plus if you are interested in Flintloque please go along to our website to the Flintloque page to download a mega folder of nearly 100mb of free files for the game from a link on the page below the AA Folder image. Enjoy! 

More news and excitement soon! 

Thanks for Reading, 


Friday, 27 January 2017

5024 Escape from the Dark Czar a beginning in Flintloque now released!

Get into Flintloque the skirmish the best alternate history fantasy black powder skirmish game there is with 5024 Escape the Dark Czar!  A set with a core booklet along with ten miniatures, bases and dice.  Your entry into the World of Valon and a massive range of miniatures and titles built up over more than fifteen years.  From this starting point you can go in any direction from continuing the fight in the Witchlands to the dusty lands of Catalucia or the rolling fields of Urop marching with or against the eagle banners of the Emperor Mordred and his blue coated Elves.  Go HERE.

Alternative Armies announced a new beginners game set for Flintloque back in December and the time has now arrived!  Now released as a set with book and miniatures (unpainted plus painted and based for immediate use) and as a nominal fee digital download booklet is 5024 Escape from the Dark Czar!  Go to our website to see more HERE or read on.  

5024 Escape from the Dark Czar
The bitter retreat from Moskova is where you begin your adventure. Take command of General de Brigade Hugo Saindoux and his three fellow survivors as they attempt to evade death and escape from the Witchlands.  On their heels are a group of Savant Zombies, the finest Undead in the ranks of the Dark Czar, who are led by Captain Preserovitch.  Their task is to capture the golden eagle standard carried by the young Elven drummer boy Ayers Quinte de Toux.  Will the survivors outwit the living dead?  In this set is a twenty page booklet containing the core rules of Flintloque the Skirmish which will get you playing as well as character profiles and three introductory scenarios as well as the story of the Witchlands campaign.  Written by Gavin Syme (GBS).  

Ten high quality resin 28mm miniatures are in the set designed by Sam Croes.  Four mortals (An Elf, young Elf, Dogman and Ogre) and six Savant Zombies.  Ten bases for your miniatures and two percentile dice.  All you need to get playing and to begin your adventures in Flintloque.  You can purchase the boxed set unpainted or painted and based ready for immediate play.  Choose on the page HERE

The beginners set is excellent value and contains miniatures fantastic for the new player and the veteran Flintloque player alike since you can add these characters to your Army of Armorica or Army of the Witchlands in skirmish sections or even in Slaughterloo units.

The twenty page booklet for 5024 Escape from the Dark Czar can be purchased for a nominal price on our website as a digital download in its own right if you want to add it to your collection right away or are just interested in what Flintloque is.  Go HERE

We hope you really like the new beginners set and go on from it to greater military adventurers in the World of Valon.  We now also have something else for you for free for you to download.  The Alternative Armies Free Files Stack is a 95mb folder crammed with PDF's.  Scenarios, Articles, Profiles, Map and much more for Flintloque and Slaughterloo as well as other systems we have.  The link is located on the Flintloque and Slaughterloo pages of the website so click through and then download them to your device.  If you have any questions about our games and miniatures please email us on and we will be delighted to assist you.

There are currently four main books in the Flintloque 3rd edition series as well as four Shilling Starters Packs too.  We also have each book as a digital download and a mega bundle too.  Go HERE to see and read more.

We shall be releasing more material for 5024 Escape from the Dark Czar as time progresses including articles and scenarios for you to add to your beginners set.  Each of these future pieces will feature more forces and characters and greater adventure focused on the initial ten miniatures.  The first of these was made public at the end of 2016.  Scenario Four 'What Ales You' which follows on from the three in the booklet.  You can get it for free on this link HERE as a PDF.  Look out for more to come!

Thank you for Reading,


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Axe and Brimstone pledges shipping from Scotland

Alternative Armies is delighted to announce in partnership with Ganesha Games the shipping of the pledges for the new Kickstarter range Axe and Brimstone. Packages have been mailing from here this week and will continue to do so until all pledges assigned to us are on their way to wargamers. The miniatures have been manufactured and shipped from here in Scotland and are looking great! 

You can see the Kickstarter online HERE.

On another note the range of Axe and Brimstone miniatures will soon be released on the Ganesha Games page of the Alternative Armies website. The Halflings, the Possessed Dwarves, the Dolmen and the new Fighting Fungi. All as single codes and of course value packs with a saving too if you want to get in on the range that way. Look out for this soon. 

If you are not on our mailing list and want to be so that you can be told of this release and other news all you need to do is send an email to with your name, asking to be added and we will do the rest for you. 

Thanks for Reading, 


Monday, 16 January 2017

FL11 Wizards Party 28mm character pack released!

I want to thank all the 28mm high fantasy wargamers out there who have supported Alternative Armies in re-mastering and re-releasing our classic range of miniatures.  We have the full Classic Adventurers (CA) range out now as well as about half of the Fell Lords (FL) codes too.  Human Warriors, Adventurers, Free Booters, Magicians and more.  Industry leading and veteran sculptors of the 1990's making white metal miniatures for any system and setting.  Now we present to you a great set which deserves a place in your collection.  FL11 Wizards Party.  Read on for more or click HERE.

“Wizards belong in towers.  I tell you.  They belong up in a craggy stone tower looking down at us poor mud racking mortals.  That's their place.  Makes me feel uneasy when one comes striding through the village all decked out in his flashy attire.  Yes, attire, I picked that up at the Inn.  Though the village he comes with a little lad at his tail babbling nonsense questions.  Then a donkey with their baggage on it...and some sort of little thing...spout of flame it breathed I tell you no lies.  Last up comes this hulking thing...Ogre I think..but too clean by far.  Wooden chests bound to its back and up on its head too.  I just stood there and stared and you know what?  The bloody thing winked at me as it trudged past!”

FL11 Wizards Party
This code contains four 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:

FL11-01: A veteran wizard is star robes with staff.
FL11-02: An Ogre laden with Chests and Baggage.
FL11-03: A young lad with wand and book.
FL11-04: A Donkey with magical baggage and tiny imp.

Thanks for reading,