Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Flintloque War in Catalucia OOS and new Flintloque Lite planned

It always makes me sad and happy to announce a title going out of stock (OOS) but over the weekend the final copies of the third run of 5025 Flintloque 3rd Edition War in Catalucia were sold.  The book and its Shilling Starter Pack have been removed from the website for the time being. Additionally when the book returns there will be a new version of the popular free 'Flintloque Lite' (you can still get the current one upon email request) as well.  Go HERE to see Flintloque on the website or read on for more on this announcement.


It is our intention to make some small changes to War in Catalucia before having it re-printed.  These changes will not be to the mechanics of the game or to the army lists or background rather they will see some exchanging of the images of the miniatures in the book and tweaks here and there.  Since it was published in 2009 this first book in the third edition series has stood atop a miniature range that has expanded greatly from that year with new armies and a lot of new packs too.  Bringing War in Catalucia into 2016 will see the influence of Death in the Snow, Grapeshotte and Beir & Bones reflected in it.  We will let you know when the book is back.  At the same time as we are carrying this update out we are also working on a new version of the free lite version of Flintloque which was also published in 2009.


Flintloque 3rd Edition Lite.  Given away by request on email for the last seven years the pages of the virtual PDF lite version of Flintloque give all the core mechanics of the game allowing a feel of play to be gained.  We intend to keep this the case with a new version.  The new version will update and expand the contents with the possibility at this time of being not only a free PDF but also a low priced printed booklet as well.  It will feature the excellent artwork of Edward Jackson including new pieces not yet seen.  More information on this nearer the time.

Thanks for your attention in this update.  If you have any questions or input about the above please do comment or ask us by email on enquiries@alternative-armies.com and we will come back to you.

Lastly we will have a Flintloque release at the end of this week for August 2016 a female character civilian and we will also be, in conjunction with our two sister sites, be having a bank holiday event over the weekend too.  Full details will be 'posted' on Friday.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Friday, 19 August 2016

Free Miniature in every Ganesha Games order this August weekend!

Get yourself a new Ball and Chain on us! (Pun intended!). This weekend Alternative Armies is automatically placing a FREE DWM018 Dwarf with Ball and Chain worth 2.75GBP into ANY order which contains at least one Ganesha miniature.  One or more miniatures from the Ganesha page of our website HERE.  Fighting Fungi, Space Simians or Hammer and Forge; any of them from that page.  No limit on number of orders.  The offer runs until midnight GMT on Monday 22nd August 2016.  Just place the order and we will do the rest for you.  Remember also to check out our Daily Deal page too to save 25% off a code each day.


Alternative Armies manufactures Ganesha Games 28mm scale white metal miniature lines under an official agreement.  Miniatures made and shipped from Scotland. You can visit the website HERE. There are more than 90 codes of miniatures.  Everyone of them has pictures and there are value packs too with a saving!


Great for Song of Blades and Heroes as well as any other 28mm fantasy system you can choose from Dwarves, Undead Dwarves, Hob Goblins, Space Apes, Aliens, Fungus Warriors and Monsters.  A really unique and attractive range of white metal miniatures.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Friday, 12 August 2016

Vaspari Pit Demon plus Demonologist pack 28mm Fantasy released!


Earlier this year Alternative Armies released the first monster by a new aspiring designer Greg Saunders.  That was SHM89 Vivaki the Hunger Bird.  We now add to the SHM (Self Help Miniatures) range two more codes from this designer which are suitable for any 28mm fantasy wargame system.  The Vaspari Pit Demon and a pack with Demonologist plus his apprentice and an impling.  

Go HERE to visit the page or read on for details. Excellent work Greg!


SHM90 Demonologist with Apprentice and Impling
Summoning demons and other eldritch nasties from the lower dimensions is the sole ambition of a Demonologist.  This pack contains a trio of 28mm scale white metal miniatures suitable for any 28mm fantasy system.  From left to right in the main image they are a winged Impling a small creature of magic (20mm tall), the Demonologist himself with arm raised in robes with a bone mask (30mm tall).  Lastly his hooded Apprentice carrying the book and scroll of summoning (25mm tall). This code is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Using the product menu on the page you can purchase a pack or select single miniatures from the pack which are A ,B and C from left to right in the main image. Images show the miniatures from different angles.  6.00GBP.  Go HERE.


SHM91 Vaspari Pit Demon  
Those who travel deep into the pits of the world will find many a strange thing and the Vaspari Demon is among the most dangerous.  It lunges from the darkness and injects venom into its prey. Something really strange for your 28mm fantasy collection.  This code contains one white metal single piece miniature.  The monster stands about 30mm tall and is about 40mm long to the end of its tail.  Suitable for use in 28mm scale and in 15mm scale if you wish.  This code is supplied unassembled and unpainted.  Images show the miniature from different angles and also alongside a 28mm scale miniature (28mm tall).  Pictured on a 50mm square base (not supplied).  6.50GBP.  Go HERE.


Remember Alternative Armies has a huge classic range of 28mm fantasy miniatures including Dwarves, Undead, Orcs and Goblins, Monsters, Barbarians, Torture Chamber and of course the Ganesha Games fantasy line too. Click on the links to be taken to those pages.  Above is our Giant Troll.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Tony Harwood takes on our 28mm Mortar set

Long time Flintloque fan and master model maker Tony Harwood published is latest Valon inspired online build at the end of last month. He has been kind enough to give Alternative Armies permission to tell you all about it. We have detailed other Flintloque projects he has undertaken on our blog and you can see them all HERE on a specialised tag search of our blog. The whole project is scratch built and uses at its core our own 59520 Resin Mortar kit which can be used in Flintloque as well as in any 28mm scale historical system. You can see it on our website HERE


I have selected images from Tony's project running backwards to its beginning as well as a list of links to the parts of the project which you can click upon to read them in full and see all the pictures. He goes into details of tools used, paints, techniques and so on. It is a lovely looking unique build at home on anyone's table who is lucky enough to have it. Enjoy! 


The Later Stages 


The Middle Stages 


The Early Stages 

Well done Tony! Excellent work. 

Thanks for Reading. 

GBS

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Simian Ultra X range by Ganesha Games now released at Alternative Armies

Following their latest successful Kickstarter and the shipping of all its pledges worldwide by Alternative Armies we are delighted to announce that the miniatures composing Ganesha Games great Simian Ultra X range are now on general release on our website.  You can get all of the single codes from Space Apes to Morats to other stranger things like the Plasmoid as well as the weapon and accessories sprues now plus a complete set value pack saving 10% off single purchases.  Go HERE and have a look.  


To make you caper like a mad space ape we are also including a FREE SUX20 Plasmoid three legged alien worth 2.75GBP automatically in every order with one or more Ganesha code in it from now until 9am GMT Monday 8th August 2016. No limit on the number of orders. Just place orders as normal and we will do the rest!  


So go HERE or read on for details.


Welcome to PROJECT SIMIAN ULTRA X
In the not too distant future, a secret military project was initiated to create a genetically engineered soldier that was specialized for stealth, reconnaissance, infiltration, and assassination. The project was known as SIMIAN ULTRA X and combined the DNA of ape, human, and flying squirrel.  You can now have these strange bio soldiers to use in your favorite wargame or RPG system such as MUTANTS AND DEATH RAY GUNS post apocalyptic miniature skirmish rules by Ganesha Games. A line of high quality white metal miniatures produced under license in Scotland. Go HERE


Here are all the codes:

SUXP00 Space Simian X Collection - Save 10%
SUX001 Ape Leader  
SUX002 Ape Muscle 
SUX003 Ape Operative 
SUX004 Ape Sniper 
SUX005 Ape Spacesuit (supplied with two different heads)  
SUX006 Ape Officer 
SUX007 Ape Wasteland Pirate 
SUX008 Ape Heavy Weapon
SUX009 Ape Female Scientist 
SUX010 Morat Trio (3 miniatures)
SUX020 Plasmoid 
SUX030 Archmantoid (kit) 
SUX040 Till the Kuala 
SUX045 Jimbot 3000 
SUX050 Weapon and Accessories Sprues (19 pieces)  


Alternative Armies also produces the other Ganesha Games miniature ranges these being Hammer and Forge which sees classic fantasy Dwarves take on Undead and Hob Goblins and Fighting Fungi a unique set of miniatures of man sized mushroom warriors and other strangeness.  


Alternative Armies manufactures Ganesha Games 28mm scale white metal miniature lines under an official agreement.  Miniatures made and shipped from Scotland.  You can visit the website HERE. More than 100 codes of miniatures.  Everyone of them has a picture and there are value packs too with a saving!


Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Monday, 25 July 2016

Jacobite Rebellion 28mm range released!

“The Jacobite rising of 1745 was an attempt by Charles Edward Stuart to regain the throne of Britain for the exiled House of Stuart. It occurred during the War of the Austrian Succession when most of the British Army was in Europe. Charles Stuart, known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie" or "the Young Pretender", sailed to Scotland and raised the Jacobite standard at Glenfinnan in the Highlands of Scotland. He was supported by a gathering of Highland clans who promised their men to the cause. The march south began with an initial victory at Prestonpans. The Jacobite army, now in bold spirits, marched onwards to Carlisle, over the border in England. When it reached Derby, soldiers were recalled from the Continent and the Jacobite army retreated north to Inverness where the last battle on Scottish soil took place on a nearby moor at Culloden. The Battle of Culloden ended with the final defeat of the Jacobites and with Charles Edward Stuart fleeing with a price on his head before sailing to France.”


In our last release for July Alternative Armies presents to you our 28mm scale white metal miniature range for this time period for historical wargaming. All systems. We offer the range as single miniatures, as blister packs and as formed units for battle level games as well as a complete range box.  There are savings off single prices for the units and the complete range box.  If you are planning a large army we offer larger discounts so send us your list by email to enquiries@alternative-armies.com and see what we can do for you.  Go HERE or read on for information on the codes.


Single Miniatures

J100 Bonnie Prince Charlie
J101 Jacobite Officer
J102 Bonnie Flora
J103 Jacobite Standard Bearer
J104 Jacobite Drummer
J105 Jacobite Bagpiper
J106 Jacobite Clansman with Sword
J107 Jacobite Clansman wielding Sword
J108 Jacobite Clansman advancing Polearm
J109 Jacobite Clansman attacking Polearm
J110 Jacobite Clansman with Musket
J111 Highland Lass with Bairn
J112 Clansman Dancer I
J113 Clansman Dancer II
J114 Crossed Swords on Stone


Packs and Boxed Set

JP00 Jacobite Boxed Set save 10%
This collection of 28mm scale white metal miniatures contains one of every figure in the Jacobite range.  A total of thirteen miniatures plus a scenic item the crossed swords.  Codes J100 to J114.  An ideal way to skirmish wargame or to begin your larger collection.  You save 10% off the price of the single miniatures with this set. 

JP01 Highlander Dancers 
This pack contains three white metal 28mm miniatures plus a scenic item the crossed swords.  Single miniature codes J105,J112,J113 and J114.  An ideal diorama piece on your table. 

JP02 Jacobite Command
This pack contains four white metal 28mm miniatures.  Bonnie Prince Charlie, a Jacobite officer, Jacobite drummer and Jacobite standard bearer. Single miniature codes J100, J101, J103 and J104.  Command for your forces.  

JP03 Jacobite Clansmen
This pack contains five white metal 28mm miniatures.  Jacobite Clansmen with a variety of weapons, two with swords, two with polearms and one with a musket.  Single miniature codes J106,J107,J108,J109 and J110.  Warriors for your cause. 


Full Twenty Man Units

JU01 Jacobite Clansman Mixed 20 Man Unit
A complete unit of twenty white metal 28mm scale miniatures for use in any historical wargame system.  Jacobite Officer (J100), Jacobite Drummer (J104), Jacobite Bagpiper (J105), Jacobite standard bearer (J103) along with an equally mixed number of Clansmen with swords (J106,J107), with polearms (J108,J109) and with musket (J110) to make up twenty miniatures.  Mixed weapons.  Save 10% off single prices.

JU02 Jacobite Clansmen Sword 20 Man Unit
A complete unit of twenty white metal 28mm scale miniatures for use in any historical wargame system.  Jacobite Officer (J100), Jacobite Drummer (J104), Jacobite Bagpiper (J105), Jacobite standard bearer (J103) along with an equally mixed number of Clansmen with swords (J106,J107) to make up twenty miniatures. Not supplied with bases and supplied unpainted. Save 10% off single prices.

JU03 Jacobite Clansmen Polearm 20 Man Unit
A complete unit of twenty white metal 28mm scale miniatures for use in any historical wargame system.  Jacobite Officer (J100), Jacobite Drummer (J104), Jacobite Bagpiper (J105), Jacobite standard bearer (J103) along with an equally mixed number of Clansmen with polearms (J108,J109) to make up twenty miniatures. Save 10% off single prices. 

Go HERE.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Trolkin Civilians are Flintloque release for July 2016!

“In many places on Valon when the recruiter beats his drum and promises coin to young men if they will only take up arms and fight for their Kyng or Emperor the response is immediate as the mothers, wives and sisters of these lads cannot stop them.  But not so in the Troll lands for the ladies of Copendaz could bare knuckle box a horse to the ground with ease.  In fact the Emperor Mordred has considered forming regiments of these stony fleshed broads..but he has yet to find the courage to ask them!”

Welcome to our only release for Flintloque and Slaughterloo for July 2016. It is a new pack sculpted by Rob Alderman which gives you normal folk for your Trolkin forces in aid of the Tyrant Emperor Mordred.  A pack of four different Trolkin civilians, three female and one male.  These are excellent townsfolk or villagers for your scenarios and line up alongside our other civilian blister packs as well as the Trolkin soldiers for the games.  Go HERE for this month's release or read on for details.


57036 Trolkin Civilians
This pack contains four different 28mm scale high quality grey tone resin miniatures depicting Troll like humanoids which are a middle aged female with a barrel under her arm, a gentleman with top hat and walking stick, a young pregnant female with a broom and lastly a female Trolkin with a wooden club. Trolkin civilians are about 30mm tall and powerfully built. Excellent for use in scenarios or for the baggage train of the Trolkin and Trolka army.  Choose from a pack or a pro-painted and based pack ready for play.  8.00GBP.  Go HERE.


There is an entire army of the Trolls for use in Flintloque and Slaughterloo and you can see it HERE on our website.  Line Infantry, Light Infantry, Artillery as well as Cavalry and Command packs and units.  


Trolkin are roughly Human sized while Trolka are massive and the biggest soldiers on Valon. There is also a free PDF book download on the page giving statistics and more for the Troll lands.  Enjoy!


In the World of Valon range we have several other civilian and baggage train codes which provide male and female fantasy miniatures to populate your scenarios and either by taken prisoner by or rescued by your musket toting Orcs and Elves.  These include 54050 Valon Civilians, 51047 Elf Ladies, 58511 Burrovian Carrot Cart, 52017 Dwarf Camp Followers, 56131 Ludwig Von Barkhoven, 56041 Bella Joong Frow, 57018 Al-Hazrad Othari and 54502 Orc Camp Followers.

There will be another Flintloque release in August and remember to check out the current Deals and Offers page too before the month ends especially if you are an Albion Orc player who loves horse artillery.  This is our only Flintloque release this month.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS