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,

GBS

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Escape the Dark Czar coming January 2017 a new Flintloque beginning

Hello everyone and welcome to the last announcement of the year and as we see out 2016 I want to tell you a little about what is coming your way from Alternative Armies in the first month of 2017. There is a lot happening in January but for wargamers who are keen on the World of Valon and especially Flintloque we will have a brand new beginners set called 'Escape from the Dark Czar'.


The World of Valon is a vast and deep fictional world which has many game systems and several thousand miniatures involved with it.  While some are familiar with the world though Flintloque and Slaughterloo through their books and others enjoy collecting and painting the figures instead we are often asked where to begin with the world.  The right place to start is with Flintloque and some small skirmishes before moving on into larger and more complex scenarios and then if you choose to getting into mass battle with your miniatures.  Until now we have offered the 'Flintloque 3rd edition Lite' digital document which has been around for more than five years.  We also have the Shilling Starter Packs which contain a full game book plus white metal miniatures from the range.  Come January there will be a new starting point.  An affordable new beginners set which will have its own booklet and new miniatures.  5024 Escape from the Dark Czar.


What is Escape from the Dark Czar?  The answer is two things.  It is a twenty four page booklet which contains the core rules for Flintloque as well as an introduction to the Witchlands campaign as well as character profiles and three linked micro scenarios and pre-filled rosters written by Gavin Syme (GBS).  This booklet will come with ten brand new miniatures special to it sculpted by Sam Croes.  The miniatures will be high quality resin and will come with our cartouche bases and of course a pair of dice.   The miniatures have been specially created to fit into any Ferach Empire or Witchlands force which existing players have and for new players they are a nucleus to start at.   The booklet will be in print with the miniatures and it will also be a digital paid download as well on our website.


We will go into more detail come the new year about the miniatures and the survivors led by General de Brigade Hugo Saindoux who are trying to evade six dismounted Savant Zombies commanded by Captain Preserovitch who are under orders to kill them and capture the golden eagle carried by the youth Ayers Quinte de Toux.  As you can see they are superb and filled with character!


The new beginners booklet features photographs as well as brand new artwork by Edward Jackson including a great new large cover image depicting a brave stand by the four Ferach survivors which fate has thrown together.  The Kannonderbuss of Captain Boell Umfrage the Ogre could make all the difference.  Edwards art brings the World of Valon to life on the pages of all our books.


There will be free digital files to support this new beginners booklet including expanding the characters and giving such things as solo play mechanics.  Indeed the characters of Escape from the Dark Czar will feature in further scenarios as they meet up and cooperate with other scattered survivors while the Undead will need more necrotic muscle to bring them down.  As part of the Orcs on the Webbe 2016 Advent Calendar I agreed to place the first of these digital files as Day 20 and you can see it HERE or if you prefer download Scenario 4 What Ales You? from HERE from at our Dropbox directly.  


From all of us at Alternative Armies including 15mmcouk and The Ion Age we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Have some good games with friends if you can!  It will be a cold, cold winter in Moskova....but more on that in January.  If you wish to be informed personally when the new set is online email us on enquiries@alternative-armies.com and we will do just that.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

VLE13 Gnomish Notary Set released for Flintloque last for 2016

The last release for Flintloque and Slaughterloo for 2016 from Alternative Armies is a character set sculpted by Christian Cuello unlike anything else in the whole range.  Limited to two hundred and fifty numbered packs with insert this new pack contains both miniatures and furniture in 28mm scale. A Gnomish Notary with his Half Ogre guard as well as the writing desk and a chair before it and a chest with two boxes.  A very unique and useful set.  Go HERE or read on for more information.


VLE13 The Gnomish Notary Set
This thirteen pack contains figures and furniture in a mix of white metal and resin 28mm scale pieces. Limited to two hundred and fifty numbered packs with insert this set was sculpted by Christian Cuello.  This pack contains a Gnome in sitting position along with a thick book and a chair upon which to sit, along with a writing desk in two pieces as well as a travelling chest and two small boxes; lastly a Half Ogre guard with pistol.  The set requires a small amount of assembly and pieces can be established using our image of parts as given.  The insert supplied can be had as a free PDF from our dropbox HERE and gives rules for use in Flintloque and Slaughterloo.  A unique and characterful set useful in any collection.  12.00GBP.  Go HERE.


Above is an image of all the parts in the set and it is very easy to assemble.  You can base it up as single pieces or create a vignette or diorama.


A free PDF is in our Dropbox for this set is online.  It contains rules and statistics for use in Flintloque and Slaughterloo.  CLICK HERE.  Enjoy!


Christian Cuello has sculpted other codes in the World of Valon and while this new limited edition is his most ambitious it will take a while for it to catch up with his others which are treasured by players of Flintloque and Slaughterloo all over the world.  You can see them on our website and they are 56131 Ludwig Von Barkhoven and 54050 Valon Civilians Set.  Nice!


We hope you like our last release for this annum and we will have more for you in 2017.  Alternative Armies will continue its release schedule for Flintloque and for High Fantasy too as well as other projects in the works.

Merry Christmas!

GBS

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Free Flintloque Scenario - Sharkes Wyvern


Now online at Orcs in the Webbe as part of the 2016 Advent Calendar a free Flintloque scenario written by myself as my own personal entry on the calendar for Day 10.  Sharke's Wyvern!  The scenario sees Captain Rekhardt Sharke along with his Chosen Orcs taken on a giant monster after being tricked by a Dark Elf noble into a spot of 'bird hunting'.  It includes the scenario but also the rules for including this monster in your games of Flintloque.

Go HERE to see it on Orcs on the Webbe.

Click HERE to download a PDF version of the article with pictures from our Dropbox.

There are several images which were taken during the playtesting of the scenario and rules and I present them here for your enjoyment.  You can find the miniatures VNT33 The Wyvern Kildane and 5109 Sharkes Chosen box set by clicking on the links.  





I hope you enjoy the read!

Merry Cryptmass

GBS

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

28mm Adventurer Packs and Set last fantasy releases for 2016!

In the Fell Lords (FL) codes there is a group of miniatures which are jewels amid a crown.  For Dungeon Crawl, for Roleplay and for 28mm Fantasy wargaming the Adventurers of the FL13 and FL14 packs plus now the party pack of all ten poses with a saving as FL22.  Now on our website and our last fantasy release for the year.  These classic miniatures are in collections all over the world and now can once again be in your collection and on your painting table. Go HERE or read on.



“To the tavern they come.  From all across the lands they walk or ride to reach the bar when the roles are assigned.  Upon entering their names and fame are measured and those who make the grade are permitted to approach the richly dressed man who sits by the bar side fireplace.  Eventually the best are chosen and offers golden coin to undertake a quest...an adventurer.  All of their skills will be needed.  All of their deadly arts put to use.  A map is shown and hands shaken.  The monsters will be slain and the Princess brought back alive to her father.  Now to the road and the dungeon!”


FL22 The Adventurers Party 
This value code contains ten 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. The pack has a 15% saving applied compared to single miniatures taken from codes FL13 and FL14.  Assembly is required with some white metal miniatures. Go HERE. Poses in this composite value code are as follows:

FL13-01: Elf Fighter with two handed sword.
FL13-02: Human Bard with instrument.
FL13-03: Half Orc with lit torch and sword.
FL13-04: Human Cleric with shield and mace.
FL13-05: Female Halfling with lantern.
FL14-01: Elf Thief with dagger.
FL14-02: Female Human Thief.
FL14-03: Human Barbarian with two handed axe.
FL14-04: Human Ranger with bow.
FL14-05: Fighter in plate armour with greatsword. 

Save 15% off the prices of single miniatures from the codes which now follow.


FL13 Adventurers I
This code contains five 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:

FL13-01: Elf Fighter with two handed sword.
FL13-02: Human Bard with instrument.
FL13-03: Half Orc with lit torch and sword.
FL13-04: Human Cleric with shield and mace.
FL13-05: Female Halfling with lantern.


FL14 Adventurers II
This code contains five 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:

FL14-01: Elf Thief with dagger.
FL14-02: Female Human Thief.
FL14-03: Human Barbarian with two handed axe.
FL14-04: Human Ranger with bow.
FL14-05: Fighter in plate armour with greatsword. 


We have many packs in the Adventurers and Wizards page of the website which are great for any setting.  Also check out our Daily Deal where every day a different fantasy pack is put up at 15% off the pack and singles and 25% off three packs at once!

Thanks for reading,

GBS

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Welcome to December 2016 at Alternative Armies

Alternative Armies has its week off for Christmas during December but before that there is fun for wargamers who like 28mm High Fantasy and also for Flintloque as well.  We have two packs of Adventurers from the FL code series as well as a ten figure value pack with a saving giving you the whole adventuring party all in one place.  A limited edition release from Christian Cello which is really special and different and fits into any Flintloque collection.  More on these in days to come. For the moment lets see what our deals and offers are:


All this month we have 15% off 52014 Heinz Der Mead our festive 28mm Dwarf character who can be used for any fantasy setting and Flintloque too.  Go HERE for this.  While there you can also download for free an insert for the character in Flintloque and Slaughterloo.  


We also have a Daily Deal for a code from our ranges and a Weekly Flintloque Mega Deal which changes every Monday.  These are proving popular so check them out across the month.

Release news in the coming days....Merry Christmas!

GBS

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.

GBS