Ten Percent off whole ranges this week Fantasy Warlord and HOTT 24AP Armies

Here at Alternative Armies we have no more new releases in May 2018 but we do have new week long deals on two entire ranges.  Every week Alternative Armies has two week long offers which are 10% off every code in two entire collections of our website.  Every pack, unit, box, book and so on in the collection is ten percent cheaper than its normal price for seven days.  It changes every week at midnight GMT Sunday so it is well worth a look to see what we have on offer from our vast choice.  Go
This week until Sunday midnight GMT there is 10% off every miniatures, pack and unit in the whole classic Fantasy Warlord 28mm high fantasy miniature range.  Choose from personalities and infantry as well as weapon and shield packs covering Western and Eastern Humans, Elves, Orcs, Goblins and Dwarves.  The book is long out of print but the miniatures are great for any game system. Click through to see all the codes and the discount is already applied. Go HERE.
This week until Sunday midnight GMT there is 10% off every Army Pack (more than twenty different 24AP Armies) in our HOTT 2nd Edition armies range in 15mm scale.  Made up from miniatures in the HOT and Tabletop and Sengoku ranges these armies are pre-selected and all come with an assembly guide and all the needed element bases too.  Get straight into playing HOTT.  Elves, Orcs, Goblins, Dwarves, Undead, Dragonmen, Chaotic, Dogmen, Celtic Myth and more.  Click through to see all the armies and the discount is already applied. Go HERE.

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Seven New Bits codes in 28mm scale now released

Now with nearly thirty different codes to choose from Alternative Armies bits and sprues range expands again with the seven latest.  This is our last release for the month of May 2018 and we hope you like it.  Great for any setting and system these codes were sculpted by Elton Waters and Rob Alderman and give personality to any miniature.  Go
In addition to the sprues our Battlefield Accessories range also has riding mounts, casualties, campfire and walls as well as dice, pencil topper and pin badges so it is well well a peruse.  Now through allow us to introduce the new and these come in a set or some of them as single choices and are useful for adding to your miniatures or to bases or as scenic interest.  Average price is 1.20GBP per sprue.
BS021 Clay Pots
Four different pieces in 28mm white metal. One Sprue! Clay Pots are the ubiquitous container of all parts of this world or any world.  Keeping liquids or foods or valuables they are easy to make and all manner of shapes.  HERE.
BS022 Toadstools
Three different pieces in 28mm white metal. One Sprue! Nature provides food and it provides poisons.  Toadstools can be either but I would not eat these ones! HERE.
BS023 Amphora
Four different pieces in 28mm white metal. One Sprue! Wine and Song!  Amphora in four sizes for your cellars and stores. HERE.
BS024 Horns and Bugles
Four different pieces in 28mm white metal. One Sprue! Martial or Civilian horns are used to give notice of the charge or the assemble!  Use these for variety in your games or your scenics or on your miniatures.  Great for any 28mm scale game system or setting. Purchase a sprue of four or get your choice of a single piece in any quantity.  Click on the button you wish:  1. Double Twist.  2. Thick Horn.  3. Thin Horn.  4. Bugle. HERE.
BS025 Trolkin Hand Weapons
Three different pieces in 28mm white metal. One Sprue! Trolka Weapons or for use with any other Human sized creature.  Use these for variety in your games or your scenics or on your miniatures.  Great for any 28mm scale game system or setting. Purchase a sprue of four or get your choice of a single piece in any quantity.  Click on the button you wish:  1. Hammer.  2. Mace.  3. Winter wrapped Blunderbuss. HERE.
BS026 Labouring Tools
Three different pieces in 28mm white metal. One Sprue! Farm the land and build the world!  Traditional tools made for labouring.  Use these for variety in your games or your scenics or on your miniatures.  Great for any 28mm scale game system or setting. Purchase a sprue of four or get your choice of a single piece in any quantity.  Click on the button you wish:  1. Pick.  2. Hay Fork.  3. Sythe. HERE.
BS027 Ogre Rifle and Blunderbuss
Two different pieces in 28mm white metal. One Sprue! Black Power Weapons for your big troops.  In Flintloque the Ogres will use these guns but also Bog Orcs, Large Werewolves, Big Todoroni and such. Put them with any larger 28mm scale miniature.  Use these for variety in your games or your scenics or on your miniatures.  Great for any 28mm scale game system or setting. Purchase a sprue of four or get your choice of a single piece in any quantity.  Click on the button you wish:  1. Ogre Rifle (25mm long).  2. Ogre Blunderbuss (20mm long). HERE.
Here is a list of the other Bits and Sprues codes which are all on the range page HERE.
BS028 Carrot Heap
BS20 Flintloque Guns
BS019 Maps and Papers
BS018 Wine Glasses 
BS017 Glass Bottles
BS016 Veg and Fruit
BS015 Canteens 
BS014 Pistols and Swords
BS013 Drum and Standard
BS012 Artillery Crew Gear
BS011 Carrots
BS010 Roasted Dodo Legs
BS009 Cooked Meat
BS008 Cooked Fish
BS007 Feathers
BS006 Perkussion Guns II
BS005 Perkussion Guns
BS004 Black Power Guns
BS003 Tankards
BS002 Exotic Fruit
BS001 Pastry Pies
Thanks for your time but before you go something not wargaming but required reading.
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Article 10 Mounting up my expanding Dark Czar collection by Andy Jefcoate

Mount Up! Andy Jefcoate hits double figures in his articles with the tenth instalment of his adventures in the Witchlands with Flintloque. If you want to catch up with the previous nine articles you can do so by clicking
Expansion to 5024 Escape from the Dark Czar

For my tenth Flintloque article it’s been good  to loop back to where I started with the expansion to the 5024 Escape from the Dark Czar beginners box set. 
My Ferach force has grown around the four Ferach figures in the set. Saindoux  is still my overall force commander, Boell Umfrage is his bodyguard, Ayers is the standardbearer in my Ferach Elf line infantry unit and Hulmutt Jucken is part of my Finklestein Dogmen line infantry unit.
On the other hand Captain Preservovitch and the other five savant zombies in his unit had remained separate from the other units in the Dark Czar’s force. Additional Undead and werewolf units have joined the pursuit but the savant zombies have remained as a unit on their own mainly because they look very distinctive in their decorative heavy cavalry uniforms.
It was therefore very good to hear that Alternative Armies would be releasing an expansion to this unit with command figures on foot and mounted figures too!  I just had to have them!
What figures are available
Saindouxs 4 survivors can now be bought on their own as pack 5024A. They are just great figures and as with me they make a good starting point for a Ferach force.
There is pack 5024B Preserovitchs Colour Party which are three new foot figures in metal, consisting of a standard bearer, a drummer and a sergeant. These are very dynamic poses and perfect to join Captain Preseverovitch as command figures to a foot unit.
Pack 5024C is Preserovitchs Infantry which is the Zombies poses from the beginners box. There is the option to buy trooper figures individually to let you build up a bigger unit if you want to go to twenty four for a Slaughterloo line zombie unit. If you are starting out or want a full unit in one code then 5024E is for you this consists of the Colour Party, the officer and eight mixed random savant zombie poses from the 5024 set. 
Then there is the impressive pack 5024D Preserovitchs Cuirassiers, which are mounted versions of Preserovitchs unit. There are five heavy cavalry poses consisting of an officer with a sword (that could be used as a mounted version of Preserovitch himself), a standard bearer, a drummer and two trooper poses with carbine, one of which is firing while other holds his gun aloft. They are metal figures and are mounted on the excellent new resin heavy cavalry horse which has floor length cloth barding and looks very imposing. Single figures can also be purchased from this pack to let you decide on the size of your unit. Pack 5024E which allows you to buy the new resin heavy cavalry horse separately, with an alternative version 5024E1 which includes the big kettle drums that come with the drummer figure and which attach to the sides of the horse.  
Along with the metal command figures I purchased another 15 trooper figures on foot to give me an overall unit of 24 infantry. I also bought a unit of 10 cavalry figures. All the new figures are lovely sculpts and look like the elite units that they are. Both infantry and cavalry will stand out on the tabletop.
Painting the figures
Due to having the six figures from the starter set I had already decided to retain the same colour scheme as the green, red and gold works well. The only difference on the sculpts is that the new figures have their greatcoats rolled rather than wearing them but otherwise their uniforms are the same.

Therefore the only change to my painting scheme was with the rolled greatcoats and I painted them red. This made them stand out against the green jackets and my reasoning was that this is the lining showing. I thought that a green rolled greatcoat over a green jacket just would not stand out and I wanted to do the detail justice on these lovely figures. 
The continuing narrative
Although Captain Preseverovitch and his men have always been part of the pursuit of Saindoux’s force they have now received reinforcements. Some of these are other survivors of his initial unit that have finally caught up but the rest are newly raised, lets face it there are lots of bodies around! They also have some heavy cavalry horses to increase the speed and hitting power of their unit.

Still smarting from the fact that Saindoux escaped him and having been replaced in command by Vampyres due to his perceived failure, Preseverovitch is determined that he will have his revenge. He is not just a zombie……………………..
Using these figures in my games
The mounted figures are clearly heavy cavalry and I’ve used them as this in my Flintloque games. They look very imposing too. To match the figures I’ve armed them with swords and carbines on my section roster which gives more tactical options although shooting isn’t the best skill for a savant zombie! Having a ten figure unit it is also perfect to use in Slaughterloo when I get there as this is a full size heavy cavalry count. 
With the twenty four foot figures I have more than enough to use as dismounted cavalry if they lose their mounts in the game but they can also be used as infantry in their own right as they are in the 5024 set. Being savant zombies they are useful as they aren’t restricted by having to stay close to a Liche. As they look elite I have used them as Guard Infantry too as set out in the 5027 Grapeshotte book which gives them an additional edge. In Slaughterloo they will be used as superior zombie infantry and a unit of 24 is a good size. 
It is also fun to use the Cuirass special rule which negates the first wound each figure suffers in the game automatically as their steel cuirass takes the brunt of the hit!  See the free scenarios for more on this at the Begin in Flintloque page.
What’s next 
As I now have some zombie heavy cavalry, I would like some mortal heavy cavalry for my Ferach force. I’ll let you know how I get on.
Thank you for reading.
Andy

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