Erin Celtic Myth from the collection of James Morris

It is my pleasure to present to you all a treat.  In conjunction with our offer on the whole 28mm range of Erin miniatures and the game book and boxed set this week some pictures of the fantastic collection of James Morris.  Featuring Fomori, Fir Bolg and Milesians as well as some fantastic backdrops and scenic set ups you can really feel mythical Ireland come to life.  See the whole range
Here are all of the images along with some information about each one for you.  Additionally the super backdrops in the photos come from Jon Hodgeson Maps and can be found at that link.  We finish with a little about the Erin game and what makes it stand apart for lovers of Celtic Mythology.
The Formori are the sea dwellers who come to the land to conquer, with little in the way of lofty ideals, it is for avarice and cruelty that they quest. The first image above shows you the mighty King Culach lord of all Fomori with his magical sword.  A huge miniature standing 65mm tall from code ER14.
The second image shows you Champions of the Fomori!  They are led by the mighty Hero Norc who is second only to King Culach among the devils of the sea (standing 50mm tall and from pack ER15).  Next to him a champion with a great two handed iron sword (from pack ER12) and a warrior Fomori with long sword (28mm tall and from pack ER11).  Quake sons of man!
This third picture is Ethniu the summoner.  Rumoured to be a daughter of Balor or perhaps even Culach she wields terrible dark forces in the aid of the foam cresters.  A one piece miniature from pack ER13.
Forth in pictures we have the warband of the Fomori having just emerged out upon the land from the cold dark waters.  Warriors either side of a Champion ready to strike down the Fir Bolg when the horn sounds for battle.  Packs ER11 and ER12.
Fifth in line this photograph is one of the Warrior Gods of Erin.  A queen of battle magics with control of the very birds of the air.  An ally to man.  Find her in pack ER22.
Stepping in sixth are the strong and skilful Sun Warriors who raise their swords for those worthy.  Often the sworn enemies of the Fomori as water dulls the brilliance of the sun.  From pack ER24.

The seventh and eight pictures are of the Fir Bolg the travelling warriors who came to Erin fleeing monsters of which they will not speak.  Skilled with spear and sword they will carry off their prizes given the chance.  Miniatures from packs ER6 and ER7.
If you are keen on playing the Heroes of legendary Ireland then check our the Erin game HERE which can be had as a book or as a book with miniatures in a game pack.  
The legendary time of the Invasion Cycle in Ireland or as she was called Erin. Create a Warband led by a Hero and a number of Champions and a group of followers. Recruit Enchanted Animals and Monsters along with abilities and Druidic Magic to assist you in your stuggle. Choose from the evil Fomori devils of the northern seas, the magical Sidhe faerie warriors of the deep ground, the Fir Bolg warriors of great strength, the Nemedians stag headed men of the forests or lastly the Milesians the human celtic who would come to populate all of Erin.
Erin 2nd Edition has an easily learned 2D6 based rules system that is scenario driven with a normal game lasting between one and two hours in play. The game book features full rules, no need for expansions, create and advance your characters and creatures using a full points and warband and hero generation system. Also a full Druidic Magic system and all needed rules for Chariots, Horses, Gods, Enchanted Animals and Monsters. A full and detailed narrative of the history of Erin and sections detailing the nature of each of the five main peoples of Erin. Includes three made scenarios and a short section for inclusion of a fictional Roman Invasion of Erin. Generate scenarios, the landscape and even the weather and then use the mini campaign section to manage your warband between games.  The Rule Book or The Game Pack which is the rule book and sixteen miniatures along with 2D6 dice. Miniatures are a Sidhe Warband and a Fomorian Warband. Complete starter game pack.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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HOF120 SFA Personalities pack and singles released!

A new code added to the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range for October 2018.  Our only 15mm release for the month at Alternative Armies.  Security Force Alpha (SFA) now has more personalities to command and add to infantry and bike forces.  These follow up on the SFA Wheeled Bikes and Portable Weapon Platforms with Gun Crew and the Tracked Bikes from previous releases and are great for any game system and fit right in with the rest of the array of the SFA. Go
“All across the core star systems and on Terra itself there is a need for security after, during and even before the high rollers and expensive kit arrives in the battle zone. Security Force Alpha is just that force filling in as police, paramilitaries, mercenaries and planetary militias too. They are the faceless grunts that do the thankless jobs needed by all those who govern, control or enforce. Use them as you will from the near to the far future!”
Alternative Armies has embarked upon expanding the Security Force Alpha (SFA) array of codes within the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range in conjunction with prolific wargamer Fred Richards who has a vision of space colony warfare in the near future which we find captivating and wanted to get in on.  From the mind of Mr Richards and the guys at Alternative Armies comes the forth release in this thread the personalities for your defense force as a part of Fred’s vision for the future.
HOF120 SFA Personalties
This pack contains ten 15mm scale white metal miniatures taken as a mix of six different poses with one of each and random of the rest in the pack.  Security Force Alpha (SFA) leaders and personalties for your forces dressed in clamshell armour.  You can choose a pack or single poses using the options on the web page in any quantity you wish.  They are from left to right:  SFA Heroic Officer bare headed with heavy calibre pistol (A),  SFA General in upgraded clamshell armour hands on hips smoking a cigar (B), SFA Comms specialist kneeling bare headed with assault rifle (C), SFA Banner Bearer with assault rifle on back and long pole (D) (pole supplied without flag), a Mastiff Dog (E) and a Cyber Mastiff Robot (F).  This code is supplied unpainted and without bases (shown on 20mm round bases).  These miniatures go excellently with SFA Infantry codes such as HOF112 and HOF113.  Go HERE.  
Here are some more pictures of this new pack from different angles so that you can see the detail and poses of these men and dogs.

We have released three new packs into the range in co-ordination with Fred Richards which go with these new personalities.  Here are pictures of them and you can see them all HERE.

If you are interested in fielding a force of these Human Soldiers then you are in for a treat as there is a very wide array of choice for you.  Here is a list of all of the current Security Force Alpha packs.
HOFA01 Security Force Alpha Core Box
(Save 20% off list with a whole force from codes HOF112,HOF113, HOF27, HOF28 choosing propulsion type.  75 Infantry, 2 Defence Turrets, 6 Vehicles.)
HOF120 SFA Personalties
HOF119 SFA Tracker Urban Bike Command
HOF118 SFA Tracker Urban Bikes
HOF117 SFA Support Platform Platoon
HOF116 SFA Trencher Bike Command
HOF115 SFA Trencher Bikes
HOF113 SFA Support Trooper Sprue
HOF112 SFA Trooper Sprue
HOF111 Scrofa Wheeled AFV
HOF109 SFA Crewed Skimmers
HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret kit
HOF28A Charger MkII APC Wheeled
HOF28B Charger MkII APC Hover
HOF28C Charger MKII APC Tracked

HOF86 Human Medical Team
HOF95 SFA Command
HOF97 SFA Troopers with SMG
HOF98 SFA Sergeants
HOF99 SFA Shotgun Troopers
HOF100 SFA Support Troopers
HOF101 SFA Anti Armour Troopers
HOF102 SFA Riot Team
HOF104 SFA Elite Troopers
HOF106 SFA Female Troopers
HOF7 SFA Jump Pack Troopers
HOF8 SFA Jump Pack Sergeants
See you out there among the Colonies of Mankind!
Most weeks at Alternative Armies we have two week long deals on two entire ranges every week. Each offer is 10% off every code in an entire collections on the 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 array of miniatures.  These are well worth seeing every Monday.  This week the offers are on are the Erin Celtic Myth 28mm range and also on our HOF 15mm Science Fiction range.
If you would like to get the latest news, releases, free content and unique to email offers from us in one place then sign up for our Mailchimp list which will get you future email from us every week with first news of new releases and special offers plus unique email only deals. Please go to our website and scroll down the home page past all the latest news right to the black bottom footer and enter your address in the box on the right hand side of the footer. We welcome feedback and you can contact us any time on sales@alternative-armies.com.  We can also manually add you to our mailing list if you send the email address to use to us giving us permission such as ‘please add me to the list’.
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GBS

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Dragondaze Games Convention this weekend with a prize from us

This weekend 6th October 2018 in Newport in Wales the Dragondaze Games Convention and Mini-Comic Con will take place.  I am delighted to wish them the best of fortune for the event and Alternative Armies has done its part by donating a prize to the raffle which will take place.  Some lucky miniature enthusiast will come away from a great day of activities, stands, cosplay and more with a pack of our high fantasy 28mm Wizards.  My thanks to Simon Powell for his work on Dragondaze.

If you have some time this weekend and are in the UK then consider popping along to Dragondaze.  On their website you can learn more and see what is going on.  They also have a Facebook page.  The event will take place at this address:
Newport Centre
1 Kingsway, Newport 
Wales NP20 1UH
They have an excellent flyer for the convention which is here on our blog.  Click on it above to see it full size.  
The prize we donated to the raffle is one of our favourite codes FL11 Wizards Party which contains four miniatures and is ideal for a great many uses.
Ends Sunday Midnight
Alternative Armies begins the campaign of awesome with our ‘October Offering’.  Ten percent has been taken off everything on our website until midnight GMT Sunday 7th October 2018.  You do not need to enter any code and it applies to all of our ranges and is on top of discounts for mega bundles and divisional army packs too.  Just add to cart and you can see the discount on screen on every option for every code.  You can even use your discount code if you have one.  We are always fair.  Free Worldwide Shipping kicks in at 80.00GBP in cart.  We have something for everyone who wargames so have a browse and welcome to the autumn season!  Go HERE or read the full article HERE.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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October Offering 10% off the entire site for one week

The autumn is here and Alternative Armies begins the campaign of awesome towards the end of the year with our ‘October Offering’.  Ten percent has been taken off everything on our website until midnight GMT Sunday 7th October 2018.  You do not need to enter any code and it applies to all of our ranges and is on top of discounts for mega bundles and divisional army packs too.  Just add to cart and you can see the discount on screen on every option for every code.  You can even use your discount code if you have one.  We are always fair.  Free Worldwide Shipping kicks in at 80.00GBP in cart.  We have something for everyone who wargames so have a browse and welcome to the autumn season!  Go
We will have a couple more special offers and releases before we reach Halloween come the end of the month but more on them at the time.  You will adore the Ghostly Bride when she makes her appearance (we are getting her ready right now!).  We hope you enjoy our October Offering and the week long discount.  Orders will be shipping daily across the world.  Here is a full listing of our ranges to aid in your navigation of our website.  Click on what interests you.
New Releases
Weekly Whole Range Offers
Events and Bundles with Discounts
Free Downloads
Begin in Flintloque
28mm Terrain 
Digital Download Titles
USEME Series of Games
Ganesha Games 28mm Fantasy
Ganesha Games 28mm Science Fiction

28mm Fantasy Ranges
Fantasy Warlord Range
Crystal Empire Elves
Dwarvish Hosts
Orc and Goblin Hordes
Adventurers and Wizards
Knights and Footsoldiers
Undead Legions
Barbarians
Monsters and Creatures
SHM Fantasy Range

Other Ranges and Collections

The Torture Chamber
Bradley Miniatures 6mm Range
Sulphur 32mm Post Apoc Range
Bases for Miniatures
Battlefield Bits and Pieces
Frontear the Skirmish
Grinning Skull Miniatures
Asgard Space Marines and Adventurers
Erin the Game of Celtic Mythology
Typhon the Game of Greek Myth
Jacobite Historical 28mm Range
Collectors Sets
Festive Range
6mm and Fleet Scale Range
Vulcan 120mm Figurines 
15mm Historical Ranges
Isarus Dark Age
Medus Medieval
Renaissance and Furioso
Potomac ACW and Pony Wars Wild West
Brickdust Napoleonics
15mm Fantasy Ranges
HOT Fantasy Range
HOB Buildings Range
Sengoku Japanese Fantasy Range
HOTT 24AP Ready Made Armies
Tabletop Fantasy Range
15mm Science Fiction Ranges
HOF Science Fiction Range
Loud Ninja Games
Laserburn and Asgard
SHM and Star Vikings
The World of Valon – Flintloque and Slaughterloo
Flintloque Game System
Slaughterloo Game and Divisional Army Packs
Limited Edition Codes
Artillery of Valon
The Undead of the Witchlands
The Otharmann Empyre
Obidiahs Deserter Army
The Elves of Armorica
Von Rotte Legion Dwarves
Dogmen of Pudigrochumsberg
Confederation of Finklestein (Dwarves, Dogmen, Ogres)
Todoroni of Nepolise
Rabbitmen of Burrovia
The Troll Lands (Trolka and Trollkin)
Coltz and Diberia (Centaurs and Werewolves)
Guinalean Legion
The Army of Greate Britorcn
(Orcs of Albion, Ratmen of Joccia, Hob Goblins of Taffsea, Bog Orcs of Guinalea, Ogres of the KGL plus Allies of Korsuca, HEVC etc)
Goblins of Al-Garvey
Dark Elves of Catalucia
Dwarves of Krautia
Dogmen of Ostaria
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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Article 14 Civilians of Valon by Andy Jefcoate

The autumn comes on in and as our last news for September we present the fourteenth article in Andy’s journey through Flintloque.  Following up on the Lady Wintermore from last time it is the turn of Civilians.  Putting the five characters in the

The Civilians of Valon

There are some excellent Civilian figures available in the Flintloque and Slaughterloo ranges which are very useful for adding something different to your sections or as the subject of a scenario. I’ve purchased several of these miniatures and I wanted to explain how I have used some of them in my games. 
For this article I want to talk about the great Valon Civilians set which consists of a Dogman with a Blunderbuss, a Dwarf Lumberjack, an Orc in a coat and tricorne, an Orc with a flat cap and a knife, and last but by no means least a Gnome wearing glasses.  These are all fantastic castings with great detail and character.
The Alternative Armies Blog article in 2015 explains the background of each of these 5 characters so they are ready to use as suggested, but I wanted to use them all in the Witchlands within my narrative so they have different stories to tell.
How have I used these characters in my games
You may have met two of them in my earlier articles, so I’ll mention these first.
Dogman with Blunderbuss
You would have originally met this guy if you read my 4th article in September 2017. When I was creating my Dogman section there are some great Witchlands figures available with the Dogman figures being some of my favourites, but I wanted a figure with a Blunderbuss as a bit of short range firepower as at that point my games tended to be smaller. 
This figure merges nicely with the other Witchlands Dogman figures and has been very useful in my games. In Flintloque a Dog Grenadier Blunderbuss fires at 80/8 within 10cm range and 35/6 between 10 and 30cm range so can do some damage when required.
Johan the Dwarf Woodsman
This guy appeared in my 5th article in November 2017 along with the 1st Pugglesberg Jagers.  He has been used as Johan, a Dwarf Woodsman who had been acting as a guide for the Ferach forces but who had been knocked unconscious in a skirmish and left for dead. The Pugglesberg Jagers found him so brought him into their camp and gladly shared their dwindling rations with him. In return he has shared his considerable survival skills with them and shown them how to set ambushes for the dead. 
This has been a fun figure to use and with the Pugglesberg Jagers Johan is classed as a Dwarf Veteran / Light trooper armed with an axe. Due to his skills as a Woodsman if he is outdoors and uses a slow march or a half step march he cannot be seen by an enemy over 30cm away. At +5 in melee he has been useful in taking down the undead at close quarters!
The Orcs ‘Stab’ and ‘Grab’
The two Orcs have been used together as ‘Stab’ and ‘Grab’, Orc Veterans from the Britorcn Army of Catalucia. In the army their exploits were legendary amongst the rank and file but frowned upon generally by their officers. Comrades in their section never went hungry as their reputation for scavenging and thievery meant that they would always ‘acquire’ whatever they wanted. Unfortunately they pushed their luck by plundering the baggage of their own general and the rumour is that they were only saved from being hanged by their Major who intervened on their behalf. He saved their lives but they were still dishonourably discharged. 
In the Witchlands their real names aren’t known and they just use their nicknames. They have joined the followers of the Ferach army and can be hired as additional guards, thugs or labourers by whoever pays them, and they don’t mind if their tasks require a moral flexibility which has seen them regularly called upon during the Ferach retreat especially as units compete with their own side for resources. It might be dishonourable for elves to steal from other elves but if the Orcs do it, that’s a different story!
They are general rogues but appearances can be deceptive, in reality they are still members of the Britorcn Army and part of a group sent to the Witchlands to spy on and disrupt the Ferach forces. This group led by the legendary Spy Master Gorgon Lighfoote will feature in a future article.
In my present games they are used as Experienced Orc regulars and can join any Ferach Elf section having been paid by the officer to assist his unit. They each carry 2 pistols and have knives hidden all over their bodies. In close combat they both fight with 2 knives but such is their skill they get a +2 melee modifier as if they were using a sword. As a bit of fun (and due to their hidden agenda) the Ferach player has to role 2 dice at the start of each turn, and if any double is rolled then Stab and Grab are controlled by the Witchlands player that turn.  
The ‘Quartermaster’
The diminutive figure of the Gnome known as the ‘Quartermaster’ is regularly seen behind the Ferach lines. Even during the retreat he can still acquire additional rations, powder, weapons, whatever is required for the right price. On payment of the agreed fee, he and his team of Ogres appear with whatever is needed.
No-one knows how the Quartermaster came by his initial fortune or where he originally comes from but he is easily recognised by his brightly coloured outfits.
In my games he is used more as an objective than a character in a section, with troops tasked with escorting him across the board. If he is contacted base to base by a member of an enemy section, he has the resources and influence to escape but in anger will have nothing to do with the section that was escorting him and the scenario is lost. 
What’s next 
I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about how I’ve used the Valon Civilians pack in my games and that I’ve given you some ideas to try in your scenarios. I still have plenty to tell you about in the fantastic world of Valon, I’ve mentioned Gorgon Lightfoote who will have an article soon, but I also have numerous miniatures and units that will feature in future articles, so until next time……
Thank you for reading.
Andy

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Warchest Blog paint up our 15mm Elf Cavalry

I am a big fan of Jimboba who runs the mighty Warchest blog.  He recently added to his Alternative Armies collection and painted up our Elf Cavalry from the

Lovely brush work and you can see the original posting on the Warchest HERE.  HOT42 and HOT43 and well as HOT9.  Nicely done!

We have a whole High Elf Army in packs in the range.  Here are the details and you can find these by searching by code on the website.  Every infantry and cavalry pack offers the choice of a pack or a ‘sampler’ giving one of each pose in the pack which is ideal for skirmishing or adding to larger units.
HOT118 Elf Hero on Wyvern
HOT117 Elf Hero on Griffen
HOT8 Elf Command 
HOT9 Elf Knights with Sword
HOT42 Elf Knights with Lance
HOT43 Elf Knights with Spear
HOT10 Elf Spearmen
HOT11 Elf Bows
HOT20 Elf Chariots
HOT69 Elf Crossbows
HOT70 Bolt Thrower with Elf Crew
HOT71 Elf Mattocks
HOT72 Elf Blades
HOT73 Elf Axes
In case you were wondering which monster is the most popular to go alongside wargamers choices from our Elves in their orders it is actually HOT33 Chimera.  A three headed creature which is a foe to High Elves and Wood Elves and an ally of Dark Elves in battle.
For the entire one hundred and twenty plus packs in the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range go to our website HERE.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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Alternative Armies sponsors Bakewell DBA Tournament October 2018

It is my pleasure to announce that we are sponsoring the Bakewell (UK) DBA Tournament 2018.  Through Simon Wilson we have provided prizes for attending wargamers who place high in the competition.  Here are the details of the event:
The tournament will be held on Saturday 20 October at 10.00am in the Medway Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK.  The format is matched pairs – people bring along a pair of historically matched armies.  There is an incentive to bring along a balanced pair as your opponent will normally get first choice when your pair of armies is being used.  Players will need to confirm attendance with Simon Wilson before the event.  There is a Fanaticus Board where you can read more and also sign up to attend as places are still available but please act now as space is limited (by asking Simon on that board).  There is also a DBA Yahoo Group.  The photo in this article is of a DBA event which Simon ran in June at the same venue which was well attended.
MR2 Burgundian 15th century Handgunner
Our sponsorship consists of packs of infantry, cavalry and artillery pieces and crew from the 15th century part of the Altuos range of 15mm Renaissance miniatures.  Have a look at the wide array of miniatures in this range as well as out Medus Medieval Range and our Isarus Dark Age range all of which are great for forming your elements in DBA and DBM and well as other systems.
Best of fortune to all who take part on the day from the team at Alternative Armies.
GBS

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HOF118 and HOF119 SFA Tracker Urban Bikes released!

Two new codes added to the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range for September 2018.  Our last release for the month at Alternative Armies.  Security Force Alpha (SFA) now has sleek powerful bikes to chase down targets in the city or on the battlefield.  These follow up on the SFA Portable Weapon Platforms with Gun Crew and the Tracked Bikes from previous releases and are great for any game system and fit right in with the rest of the array of the SFA. Go
“All across the core star systems and on Terra itself there is a need for security after, during and even before the high rollers and expensive kit arrives in the battle zone. Security Force Alpha is just that force filling in as police, paramilitaries, mercenaries and planetary militias too. They are the faceless grunts that do the thankless jobs needed by all those who govern, control or enforce. Use them as you will from the near to the far future!”
Alternative Armies has embarked upon expanding the Security Force Alpha (SFA) array of codes within the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range in conjunction with prolific wargamer Fred Richards who has a vision of space colony warfare in the near future which we find captivating and wanted to get in on.  From the mind of Mr Richards and the guys at Alternative Armies comes the third release in this thread the Tracker Urban Bikes for your defence force as a part of Fred’s vision for the future.
HOF118 SFA Tracker Urban Bikes
This pack contains two identical resin 15mm scale wheeled bikes each with a fully armoured SFA (Security Force Alpha) Trooper in helmet riding it and wide mounted integral weapons.  The Tracker is a high speed pursuit bike.  5.00GBP per pack.  Go HERE.
HOF119 SFA Tracker Urban Bike Command
This pack contains two resin 15mm scale wheeled bikes. One with a fully armoured SFA (Security Force Alpha) Trooper riding it bare headed.  One bike with no rider upon it. The bike is meant for high speed urban pursuit on Earth or any Colonial Planet and is armed with a side internal mounted projectile weapons.  It is at home in any near future setting. 5.00GBP per pack.  Go HERE.
In the previous two months we released three new packs into the range in co-ordination with Fred Richards which go with these new urban bikes.  See them all HERE.
HOF117 SFA Support Platform Platoon
This pack contains 15mm scale miniatures in high quality grey tone resin which are a part of Security Force Alpha (SFA).  Three different portable weapon platforms in kit form assembled from three pieces each.  A heavy calibre machine gun (0.50 Cal), an automatic grenade launcher (40mm) and an energy beamer (6kw). Six Human Gun Crew in equal number of two different poses both fully armoured SFA Troopers one standing and the other kneeling.  These heavy weapons are great for any setting.  Each platform has a footprint of 30mm across.  Supplied unassembled and unpainted and without bases.  All parts in this set (three platforms, six crew) are supplied on resin mounting blocks which you should remove with care and once you have the blocks make excellent concrete blocks in 15mm scale!  You can choose from the platoon pack or you can select one of the platforms only or a set of two gun crew only.  Select on the website page. 
If you are interested in fielding a force of these Human Soldiers then you are in for a treat as there is a very wide array of choice for you.  Here is a list of all of the current Security Force Alpha packs.

HOFA01 Security Force Alpha Core Box
(Save 20% off list with a whole force from codes HOF112,HOF113, HOF27, HOF28 choosing propulsion type.  75 Infantry, 2 Defence Turrets, 6 Vehicles.)
HOF117 SFA Support Platform Platoon
HOF116 SFA Trencher Bike Command
HOF115 SFA Trencher Bikes
HOF113 SFA Support Trooper Sprue
HOF112 SFA Trooper Sprue
HOF111 Scrofa Wheeled AFV
HOF109 SFA Crewed Skimmers
HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret kit
HOF28A Charger MkII APC Wheeled
HOF28B Charger MkII APC Hover
HOF28C Charger MKII APC Tracked

HOF86 Human Medical Team
HOF95 SFA Command
HOF97 SFA Troopers with SMG
HOF98 SFA Sergeants
HOF99 SFA Shotgun Troopers
HOF100 SFA Support Troopers
HOF101 SFA Anti Armour Troopers
HOF102 SFA Riot Team
HOF104 SFA Elite Troopers
HOF106 SFA Female Troopers
HOF7 SFA Jump Pack Troopers
HOF8 SFA Jump Pack Sergeants
See you out there among the Colonies of Mankind!

At Alternative Armies we have two week long deals on two entire ranges every week. Each offer is 10% off every code in an entire collections on the 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 array of miniatures.  These are well worth seeing every Monday.  This week the offers are on are the Dwarves of Krautia 28mm range for Flintloque and Slaughterloo and also on our Bases for Miniatures range which has metal and resin bases and element bases in great variety.

If you would like to get the latest news, releases, free content and unique to email offers from us in one place then sign up for our Mailchimp list which will get you future email from us every week with first news of new releases and special offers plus unique email only deals. Please go to our website and scroll down the home page past all the latest news right to the black bottom footer and enter your address in the box on the right hand side of the footer. We welcome feedback and you can contact us any time on sales@alternative-armies.com.  We can also manually add you to our mailing list if you send the email address to use to us giving us permission such as ‘please add me to the list’.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

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Harringtorc Parte the First a Flintloque tale by Christian Ceullo

Welcome to the initial offering in a short series of Flintloque fan faction concerning the campaigning of Lieutenant Harringtorc of the Albion Army.  Written by Christian Ceullo we and he hope that you enjoy this story and there will be more to come which will also be published for free on our blog.  The artwork in this article was drawn by Valonian artist Edward Jackson.  If you are looking for a miniature to match Harringtorc then we suggest an officer on foot from the
It was a fine day, the finest the Lieutenant Harringtorc had seen for a long time during this arduous campaign in the Catalucian Peninsula. Yes, Sentinel knows, it had been difficult. But today was a day for victory! He took in a deep breath, the air a bouquet of fragrant pine, a waft of salty ocean spray, with an unmistakable note of blackpowder and grease.
Aye, a day for victory indeed.
‘Arry.
Harringtorc’s men stood behind him at attention, with the kind of discipline that would make any drill sergeant weep with pride. The men loved their Captain. “Harry” they called him, and he could hear them gently address him as he passed them for inspection. He had brought them glory in the name of Kyng George, and in return they gave him their undying loyalty. Fine men every one; their buttons and tusks gleaming in the rays of the early morning sun. It was enough to put the fear of the Almighty into any of Mordred’s troops.
He rubbed at a sudden pain in his side, took in another deep breath and cleared his throat ready to address his platoon.
“Ahem. Men – ow!”
He rubbed his side again.
‘Arry.
There was a sudden change in the air, the sweet fragrance of the forest, the sea, and the glory of battle was replaced with an unmistakable, foetid odour that could only mean one thing.
‘Arry!
He felt himself floating away from the scene before him, his troops standing stock still, the campfire and perfectly ordered tents, each moment smaller and smaller.
He slowly opened his eyes: it was not a beautiful day dawning, but the slow realisation that he had been dreaming.
“’Arry – it’s time.” The rancid stench of Rotter’s breath was enough to bring him back to reality. As Harry’s eyes adjusted to the scene around him, his memory filled in the rest.
They had been trekking through the Catalucian wilderness for days with some local guides on what was slowly revealing itself to be a particularly awful assignment. 
It had all sounded grand from the outset, it was finally a chance for Harrington to leave the safety of the Horse Guards and prove his mettle on the field. Younger than most officers, he was typically the butt of jokes about his protective uncle, a senior officer who had taken him in at his mother’s wishes to protect him from the worst of the Mordredian Wars.
What seemed at first to be a mission of the highest secrecy revealed itself to be little more than a jaunt to a Catalucian backwater to meet a probably useless informant nestled in the forests and mountains of Gallaecia.
He couldn’t have been further from the battle if he had stayed at Horse Guards.
“Yes, yes, Rotter – but couldn’t you have let me sleep just a few moments longer?”
Harry swore he heard Rotter mutter something under his breath about a spoilt brat as he shuffled out of the small round stone hut and into the misty morning rain.
“And was the kick necessary?!” Harry rubbed his side again.
This was a curious land.
The port city of Vigore that received them was indeed beautiful, with sights and sounds unfamiliar but at the same time known to a deeper part of Harry’s soul, like a memory. Under Rotter’s watchful eye they entered the city by night on a smuggler’s ship, daring to continue plying their trade despite Mordred’s blockade on commerce across the sea. 
With a clink of gold the captain was paid off, and with another so were the port officials. Taking numerous back alleys, and avoiding occasional Ferach patrols, now lazy with confidence of their supremacy over the port city, they reached a small, comfortable tavern with surprising ease. Harry’s heart pounded in his chest with excitement and terror all the same. 
They took a corner table and Rotter soon disappeared, leaving Harry awkwardly on his own. Moments later he’d forgotten the imminent danger as he delightfully sampled local food and wine, stumbling through conversations with the locals in what he knew of Catalucian (although their local dialect was almost lost on him), and let the local musicians entertain him with their curious music. In this part of Catalucia the music had a lilt that reminded him of home, rather than the fiery and altogether foreign sounds of the South.
Just as he was considering turning in for the night, Rotter appeared at his side, this time with a companion, an elf named Bieito. After a brief introduction they left the tavern and meandered through the city streets, finally leaving Vigore in the small hours.
That was days ago now.
He blearily looked around at his surroundings. The primitive huts that had offered shelter were very curious. The locals called them castros, reminding him of the ancient brochs he saw as an Orcling on a trip to Joccia with his father before he disappeared on one of his expeditions many years ago. The locals had explained that these dwellings had been built during the Darke Ages, but they did not know by whom. Mostly abandoned, they were used as shelter for travellers and bandits alike.
Harry picked up a small stone that had fallen from the ancient stacked stone walls, placed it in his pocket as a souvenir and skipped ahead in the drizzling rain to catch up with Rotter.
There was a brief commotion close by, and as Harry stepped forward to get a clearer view, Rotter’s surprisingly strong grip held him back. Harry’s short time in Catalucia made it difficult to tell when Dark Elves were enjoying a regular conversation or arguing, as both sounded the same to him. But from his vantage point the mob of rough-looking Elves, along with obvious disregard for concealing their collection of swords, knives, pistols, and occasional crossbow, were likely in for the latter.
Bieito gestured forcibly, occasionally flicking an upturned hand in the direction of the Orcs and then back to the leader of the small band.
The leader turned slowly to consider the Orcs. He held up a hand which caused Bieto to pause his rant, and turned his grizzled face to the pair. He was not a young elf, his long, dark hair tied up but greying at the sides in a way that aged the elf handsomely. The way his travel-worn clothes clung to him as he swaggered towards the Orcs with the rhythmic tinkle of concealed blades made Harry’s eyes roll.
In one fluid motion he snatched a sword from one his ruffians, and sent it sailing in a clean arc towards Harry. As the crude blade’s point embedded itself in the ground, he drew his own blade: the challenge was clear.
Harry took a confident step forward towards the blade, and again, Rotter’s steely grip held him back.

“‘Arry… are you sure?”
Harry took another step forward and drew the blade from the ground. He gave it a quick slash in the air to test its weight. Although young, but he was surprisingly  gifted with a sword, and he knew it.
“Well, it’s no sabre, but it will do.” 
With a wink, he turned to face his opponent.
“En garde!”

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Goblin Knights 28mm Fantasy expanded with Chariot and Great Sword releases

Now released into the Goblin and Orc Hordes range of 28mm High Fantasy miniatures at Alternative Armies are two new codes. These codes expand the plate armoured Goblin Knights with the addition of a Chariot with Crew and a single Knight with a Great Sword. Our 28mm fantasy releases for this month. Go
What is more all this week we are putting the brand new FL2-06 Goblin Knight with Great Sword (worth 1.75GBP) automatically free into every order placed which contains one or more 28mm fantasy code from any of our ranges. This offer ends the morning of 24th September and you need do nothing but place a 28mm fantasy containing order. 
These new releases sculpted by Zac ‘Danger’ Martin take us up to thirteen poses of these Oldhammer style Goblins. Great for any game system such as Song of Blades and Heroes. 
 
OH33 Goblin Knight Chariot with Crew 
This code contains one 28mm scale white metal kit with all the parts you need to build a chariot, two Goblins riders and two Horses to pull it. Select your choice from the drop down product menu on the page. Choose from a pack, three packs with a 10% saving applied or parts options, the chariot alone, two horses or single miniatures (Goblin Driver, Goblin Officer). Total choice! These miniatures are not supplied with bases and are supplied unpainted. Assembly is required with some white metal miniatures. Note the Chariot in this code comes from VNT30 Undead Chariot and can also be found in that pack. Go HERE. 
FL2-06 Goblin Knight with Great Sword 
The Iron Guard are the foremost of the Goblins. In ranks they march and in formations they fight. Yes, in good order. Not like any Goblins you have ever heard of. These plate armoured Goblins have turned back the Dwarfs of the green stone mountains and given the Elves of the sun vale a bloody nose. Respect them. This code contains one 28mm scale white metal miniature approx 22mm height. Goblin in plate armour with two handed Great Sword. This miniature fits in ideally with FL1 Goblin Knights and FL2 Goblin Knight Command packs. Go HERE. 
We have many other Orcs and Goblins as well as Dogmen and more in our RANGE. Here are the other packs for the Goblin Knights.

 
Goblin Knights as well as their Command plus Dodo Riding Knights and a Bolt Thrower with Crew. A whole skirmishing force for any game system. 

At Alternative Armies we have two week long deals on two entire ranges every week. Each offer is 10% off every code in an entire collections on the 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 array of miniatures. These are well worth seeing every Monday. This week the offers are on are the Knights and Footsoldiers 28mm fantasy range and also on our 15mm Renaissance Range which includes Fusioso and its Army Packs and Buildings. 
 
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Shrines and Roadside Markers released for Sengoku 15mm range

“Do you know the way to Edo?” 
It is with great delight that Alternative Armies make a new pack and singles release for the Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy Range. Shrines and Marker Stones to give your gaming table some extra scenic detail and to give interest to dioramas and to the bases of your humans and creatures. There are a great many new miniatures coming from designer John Bell and each month we will be added more to the Sengoku range. All of these releases will go well with and expand upon the Sengoku Monster Hunter game. Go HERE for the range or read on for more information. 
SGFP34 Japanese Shrines and Marker Stones 
This pack contains twelve scenic one piece miniatures in a mix of five types taken from codes SGF108 to SGF112. Typical mix is as follows. Two Hokora Roadside Shrines, two Carved Milestones, two Humped Milestones, four Small Dosojin and three Oranate Dodojin. This pack offers a small saving off single purchase of these codes. Go HERE. You can also purchase all one hundred or so codes in the range as single miniatures including these new five. 
SGF108 Hokora Roadside Shrine 
A small shrine dedicated to the spirits and to protect passing travellers for the wilds of the roads. This one piece resin miniature stands 20mm tall and the same across at the widest point. An excellent addition to your collection and for your table. Supplied unpainted and without a base. Go HERE. Price 2.00GBP. 
SGF109 Carved Milestone 
By the side of the major roads of mythical Japan there are milestones telling the distance to the nearest places of note. This one piece resin miniature stands 14mm tall. Use it to guide the way across the table. Supplied unpainted and without a base. Go HERE. Price 1.00GBP. 
SGF110 Humped Milestone 
By the side of the side roads of mythical Japan there are milestones telling the distance to the nearest places of note. This one piece white metal miniature stands 7mm tall. Use it to guide the way across the table. Supplied unpainted and without a base. Go HERE. Price 1.00GBP. 
SGF111 Small Dosojin 
A statue placed in a safe but prominent place to ward off evil spirits and demonic forces intent on harming the local people. This small stature is a one piece white metal miniature standing 10mm tall. Great for your table. Supplied unpainted and without a base. Go HERE. Price 0.40GBP. 
SGF112 Ornate Dodojin  
A decorated statue chest high to a man placed in temples and villages to push away demons and creatures of evil. This statue is a one piece white metal standing 13mm tall. Great for your table. Supplied unpainted and without a base. Go HERE. Price 0.75GBP. 
If you are interested in getting into the Sengoku collected sculpted by John Bell then consider the excellent Monster Hunter rules written by Steve Danes. 
SGB01 Sengoku Monster Hunter 
Sengoku Monster Hunter is a Tabletop Game for up to Four Player or Solo Play using the Sengoku range of 15mm miniatures. A game for one to four players set in medieval Japan where monsters and creatures of myth roam the jagged crags and hidden valleys of the Sacred Mountain. It is from the Sengoku setting and has merciless hunters who track down the monsters and slaughter them at every opportunity. Who you Play…Hunters are the players characters in the game. Each hunter has a profile of attributes, skills and special abilities that players can improve if their hunters are successful. There is a range of weapons, armour and equipment that hunters can acquire as well hired henchmen, spirit guides and others to assist them in their expeditions. The more powerful the hunters get…the greater challenges they can take on! 
Author: Steve Danes. A4 Format, Staple Bound (52 pages) Colour Covers, ISBN and Barcode. In Print and as a Digital Download. See it HERE or read more about it on our BLOG. 

At Alternative Armies we have two week long deals on two entire ranges every week. Each offer is 10% off every code in an entire collections on the 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 array of miniatures. These are well worth seeing every Monday. This week the offers are on are the Pudigrochumsberg Dogmen for Flintloque and Slaughterloo and also on the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range. 
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Cyber Bears new from Grinning Skull great for both 28mm and 15mm

“If you go down to the woods today you better go heavily armed”
Now released into the Grinning Skull range of weird and wonderful miniatures at Alternative Armies is a new pack of BEARS (Bio-Engineered Advanced Ranger Squad) which is great in 28mm scale or 15mm scale and can be had as singles as well as a full pack.  To see the whole Grinning Skull range go
There are now over seventy different miniatures in the Grinning Skull range including Klorzid Plants, Killer Clowns, Oggum Pigmen, Zarglian Invaders as well as Baahl Goatmen and Chukk Birdmen too.  Now we have mad mutant teddy bears!
GRNP08 B.E.A.R.S (Bio-Engineered Advanced Ranger Squad)
BEARS (Bio-Engineered Advanced Ranger Squad) are mutant or genetic creations gone rogue and working for the highest bidder!  Great in any game system in 15mm or 28mm scale where teddies put the lead in. This pack gathers together single codes GRN60 to GRN65 for a total of six poses of white metal miniatures with ten miniatures mixed in the pack. Standing 20mm tall they are cute and mean with it!  Go HERE for pack or three packs with saving or single miniatures.

GRN60 BEAR Doc with Med Pack
GRN61 BEAR Paddy with Sword and Pistol
GRN62 BEAR Bill with Gun and Cigar
GRN63 BEAR Vince in armour arm raised
GRN64 BEAR Big Jim with Blast Pistol 
GRN65 BEAR Pyro the fire Mutant
Have you seen the Killer Pants in the range?
Klorzids are sentient vicious plants which are great in any game system in 15mm or 28mm scale where green things bite back.  See them HERE as a pack or singles. There are more new designs from Grinning Skull coming up next month and after that too so keep tuned to see what those will be.
Here at Alternative Armies we have two new week long deals on two entire ranges every week. Each offer is 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 HERE for the page and it is well worth seeing every Monday what the new deals are.  This week the offers are on are on the Christmas 15mm range and the 28mm Artillery range.
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