Crookback GNATS Mech 95mm tall released first 100 get free Hades Battlesuit!

Back in September the HOF131 Contender GNATS mecha was released at Alternative Armies.  Now our second 15mm scale big mech is here!  The Crookback is a front line machine in the USGC (United States GNATS Core) and among the biggest fielded. Go
The ‘Giant Neuro Assisted Titanic Soldiers’ have a second front line mech now.  With more firepower than several main battle tanks it joins Security Force Alpha (SFA) Humanity and its more than a platoon of infantry poses as well as specialised troops, battlesuits, bikes, portable weapons, light and medium vehicles plus drop pods and drop coffin.
HOF146 Crookback GNATS Mech
This 15mm scale high quality resin kit contains all the pieces needed to assemble the Crookback GNATS.  Standing at 95mm tall when assembled it has ten pieces which create a durable model made for use on your gaming table.  GNATS stands for ‘Giant Neuro Assist Titanic Soldiers’ and they are the ultimate weapon of battle.  The model is easy to assemble. It is supplied unpainted and unassembled without a base (base shown is a 59527 75mm Round).  You can select one or three kits on screen and taking three gets you 10% off the price.

Other miniatures from the HOF range are shown for scale only (SFA Trooper is 16mm tall).  The Crookback is armed with a heavy 56MJ rail cannon (34lb Projectile) as well as a 20mm rotary machine cannon and a centrally stationed top hull turret seven slot missile pod.  It also has a number of point defence lasers for small scale anti-infantry and material tasks both front and rear. It has rocket pods fitted to its rear to allow easy balance and stance regaining.  Crookbacks are front line units in the USGC (United States GNATS Core).   It is a tier two GNATS meaning it is a main battle size machine.  Go HERE.
HOF131 Contender GNATS Mech
This 15mm scale high quality resin kit contains all the pieces needed to assemble the Contender GNATS.  Standing at 100mm tall when assembled the Contender has eleven pieces which create a durable model made for use on your gaming table. The Contender is armed with a twin barrel 90mm automatic cannon with ammo hopper plus an under arm 130mm howitzer and a top hull turret seven slot missile pod. Contenders are front line units in the USGC (United States GNATS Core).   It is a tier two GNATS meaning it is a main battle size machine.  Go HERE.
There will be more information on GNATS this year as well as the near future world of the 2080’s in which these giants of war face their foes.  In the meantime if you have questions please do ask us on sales@alternative-armies.com. These are all of our 15mm releases for the month of January and thank you for your custom.
GBS

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15mm Medieval Range new pictures and month long offer

“The Hundred Years War, the Peasants Revolt, the Hussite Wars as well as Agincourt and Crecy. Knights on Horseback and much more…” 
Here at Alternative Armies we have been overhauling the entire 15mm Medieval range we call Medus.  We are in the process of adding more than one hundred and fifty new painted example pictures of the range.  Some new molding and a tidying up of the structure and codes.  Until 9am GMT 1st February 2020 we have taken 10% off everything in the pages of this range; discount is on screen and you need do nothing except add to cart.  Go
The Medus range is great for any set of rules which deals with the 12th Century up to the 15th Century (where the range crosses over into the Altuos Renaissance codes) and features peasants, knights on foot and mounted, men at arms and more.  There is artillery and there is also the Eastern Europe ‘HU’ codes which cover the Hussites and their cavalry and war wagon.  Single miniatures or small sets. Miniatures painted by Steve Danes author of Furioso.

See the range HERE.  We know that quite a few of the poses in the Medus range are good for fantasy 15mm wargaming too.  Well worth a browse.
We intend to have the images of the Hussites updated around the middle of the month and we will let you all know then.
Enjoy the new pictures and this offer.  If you have any questions please ask us on sales@alternative-armies.com and we will do our best to assist you.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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54013 Orc Dismounted Dragoons – Flintloque 001

Flintloque the Skirmish and by extension the mass battle game Slaughterloo use miniatures from the huge 28mm World of Valon range.  Since 1995 the fantasy Napoleonioque setting has grown and grown adding new races and regiments and characters all the while.  Now in 2020 there are more than one thousand miniatures across twenty nations as well as five books and a beginners set as well.  Alternative Armies is now commencing with a project to re-master and re-mold many of the classic 90’s codes in the range to make them ‘fresh’ for players and collectors. As well as this we will be, in places, expanding a pack into two packs or even an entire force filling in suggested gaps from Flintloque and Slaughterloo feedback.  This is on top of our usual molding as we do to keep figures in production.  
We shall announce it each time a pack is made fresh in this project.  We plan to focus on Greate Britorcn that being Orcs, Ratmen, Bog Orcs and Ogres but we will be touching on the Undead and Ferach Empire too.  As well as new larger images we shall, each time, place the pack on special offer for a while as a treat.  Some of these packs will have new free articles written for them too.  We aim to make such announcements several times a month.  See the
54013 Orc Dismounted Dragoons
The Dragoons of the Army of Albion are lightly armed Orcs who use their swords and carbines to scout and range ahead of the marching battalions.  If they have to fight on foot or they lose their horses they will dismount. Three 28mm scale metal larger Orcs dismounted from the Dragoons.  Armed with Swords and Pistols they are dynamic poses great for skirmishing and acting as officers and cavalry on foot.  Each miniature in this pack is about 30mm tall.  Pose 1 is aiming with pistol.  Pose 2 is in greatcoat and holding sword.  Pose 3 is waving while holding sword.  Miniatures are supplied unpainted and with our resin cartouche bases.  Go HERE for full information.
There is a link to two free articles on the Dragoons page taken from Orcs in the Webbe’s 2019 Advent Calendar. 
If you are new to Flintloque then it is well worth going along to our website the Begin in Flintloque page of resources, starter set and scenarios.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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Free Santanyan the Gifting Kitoka new miniature in every January 2020 order!

Welcome to the second decade of the twenty first century!  January 2020 is here and refreshed from a wee festive break Alternative Armies greets the new year with a brand new Kitton 28mm release which is also included FREE in every order placed this month.  Go
We like to give our customers something extra as many will know and all this month (ending 9am GMT 1st February 2020) we will automatically add 58018 Santanyan the Gifting Kitoka (worth 3.00GBP) to every order which ships out from here in Scotland.  You need do nothing but place your order and we will put the miniature in for you.  Of course you can order this new Catman as well and if you do you will get an extra one added.  Please note this offer applies to any order placed by webstore, by phone or by email and post which requires shipping (Digital Download books alone do not count sorry!).  
ADDITIONALLY – All orders placed after our last shipping day before Christmas (22nd December) have had this miniature added to them for free as well.
58018 Santanyan the Gifting Kitoka
Running upon his wooden shoes Santanyan spreads happiness and wealth across Kitton by giving gifts to those he feels are deserving in the cold months of winter.  Trinkets, toys and often magickally produced fried chicken comes from the bottomless gift sack.  A friend to all he is greeted where ever he goes. This pack contains one 28mm scale metal Kitoka Catman of a height of 23mm.  This character is dressed in colourful robes with ornaments and bells in his beard and upon his long tail.  He carries a Khakkhara ceremonial staff and has a sack of gifts over his shoulder.  Upon his feet are a pair of Geta wooden sandals.  Half real and half legend Santayan is a feature of the Tiddlesgawa Shogunate era.

This miniature is not supplied with a base and is supplied unpainted. Assembly is required with some white metal miniatures. Other miniatures shown for scale only and not supplied.  Go HERE.

What else is coming in January from Alternative Armies?  Well each week we will have an email going out with news and content as well as a new release.  We will be expanding the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range with another BIG release with a mighty free included offer.  We will have the return of classic Flintloque miniatures in new molds, a new project which will run all year.  We have more Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy releases by John Bell giving a pack and characters.  There is a classy Knight on Horseback for fantasy or historical 28mm uses.  Lastly the entire 15mm Medus medieval range is on special offer all month (10% off on screen) featuring new bigger and better pictures of the miniatures as the month goes (see ME1 Flemish HI Spearman now and check the site for more).  Oh and some free reading too such as for Ludwig Barkhoven.  If you want to keep up to date then watch our BLOG or join our FACEBOOK group, our MeWe page, our FORUM or follow me personally on Twitter.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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Merry Christmas 2019 from Alternative Armies

In our last message of this year the team here in Scotland would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Our best wishes to you and yours and thank you each and every one of you who comes to us for their tabletop gaming hobby.  May your lum laing reek as we say here.
We will be closing for a wee break over the festive season but we remain open for online orders and we will resume shipping worldwide on 5th January 2020. As always contact us on sales@altertnative-armies.com if you have any questions.

We will return with a super new free in every order miniature at the start of January 2020 valid all month and it will make fans of Kitton smile.  More on this at the time. Next year will be a big one at Alternative Armies as we continue to expand Flintloque, Slaughterloo and Kitton; as we expand HOF and have further GNATS Mecha. As Sengoku grows and much more besides.  There are more gaming titles in the works as well as new miniatures and classic sets return to the world too.  We will of course send out emails and news across our social media channels and banners on our website as we go.  Well worth checking our BLOG weekly as all major news goes there first as well as free content.

This is CA7-02 Classic Fighter
As a wee bit of festive spirit you can enter this code into your cart during checkout (after the cart screen) and 10% will be taken off the product total on screen.  Enter code ‘ XMAS ‘.  Ends 6th January 2020.
Enjoy and seasons greetings!
GBS

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Orcs in the Webbe 2019 Advent Calendar

Every year Craig the ‘Mad Welsh Wizard’ over at Orcs in the Webbe organises an
Of course it would be remiss of me not to blow my own trumpet at this time of year.  I contributed two articles to this years advent calendar both for Flintloque and on different subjects.  Here are some details and if you are keen then please have a read.
Doomloque
Playing Solo Games of Doom Squad with your Flintloque Miniatures.
Doom Squad is a solo play set of rules for special forces warfare..it covers 300 years of history including the Napoleonic Wars. I wonder if I can use my Flintloque miniatures with it?  Go HERE.
Blayderunner
A special Flintloque Mini-Game. 
A small game in its own right using Flintloque rules or as part of a scenario for Flintloque we present ‘Blayderunner’. Can your officers spot the Repents and retire them or will they be retired instead?  Go HERE.
Lastly you may have noticed the new pictures of the superb classic pack 54013 Dismounted Dragoons. This pack has been re-molded this month and is the tip of a project which will be happening in 2020. We hope you like the new pictures on its page and these Orcs are great for skirmishing or being part of a unit in mass battle too.  
Merry Christmas!
GBS

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Tabletop Games UK reviews our 28mm Torsion Catapult

We are working flat out at Alternative Armies following the end of the Winter Mega Event so it was a lovely aside to be sent a link to a new review of one of our packs.  Adam over at Tabletop Games UK has reviewed our 28mm Torsion Catapult.  Great for fantasy use or historical use.  A fine model in metal in the classic style which suits many settings.
Go HERE to read the full review.
We released the OH36-03 Torsion Catapult back in the summer of this year and it has been fired off all over the world.  You can read the full release on our BLOG from that time. 
Working with Zac Martin we have been busy expanding our 28mm Fantasy Goblins and we have done so.  Going from two packs now up to nine packs including infantry, cavalry, chariot, artillery and characters.  That includes the excellent Kraken Fish Bombard.  See them all on our WEBSITE.
Thanks for Reading!
GBS

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Thank you all and the Winter Mega Event 2019 is now over

Alternative Armies would like to thank everyone who took us up with an order or several orders during the now finished Winter Mega Event 2019 one of our two big events each year.  All sixteen of the
There was a huge upsurge in the last forty eight hours of the event which is lovely but it did take us rather by surprise as we had been keeping up with the lads working seven days a week until then.  We are now rather behind and many molds have to be re-made too (Giant Spiders and Flower of Evil and Big Mouth Beast anyone?) and new production molds for the Sengoku range too which means it will take us a bit longer to send out some orders.  We will continue to work flat out and feel free to contact us for more information on your order if you wish on sales@alternative-armies.com.  Alternative Armies will keep on shipping until the Christmas shut down.  We will contact anyone who’s order is still with us at that time…and add a wee extra gift too for the delay.  We do hope this will be no-one but you never know!
We were delighted to get a certificate in the post thanking us for our sponsoring with prize one leg of the international HOTT Tournament.  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly tournament.  Our thanks to Terry Webb and we have confirmed we will offer a prize next time too.  Alternative Armies sponsors many events during each year so if you have a tournament or event and would like to ask us if a prize can be had for the winner please do ask us.  Give us your name and event details  by email to sales@alternative-armies.com.
It will soon be Christmas and from me and the entire team here in Scotland we wish you all the best!
GBS

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Eyetan Creature released!

The Eyetan Creature could be the creation of a powerful mage or it could be from outer space or the result of genetic tampering in a wasteland world. Find it in a dungeon or an asteroid base. An enemy or an ally? You choose….
EH07 Eyetan Creature
This pack contains one resin creature great for any scale of gaming or just for collecting. It is 30mm tall and detailed with two little arms under its mighty eye. Supplied unpainted and without a base or flight stick. Sculpted by Kieran Billings. See it next to one of our HOF Alien Greys and one of our Alternate Stars 28mm miniatures for scale (not supplied).  Go HERE.

We hope you like this new miniature it certainly holds your eye eh!
Winter Mega Event 2019 is on until 9am GMT 11th December.
In our mega event you get automatic Free Worldwide Shipping over 20GBP in cart, 10% off entire order discount applied in cart before checkout, Sixteen new releases now all on the website with images, Up to Half Price bundles and offers and a free 28mm Vampire in every order shipped out. Read the article in full on our BLOG. Thanks. 
This is our last new release during the event and we want to thank everyone for their support.  To those players of Slaughterloo who got a new division with a mighty saving, to Flintloque fans who created a new section of characters, the fantasy fans of a myriad systems and all those 15mm players of HOTT and other games who got a new army to paint up over the festive season.  Not to forget the 6mm science fiction crowd and the guys who love rule books too.  We thank you all.  There are a few days left in the event.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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A Rod Longer than Yours a free Flintloque Scenario to download

The near silence was shattered by a thundering retort.  Birds soared into the air and the Goblins looked at each other in surprise.  It was not a cannon but it was too loud to be a Ferach musket. Several troopers looked over the piles of furniture and at the distant tree line.  There were a dozen more loud shots and two curious privates of the 6th Company died from massive wounds to the head and upper chest.  Almost as one the rest of the company reached for and then checked their muskets.  The enemy was upon them.

Carefully Sergeant Telgoba peered into the trees from behind a stout overturned table.  He saw tall figures moving towards them carrying the biggest firelocks he had ever seen.  Several of the figures stopped and raised their weapons and he saw the flash of the black powder igniting.  A moment later the table shook as a large lead ball struck it.   Telgoba looked at the large divot now driven into the thick wooden table.   “They has bigga firelocks sir.  Longa rods for dem too.”

Captain da Fartado grimaced and pulled a splinter out of the shoulder epaulette of his jacket. A drop of blood shone on the brutal end of the wooden spike. “Ci Telgoba, we must hold until da others arrive.  To Arms!”  
The brand new releases 53514 18th Al-Garvey Foot and 53014 18th Al-Garvey Foot Casualties were detailed on our BLOG and it is our pleasure now to present to you a scenario which features these miniatures as a wee gift to begin the festive season.  Enjoy!
A Longer Rod than Yours
War rages in Catalucia and ahead of the manoeuvring armies are the screens of the light infantry.  A company of the 18th Al-Garvey Foot are getting ready to make camp after a hard march having found the abandoned possessions of a previous fleeing populace when they are set upon by the 1o Condottierie.  While the Goblins outnumber the elite Wild Elves they are out gunned by the huge Ogre Rifles the Elves carry….which have very long ram rods for reloading.  Can they hold the barricades for ten turns without losing too many troops?  Find out in this full three page Flintloque scenario for two players or one solo player.  CLICK HERE to download from our website storage.  There are links into this scenario to download other free files for Wild Elves and the Tuscani with rules for their use.
We have a FREE DOWNLOADS page on the website which has links to more than a hundred free files for our game systems.  Downloads for Furioso, USEME and of course Flintloque and Slaughterloo.  Have a browse and enjoy!
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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18th Foot Goblins and casualties released with free game insert for Flintloque

A wee idea that we had at Alternative Armies back in the summer of this year has now reached its fruition with the release of ‘Project 18th Garvey’ as it was called internally.  For use with Flintloque and Slaughterloo the Al-Garvey 18th Regiment of Foot Goblins plus a pack of that regiment’s casualties as well. These add to the infantry, cavalry, artillery and command this nation allied to Greate Britorcn already has to offer.  
Go HERE for them or read on for details of the new miniatures as well as this project plus a free download with game rules and a note on a scenario featuring these Goblins.  Our Winter Mega Offer 2019 is on until 11th December with free shipping, 10% off in cart plus many deals see our BLOG for details.
53513 18th A-Garvey Foot
The 18th Regiment of Foot is composed of three solid line battalions which have served alongside the Army of Greate Britorcn against the Ferach Empire since Wheeling-Turn began his advance through Al-Garvey and into Catalucia. They are armed with Muskets and are classed as Infantry. Each Goblin is a one piece miniature and stands 23mm to the eyeline.  The poses are an officer bare headed with pistol and sword, a standard bearer with ball topped pole and slung musket, musician with drum and sergeant with halberd.  Trooper poses are four different Goblins with muskets; loading (with awesome moustache), advancing, cradling and firing.  As with other Valon codes you can choose from a skirmish pack with ten miniatures (all eight plus two random further troopers), a unit of twenty miniatures (the skirmish pack with ten further mixed troopers) and a booster with a single trooper.  All options can also be taken as pro-painted and based for immediate play by selecting on the page.  Miniatures are supplied with our resin cartouche style square bases.  Go HERE.
53014 18th Al-Garvey Foot Casualties
This pack contains four metal 28mm miniatures. Goblins of the 18th regiment who have fallen in battle to the fire of the enemy. Two each of two different poses one face up and one face down. Great for marking progress of your game in Flintloque or Slaughterloo and for scenic effect in play.  Supplied with our resin square cartouche bases.  You may also choose to purchase this pack painted and based for immediate use with the option on page.  Go HERE.
The miniatures in this article were painted by the brush of Mark Taylor.
Free Download:  Al-Garvey 18th Regiment of Foot Uniformation
You can learn more about this force as well as rules for its use in Flintloque and Slaughterloo in a free two page article which you can click on to DOWNLOAD from our website.  This is presented in the same format as the published game books such as 5025 War in Catalucia so that you can add it to your collection.
Project 18th Garvey
As alluded to at the beginning these new miniatures are a result of a small project which Alternative Armies undertook to push an often overlooked existing pack of miniatures in the World of Valon range.  Back in the 1990’s pack 53002 was released containing four poses of Goblin with musket (the four troopers now in 53514) and this was never expanded upon.  For more than a decade this pack was relegated to the memory store and not listed on our website.  It needed..nay it demanded to be taken seriously as a full force and that mean it needed a command set and even some dead troopers.  Sam Croes our lead designer used 53002 as a basis to sculpt six new poses which you can see now released.  There are many codes in the range which could benefit from re-mastering and expanding.  We may well do it again and indeed if there is a pack from the World of Valon which you would like to see expanded please contact us on sales@alternative-armies.com and tell us about it; we welcome your input.
Flintloque Scenario: A Longer Rod than Yours
War rages in Catalucia and ahead of the manoeuvring armies are the screens of the light infantry.  A company of the 18th Al-Garvey Foot are getting ready to make camp after a hard march having found the abandoned possessions of a previous fleeing populace when they are set upon by the 1o Condottierie.  While the Goblins outnumber the elite Wild Elves they are out gunned.  Can they hold the barricades for ten turns without losing too many troops?  Find out in this Flintloque scenario for two players or one solo player.  Find it on our BLOG from 3rd December 2019 for free download.
Thank for you Reading,
GBS

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Nessie is here on St Andrews day a collectable model

Alternative Armies is a wee company in Scotland and every now and again we like to do something that promotes this deep green and misty land of the Celts.  So..what better than a national monster.  Now on our website and it would look great on your desk or shelf.  Go
The Loch Ness Monster otherwise known as ‘Nessie’ is a world famous creature native to Scotland. Is it real or just a myth? Is it a hoax? It matters not since our Nessie collectable model is such fun and great for your desk or mantle. It comes in two pieces these being Nessie herself (a scaly monster) and the scenic base (featuring the waves of Lock Ness and a man in a rowing boat). When assembled it is 80mm long with Nessie being 50mm long and 35mm tall. Nessie is metal and the base is in resin.
Supplied unpainted and unassembled. You can choose the set or Nessie on its own (for use in your rivers or lakes).  You may also select the painted and based option on this page in which case your Nessie will be supplied assembled and painted as per the images on this page direct to you.  Please note that the model is hand painted so it may differ from what is shown but it will be of a high standard; painted in Scotland.
Have a great St Andrews Day!
GBS

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