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Friday, 30 July 2010

LE043 Baron Petrochemicoli - Released!

Hello Barkers,

A big day today. As proffered in the ITA column on Orcs in the Webbe earlier this week today sees the release of the latest limited edition code from Alternative Armies.

LE043 Baron Petrochemicoli
(Limited to 1000 numbered packs - £5.00 inluding plastic base. 28mm white metal)

As you can see he is a hansome beggar and no mistake. CLICK HERE

The Alternative Armies website page for this code has images and also a transcript of the insert for the character giving background, uniform details, Flintloque rules, Slaughterloo rules. Well worth a read.

The Baron is the funder and leader of the excellent Cotechino Guarda. Miniatures for these elite Todoroni are already on general release. See below or CLICK HERE

If you would like to read the OITW column then CLICK HERE for it. Its all about Todoroni.

As always post any comments or email me direct if you want to discuss this posting.

Get your Baron today!


Monday, 26 July 2010

Barking Irons No 2 - Have a Read!

Hello Barkers,

The publication time for Barking Irons issue number 2 draws nearer and as promised I have a page from the magazine for you all to enjoy now in high rez.

This page is number eight and is the '7 Principles of Flintloque' article.

Click on the image above.
You will find it easily large enough to read and to save and read later on.

More news on this issue will be coming but as always please do email me or post in comments any questions you might have about this issue.



USE ME - Coming soon from

Hello Everyone,

Its been a real corker of a month at with lots of new miniature release, news and behind the scenes work and effort. It gives me great pleasure to be able to announce the existance of a new games system here on the Barking Irons blog..first..before anywhere else.

Above you can see two images of the current working covers of the USE ME 15mm science fiction system book.

USE ME stands for 'Ultra Simple Engine for Miniature Engagements'.

Without going into too much detail at this point USE ME is the final development of the D6 engine that I and Alexander Scott and a few others have been using for many settings over the last five years in-house. Its totally simple, really easy to learn and it works well.

Copies of it in its raw form went back and forth to some of our best customers and as a result some of them asked why we had never published it so others could enjoy it too. Really there is no good reason, simply that it did not occur to us to do so.

So to that end we have begun work on turning the USE ME game system into a full booklet for 15mm science fiction gaming. Early copies have gone out to our trusted friends including Bob Minadeo the writer of Firefight 2.0, Mike White creator of the Flintloque 3rd engine and Mark Hannam over at Dropship Horizon Blog. All of them enjoyed it a lot and gave some great feedback.

More news will be coming soon including an examination of how the engine works and its uses plus what the punchy little book will contain. Already its been decided to make this system pocket size, really affordable and to print it in A6 format (which is some 148mm by 105mm so really portable).

I really do hope that all of you out there will enjoy this little game that we have kept private all this time. Who knows...perhaps you just might.


Nepolise Dreams on Orcs in the Webbe

Hello Barkers,

A shameless bit of self promotion from me this time and its all about my regular column on the 'Orcs on the Webbe' website.

Orcs on the Webbe is run by the omni talented Mr Craig Andrews a life long die hard fan of the black powder fantasy genre of gaming in which of course the mighty Flintloque stands centre and proud..original and best!

OITW is the place to get tons of free material for black powder gaming including scenarios, articles and much more. New and classic material sits side by side, a labour of love for all to enjoy.

Sat pride of place among all the goodies is the ITA (Inside the Alternative) column written by myself, based on questions asked by Craig that his viewers want answers to. The current ITA column is not the first and a list of the others can be seen on OITW. They are all worth reading and contain info that you might well not see anywhere else.

This time Orcs in the Webbe presents;

Nepolise Dreams!

An indepth look at the Todoroni of Nepolise.
A firm favourite and comedy filled nation in the World of Valon.

Have a Read - HERE

If you have a request for the subject of a furture ITA column then drop Craig a line or email me directly and I will certainly pass it on to him.



Friday, 23 July 2010

1st Moldsk Guard for Flintloque / Slaughterloo

Hello Barkers!

Wow! What a bit of news this time from Alternative Armies. A new limited edition unit release.

I have pasted in the release information below.
Have a read and then check it out further as this one is not going to be around for long!



Moldsk Guard for Flintloque

A treat this time for all fans of Flintloque and Slaughterloo; especially those who delight in our limited edition miniatures. A new limited edition unit.

LEU02 1st Moldsk Guard
Price £36.00

This limited edition unit code contains sixteen 28mm large Zombie miniatures with plastic bases and a numbered insert detailing background, characters, statistics and skills along with uniform scheme and more.

Miniatures are 28mm scale Vampyre Bog Orc Officer, Bob Orc Zombie Drummer, Bog Orc Zombie Standard Bearer and multiples of three poses of Bog Orc Zombie Guardsmen with Bessie Muskets.

As with the other limited edition unit this set is restricted to 100 numbered boxes.
These have already been made up, numbered and the molds destroyed.
A real collectors item for those who are fans of our games.

For more information and a transcript of the insert plus the other now sold out CLICK HERE

Friday, 16 July 2010

New Dracci Artillery at

Hello Barkers!

Alex at has passed some news to me of a miniature release variety. I have to say the Octopods from last week blew me away, great fun, and this release interests me personally as well as I have some Dracci already for use in
Age of Might and Steel.

Here is the information; read on!

We have a new pack in the HOT 15mm Fantasy range.
This time its for the Children of the Dragons - The Dracci.

Adding to the packs already in the range for the Dracci is: HOT92 Dracci Artillery.

The Dracci make use of Wylde Magicke and their finesse in crafting jade weapons infused with power to create their artillery. This huge jade crystal, when focused properly, can direct bolts of deadly magicke fire at foes. A great addition to any reptile or dragon focused force.

This pack contains the following white metal pieces.

One Giant Jade Crystal Wooden artillery piece base Four wooden wheels Two seperate focusing rods Dracci crewman with focusing rod Dracci crewman with jade control rock

Assembly required.
Base not included.
Price £3.50

Please go HERE for more details and to see images and such forth for the rest of the Dracci range.

Thanks for reading,

Alexander Scott.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Next Barking Irons Magazine - Delays and Dystopia

Hello Everyone,

Well its overdue but here we are. Barking Irons No 2 is now late for publication and for that I am sorry. Me personally, not the rest of the team, as I am editor of the magazine and it lays at my door to make sure commitments are made. I will not offer excuses but those of you who know me personally will realise that I have been ill and have a rather heavy workload at most times. As BI is a labour of love for me its me own baby as they say.

The magazine will be complete in about a week, its in bits here around me. Plus thanks to those of you who have sent in material for issue number 3 and 4, I fully intend to make use of it as soon as slots open up in the page planner.

By the weekend I will put up a sample page to get you shuffling with excitement. Have a look at these two previous posts and if any of the articles gets your interest post in the comments to this item and I will try and make it one of these pages.

Here are the links to the other blog postings have a look:

Barking Irons No 2 (List of Articles)

Barking Irons No 2 (Cover and upcoming information)

Thanks for reading!

Gavin Syme

Monday, 12 July 2010

VLE09 Foul Mouth Freddy - Now Released

Hello Everyone,

A treat this time. The latest very limited edition miniature from Alternative Armies, limited to only 250 numbered packs is now released.

VLE09 Foul Mouthed Freddy (1 Orc Sergeant with Bessie Musket and Bayonet)

Here are a couple of images of this miniature of the character created by veteran Flintloque fan Tony Harwood.

You can read all about this character on the Alternative Armies website: HERE

You can see the adventures of Foul Mouth Freddy on Orcs in the Webbe: HERE

You can see Tony Harwoods most excellent blog on Flintloque and other subjects: HERE

Now get yourself out and F**king buy one!


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Octopods from

Hello Everyone, Alex over at has asked me to post this up here onto our most excellent blog as he has some new sci-fi releases in the HOF 15mm range. Who am I to say no! So without further ado here is his press release plus some lovely images chosen by me to go with it. Gavin.

Octopods new for HOF 15mm Sci-fi line

Welcome to the realm of space that is home to the Octopods. These slimy fellows are now part of the HOF range as an army in their own right. Expanded from the original pack due to gamer demand!

Choose from Infantry, Heavy Weapons, Command and Seer Guard packs.
Each miniature measures 15mm from sole of foot to eye level.

Octopods are the size and build of Humans with two arms and two legs however they have a cluster of long tentacles which takes the place of their lower faces. Favouring explosive cartridge rifles along with force poles the Octopods make great use of Psykers and also Medics among their ranks and the Seer Guard are an elite formation.

Each pack contains ten 15mm miniatures in white metal mixed from all pack poses.
These are supplied unpainted and without bases (plastic bases pictured are from code LBA5). All packs are priced at £3.50

HOF53 Octopod Infantry

HOF59 Octopod Command

HOF60 Octopod Heavy Weapons

HOF61 Octopod Seer Guard

If you are interested and wish to read about and SEE all of the miniatures then go HERE.

Perfect for use with Alien Squad Leader, Future War Commander and or any other 15mm scale science fiction system.

Add some of these unique 15mm sci-fi miniatures to your forces today!

Thanks for reading,

Alexander Scott.