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Tuesday 10 May 2011

Barking Irons Online - Replaces this Blog

Hello Everyone,

This will be the last posting on this blog as we have moved to a bigger and more shiny home over at and it is there that all the magic now happens. 

There will be no more updates from today.  Go to Barking Irons online and sign up or elect to follow with RSS or other feeds.  More material, more space, more fun...more of everything really.  This blog will continue to be live for a while and will then be closed down.

Thank you all for your comments, your loyalty and your input on blogger...see you on the other side!

Gavin Syme

Thursday 28 April 2011

HOTT2nd Ed 24AP Armies - 10% off at

News just in from - Alex Scott. 

HOTT 2nd Edition 24AP Armies - Save 10% Off list prices until 20th May 2011. offers a full range of pre-made HOTT 2nd Edition 24AP Army packs. Each one comes with all needed miniatures along with all required plastic bases at the right sizes and an insert detailing element types and compositions. Ready to assemble, base and paint right out of the pack! 

CLICK HERE to see all of the army packs for HOTT 2nd Edition. 

We are making a special offer to all HOTT players. Get 10% off any number of 24AP Armies in an order with Place your chosen HOTT armies in the shopping basket (no other products please) then proceed to the cart page for your postage region, then the checkout page. Enter this code ' hott24 ' into the 'Voucher' box, the total on screen will automatically deduct by 10%. Then complete your order. 

Each army offers a saving of more than ten percent off list prices plus free bases, with this special you can save even more! 

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Undead Engineers for Flintloque and Slaughterloo

Hello Everyone, 

A new miniatures set for use with Flintloque or Slaughterloo. Huzzah! 

55513 Undead Engineers £16.00 
(8 White Metal Miniatures plus bases) 

This versatile set contains one mounted Vampyre Engineer Officer on Horse, one fully laden Undead Pack Horse, one Scenic Item (wooden coffin filled with bones and bombs) and four Zombie sappers on foot. Those on foot comprise Zombie with pickaxe, Zombie in Shako with Axe-Musket, Zombie with Shovel and Dwarf Zombie pointing.The mounted officer comes with a choice of two hands, a messenger bat or a primed pistol. 

Parts of this code can be purchased as singles search for 55513-A, 55513-B, 55513-C for the Mounted Officer, Pack Horse, Scenic Item. Full rules for the creation and use of Engineers and Sappers in Flintloque can be found in the 5027 Flintloque 3rd Edition – Grapeshotte book and in the Slaughterloo rulebook. 

With our Salute 2011 offer you can get 15% off an order with us and or arrange collecting an order at the show from stand TJ13. This stock item will be on our stand. CLICK HERE (or full information and details on our offer. 

Gavin Syme

Space Elf Zidhe at

New for HOF 15mm Science Fiction 

The lithe and graceful Zidhe are lethal warriors who roam the galaxy subjecting all to their own brand of destruction and domination. Now you can get a force of these great 15mm science fiction miniatures, the first one of which graces the cover of UM001 USE ME 15mm Science Fiction. 

HOF63 Zidhe Infantry 

HOF64 Zidhe Command

HOF65 Zidhe Guardians 

HOF66 Zidhe Androids 

All packs are priced at £4.00 for ten miniatures and you can use the fantastic Salute 2011 show offer code to get 15% off any order. CLICK HERE  to see all the packs and learn more of the offer on our home page HERE

Perfect for USE ME, perfect for ASQL as alien imperials and for any other 15mm sci-fi system you can shake a stick at. These packs will be with the rest of the HOF range at Salute on Alternative Armies trade stand TJ13. 

We have had literally hundreds of emails from gamers awaiting these packs, they are now out and if you mailed us I will be contacting you shortly! 

Thanks for reading, 
Alex Scott.

Friday 1 April 2011

Princess Julianna Regiment for Flintloque

Hello Everyone, 

We have a new limited edition code for Flintloque. 

LEU03 Princess Julianna 
£34.50 (16 Dwarves with numbered insert and plastic bases) 
Each set is supplied with sixteen Dwarves including officer, standard bearer and mixed poses of trooper armed with firelocks. All sets are numbered and supplied with an insert containing background, uniform and so on. Limited to one hundred sets only. 

You can read the full background of this set HERE

There are several postings concerning this set in great detail on the blog of the designer Mr Tony Harwood, long time Flintloque fan. You can read about the idea, creation and so on of this set HERE

This set is dedicated to the memory of Tony Harwood's niece Julianna who sadly died in the spring of 2011 from cancer. Tony kindly provided the image here from his personal collection. 

Also you can currently get 15% off this set and any other order with us using our Salute 2011 promotion, details on our website's New Releases page. 

Thanks for Reading, 
Alexander Scott.

Tuesday 29 March 2011

UM005 American Civil War now out on

Now released by is a brand new rules system booklet in the USE ME series: 
UM005 USE ME American Civil War (15mm) 

USE ME means 'Ultra Simple Engine for Miniature Engagements' and this system delivers just that. Tactically challenging, easy to learn and for any age of wargamer interested in ACW From skirmish to full battles, games last from five minutes to an hour. 1D6 system which can play with single based miniatures or element based miniatures so you can use your existing collection. Play in your lunch break or in the evening when the idea of a really complex system with a long set up time really does not appeal. Pick up any of your miniatures and get playing in minutes. Solo rules also included for when you want a quick game on your own. 

This complete rules system is printed in A6 format which is a booklet which will fit in your pocket (110mm by 180mm) making it truly portable as well as fantastic value for your money. USE ME is just that...its for you! 

UM005 USE ME American Civil War (15mm) (A6 Booklet, 32pp, Colour Covers, ISBN and Barcode) £3.50 

You can read an article about the game system and its mechanics along with images of pages from the booklet on the website. CLICK HERE  Also until 22nd April 2011 you can use our Salute 2011 offer to get 15% off the price of ANY order with us, see our home page ( for details. 

Additionally the book also contains a promotional offer, a code for a folder of free PDF files from us and the chance to get the miniature on the cover for free. Lastly the USE ME book qualifies for our reduced postage rate, see website for details. 

Keep the fun in gaming, Keep gaming affordable, Keep playing in the time you have spare. 

Thanks for reading, Alexander Scott.

Monday 28 March 2011

Alternative Armies Salute 2011 - Offer - 15% off!

Hello Everyone, It is that time of year again and the biggest wargame show in the UK is only a few weeks away! 

Alternative Armies is once more heading to the Salute show on trade stand (TJ13) and is offering 15% off any order with us on 

You can order as normal, entering the discount code, and have your order mailed to you. Or you can select 'Direct Collection' and collect your order from us on the day from the stand, saving the shipping too! This offer applies to all of our books and miniatures from Flintloque to Firefight 2.0 to High Fantasy and all our dice, bases, gaming accessories ranges too. Anything on the site. 

So please go to our website HERE where full details are given along with the special code to use for the 15% discount. 

I want to thank all of you for support us with our efforts over the last year and here is to a fantastic Salute 2011 on 16th April at Excel! 

Thanks for Reading, Gavin Syme.