This week my latest project was breathed to life and appeared on the Alternative Armies website. A new beginners entry into Flintloque the Skirmish 3rd edition. I had been asked many times across last year by wargamers ‘how do I get into this excellent setting!’. After a long bit of thinking and an idea to try out some new concepts I came up with 5024 Escape from the Dark Czar. A complete beginners set with booklet, miniatures, bases and dice. You can see it on the website from Friday 27th January.
The booklet itself is twenty pages and builds upon the Witchlands campaign setting begun by Mike Roberts and the core engine of 3rd edition worked up by Mike White. An introduction to the campaign followed by character profiles and then the core rules of play after which are three small scenarios for use with the miniatures and then two pre-filled rosters; one for each side. It is an excellent looking tightly packed booklet featuring the artwork of my good friend Edward Jackson on its cover and in its inner pages.
Sam Croes the lead designer at Alternative Armies came up with the ideas for the miniatures in the set. We decided to produce the ten miniatures in resin and importantly in bulk allowing us to keep the price down on this introduction for wargamers. However it is not likely I will commission more resin infantry for Flintloque as it is a white metal range, which I love, and this was an experiment after all. We will stick to using resin to keep the weight down and price of things like Trolka and Cavalry Mounts. That said they are fantastic figures indeed. Full of character touches. The Ogre is my favourite.
I also took this chance to collate the massive folder of free files which exist for Flintloque and Slaughterloo and in the process create a mighty stack now online for download for free. See the same page on the website for the download link. It is some 95mb in size and represents some four years work on my own and others part.
I hope that you enjoy this new beginners set. I had a lot of fun writing it and playtesting it last autumn.
On other topics. I do not update this blog all that often. I just do not have the time down to my work, my family and so on. There are only so many hours in the day. So I have a plan for this year…it will come in stages and start soon.