This week Alternative Armies will be making its late summer, early autumn releases. I have been working on these for a few days on and off to get them ready and they are a lovely little lot indeed. Several new Trolkin for use in Flintloque and in Slaughterloo along with the first female Elves in the whole range (aside from the Empress Morgana of course!) all of whom have been sculpted by the talented Rob Alderman.
Trolkin come from the frozen land of Copendaz and are the lesser cousins of the huge Trolka. While smaller these Trollish soldiers share many of the same characteristics including stony skin and bulbous worty features plus a habit of wearing clothes too small for them and are more than a match for an Orc in a fist fight. There is a great free booklet which I wrote that can be be downloaded from the company website (here is a link to get it from this posting) which gives the reader a mass of information on the Troll races plus great artwork by Edward Jackson. The new miniatures include Colonel Skande Stoyne whose character was set in a Notables Yahoo Group competition last month (see this previous posting) and a character from the Troll booklet the owner of the Marske Company, Towern Marske. Also a dead Trolkin in the uniform of the Lergo Line (a lot of wargamers like to put those who fall onto the wargames table). These releases are another stage closer to the agreement that Rob and I had on bringing the Trolls to a full divisional force which would include cavalry, artillery, infantry and command.
The last of the releases is the Elf Ladies. I have been looking forward to this pack for a while as I was the one who said ‘there is a real gap here, we need more woman!’ while playing Flintloque back in the spring. Three lovely miniatures, a young strumpet, a wife of middling means and a more mature woman. Really useful and top of my list for more Flintloque miniatures over on TTWG blog once I have the Elf Dragoons sorted out.
I have put images of the new miniatures in to this posting for you all to look at. Both painted and raw metal alloy. You will be able to find these white metal miniatures on Alternative Armies as of this Friday.
I have a Flintloque scenario for Barking Irons Online which features these new miniatures plus a full section of Dogmen Lancers and some Burrovians. It has been playtested and I plan to do a concept posting on TTWG blog once time allows.