Friday, 8 April 2016

25% off all 15mm Byzantine Codes!


Its not fair to let the 15mm Renaissance period wargamers have all the fun so we have decided to offer you all 25% yes twenty five percent off all of the codes in the Isarus dark age and ancients range which are in the Byzantine Empire. Suitable for any wargame army in this period. Eighteen different codes covering Infantry, Cavalry and Command. Go HERE


Discount is on the screen you just add to your cart. Here are the codes in the offer: 

BY1 Byzantine Heavy Scutatos 
BY2 Byzantine Medium Scutatos 
BY3 Byzantine Archer 
BY4 Varangian Guard 
BY5 Slav with Spear 
BY6 Slav with Javelin 
BY7 Byzantine Staff Slinger 
BY8 Byzantine Javelinman 
BY9 Byzantine Light Archer 
BY10 Byzantine Infantry Command (Officer and Standard) 

BYC1 Byzantine EHC with Lance 
BYC2 Byzantine EHC with Bow 
BYC3 Byzantine HC with Lance 
BYC4 Byzantine HC with Bow 
BYC5 Byzantine SHC with Lance 
BYC6 Byzantine Trapezitoi 
BYC7 Asiatic Cavalry 
BYC8 Byzantine Cavalry Command (General, Officer, Standard) 

The discounts last until the end of the month of April 2016. 

Thanks for Reading, 

 GBS

Thursday, 7 April 2016

25% off 25 Altuos 15mm Renaissance Codes!


Free Worldwide Shipping on all Orders over 10.00GBP product value until 18th April.

15mm.co.uk has a large selection of classic 15mm historical ranges for wargamers to choose from. We don't often mention them much so we decided to offer you 25% yes twenty five percent off twenty five codes in the Altuos range this time taken entirely from the infantry of the 16th century. Suitable for any wargame system set in this period. Go HERE


There are about one hundred and forty different miniatures in the Altuos range from the 15th to the 17th century covering the nations of Europe plus Ottoman Turkish too. Infantry, Cavalry, Command, Artillery Crews, Artillery pieces too. Discount is on the screen you just add to your cart. Here are the codes in the offer: 

MR6 Swiss Light Pike 
MR7 Swiss Halberd 
MR8 Swiss Arquebus 
MR9 Swiss Crossbow 
MR10 Swiss Hornblower 
MR11 English Billman 
MR12 English Longbow 
MR13 English Pike 
MR14 English Arquebus 
MR15 Irish Kern 
MR16 Irish Gallowglass 
MR18 Scot Lowland Pike 
MR19 Scot Highlander 
MR20 Italian Pike 
MR21 Italian Halberd 
MR22 Italian Arquebus 
MR23 Italian Crossbow 
MR24 Cretan Crossbow 
MR25 Francs Archer 
MR26 Landsknecht Hy Pike 
MR27 Landsknecht Lt Pike 
MR28 Landsknecht 2H Sword 
MR29 Landsknecht Arquebus 

The discounts last until the end of the month of April 2016. 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

HOT103 Cockatrice 15mm Fantasy Monster released!


"In the legends of old England at Wherwell there is a creature sized of a great cart horse known as the Cockatrice. The egg of a Cock incubated by a Snake will give birth to a monster which will grow into that with the head of a Cock, the body of a great Bird, the tail of a Serpent and wings of a leathery beast of the air. It could be prevented by tossing the devil egg over a loved home without it striking beam and landing upon the other side to smash. But in battle this monster must be avoided in its glare and in its touch for it can cause death with the 'darting eye' and with its poison breath and axe like beak. With sword and might or with that most precious of things a mirror will you defeat the Cockatrice."

Free Shipping until 18th April 2016.

Now released into the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range our latest new code. Designed by Sam Croes this monster was requested in the Monster Survey and follows on from our Ghoul Dragon and new Ogres and Trolls. 

Go HERE or read on for details. 


HOT103 Cockatrice 
This pack contains all of the 15mm scale white metal parts needed to assemble one monster. Supplied in three pieces the monster is 25mm tall and 25mm long when assembled. Perfect for use in any generic or specific fantasy setting as part of an Evil aligned force. As with all HOT 15mm Fantasy codes you can purchase one pack or you can choose three packs and save 10% off the price automatically on screen. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and without bases. Some Assembly is required. Images showing other codes are for scale only and not supplied. 4.00GBP


Below you can see a scale picture showing the Cockatrice with a Human Warrior (from the Tabletop Fantasy Range) 15mm tall on one side and HOT3F Ogre (20mm tall) on the other. 


There are over one hundred different codes in the HOT Range covering Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Undead, Dogmen, Dragonmen, Lizardmen as well as cavalry, command sets, artillery, monsters and behemoths too. No matter what your choice of rules system if it is 15mm fantasy wargaming we have something for you! Go HERE

Thanks for Reading, GBS

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Three New MkII HOF28 Charger 15mm vehicle variants released!


All across the Human Colonies and on Terra itself there is a need for security after, during and even before the high rollers and expensive kit arrives in the battle zone. Security Force Alpha is just that force filling in as police, paramilitaries, mercenaries and planetary militias too. They are the faceless grunts that do the thankless jobs needed by all those who govern, control or enforce. Use them as you will from the near to the far future! 

We are proud to present in conjunction with the new Maginot Defence Turret the release of three MkII Charger Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) in 15mm scale. Three different means of propulsion and two primary configurations see you able to choose Wheeled, Tracked or Hover along with a gun turret or APC hatch with crewman out of crew hatch or crew hatch closed with each one. All in resin spun up just for you designed by Sam Croes. Go HERE or read on for details. 


HOF28A Charger MkII Wheeled
This pack contains the resin parts to assemble one 15mm scale six wheeled Charger vehicle kit as an APC or turreted APC variant hatch open or closed. The Charger is the workhorse military and police transporter of the Human Colonies and Security Force Alpha. Designed as a feature of the Human Colonial Army template in Alien Squad Leader 2.0 it is equally at home in any near future or such game system. Parts are: Charger Hull, Charger Wheel Unit, Options Sprue (APC Top, Turret Top, Hatch SFA Crewman, Closed Crew Hatch). Approx 60mm long, 30mm wide and 35mm tall when assembled. Very easy to assemble and great value. Make yours a military vehicle or law vehicle or an infantry fighting vehicle. The Charger is part of Security Force Alpha (SFA) in the HOF Range. From battles to peace keeping or law enforcement roles it suits them all. Choose from a pack or three packs (saving 10% automatically on the price) supplied unpainted and without bases. Mono image shows parts. Image with SFA Trooper etc is for scale only and not supplied. 6.00GBP.  


HOF28B Charger MkII Hover
This pack contains the resin parts to assemble one 15mm scale hover Charger vehicle kit as an APC or turreted APC variant hatch open or closed. The Charger is the workhorse military and police transporter of the Human Colonies and Security Force Alpha. Designed as a feature of the Human Colonial Army template in Alien Squad Leader 2.0 it is equally at home in any near future or such game system. Parts are: Charger Hull, Charger Hover Unit, Options Sprue (APC Top, Turret Top, Hatch SFA Crewman, Closed Crew Hatch). Approx 65mm long, 40mm wide and 30mm tall when assembled. Very easy to assemble and great value. Make yours a military vehicle or law vehicle or an infantry fighting vehicle. The Charger is part of Security Force Alpha (SFA) in the HOF Range. From battles to peace keeping or law enforcement roles it suits them all. Choose from a pack or three packs (saving 10% automatically on the price) supplied unpainted and without bases. Mono image shows parts. Image with SFA Trooper etc is for scale only and not supplied. 6.00GBP. 


HOF28C Charger MkII Tracked
This pack contains the resin parts to assemble one 15mm scale twin tracked Charger vehicle kit as an APC or turreted APC variant hatch open or closed. The Charger is the workhorse military and police transporter of the Human Colonies and Security Force Alpha. Designed as a feature of the Human Colonial Army template in Alien Squad Leader 2.0 it is equally at home in any near future or such game system. Parts are: Charger Hull, Charger Tracked Unit, Options Sprue (APC Top, Turret Top, Hatch SFA Crewman, Closed Crew Hatch). Approx 60mm long, 30mm wide and 35mm tall when assembled. Very easy to assemble and great value. Make yours a military vehicle or law vehicle or an infantry fighting vehicle. The Charger is part of Security Force Alpha (SFA) in the HOF Range. From battles to peace keeping or law enforcement roles it suits them all. Choose from a pack or three packs (saving 10% automatically on the price) supplied unpainted and without bases. Mono image shows parts. Image with SFA Trooper etc is for scale only and not supplied. 6.00GBP. 

If you like the Charger and see it as a generic use APC or IFV for your modern, near future or science fiction forces then enjoy these additional pictures alongside SFA miniatures in use on table. 





The SFA range contains a huge variety of generic poses of 15mm white metal miniatures and vehicles allowing a wargamer to assemble a cohesive force for their campaigns. A whole integrated range within HOF which contains vehicles, tower, infantry, command, scouts, elites, female and more! Go HERE

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

New MkII HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret 15mm kit released!

All across the Human Colonies and on Terra itself there is a need for security after, during and even before the high rollers and expensive kit arrives in the battle zone. Security Force Alpha is just that force filling in as police, paramilitaries, mercenaries and planetary militias too. They are the faceless grunts that do the thankless jobs needed by all those who govern, control or enforce. Use them as you will from the near to the far future! 


HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret 
This brand new MkII pack contains the resin pieces to assemble one 15mm scale Maginot Defence Turret. The Maginot is a stationary structure that acts as a strong point for your forces in play. Designed as a feature of the Human Colonial Army template in Alien Squad Leader 2.0 it is equally at home in any near future or such game system. Parts are: Turret Main Body, Turret Ring and Top (rotatable in mount when assembled). Easy to assemble from two parts. Approx 45mm tall and 30mm across when assembled. Its great value at 5.00GBP.  Go HERE.




The Maginot is part of Security Force Alpha (SFA) in the HOF Range. From battles to peace keeping or law enforcement roles it suits them all. Choose from a pack or three packs (saving 10% automatically on the price) supplied unpainted and without bases. Mono image shows parts. Image with SFA Trooper is for scale only and miniature not supplied. 


The SFA range contains a huge variety of poses of 15mm white metal miniatures and vehicles allowing a wargamer to assemble a cohesive force for their campaigns. A whole integrated range within HOF which contains vehicles, tower, infantry, command, scouts, elites, female and more! Go HERE

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Monday, 4 April 2016

Salute Season is here! Free Worldwide Shipping and New Releases until 18th April


15mm.co.uk has begun its Salute Season. While we will not be attending the show in London you will not miss out! For two weeks from now until the end of the 18th April 2016 (we will end about 9am GMT on 19th April) we are offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on all orders anywhere (no limit per customer) on orders over 10.00GBP product value. This applies to all of our ranges, all of our books, miniatures and anything else we sell. Just add items to your cart and proceed to checkout and the website will automatically do the rest. Go HERE and explore.


We have releases and other offers during this period too. These will be put up in articles over the next week or so in detail but in brief here is everything that will be happening during this period. All of the codes and offers are live right now though some do not have their images yet as the surprise is saved for the main release article: 

HOT103 Cockatrice (4.00GBP) 

HOF27 Maginot MkII Defence Turret Kit (5.00GBP) 
HOF28A Charger MkII Wheeled APC Kit (6.00GBP) 
HOF28B Charger MkII Hover APC Kit (6.00GBP) 
HOF28C Charger MkII Tracked APC Kit (6.00GBP) 

An Offer on 25 Selected Single Figure and Pack Codes = 25% off normal price! 

An Offer on the Byzantine Empire = 25% off all the Codes for Byzantines! 


We have a tremendous range of miniatures to offer you. If you are a wargamer who likes Science Fiction then we can offer you Laserburn, Loud Ninja Games, HOF 15mm Science Fiction, Asgard, USEME, Alien Squad Leader as well as SHM 15mm Science Fiction, Star Vikings. We also have 6mm Science Fiction and Fleet Scale Mecha. If you are a fantasy wargamer we have HOT 15mm Fantasy, HOTT 24AP Armies, HOB 15mm Fantasy Buildings, Tabletop Classic Fantasy, Sengoku Japanese Fantasy and USEME. Historical 15mm wargamers will find Brickdust Napoleonics, Isarus Dark Age, Medus Medieval, Altuos Renaissance (including the Da Vinci Tank!), Potomac American Civil War and Pony Wars Wild West and USEME. We also have a range of Bases, a range of Terrain and Accessories and the range of Ganesha Games printed rule books. Lastly we have our Deals and Offers page where there are bundles, reductions, end of lines and more all reduced from list price and our free postage offer applies to EVERYTHING! Thousands of miniatures to choose from. Just go to our website and then browse using the top menu to choose your range to view. 


Combining Orders 
So if you like Flintloque, High Fantasy, Ganesha Games and other 28mm scale ranges check out Alternative Armies. If you like 15mm scale including HOT Fantasy, TTF Fantasy, HOF Science Fiction, Laserburn, Altuos Renaissance, Pony Wars and ACW, Isarus Dark Age, Medus Medieval along with 6mm sci-fi and a lot more go to 15mm.co.uk. Our three websites are having a free postage event. If you place an order for more then ten pounds (10.00GBP) the shopping cart will automatically give you free shipping worldwide. As many orders as you like across one, two or all three of our websites at www.alternative-armies.com, www.15mm.co.uk and www.theionage.com

While the vast majority of customers are happy to place orders in this way we know that some of you would like to place a combined order by email and receive a paypal invoice to pay. This is totally fine with us and here is what to do for a combined order by email. Firstly choose your point of contact. Is it Alternative Armies, 15mm.co.uk or The Ion Age? Choose one and email us on sales@alternative-armies.com, sales@15mm.co.uk or info@theionage.com. 

Make your email title 'combined order' and give us your name, your shipping address, your paypal email address and a list of codes and quantities that you want to order from across our ranges. We will then reply with a total and a paypal invoice. You will get a free monthly miniature if you have Ion Age codes and you will get any other items offered free if applicable from the other websites if you have codes from its ranges in your order. We typically reply quickly but be assured you WILL NOT miss the free postage on your combined order as we will honour it as long as your email comes in before the offer ends. Speak to you soon. 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Friday, 25 March 2016

Painting 15mm Human Fantasy Buildings by Andy Jefcoate

Welcome to the third article for Age of Might and Steel by Andy Jefcoate a great fan of 15mm fantasy wargaming.  Andy has more articles to come which will feature on our blog and in this article he talks and shows his painting and use of our HOB1 Human Starter Settlement set of 15mm fantasy buildings.  If you missed his article last month on Zombies you can read that HERE and if you passed over his excellent first article on building a Goblin Army for Age of Might and Steel (AoMaS) you can see that HERE.  We hope you enjoy and all comments or emails are most welcome. Follow the links in the text to visit our website for the rules and miniatures mentioned. GBS


Painting 15mm Human Fantasy Buildings

When I first saw the set of 15mm Human Fantasy Buildings designed by Sam Croes I knew that I had to have a set. Having good scenery for whatever genre or scale of wargaming you're doing makes your games much more rewarding. 


There are 5 buildings in the set which can be purchased individually or all together as the HOB1 Human Starter Settlement (with a discount on the total price). Two of the buildings are hovels with thatched roofs and a more rural look, while the other 3 are stone built with tiled roofs and look more like town buildings. They look great together as a single settlement and are based on historical buildings so would be useful for historical games too.

Preparation
All 5 buildings have excellent levels of detail and  on the set I have there was no need to trim any flash. With the resin being of such good quality they probably didn't need any further preparation before painting but I did give them a wash with mild detergent to be sure that there were no chemicals on their surface that would stop paint adhesion. I then undercoated all 5 buildings in black matt acrylic paint and left them overnight to dry.




Rural Buildings
As there are distinct styles between the buildings I decided to paint the 2 more rural buildings first. These are HOB1A Small Hovel and HOB1B Big Hovel.

The thatch was painted in a light brown and the wooden framework on the buildings (including doors and window frames) in a mid brown before all these areas were given a brown ink wash. 

Once the ink had dried the thatch was given a heavy dry brush of yellow and the exterior walls within the wooden frame areas were painted in the same yellow.

Finally the exterior wall areas within the wooden frame were dry brushed in a bone colour, any metal such as door/window furniture or frame fixing plates were given a light dry brush in a gun metal colour metallic paint, and stone doorsteps were painted a mid grey. 





Stone Buildings
I then decided to paint the 2 smaller stone built buildings as they are also very similar in style. These are HOB1C Small House and HOB1D Tall House.

I started with the wooden areas and painted them in a mid brown the same as the rural buildings. If you wanted to make them look more like town buildings these wooden areas, especially doors and window frames, could be given a splash of colour but I wanted to tie all 5 settlement buildings together.

Next I painted all stone areas in a heavy dry brush of mid grey with the roof tiles and chimney pots in a brick red. Any metal such as door/window furniture was given a light dry brush of  a gun metal colour metallic paint, before the whole buildings were given a black ink wash. To finish off a light dry brush of light grey was added to the stone areas and a light dry brush of blood red was added to the roof tiles. 



Large Building
Finally I painted the largest building in the set, HOB1E Large House. As this is a stone building with a tiled roof but also has wooden frame areas similar to the rural buildings I used all of the techniques above. To start, the wooden areas were painted in a mid brown and the stone areas in a heavy dry brush of mid grey.

While the chimney pots were painted in brick red, I decided to paint the roof tiles in a mid blue to give variety. Next, any metal areas such as door/window furniture were given a light dry brush of  a gun metal colour metallic paint, before the whole building was given a black ink wash.

Then a light dry brush of light grey was added to the stone areas and a light dry brush of very pale blue (I added a tiny splash of blue to white paint) was added to the roof tiles. 

As a finishing touch the front door was painted in blood red. This house looks like it belongs to a wealthier person and this made the building stand out.




Results
I am very happy with the final result and have already used the buildings as objectives in AoMaS scenario's. Yes sometimes it's fun to just line up your armies and charge across the table but having an objective makes you have to think about what you're doing. Most battles in history have been one force defending territory and/or possessions against a force that wishes to take them, so why should a fantasy game be any different. 


The buildings can be used together as a settlement, or the rural ones can be used as a small village/farm with the stone ones as a separate small town. I can see me buying another set in the future to expand the possibilities. I am currently working on a human force for AoMaS to use against my goblin force and these buildings will play a big part in the first game. I'll let you know how I get on in a future article.

Thanks for reading.

Andy