Tuesday 14 February 2017

Thank you for a Decade and a list of our links now at Alternative Armies

The merger of 15mmcouk back into its originator parent Alternative Armies is complete meaning that our cart is closed and all of our products are now on their new pages on the much larger Alternative Armies website.  While we are all part of the same small and friendly company those of us who ran 15mmcouk, not least of whom is Gavin Syme (GBS) who had the idea for a dedicated 15mm site in 2004 would like to thank you all for a great decade.  

A decade that saw us become a leader in the booming expansion of 15mm scale tabletop gaming along with bringing a number of great game titles to market such as USEME and to restore Laserburn to its rightful classic status.  Thousands of miniatures across Historical, Fantasy and Science Fiction lines usable with any 15mm game system and we think now four times larger than its beginning size.

This is our final blog article and all of the 15mm scale news will now be delivered on the Alternative Armies network of email, social media and its BLOG which you should now follow if you liked what we did and will do.  If you visit the Alternative Armies website you will be prompted to join the Mailchimp email list which we would like you to do since we will continue to have 15mm releases across many ranges such as HOT, HOF, Altuos and more.  Our own mailing list for 15mmcouk will slow and cease.

So as well as saying farewell this article is here to give you a list of all the of new sections of the Alternative Armies website which were our 15mm ranges.  Click on each of them to visit them from here.  A handy list indeed:

Thank you for all your custom and your interest and friendships.  
Our email address sales@15mm.co.uk will remain active if you have questions.

Otherwise see you over at Alternative Armies for a ruddy good future of releases and tabletop fun!

Gavin Syme (GBS)
February 2017

Thursday 2 February 2017

15mm.co.uk to merge back into Alternative Armies during February 2017

This is a major announcement by Alternative Armies concerning the future of its fellow website 15mm.co.uk.  

About ten years ago Alternative Armies decided to separate off its 15mm ranges and to place them in their own website.  In our strategic review we have decided to bring all the ranges that make up 15mm.co.uk back to Alternative Armies.  They will be placed in their own new sections of the Alternative Armies website and gradually removed from 15mm.co.uk.  The process will continue until all the ranges are taken across and then we will shut down 15mm.co.uk.  Both of these websites are part of the same great company and the fulfilment of orders and contact with customers will continue as normal.  The email address sales@15mm.co.uk will not be deactivated and we will send out messages during the process inviting Tabletop Gamers to join the Alternative Armies community and mail list if they have not already done so.

You will have noticed that the Alternative Armies website has a new look and is now even roomier.  This is purposeful for the planned merger and features a new headline list of pages called '15mm Ranges'.  We ask you to support us over the coming weeks of this merger and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.  Contact us on sales@alternative-armies.com.  We took this decision for many reasons including the maintenance time in multiple large websites, the commonality of customers across them and also our plans for the scales of 15mm and 28mm which we have for this and coming years.  We know this is a surprise but all will be well and we are the same great people you already know and all of the miniatures, game systems and more you are familiar with will continue on.  The team that runs both websites will continue as it is with one much larger website.

You can continue to order from 15mm.co.uk as the ranges migrate across and if a range has migrated it will be on its own new section of Alternative Armies with a link.

We will keep you informed of progress.  We have have some great new products and rule systems coming in 2017.  We began with 5024 Escape from the Dark Czar a new beginners set for Flintloque and we will soon have new 15mm miniatures to show and a rule set too...

Thanks for Reading.


Wednesday 21 December 2016

Alien Squad Leader now a digital download at a festive special price!

Our last news of the year from 15mm.co.uk is the announcement of the long awaited Alien Squad Leader 2.0 book by Alex Self as a paid for digital download! We have very little printed stock remaining of the book (and it is now discounted) and the new PDF download is also at a festive special price of just 7.50GBP for the eighty page 15mm science fiction rules. By customers request the download is in 'ease print' format with plain white backdrops to the pages. If you fancy a digital copy of your ASQL or you are new to these rules treat yourself to something to read this Christmas. Go HERE or read on for more. 

There is the book for Alien Squad Leader as well as several 100 Point Army packs for Human Colonials, Alien Greys and Mechanoids to get you playing straight out of the box. You can use any 15mm miniatures you wish though we do recommend our own HOF Range and the Laserburn range too with many choices. 

There are articles on our blog all about Alien Squad Leader for you to find out more on the game. Follow the links here. 

What is Alien Squad Leader? The Book and Resource Links and Reviews 

Why Play Alien Squad Leader? Written by Alex Self this article explains what the game is all about. 

Two of the most popular codes in the HOF Range of 15mm science fiction owe their origins to Alien Squad Leader and these are the HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret and the HOF28 Charger APC. As a festive gift to all the wargamers out there we have put an offer on these until the new year. Go HERE for the website. Enjoy! 

Lastly we have the entire USEME Range of a dozen titles as paid for digital downloads at just 3.00GBP each. These are super little reads and great for a quick game or idea for scenarios. Go HERE

 Merry Christmas from all of us at 15mm.co.uk. 


Wednesday 14 December 2016

Wrapped for Trouble a free USEME Festive scenario

Hello USEME fans! 

The festive range at 15mm.co.uk is great fun and it expanded again this year with a fourth new code and as before that means a new USEME scenario adding to the stable of the Terminus Arc, Abominable Weather, Branch Face and Cold Thing. We present the forth themed winter scenario. Our last new content of the year and releases too.

Wrapped for Trouble - A scenario for two players or solo play. While the Malmute Mercenaries face their own troubles at the Hegemony station across its far side a new faction has entered the fray. Snowmen, Xmas Trees and Snow Monsters all try to prevent a horde of Psycho Presents from reaching their own rendezvous at the station! 

CLICK HERE to download the scenario from our dropbox account for free as a PDF to your computer or device. Its easy and great fun and will only need your of miniatures some dice and about half an hour of your time. Excellent! 

You can download all of the festive scenarios from this special link HERE if you are lacking any. 

You can find the Festive Range on its own page of our website HERE 

If you do not have a copy of USEME UM001 15mm Science Fiction you can get it on our website as a download HERE

Merry Christmas! 


Wednesday 7 December 2016

HOT110 Medieval Wyrm 15mm monster last release of 2016!

The last release of the year for us at 15mm.co.uk is into the HOT 15mm Fantasy range but it would be equally at home in any 15mm Renaissance range of imagination too much like our Da Vinci Tank. Designed by Sam Croes and inspired by his love of odd creatures and monsters, taken from the works of the legendary Ulisse Aldrovandi (Aldrovandus) we present HOT110 Medieval Wyrm!  Go HERE or read on.

HOT110 Medieval Wyrm
This pack contains two identical white metal 15mm scale monsters.  About 20mm tall and cast in one piece this creature is inspired by drawings of Dragons made in the sixteenth century by the artist Aldrovandus.  Suitable for use in fantasy settings and for imaginations of Renaissance Europe too. Price 4.00GBP per pack.  Go HERE.

Here are some images of the new Wyrm comparing it to a 15mm tall Human peasant with pitchfork as well as some of our other monsters such as HOT3 Ogre and HOT103 Cockatrice too.  

Also the original half millenium old artwork from which the creature was inspired.  You can learn more about Aldrovandus on this link.

We will have more releases in the HOT range in 2017 and don't forget to get yourself some festive fun with our 15mm Festive Range including Evil Snowmen, Killer Xmas Trees, Snow Monsters and now Psycho Presents too.  Go HERE.

Thanks for Reading,


Thursday 1 December 2016

Last Month of 2016 and what's coming....

Here are 15mm.co.uk we are looking forward to a week off at Christmas and again thank you for your support during the Four Day Mega Offer at the end of November.  There is a lot happening here for 2017 but this month we have some surprises for you including a free USEME Scenario and a new HOT 15mm small monster code too.  All in the first half of December.

We have had a lot of kind words and nice emails about our 15mm Festive Range and its new pack SN04 Psycho Presents.  I had not intended to do a new free USEME scenario for this year as I had not been asked much but over last weekend that changed.  

So..later this month and featuring the gun toting Presents against the Security Force Alpha lads from the previous scenarios...I will put up here...'Wrapped for Trouble'.

If you are interested in the USEME Series you can see it HERE.

Thanks for Reading and Merry Christmas!


Tuesday 29 November 2016

Four Day Event now finished and orders shipping worldwide

The Four Day event we held for Black Friday Weekend is now over and ended.  I want to thank all of the wargamers and hobbyists who placed an order or several with us for miniatures and books and so forth across our website and by email.

We are making, packing and shipping out orders as of yesterday and we will be doing so all of this week and at the start of next week too until we are all caught up.  Most orders will be dispatched on Friday of this week.  If you have a question please get in touch with your order number and we will assist you.

Visit us HERE.

December is just around the corner and we will have more for you to see before the Christmas break begins but more on that when the month begins.

Oh and thank you too for the comments about our new HOT111 Dem Bones 15mm scenics pack.  It was a customer suggestion and we are glad you like it.