Barking Irons Online

Barking Irons Online was Alternative Armies' official content portal based on it's short lived printed magazine, Barking Irons. Launched on the 8th April 2011 it featured digital versions of the articles from the magazine as well as all of the entries from AA's news blog. At the helm was Orcs in the Webbe's own commander in chief Craig Andrews. Sadly due a fall in submissions and AA's shift to blog based websites it ceased to be on 6th November 2013. However BIO's Flintloque, Erin and Typhon content lives on right here on Orcs in the Webbe.

Below is the original introductory blurb:

Welcome to Barking Irons Online, the dapper gaming portal which aims to amuse and entertain the better sort of miniature wargame players. Barking Irons is backed by Alternative Armies and by 15mm.co.uk to give players of their own game systems material to further their own playing at home and at their local gaming club. This magazine tries to give you a damn good read that will make you come back again and again to it.

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  • Tales from The White Liar Tavern - The Ferach Drummerboy

    Throughout the realms of Valon the White Liar Tavern in Broomcoat has a very special reputation for the quality of the ales sold and the tales told. This is one such tale. A Bog Orc veteran of the Mordredian Wars tells all of the fate of the 67th South Mordor...

  • Blood Bath

    The Yordist Army have been thrown out of Coggshall, but they aren’t through with Sector 17 yet! They will show all of the Pyridian Sector that the war would go on....

  • Just A Dream

    The arc documenting the fight for Coggshall on Bosworth IV draws to a close with this cracking short story which reveals the shocking truth of the Canlastrian's plan...

  • On The Tiles 1: Happy Burger Cart

    In this first Introductory Scenario for HOFFT Canlastrian Mustermen find themselves pitched against Prydian Knights in the Mercer Public Park in Neu-Boston.

  • Getting Ahead, Chapter 2

    Having captured one of the Star Wraith's headless abominations, the Elven former Commisariat Margahrah sets about uncovering the mystery of exactly how they can exist in this Flintloque scenario set in the frozen Witchlands.

  • On The Tiles 2: Why Did The Chicken Cross the Road

    In this second Introductory Scenario for HOFFT Canlastrian Knights try to forge into streets held by the Prydian Army resistance in this starter scenario for HOF Fire Team.

  • On The Tiles 3: Run A Mile

    In this Third Introductory Scenario for HOFFT Prydian Retained Knights set about clearing Canlastrian Mustermen from a secure stronghold when then come under off-table artillery fire.

  • HOF Fire-Team: Singularis

    Not able to find an opponent or fancy a co-operative battle? Well here's the solution, solitaire rules for HOF Fire Team.

  • On The Tiles 4: Rabble Rouser

    In this Fourth Introductory Scenario for HOFFT Prydian and Canlastrian Retained go up against each other with Neu-Boston's militia caught in the middle.

  • Medevac Alpha

    In this scenario for HOFFT Medivac team Alpha must get a casualty off the table under fire from the opposition forces.

  • Tales from The White Liar Tavern - The Troll Bridge

    Throughout the realms of Valon the White Liar Tavern in Broomcoat has a very special reputation for the quality of the ales sold and the tales told. This is one such tale. A goblin from Al Garvey tells a tale of his lucky marble...

  • Tales from The White Liar Tavern - Carne's Bowl

    Throughout the realms of Valon the White Liar Tavern in Broomcoat has a very special reputation for the quality of the ales sold and the tales told. On this Valentine's Day Tony Harwood brings you an unusual love story from the World of Valon...

  • Errata for 2nd Edition

    AoMaS has hundreds of loyal players around the world and, as with any ruleset, questions often arise asking for clarifications on certain rules. In this article the games creator, Steve Hazuka, and Alternative Armies' Gavin Syme answer those questions for you.

  • Wyndorc’s 3rd Korsucan Rangers

    In the first of a new series of wargame articles we look at a customised section of Flintloque miniatures belonging to Gavin Syme which he uses in his own games of Flintloque and Slaughterloo. Let’s take a look at Wyndorcs Rangers!

  • Monkey Business

    Foul Mouth Freddy and his group of Unlikely Heroes must sneak into the town of Atria searching for urgent supplies whilst Orc redcoats and Elf marines settle an old deep set grudge.

  • Larrey Ambulance

    Master modelmaker Tony Harwood, walks us through the creation and painting of a scratch built 28mm horse drawn wooden ambulance whose historical counterpart first saw use in the 18th century.

  • Getting Ahead, Chapter 3

    Margahrah and his surviving Elves must escape from the frozen North in this, the final instalment of the Flintloque mini campaign, Getting Ahead.

  • Pacification Arc

    The full 'episode list' for Greg Rumbles' ten part story Arc for Firefight 2.0, Pacification, including breakdowns of each mission along with details of what new rules each scenario introduced.

  • Alone in The Streets

    A variant of Firefight 2.0 allowing you to play any scenario solitaire with the addition of nothing more than a deck of playing cards.

  • Introducing the Khanate Empire

    Since the rejuvenation of the Ion Age players of the original Firefight game have wonderedwhen the ancient and powerful Shia Khan Empire will make its presence felt once more. With Firefight 2.0 and MOTH set in the Prydian Civil War, the time has now come to allow the Khanate to take to the battlefield once more.