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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Carry on Camping

    All armies need somewhere to sleep as they campaign across continents, Master Modelmaker Tony Harwood addresses this problem.

  • Drive Through

    Continuing from where the scenarios in the main Firefight 2.0 rulebook left off the Muster Captain, Emeritas Hughes, must survive until help arrives.

  • Tray Served Snack

    The Muster leader, Emeritas Hughes, gets more than he bargained for in this exciting mission carrying on the campaign started in the main Firefight 2.0 rulebook.

  • Checkpoint Charles

    The actions of a disillusioned Muster Emeritas could mean the difference between victory and defeat for a small group of Canlastrian Scouts as they recon a Yordist Retained checkpoint.

  • The Coggshall Job

    A group of Canlastrian allied mercenaries are against the clock to break through a League of Yordan siege line with the intention of relieving the Yordists of their pay chest.

  • Headquarters Hell

    The Canlastrian allied Lothian Borderers must defend thier headquarters against attack from Yordist Musterman and fanatics until help arrives.

  • Rat Fight

    A tip from a captured looter has led Sir Conner Sinclair’s Canlastrian Borderer combined action team to the dishevelled slum area of Coggshall’s Zone 5 searching for some Yordist ‘Stay Behind’ troops.

  • Ambush

    Emeritas Kerr and his Tocs Borderers patrol are ambushed by Yordist insurgents whilst on patrol.

  • Called Out

    After their recent engagement in Zone 5's 'Pig Alley', Sinclair and Oxford come to blows again during a horrific thunderstorm.

  • The Patrol

    Caught unawares by an IED, Emeritas Kerr and two wounded Mustermen must hold out against a Yordist Retained squad whilst Chosen Man Cormier searches the nearby buildings for Sinclair's retained Squad. Will he find them in time...

  • The Hit

    The fight for Coggshall's city district, Zone 5, is nearly over. The Yordist insurgents have mostly been cleared but still they remain a threat to the rest of Bosworth IV. It's time to cut the head off the snake.

  • 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...