• Filbanto Stew

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    Everybody Loves Filbanto Stew!

    Everybody Loves Filbanto Stew! was originally the Flintloque sub-site of Mike Baumann's gaming pages, Filbanto Stew. Here on Orcs in the Webbe I am proud to present the Flintloque content from that site right here for your reading pleasure.

    Below you can read the original intoduction blurb from the nineties...

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    A lone Goblin threaded his way through the maze of tents, baggage and weapons which made up the Al-Garvey camp. Everywhere he went he could hear the sounds of wounded soldiers crying out in pain. But even the moans of agony could not drown out the rumble of his belly as he searched the camp for food.

    Ahead, apart from the main camp, he saw the glow of a small fire. In it's ruddy light he could make out the figure of a gnarled goblin slowly stirring a black, iron kettle with a saw-toothed, sword bayonet. He considered his chances of jumping the cook and making off with the kettle before anyone was the wiser. They were well apart from the main camp; almost as if the others were afraid to be near this twisted soldier.

    "What are you starin' at pup?"

    The question startled him. Before he could react, the cook was upon him; the needle-sharp tip of the sword bayonet pressed against his throat.

    "I'm Sergeant Filbanto, First Cacadores. Huh, I sees you know who I is now. Me reputation proceeds me, eh? I'm warnin' ya lad. Don't cross me, or you'll find out just how sharp this here bayonet really is."

    Welcome to my Flintloque Site. The purpose of these pages is to help expand the wonderful world of Valon. Just like Filbanto Stew this site will contain a lot of unknown and unrecognizable objects. Hopefully it will be as savory as that Goblin Sergeant's concoction. Now, prepare to enter the exciting world of Valon.

     

    Tag Type: Archived Web Site
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    Mike Baumann has recently restarted Filbanto Stew following his current gaming advenutres, you can check it outhere.

  • Flintloque

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    Flintloque

    Flintloque is Alternative Armies' 28mm skirmish wargame set in the world of Valon. Valon is a world inhabited by fantasy creatures such as Elves, Orcs, Dwarves and Ogres - all immersed in a bitter war. The ancient order of the Darke Age has been ripped down and crushed beneath the iron heel of the Elven tyrant Mordred. Once a world bathed in the aura of Wylde Magicke, Mordred has manipulated the very fabric of Valon's reality creating a new era of science and blackpowder.

    Website: http://alternative-armies.com/Flintloque.htm

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  • Foul Mouth Freddy

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    Miniature Converted, Painted, Based and Photographed by Tony Harwood

    Foul Mouth Freddy

    In all of Kyng Georgie Porgies Albion armed forces there can be few that can match the pure downright depravity of the Hobgoblin Orc Foul Mouth Freddy. The early years are shrouded in a mist so thick that you could cut it with a blunt bayonet, although Freddy himself will tell you of how he used to con gullible young Orcs in the Municipal Borstal with a two-headed, silver 6d coin. Later and after a number of dubious occupations Freddy was once again called up in front of the ‘Beak’, the options were stark, a long stretch in prison or join the army. The army won and Freddy found that his straight talking manner and ability to delegate soon saw him rise to the rank of Sergeant in the campaigns against the usurper Mordred. The rank of sergeant suited Freddy and if only he had been able to keep his foul mouth and love of Booze and She Orcs under control, Freddy’s military career could have been so very different.  Freddy has the uncanny knack of always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time – and usually to senior officers or the wives/daughters of senior officers! On many occasions Freddy has been flogged or placed in the brig, he has removed and re-stitched his sergeant stripes so often that he now just ties them on with ribbon! However the truth is that Freddy is that rare Orc – a born soldier! And a good soldier at that!

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    Point of View: Valon

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    Foul Mouth Freddy was created by Tony Harwood and was first published in the 2009 Flintloque Adventure "Foul Mouth Freddy Spikes the ****ing Gun" right hereonOrcs in the Webbe.

    Based on his Godfather you can read more about Freddy's genesis over on Tony's superb blog here.

    Alternative Armies' produced a 'Very Limited Edition' miniature of Foul Mouth Freddy, limited to only 250 casts. If you're very lucky you might still be able to order one from thier website here

  • Frontear

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    Frontear

    In 2008, after the success of Flintloque Reloaded, Alternative Armies released a follow up using Reloaded's updated "2nd Edition" ruleset which told the history of the Amerkan continent in the West of Valon far from the Mordredian Wars in Urop. The background was tremendously detailed telling of it's original beginnings all the way through to the 4th Age (when the Mordredian Wars are set) and even saw the dawn of the 5th Age as new types weaponry were discovered. It also introduced a host of new races including insectoids, avians and ursidaens. A number of miniatures were released focusing on a couple of periods detailed in the rulebook (which can still be ordered from Alternative Armies on the link below). Orcs in the Webbe threw itself into supporting the game and throughout 2008 and beyond a number of articles and adventures were published. Sadly the scope of the book was a little too broad and many people wanted full ranges of miniatures for all of the new races to be released. As with any new ruleset release this was not really viable at the time. With only a small range of miniatures released interest in Frontear waned.

    However, never one to let the unavailability of a game affect its releases (after all, that's how it all started back in 2004) Orcs in the Webbe shall continue to support Frontear in the hope that one day it will be re-released updated to 3rd Edition (perhaps in smaller, easily digestible sections with conversion notes on how to go about creating the fantasical characters and races found within...)

    Publisher's Website: https://www.alternative-armies.com/search?q=frontear

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