The 28mm Granbretan Wolf Order figures from Eureka Miniatures for its Hawkmoon line are now listed in the Fighting 15s shop. These are a very late addition to the shop because the box containing them has been in the workshop for months. This is entirely my fault because the box’s arrival coincided with the death of my mother, and so it has just sat on a shelf as a painful reminder of events since January. It has been the one thing with which until now I have been unable to cope.
The result is a somewhat half-arsed addition to the shop, as now I have unpacked and sorted the box, I discover that I have clearly forgotten to order the Karmarg flame lance troops, who came out at the same time, and the Karmarg cavalry. These codes are now listed in the shop, but it is not possible to order them as yet: the add to cart button has been removed, and they are described as not in stock. I will remedy this as soon as I can. For now, if you want to order these figures, please do so by email.
Ian, Fighting 15s
Fighting 15s will be on the Colonel Bill’s stand (TD19) at Salute, Excel London, on 14 April 2018.
Please note that the closing date for advance orders for the show is 1 April. I am unavailable in the week or so running up to Salute and have to cut-off advance orders early this year.
Advance orders may be made by phone, email (please don’t send attachments) or by sending a message via the Fighting 15s Facebook page. Fighting 15s can no longer offer a collect at Salute option in the shopping cart because of a change in how the shop’s delivery system works. Payment must be in advance by card or PayPal: at Salute, Ian will be in Colonel Bill’s livery and operating Colonel Bill’s till. Fighting 15s cannot, therefore, take cash payments on the day.
Colonel Bill’s is Fighting 15s’ official stockist of Eureka 18mm SYW figures and Fighting 15s’ medievals. In addition to our lines that Colonel Bill’s usually carries, there will be a selection of Napoleonic unit packs of 15mm AB Figures at the show. Packs on the stand are based on our best-sellers, and by its nature the selection will therefore be limited. Orders for 20mm WWII AB Figures must be made in advance.
Advance orders for collection at Salute may also be made for our clearance lines of Oddzial Osmy, Shadowforge and Laughing Monk figures. These ranges, however, will be removed from the Fighting 15s shop on 1 April.
Eureka Miniatures has its own, separate stand at Salute. Please do not confuse the two when placing advance orders.
Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm WWII Soviet support weapons and partisans have now arrived in the UK and are available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop.
Codes and details are as follows:
100WWT011 Soviet 50mm mortar team
100WWT012 Soviet Maxim HMG team
100WWT013 Soviet anti-tank rifle team
100WWT014 Soviet partisan with rifle
100WWT015 Soviet partisan with SMG
100WWT016 Soviet partisan with LMG
100WWT017 Soviet factory militia with rifle
Prices and set contents, where applicable, are as given on the site.
Eureka Miniatures: 18mm SYW French
Fighting 15s has begun the spring-cleaning process brought about by the redesign of the online shop by overhauling the Seven Years’ War section of 18mm Eureka Miniatures.
The redesign has revealed a number of small pictures and design or editing inconsistencies within the shop, which has been hosted by EKM since 2005. The main issue is that although computer screen resolutions were typically 640 x 480 pixels or 800 x 600 pixels back then, on which, say, a 150 x 300 pixel picture looked massive, on today’s screen resolutions the pictures look tiny. Also, because elements of ranges are sometimes added years apart, human error can lead to inconsistencies as to how these are presented.
With the help of Fighting 15s’ picture editor, parts of the site are slowly being overhauled. We won’t be announcing every reworked section, but Eureka’s Seven Years War range is one of our top-selling ranges and so this received special attention over the weekend to bring it into 2017. Almost all of the pictures have been re-edited, most items have been reworked to eliminate drop-down options where possible and to make the contents of command packs in particular much clearer, and all the unit packs now have unique pictures. Descriptions have been tightened up, though undoubtedly there are still bits of wooliness with which we may just have to live.
Eureka’s 18mm Seven Years War range is cast here in the UK under licence. All new UK castings are all in lead-free pewter (our stocks cast in high-tin alloy are being run down). Fighting 15s also supplies the range to Colonel Bill’s, which takes it on the UK shows circuit, and to Atlantica Juegos in Madrid – Atlantica Juegos covers all Spanish sales of the range.
UK prices for castings remain at £4.00 per pack of 8 infantry or 4 cavalry, working out at 50p each for foot and £1.00 each for mounted (all prices include VAT). It therefore remains less expensive than imported ranges from Eureka.
Count Brass, Hawkmoon, Oladahn
Eureka Miniatures’ initial releases in its 28mm Hawkmoon range, authorised by Michael Moorcock, have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s.
The initial releases include infantry for the Kamarg, plus personalities and foot command. Figures are priced at £2.85 inc VAT each, which at the time of writing makes the ex-tax price (£2.38) roughly equivalent to the current ex-tax price in Australian dollars (AUD 4.00, or £2.44 based on the average exchange rate).
Fighting 15s holds limited stocks of these figures. Stocks of these figures will be built up in time, but the poor exchange rate with the Australian dollar means that it is not currently a favourable time to build stocks and Fighting 15s has therefore reverted to its recession-period strategy of buying in 28mm figures for customers as required. Accordingly, an order for the range may take eight or more weeks to fulfil, although as always Fighting 15s will try to obtain figures as soon as possible.
Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm figures for the Aden Emergency 1967 have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s. Please note that our initial stocks are limited and Fighting 15s is unlikely to be able to get new stock before Christmas in the event that any codes sell out.
The figures are available at http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/aden-1967-1109-c.asp and listed for a short time in our New Arrivals section.
Fighting 15s has received its initial stocks of Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm Pre-contact Maoris. Codes and descriptions are as follows:
100MAU01 Maui, Maori hero
100MAU02 Maori Chief
100MAU03 Maori musician with bullroarer or conch
100MAU04 Maori with Pouwhenua
100MAU05 Maori with Patu club
100MAU06 Maori with Taiaha
100MAU07 Maori with Tewhatewha
Figures are currently priced at £2.10 inc VAT each.
Initial stocks of these figures are very limited. Figures may therefore take eight or more weeks to obtain from Eureka.
Little Olaf and Derek
The latest releases in Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm Chaos Army have arrived at Fighting 15s. The codes and descriptions are as follows:
100KAS18 Chick Louis, child 1
100KAS19 The Flapper twins, child 2
100KAS20 Ugly Betty, child 3
100KAS21 Brood Hilda
100KAS22 Leper Luella
100KAS23 Pope Simius
100KAS24 Unstoppable Sal
100KAS25 Little Olaf the Unsteady and his ‘steadier’ Derek the Disgruntled
100KASC05 Knight of the Leash
100KASC06 Herald of the Leash
100KASC07 Belcher the Unleashed
100KASC08 Cyril the Cod-piercer
Prices are as given on the Fighting 15s website. Please note that our initial stocks of these figures are limited.
Eureka Miniatures has released two sets in 18mm for the French army of the Napoleonic Wars. Both sets are available to buy now in the Fighting 15s shop.
The sets are:
300NFR13 Standing French limber and team 1812-15
300NFR14 French camp 1812-15
The limber set uses a limber from AB Figures (provided), and the figures are compatible in height with AB Figures. Pack contents and prices are as described in the Fighting 15s shop. Plese note that our initial stocks are limited.
Eureka’s Rocket Girls from its 28mm Pulpitations range are now in stock and available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop. The figures were on show at Salute last year, and have now been officially released.
The codes are:
100PLP100 Rocket girls in helmets
100PLP101 Rocket girls in caps
100PLP102 Rocket girl .30 cal team
100PLP103 Rocket girl bazooka team in helmets
100PLP104 Rocket girl bazooka team in caps
100PLP105 Rocket girl in helmet with LMG
100PLP106 Bareheaded rocket girl with LMG
Eureka has also released some more gas-mask Germans to pit against them:
100PLP042 German stormtrooper in gas mask with rifle
100PLP043 German stormtrooper Panzerschreck team in gas masks
100PLP044 German stormtrooper in gas mask with Flammenwerfer
100PLP046 German Feldgendarme in gask mask, with raptors
Fighting 15s has also taken the opportunity to bring some missing items from the Jurassic Reich range into stock, including PLP031 V1 Stukasaurus.
Prices and pack contents are as detailed in the Fighting 15s shop. Our initial stocks of these figures are limited.