Last updated 23 January 2019
Fighting 15s is the EU agent for Eureka Miniatures and, by association, 15mm and 20mm AB Figures. Fighting 15s has represented Eureka Miniatures in the UK since 2004 and AB Figures in the UK since 2006 (the WWII range joined the ranges represented in 2013).
Fighting 15s supplies 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 28mm and 40mm white metal wargames figures from Eureka Miniatures of Australia, including 15mm Napoleonic, Ancients and American Civil War and 20mm World War II miniatures from AB Figures. Fighting 15s casts a number of 15mm AB Napoleonic figures as well as Eureka Miniatures' 18mm Seven Years War range under licence in the UK.
Fighting 15s is the sole supplier of 15mm Flags for AB, and has been so since buying the range in 2006 from AB Figures UK after the redistribution of licences for the 15mm and 20mm figures sculpted by Tony Barton. Fighting 15s has developed and expanded the range of flags to encompass almost all participants in the Napoleonic Wars.
Fighting 15s owns the 15mm ranges formerly made by Black Hat Miniatures. The ranges were marketed as Gladiator Miniatures before Black Hat bought them, and Fighting 15s has resurrected that brand. Fighting 15s' Gladiator Miniatures therefore includes the ranges originally made by Gladiator Games, and additions by Black Hat Miniatures (Sikh Wars, War of Spanish Succession). Black Hat's Martian Empires range is owned by Fighting 15s and sold under the Martian Empires name. Fighting 15s bought Black Hat's 15mm ranges in September 2018.
Fighting 15s owns the 15mm range of resin buildings formerly made by Gladiator Games and most recently owned by BattleZone Miniatures (Terrain Warehouse). The range, acquired on 27 November 2018, is currently out of production: extensive work is needed to repair masters and remake moulds.
Fighting 15s owns the 40mm wargames figures formerly made by Flashing Blade of Southampton. These figures are now sold under the Fighting 15s name as Fighting 40s.
Fighting 15s owns the 15mm medieval and Napoleonic ranges formerly made by Oddzial Osmy of Lodz, Poland. These figures are now sold under the Fighting 15s name. The medievals are now fully remastered and re-released; the Napoleonics will be re-released when there is time to make moulds.
We previously stocked white metal miniatures from Oddzial Osmy, and Shadowforge Miniatures plus acrylic paints from Coat D'Arms. However, for a number of reasons we stopped stocking these ranges on 1 April 2018. Update (30 April 2018): We have temporarily spared Shadowforge Miniatures.
Fighting 15s is run by Ian Marsh, a former editor of White Dwarf way back in the mid-1980s, author of the Doctor Who Time Lord roleplaying game, and author of Napoleonic wargames rules Huzzah!. He is Fighting 15s' sole owner and employee. Because Ian is the only person at Fighting 15s, that means there will inevitably be hiccups in service during busy periods, around the time of wargames shows and in holiday periods.
Fighting 15s started life in 2001 as a specialist painting service for 15mm Napoleonics (the fighting15s.co.uk domain name was registered on 3 September 2001; the fighting15sshop.co.uk domain name on 16 May 2005). However, Fighting 15s no longer offers a painting service, and has not done so for many years. Some internet links may say otherwise. You can use the internet wayback machine to go back and look at previous incarnations of the sites to see how they have changed.
Ian knows about Napoleonics and the Seven Years War. Please don't assume that he knows about any other wargaming period in depth.
Ian is joint owner of informal rules publishing venture Oozlum Games with Mike Lewis of Black Hat Miniatures. Ian and Mike, along with Marc Gascoigne (formerly of Games Workshop's Black Library), once published a roleplaying fanzine called DragonLords.
Ian is sometimes as forgetful as Pooh Bear. He is also clearly going slightly deaf. Please be gentle with him.