Last updated: 23 January 2020
Fighting 15s manufactures white metal and resin miniatures for wargamers and collectors, and is based in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.
Fighting 15s owns the Gladiator Miniatures and Martian Empires ranges of white metal wargames figures. These include the 15mm Ancients to Napoleonic and Victorian SF ranges formerly made by Black Hat Miniatures. In addition, Fighting 15s owns the 15mm Napoleonics and Medievals formerly made by Oddzial Osmy, and 40mm figures formerly made by Flashing Blade and by D’Arlo Figurines.
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.
From 2004, Fighting 15s represented Eureka Miniatures of Australia in Europe and, from 2006, AB Figures. The agreement with Eureka Miniatures and AB Figures ended on 4 September 2019: Fighting 15s gave Eureka formal notice of termination of the agreement at Salute 2019. Fighting 15s is currently holding a clearance sale on Eureka and AB products.
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.
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.
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.