Following on the heels of the re-released 15mm Teutonic Order and Polish figures for the Battle of Tannenberg (Grünwald) 1410 come the Lithuanians. Formerly produced by Oddział Osmy of Poland, these figures are now available through Fighting 15s.
The Lithuanians comprise three packs:
ML01 Lithuanian Boyars
ML02 Grand Prince Vytautas and retinue
ML03 Lithuanian light cavalry
Each pack comprises four mounted figures with horses and costs £3.20 including VAT. There’s an option to add three extra figures to pack ML02 to boost the number of standard bearers and retainers.
The figures have been remastered, the original two-piece horse casting changed to one-piece castings, and new production moulds made. Figures come with a selection of cast weapons, and assembly is required.
The figures are listed in the New Arrivals section of the Fighting 15s website at www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp
The figures complete Fighting 15s’ re-release of Oddzial Osmy’s 15mm Medievals, and our attention will now focus on returning the 15mm Napoleonics to production.
Fighting 15s has re-released the 15mm 1809 Saxon chevaulegers formerly made by Oddzial Osmy of Poland. The chevaulegers have been remastered, have new production moulds and now come with one-piece horses, rather than the two-part horses of the originals: riders are still separate from the horses.
Figures are priced at £3.20 for four identical troopers and £1.60 for two command figures, with a standard bearer available as an option for an extra 80p. A unit pack of 12 figures including two command is £9.60. Prices include VAT.
Fighting 15s is in the gradual process of re-releasing all of Oddzial Osmy’s 15mm Napoleonic line. The Saxon chevaulegers join the Krakusi and Russian Cossacks in the line-up of re-releases.
For convenience, the figures are listed in the New Arrivals section of the Fighting 15s website at http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp.
Fighting 15s has received its last delivery of the year from Oddzial Osmy of Poland, and our last shipment of the year from Eureka Miniatures left Australia on Friday 5 December and is expected in the next day or two.
Our deliveries typically resume from Poland in January, and from Australia in February. It will not, therefore, be possible to obtain items that go out of stock or that are obtained to special order until late into the new year.
Customers who want to check that an item is in stock are encouraged to do so by phone or email. Please, note, however, that Fighting 15s is very busy in the run-up to Christmas, that our stated priority is to deal with paid-for orders placed in the online shop above anything else, and that emails are dealt with when possible. At exceptionally busy times, especially while casting, we may not be able to answer the phone.
Fighting 15s works right up until the weekday before last UK posting date, which means Friday 19 December 2014.
Fighting 15s is definitely out of stock of the following (this list will be updated when possible):
28mm French guillotine sets (codes 100WFR900, 901, 902 and 903)
28mm Assyrian shields
Fighting 15s has received the latest new releases in 3mm (1:600) and 15mm from Oddzial Osmy of Poland. The releases are:
SA-6106 SA-6 Gainful, Soviet anti-aircraft rocket system
SA-6107 MTU-20 armoured vehicle-launched bridge
SA-6108 UAZ-452 all-terrain van
SA-6109 AT-T heavy tracked artillery tractor
BW-630 Wolf, military version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen
CH-608 ZTZ-96A MBT
CH-609 Type-89 multiple rocket launcher
WWH-6108 Jagdtiger, heavy tank destroyer
1:600 Science Fiction
PSF-625 Dominator, two-legged mech/walker
15mm Science Fiction
SF-1534 Troubles in New Vatican – three armed priests and three Swiss Guard
All are in stock and available to buy now in the Fighting 15s online shop and handily put in our special New Arrivals section at http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp
Packs are priced at £3.00 each including VAT.
Fighting 15s has received the latest releases from Oddzial Osmy of Poland, including eastern European volunteers for its 15mm moderns range and additions to its 1:600 (3mm) vehicles and aircraft.
The releases are:
MD-1503 Volunteers I, armed Eastern European volunteers with AK and PK guns
SA-6105 Soviet TMM Bridge, truck-based bridge system
MN-631 Ukrainian BTR-4 8×8 APC
FR-621 French Mirage IIIC fighter
CH-606 Chinese Type 80 main battle tank
CH-607 Chinese ZTZ-96 main battle tank
GW-613 British Mk IV Male tank
PSF-624 Patrol drone
NAP-633 Horse teams I, draught horses without riders
NAP-634 Horse teams II, draught horses with riders in shako
Packs are £3.00 each including VAT and include 15 models per pack (vehicles and cavalry) or 8 models per pack (aircraft). All the releases are conveniently listed in the New Arrivals section of the Fighting 15s website.
The re-release of the highly detailed 20mm World War II range from AB Figures continues with the first codes for the British paratroopers. The release comprises the following codes:
AB-INB50 British Airborne squad, walking
AB-INB51 British Airborne squad, advancing
AB-INB52 British Airborne squad, kneeling and prone
AB-INB53 British Airborne in slit trenches
AB-INB54 British Airborne PIAT and 2in mortar
AB-INB55 British Airborne Vickers MG team
AB-INB56 British Airborne 3in mortar
AB-INB57 British Airborne officers and radios
AB-INB58 British Airborne drop zone set
AB-INB59 British Airborne with trollies
AB-INB60 British Airborne casualties
AB-RTB50 British Airborne 6pdr anti-tank crew
AB-RTB51 British Airborne howitzer crew
AB-SPB50 British Airborne medics and wounded
AB-SPB51 British Airborne prisoners and German guards
AB-SPB52 British Airborne, seated figures for Jeeps
The codes are now in stock at Fighting 15s in the UK. All the codes and prices are listed in our special New Arrivals section of the website.
Fighting 15s is the EU agent for Eureka Miniatures and AB Figures.
Christmas may still seem far away for some customers, but it is already having an effect at Fighting 15s. We are at the point where we expect to get one more shipment from Oddzial Osmy and one more shipment from Eureka before Christmas, with an arrival date for these shipments somewhere in late November or early December. After those shipments arrive, in general we do not start to receive new stock until well into the new year, and can, therefore, go out of stock of some items with no realistic prospect of obtaining them until late February.
Customers who are planning to receive or give special gifts for Christmas need to plan ahead: ideally we need to know about anything that is required to special order as soon as possible so we can get the items on our last shipments of the year.
Fighting 15s holds good stocks of many items but a surge in demand can quickly deplete these stocks. After mid-November, Fighting 15s cannot guarantee to obtain items in time for Christmas. Bear in mind that some of our suppliers close for two weeks over the festive period, and spend the first few weeks of the new year catching up with orders before even dealing with our requests.
In the run-up to Christmas, although we will try to answer emails as fast as possible about whether items are in stock (packing paid-for orders always takes priority over emails), such information can go quickly out of date.
Shipping times can be a lottery, particularly overseas. Experience tells us that standard airmail to Europe can take from two to four weeks for delivery. Our tracked European delivery options use the Royal Mail’s priority mailing services and can cut this time to 5 or so days. The Royal Mail’s last recommended posting date for items to Western Europe is 13 December. Because Fighting 15s will be very busy at this time, clearly an order to Europe needs to be placed a few days before this cut-off date.
In the UK, the last posting date for 1st class signed for mail – the service that we use – is Saturday 20 December, which because we are closed at weekends means 19 December. That is also our recommended cut-off date for orders, even sent by special delivery, because Fighting 15s will begin sorting out its own Christmas from 20 December.
That said, Fighting 15s is open over most of the festive period. We are, however, definitely shut on 25 and 26 December, and may be shut on random days up to 6 January to visit family and friends. The online shop is open all the time.
Fighting 15s’ valued customer discounts for 2014 end on 31 December.
Fighting 15s has received the latest releases from Oddzial Osmy of Poland, including vampire heroes for its 15mm modern horror range and additions to its 1:600 (3mm) vehicles and aircraft.
The releases are:
MN-630 Otokar Cobra, Turkish-made armoured car (15 models)
BW-629 Iltis (Polecat), German 4×4 vehicle (15 models)
CH-604 Type 89, Chinese tracked APC (15 models)
CH-605 Type 62, Chinese light tank (15 models)
1:600 World War II
WBR-661 Westland Whirlwind, British twin-engined fighter (8 models)
WBR-662 Ram Kangaroo, turretless Canadian Ram tank (15 models)
1:600 World War I
GW-612 Mk IV Female tank (15 models)
1:600 Science Fiction
PSF-623 Halier armoured car (15 models)
15mm Modern Horror
SF-1533 Ahayaa and Tarhsis, vampire heroes (2 models with scenic bases)
Packs are £3.00 each including VAT and include the stated number of models per pack. All the releases are conveniently listed in the New Arrivals section of the Fighting 15s website.
The re-release of the fantastically detailed 20mm World War II range from AB Figures continues with the first codes for the tank crews. The release comprises the following codes:
AB-TCA01 US tank crew Set 1, summer uniform (8 figures)
AB-TCA02 US tank crew Set 2, winter uniform (8 figures)
AB- TCB01 British Dingo crew, Europe (2 figures)
AB- TCB02 British Dingo crew, North Africa (2 figures)
AB-TCB03 British FOO and RAF liaison officer (2 figures)
AB-TCB04 British universal carrier crew (12 figures)
AB-TCF01 French tank crew 1940 (8 figures)
AB-TCG01 Panzertruppen 1939-40 (6 figures)
AB-TCG02 Panzertruppen 1940-43 side cap (6 half-figures)
AB-TCG03 Panzertruppen 1940-43 (6 figures)
AB-TCI01 Italian tank crew (6 figures)
AB-TCI02 Italian tank crew (6 half-figures)
AB-TCS01 Soviet tank crew, hatch variants (10 figures)
AB- TCS02 Soviet tank crew, 1941/43 (6 figures)
AB-TCS03 Soviet tank crew, winter dress (6 figures)
AB-TCS04 Soviet tank crew, seated variants (6 figures)
AB-TCS05 Soviet SU76 crew (6 figures)
AB-TCS06 Soviet GAZ jeep crew (3 figures)
AB-INR20 Soviet infantry tank riders (10 figures)
The codes are now in stock at Fighting 15s in the UK, although initial supplies are limited. All the codes are listed in our special New Arrivals section of the website.
Fighting 15s is the EU agent for Eureka Miniatures and AB Figures.
Fighting 15s now has in stock the 28mm French Revolution guillotine set from Eureka Miniatures – an ideal prop for a “Black Fingernail” scenario. There are several elements to the set (prices include VAT):
100WFR901 Guillotine with crew, soldiers and victims (GBP 34.24)
100WFR902 Civilian mob (GBP 17.12)
100WFR903 Corpse wagon and victims (GBR17.12)
Plus for a diorama, there’s also a two-piece resin backdrop of a town square (100WAL012, GBP 30.13).
Fighting 15s has limited stocks of these items, and if we go out of stock delivery can take eight or more weeks.
All the codes are listed in the new arrivals section of our website: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk