Eureka Miniatures’ new 18mm Catalonians for the War of Spanish Succession are available to buy now in the Fighting 15s shop.
The figures are cast to order in the UK by Fighting 15s using licensed moulds provided by Eureka Miniatures of Australia.
Packs of 8 infantry and 4 cavalry are available at £4.00 each including VAT. A pack of four artillery crew costs £2.00 including VAT. Cavalry command figures are available singly at £1.00 each including VAT.
For a while, the figures are also listed in Fighting 15s’ new arrivals section at www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp
The latest releases from Oddzial Osmy of Poland have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s. The releases are all in 1:600 scale (3mm) and include:
PSF-629 Kontos ACV assault hovercraft
CH-612 ZBD-04 Chinese infantry fighting vehicle
CH-613 PLZ-89 Chinese 122mm self-propelled howitzer
CH-614 Type 63 Chinese amphibious light tank
MN-634 T-64BM Bulat, Ukrainian modernized T-64
MN-635 Arjun Mk I, Indian main battle tank
SA-6114 MT-LBM 6MA
US-692 M548 tracked cargo carrier
World War II
WJA-616 A5M Claude, carrier-based fighter
WWH-6109 Grille Ausf M, 15cm infantry gun on Marder Ausf M chassis
Packs are all £3.00 including VAT with contents as described on the website (typically 15 vehicles or 8 aircraft). Oddzial Osmy recently increased its prices, but given the strength of Sterling against the Zloty, Fighting 15s has decided not to pass on that increase.
Fighting 15s has in stock the latest releases in 1:600 scale (3mm) from Oddzial Osmy of Poland:
SA-6111 PRP-3 & SNAR-10 artillery reconnaissance vehicle and ground surveillance radar
SA-6112 UR-67 & UR-77 mine-clearing vehicles
SA-6113 GMZ & PMZ-3/4 self-propelled and towed mine layers
MN-633 Bionix II Singaporean IFV
WP-610 PL-01 concept tank
FR-622 M.D.450 Ouragan jet-fighter
CH-611 ZSL-92 6×6 wheeled IFV armed with 25mm cannon
1:600 Science Fiction
PSF-627 Cyclops MBT, heavy hovercraft tank
PSF-628 Venators, heavy power-armoured infantry
All packs are £3.00 including VAT. All new releases are available in the New Arrivals section of the shop.
Fighting 15s has been advised by Oddzial Osmy of Poland of an impending price rise of 3 to 4%. This will affect our orders from the company from next month.
Because of the current strength of sterling against the Polish zloty, however, Fighting 15s does not currently intend to pass this increase on to customers. Exchange rates govern our prices far more than minor increases from suppliers. Our message is, quite simply, don’t panic. :-)
For customers in the Eurozone there is also a special automatic discount in the online shopping cart that will run until the end of February or until the euro recovers, whichever occurs first, to reduce the effect of the beleaguered euro on Fighting 15s’ prices. Customers need to be in one of the 19 Eurozone countries (not tax-free areas) to benefit: the discount applies after choosing both an appropriate delivery option and tax country.
Eureka Miniatures of Australia’s dedicated website for AB Figures is now live. The AB Figures website is separate from www.eurekamin.com.au, which now contains only Eureka’s own and other licensed ranges, although AB Figures will still be made and supplied by Eureka.
This has no effect on the Fighting 15s website, which continues to have both AB and Eureka Miniatures available from a single website. Fighting 15s continues to provide AB and Eureka figures imported from Australia, plus AB and Eureka figures cast under licence here in the UK.
The launch, however, has seen an increase in the price of AB 15mm figures, from 0.91 cents to 0.95 cents for foot figures, from AUD 1.82 to AUD 1.91 for mounted figures, and from AUD 3.64 to AUD 3.82 for cannon. This is the first price rise for 15mm AB Figures in Australia since late 2007.
Prices in the UK, of course, fluctuate according to the exchange rate. Fighting 15s prices’ have been going down as the exchange rate improves, with two reductions in the past year or so. Accordingly, given recent improvements in the exchange rate, Fighting 15s has decided to hold prices at their current level, so there is no increase in the price of 15mm AB Figures for Fighting 15s’ customers.
In addition, Fighting 15s has reinstated its offer of free standard delivery for UK online orders of more than £100 ex-tax ex-delivery in the shopping cart. This applies to all the ranges that Fighting 15s supplies.
Fighting 15s is attending only two shows in 2015 as a trader: Salute (25 April 2015, London) and Carronade (9 May 2015, Falkirk). If you want to buy figures at either show you must order in advance – Fighting 15s will have only paints and flags at these shows.
Delivery options are available now in the Fighting 15s shop for customers who want to order online and collect at either show. Please note that it can take up to eight weeks to obtain stock from some suppliers, depending on workload, which is why the options are available now. These options will disappear one week before each show.
Fighting 15s will be attending Salute in conjunction with Nic Robson of Eureka Miniatures, and with luck our stands will be adjacent this year because we have asked the organiser very nicely. Provided that goes OK, that should end the pilgrimage across the vast hall from Eureka to Fighting 15s.
Our usual partner at shows, Mike of Black Hat Miniatures, will not be present. Unfortunately, his chronic fatigue syndrome means that he feels unable to continue doing shows. Fighting 15s, however, will be taking his range of Coat d’arms paints to both shows. The paints will be our main offering at both shows.
Our trip to Falkirk for Carronade is also being taken as annual holiday, which is why Fighting 15s is travelling light to this show. The car protested a lot last time on Ian’s excursions to distilleries and castles. Ian will be on his own, and a special discount will be available for anyone prepared to be his coffee and bun monkey for a day.
Royal Mail lifted a restriction on shipping water-based paint on 12 January 2015, and it is now possible to ship more than four pots of 18ml paint per parcel.
Fighting 15s has therefore removed the shipping premium on Coat d’arms paints, so prices are back at £2.00 inc VAT for an 18ml pot and £5.00 inc VAT for a 60ml pot.
The change has also allowed Fighting 15s to restore Coat d’arms 10-pot paint sets to the shop. These items had been removed because under the old rules it would have been necessary to send them in three parcels.
The change was brought about by a campaign on change.org by Leon Pengilley of Pendraken Miniatures (www.pendraken.co.uk), and his announcement about the change can be seen at www.change.org. Royal Mail’s new conditions for restricted items in the UK can be found at www.royalmail.com (the change also applies for overseas items, see www.royalmail.com).
It is still, of course, illegal to send solvent-based paints or aerosols by post in the UK or internationally, which is why Fighting 15s does not sell them online.
Eureka’s fantastic milkmaids set came into stock just before Christmas, but such has been the pressure of fulfilling orders this festive season that it has only just been possible to sort the shipment and list the new releases in the Fighting 15s shop. The releases also include a set of four cats and a dog, and the redesigned British and German dogs for the Pax Limpopo range, plus the new Rex, Eden Hardlove’s faithful and somewhat steam-powered hound.
The releases, with codes and prices are as follows:
100CIV42 Milkmaids, cow and churn boy, GBP 10.25
100ANM10 Four cats and a dog, GBP 4.11
PAXP07A British dog (bulldog), GBP 1.10
PAXP07B German dog (dachshund), GBP 1.10
PAXP07D Rex, Eden Hardlove’s faithful hound, GBP 2.05
Prices include VAT at 20%. Initial stocks are limited. PAXP07A replaces the old terrier type dog, and PAXP07B replaces the old Alsatian type dog.
All the releases are currently listed in the New Arrivals section of the shop: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp
Fighting 15s has received the latest new releases in 3mm (1:600) from Oddzial Osmy of Poland, including Archers for WWII, Camels for WWI and chasseurs a cheval for the Napoleonic Wars. The releases are:
SA-6110 BAT-M & MDK-2M engineering vehicles
MN-632 Sisu XA-180 Finnish armoured personnel carrier
CH-610 ZTZ-99A MBT Chinese main battle tank
WBR-663 British 17pdr anti-tank gun
WBR-664 Archer self-propelled 17pdr anti-tank gun
GW-614 Sopwith Camel
1:600 Science Fiction
PSF-626 Pegasus GEV hovercraft armoured personnel carrier
NAP-635 Chasseurs a cheval, light cavalry in shako
NAP-636 Chasseurs a cheval with command
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.
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.