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Christmas Lights special deal from Fighting 15s

To celebrate the launch of Eureka Miniatures UK, Fighting 15s has a special Christmas Lights deal on French chasseurs a pied in the 15mm AB Figures range.

Until 20 December you can order three battalions of 36 French light infantry 1806-12 plus 18 extra flank company skirmishing figures for GBP45.00 – a saving of GBP5.40 on the price of the figures bought individually (making the equivalent price per figure less than 36 pence). The deal is available now in the Fighting 15s online shop and is ideal for players of General de Brigade.

Christmas Lights deals will not be dispatched until after Warfare on 18 and 19 November, but a limited number will be available for purchase at the show. The special offer ends on 20 December 2006.

Stock will be provided as licensed figures cast in the UK by Eureka Miniatures UK. Battalions will comprise the appropriate number of flank company figures marching, with the balance comprising centre company figures marching and command figures. The composition of battalions is at the discretion of Fighting 15s and specific variants cannot be specified.

Note that ordering the Christmas Lights deal in addition to other figures from the Fighting 15s shop may result in your order being delayed until the other figures come into stock. If you want your Christmas Lights deal to arrive in time for Christmas, order them on their own. Customers outside the UK should order the deal before 30 November to have a chance of receiving the figures before Christmas.

Downloadable lists updated

Our downloadable lists have been updated to include the latest releases from Eureka Miniatures, Flashing Blade, Aude, Oddzial Osmy and Flags for AB. The lists are available in the Downloads section of the Fighting 15s shop, or from www.oozlumgames.co.uk.

Four lists make up our entire catalogue: 15mm AB Figures, Flags for AB, 20mm and smaller figures, and 28mm and larger figures.

Request for lists made over the past month will be fulfilled over the next few days.

AB & Eureka consignments update

Consignment 0066 has arrived from Australia and we are currently sorting out stock and dispatching orders. The consignment includes outstanding orders from the first two weeks of September.

Coat D’Arms paints and brushes now in stock

Fighting 15s now stocks the Coat D’Arms range of acrylic paints, textured paints and brushes. The range is now available in the online shop.

Coat D’Arms paints and brushes are some of the finest that Fighting 15s has come across in its time as a painting service, and therefore we can confidently recommend them as suitable for the many ranges of toy soldiers we stock.

Colours are arranged in the shop in two ways: grouped by hue or type, and a quick-pick list. Grouping by hue or type allows you to quickly see a range of a particular colour, such as greens, or type, such as metallics, all on one web page. Hue groups have been chosen by physical inspection of the colours as unfortunately colour swatches on the web offer only an approximation of the colour.

The quick-pick option presents drop-down menus to select individual paints from the Fantasy, Military and World War II paint ranges. Quick-pick is the quickest way of ordering paint if you already know what a colour looks like.

Coat D’Arms Brushscape is a range of textured paint ideal for building up bases. It is available in 60ml pots at GBP3.75 a pot.

The Fantasy, Military and World War II paints are available in 18ml pots at GBP1.40 a pot, making them better value by far than Foundry or Games Workshop paints.

Also in stock are both the Professional and Superstar ranges of brushes, in sizes from 000 to 3. Superstar brushes are white synthetic fibre brushes and cost GBP1.75 each. Professional brushes are brown synthetic fibre brushes with ergonomically designed handles; they cost GBP2.25 each.

Unfortunately, we have decided not to stock the excellent spray paints and varnishes by Coat D’Arms as the Royal Mail’s regulations mean that it is illegal to send aerosols by post.

Fighting 15s at SELWG

Fighting 15s will be at SELWG, Crystal Palace, London, on Sunday 22 October. We share a stand with Black Hat Miniatures, and will therefore be identified on any floorplan as Gladiator Games owing to Black Hat’s recent purchase of that company. This will be confusing, no doubt, but there’s not much anyone can do about that.

A limited selection of AB 15mm Napoleonic Imperial French infantry will be available in bargain packs only (36 pieces), suitable for General de Brigade. We may also have a few packs of AB French cavalry.

Also available will be figures from Eureka Miniatures, Shadowforge Miniatures, Aude, Flashing Blade, Scale Creep and Oddzial Osmy.

A reminder that we cannot take cards at shows, so it is cash or cheques only.

Oddzial Osmy: 1:600 WWII French and more moderns

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Oddzial Osmy’s latest releases in its 1:600 line of Modern and WWII AFVs have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s.

The WWII line sees the first entries for the early war French, plus additions to the Polish and Germans. The Moderns have additions for the West German Army, US Army and British Army.

The releases in full are as follows:

WWII French
WFR600 Char B1bis
WFR601 Somua S35
WFR602 Renault R35

WWII Polish
WPL607 7TP dw (two-turret version)
WPL608 TK-3 tankette

WWII German
WWH614 StuG IIIC

Modern US
US622 LAV-25
US623 AH-1W Super Cobra (USMC version)

Modern West German
BW615 Leopard 2A5

Modern British
UK611 M107 (+ Land Rover)
UK612 M110A2 (+ Land Rover)
UK614 Land Rover 110

Packs cost GBP2.20 each and comprise 15 AFVs or 8 helicopters. All codes are available now in the Fighting 15s online store.

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Fighting 15s takes a break

Fighting 15s will be closed on Monday 16 October until about 1pm on Tuesday 17 October while we shift stock in preparation for SELWG on Sunday 22 October. During this time no one will be able to answer the phones or process online orders.

AB Figures & Eureka consignments

Consignment 0065 has arrived from Eureka, along with what appears to be consignment 0066 (the boxes are unidentified). Orders from these consignments will be dispatched as soon as possible.

Included in consignment 0065 was the first shipment of Eureka 15/18mm 1806 Saxons, almost all of which are spoken for. Again, orders will be fulfilled as soon as possible.

15mm 1848 Italians from Aude

We have at long last had the rest of our shipment of 15mm figures from Aude for the First Italian War of Independence 1848. The figures are now in the online shop, priced GBP8.50 per pack (GBP8.00 for the resin barricades).

The range currently consists of the following codes:

Sardinia (Piedmontese Army)
RS001 Infantry
RS002 Granatieri de Sardegna
RS003 Bersaglieri
RS004 Line artillery
RS005 Dragoons
RS006 Horse carabiniers
RS007 Piedmontese generals

Austria-Hungary
AU001 German line infantry
AU002 Jagers
AU003 Line artillery
AS010 Generals

Lombardy
MI001 Civilian insurgents
MI002 Barricades

Venice & Vicenza
VE001 Guardia Civica
VE003 Galateo battalion and Crociati vicentri

Papal States & Roman Republic
RO001 Swiss Line infantry
RO010 Generals (inc Garibaldi & Mazzini)

Packs consist of 24 infantry, 12 cavalry, 2 guns & crew, or four mounted generals and four foot officers. Additions are planned across the range, except the Sardinians which appear to be complete from Aude’s lists.

Now we have a reasonable range of figures in stock, we will begin photographing them for the shop. Pictures should appear in the near future.

Fighting 15s and Eureka Miniatures UK

Fighting 15s can now also be contacted as Eureka Miniatures UK, and the web addresses www.eurekaminiatures.co.uk and www.eurekamin.co.uk are both valid and will direct browsers to the Fighting 15s shop.

Fighting 15s has established Eureka Miniatures UK with a view to casting some Eureka ranges under licence to help reduce or eliminate shipping charges of heavier items from Australia, and to improve the availability in Europe of some codes within the Eureka Miniatures stable.

Items in the shop that are available as UK castings will have the suffix UK after the code number. It will be January 2007 at least before a noticeable number of figures are available in this way. Figures with a UK suffix may be supplied either from original stock from Eureka Miniatures of Australia or from licensed stock from Eureka Miniatures UK.

Note that Eureka Miniatures UK is simply the casting arm of Fighting 15s (like Oozlum Games is the publishing arm). Fighting 15s will continue to trade under its existing name.