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Wargames show dates for Fighting 15s

Fighting 15s’ intended wargames show schedule for the rest of 2010 includes Phalanx (St Helens, Merseyside, 19 June), Valhalla (Farnborough, 20 June), Attack (Devizes, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July), Claymore (Edinburgh, Saturday 7 August), Colours (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September, Newbury), SELWG (Sunday 17 October, Crystal Palace, London), and Warfare (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November, Reading).

Fighting 15s attends most shows in conjunction with Black Hat Miniatures, its partner in Oozlum Games. However, Fighting 15s attends Attack, Claymore and Phalanx on its own and with reduced stock levels. Fighting 15s will also have limited stock at Valhalla.

Fighting 15s will be at no other shows this year.

40mm Children of the Hydra – sorted!

Flashing Blade, 40mm: Children of the Hydra

Fighting 15s is making sense of the moulds and inherited stock from Flashing Blade, and is pleased to announce we have sorted out what’s what in the 40mm Children of the Hydra, aka Skeletons. We have photographed the display model, identified its components, re-described the figures in the shop because they didn’t match the list, and finally uploaded the appropriate pictures. All this for just six figures!

The skeletons are usually £2.50 each including VAT. A special Children of the Hydra multi-pack allows customers to buy all six different figures for £14 including VAT, a saving of £1. We will have these figures at Salute on Saturday 24 April.

Fighting 15s will shortly be turning its attention to the skeletons’ natural gaming partners in the range, the Greeks, and photographing the available models.

Fighting 15s gets set to walk the Wight

On 16 May, Ian of Fighting 15s will be taking a gentle stroll across the Isle of Wight, from one end to the other. The 26.5-mile walk  starts in Bembridge in the east, and finishes at the Needles in the west, allowing Ian to collapse gracefully at least fairly near to home.

Ian is doing the walk mainly because he was talked into doing it and, because he is 50 this year, it seemed worth marking this landmark by doing something special. He has spent the last couple of months going for very long walks in preparation.

Walk the Wight is one of the main fundraising events for the Isle of Wight’s Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The hospice – the only one on the Island – cares for over 800 terminally ill patients each year free of charge, and is maintained by charitable donations.

Ian has set up a Just Giving page at, with the aim of achieving the modest target of £200. Fighting 15s will match this target, if it is hit, with a £200 donation.

Ian’s walker number for the event is 3275.

Flashing Blade 40mm ranges in production at Fighting 15s

Fighting 15s is now producing Flashing Blade’s range of 40mm figures under licence. Mark Rowsell of Flashing Blade has had to wind down the business to deal with his illness and its domestic ramifications, and while he gets himself sorted out over the next year or so, Fighting 15s will produce his figures. The old Flashing Blade website and contact details are no longer valid.

Flashing Blade’s 40mm ranges include Skeletons (Children of the Hydra), Ancient Greeks, Romano-British, Dark Ages Saxons, and Napoleonic Portuguese cacadores. There is also a range of shield transfers and banners produced by Little Big Men Studios for Flashing Blade. The figures are now available on the Fighting 15s website; the transfers will be added after stock levels have been assessed. Pictures will follow when we can get hold of them or take them ourselves.

Prices have had to be adjusted to account for the fact that Fighting 15s is VAT registered. The price of a single 40mm Flashing Blade foot figure is £2.50 (£5.00 for two, when packaged as such) including VAT, and a single mounted figure is £7.00 including VAT.

Flashing Blade 40mm figures can be ordered in advance for Salute, and Fighting 15s will have stocks at the show.

Kleve-Berg and minor German states added to Flags for AB line

Fighting 15s has filled in a few more niches in the Flags for AB line of 15mm paper flags with the addition of three more sheets for the Napoleonic Wars: two for Kleve-Berg and one for the minor German states that provided contingents for the 4th, 5th and 6th regiments of the Confederation of the Rhine (Rheinbund).

The additions are:

CRK-F01 1807 Duchy of Kleve-Berg infantry and cavalry flags

CRK-F02 1809 and 1811 Duchy of Kleve-Berg infantry flags

CRR-F01 1807-1815 4th, 5th and 6th Rheinbund reigments (contingents from Mecklenberg, Anhalt, Lippe, Reuss, Hesse-Kassel, Waldeck-Lippe & Schaumberg-Lippe)

Sheets cost £3.25 inc VAT each and contain at least 8 flags.