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Oddzial Osmy previews 15mm SF range

Examples of Oddzial Osmy's new 15mm SF range, painted by Fighting 15s

Marcin at Oddzial Osmy has previewed some of his new 15mm science fiction range on The Miniatures Page. Fighting 15s will, in due course, have stocks of these figures when they are officially released.

Marcin very kindly also sent Fighting 15s some bare samples, which Ian is working on in anticipation of the release. A preview of Ian’s painting is shown above: they’re still a work in progress. The thick bases are so they can be numbered and easily identified later in the Fighting 15s display cases.

Fighting 15s revises and expands Late Prussian flags

Fighting 15s has revised the 15mm late Prussian flags for the Napoleonic Wars that form part of the Flags for AB range. Our designer has incorporated new research into the existing designs, and at our request also added two sheets that gamers should find useful.

The first of the new sheets, PRU-F07, contains flags for the reserve infantry regiments to the design authorized in 1814. The flags were not actually issued until after Waterloo, mostly in September 1815, but gamers who want to give their reserve regiments the flags that most clearly indicate their status may well appreciate the addition.

Sheet F08 now contains black flags for landwehr regiments – a mixture of black and white designs featuring the Maltese cross. Previously our landwehr flags had only one black and white design: this flag, and the previous colour landwehr/reservist flags are now on sheets F09 and F10.

Sheets are all priced at £3.50 including VAT and include 8 infantry flags (sheets F11 and F12 contain 12 and 13 cavalry flags respectively).

Oddzial Osmy releases for May 2011

Fighting 15s has at last, because of shows and festivals, been able to receive and unpack the latest releases of 1/600th scale (3mm) figures from Oddzial Osmy of Poland. All the releases have now been uploaded to the online shop.

The releases are:

Moderns

SA-685 2S6 Tunguzka
SA-686 Ka-25 Hormone
MN-619 Bushmaster IMV
UK-630 Land Rover 109
US-671 A-4C Skyhawk
BW-627 Alpha Jet

WWII

WBR-655 Humber Scout Car
WSU-646 Stalinets S-65
WJA-610 Japanese Type 38 75mm field gun

Scenery

TR-605 Ruins I, ruined house/workshop
TR-606 Ruins II, ruined house
TR-607 Ruins III, ruined house

All packs are GBP 3.00 inclusive of VAT at 20%. Packs typically contain 15 vehicles, 8 aircraft or 6 buildings.

Fighting 15s: closed for IW Festival, Phalanx and Valhalla

Fighting 15s is closed for the duration of the Isle of Wight Festival, 9 to 12 June 2011. Orders can still be placed in the online shop. Normal service will resume from 13 June. Briefly, that is, before Phalanx in St Helens, and Valhalla in Farnborough happen, when Fighting 15s will be closed from 16 to 20 June.

While I am away, particularly while I am full of beer in a raid-sodden field listening to live music, please do not puzzle my wife Janet with phone calls about toy soldiers. 🙂