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Royal Mail vote brings changes to delivery at Fighting 15s

Over the next few days Fighting 15s will be trying out MyHermes as a delivery option for some orders, and as a result orders may take a day or two longer to arrive. I feel forced to experiment with delivery options for UK customers rather than stick to using Royal Mail because of the imminent possibility of disruption to the postal service now that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has voted in favour of strike action.

When the CWU last went on strike, there wasn’t quite the array of affordable UK courier services as an alternative to the Royal Mail, and I pretty much had to intelligently post items around strike days to get them to customers as quickly as possible. This will remain the plan for smaller UK orders, although I may well switch to a flat delivery charge for all orders up to 2kg in weight if the experiment with MyHermes works. I am not entirely sure that the new couriers will cope with the volume of packets that may result during a postal strike, especially when customers find they are cheaper than the Royal Mail for some parcel weights.

Non UK orders will continue to be sent by post, again intelligently posted around days of strike action.

Please note that it is not possible to send water-based paint using MyHermes, and so orders for paint will continue to be sent by post, even during a strike.

Ian
Fighting 15s

 

Eureka 28mm French Horse Artillery uploaded to Fighting 15s shop

Eureka Miniatures 28mm Wars of the French Revolution: Horse artillery on wurst caisson

Eureka Miniatures 28mm Wars of the French Revolution: Horse artillery on wurst caisson

Fighting 15s has at last uploaded to the online shop the last codes for the French horse artillery in Eureka Miniatures’ range of 28mm Wars of the French Revolution figures. This has taken longer than expected owing to some discrepancies in picture and product codes for the crew on wurst caissons, and we’ve waited for a quiet moment to sort this out.

None of the codes are held in stock, and the range is obtained to special order from Eureka Miniatures in Australia.

20mm Eureka US Marines added to Fighting 15s shop

Eureka Miniatures 20mm US Marines, Pacific Theatre 1941-45

Eureka Miniatures 20mm US Marines, Pacific Theatre 1941-45

Eureka Miniatures of Australia has expanded its range of 20mm World War II figures with the addition of US Pacific Theatre Marines for 1941 to 1945. Eureka is expanding its 20mm WWII line to mirror its 15mm line for the same period, and the US Marines join the existing 20mm Japanese and Australians for that theatre, and the Winter War Finns.

The figures are available to order now in the Fighting 15s online shop, with a basic rifle squad of 13 figures costing £16.00 including VAT (£13.33 ex VAT); prices vary according to set. Fighting 15s does not yet hold stocks of these figures, but they are currently on order with Eureka and we hope to have stock soon.

28mm Eureka Arquebusiers de Grassin added to Fighting 15s shop

Eureka Miniatures 28mm mounted Arquebusiers de Grassin

Eureka Miniatures 28mm mounted Arquebusiers de Grassin

Eureka Miniatures of Australia has added mounted Arquebusiers de Grassin 1744-49 to its existing range of 28mm foot figures.

The figures are available to order now in the Fighting 15s online shop, priced £4.50 including VAT (£3.75 ex VAT) per mounted figure with horse. Fighting 15s does not yet hold stocks of these figures, but we are expecting a delivery within the next few weeks.

28mm Eureka Austrian Hussars added to Fighting 15s shop

Eureka Miniatures 28mm Austrian Hussars 1792-98

Eureka Miniatures 28mm Austrian Hussars 1792-98

Eureka Miniatures of Australia continues to expand its 28mm Wars of the French Revolution range, and the latest release is Austrian Hussars at rest and charging for 1792 to 1798.

The figures are available to order now in the Fighting 15s online shop, priced £4.50 including VAT (£3.75 ex VAT) per mounted figure with horse. Fighting 15s does not hold stocks of these figures, which are only obtained to special order.

15mm AB 1815 Dutch infantry arrive at Fighting 15s

15mm AB Figures: 1815 Dutch line infantry

15mm AB Figures: 1815 Dutch line infantry

Fighting 15s now has the first releases in the line of 1815 Dutch line infantry from AB Figures. These figures were announced in Eureka Miniatures’ newsletter some months ago, and they are now available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop.

The first releases cover the Dutch line centre and flank companies, plus command.

Future releases will include Dutch artillery crews, Belgian infantry, Dutch Militia, Chasseurs/Jagers and the Orange-Nassau regiment.

Foot figures currently work out at 70p each including VAT (about 58p ex tax).

First wave of 15mm AB 1815 British cavalry arrives

AB-WBC05 British heavy dragoon at rest, 1812-15

AB-WBC05 British heavy dragoon at rest, 1812-15

Fighting 15s has received the first of the new 1815 British cavalry in 15mm from AB Figures. The releases are as follows:

AB-WBC01 Light dragoon in covered shako, at rest
AB-WBC02 Light dragoon in covered shako, charging
AB-WBC03 Light dragoon officer
AB-WBC04 Light dragoon trumpeter
AB-WBC05 Heavy dragoon in helmet, at rest
AB-WBC06 Heavy dragoon in helmet, charging
AB-WBC07 Heavy dragoon officer
AB-WBC08 Heavy dragoon trumpeter

All of AB Figures’ 15mm 1815 range is imported from Eureka Miniatures in Australia. Mounted figures currently work out at £1.40 each including VAT (£1.17 ex VAT) and are sold by Fighting 15s in packs of four troopers (£5.60 inc VAT, £4.67 ex VAT) or two command (£2.80 inc VAT, £2.33 ex VAT). Variants are provided at random, and specific variants cannot be guaranteed. The figures are in stock and available to buy now in the Fighting 15s shop.

The light and heavy dragoons are suitable for use in the Peninsula from 1812 onwards, and for the 1815 campaign in the Low Countries.

We also have on order the next releases for the British cavalry, which will include the Household cavalry and the Scots Greys – release date to be confirmed. Stay tuned over the next week as we also update the Fighting 15s shop and announce the accompanying Dutch-Belgian infantry arrivals from AB.