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AB Figures: 15mm Napoleonic Mamelukes and Chasseurs

AB-IG79 Mamelukes of the guard

AB Figures’ latest releases in its 15mm Napoleonics range have arrived at Fighting 15s. The releases include the following additions to the French Imperial Guard:

AB-IG79 Mameluke of the guard
AB-IG80 Mameluke officer (one-piece casting)
AB-IG81 Mameluke trumpeter
AB-IG82 Mameluke standard bearer
AB-IG83 Chasseur a cheval of the guard, later uniform
AB-IG84 Chasseur a cheval officer, later uniform
AB-IG85 Chasseur a cheval trumpeter, later uniform
AB-IG86 Chasseur a cheval eagle bearer, later uniform

Tony Barton has also sculpted a new French line lancer officer (IFC09A), now available as an option in the lancer command pack (IFC09-10). For the Peninsula British he has added flank company skirmishing (AB-B11A).

Link: https://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp

AB-IG83 Chasseurs a cheval of the guard, later uniform

Fighting 15s acquires Gladiator Miniatures from Black Hat

Fighting 15s is taking over the 15mm and 18mm ranges from Black Hat Miniatures, and ownership officially transfers this weekend at Colours.

All the 15mm ranges will be sold as Gladiator Miniatures – as they were before Black Hat produced them. The 18mm Martian Empires range will be sold under the Martian Empires name in the Fighting 15s shop.

All the codes have been uploaded to the Fighting 15s shop and will go live within the next week. I have been working hard to make descriptions consistent, and remove quirks of spelling. There will still be errors that I will kick myself over each time they become apparent…

Until the moulds and stock arrive, the pictures will be the same as used by Gladiator and Black Hat – some of these go back to 2002 and the era of modems and tiny image files, and are not satisfactory for today’s website. Some codes were never photographed. I will be updating and adding photos as soon as possible, but there are more than 800 codes to ink, photograph and edit, so please bear with me.

I have all the masters and production masters, and I should take delivery of the moulds within the next week.

Looking ahead, I aim to use Fighting 15s’ shows rep, Stuart Armstrong at Colonel Bill’s, to offer army packs of the Gladiator Miniatures ranges at UK wargames shows, but this will take some months to organise. Stuart already takes some AB, Eureka and Fighting 15s figures to shows.

Mark Severin at Scale Creep Miniatures will continue to carry the figures in the USA so there should be no disruption in service to US customers. Olympian will continue to carry them in Australia.

In future, all Gladiator Miniatures will be cast in lead-free pewter. This affects the costs of figures, originally priced for a much cheaper lead-tin mix, and because adding VAT will also affect the price to customers in the EU I have taken the opportunity to reorganise the contents of many of the packs to reduce the impact on the overall price.

Standard packs of Gladiator Miniatures 15mm infantry and cavalry therefore now contain 8 infantry or 4 cavalry to fit in with the rest of Fighting 15s’ ranges – and most of the rest of the wargaming hobby. A standard pack is now £3.40 inc tax. Chariot packs and elephant packs are £3.60 inc VAT. Command packs typically contain 5 foot or 3 mounted, and cost £2.55 inc VAT – the number in a command pack varies from range to range and descriptions of command as being “1 set” will be changed as soon as possible. Standard Martian Empires packs will be £3.60 inc VAT and continue to include 8 infantry or 4 cavalry.

Note that Mike at Black Hat Miniatures will continue to produce and distribute Coat d’arms paints, as well as focus on his 54mm toy soldier business, Imperial Miniatures. Fighting 15s will continue to represent AB Figures and Eureka Miniatures in the EU.

Ian
Fighting 15s and Gladiator Miniatures

Links

Fighting 15s: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk

Gladiator Minatures: www.gladiatorminiatures.co.uk

Black Hat Miniatures: www.blackhat.co.uk

 

One day, all the pictures will look more like this

15mm AB Figures: 2nd Nassau-Usingen regiment

AB-NASS08 2nd Nassau-Usingen regiment fusilier marching

AB-NASS08 2nd Nassau-Usingen regiment fusilier marching

Fighting 15s now has in stock the 2nd Nassau-Usingen regiment codes from AB Figures and the figures are available to buy in the online shop.

These codes are expected to be popular. Unfortunately, if Fighting 15s goes out of stock, it may take eight or so weeks to obtain new stock from AB/Eureka in Australia.

Fighting 15s regrets that it does not yet have pictures of the grenadiers for this regiment.

AB has switched to identifying its figures as 18mm since the separation of its site from the Eureka Miniatures site, but Fighting 15s continues to label them as 15mm because “large 15mm” is normal for sculpts nowadays and because it would take a major restructuring of the shop to enact the change.

Link: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/infantry-961-c.asp

Oddzial Osmy’s September 2016 releases arrive at Fighting 15s

CW-1506 Polish Cold War infantry with PKMS MG

CW-1506 Polish Cold War infantry with PKMS MG

Fighting 15s has taken delivery of the latest releases from Oddzial Osmy of Poland, which are available to buy now in the online shop.

The releases are as follows:

3mm (1:600) Moderns
US-6108    Gama Goat, US six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle
US-6109    HIMARS, US High Mobility Artillery Rocket System
US-6110    M60A2, US M60 tank with 152mm gun-launcher

3mm (1:600) World War II
WBR-672    Horsa, British air assault glider
WSU-653    GAZ-AAA, Soviet truck
WUS-664    M5, US high-speed artillery tractor
WUS-665    L-4 Grasshopper, US light aircraft

15mm Moderns
CW-1506    Polish Cold War infantry with PKMS machine-gun

Pack contents are as described on the Fighting 15s site. Prices for the 3mm (1:600) ranges are currently £2.95 per pack including VAT; 15mm packs are £3.20 each including VAT.

Link: http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp

WUS-665 L-4 Grasshopper

WUS-665 L-4 Grasshopper

AB Figures 15mm French 1815

AB-WF01 French fusilier 1815

AB-WF01 French fusilier 1815

Fighting 15s now has all the licensed moulds necessary to produce the first release of AB Figures’ 15mm 1815 French infantry. We have spent the past week running the moulds to check them and to build up some initial stock, and the figures are now available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop.

In  addition to the small packs for the various codes, Fighting 15s has also created a battalion pack of 36 pieces (WF01BP) and a unit pack of 24 pieces (WF01P) to cater for common unit sizes.

Like all our licensed figures, these are cast to order. All the foot figures are cast in lead-free pewter.

AB has since released more British generals, Young Guard artillery, and an eagle-bearer and porte-aigle in bearskin. These items are currently on order and will be added to the shop once they are in stock.

Link: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/infantry-979-c.asp

 

Oddzial Osmy’s releases for May 2016

US-6104 F-14A Tomcat

US-6104 F-14A Tomcat

Oddzial Osmy’s releases for May have arrived in the UK and are now available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop.

The releases are:

1:600 (3mm) Moderns
FR-630 ERC-90 Sagaie, wheeled armoured vehicle armed with 90mm cannon
IS-624 Namer, heavy APC
US-6104 F-14A Tomcat, two-seat navy fighter

1:600 (3mm WWII)

WJA-619 Ki-45 Toryu (Nick), Japanese two-seat, twin-engine fighter
WUS-660 LVT-4, Amtrak with added rear ramp door
WUS-661 DUKW, amphibious transport vehicle
WUS-662 A-20G Havoc light bomber

15mm Modern
CW-1505 Polish Cold War infantry with AT-3 Sagger

Packs are £3.00 each including VAT, with contents as described on the Fighting 15s website.

Link: http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp

WJA-619 Ki-45 Toryu

WJA-619 Ki-45 Toryu

New moulds arrive from AB and Eureka

Fighting 15s has received new licensed moulds for AB Figure’s 15mm 1810-14 Saxons and Eureka Miniatures’ 18mm Seven Years War Austrian Cuirassiers. These replace moulds that have worn out. The codes are now restored in the online shop and customers are able to order them again.

The figures affected are SAX02 Saxon Grenadier, SAX03 Saxon light infantry skirmishing and SYW234 Austrian Cuirassier. Our moulds for SAX01 Saxon Fusilier and the Saxon command figures (SAX04 to SAX07) were replaced earlier.

Oddzial Osmy’s March releases arrive at Fighting 15s

FR-628 Rafale M, French navy multirole fighter

FR-628 Rafale M, French navy multirole fighter

Oddzial Osmy’s releases for March 2016 have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s and are now available to buy in the online shop.

The new releases are:

3mm (1:600) Moderns

CH-629 J-20 Chinese stealth fighter
FR-628 Rafale M multirole fighter
FR-629 Crotale low-altitude SAM
IS-622 Achzarit Israeli heavy APC based on T-55 chassis
UK-640 Hunter F.6 jet fighter

3mm (1:600) WWII

WUS-658 LVT(A)-4 75mm howitzer-armed Amtrack

3mm (1:600) Science Fiction

PSF-631 Cunningham MBT

15mm

CW-1504 Polish Cold War infantry with MANPADS (SA-7B Grail/Strela-2M)

Packs are priced at £3.00 each including VAT, with contents as described in the online shop.

Link: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp

ch-629_j-20

CH-629 J-20, Chinese stealth fighter (prototype)

AB Figures: 15mm French 1815 infantry

Customers who subscribe to Eureka’s newsletter will no doubt already have seen the news that the first release of AB Figures’ 15mm 1815 French infantry is available. This close to Christmas, coupled with the seasonal closure of AB Figures/Eureka Miniatures, it is impossible for Fighting 15s to obtain stock until the new year.

However, Fighting 15s will not be ordering in stock. Instead, Fighting 15s will be supplied with licensed moulds by AB/Eureka to cast these figures in the UK. Update (19 May 2016): We regret that we currently have no news about when licensed moulds will be made available to Fighting 15s. All our worst estimates as to an arrival date for the moulds have slipped, and therefore we have stopped trying to predict when they will actually arrive in the UK. Production of moulds is entirely dependent on Eureka Miniatures’ mould-making schedule, over which Fighting 15s has no influence whatsoever.

The new British generals from AB are not yet released and Fighting 15s can therefore neither order them in nor obtain them.

All enquiries regarding the availability of these latest sculpts from Tony Barton will be directed to this post. Fighting 15s will post a news item to announce the availability of the figures once the moulds have arrived and have been tested.

Oddzial Osmy’s November releases arrive at Fighting 15s

JH-7A Chinese fighter-bomber

JH-7A Chinese fighter-bomber

The latest releases from Oddzial Osmy of Poland have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s. The releases include:

1:600 (3mm) Moderns
BW-639 Biber AVLB assault bridge
BW-640 Pionierpanzer Dachs and Bergepanzer 2
BW-641 Marder Roland
BW-642 Marder 1A3
CH-626 JH-7A, Chinese fighter-bomber
FR-627 Tigre HAP, French support helicopter
US-6100 F-106 Delta Dart jet interceptor aircraft

15mm Moderns
CW-1502 Polish Cold War infantry set II  – squad leader, RPG-7 section, PKM MG section and rifleman with underslung grenade launcher

Packs are all £3.00 including VAT with contents as described on the website.

Link: http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp