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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

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

 

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.

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.

New 15mm AB Napoleonics arrive at Fighting 15s

AB-BK11 Duke of Brunswick

AB-BK11 Duke of Brunswick

Fighting 15s has received the following new figures from AB Figures in its 15mm Napoleonic range:

AB-BK11 Duke of Brunswick, mounted
AB-ER76 Early Russian artillery crew in shako and greatcoat, loading
AB-ER77 Early Russian artillery crew in shako and greatcoat, firing
AB-KK82 Austrian mounted NCO
AB-RKK29 Austrian grenzer artillery crew 1792-98

BK11 and KK82 are one-piece castings  and cost £1.20 each including VAT. ER76, ER77 and RKK29 cost £2.40 including VAT for a set of four figures. Fighting 15s tries to provide four different variants in each artillery crew set, but the variant mix supplied as stock may sometimes make this impossible.

All AB figures are sculpted by Tony Barton.

The figures are available to buy now in the Fighting 15s shop and for a short time are available in the New Arrivals section.

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

Fighting 15s releases 15mm Ancien Régime flags

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Fighting 15s  has released 30 sheets of 15mm paper flags for Ancien Régime infantry. The flags are suitable for French infantry from the Seven Years War right up to the Revolutionary Wars.

Each sheet costs £4.00 including VAT and sheets typically contain 12 flags – six white Colonel’s flags and six coloured Ordonnance flags. Flags are in Fighting 15s’ new shaded style, introduced for the Austrian Seven Years War infantry flags, and the stitching has been emphasised on the Colonels’ flags so they look more than just a white flag.

The flags have been designed in particular to suit Eureka’s Seven Years War French to give a good fit around the flag staff.

Fighting 15s is in the process of reorganising the flags section of the online shop, and this is the first range of Fighting 15s’ flags to be fully illustrated on the site.

Link: http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/france-996-c.asp

Grand Prince Vytautas rides out in 15mm

ML-02 Lithuanian Grand Prince Vytautas and retinue

ML-02 Lithuanian Grand Prince Vytautas and retinue

Following on the heels of the re-released 15mm Teutonic Order and Polish figures for the Battle of Tannenberg (Grünwald) 1410 come the Lithuanians. Formerly produced by Oddział Osmy of Poland, these figures are now available through Fighting 15s.

The Lithuanians comprise three packs:
ML01 Lithuanian Boyars
ML02 Grand Prince Vytautas and retinue
ML03 Lithuanian light cavalry

Each pack comprises four mounted figures with horses and costs £3.20 including VAT. There’s an option to add three extra figures to pack ML02 to boost the number of standard bearers and retainers.

The figures have been remastered, the original two-piece horse casting changed to one-piece castings, and new production moulds made. Figures come with a selection of cast weapons, and assembly is required.

The figures are listed in the New Arrivals section of the Fighting 15s website at www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp

The figures complete Fighting 15s’ re-release of Oddzial Osmy’s 15mm Medievals, and our attention will now focus on returning the 15mm Napoleonics to production.

Link: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/15mm-medievals-tannenberg-1410-855-c.asp

15mm Napoleonic Saxon Chevaulegers 1809

NSC-02 Saxon Chevauleger command 1809

NSC-02 Saxon Chevauleger command 1809

Fighting 15s has re-released the 15mm 1809 Saxon chevaulegers formerly made by Oddzial Osmy of Poland. The chevaulegers have been remastered, have new production moulds and now come with one-piece horses, rather than the two-part horses of the originals: riders are still separate from the horses.

Figures are priced at £3.20 for four identical troopers and £1.60 for two command figures, with a standard bearer available as an option for an extra 80p. A unit pack of 12 figures including two command is £9.60. Prices include VAT.

Fighting 15s is in the gradual process of re-releasing all of Oddzial Osmy’s 15mm Napoleonic line. The Saxon chevaulegers join the Krakusi and Russian Cossacks in the line-up of re-releases.

For convenience, the figures are listed in the New Arrivals section of the Fighting 15s website at http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp.

Link: http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/15mm-napoleonics-saxons-861-c.asp

Figure comparisons (left to right): AB, Fighting 15s Saxon Chevauleger, Fighting 15s Russian cossack, Old Glory 15s,  a 15mm Joey

Figure size comparisons (left to right): AB, Fighting 15s Saxon Chevauleger, Fighting 15s Russian cossack, Old Glory 15s, a 15mm Joey