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Fighting 15s has begun the spring-cleaning process brought about by the redesign of the online shop by overhauling the Seven Years’ War section of 18mm Eureka Miniatures.
The redesign has revealed a number of small pictures and design or editing inconsistencies within the shop, which has been hosted by EKM since 2005. The main issue is that although computer screen resolutions were typically 640 x 480 pixels or 800 x 600 pixels back then, on which, say, a 150 x 300 pixel picture looked massive, on today’s screen resolutions the pictures look tiny. Also, because elements of ranges are sometimes added years apart, human error can lead to inconsistencies as to how these are presented.
With the help of Fighting 15s’ picture editor, parts of the site are slowly being overhauled. We won’t be announcing every reworked section, but Eureka’s Seven Years War range is one of our top-selling ranges and so this received special attention over the weekend to bring it into 2017. Almost all of the pictures have been re-edited, most items have been reworked to eliminate drop-down options where possible and to make the contents of command packs in particular much clearer, and all the unit packs now have unique pictures. Descriptions have been tightened up, though undoubtedly there are still bits of wooliness with which we may just have to live.
Eureka’s 18mm Seven Years War range is cast here in the UK under licence. All new UK castings are all in lead-free pewter (our stocks cast in high tin alloy are being run down). Fighting 15s also supplies the range to Colonel Bill’s, which takes it on the UK shows circuit, and to Atlantica Juegos in Madrid – Atlantica Juegos covers all Spanish sales of the range.
UK prices for castings remain at £4.00 per pack of 8 infantry or 4 cavalry, working out at 50p each for foot and £1.00 each for mounted (all prices include VAT). It therefore remains less expensive than imported ranges from Eureka.
Eureka Miniatures’ initial releases in its 28mm Hawkmoon range, authorised by Michael Moorcock, have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s.
The initial releases include infantry for the Karmarg, plus personalities and foot command. Figures are priced at £2.85 inc VAT each, which at the time of writing makes the ex-tax price (£2.38) roughly equivalent to the current ex-tax price in Australian dollars (AUD 4.00, or £2.44 based on the average exchange rate).
Fighting 15s holds limited stocks of these figures. Stocks of these figures will be built up in time, but the poor exchange rate with the Australian dollar means that it is not currently a favourable time to build stocks and Fighting 15s has therefore reverted to its recession-period strategy of buying in 28mm figures for customers as required. Accordingly, an order for the range may take eight or more weeks to fulfil, although as always Fighting 15s will try to obtain figures as soon as possible.
Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm figures for the Aden Emergency 1967 have arrived in stock at Fighting 15s.
The codes are as follows:
100MOD230 British infantry with SLR
100MOD231 British infantry with L7A2 GPMG
100MOD232 British infantry NCO with Stirling
100MOD233 British infantry signaller, with radio and Stirling
100MOD234 British infantry in glengarry with SLR
100MOD235 British infantry in glengarry with L7A2 GPMG
100MOD236 British infantry NCO in glengarry with Stirling
100MOD237 British infantry signaller in glengarry with radio and Stirling
100MOD240 Yemeni tribesman with Lee-Enfield
100MOD241 Yemeni tribesman with Sten SMG
100MOD242 Yemeni tribesman with MG34
Figures are currently priced at £2.10 each including VAT. Please note that our initial stocks are limited and Fighting 15s is unlikely to be able to get new stock before Christmas in the event that any codes sell out.
The figures are available at http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/aden-1967-1109-c.asp and listed for a short time in our New Arrivals section.
Fighting 15s has received its initial stocks of Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm Pre-contact Maoris. Codes and descriptions are as follows:
100MAU01 Maui, Maori hero
100MAU02 Maori Chief
100MAU03 Maori musician with bullroarer or conch
100MAU04 Maori with Pouwhenua
100MAU05 Maori with Patu club
100MAU06 Maori with Taiaha
100MAU07 Maori with Tewhatewha
Figures are currently priced at £2.10 inc VAT each.
Initial stocks of these figures are very limited. Figures may therefore take eight or more weeks to obtain from Eureka.
The latest releases in Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm Chaos Army have arrived at Fighting 15s. The codes and descriptions are as follows:
100KAS18 Chick Louis, child 1
100KAS19 The Flapper twins, child 2
100KAS20 Ugly Betty, child 3
100KAS21 Brood Hilda
100KAS22 Leper Luella
100KAS23 Pope Simius
100KAS24 Unstoppable Sal
100KAS25 Little Olaf the Unsteady and his ‘steadier’ Derek the Disgruntled
100KASC05 Knight of the Leash
100KASC06 Herald of the Leash
100KASC07 Belcher the Unleashed
100KASC08 Cyril the Cod-piercer
Prices are as given on the Fighting 15s website. Please note that our initial stocks of these figures are limited.
Fighting 15s has received its initial stocks of Eureka Miniatures’ 28mm WWII Soviet infantry, which are now available to buy in the online shop.
The figures and codes are as follows:
100WWT001 Soviet infantry in helmet with rifle
100WWT002 Soviet infantry in side cap with rifle
100WWT003 Soviet infantry in helmet with SMG
100WWT004 Soviet infantry in side cap with SMG
100WWT005 Soviet infantry LMG team in helmet
100WWT006 Soviet infantry LMG team in side cap
100WWT007 Soviet infantry Officer in helmet
100WWT008 Soviet infantry Officer in side cap
100WWT009 Soviet infantry casualties in helmet
100WWT010 Soviet infantry helmet on rifle
100WWT020 Children’s Fountain, Stalingrad
100WWT030 German infantry casualties in helmet
100WWT040 German infantry helmet on rifle
Individual figures, where available, are priced at £2.03 each including VAT. Contents of sets are as described on the Fighting 15s website. Codes 100WWT001 to 100WWT04 all have eight variants, and variants are supplied at random.
Fighting 15s has limited stocks of some of the above codes, which may take eight or more weeks to obtain if Fighting 15s is or goes out of stock.
Eureka Miniatures has released two sets in 18mm for the French army of the Napoleonic Wars. Both sets are available to buy now in the Fighting 15s shop.
The sets are:
300NFR13 Standing French limber and team 1812-15
300NFR14 French camp 1812-15
The limber set uses a limber from AB Figures (provided), and the figures are compatible in height with AB Figures. Pack contents and prices are as described in the Fighting 15s shop. Plese note that our initial stocks are limited.
Eureka’s Rocket Girls from its 28mm Pulpitations range are now in stock and available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop. The figures were on show at Salute last year, and have now been officially released.
The codes are:
100PLP100 Rocket girls in helmets
100PLP101 Rocket girls in caps
100PLP102 Rocket girl .30 cal team
100PLP103 Rocket girl bazooka team in helmets
100PLP104 Rocket girl bazooka team in caps
100PLP105 Rocket girl in helmet with LMG
100PLP106 Bareheaded rocket girl with LMG
Eureka has also released some more gas-mask Germans to pit against them:
100PLP042 German stormtrooper in gas mask with rifle
100PLP043 German stormtrooper Panzerschreck team in gas masks
100PLP044 German stormtrooper in gas mask with Flammenwerfer
100PLP046 German Feldgendarme in gask mask, with raptors
Fighting 15s has also taken the opportunity to bring some missing items from the Jurassic Reich range into stock, including PLP031 V1 Stukasaurus.
Prices and pack contents are as detailed in the Fighting 15s shop. Our initial stocks of these figures are limited.
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.
Eureka’s second batch of releases in its 28mm Chaos Army range has arrived in the UK and the figures are now available to buy in the Fighting 15s shop.
The releases are:
100KAS14 Otto the punisher
100KAS15 Unreasonable Steve
100KAS16 Phil the Unchastener
100KAS17 Henry the Deluded
100KASC02 Cyril, Herald Reluctant, and Bruce the Persuader
100KASC03 Emperor Rat, robed in meat
100KASC04 Magog the Mighty Imp and his mount, Scamp
Prices are as listed on the Fighting 15s website and include VAT.