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Fighting 15s completes purchase of 40mm Flashing Blade lines

Fighting 15s has formally completed the purchase of the 40mm ranges formerly made by Southampton-based Flashing Blade, and which Fighting 15s has been keeping in production.

The 40mm ranges include Romano-British and Dark Ages Saxons, Ancient Greeks and Skeletons, and Napoleonic Portuguese Cacadores. Over the next few months Fighting 15s will be tightening up the lines, making new moulds where required to ease production headaches, and getting photographs up on the website.

Figures in the ranges are reasonably priced at £2.50 per foot figure including VAT.

Fighting 15s agrees purchase of 40mm Flashing Blade lines

Fighting 15s has reached an agreement with Mark Rowsell of Flashing Blade to buy the 40mm ranges formerly made by the Southampton-based company, and which Fighting 15s has been keeping in production while Mark has been sorting out his life.

Buying the 40mm ranges, which include Romano-British and Dark Ages Saxons, Ancient Greeks and Skeletons, and Napoleonic Portuguese Cacadores will allow us to tighten up the lines, make new moulds where required, and look to expanding the ranges.

40mm Children of the Hydra – sorted!

Flashing Blade, 40mm: Children of the Hydra

Fighting 15s is making sense of the moulds and inherited stock from Flashing Blade, and is pleased to announce we have sorted out what’s what in the 40mm Children of the Hydra, aka Skeletons. We have photographed the display model, identified its components, re-described the figures in the shop because they didn’t match the list, and finally uploaded the appropriate pictures. All this for just six figures!

The skeletons are usually £2.50 each including VAT. A special Children of the Hydra multi-pack allows customers to buy all six different figures for £14 including VAT, a saving of £1. We will have these figures at Salute on Saturday 24 April.

Fighting 15s will shortly be turning its attention to the skeletons’ natural gaming partners in the range, the Greeks, and photographing the available models.

Flashing Blade 40mm ranges in production at Fighting 15s

Fighting 15s is now producing Flashing Blade’s range of 40mm figures under licence. Mark Rowsell of Flashing Blade has had to wind down the business to deal with his illness and its domestic ramifications, and while he gets himself sorted out over the next year or so, Fighting 15s will produce his figures. The old Flashing Blade website and contact details are no longer valid.

Flashing Blade’s 40mm ranges include Skeletons (Children of the Hydra), Ancient Greeks, Romano-British, Dark Ages Saxons, and Napoleonic Portuguese cacadores. There is also a range of shield transfers and banners produced by Little Big Men Studios for Flashing Blade. The figures are now available on the Fighting 15s website; the transfers will be added after stock levels have been assessed. Pictures will follow when we can get hold of them or take them ourselves.

Prices have had to be adjusted to account for the fact that Fighting 15s is VAT registered. The price of a single 40mm Flashing Blade foot figure is £2.50 (£5.00 for two, when packaged as such) including VAT, and a single mounted figure is £7.00 including VAT.

Flashing Blade 40mm figures can be ordered in advance for Salute, and Fighting 15s will have stocks at the show.

Flashing Blade range axed

Our remaining stocks of Flashing Blade 10mm Napoleonics have now dropped so low that we have removed the codes from our online shop. The only way to obtain the remaining figures is to phone in an order so we can verify that we still have the required packs in stock.

Remaining stock after 1 February 2009 will be melted down and the metal reused.

Updated single figures lists from Fighting 15s

We have at last found time to update the single figures lists for the ranges we stock, and they are now available from the Links & Downloads section of the online store (see the Information box at the bottom left-hand corner of the Fighting 15s site). The lists supersede all previous versions of the lists (and replace lists published way back in November 2007). Postage is detailed as usual on the order form, and there is a new minimum postage as a result of the annual increase from the Royal Mail.

The single figures lists give all the individual codes for figures sold on the website where they are available singly (some codes are only sold in packs). Note that the codes for AB Figures and Eureka Miniatures have a different prefix in the lists so we know that you are ordering single figures. Codes for these ranges on the website are pack codes: confuse the two and you will not get what you expect.

The ability to order single figures does not mean that variants can be specified if they exist. We are supplied figures in a random mix and therefore cannot guarantee to sell specific variants. Variants are therefore always supplied as a random mix.

Downloadable lists updated

Our downloadable lists have been updated to include the latest releases from Eureka Miniatures, Flashing Blade, Aude, Oddzial Osmy and Flags for AB. The lists are available in the Downloads section of the Fighting 15s shop, or from www.oozlumgames.co.uk.

Four lists make up our entire catalogue: 15mm AB Figures, Flags for AB, 20mm and smaller figures, and 28mm and larger figures.

Request for lists made over the past month will be fulfilled over the next few days.

Fighting 15s at SELWG

Fighting 15s will be at SELWG, Crystal Palace, London, on Sunday 22 October. We share a stand with Black Hat Miniatures, and will therefore be identified on any floorplan as Gladiator Games owing to Black Hat’s recent purchase of that company. This will be confusing, no doubt, but there’s not much anyone can do about that.

A limited selection of AB 15mm Napoleonic Imperial French infantry will be available in bargain packs only (36 pieces), suitable for General de Brigade. We may also have a few packs of AB French cavalry.

Also available will be figures from Eureka Miniatures, Shadowforge Miniatures, Aude, Flashing Blade, Scale Creep and Oddzial Osmy.

A reminder that we cannot take cards at shows, so it is cash or cheques only.

Flashing Blade: Cavalry and artillery releases

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We now have initial stocks of Flashing Blade's new releases for its 10mm 1815 Napoleonics line.

British arrivals include Life Guards, Heavy Dragoons, Scots Greys and Light Dragoons, plus artillery crew and guns. On the French side are Cuirassiers, Carabiniers, Dragoons, Hussars, Lancers, Guard Chasseurs a Cheval, Guard Grenadiers a Cheval and Guard Lancers.

All cavalry packs are GBP3.50 and contain 12 figures; artillery packs contain 12 crew or 3 cannon and cost GBP1.75. Owing to demand, stocks of some codes are limited (no Scots Greys or French Dragoons), but we should be fully stocked shortly.