15mm AB Figures: 2nd Nassau-Usingen regiment

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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 releases for December 2016

CH-632 Z-19 helicopter

CH-632 Z-19 helicopter

Fighting 15s has received the latest releases from Oddzial Osmy of Poland. The releases are all in 3mm (1:600) and are as follows:

Moderns
BW-644 Raketenjagdpanzer 2, West German tank destroyer with SS-11 guided rockets
CH-631 PGZ-95, Chinese self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle
CH-632 Z-19, Chinese reconnaissance/attack helicopter
FR-631 Super Etendard, French naval attack aircraft
SA-6125 T-15, Russian heavy IFV
UK-643 Chieftain Mk 11 with additional Stillbrew armour
UK-644 Westland Scout, British light helicopter
US-6111 M2A3 Bradley BUSK III, version with Bradley Urban Survival Kit

World War I
GW-617 German infantry I, German riflemen in Stahlhelms
GW-618 German infantry II, machine-guns and command
GW-619 British infantry I, riflemen in helmets
GW-620 British infantry II, machine-guns and command

World War II
WSU-654 AA MG trucks, ZiS and GAZ trucks with AA MGs
WSU-655 Yak-9M, Soviet fighter
WUS-666 M3A3 Stuart, M3 light tank variant
WWH-6118 PaK 43/41, heavy 88mm AT gun

Packs are priced at £2.95 each including VAT, with contents as described on the Fighting 15s website.

Note, this is our combined delivery from Oddzial Osmy of its releases for November and December. Pictures for the December releases will be added once available.

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

Christmas closure dates for Fighting 15s

Fighting 15s is closed from 22 December to 28 December inclusive, although the online shop will remain open during that period. The last day that orders can be posted is 21 December 2016, which is the last posting date for UK 1st class mail. Fighting 15s will process as many orders as possible for dispatch by that date; any orders not processed before then will be posted from 29 December onwards.

The natural Christmas holiday break is four days long this year (a weekend plus two bank holidays), and Fighting 15s is therefore closed for only a few days longer than usual. The closure period is longer than usual this year so Ian can make airport transfers for visiting members of the family.

Items that are out of stock or obtained to special order cannot now be obtained from our suppliers in Poland and Australia until well into the new year.

Items that require casting cannot be supplied at the last minute. Fighting 15s has a large casting list for existing orders and is now at the point where it may not be possible to cast all figures required for an order and have that order ready for dispatch in time for Christmas.

Fighting 15s will then be closed from 31 December 2016 to 2 January 2017 inclusive for the standard new year break.

Eureka Miniatures 28mm British and Yemeni in Aden 1967

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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.

Eureka 28mm Pre-contact Maoris

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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.

Link: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk

More 28mm Chaos Army from Eureka

Little Olaf and his steadier Derek

Little Olaf and his steadier Derek

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.

Link:
http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/chaos-army-1028-c.asp

15mm flags for Army of Italy and Egyptian campaign

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Fighting 15s has expanded its Army of Italy and Egyptian campaign ranges of 15mm paper flags. The new flags replace the sheets originally listed in the Revolutionary Wars section of the Flags for AB range.

The flags suit both 15mm AB Figures and Fighting 15s’ own 18mm Napoleon in Egypt range of figures. The flags are available in a new category of the shop – Fighting 15s Flags – which will include new releases and revised codes to which new pictures have been added.

Link: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk

Halloween DDOS disruption

The Fighting 15s shop was periodically unavailable on 31 October because of a number of DDOS attacks on our ecommerce provider. No doubt someone decided Halloween was a good day to egg someone’s house on the internet. The attacks would have affected all of the shops hosted by our ecommerce provider, and denied access to those sites.

A denial of service attack is not a security hack. It’s just like having thousands of gatecrashers turn up for a party and denying access to genuine guests by blocking the doorway.

Oddzial Osmy’s releases for October 2016

MN-643 MB-339A

MN-643 MB-339A

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

The releases are all in 3mm (1:600 scale) and comprise the following:

Moderns
BW-643 BeobPz M113 and M113 ABRA, German artillery versions of M113
MN-643 MB-339A, Italian trainer/light attack aircraft
SA-6123 T-80U, improved variant of T-80
SA-6124 T-14, latest Russian tank

WWII
WBR-673 Stuart Recce, turretless scout version of M3A3
WIT-629 Semovente 90/53, Italian self-propelled 90mm gun
WJA-623 Type 89 Chi-Ro, Japanese medium tank
WWH-6117 SdKfz 6, German half-tracked vehicle and artillery tractor

Packs are currently priced at £2.95 including VAT, with details as described on the Fighting 15s website.

As usual, the releases are listed for a short time in the New Arrivals section of the site.

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

Fighting 15s’ redesign goes live

As Fighting 15s’  Facebook followers will be aware, I have been playing with a redesign of the Fighting 15s website to bring it kicking and screaming out of the early 2000s and into the 20-teens. That redesign is now live.

There is no maintenance mode for the site, so this change was enacted live on Saturday afternoon. I had warned in advanced on Facebook that some odd pictures might appear, but those should now all be gone. Not that anyone would pay heed to the fact that I’d adapted a fashion website, nor that pictures of people in underwear would be unusual on some wargames websites…

I emphasise that the navigation of the website has not changed – it just looks different. It still works the same way, using a hierarchical system to categorise figures. I am still working on streamlining this, as evidenced by the new AB Figures Quick Codes section, which will eventually roll out to other product ranges. I still need to add images to most of the navigational aspects of the new site, which should help customers find their way around by providing more visual clues.

New features that I had been trying out on the old website, such as the ability to sort products by various criteria, as well as a login system to check on order progress, are obviously still available on the new site. The new site provided the motivation to add these in the first place.

Products now have even more information available about them. The short product listing now contains details of pack contents to stop customers asking what every code contains – this simply shows that customers treated the website as a code list without going that extra step to click on a product to see the full description. The new product description pages are clearer and the ability to email product details to friends or print them off is now available.

The site now has a privacy policy. The old site needed one but the limited allocation of webpages simply didn’t allow it. The Fighting 15s policy is very different from most others because I regard email marketing as the scourge of the internet. Therefore, quite simply, Fighting 15s will not use customers’ details to send out newsletters, conduct marketing, or send out information to third parties. I believe customers will simply come back to the Fighting 15s site because the products we sell are good and do not need aggressive marketing to sell them, and because Fighting 15s will not pelt customers with sales literature just because all they wanted was a few packs of unique figures.

This is, however, stage one. I am evaluating other ecommerce providers that offer better search options for a shop, with the ability to filter products. However, any change will not happen for a long time.

Ian
Fighting 15s

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