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Anglo-Portuguese orbat flags for Albuera and Fuentes de Onoro 1811

Fighting 15s continues to expand the Flags for AB range of 15mm Napoleonic flags with 14 handy sheets covering the Anglo-Portuguese army at Fuentes de Onoro, 3 to 5 May 1811, and Albuera, 16 May 1811.

The release is the first in a range of flags for particular orbats, and is aimed at gamers who want to create historic formations without acquiring a host of potentially irrelevant flags. The flags are slightly more expensive than our usual range, at GBP 4.00 per sheet including VAT, but most offer better value by having more flags than our usual British and Portguese sheets.

The flags are available now in the Fighting 15s shop.

There are 9 sheets of flags for Fuentes de Onoro, and 5 sheets of flags for Albuera. There’s a special offer on all 14 sheets at just GBP 52.00 including VAT – a saving of GBP 4.00, or in effect one free sheet.

Our designer has also discovered more information about Portuguese flags in the process, and we have also updated and revised our Portuguese flags, expanding the range from five to eight sheets. The expansions include flags with special battle honours, later pattern flags, and militia flags.

The new Portuguese flags are GBP 3.50 per sheet including VAT.

Fighting 15s’ flags are laser printed on high quality paper. Instructions on applying them to flagpoles are available on the website.

VAT increase at Fighting 15s

VAT rose from 17.5% to 20% today, and the new tax rate is now in force in the Fighting 15s shop. VAT at the old rate applies to all orders placed before the rise, and therefore orders placed and paid for during our seasonal break will be at the old rate of 17.5%.

Prices have not changed as a result, because Fighting 15s factored in the tax rise when prices last increased, and applied an automatic discount in the shopping cart to remove the tax increase before it was due.

If prices rise in the near future it will be because of continually worsening exchange rates, particularly with the Australian dollar.

Fighting 15s would like to thank recent UK governments for playing around with the VAT rate so much in the past few years, and for the pointless time-consuming work this has caused small businesses for a minuscule change in the amount of tax that customers pay on a typical order.