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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.

Oddzial Osmy 1/600th scale ACW sells out at Fighting 15s

Fighting 15s is both happy and sorry to announce that it has sold out of its initial order of Oddzial Osmy 1/600th scale ACW figures, apart from a few packs of cannon and crews. Until the next shipment arrives, probably early February, Fighting 15s can only place orders for these fantastic new figures on back order.

Demand has been very high, and even ordering far beyond the usual quantities for an Oddzial Osmy new release has not been sufficient.

Oddzial Osmy 1/600th scale ACW range arrives at Fighting 15s

Oddzial Osmy 1/600th scale ACW infantry

Fighting 15s has just taken delivery of the latest new releases in 1/600th scale (3mm) from Oddzial Osmy of Poland. The releases are:

WWH-678 Gw-38t Grille
WWH-679 Sturmpionieren, German combat engineers
WBR-645 Sherman II
WSU-640 T-34-85
WSU-641 SU-85 tank-destroyer
WUS-615 P-39 Airacobra fighter
WUS-616 Curtiss P-40E
WUS-617 F2A Buffalo
WUS-618 F4F Wildcat
WUS-619 Jeep all-terrain car
WUS-620 Dodge WC51 light military truck
WUS-621 M8 Greyhound recon armoured car
WUS-622 M2 Half-track
WUS-623 57mm M1 AT gun
WUS-624 M7 Priest 105mm howitzer

ACW-601 ACW Infantry I
ACW-602 ACW Infantry II, infantry stands with standard bearers, drummers and officers
ACW-603 ACW Skirmishers
ACW-604 ACW Artillery pieces
ACW-605 ACW Artillery crew
ACW-606 ACW Staff Officers

Packs are GBP3.00 each including VAT at 20% (GBP2.50 + VAT), and typically contain 15 vehicles or bases of infantry, or 8 aircraft. For full details see the product listings in the Fighting 15s store.

Infantry in the new ACW range is based 8 figures to a 20mm-wide base. Skirmishers are 4 figures to a base. ACW artillery crews are 5 figures to a base. ACW artillery pieces are two to a strip, for 30 cannon a pack.

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.