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Flags for AB expands and revises Napoleonic Spanish standards

Our designer has been hard at work revising and expanding the 15mm flags for the Napoleonic Spanish, tying in regional and city crests with regiments, and adding standards for volunteer and militia regiments. The new line-up of Spanish flags in the Flags for AB range is now as follows (most flags are the 1768 pattern):

SPA-F01: Aragon, Borbon, Cordoba and Soria line infantry, 8 flags

SPA-F02: 1st or 2nd Cataluna light infantry, Cantabia, Leon and Principe line regiments, 8 flags

SPA-F03 Estremadura, Reina, Toledo and 2nd Valencia line regiments, 8 flags

SPA-F04: Murcia and Valenca line regiments; 1808 Hibernia or Irlanda, and Ultonia regiments, 8 flags

SPA-F05: De la Princesa regiment, Imperial Alejandro infantry 1814, Reding’s regiment, Preux’s regiment, Portillo light infantry, Torrero light infantry, Campo Sgorbino cazadores, Valencia cazadores, 8 flags

SPA-F06: 2nd and 4th Tercios de Migueletes de Cataluna, 1st and 5th Murcian Volunteer regiments, 8 flags

SPA-F07: Ordenanza of the Tercio Saguntino, 1st Murcian Volunteer Tiradores, Volunteers of St Peter’s Mountian, Volunteers of Ciudad-Rodrigo, Royal regiment of artillery, Royal Troop of Sappers and Miners, 8 flags

SPA-F08: Royal Spanish Guards, Royal Walloon Guards, Royal Italian Guards, Royal Swiss Guards, 10 flags

SPA-F09: Guardia de Corps company flags, Squadron standards for line cavalry regiments Alcantara, Calatrava, Del Principe, Espana, Farnesio, Montesa, Reina, Rey, Santiago, 12 flags

SPA-F10 Carabineros Reales, Squadron standards for line hussar regiments Espanoles, Olivenza, Voluntarios de Espana, Squadron standards for line dragoon regiments Almansa, Numancia, Pavia, Reina, Rey, Sagunto, 12 flags

Sheets are £3.50 each including VAT, and are available now in the Fighting 15s online shop.

We have also added to our Orbat range of flags, adding the Spanish army for Albuera. Orbat flags are £4.00 per sheet, but fewer are needed to complete historic orders of battle.

We hope to have these fantastic additions to the range at Salute, stand TK19.

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.

Fighting 15s acquires 15mm lines from Oddzial Osmy

Fighting 15s has bought the rights to the 15mm lines of figures produced by Oddzial Osmy of Poland. Marcin at Oddzial Osmy is focusing on his 1:600 (3mm) ranges by expanding the existing moderns and WWII ranges, and beginning work on new eras.

Fighting 15s has the masters for the 15mm Napoleonics, and is expecting the masters for the 15mm Medievals (Tannenberg/Grunwald) shortly. There will probably be a break in production while we get some changes made to the range – mainly turning the horses into more wargamer-friendly one-part castings, and putting the bayonets on the correct side of some of the muskets. The packaging will also be changed to the usual 8 infantry, 4 mounted format that we use for other ranges.

Please note that the Oddzial Osmy Napoleonics are on the whole smaller than the ranges we offer from AB and Eureka, and for which we are agents. Fighting 15s has acquired the range to ensure it does not slip out of production, and has the permission of Nic Robson of Eureka Miniatures to do so.

Fighting 15s completes revised Russian Napoleonic flags

Fighting 15s has enhanced its range of 15mm paper flags for the Russian Napoleonic army by including flags for the third battalions of infantry regiments. Each sheet now has 12 instead of eight flags, and contains flags for two regiments, with one white flag and five coloured flags for each infantry regiment.

Each sheet still costs £3.25 including VAT, and is zero-weighted for delivery in the online shop, so customers can order any number of sheets of flags and still pay only the base delivery charge for an order.

While Fighting 15s exhausts stocks of the old sheets, customers may be provided with two eight-flag sheets to provide the requisite number of flags.

Fighting 15s has changed the make-up of these sheets to cope with the upcoming 200th anniversary of Borodino, for which a number of customers are already preparing. Fighting 15s has in the past been asked about a solution to providing flags for third battalions other than buying a second sheet of flags, and Ian’s response has usually been along the lines of “I’d have to be mad to re-do the entire range”. So certify him. 🙂

Fighting 15s apologizes for not illustrating the flags online: this is to reduce abuse of copyright.

Kleve-Berg and minor German states added to Flags for AB line

Fighting 15s has filled in a few more niches in the Flags for AB line of 15mm paper flags with the addition of three more sheets for the Napoleonic Wars: two for Kleve-Berg and one for the minor German states that provided contingents for the 4th, 5th and 6th regiments of the Confederation of the Rhine (Rheinbund).

The additions are:

CRK-F01 1807 Duchy of Kleve-Berg infantry and cavalry flags

CRK-F02 1809 and 1811 Duchy of Kleve-Berg infantry flags

CRR-F01 1807-1815 4th, 5th and 6th Rheinbund reigments (contingents from Mecklenberg, Anhalt, Lippe, Reuss, Hesse-Kassel, Waldeck-Lippe & Schaumberg-Lippe)

Sheets cost £3.25 inc VAT each and contain at least 8 flags.

Flags for AB releases Young Guard fanions in 15mm

Believe it or not, Fighting 15s is still filling out the 15mm Napoleonic Flags for AB range of paper flags, and we’ve tracked down some more useful additions for the French. We have two new releases, both containing 13 flags, with each sheet costing GBP3.25 including VAT.

Sheet FRA-F43, Imperial Guard Fanions (1809 to 1815), contains: Official and unofficial Fusilier fanions (4 total), Tirailleurs fanions (4 total, including 1st and 5th Tirailleur-Grenadiers), Voltigeurs fanions (5 total including 1st and 13th)

Sheet FRA-F44, Imperial Guard and Line Infantry Fanions (1806 to 1815), contains: Official and unofficial Flanquers fanions (2 total), Pupilles fanion (1), squadron and company standard Mamelukes of the Guard (2 flags total), Imperial Guard and line infantry fanions (7 total, probable designs), and the 7th light infantry 4th battalion fanion (because we can do it).

The Mamelukes are a strange omission from the original range of flags, and because the second company was part of the Young Guard we have taken to opportunity to include standards in this release.

Both sheets are available now in the Fighting 15s shop.

British Cavalry Guidons 1801 to 1815

The latest additions to Fighting 15s’ 15mm Flags for AB range are five sheets depicting British cavalry guidons for 1801 to 1815. Even though it’s unlikely that many if any British cavalry regiments carried their colours in the field, and certainly not after 1812, we’ve often been asked whether we will produce the flags.

The new sheets are as follows:

GBR-F34 1st to 6th Dragoon Guards
GBR-F35 7th Dragoon Guards, 1st to 4th and 6th Dragoons
GBR-F36 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Light Dragoons
GBR-F37 16th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 23rd and 26th Light Dragoons
GBR-F38 KGL 1st and 2nd Dragoons, Life Guards 1801 (1st or 2nd regt), Royal Horse Guards, and Life Guards 1815 (1st or 2nd regt, 1st standard, regimental guidon, 3rd and 4th standards)

All sheets contain 12 flags (King’s colour and regimental colour, except the Life Guards 1815, as detailed above), and sheets cost GBP3.25 each including VAT. Please note that AB Figures does not make the appropriate guidon bearers, which have to be converted from figures in the range.

Look Sharpe – it’s the Fighting 15s festive special


The Chained Eagle. 15mm Britihs infantry from AB Figures

Flags for AB: The Chained Eagle. 15mm British infantry from AB Figures

In the Sharpe books, to commemorate the capture by Lieutenant Sharpe of a French eagle at Talavera, the South Essex regiment won the right to depict a French eagle in chains on its colours. Our flags designer has interpreted this idea, and the Eagle in Chains is now available in the Flags for AB range for a short time only.

Because we know how wargamers love to duplicate periods across figure sizes, this sheet of paper flags has regimental and King’s colours suitable for wargames figures in 15mm and 28mm sizes (four flags total). The regimental colour depicts the Eagle in Chains on a yellow field; the King’s colour is a standard Union flag with badge and wreath.

The flags are available separately in the online shop at a cost of GBP2.00 per sheet.

The flags are also available free when you buy a special South Essex battalion consisting of 30 or 40 15mm AB British infantry in marching or in order arms poses. Limit of one set of flags per customer.