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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.

Fighting 15s’ thoughts on Brexit

Anyone who cares to skip across to my personal blog (The Strange Worlds of Orun hi Kharsan) will find my personal thoughts on Brexit and its effect on small UK wargames businesses such as Fighting 15s.

In an area of debate where politicians of both sides appear to be able to get away with audacious lies about the effects of remaining in the EU or leaving, I have tried to keep simply to the economic facts regarding how VAT and tax collection works across borders where a tax frontier exists. Facts that anyone can check online using official tariff and import guides, rather than relying on a statement by a politician.

I am, of course, pro-Europe and the EU for two main reasons: first, because Fighting 15s trades extensively within the EU to the extent that 45% of Fighting 15s’ business comes from Europe (it’s about 50% from the UK and 5% from outside the EU). Second, my daughter is technically an immigrant in Sweden, and has the ability to live and work there, and pursue her sporting dreams (she ice skates at a very high level for Sweden’s Team Surprise www.teamsurprise.se) because as an EU citizen she has the right to do so.

Yet I remain proudly British, proud to be a British business actively trading with Europe and making contacts and friends across the continent, and as a result I feel that I and Fighting 15s have a strong British identity within Europe and the EU.

My own view is that Brexit would be economic suicide for the small UK wargames business that trades with Europe, based on the simple effects of VAT and import tax collection outlined at orun.wordpress.com. You may well disagree. 😀

Grand Prince Vytautas rides out in 15mm

ML-02 Lithuanian Grand Prince Vytautas and retinue

ML-02 Lithuanian Grand Prince Vytautas and retinue

Following on the heels of the re-released 15mm Teutonic Order and Polish figures for the Battle of Tannenberg (Grünwald) 1410 come the Lithuanians. Formerly produced by Oddział Osmy of Poland, these figures are now available through Fighting 15s.

The Lithuanians comprise three packs:
ML01 Lithuanian Boyars
ML02 Grand Prince Vytautas and retinue
ML03 Lithuanian light cavalry

Each pack comprises four mounted figures with horses and costs £3.20 including VAT. There’s an option to add three extra figures to pack ML02 to boost the number of standard bearers and retainers.

The figures have been remastered, the original two-piece horse casting changed to one-piece castings, and new production moulds made. Figures come with a selection of cast weapons, and assembly is required.

The figures are listed in the New Arrivals section of the Fighting 15s website at www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/new-arrivals-808-c.asp

The figures complete Fighting 15s’ re-release of Oddzial Osmy’s 15mm Medievals, and our attention will now focus on returning the 15mm Napoleonics to production.

Link: www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/15mm-medievals-tannenberg-1410-855-c.asp