I can’t believe that’s another year about to end! It seems the older we get the faster the years roll by however maybe it’s just because we still have so much fun doing what we do that we barely notice the days and weeks flying past us.

For K&C also there’s a lot of travelling to do… as I write this “DISPATCHES” I’m preparing to leave Hong Kong tonight for Italy and our annual gathering of great collectors… after Italy it’s on to Paris and another “meet ‘n ‘great” with our French National Distributor and collectors there.

Finally it’s K&C UK, the “London” Show and more opportunities to meet and discuss all things toy soldiers with many of our British K&C enthusiasts.

All of these meetings are vitally important to me personally and our company. They help us shape what we’re doing now and what we will be producing in the coming months and years. We also find out what everyone else is up to. So all in all, it’s well worth the effort. However before I head for foreign shores let’s see what December and January has in store for you…



A. “SONS of the EMPIRE”

Three additional reinforcements to our very own Ludhiana Sikhs…


SOE005 “LS Kneeling Firing Rifle”

This Sikh rifleman takes careful aim… Every bullet, well-aimed eliminates at least one of the Queen Empress’ many enemies.


SOE009 “LS Reloading”

Another Sikh rifleman chambers a round into his rifle.


SOE013 “Standing LS British Officer”

Cool, calm and collected this officer indicates to his men the enemy positions.


AVAILABLE: Early December



“Long Live the King” French royalty and nobility played an important role in all of the Crusades… fighting alongside and sometimes leading the armies of Christendom in their mighty struggle to regain the Holy Land.

Here are the first three French crusaders…


MK084 “King Philip II of France

Philip went on the “Third Crusade” (1189-1192) with Richard the Lionheart of England. His army captured the important citadel of Acre in 1191 before ill-health forced his return to France.

Our K&C mounted figure shows him greeting his soldiers and wearing the traditional blue surcoat decorated with the royal “fleur de lys.


MK085 “The King’s Banner Knight”

Carrying the King’s personal standard this mounted Knight follows closely behind his “liege-lord”.


MK088 “Royal Man-at-Arms with Banner”

Another of King Philip’s retainers… this one from the King’s own household troops and carrying a smaller version of the Royal Banner.


AVAILABLE: Early December


C. “As camp as a row of Bell tents!”

That’s an old British witticism to describe a person who may (or may not be) a trifle “Limp-wristed”…

And now here is the real bell tent…


SP048 “Military Bell Tent”

Bell tents made their first military appearance during the campaigns in the Americas at the time of the Revolution. Since then they have proved invaluable during the Napoleonic Wars… The Crimea… The American Civil War… a host of Colonial Wars and Battles (including Isandlwhana) and both First and Second World Wars… They even showed up during the Falklands War of 1982!!!

Used as a single or in multiples they can help transform any tented area in a display or diorama… see for yourself


AVAILABLE: Mid December


D. “Streets of Old Hong Kong

Two colourful new additions to this best-selling series…


HK191 “The Chinese Gateway”

A superb rendition of a traditional three-entrance gateway seen all over China with several examples in Hong Kong. Beautifully crafted and painted.


HK194 “Paper Windmill Stall”

Another common sight in what was old Hong Kong… Particularly at Chinese Folk Festivals such as the Autumn Moon Festival and Summer Solstice.


AVAILABLE: Mid December



December sees the release of K&C’s latest warbird… the Messerschmitt Bf.109 “Emil”… together with a pair of refueling carts and two well-known German air aces….


LW034 “Airfield Refueling Carts”

These two hand-drawn carts were a familiar sight on Luftwaffe airfields through the Second World War… From Benghazi to Stalingradand all points in between!


LW044Werner Molder’s Messerschmitt Bf109 “Emil”

This “E” model 109 is in the personal markings of Oberst Werner Molders, one of Germany’s most famous and highly decorated fighter aces. Molders, who had previously flown in the Spanish Civil War would go on to have 115 “kills” to his credit before himself being killed in an air crash in 1941.

The aircraft we have portrayed is one Molders flew when he took command of JG51 in July 1940. At that time he was the Luftwaffe’s youngest Kommodore. His best friend was another top German ace… Adolf Galland.

Just 500 of this particular aircraft are being produced.


LW046 “Oberst Leutnant Gunther Lutzow

Another of Germany’s leading fighter pilots.


LW047 Kommodore Helmet Wick”

Wick achieved 56 victories before and during the Battle of Britain…Promoted to Kommodore and given command of JG2 he was shot down and drowned in the English Channel in November 1940.


AVAILABLE: Mid December



This is one of K&C’s most popular military ranges and… one of the most original. Its popularity now allows us to have 2 sets of releases in the year instead of just one!


AL027 “Australian Staff Officer”

Major Jack Haldane, a staff officer belonging to Gen. Chauvel’s Light Horse H.Q. observe the Turkish defenses at Beersheba.


AL028 “General Sir Edmund Allenby”

Commander-in-Chief of all British and Empire Forces in the Middle East. Allenby was a first-class soldier and leader and popular with the Australians who were normally “dismissive” of British “top brass”. Here, he is mounted on his favorite charger “Ajax and wearing the typical British pith helmet. Allenby was also much admired by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).


AL029 “Sir Harry Chauvel

Chauvel was the first Australian to become a Lieutenant General and command an entire Army Corps. At Beersheba his Light Horse captured the town and confirmed his military reputation for boldness and daring. Quiet and reserved he continued to serve Australia until his death in 1945.


AL030 “Heliograph Set”

In a war where the wireless and telephone were still in their infancy the ancient method of signaling by reflected sunlight was still valued. Here two Light Horse signalers are at work… reading the signals coming in and preparing to reply.


AVAILABLE: Mid December



A. “Return to Waterloo

Six all-new French infantry-of-the-line to add extra colour, depth and excitement to K&C Napoleonic Forces…


NA243 “FLI Standing Firing”

NA244 “FLI Biting Cartridge”

NA245 “FLI Loading from Pouch”

NA246 “FLI Standing Ready”

NA247 “FLI Preparing to Repel”

NA248 “FLI Kneeling Firing”


AVAILABLE: Early January



“The Desert War” fought between 1940 and 1943 in the harsh, unyielding environment of North Africa is one of K&C’s most collected ranges… both British and Empire and, of course, Rommel’s Afrika Korps.

These latest add-ons are sure to please quite a few of the “Desert-Diehards”


EA058 “The M7 Priest”

Ninety of these 105mm-armed assault guns were dispatch to North Africa early in 1942… many of these were modified by the British with side skirts… some were not… this is one of the latter. Our vehicle includes a commander figure.


EA061 “M7 Priest Crew”

Two add-on gunners that can operate the American 105.


EA062 “Morris CS8 British 15cwt. Truck”

A familiar sight to all British and Empire forces this little truck is in 6th Australian Infantry Division markings and comes with an Aussie driver.


Special Note: This little 15cwt truck is a “Series 250” release.


EA063 “Foreign Legion Marching w/Rifle”

Following the success of our earlier released Free French Foreign Legion “parade” figures we decided to add some more. And here is the first one…


EA064 “FL Marching w/ Light Machine Gun”

A Legionnaire carries the formidable (and heavy) 7.5mm FM24/29 Machine Gun. From De Gaulle’s Free French Foreign Legion troops we move across the desert sands to… The “Diggers”


EA065 “FL Marching NCO w/ Tommy Gun”

In the Legion it was the Non-Commissioned Officers who carried the sub-machine guns. Our NCO carries the 1928 Thompson.


EA067 “Aussie Officer w/Binos

Tommy-gun in one hand and Binos in the other this typical Aussie prepares for battle.


EA068 “Aussie Sergeant w/ Tommy-Gun”

This NCO is leading a fighting patrol out into “No Man’s Land”.


EA069 “Aussie Bren Gunner”

The Bren Light Machine Gun was one of the mainstays of the British and Empire forces. Our Aussie has it slung over his shoulder.


EA070 “Aussie Advancing w/ Rifle”

With Slouch-hat on head and bayonet fixed this particular Aussie is ready for a fight.


EA071 “Aussie on Guard”


EA072 “Bringing up Supplies”

A “Digger” and his pack mule bring up extra ammo to the front line. A great little set!


EA073 “Aussie w/Rifle at the Trial”

Another member of the fighting patrol.


EA074 “Dead Afrika Korps


AVAILABLE: Early January



A unique version of the Me.109… this crash- landed 109 belongs to Franz Von Werra, the only German pilot to successfully escape from Allied captivity and finally make it back to Germany in early 1941. Von Werra made a successful “wheels-up” landing up in Kent, England during the Battle of Britain in 1940. After several failed escape attempts he was transported to Canada where he did finally escape into the U.S. before heading to Mexico. Through Brazil across the Atlantic to Spain and eventually Germany. His exploits were filmed as “The One That Got Away” starring Hardy Kruger.


LW045 “Franz von Werra’s Me 109”

Just 250 of this model are being made.


FOB071 “Standing Bobby”

Another of the member of the “Constabulary” going about his duty.


FOB076 “Tommy on Guard”

This “Tom” (Standard British infantryman) on guard duty… outside a barracks or next to a downed Messerschmitt.


FOB078 “Prisoner & Esort

A wounded German pilot being assisted by another British soldier.


AVAILABLE: Mid-January


D. “Ancient Egypt

A brand-new Sphinx… when we retired the last version we did not realize how useful or requested this item would be. So, we’ve come up with an all-new version.

AE046 “Sphinx”


AVAILABLE: Mid-January


3. Being Retired…

As usual there’s quite an extensive list of retirements so here goes…


CW040 “Mounted Confederate Officer w/Pistol”

CW041 “Mounted Bugler”

CW042 “Cavalry Flagbearer

CW045 “Firing Carbine”

CW046 “Holding Carbine”

CW047 “Loading Carbine”

CW049 “Battlefield Surgeon”

CW050 “Carried off”

DD122US 101st Airborne, Jumping Screaming Eagles”

DD123 “US 82nd Airborne, Jumping All Americans”

NA083 “Scots Grey Standard Bearer”

NA084 “Scots Grey Bugler”

NA085 “Scots Grey Charging”

NA089 “Rearing Horse”

NA090 “Charging Sword Down”

NA096 “RHA Mounted Officer”

NA097 “RHA Sergeant with telescope”

SP038 “Desert Palm Trees (triple Tree Set)”

SP043Desert Village Temple/ Mosque

SP044 “Temple Mosque Minaret”

SP046Desert Village Square”

WS170 “Dead Hitlerjugend Grendier


Well, that’s the story so far, hope there’s something in here that you like. In the meantime very best personal wishes to one and all!




Andy C. Neilson

Co- Founder & Creative Director

King & Country