writing these notes with less than a month to go before the Chicago Show! As
most, if not all of you know, there are many great toy soldier shows held in
the States and
The K&C “Advance
Guard”… Gordon, Patrick and me arrive in
So, what new ammunition do we have…
1. AVAILABLE THIS SEPTEMBER…
As previewed in August’s “DISPATCHES” we have the following:
A). “SOMEWHERE IN
This is a brand-new version of an old, long-retired favourite… “The Schwimmwagen” amphibian. A pair of Waffen SS Panzer Grenadiers on a reconnaissance mission are side tracked when one of them gets an urgent call-of-nature.
Even in the midst of battle a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do! A little touch of reality in the world of toy soldiers and military miniatures!!!
How’s that for a mouthful! A long title for a great little half track. This all-new German fighting vehicle is packed full of action… and character… Inspired by an actual German combat photo our “Panzer Lehr” half track is covered in extra equipment and supplies. Inside it are three full figures… driver… gunner… and spotter. Looks like they’ve just spotted some enemy…
Perhaps supporting the half track are these
three Waffen SS troopers edgily moving forward… They
belong to the “Hohenstaufen” Division and work equally well in an “
Moving forward to take up a new gun position is this two-man Waffen SS MG42 gun set.
WS124 “Flame Thrower Set”
Much requested and… much feared… the Flame Thrower team. As the leading trooper prepares to “torch” the opposition his bodyguard covers his back.
Special Note: All of the last three sets work well in
September… in time for
B). “Death To The Infidel!”
From the war-torn
lands of the
This Norman-Irish Knight charges into battle with battle-axe ready to strike.
A Scottish Knight who fought alongside Richard the Lionheart and was one of his standard-bearers.
One foot firmly planted on a treasure chest of plundered booty this Knight is living proof that religion was not the only reason to go on a Crusade!
MK057 “Sir Roger De Tolkinghorn”
A fighting foot Knight of Richard’s entourage.
His horse dead this dismounted Knight fights for his life against a lightly armed, but still deadly, Saracen.
Fast and skillful Saracen mounted archers created havoc among their more heavily armoured (and slower) Crusader opponents.
This archer lets loose at the enemy.
This Saracen reaches for another arrow to continue his deadly task.
September… still in time for
2. COMING IN OCTOBER…
A). Back to the “Streets of Old
As virtually everyone knows
When K&C redid the big Mercedes 6 wheel
Staff car for “Hitler’s
A full 21-piece marching Regimental Band of the premier SS regiment “Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler”.
Led by their Drum Major this large set is
sure to be the centre-piece of any “
When you buy this complete 21-piece set K&C also adds on the extra-special LAH098 “Schellenbaum Carrier”… ABSOLUTELY FREE!
The complete band comes in its own special box.
In addition, for those collectors wanting to build an even bigger musical display or those building up their band piece-by-piece we offer the following musician figures on an individual basis…
LAH097B “Bass Drummer”
LAH097E “Bassoon Player”
LAH097I “Tuba Player”
LAH097J “French Horn Player”
LAH098 “Schellenbaum Carrier”
Every winter, for the last few years, we’ve
introduced several sets of figures and fighting vehicles that can be used for
Not quite as ubiquitous as the Kubelwagen, the Schwimmwagen was still a fairly common sight on German battlefronts on the East and Western Fronts.
This new model has the top cover up and has been given a thin coat of whitewash over its original grey exterior. A well-wrapped up driver and a standing Feldgendarme complete the set.
BBG016 “The KONIGSTIGER or KING TIGER”(with Henschel Turret)
This is K&C’s third version of the almost 70 ton monster and the most accurate and detailed yet! Substantially larger than the first two versions the new “big cat” has the alternative “Henschel Turret” as opposed to the earlier “Porsche” one.
The superb, faded three-tone camouflaged and battle-worn King comes with 3 crew figures and its own special box. This is sure to be a much sought after piece and a great Christmas present!
BBG017 “King Tiger Tank Riders”
Three kneeling and sitting Panzer Grenadiers in a variety of Winter uniform… perfect for the KT or indeed any other suitable period German fighting vehicle.
A lone Panzer Grenadier, MP44 held ready advances to the front.
A Medic and a helpful “soldaten” carry a wounded comrade to the nearest aid station.
A single standing Panzer Grenadier who can be used on top of a tank or standing by the side of the road watching events unfold.
C). “Additional Air Drop for
When we last released all of our new “Market
Garden” figures at the end of 2007 we knew we had to produce a tribute to
the Polish Parachute Brigade who bravely fought alongside British 1st.
MG024 “Bren Gun Team”
This expert rifleman uses the standard Lee Enfield .303 with a special hunting scope.
Using a captured German machine pistol this Polish Para is on the attack.
MG027 “Sitting Polish
Taking a momentary respite from the fighting this paratrooper is still watchful… and ready, rifle in hand.
AVAILABILITY: Mid October
3. BEING RETIRED THIS SEPTEMBER…
A few surprises… so grab ‘em while you can…
b. 1776 AMERICAN REV
AR050 “Marine Drummer”
DD073 “The Souvenir Hunters”
DD078 “M12 155 Gun Motor Carriage”
WS098 “German T
d. AGE OF NAPOLEON
RO017-RE “Fighting Centurion”
RO020-RE “Fighting Aquilifer w/Flag”
RO022-RE “Marching w/Spear”
RO025-RE “Attacking w/Spear”
And that my friends is
that… Looking forward to seeing some of you in
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder & Creative Director
King & Country