KING & COUNTRY
By the time most of you see
this myself and the K&C “WestCoaster”
team will already be in
This year, apart from me,
there will be Helen (our still-almost-new Managing Director), Gordon
(brother and diorama builder par excellence) and young Patrick, one of our
The “Westcoaster” really is a fun event… it may not have the size and scale of Chicago but it’s still very important to K&C and allows us to personally meet and greet hundreds of K&C collectors (and a few dealers).
Well so much for the “promo” let’s find out what’s in store for March and April…
1. WHAT’S COMING OUT IN MARCH…?
A. As featured in last month’s “DISPATCHES” we have our all-new Russian Napoleonics… Thirteen individual pieces including a great mounted officer plus an action-packed Artillery Set with four figures.
All the infantry pieces are in the uniform of the famous “Preobrajenski Regiment” of the Imperial Guard.
Our Artillery Set is also of the Imperial Guard. All of them served in
the Guards Division of the 5th. Army Corps at the
NA138 “Marching Rifleman”
NA139 “Marching Drummer”
NA141 “Standing at Attention”
NA142 “Kneeling Firing”
NA144 “Standing Firing”
NA145 “Standing Ready”
NA146 “Advancing w/ Rifle & Bayonet”
NA147 “Advancing Wounded
NA148 “Mounted Russian
NA149 “Russian Artillery Set”
B. First World War German Reinforcements
Although the motorcar was still in its infancy it was not long before the Armies of both sides recognized its military potential. Here is our second WWI vehicle — armour-plated and mounting a Maxim’08 machine gun in a rotating top turret our early-war armoured car comes with a standing vehicle commander.
From vehicular horse power to genuine horse power… Five German “Uhlans” in action at the gallop!
FW036 “Uhlan Bugler”
FW037 “Uhlan Pointing Downward”
FW038 “Uhlan on Rearing Horse”
FW039 “Uhlan Pointing Forward”
Special Note: “Uhlans” or
“Ulans” were originally Polish light cavalry
armed with a lance. The concept was adopted by first the French (under
Napoleon) and then the Prussians and Austrians. By 1914
AVAILABILITY: MID MARCH
C.“BLITZKRIEG PANZER IV” (FoB039)
A great alternative to our
Afrika Korps version. 5 completely new tank crew figures plus a reconfigured
vehicle itself. This model is ideal for the “Fall
AVAILABILITY: MID-LATE MARCH
IC032 “Making Ready for
AVAILABILITY: MID-LATE MARCH
2. “COMING IN APRIL”
There’s lots of good stuff in April and it’s a pretty varied mixture as well! Let’s start with…
a) “1776 American Revolution”
It’s been a while since we launched any new American Rev. figures so we thought we should remedy that situation with a big bang…
When the revolution in the American Colonies began
George III and his Government utilized their
Royal links to the House of Hanover to seek help with the many princely
states and duchies of
For a hefty price many of these penniless states were only too happy to
rent out their armies in the British cause. The House of Hesse provided
a large proportion of these German mercenaries to fight (and die) in the
K&C’s latest “
Again we are releasing a total of thirteen individual Grenadiers that allows collectors to assemble as large (or as small) a display as their collection (and pockets) will allow.
BR064 “Standing Firing”
BR065 “Kneeling Firing”
BR066 “Standing Ready”
BR067 “Standing Loading”
BR068 “Standing Drummer Boy’
BR069 “Marching Rifleman”
BR070 “Advancing Rifleman”
BR071 “Marching Flagbearer”
BR074 “Making Ready”
AVAILABILITY: EARLY APRIL
From Germans of the
eighteenth century to Germans of the twentieth… Following the defeat of
An all-new, second version of our older “Hitler’s Staff Car”. This upgraded, more detailed set is also larger than the first version. The set includes a standing, saluting Fuhrer… his personal SS driver… two seated Nazi officers plus two SS bodyguards (one with Schmeisser) perched on the back seat of the Mercedes. An outstanding set and a definite “best-seller”.
WS107 “German War Correspondents”
Three SS War Correspondents following the
Fuhrer’s progress through
(or elsewhere). One saluting officer… one movie cameraman and… one
“snapper” with his favourite “Leica”. A great little set… and useful too!
AVAILABILITY: EARLY APRIL
From a peaceful
Six different sets of individual and small groups of figures will be available…
WS110 “Riflemen in Action”
WS111 “Over There!”
WS112 “Open Fire”
WS113 “MG34 Gun Team”
Confident, cocky and highly dangerous this SS officer is sure of himself and his men.
WS115 “Marching SS Trooper”
AVAILABILITY: MID APRIL
It’s a big jump from Second World War Europe to
These new additions make some welcome add-ons to this “signature” series…
RTA035 “General Manuel Castrillon”
One of Santa Anna’s generals… this mounted figure observes the action through his telescope.
Running forward this “soldado” carries his own ladder.
RTA037 “Wounded Mexican”
This poor soldier has been brought to his knees either by grape-shot or a well-aimed musket ball.
RTA038 “Fighting Duo #
The first of these dueling doubles… the enemy are already over the wall and it’s a fight to the death!
RTA039 “Naval Cannon Set”
Many of the artillery pieces used in the
RTA040 “Swinging Rifle”
Either out of ammunition or no time to
The second of our “fight to the death” doubles…
RTA042 “Mrs. Dickinson & Daughter”
Santa Anna spared no male survivors of the battle however he did release, unharmed, several females and children. Susanna Dickinson and her small daughter are probably the most famous.
AVAILABILITY: LATE APRIL
3. BEING RETIRED THIS MONTH…
As usual there’re a few interesting items being “put out to pasture”. Among them are…
Our Vichy French Camel Figures… some of the best and most original mounted figures K&C has ever produced.
AK032 “VF Arab Camel Corps Rider on Drinking Camel (Mtd.)”
AK033 “VF Arab Camel Corps on Guard (Mtd.)”
IC011 “The Opera Stage”
And back to
AE012 “Pair of Pharaoh's Statues”
AE015 “Hunting Pharaoh”
WS073 “German / French SPG”
And that my friends that… if you see anything you like… grab it! Look forward to seeing any of you guys at the “WestCoaster”… it’s going to be fun!
Until then… Adios for now… hiyo Silver and away!
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder & Creative Director