KING & COUNTRY
As I write this latest “DISPATCHES”
Anyway… let’s get down to business and bring you up to date with our latest and upcoming releases…
1. AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER…
EA017 “Major David Stirling”
Originally a Scots
Guards officer the tall
EA018 “The Watchers”
Another major role of both the SAS and LRDG was to observe and report on enemy positions and troop movements. These could then be “radioed” back to HQ for analysis or...action. As one of this 2-man set observes the enemy through his binos the other observes the landscape around them.
EA019 “The Imposter”
Among both the
SAS and LRDG were fluent German-speaking refugees from
EA020 “The Attackers”
Sometimes action speaks louder than words...Two of our “Free-lancers” prepare to take on the enemy.
EA021 “On Guard”
Here, is the “classic” SAS figure...arab headdress...British tropical uniform...full beard and “Tommy Gun” at the ready.
EA022 “SAS Mortar Team”
While an attack is about to go in these two SAS Mortarmen prepare to lay down a little diversion for the enemy.
EA023 “LRDG 30cwt. Chevrolet Uncamouflaged”
image of the Long Range Desert Group is the 30cwt. Chevrolet Truck...In the
beginning these were bought from the Egyptian branch of General Motors and
customized by LRDG men themselves. Mounted with an eclectic ar
EA023 comes in
plain “sand” finish and mounts two machine guns...a Bren and a Lewis
Gun. A crew of three in a motley variety of British,
EA024 “LRDG 30cwt. Chevrolet Camouflaged”
Another “Chevy”, this time partly camouflaged with a pale sky blue pattern on basic “sand” colour. This vehicle mounts a “Boyes” anti tank rifle on the rear and also carries a “Bren” just in case…
Three crew accompany the vehicle and like EA023 wear the typical assortment of uniform and head gear much favoured by the Long Range Desert Group.
Special Note: Most LRDG patrols consisted of at least two (and usually three) vehicles. US made Jeeps were also incorporated into these patrols as they became available.
EA025 “The SAS Recce Jeep”
The favourite mode of transport for the SAS was the Jeep, albeit heavily armed, and ready for any trouble that might come their way.
Special Note: As previously stated in last month’s “DISPATCHES”… EA024 “The LRDG 30 cwt. Chevrolet Truck (Camouflaged Version)” will not be available until Mid-October
EA017 – EA022: AVAILABLE NOW
EA023, EA025 – Available in Mid-September
AK038 “Sturmgeschutz III (AK version)
When we announced the release of our FoB “Stug” we received more than a few requests for a “Desert” version. Well, here it is, complete with our 2 tank crew in AK uniform. A great little model!
The long-awaited and eagerly anticipated new “Crusaders & Saracens” are finally ready. Colourful and dramatic these latest Medieval Desert Warriors are sure to be popular with collectors…
MK043 “Mounted Saracen with Lance down”
MK044 “Mounted Saracen w/Lance up”
MK045 “Saracen Standard Bearer”
A simply stunning, mounted flag-bearer of Saladin’s own bodyguard regiment.
MK046 “Knight w/Axe”
MK047 “Man-At-Arms w/Dagger”
MK049 “Mounted charging Crusader w/Lance”
MK050 “Gruesome Trophy Set”
A victorious Saracen and an unfortunate Crusader opponent.
MK051 “Fight to the Death”
MK052 “The Bishop of
A superb study of another fighting man-of-the-church and finally, the “piece de resistance”…
MK053 “Richard The Lionheart”
A magnificent mounted portrait of the English monarch most closely associated with the Crusades and Crusaders. Here, he charges into battle fearing nothing but his God…
2. COMING IN OCTOBER
As promised in part 1 of “DISPATCHES” the second of our two LRDG 30 cwt Chevrolet Trucks will be available with its 3-man crew by Mid-October.
Look out for it!
Following the very successful launch of our First World War German infantry we are pleased to announce the next batch of 13th Bavarian Rifle Regiment figure… this time they are up to their “Pickelhaubes” in action. Although still attacking they’re beginning to take casualties 11 different “action” figures in ten releases… One set only comprises 2 soldiers…
All the others are “singles”.
FW014 “Standing Firing Rifleman”
FW015 “Kneeling Firing Rifleman”
FW016 “Charging w/Rifle and Bayonet”
FW017 “Running w/Rifle and Bugle”
FW019 “German Machine Gun Set”
A lying prone machine gunner “mans” his Maxim gum. A kneeling gun commander with binos directs fire.
FW020 “Shot German”
An enemy bullet finds its mark!
FW021 “Dead German”
FW022 “Standing Loading Rifleman”
FW023 “Kneeling Loading Rifleman”
XM007-01 “Christmas Truce 1914”
As is our custom now, every Christmas we release a “special” set with a Festive theme relating to one of our different series. This year, 2007, with the release of the “1914” First World War range we felt we should remember the unique “cease-fire” that took place on Christmas Day 1914 when British and German soldiers organized an “unofficial” cessation of hostilities to celebrate the birth of Christ. Meeting in “No-Man’s-Land” the opposing troops exchanged simple gifts… shared each other’s drinks and rations and played a soccer match!
Here is our scene… Father Christmas distributes gifts to a German “Fritz” and a Scottish “Jock” who, for a few short hours, enjoy the peace and quiet of Christmas day. Just 650 of these very special sets are being produced… order yours today!
Another K&C custom at this
time of the year is to release our latest “Winter” Germans and GI’s for
BBG010 “Ski Troopers”
Two superb German infantry
mounted on skis heading into battle… could be “The
BBG011 “Command Group”
One great-coated German officer reports to his superior on the tactical situation…
BBG012 “Radio Group”
Two mountain troopers make their way through the winter snow… One listening intently to his back-pack radio.
BBG013 “Mountain Troopers”
Another excellent 2-man set of Mountain Troopers… one carrying his skis the other with an ice pick.
BBG014 “Snow Patrol”
Four camouflaged and partially camouflaged infantry trudge through the winter-clad countryside…
Note: Prices of these new BBG sets will be available later.
3. BEING RETIRED
Sometimes some of you complain that we don’t retire items often enough. Well, I hope the following list satisfies a few (at least) of our benevolent critics…
BBG001 “Grille S.P Gun Set”
BBG005 “The Hetzer SP Tank Set”
DD049 “Weapons Carrier & Trailer”
The entire King’s German Legion series…
German Legion -
NA070 “King's German Legion - Sergeant Looking”
NA072 “King's German Legion - Kneeling Firing”
NA073 “King's German Legion - Kneeling Loading”
NA074 “King's German Legion - Moving Forward”
NA075 “King's German Legion – Skirmisher”
NA076 “King's German Legion - With Ramrod”
RO016-RE “Standing Centurion”
RO027-RE “Walking w/Spear”
RO035-RE “Archer ready to fire”
RO036-RE “Archer firing bow”
RO037-RE “Archer reaching for arrow”
LAH040 “The New Hitler Staff Car”
Both the delightful (and useful) SP017 “French Farmhouse” and its companion piece… SP018 “Farm Coutyard” are being retired also.
Both these great sets are amazingly useful for all kinds of displays and all kinds of eras… Rev. War… Napoleonic… First and Second World War to name but a few.
G. “CLASSIC GERMANS”
WS040 “Marching Infantry”
4 typical “Early War” marching Wehrmacht Infantry of the “Blitzkrieg” era.
And that ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls is, as they that…
As usual, all of us at K&C very much appreciate your business and will continue to do our best to give you the best at…the best possible price in the best possible time.
Best personal wishes and…great sales!
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder & Creative Director