KING & COUNTRY
AUGUST is upon us and for me the holidays
are over… 12 days in
1. AVAILABLE IN AUGUST…
a) “Vive La Garde! Vive L’Empereur!”
Well, they’re here and ready for inspection. 7 great new action figures of The Emperor’s favourites “Les Grognards”—“The Grumblers”. Resplendent in their tall bearskins and handsome blue tunics the “Old Guard” always take the high ground in any serious Napoleonic collection…
A Guard NCO demonstrating the correct bayonet defense position.
Note the white gloves.
Standing watch in the “classic” position.
NA154 “Standing Firing”
All of these new pieces are perfect add-ons for collectors who like to buy “multiples” to enhance their displays.
b) “Long Live The Emperor!”
NA158(SL) “Napoleon & His Generals”… Strictly Limited!
Here is the great man himself pondering the situation before him… By his side, three of his most trusted commanders… the bespectacled Marshal Louis-Nicolas DAVOUT… General DORSENNE resplendent in his Imperial Guard uniform and… General of Cuirassiers Jean-Joseph Comte d’ HAUTPOUL. Delivering dispatches is a standing, saluting Aide de Camps. Completing this scene are a camp table, chair and basket of maps and the Emperor’s Tent forming a backdrop.
Just 999 of this superb scene are being released and we feel it will be eagerly sought by Napoleonic collectors around the world.
AVAILABILITY: Early August
c) “FIELDS OF
This series has been a pleasant surprise for K&C… originally we thought it would only sell in Europe but its success elsewhere has shown that both dealers and collectors like to seeing something different and unique in their toy soldiers and military miniatures…
These Bedford General Service Trucks were produced in their thousands from 1939-1945 and they “soldiered-on” in the British Forces right up until the early sixties.
Our model is in early-war markings of the British 3rd. Infantry Division. Vehicle includes driver figure.
This is one of the most unusual German armoured cars of the Early-War period. Originally built in
This 8-wheeled monster comes with no crew figures but is still a great looking model.
Apart from the “Feldgendarmes”—the famous “Chained Dogs”, other civilian police either volunteered or were drafted into special Field Police units as backup. This little 3-man set works well with the previous armoured car or on its own.
“THE NAVY’S HERE!”
To help restore order and organize
evacuation on the beaches of
This Matelot fully armed is part of the Landing Party… note his older 1914-1918 web equipment.
Another sailor, this time with “shore-to-ship” radio set and rifle.
A veteran “old-salt” complete with light machine gun.
One more Matelot with Lee Enfield rifle at the high port position.
This standing MP shouting orders amidst the chaos.
Standing, saluting RAF NCO complete with kitbag and backpack awaits evacuation.
Commander-in-Chief, British Expeditionary
Force was ordered by Churchill to return to
AVAILABILITY: Mid August
2. COMING IN SEPTEMBER…
Two more different series are releasing new
additions this month…
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
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.
3. BEING RETIRED IN AUGUST…
a) AFRIKA KORPS
BBA013 “Jes’ Make Sure He’s Dead!”
BBA014 “Mine Laying Surprise”
BBA017 “Helping a Buddy”
DD074 “Reach For The Sky!”
EA013 “The Mine Sweepers”
EA016 “Desert Vickers”
FoB035 “Surrendering Senegalese A”
FoB036 “Surrendering Senegalese B”
WS084 “Winter Sledge”
WS100 “The Fuhrer’s Last Fighter”
And so ends another “Dispatches”… I
hope you find more than a few things to excite you and your collectors. In the
meantime here in
Best personal wishes and… as usual… great sales!
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder & Creative Director
King & Country