January 2020


First of All... ‘Happy New Year’ and welcome to the first ‘DISPATCHES’ 0F 2020. So, without too much preamble here goes...


1.                  BEING RELEASED THIS JANUARY...

A.                The Motorcycle MP

DD283 “The Motorcycle MP”

One of the most popular single figure pieces of K&C’s WW2 U.S. Army Collection has always been our U.S. Military Police on motorcycles.

Here is the latest one, sitting on his motorbike and carrying a Thompson Submachinegun.

Perfect for all kinds of WW2 displays and dioramas.

AVAILABLE: Mid January


B.                 SS Music Bands

Most, if not all prewar SS units had various kinds of bands of musicians. These bands were generally financed by public donations.

By the late 1930’s , every SS foot ‘Standarte’ (Regiment) had a full band of between 20 and 40 musicians. In addition each ‘Standarte’ would have a ‘Drum & Fife Corps.’  The premier SS formation ‘Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler’ was no exception...

LAH260 “The LAHSS Drum & Fife Korps”

This presentation 10-man set comprises 1 x Drum Major, 1 x Kettle Drummer, 4 x Side Drummers and 4 x Fifers all in one box. They can be easily recognized by their white leather belts and accoutrements... only worn by the LAHSS.

Special Note: Collectors wishing to construct a larger group can purchase the following additional single fife and drum figures.

LAH246 “Solo LAHSS Fifer”

LAH247 “Solo LAHSS Side Drummer”

LAH249 “Solo LAHSS Trumpeter”

Every subunit within each SS ‘Standarte’ had a “Trumpeter”. This figure, stands to attention in a typical parade pose while playing his trumpet from which hangs a hand-embroidered banner.

AVAILABLE: Mid January


Also available:

LAH256 “The NSKK Motorcyclist”

The NSKK (German: Nationalsozialistische Kraftfahrkorps) was the paramilitary National Socialist Motor Corps that existed from 1931 to 1945.


The NSKK served as a training organization for young people wanting to learn how to operate and maintain high performance motorcycles and automobiles. The NSKK was also used to transport Nazi Party members and officials all over Germany before 1939.

With the outbreak of war in September 1939 most of its members were mobilized into the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS as drivers, mechanics, instructors and dispatch riders.

Our prewar NSKK rider is dressed in their distinctive grey uniform and wearing their own special style and design of ‘crash’ helmet.

AVAILABLE: Early January


C.                “On The Banks of the Little Bighorn”

Four more dramatic and colourful mounted Indian figures to add to our “Real West” series depicting ‘Custer’s Last Stand’ including probably the best known and most famous Indian chief of them all...

TRW161 “Sitting Bull”

‘Sitting Bull’ was a Lakota Sioux leader who led his people during their many years of armed resistance to United States government policies and the increasing encroachment of American settlers onto Indian lands.

Before the Battle of the Little Bighorn he had a vision where he saw many U.S. Cavalry soldiers falling upside down from the sky into the Indian camp. This vision was taken by many of his followers to predict a major Indian victory over the white soldiers.

And so, on June 25, 1876 it came to pass on the banks of the Little Bighorn when General George Armstrong Custer and more than 250 men of his 7th Cavalry met their end attacking Sitting Bull’s camp and his combined force of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.

TRW162 “Kicking Bear”

A young Lakota Sioux warrior urges his war pony into a gallop as he aims his captured U.S. Army Colt revolver at the hated ‘Long Knives’.

TRW164 “Yellow Knife”

This Cheyenne ‘Dog Soldier’, his face painted a fierce-some yellow colour prepares to leap off his horse and attack one of the wounded cavalry troopers.

TRW168 “American Flag”

No one can actually remember this Sioux Indian’s name before the battle BUT after the battle where he captured one of the 7th Cavalry’s ‘Stars ‘n’ Stripes’ guidons he was forever known as ‘American Flag’.

AVAILABLE: Mid January


D “Sword & Scimitar”

A special ‘Value Added Bonus Set’ of four of our finest fighting Saracens collected into one set with all-new painting and colour schemes.

MK201 “The Fighting Saracens” Set of four figures.

AVAILABLE: Early January


E.                 “GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!”

Since we began to ‘reintroduce’ the Vietnam War into our K&C inventory it has proven to be one of our most popular and dramatic ranges of figures and fighting vehicles. Here are the latest additions...


VN069 “The USMC Tank Riders Set”

Three Marine ‘Grunts’ take the opportunity to rest their legs and ride ‘piggy-back’ on an M113... You can also put them on some of our other ‘Vietnam’ vehicles too or just have them sitting around or on top of any display or diorama.

VN072 “The U.S. Army M113 APC”

K&C’s Aussie M113 was a big success and so it was only fair that we brought out the original U.S. Army version.

The M113 was first introduced into Vietnam in the early 1960’s where it became one of the most iconic fighting vehicles of the entire war.

This new K&C model has an all-new armoured turret complete with a .50 cal. heavy machine gun as well as a pair of M60 machine guns on each side of the Carrier. 2 x all -new crew figures are also included.

FACT: Strangely enough the USMC did not have the M113 during the Vietnam conflict in its inventory... Whenever they needed them they were supplied by the U.S. Army, hence our M113 is clearly marked U.S. Army.

Also of interest... the Viet Cong and NVA (North Vietnamese Army) nicknamed it “The Green Dragon”!

To date over 80,000 M113’s in various adaptations and figurations have been manufactured and it still ‘soldiers-on’ in many armed forces around the world.

VN073 “Dismounted Armored Crew” 2 x figures

A kneeling vehicle commander and a walking crewman complete with jerrican and M16 carbine.

VN074 “Standing Armoured Crew NCO”

A solo figure of a vehicle commander armed with his M16 carbine and shoulder-holstered .45 cal. Colt 1911 Automatic.

AVAILABLE: Mid-Late January


2.                  BEING RETIRED...

As we bring in the new we ‘ring-out’ some of the older pieces...

DD276            Colonel Robert F.Sink

EA117            The Humber MK.II Armoured Car

EA120            LRDG 30cwt. Chevrolet Truck

EA121            Sandy

EA122            Dusty Miller

EA123            Jock

LAH199         Hitler and Mussolini... Together

LAH201         One Hour After...

NA416            “Mounted Napoleon” (Chasseur Colonel’s Uniform)


Well, my friends that’s January for you let’s all hope for a brighter... happier... and more peaceful 2020.


All the best and happy collecting!

Andy C. Neilson

Co-founder & Creative Director

King & Country Ltd