King & Country
July was a very busy month with the trip to the ‘States
and France’ plus 5 days in
August is also “launch month” for our latest batch of splendidly colourful Napoleonic soldiers. Many of you will already have seen the photos of our upcoming ad campaign for these. We’re also producing an updated “Napoleonic” full colour brochure that will include these new pieces.
So, without further ado … here’s a list of them :
1. WHAT’S NEW IN NAPOLEONICS
NA56 General Dorsenne (Mounted)
NA59 Guardsman w/ Rifle advancing
NA60 Guardsman w/ Rifle marching
NA61 Guard Drummer marching
NA63 Guardsman w/ Rifle presenting arms
NA64 Horse Artillery of the Guard Gun set.
NA65 Horse Artillery
NA78 New Dragoon Guidon Bearer
NA79 New Dragoon Charging w/ Sword
NA80 New Dragoon w/ Pistol
NA81 New Dragoon Fighting w/ Sword
Special Note : Many, many Napoleonic collectors had requested us that these four mounted figures be released in the uniform of the Empress Dragoons to add to their Regimental collection of that same unit.
At the same time other collectors who could not obtain the “Strictly Limited” version also requested the figures. We’re happy to oblige.
Availability : Mid August
2. COMING IN SEPTEMBER
This September will be a ‘bumper’ month for K&C dealers and collectors alike and here’s why …
For K&C WWII fans – (and you know how many of those are out there)! There’s more “BATTLE OF THE BULGE” add-ons … this time it’s the Germans! No less than 7 sets of fighting vehicles, soldiers and a special ‘personality’ figure for collectors to drool over. Here’s a breakdown :
BBG01 The “GRILLE” Self Propelled Gun Set
Mounted on a Czech 38T tank chassis this 10.5cm howitzer was a useful addition to the Nazi arsenal. Painted in a white–washed camouflage scheme our model comes with 2 full–bodied crew figures well–wrapped up against the winter weather.
BBG02 “Winter Patrol”
Four Waffen SS and Volksgrenadiers, well–armed and well camouflaged in their winter smocks move forward to attack.
BBG03 “Winter Tank Riders”
Another four winter clad figures perfect for sitting on any of K&C’s larger armoured vehicles.
BBG04 “GI Prisoners”
During the early stages of the
BBG05 The “HETZER” Tank
Another German Self–Propelled Gun mounted on the Czech 38T chassis. These little SPG’s packed a powerful punch and were even used by the Swiss Army until the late 1970’s.
K&C’s “ambush” pattern model comes with a radioman, standing Waffen SS commander and a neat little signpost.
BBG06 “Crossing The Road”
Based on several famous photos of the
BBG07 “Sepp Dietrich”
Commander of the Sixth Panzer Army, Dietrich had long been a favourite of the Fuhrer’s. However, he was a good soldier who looked after his men’s welfare and inspired them.
Here in this typical Dietrich pose he wears a sheepskin jacket over his Waffen SS General’s service uniform, compare this wartime Detrich with the pre war LAH version!
3. ALSO IN SEPTEMBER
We’ve completely revised and redesigned our Chinese Imperial Collection and wait till you see it.
K&C have produced an amazing Dowager Empress (who ruled at the time of the 1900 Boxer Rebellion) and members of her court.
Among the September releases are Pekin Opera Players … Musicians … Ladies–in–Waiting … and a superb Mandarin Set.
Take a closer look at the amazing detail and painting of these sets …
(**Please note photos and pricings will be sent with our next Dispatches.**)
There’s also 2 new sets coming in this long–running series …
HK135 “Stonemason Set” illustrates an old stone carver with his young apprentice working on large stone lion.
HK136 “Gate Guardian Lions” A pair of magnificent traditional Chinese Lions in brass which would decorate and defend the doorways and entrances to all important homes and government buildings.
5. BEING RETIRED
As usual there’s also a whole raft of ‘retirees’ coming up … mostly American War of Independence but one lonely Roman as well and our modern Black Watch soldiers.
Our Entire BLACKWATCH on Parade Series is being disbanded – only limited numbers still available.
AR25 Continental Howitzer Set (5 pcs)
AR26 Continental Cannon
AR31 French Sergeant
AR32 French Soldier Marching
BR14 British Howitzer Set (5 pcs)
BR15 British Cannon
BR16 Royal Artillery Sergeant with Rifle
BR18 10th Lincolnshire Sergeant
BR20 Fusilier Fifer
BR21 10th Lincolnshire
BR22 Marching Fusilier
STREETS OF OLD HONG KONG
HK089 Chinese Moongate
Don’t panic though I’m working on the next batch of American Rev. figures for release, I hope, in the first quarter of 2006.
And for Ancient Roman enthusiasts there’s some very exciting news in the works.
Well, as Bugs Bunny would say that’s all for now folks!
Best wishes and … great sales to one and all!