I’m writing “DISPATCHES” early
this month for a very good reason… Chinese New Year! This is one
of the very, very few times in the calendar when
And, K&C is no exception!
So, I’m off with my family for a
And, without further ado… here’s all the latest scuttlebutt…
1. AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY
A. “The Revolution Begins Again Here!”
Or… to be more precise it begins again with K&C’s release of a whole big batch of new “1776 American Revolution” figures and… a cannon!
These new sculpts
and paint jobs show no less than 10 different infantrymen of the Rhode
Island Regiment going into action. Along with them is
AR059 “Marching with rifle”
AR060 “Standing with rifle”
AR061 “Kneeling Firing”
AR062 “Standing Firing”
AR065 “Standing Flag Bearer”
AR066 “Sergeant with rifle marching”
AR068 “Cannon Set”
AVAILABILITY: Mid February
B. “Return to
From the fields and towns of
eighteenth century Colonial
it’s off again to the fields and villages of
During WW2 the German War Machine made full use of captured enemy weapons… equipment and vehicles… Here we see one such example… the French-made Panhard Armoured Car.
Following the Battle of France in May and June 1940 large numbers of these vehicles fell into German hands. These in turn were given the minimum of adaptations (but usually some improvements) quickly repainted and reissued to German units.
This new model, in typical
2-tone camouflage, has been handed over to the infamous “Das Reich” 2nd
SS Division just prior to the
The vehicle comes with 2 crew figures.
Every army needs its leaders and the German Army had some of the best…!
Here, however he is far from the
burning sands of North Africa… he is inspecting beach defences
on Hitler’s vaunted “Festung Europa”
WS127 “General Oberst Heinz Guderian”
The “master and teacher” of Panzer Warfare, Guderian often fell foul of the Fuhrer because of his forthright opinions and decisions. This figure shows him wearing typical black Panzer uniform which he wore when inspecting his tank forces.
WS128 “General Oberst Eduard Dietl”
The commander of the 20th.Mountain Army… Dietl was himself a skilled climber pre war and… a devoted Nazi. In this piece he is wearing the leggings and ski cap of a typical Mountaineer. He was killed in an aircrash in 1944.
WS129 “General Leutnant Fritz Bayerlein”
the famous “Panzer Lehr” Division before and during the Battle of
Normandy. Prior to this
he had been Rommel’s very capable Chief-of-Staff in the Afrika Korps.
The perfect figure to accompany his old boss on an inspection
tour of the
WS130 “German Guard Box”
From one end (the top) of the military spectrum to the other… the humble guard box. Seen and used everywhere this brand-new, 3 colour version can be utilized in a whole host of situations and locations. Please note the figure shown alongside is for scale only… and sold separately.
2. COMING IN MARCH…
Have we got some great things for you in March… or what?!?
A. “Fields of
Three great add-on sets for this series featuring both British and French forces of the 1940 period.
Following the great success of our “Desert” version of this vehicle we had many requests for an European olive green one… and here it is…
Painted in standard British Army olive drab this particular “Katy” is in the markings of the 3rd. Infantry Division which fought in both the Fall of France in 1940 and the Normandy Invasion in 1944. Our “Katy” is suitable for both kinds of displays.
FoB041 “Stretcher Party”
Two soldiers carry a wounded “Tommy”
out of the frontline and on to the nearest First Aid Station… perfect to go
Also note Stretcher Bearers were armed… unlike medics.
FoB045 “French Motorcycle Combo”
A great little set… and very unique… Two French “Poilus” take a momentary rest in between delivering important dispatches from Headquarters to the troops in the field.
AVAILABILITY: Early March
B. From France in
1940 we go back to
K&C’s earlier fo
Countless British and French
attacks came to grief in front of the German trenches and machines guns all
along the Western Front which stretched from the Swiss border to the
K&C’s latest “Great War” release port
A young British officer, pistol in one hand… walking stick in the other leads his men forward.
FW041 “Kneeling Firing”
FW042 “Standing Firing”
FW043 “Kneeling Ready”
A sergeant, rifle and bayonet in hand, charges forward with two other riflemen in support.
FW045 “Dead Casualty”
Here’s one unfortunate lad who won’t be going home to Blighty!
Carrying his wounded mate over his shoulder this Tommy might just win a medal… if he survives the deadly German machine guns.
This corporal used to bowl for his village cricket team… here he’s bowling a “Mills Bomb” at the Huns!
FW048 “Lewis Gunner”
Lying prove behind some sand bags this Lance Corporal provides covering fire for the advancing troops.
FW049 “British Mk.IV Heavy Tank”
A superb model of the most produced tank of the Great War. Armed with both cannon and machine guns this metal monster terrified the enemy and provided much needed close fire support for the “PBI”… the “Poor Bloody Infantry”. Our K&C model is in the markings of “Cavalier” one of “C” Squadrons vehicles of the newly formed Royal Tank Regiment.
AVAILABILITY: Mid March
SPECIAL NOTE: All of our infantry figures are from the 2/5th. Btn of the Gloucestershire Regiment of the 61st. Division.
C. “BOOTS & SADDLES”
From the mud and blood of the
Western Front in 1917 to the Great southern Plains of
It’s often forgotten that the US
Cavalry was fighting Indians well before the Civil War… books, television and
the movies have always tended to focus on the Indian Wars of the
King & Country’s newest series is throwing the spotlight on the earlier struggle before the outbreak of the Civil War… This first small release is just a “taste” of what’s in store… with three mounted U.S. Dragoons confronting a five-man Commanche raiding party… Take a look!
TRW001 “Mounted Dragoon w/Rifle”
TRW002 “Mounted Dragoon w/Guidon”
TRW003 “Mounted Dragoon w/Sword”
TRW004 “Mounted Wolf's Head w/Shield & Lance”
TRW005 “Warrior Defending”
TRW006 “Warrior Attacking”
TRW007 “Warrior w/ Knife”
TRW008 “Warrior w/ Musket”
AVAILABILITY: Early March
Who can forget it… certainly not K&C! Our latest release features 5 great new additions…
RTA043 “Lying Wounded Texian”
RTA044 “Dead Mexican Soldier”
RTA045 “Kneeling Firing Mexican Soldier”
RTA046 “Loading Mexican Soldier”
RTA047 “Fighting Duo III”
AVAILABILITY: Early March
E. “LAST BUT NOT LEAST”
HK173 “New Sedan Chair Set”
This is the 5th. brand-new version of an old favourite and, I hope, the best one yet!
AVAILABILITY: Early March
3. “BEING RETIRED”
A huge big bundle of retirals… with maybe a few surprises thrown in… Check the list carefully there are some terrific pieces here.
And remember, we only do this in order to make way for lots of new items in the pipeline.
AE005 “The Painters”
BR059 “Prisoner & Escort Set”
DD067 “M5 Stuart Tank Set”
DD068 “American Ambulance Jeep Set”
IC006 “Opera Soldier”
IC007 “The Musician Set”
IC008 “Dowager Empress Set”
IC010 “Mandarin Set”
IC020 “Archer Set”
LAH031 “Sepp. Dietrich”
LAH033 “Joachim Peiper”
LAH034 “Karl Wolff”
LAH035 “Reinhard Heydrich”
LAH044 “The Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler”
LAH045 “SA Chief Ernst Rohm”
LAH049 “Feldmarschall von Rundstedt”
LAH069 “SS-Polizei General”
LAH072 “Polizei Present Arms”
MK011 “Fighting Knight w/Sword”
MK025 “The Catapult Set”
MK028 “Saladin’s Bodyguard
MK029 “Saladin’s Bodyguard Soldier w/Spear”
MK034 “Saracen Attacking”
MK035 “Saracen Attacking w/Axe”
NA082 “Sitted French Cavalry”
NA093 “Chasseur A Cheval Flagbearer”
SP019 “Table and Chairs Set”
Wow! That is a list and a half!
As usual I hope you’ve seen a lot of things that will excite you. And, on that
very cheerful note I’ll wish all of you a very, very happy Chinese New Year… “KUNG HEI FAT CHOY!” from all of us in
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder & Creative Director
King & Country