King & Country
write this month’s DISPATCHES I’m getting ready to fly off to the
Both shows are very different but will be inspirational in their content.
“WOH” features any and
“WME” combines the connoisseur hand-painted collectors with the toy soldier buffs. Between them I’m sure I will see lots of great ideas and that in turn will be good for K&C.
After the states it’s onto Paris to link up with my good friend Frederic Genard of Toy Soldiers Paris and meet up with the publishers of Histores at Collections who put out 4 great magazines – MILITARIA (Uniforms and Weapons)… FIGURINES (connoisseur self painted models)… STEEL MASTERS (fighting vehicles and related figures) and their latest MILITOYS (specializing in toy soldiers and 1/4th scale figures).
that it’s back to
And now down to business…
1. TRAVEL STATUS OF SP14, 15 and 16
All of the shipments are now on the high seas. Our partner / distributors can expect them in mid July.
2. SO WHAT’S NEW ?
Available this month - mid July
A. D.Day (British)
DD57 “Commando Attack”
DD58 “Taking Prisoners”
DD59 “Bren Gun Carrier Set”
DD60 “Staghound Amoured Car Set”
DD64 “Tommy" Patrol”
DD63 DUKW “Amphibious Vehicle Set”
3. COMING NEXT MONTH - AUGUST
WS69 (SL) Sturmgeschutz IV (Strictly Limited)
This eagerly anticipated limited edition version of our STUG IV was sold out to dealers within 48 hours of its announcement.
Apologies for the slight delay in getting supplies out to you – our ‘tank’ factory has been working around the clock on not only our new orders but resupplies of our existing ones.
4. ‘NEW’ NAPOLEONICS
Our Napoleonic Forces are also growing by leaps and bounds. Here’s a list of what’s coming in August…
Napoleon’s Imperial Guard
These were the Emperor’s very own bodyguard regiment nicknamed by him “Les Grognards” (The grumblers). Instantly recognised by their tall bearskin bonnets and superb military bearing they were loyal to the last.
NA56 General Dorsenne (Mounted)
“Le beau Dorsenne” – handsome Dorsenne – was one of the most famous officers of the Imperial Guard and one of its bravest.
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. Three dismounted Horse Artillerymen firing their 12 pounder gun.
NA65 Horse Artillery
NA66 Horse Artillery
5. “IN THE WORKS DEPT.”
Scheduled release : September.
The “Bulge” GI add-ons are also at an ‘advanced’ stage – all carving complete, now
comes the ‘master painting.’ Hopefully a November release.
At this moment, myself and the creative team are working on December / January and February release schedule.
Well, that’s the story so far…
Best wishes and, as usual, great sales!