King & Country
back to the Ardennes this month and then off to
1. WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH?
First of all a big, big thank you to all those K&C dealers who joined our BBA Launch Promotion – it’s always good to give something back to you guys because I know how hard you work on our behalf. Believe me it’s appreciated.
So just to remind you once more…here’s what’s heading your way:
BBA05 The M21 Mortar Carrier Set
BBA06 “RETURNING PATROL”
BBA07 “THE ULTIMATE PRICE”
BBA08 “WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING” STUG
BBA09 “PACK HOWITZER SET”
BBA10 “WELCOME TO
B. “THE GI SANTA SET”
As a special “add-on” to the above BBA sets and as a unique addition to our traditional annual “Santa” series we’ve produced this little beauty: XM05-01 “SANTA’S JEEP”
years ago I heard a great story from a K&C collector whose
Dad had served in the
The old priest and the kids were cold and hungry and needed help. So, the whole platoon pooled their rations and anything else they could get their hands on and delivered the “goodies” on Christmas Eve.
Somehow, somewhere one of the GI’s found half of a St. Nicholas costume. And that’s how an old priest…a bunch of starving kids had their best Christmas ever…right in the middle of a war.
That’s what gave me the idea for this little set…I hope you like it.
2. COMING IN LATE NOVEMBER / EARLY DECEMBER…
November we expect delivery of our latest Napoleonics. Going from the reaction I got from dealers
and collectors when I previewed them at
kneeling to repel – perfect for making up that ‘
NA68 Highlander being shot – war is hell and this proves it! A Black Watch soldier reeling back from a musket ball to the head.
B. KING’S GERMAN LEGION LIGHT INFANTRY
and equipped in the same style and fashion as
NA70 KGL Sergeant looking on
NA71 KGL Standing firing
NA72 KGL Kneeling firing
NA73 KGL Kneeling loading
NA74 KGL Moving forward
NA75 KGL Skirmisher
NA76 KGL With ramrod
C. “THE IRON DUKE" (NA77)
Finally in this latest Napoleonic release we have Bonaparte’s most dedicated foe…”The Iron Duke” himself – Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington mounted on his favourite horse “Copenhagen”. A great figure and a great “personality” piece.
D. “THE FRENCH FARMHOUSE”
To set off these and other Napoleonic figures we’re also releasing a terrific “Diorama” piece in two parts – “The French Farmhouse”.
“The Farmhouse” itself and its accompanying base is typical of a rustic
rural architecture of the 18th and 19th Centuries found
SP18 “The Courtyard” comprises 4 separate wall sections and a gateway (complete with swinging doors) that can be used in several different ways to make up a superb setting for your troops.
Not only does this look great with Napoleonics – see K&C’s website for the “diorama’s” use with WW2 scenarios. It can just as easily be used for WWI and even some Revolutionary War scenes.
The only limits are your own imagination.
AVAILABILITY : All Napoleonics and The French Farmhouse sets will be shipping in end November / early December.
3. BEING RETIRED…
On the retirement list this month are the following.
DD50 THE HELL CAT TANK DESTROYER
Less than 100 in stock.
PLUS All of the Napoleonic French Voltigeurs…
NA17 French Voltigeur Bugler
NA18 French Sergeant with Flag
NA19 French Corporal Crouching
NA22 French Standing Firing
NA23 French Mounted
4. LAH NEW JANUARY RELEASE DATE
As many of you already know we have postponed the release of the new LAH sets until January 2006.
This is because we believe K&C have already plenty of new items for both dealers and collectors to absorb in the run-up to Christmas.
At the same time because of LAH’s popularity we also believe it will help give all of us a good sales boost in the beginning of a new year.
5. NEWLY RETIRED ITEM LIST
AK24 SDKFZ 222 Armoured Car Set
AK25 Motorcycle Team
DD32 Mortar Set
DD34 82nd Bazooka Team
DD38 M8 Greyhound Armoured Car
HK075 Chinese Terrace House with Tailor Shop
HK076 Chinese Terrace House with Shoes Shop
NA27 Chasseur Aide de Camp
WS43 Tiger "007" with Michel Wittman
WS55 88mm Gun Crew (Set A)
WS56 88mm Gun Crew (Set B)
Please note: limited quantities only. First come, first served.
So, that’s the story so far… Thanks again for all your continued support we always appreciate it and your business. All the best and, of course, great, great sales!
Andy C. Neilson