KING & COUNTRY
September is one of the biggest, busiest and most important months of the year for King & Country so, without further ado let’s get into it…
1. WHAT’S NEW IN SEPTEMBER?
A. “WINTER WARRIORS”
K&C’s latest offerings of WW2 German infantry and fighting vehicles and battlefield accessories has been neatly divided into two parts with the infantry and accessories coming in September (in time for the Chicago Show) and the fighting vehicles just over a month later.
WS082 “MG42 Set”. Three decidedly cold-looking German “Soldaten” man this MG42 set up in its “fixed-firing” tripod.
“Hasso von Manteuffel”. This General was one of
WS084 “Winter Sledge”. A well-wrapped up “Soldaten” manfully pulls one of his wounded colleagues to a battlefield aid station.
WS085 “Prepare to Fire!”.A kneeling officer, flare pistol in hand, prepares to give the order to fire to a standing sniper.
WS086 “Moving Forward”.Whilst a kneeling rifleman covers him another “soldaten” moves forward with his machine pistol ready.
B. “Defence Works & Strongpoints”
SP025 “ Machine Gun Bunker” . A hand-painted polystone rendition of an earth and log defencework that can accommodate kneeling and lying prone defenders. This piece has several gun ports and a detachable roof. It can be displayed uncovered if desired, the choice is yours.
SP026 “Mortar Pit”. A three-sided earth and log defencework ideal for positing a mortar pit or a small command/radio group.
SP027 “Tank/Artillery Bunker”. Another, much larger three-sided earth and log defencework suitable for housing a small tank, an artillery piece or even for storing supplies and ammunition.
AVAILABILITY: Mid September
C. “CRUSADER Cross & Crescent”
An epic journey back in time
to the cauldron of conflict that is the
Last month we told you about how we conceived and developed this major new series. This month is the launch of the first exciting releases. From the feedback from many dealers (and more than a few collectors) this range of early Medieval figures and display pieces is going to be a winner!
MK001 “Mounted Knight w/ Lance”
MK002 “Foot Knight w/Sword & Shield”
MK003 “Foot Knight w/Sword & Crucifix”
MK004 “Mounted Knight w/Shield”
MK005 “Foot Soldier w/Spear”
MK006 “Foot Soldier w/Spear & Shield”
MK008 “Mounted Knight w/Flag”
MK009 “Standing Knight w/Sword & Shield”
MK010 “Standing Knight w/Flag & Shield”
MK011 “Fighting Knight w/Sword”
MK012 “Crossbowman Loading”
MK013 “Crossbowman Firing”
MK014 “Knight Fighting w/Axe & Shield”
MK015 “Charging Knight w/Axe & Shield”
MK016 “Fighting Bishop”
MK017 “Horn Blower”
MK018 “Attacking Knight w/Axe & Shield”
MK019 “Knight Drawing Sword”
MK020 “Man-at-arms Fighting w/Axe”
Look out for even more Crusaders and a great selection of fighting Saracens to be released before the Festive Season.
AVAILABILITY: Mid September!
D. “REMEMBER THE
couple of months ago we released our first all-new “
also got Artillery sets for both the Texians defenders and the Mexican attackers plus two variations of the Texas Flag
and a great
“Davy Crocket” of
B. Bowman” of
RTA017 “Robert Allen” of
William B. Travis” of
Ward Floyd” of
W. Thomson” of
A. Badillo” of
RTA029 “Mexican Soldier Advancing”
RTA030 “Mexican Artillery” Set. Three besieging Mexican Artillerymen man their cannon and maintain their bombardment of the little mission
RTA032 “Texian Artillery” Set. Three defending artillerymen fire their captured Mexican field piece. Most of these cannon were either French or Spanish made and used by both sides.
RTA033A “James Butler Bonham” of
RTA033B the same
figure as above but this time the standard is the world-famous “
AVAILABILITY: Mid September
2. COMING IN OCTOBER…
in the month we have our latest “
This first batch are all SS-Polizei or “Ordnungspolizei” easily recognized by their distinctive grey/green uniforms with brown cuffs and collars and, of course, their traditional German police shako which dates back to the 19th Century.
LAH069 “SS-Polizei General Kurt Daluege” the head of the Ordningspolizei of the uniformed police saluting.
LAH071 “SS-Polizei Standard Bearer”. At attention carrying the Party Banner.
LAH072 “SS-Polizei Presenting Arms”. Carrying the K98 Mausser with bayonet fixed.
“SS-Polizei NCO”. A veteran
Police Non Commissioned
The last of this “
LAH074 “Marching SS man w/ Rifle”.
LAH075 “Marching SS officer w/ Sword”.
LAH076 “Marching SS standard Bearer w/ National Flag”.
LAH077 “At Attention, SS officer w/ Sword”.
LAH078 “Presenting Arms, SS man w/ Rifle”.
AVAILABILITY: Early October
B. “WINTER FIGHTING VEHICLES”
As promised there are no less than three great new vehicles – large, medium and small to add on to our September “Winter Warriors”.
WS079 “WINTER HUMMEL”. A much requested self-propelled artillery piece to provide fire support for the ground troops. This large, camouflaged assault gun mounted on a Panzer IV chassis comes with 4 crew figures. With a light dusting of winter snow this model’s crew members are well-wrapped up to protect them against the worst of the weather.
WS080 “GEPARD FLAKPANZER 38(T)”. Utilizing the Czech chassis and mounting a single 20mm flak gun the Germans found this little tracked vehicle more useful in the ground support role than as an anti aircraft weapon.
Our snow-camouflaged version comes with 4 crew figures.
WS081 “Kettenkraftrad”(Halftrack Motorcycle). This last one is small, but a real beauty, the “Kettenrad” halftrack motorcycle was used on all fronts. Our winterized version is being used to lay field telephone cable and comes in a snow-camouflaged finish with 3 superbly animated figures.
AVAILABILITY: Mid October
C. “NAPOLEONIC SANTA”
As you all know, every Festive Season K&C produces a little vignette of Christmas-themed items, this year our scene goes back to the Napoleonic era…
XM006-01 “Santa & The Little Drummer Boys”. Santa listens to the requests of two delightful little French Drummer Boys. In those days orphans or “Sons of the Regiment” were often adopted by a particular unit if their fathers had been killed in action or taken prisoner. Even boys as young as 7 or 8 years of age would be incorporated into the Corps of Drums. Reserve yours NOW!!!
AVAILABILITY: Mid October
3. BEING RETIRED
Only 3 items this month but grab ‘em if you can…
AK019 “Panzer III Tanks”. This Afrika Korp fighting vehicle has now completed its run. However with the recent increase in AK popularity it’s sure to be much sought after.
WS059 “JAGDPANTHER” SPG. This mighty monster, although not as famous as the other big cats – the Tiger & Panther – is an essential piece of any German WW2 armour collection.
WS068 “THE PUMA”. This eight-wheeled armoured car mounting a 75mm Assault Gun is also moving out – so if you’ve not got it yet… grab it!
We have postponed the release of the new Japanese sets until late October/ early November 2006 to coincide with the launch of Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers” movie. From the recent “trailer” I’ve seen it looks awesome! As good if not better than “Saving Pvt. Ryan”.
And that’s our little story so far… The Chicago Show is in a couple of weeks time and I’m looking forward to seeing and talking to many of you there. Look out for brother Gordon and myself and K&C room displays.
Until then, best personal wishes and…great sales to you all!