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William Britain Toy Soldier - Collection

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With more than 100 years of experience, the Wm.Britain name has earned legendary status by producing the most finely detailed and historically accurate lead-free pewter toy soldiers in the industry. William Britain Jr., an English toymaker, began producing toy soldiers in 1893. Today, Wm.Britain is recognized as the world leader in metal soldiers. From 15th Century knights to 20th Century soldiers, the assortment represents the most expansive in the industry.
Our toy soldiers are typically 1/32 scale. This is also as 54mm. Which means a standing toy soldier is approximately 2.5 inches tall.

Britain's 2014 Catalogues

This page features the Britain's 2014 Spring Catalogue.

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Wrath of the Norseman - Updated December 12, 2015

On the 8th of June 793, Viking long ships appeared off the Northeast coast of England in Northumberland to raid the abbey on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. In a short period of time, the abbey and surrounding village was destroyed with many of the Monks falling victim to the "wolves from the sea." Those that were not killed were carried away as slaves along with the church treasures.

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American Civil War - Updated December 12, 2015

Between 1861 and 1865, the greatest of wars between the Napoleonic War, and the First World War was fought. This outstanding series of figures represents the Leaders and Soldiers who fought on both sides in this historic conflict.

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American Revolution - Updated October 31, 2015!

The American Revolution Series depicts some of the most consequential events and most significant characters that shaped this dramatic period in American History.

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Archive Collection

The new for 2008 Archive Collection, offers faithful reproductions of W. Britain figures made in the early 1900s. Each set is reproduced faithfully down to the shades of paint, style of painting and even the classic burgundy Britain's half box with figures tied in.

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Ceremonial Collection

The Ceremonial Collection and Trooping the Color a splendidly colorful range, continues to conjure up images of the ceremonies and traditions which are synonymous with London.

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Classic Toy Soldiers - Updated December 12, 2015

A new series based on classic toy soldiers, charting the history of the British Army (Redcoats) from the 1600's  and the US Army from 1700's (Bluecoats) and just added the French & Indian War.

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Clash of Empires - Updated January 13, 2016!
The conflicts of the 1750s and 60s became known as the French & Indian Wars in North America and the Seven Years War in Europe. A short period of peace gave way to revolution and the emergence of the United States in the 1770s and 80s.

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Diorama Collection - Updated September 19, 2015

Featuring the Buildings, Scenery and accessories from Britains. Ideal for use in any diorama.

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Elite Forces

It is the elite forces that often capture the imagination thanks in large part to their unique missions, specialized equipment, and striking uniforms. This new series pays tribute to these intrepid soldiers with an initial focus on British special forces in the 1980s and will move on to cover other nationalities, time periods and units.

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Delhi Durbar

In October 1903, Mortimer Menpes published a book entitled Durbar, which not only told the tale of his attending the Durbar but illustrated it in painstaking detail. From the pages of this wonderful book and the photographs of Gertrude Bell comes the inspiration for the new Durbar range by W. Britain.

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Limited Edition Sets - Updated January 13, 2016!

Limited edition Napoleonic Military Band Sets and a World War One British Field Artillery set.
Each set includes a serialized limited edition certificate.

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Medieval Collection

Includes the Knights of Agincourt, Tournament Knights and Knights of the Round table collections.

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Museum Collection - Updated January 13, 2016!

The Museum Collection is a new series of matte finish figures The series begins with a collection of one of the most famous regiments in British military history, the Black Watch or 42nd Royal Highland Regiment.
Just added the United States Marine Corps with a new history of the USMC.

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Napoleonic Collection - Updated December 12, 2015

Waterloo and the Battle of Hougoumont, 1815.

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RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic, one of the most famous liners in the world. Most famous for being a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City.

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Sudan - War along the Nile

In 1881, Mohammed Ahmed, a Sudanese Islamic prophet, had declared himself the "Mahdi" or "Guided One" and launched a desert revolt with the intent of removing all foreigners from the Sudan. By 1884 the Mahdi and his forces had laid siege to the largest foreign outpost in the Sudan, Khartoum. British Major General Charles "Chinese" Gordon had been given the task of evacuating the city but delayed too long and was trapped in the city.

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Victoria Cross Collection

New series for 2006 and 2007, featuring the heroes from the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny.

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World War I - Updated January 13, 2016!

This outstanding set of miniatures depicting scenes, figures and vehicles carefully researched to provide an historical view of the World War I era.

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World War II - Updated January 13, 2016!

These skillfully crafted 1:32 scale pewter sculptures reflect the pride with which American, British and German soldiers of WWII fought for their countries.

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Zulu Wars - Updated January 13, 2016!

Battle of Isandlwana, Rorke"s Drift and Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive.

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Plastic Toy Soldiers

A new series of super detailed Plastic figures.

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