King & Country May 2015 Releases!

May 10th, 2015


Alamo

  • RTA092 — The New Alamo Facade – This, I think, is the 4th or maybe 5th version K&C has made of this legendary façade.  This, I think, is the best yet…and the biggest measuring by (W)15 1/2” x (D) 1” x (H)9”. It’s a great backdrop for any “Alamo” collection and every “Alamo” collector. See for yourself!

Remember the Alamo

AWAY ALL BOATS


On the morning of April 25, 1915, British, French, Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the beaches and coves of the Gallipoli Peninsula in the Turkish Dardanelles.

Their purpose was to capture the Peninsula and force Turkey, a German ally, out of the war. Another of the Allied aims was to open up a sea passage to Russia that would allow the British and French to send arms and ammunition to the armies of the Czar.

Alas, like many “best laid plans” it later came unstuck but on that first morning all seemed to be going well…

Gallipoli

“MUD, BLOOD & GUTS!”


We return to the trenches of the First World War with several new releases that reflect the harsh everyday reality of life…and death…on the Western Front in 1916 and 1917

  • FW158 — A Soldier’s Prayer – A British Army Padre reads a simple prayer over the dead body of a fallen “Tommy”. The design of the dead soldier was
    inspired by a similar figure which can be seen on the powerful Royal Artillery Memorial near London’s Hyde Park. During the Great War, three Army chaplains won
    the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry and 179 were killed-in-action.
  • FW163 — Hold On Son, We’re Almost There! – A British Army medical orderly is assisted by a soldier to carry a badly wounded “Tom” back to the nearest Aid
    Station situated in or close behind the actual front line position.
  • FW173 — Nursing Sister – Between 1914 and 1918 over 10,000 regular and reserve members of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service were at
    work in France, the Middle East, Italy, East Africa and India. Wherever they went they were easily recognized by their grey and white uniforms and scarlet red capes. This nurse is typical.
  • FW186 — German Casualties of War – For these three fallen “Sodaten” their war and suffering is over…
  • FW200 — Rescue Under Fire – Even though the battle still rages above their heads one “Tommy” has crawled into “No Man’s Land” to try and pull a wounded mate to safety…
  • FW201 — Spoils Of War – Two abandoned “Maschinengewehr 08” or MG08’s were the German Army’s standard machine gun during World War One. Adapted from the original 1884 “Maxim” gun these weapons were widely used on all fronts the Kaiser’s Army fought on…with deadly effect. Their nominal range was 2,000 meters although they could be deadly up to 3,500 meters! Allied troops hated
    them with a vengeance because of the huge casualties they inflicted. If and when these guns were overrun attacking soldiers would often, without hesitation, kill the gun crews, even if they tried to surrender! These two guns fit perfectly with set no. FW186.



France 1917

DOWNING ST


By a strange coincidence the man who in 1915 was largely responsible for promoting the Gallipoli expedition was none other than Winston Churchill!

By May 1940, the once disgraced Churchill had now become Britain’s wartime prime minister and the man who helped save Britain in its darkest hour after the Fall of France.

  • DD271 — “BLITZ” CHURCHILL – During even the heaviest German bombing of Britain in 1940 and 1941 Churchill became a welcome and heartening visitor to many bomb-shattered cities and towns the length and breadth of the island nation. Here he is stepping out with his “tin bowler” (steel helmet) on and his gasmask haversack over one shoulder…the famous cigar in his mouth.


D’Day British

HITLER’S FINAL DAYS


Hitler’s “Thousand-Year” Reich has barely lasted just 12…British, American and Russian armies are already thrusting deep into the German heartland. In the West, hundreds of thousands of Wehrmacht soldiers are surrendering…In the East the Soviets are already battling their way into Berlin and fighting street-by-street, house-by-house.

In the “Führerbunker” in the bomb-damaged Reich Chancellery, Adolf Hitler prepares for the worst…

  • WS294 — Dead German Soldaten – Four fallen Wehrmacht infantrymen who will fight no more…
  • WS312 — Hitler’s Last Parade –  A special 5-figure set based on actual newsreel and photo images of a little ceremony that took place on Hitler’s 56th
    birthday on 20th April 1945 in the ruins of the Reich Chancellery garden. Here Hitler greets a small group of Hitlerjugend boys who have been decorated for bravery in the recent fighting in Berlin. Slowly and deliberately he goes down the line talking to each boy in turn. By his side is Arthur Axmann, the HJ leader.
    Completing the set are 3 of the young fighters.
  • WS313 — Hitler’s Bunker – Not the entire complex of the “Führerbunker” you understand…Most of it was deep underground…But here you see part of the upper entranceway from where Hitler emerged for the last time on his birthday to greet the Hitlerjugend boys. The triangular shaped structure has already suffered from both Allied bombing and Soviet Shelling…its pockmarked reinforced concrete
    surface is testament to that. On one side is another entrance way and an iron ladder leading to the roof.
  • WS314 — Führerbunker Ventilation Tower – This cylindrical concrete tower provided fresh air to the underground complex and like the Führerbunker itself has suffered from both bombing and shelling.
  • WS315 — SS Bunker Bodyguards – To protect Hitler and the other Nazi Leaders in the bunker a small detachment of SS was provided. Our 2-man set shows a pair of SS men armed and on guard duty with MP40 “Schmeisser” Machine Pistols.
  • WS318 — Extra Hitlerjugend – To add to the HJ group meeting the Fuhrer for the last time here are two more young fighters. The young lad wearing the greenish uniform jacket belongs to the Auxiliary Fire Service which recruited volunteers from the Hitlerjugend. In the battle for Berlin they exchanged their firehoses for rifles and panzerfaust anti-tank rockets. The other young boy is wearing the standard HJ uniform and belongs to the “Special Patrol Service” group who were already trained in small arms even before the desperate days of April and May 1945.


HITLER’S FINAL DAYS

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

The Third Reich may have collapsed in well-deserved defeat and ruin in May 1945 but back in the Berlin of the 1930’s it was a whole different story…Back then the Nazis really did believe they were creating a “Thousand-Year Reich” that would live on long after them…How wrong they were!

For the moment the parade marches on…

  • LAH141 — The Blood Flag Bearer – The Blood Flag or “Blutfahne” was supposedly carried during Hitler’s failed attempt to overthrow the Bavarian Government in Munich in 1923. It was said to have been stained with the blood of those killed and wounded during a skirmish with the Munich police. Thereafter it was treated like a “Holy Relic” and appeared at all major Nazi functions, parades and events.For almost 20 years it was only carried by one SS man…Jakob Grimminger who rose from the ranks of the SS to eventually become an SS Standartenführer or the army equivalent of a full Colonel.
    Our figure shows Grimminger presenting the flag.
  • LAH180 — SS Obergruppenfuhrer Von Ribbentrop – Joachim von Ribbentrop was Nazi Germany’s infamous Foreign Minister from 1938-1945. Before that he was a successful businessman and appointed German Ambassador to London in 1936. Many senior Nazi Party Leaders were given an “Honorary” rank in the SS by Reichsfuhrer Himmler himself. Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop was one such individual. It is said he took great pride in wearing the black uniform alongwith the medals he had won during the First World War and those awarded to him by the Nazi Party itself.He was one of the principal defendants at the Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal in 1946…found guilty and subsequently hanged.
  • LAH181 — The Black Heydrich – SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich was one of the most feared men in the Nazi Empire and one of the main architects of The Holocaust. Even Adolf Hitler described him as “The man with the iron heart”. In the SS he was number two to Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler and the founding head of the SD (Sicherheitsdienst) the intelligence gathering organization set up to seek out and destroy any kind of opposition to the Nazi Party…both at home and abroad. In September 1941 he was appointed Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia,
    the former Czechoslovakia. On 27 May 1942 he was attacked and wounded by Czech parachutists sent by the Government in exile in London. He died from his wounds on 4 June 1942. A bloody retribution followed.  This figure shows Heydrich in his prewar black SS uniform.
  • LAH182 — Reichsminister Albert Speer – The last time K&C produced Hitler’s favorite architect he was on an inspection tour of the “Atlantic Wall” defenseworks complete with a Citroen Staff Car and other figures. So, we thought, let’s do a single figure of the Nazi Minister of Armaments and Chief of Organization TODT, the Civil and Military Engineering Group of the Third Reich. Speer is here
    dressed in his winter greatcoat. After the war he was sentenced at Nuremburg to 20 years in prison for his role in the Nazi regime. Released in 1966 he published two best-selling autobiographical works and died in London while on a visit in 1981.
  • LAH183 — SA Chief Ernest Rohm – Another of the infamous Nazi “Rogues Gallery” and the leader of the SA (the Surmabteilung) or “brownshirts”. Formerly a career Army Officer he served throughout WW1 and won the Iron Cross First Class for bravery. He continued to serve in the post war Reichswehr (German Army) until joining the Nazi Party…A heavy drinker and a notorious homosexual he helped co-found and lead the SA.
    Eventually Hitler began to realize that Rohm was becoming too dangerous and too powerful. In 1934. Rohm alongwith many of his top SA leaders were arrested and shot in what became known as “The Night of The Long Knives”.
  • LAH184 — SS Sentry – A typical “Algemeine SS” (General Duties) man on sentry duty in the standard black uniform with brown shirt and carrying his K98 Mauser Rifle with fixed bayonet.
  • LAH185 — SS NCO – This “standing-at-ease” SS “Scharfuhrer” is in charge of the sentries and armed with P.08 “Luger” pistol.
  • LAH186 — Marching SS Men – Introducing our new “multiple parade sets” of figures is this 3-man marching detachment that allows collectors to build up bigger parade displays and dioramas with more modestly-priced sets of 2 and 3 figures.
  • LAH187 — Marching SS Officer – A single “Algemeine SS” officer marching with sword…complements LAH186.
  • LAH188 — SS Men Present Arms – A 3-man set following the inexpensive pricing of LAH186.
  • LAH189 — SS Officer At Attention – The officer, with sword drawn, that accompanies LAH188.

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

Streets of Old Hong Kong


As the “Victorian Era” began to change into the “Edwardian” one so too did dress and styles in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.

For younger Chinese men “pigtails” were seen as a symbol of the old, decadent, down-trodden “Middle Kingdom”. Smart, short hair was adopted as one symbol of modernity and being part of the new 20th Century.

Women and girls also started to cut their hair and emulate their Western counterparts.

At the same time traditional Chinese costume was being simplified and becoming more comfortable and practical to wear.

This thoroughly modern young Bride & Groom exemplify the new movement.


Orient


Collectors Showcase – New Releases For May!

April 26th, 2015

American Revolution – British Artillery


New Releases Expected May 2015!



American Revolution

American Revolution – Continentals




American Revolution

American Civil War – 2nd Wisconsin




2nd Wisconsin

WWII



World War
II Collection

Masterworks Collection


Statues are 1/6th scale.



Masterworks Collection

Thomas Gunn – New Releases For May!

April 26th, 2015

WWII Allied Forces


  • PARA011 — Major Digby Tatham Warter DSO – in a relaxed pose with his famous umbrella. Digby was known to take his umbrella into battle with him so that
    he could be easily recognised as he had trouble remembering passwords! At Arnhem Digby was attached to A company 2 Para and lead several charges
    with his umbrella, some even wearing a Bowler hat he had acquired along the way!
    As the Germans surrounded the British, Digby was captured but due to his wounds was sent under guard to a hospital. Escaping soon afterwards he made
    his way back to the Allied lines along with another 150 Paras who were also trying to get back to their own lines. Upon his return to the UK Digby was
    awarded the DSO, he survived the war and set up a farm in Kenya where he died in 1993. Limited to 100 in number
  • PARA012 — Dead Para – An unlucky Para lies dead somewhere in Arnhem, a sad end for many
    of the Airborne Division that flew into Holland in 1944. Limited to 100
  • TG-FREE022 — Captain James Cleminson KBE MC – Captain James Cleminson KBE MC was also at Arnhem and was famously holed up with Major General Roy Urquhart in an attic, when the Germans surrounded the house they were stranded in. Urquhart apparently took exception to Cleminsons moustache which he called
    “damn silly” and this scene is repeated in the film A Bridge Too Far.
    Cleminson was also captured at Arnhem and held prisoner until 1945 where he was released by American forces. He returned to work at his father’s firm after the war and died in 2010. Our figure of Cleminson has him drinking a cup of tea perhaps chatting with Digby about the upcoming Arnhem operation
  • SOV009B — Standing Winter Russian Rifleman with Sledge – A Soviet rifleman suitable for The Russian Civil war or late 1941 looks over his sights as the enemy come into view. Limited to 100 in number
  • USA006A — Running GI Ranger – This version is wearing high leg boots and comes in either an A version with ‘Dry Legs look’ or a B version with the ‘Wet Legs Look’ both suitable for a just off the beach landing dio.
  • USA006B — Running GI Ranger – Wet Look



WWII Allied Forces

WWII German forces


  • FJ019 — “The Breakfast Club” #2 – Two more of our popular FJ’s in a relaxed mode to add to the first Breakfast Club recently issued. One FJ stands
    smoking a cigarette with his MG42 propped up in front of him whilst the other adopts a more casual pose resting his foot on an ammo box, note the
    captured Sten gun as his weapon of choice! A pan of fried egg makes a neat touch to this set. Please note that both these figures have no base and can
    be used as tank riders if so desired.



WWII German forces

WWII Pacific




WWII Pacific

World War One




World War One


Build-a-Rama – New May Releases!

April 26th, 2015

New Releases Expected In May!
Build A Rama Essentials




Build A Rama Essentials

Build A Rama Terrain Mats




Build A Rama Terrain Mats


First Legion – New Releases For May 2015!

April 26th, 2015

Macedonian Phalanx


Sets AG024-039 allow for the creation of a fully modular Phalanx, such as would have appeared under Alexander at the Battle of Guagamela. Designed with figures meant for the front, middle and rear ranks and armed with the 18+ foot long “Sarissa”, the Macedonian Phalanx is a must have for any serious “Ancient Greece” figure collection!!!



Macedonian Phalanx

Wild West


First Legion is pleased to present our rendition of the “Wild West”! Inspired by, and something of an homage to, the “spaghetti” westerns that most of us
enjoyed as children, the range will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from outlaws and lawmen to civilians and US Military and plains Indians.



Wild West

Zulu Wars




Anglo Zulu War

WWII Stalingrad Germans




Stalingrad Germans


King & Country – April Releases Part 2.

April 17th, 2015

“MUD, BLOOD & GUTS!”


We return to the trenches of the First World War with several new releases that reflect the harsh everyday reality of life…and death…on the Western Front in 1916 and 1917

  • FW158 — A Soldier’s Prayer – A British Army Padre reads a simple prayer
    over the dead body of a fallen “Tommy”. The design of the dead soldier was
    inspired by a similar figure which can be seen on the powerful Royal Artillery
    Memorial near London’s Hyde Park. During the Great War, three Army chaplains won
    the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry and 179 were
    killed-in-action.
  • FW163 — Hold On Son, We’re Almost There! – A British Army medical orderly
    is assisted by a soldier to carry a badly wounded “Tom” back to the nearest Aid
    Station situated in or close behind the actual front line position.
  • FW173 — Nursing Sister – Between 1914 and 1918 over 10,000 regular and
    reserve members of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service were at
    work in France, the Middle East, Italy, East Africa and India. Wherever they
    went they were easily recognized by their grey and white uniforms and scarlet
    red capes. This nurse is typical.
  • FW186 — German Casualties of War – For these three fallen “Sodaten” their
    war and suffering is over…
  • FW200 — Rescue Under Fire – Even though the battle still rages above their
    heads one “Tommy” has crawled into “No Man’s Land” to try and pull a wounded
    mate to safety…
  • FW201 — Spoils Of War – Two abandoned “Maschinengewehr 08” or MG08’s were
    the German Army’s standard machine gun during World War One. Adapted from the
    original 1884 “Maxim” gun these weapons were widely used on all fronts the
    Kaiser’s Army fought on…with deadly effect. Their nominal range was 2,000
    meters although they could be deadly up to 3,500 meters! Allied troops hated
    them with a vengeance because of the huge casualties they inflicted. If and when
    these guns were overrun attacking soldiers would often, without hesitation, kill
    the gun crews, even if they tried to surrender! These two guns fit perfectly
    with set no. FW186.



France 1917

Streets of Old Hong Kong


As the “Victorian Era” began to change into the “Edwardian” one so too did dress and styles in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.

For younger Chinese men “pigtails” were seen as a symbol of the old, decadent, down-trodden “Middle Kingdom”. Smart, short hair was adopted as one symbol of modernity and being part of the new 20th Century.

Women and girls also started to cut their hair and emulate their Western counterparts.

At the same time traditional Chinese costume was being simplified and becoming more comfortable and practical to wear.

This thoroughly modern young Bride & Groom exemplify the new movement.


Orient

Black Hawk – New Building For The American West

April 17th, 2015

New Building for the American West


For use with Cowboys or Gunfight at the OK Corral series.


The Cowboys

New John Jenkins Releases For May 2015!

April 17th, 2015

Speedbirds – New Collection


The Coupe d’Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider, commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize (sometimes it is incorrectly referred to as the Schneider Cup, which is entirely different prize), was a trophy awarded annually to the winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats. The Schneider Trophy is now held at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

Announced by Jacques Schneider, a financier, balloonist and aircraft enthusiast, in 1912, the competition offered a prize of approximately £1,000. The race was held twelve times between 1913 and 1931. It was intended to encourage technical advances in civil aviation but became a contest for pure speed with laps over a (usually) triangular course (initially 280 km, later 350 km). The contests were staged as time trials, with aircraft setting off individually at pre-agreed times, usually 15 minutes apart. The contests were very popular and some attracted crowds of over 200,000 spectators. An earlier trophy, also presented by Jacques Schneider in 1910, in France, was the Schneider Cup, which is held in the RAF College Cranwell.

If an aero club won three races in five years, they would retain the trophy and the winning pilot would receive 75,000 francs for each of the first three wins. Each race was hosted by the previous winning country. The races were supervised by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and the aero club in the hosting country. Each club could enter up to three competitors with an equal number of alternatives.

The race was significant in advancing aeroplane design, particularly in the fields of aerodynamics and engine design, and would show its results in the best fighters of WW2. The streamlined shape and the low drag, liquid-cooled engine pioneered by Schneider Trophy designs are obvious in the British Supermarine Spitfire, the American North American P-51 Mustang, and the Italian Macchi C.202 Folgore.

The Supermarine S.6B is a British racing seaplane developed by R.J. Mitchell for the Supermarine company to take part in the Schneider Trophy competition of 1931. The S.6B marked the culmination of Mitchell’s quest to “perfect the design of the racing seaplane” and represented the cutting edge of aerodynamic technology.

The last in the line developed by Supermarine, it followed the S.4, S.5 and the S.6. Mitchell and his team’s experience in designing high speed Schneider Trophy floatplanes greatly contributing to the development of the later Supermarine Spitfire, an iconic fighter and Britain’s most successful interceptor of World War II.

The winning Schneider flight was piloted by Flt. Lt. John N. Boothman in aircraft serial number S1595 at a speed of 340.08 mph (547.19 km/h), flying seven perfect laps of the triangular course over the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the British mainland.

Seventeen days later, Flt Lt. George Stainforth in S.6B serial S1596 broke the world air speed record reaching 407.5 mph (655.67 km/h).



Speedbirds

WWI – British




British Forces

WWI – French




French Army

Raid on Saint Francis, 1759


The Jersey Blues were raised in 1755, by the New Jersey provincial government. It was originally composed of five companies, and was sent to the northern frontier, to guard it against the French. They were known as the “Jersey Blues”, partly from the blue coats of the regiment, and partly from the similarlity of the uniform to that New Jersey used in the war of Jenkin’s Ear.

On April 4 1758, the General Assembly of New Jersey voted to increase the regiment to a strength of 1,000 officers and men, including 100 grenadiers.

In 1755, a regiment of New Jersey Provincials (500 men), known as the Jersey Blues, joined Shirley’s expedition against Fort Niagara. The regiment was under the command of Schuyler. The expedition departed from Albany and slowly advanced towards Fort Niagara along the Mohawk River. By mid September, Shirley realised that Fort Niagara was too strongly defended and abandoned his project. He retreated to New England, leaving the New Jersey Provincials to garrison Oswego. In December, the regiment was recalled to New Jersey where it took position on the frontier till next spring.

In the spring of 1756, the regiment was again on the northern frontier. It was divided into two parts, one garrisoned at Schenectady, while the other was placed under the colonel’s direct command. This latter detachment (500 men) was part of Shirley’s force which assembled in Albany in May. In August, when a French force under Montcalm laid siege to the complex of Oswego, 150 New Jersey Provincials were garrisoning the small Fort George. On August 14, when Oswego surrendered, the detachment of Fort George, including Colonel Schuyler, became prisoner of war and was brought back to Montréal. A new enlistment in New Jersey compensated for these losses.

In 1757, New Jersey refused to increase its contribution from 500 men to 1,000 men. In July, a detachment of 300 provincials, chiefly New Jersey men, was sent from Fort William Henry under command of Colonel Parker to reconnoitre the French outposts. On July 26, a large band of Indians, led by the French partisan Corbière, ambushed the detachment of New Jersey Provincials not far from Sabbath Day Point on the western shore of Lake George. Parker had divided his force and at daybreak three of his boats fell into the snare and were captured without a shot. Three others followed and shared the fate of the first. When the rest drew near, they were greeted by a deadly volley from the thickets, and a swarm of canoes darted out upon them. The men were seized with such a panic that some of them jumped into the water to escape, while the Indians leaped after them and speared them with their lances. Only some 100 men and three boats made their escape. In the following month, on August 9, the remainder of the regiment, only 301 men, were captured and paroled at the end of the siege of Fort William Henry, under condition of not serving again during 18 months. After the fall of Fort William Henry, New Jersey contributed 1,000 militia who marched to reinforce the British army while another 3,000 New Jersey militia were ready to march if it should be necessary.

In the spring of 1758, the regiment was reformed under Colonel John Johnson, officially counting 1,000 men. In July, this new regiment took part in the expedition against Carillon (present-day Ticonderoga). On July 5, they were embarked at the head of Lake George. On July 6, at daybreak, the British flotilla reached the narrow channel leading into Lake Champlain near Fort Carillon and disembarkation began at 9:00 a.m.. On July 8, they fought in the disastrous Battle of Carillon. At daybreak on July 9, the British army re-embarked and retreated to the head of the lake where it reoccupied the camp it had left a few days before.



Raid on Saint Francis, 1759

Knights Of The Skies


  • BGC-023 — French Pilot – This figure is mainly for those collectors who have been unable to purchase an ACE-12P, and need a French pilot to display alongside their ACE-12.
  • GGC-020 — German Pilot – A generic German pilot, which can accompany any of the planes, or fill out an airfield diorama.



Knights Of The Skies – WWI

Battle of Gallipoli 1915




Battle of Gallipoli 1915

New Blackhawk Gangland America Releases – Expected April

April 4th, 2015

Gangland America


New Series featuring the 1920 Prohibition Era.



Gangland America

King & Country April 2015 New Releases

April 4th, 2015

Wehrmacht


No less than 13 all-new releases that should please Wehrmacht Collectors whether they like their figures “on Parade” or…”On The Battlefield.”

  • WH013 — The 12-piece Classic Wehrmacht Band – These 12 musicians will march proudly into any collection that features “feldgrau” infantry. Dressed in their
    traditional everyday uniform, albeit with decorative silver and red “swallow-nests” on their shoulders, German military bands were a familiar sight on the streets of cities and towns in Nazi-occupied Europe.
  • WH014 — At attention – A new version of a typical guard duty pose.
  • WH015 — Marching Officer – On parade and leading the way…This officer has both the 1st and 2nd Class “Iron Cross” awards on his tunic.
  • WH016 — Marching Rifleman – The perfect accompaniment to WH015.
  • WH017 — Wehrmacht Mortar Team – Two kneeling “Soldaten” man their 81mm mortar and prepare to launch a bomb.
  • WH018-B — Dismounted Armoured Vehicle Crewmen (Black) – With so many K&C German tanks, armoured cars and other vehicles in collections it’s always useful to have additional crew members available in “non-action” roles… *WH018-G The two crewmen in “feldgrau” armoured vehicle jackets. *WH018-B Two crewmen wearing the Panzer black wrap-around short jackets. The choice is yours…
  • WH018-G — Dismounted Armoured Vehicle Crewmen (Feldgrau)
  • WH019 — “Take a Breather” – His stalhelm held in one hand, this “soldaten” rests on his rifle…He’s marched over 20 miles this day and he’ll march another 20 tomorrow. It’s often forgotten that the majority of German infantry in the first half of the war journeyed into battle…on foot!
  • WH020 — “Happy…!” – This field-grey infantryman seems pleased with himself…Has he just been given a leave pass?
  • WH021 — Pz. Kpfw. III Ausf.N – The Panzer III Ausf.N variant was an “assault tank” that was produced to meet the specific need for a stronger tank that could more effectively take on the Soviet T34. Designers decided to use the short-barreled 7.5cm main gun along with a special “hollow-charge” shell. Additional armour was also included in this model, especially around the turret. Production of these “N” variants began in June 1942 and continued through until August ’43. Just over 700 were built in this time. Most being conversions and upgrades from existing Ausf.L. and Ausf. M. tanks. This new version earned a good reputation from its crews and mostly saw action on the Eastern Front. Some models were also transferred from German stocks to Romania, Slovakia and Croatia after their replacement by more updated German armour. Our K&C model is in typical field grey and comes with a tank commander figure.
  • WH031 — Eat when you can – As every soldier knows…”Sleep when you can…Eat when you can!” This man enjoys a mess-tin of hot food.
  • WH032 — The 20-piece Classic Wehrmacht Band – 12 x marching musicians look good… 20 look even better! All of the different German armed services supplied bands and musicians to accompany their troops in the field. When not engaged in musical activities bandsmen often acted as stretcher bearers and assistants to the German military medical services.
  • WH-S01 — Standing at Attention Set – This little 2-man set gives you two great figures at a “special” price.
  • WH-S02 — On the March Set – A 3-man marching set to follow your marching officer (WH015). If you think 3 look good…try making it 33…! Now that will really impress your friends. A “special value” package again!


German Wehrmacht

Policing The Trenches


Even in the midst of battle it was necessary to employ Military Policemen…Their duties were many and varied…From directing traffic to ensuring supplies of ammunition get to the front. The Military Police also collected enemy prisoners and any soldier attempting to escape or evade their duties in the front line. They enforced military discipline and also provided security for the “top brass”. They were not alas, universally popular…

  • FW198 — WW1 Military Policemen – A pair of “Red Caps” (on account of their red service cap covers) directing traffic and on the lookout for deserters, malingerers and others trying to evade their duties. Special Note: All rank and file Military Policemen were Non Commissioned Officers. The older Corporal is pointing, the younger Lance Corporal is watching.


France 1917

Medieval




Medieval Collection