New Collectors Showcase Releases Arriving In September!

September 14th, 2014

WWII German

A long time in coming is another great 88 set. This one with two Fallschirmjager crew sets. One set is attired in Continental uniforms and the other style in a North Afrikan or Italian front uniform alternate. Each set comes with spent ammo casings and ammo containers. Legs fold up so you can use it on any trail.



German Fallschirmjaeger

WWII Afrika Korps



WWII Afrika Korps

German WWII

“Michael Wittmann: another one again?” No..Not just any Michael Wittmann tank but his infamous East Front Sturmgeschutze. This is the mount Wittmann rode before stepping up to a tiger. A perfect set for those fellas that have a soft side for the Eastern front.


German WWII

Berlin 1938

Collector’s hell bent on acquiring Berlin 1939 style sets will have a real unique release to snap up. It’s the Alpha Romeo state limo that Hitler and his little pal Mussolini wowed the masses with during his visit to Florence. Add Gian Galleazzo to the rear seat ( sold separately ) for a more robust party crowd appearance.


Berlin 1938

Knights of Agincourt


Knights of Agincourt


New First Legion Expected Late September 2014!

September 14th, 2014

Russian Litovsky Uhlans

We are pleased to present the Russian Litovsky Uhlans of the Napoleonic Wars.
Uhlans were light cavalry regiments armed with Lances that typically wore a double breasted jacket and Czapka which is the headwear most famously associated with Polish Lancers (or Polish Uhlans). Our presentation of them here includes an officer, an NCO, a Trumpeter, and 2 privates, one with lance and another with a sword and carbine. In their striking blue and fuchsia facings with blue and white pennons.


Russian Litovsky Uhlans

British 51st Light
Infantry

The 51st Light was positioned on the right side of the Allied line at the Battle of Waterloo and was engaged in the area of Hougoumont. We have presented them as a mix of firing line and skirmishing so they can be used both in an open order display as well as shoulder to shoulder in line of battle. With 16 sets totaling 17 figures, the Great British 51st Light Infantry regiment of foot will make a fantastic addition to Waterloo dioramas the world over.

British 51st Light Infantry

WWI The Great War

Great War Germans by First Legion


John Jenkins Collectors Club

September 14th, 2014

JJ DESIGNS COLLECTORS’ CLUB SET#17 – Colonel George Washington

Colonel George Washington, was serving as a volunteer aide to General Braddock, on the ill- fated Monongahela Campaign. Although having been unwell with dysentery and suffering from Hemorrhoids, he was to perform bravely during the battle. During the two-hour battle, the 23 year-old Colonel Washington had ridden to and fro on the battlefield, delivering the general’s orders to other officers and troops. The officers had been a special target for the Indians. Of the eighty-six British and American officers, sixty-three were casualties. Washington was the only officer on horseback not shot down.

He was to have two horses shot from under him, and as the British withdrew from the battle, Washington was to organize the rear guard.

Washington’s first order of business was to get Braddock to safety. Fortunately for Washington, most of the opposing forces chose to loot the battleground rather than pursue Braddock’s men across the Monongahela River.

Momentarily out of harm’s way, Braddock ordered Washington to rally the fleeing troops. As best he could, Washington was able to collect nearly 200 men—an insufficient number to stage a strong counter-attack. With increasing despair, Braddock ordered Washington to locate Colonel Thomas Dunbar and retrieve the men and supplies that were being held in reserve.

Carrying out his assignment, Washington located Dunbar seven miles away. Although Washington desired to return to Braddock’s side, he was overcome by fatigue—having been on horseback for well over twelve hours straight—and was forced to rest until the following morning. The next day, Braddock and the remainder of the army reached Dunbar’s camp and plans began anew to orchestrate a deliberate retreat. Unable to effectively lead, Braddock relinquished command to Dunbar. Braddock struggled on for another day before dying at night on July 13, 1755.

The following day, Washington fittingly chose a spot along Braddock’s road and buried his commanding officer. Fearing that enemy soldiers would attempt to locate Braddock’s body, Washington directed the wagon train and foot soldiers to march over the recently disturbed earth to cover any signs of Braddock’s recent burial.

For the remainder of the retreat, Washington spent time caring for and comforting fellow staff-officers, Roger Morris and Robert Orme, who were being carried along on horse-litters. The sight of Morris and Orme served as a reminder to Washington of the absolute defeat Braddock’s army suffered at Monongahela.

Of the 1,459 men in Braddock’s expedition, 977 were wounded or killed—including sixty-three officers. Although technically not in command, Washington earned high praise for helping to save the British army from complete destruction at The Battle of Monongahela.

This will be the first Special Collectors’ club set for 2014.

Please note that there will be a 30 day PREVIEW period, when the Special Collectors’ Club set will be shown as an unpainted prototype.

There will be a further 30 day PREORDER period when a picture of the painted figure will be released.

The number of PREORDERS received at this time will be the LIMITED EDITION of that special Collectors’ Club set.

Production of the figure will then take approximately 30-90 days.

Deadline for placing your order September 30th 2014!

JJ DESIGNS COLLECTORS’ CLUB SET#18 – Lieutenant General Marquis de Montcalm

Montcalm began his military career at the age of nine when he was commissioned an ensign in the army. He gained significant military experience in the War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and was wounded several times.

In May 1756 Montcalm was appointed major general and commander of French forces in New France. Over the next three years, the forces under Montcalm’s leadership enjoyed considerable success in North America forcing the English at Oswego to surrender on August 14, 1756 and capturing Fort William Henry after a six-day siege ending on August 9, 1757.

In the summer of 1758 General Montcalm commanded a force of 3,700 French soldiers at Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga). On July 7, as a British force of 17,000 troops were preparing to attack the Fort, Montcalm set his army to work constructing a thick log defensive wall about a half mile to the west of the Fort. On the morning of July 8th, his defensive works were attacked. At the end of the day, his army held strong repelling the British and securing for France its greatest victory of the French & Indian War

This will be the Second Special Collectors’ club set for 2014.

Please note that there will be a 30 day PREVIEW period, when the Special Collectors’ Club set will be shown as an unpainted prototype.

There will be a further 30 day PREORDER period when a picture of the painted figure will be released.

The number of PREORDERS received at this time will be the LIMITED EDITION of that special Collectors’ Club set.

Production of the figure will then take approximately 30-90 days.

Deadline for placing your order October 31th 2014!



John Jenkins Collectors Club

King & Country September 2014 Releases!

September 14th, 2014

Classic Roman Red

When we produced our LOJ (Life of Jesus) Roman Auxiliaries we had many requests for them to change their tunic colours from blue to red…And here they are.
Both blue and red will be available.

Life of Jesus

The Joust

“Jousting” was one of the ways medieval Knights tested and practiced their “Skill-At-Arms” when they were not actually in battle. Contests both on foot and
mounted allowed them perfect their fighting skills and prepare them for the real thing.

Needless to say “Jousting” was not for the faint-hearted – serious injuries were common and death could often take its place on the jousting field.
Tempers could fray especially when contestants were using very sharp, very heavy, and…very lethal weaponry!

Among the most popular events of a “Joust” was the “Mounted Charge”…

The Joust

More Blood On The
Plains

Continuing our highly colourful and exciting “Little Big Horn” series…

  • TRW063(P) — Red Stripe – A mounted Cheyenne “Dog Soldier” brandishing a captured Cavalry pistol and carrying his war shield.
  • TRW065 — The Last Bullet – If there was one thing U.S. Cavalry troopers feared most it was the possibility of falling into Indian hands…alive! Many
    Sioux and Cheyenne warriors at the battle reported seeing several “blue coats” take their own lives during the last desperate struggles.
  • TRW066 — Dead Trooper – Another trooper slumps onto the grass with two Indian arrows finding their mark.
  • TRW067 — Fatal Shot – One more U.S. Cavalry casualty…reins in his horse as an Indian bullet strikes home!

Battle of Little Big Horn June 25/26, 1876.

POUR LA FRANCE

A dramatic advance through “no-man’s land” toward the German trenches and death or glory…All of our French “Poilus” are in mud and dust-stained battle order
wearing their “Horizon Bleu” uniforms.

France 1917

Armoured Krankenwagen

All of K&C’s German medics, nurses and medical vehicles have been very popular…and there’s even more in the works. Here is one that got a huge collector response when it was featured in Gordon’s recent Field Hospital diorama…

German Field Hospital

ARNHEM IN SEPTEMBER

17 September 2014 is the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of “Operation MARKET GARDEN” so it’s highly appropriate that we have a special release of British
Airborne Forces to commemorate the event…

  • MG052(P) — Lt. Col. John Frost – The commanding officer of 2 Para and the man who led the valiant but ultimately doomed defense of one end of the famous bridge which now bears his name. Here John Frost is in action firing his Mk.V Sten Gun from the hip.
  • MG054(P) — Sapper Tom Carpenter – 9th Airborne Field Company Royal Engineers – Tom flew by glider to Arnhem where his section joined Col. Frost’s men at the bridge on the evening of 17 September. After much fierce fighting he was seriously wounded on 20 September and captured on the 21st. Our figure shows him in action with his trusty Lee Enfield rifle. Tom sadly passed away earlier this year.
  • MG055(P) — Corporal Bill Bloys 2 Para – Bill Bloys was Col.Frost’s batman and stayed with him throughout the battle at the bridge. Our figure portrays him using a Bren Gun in the closing stages of the battle at the bridge.
  • MG056(P) — Medic & Wounded Para – When the 1st Airborne Division landed at Arnhem their number included nearly 600 medical personnel as
    they expected heavy casualties. Here a kneeling medic tends to a wounded airborne soldier.
  • MG057(P) — Capt.James Ogilvie 2i.c.D Company, Glider Pilot Regt. – One of the most famous images of the Battle of Arnhem is of a Scottish officer
    in his kilt learning over a jeep about to retrieve something. The officer was Capt.James Ogilvie, originally a “Gordon Highlander” but now leading a company
    of the Glider Pilot Regiment into Arnhem itself. Unlike most other officers he is not wearing a “Denison Para” smock but in battledress and carrying a Sten
    Gun. Capt. Ogilvie died attempting to swim across the Rhine of the night of the British withdrawal 25/26 Sept.1944.

Operation Market Garden

Luftwaffe Reinforcements

3 well-chosen sets to boost most collections of K&C Luftwaffe fans!

  • LW054 — 20mm Flak Gun – Another version of this ubiquitous little Flak piece…Perfect for airfield defense – The gun comes with a seated gunner
    included.
  • LW055 — Flak Gun Helpers – 2 extra figures to support the gun and gunner…a “Spotter” complete with binos trained skywards and…a “loader” – A
    gun set without these two wouldn’t defend or protect very much!
  • LW057 — The Heinkel 162 Salamander (250 Produced) – The third of our Luftwaffe late-war jet fighters. This amazing aircraft was rushed through design
    and testing stages and put into full production in the Spring of 1945…Alas too little too late however a few did fly in combat but many more were captured by the Allies and provided plenty of ideas and inspiration for Allied aircraft development in the immediate post war period…Just 250 of this great looking
    little fighter have been produced.

Luftwaffe


New Britain’s Releases In Stock Now!

September 14th, 2014

New Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive – Zulu Storehouse Attack

Zulu Storehouse Attack

Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection

Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection

Clash of Empires

Clash of Empires

WWI

Battle of the Somme

American Civil War

American Civil War


New Thomas Gunn Releases Late July 2014!

July 20th, 2014

The French Foreign Legion

  • FFL024D — Standing Firing (Red Trousers) – A reload figure to add to your fighting square, this time with red trousers, Kepi and Havelock. The red trousers were worn in winter by the Legion or if no spare white trousers were available. As the Legion was at the bottom of the supply chain, issue of new clothing was not a priority unlike bullets and rifles which were always in demand and readily available!
  • FFL027 — Two Arabs – Crouching & Kneeling – Two more Arabs to add to your attacking force, this time a crouching kneeling forward figure and a kneeling reload figure.
  • FFL028 — Legionnaire & Tuareg Hand-to-Hand Set – A classic hand to hand
    fighting set, a desperate Legionnaire armed with bayonet and clenched fist pauses, ready to launch himself at an attacking Tuareg armed with a nasty looking dagger.

French Foreign Legion

The Great War


World War One

World War Two

Its been a while since we made any FJ’s and we return with a great pair of Fallshirmjager dressed for winter combat and wearing snowshoes, two more unique looking FJ’s to follow next month!

  • FJ011 — Standing Firing MP40
  • FJ012 — Squatting Firing MP40
  • SS035 — German Soldier & Mademoiselle – Something very different this time in the form of a lady French resistance fighter who seems to have some serious relationship issues to resolve! An unlucky German soldier hands tied behind his back, is entirely at the mercy of this Mademoiselle! Would look great with SS042 Staff car (which can be used without driver) and SS013 dead and surrendering German set.
  • V013A — Wasserfall & Two European Figures – The Wasserfall Rocket was a surface to air guided anti aircraft missile designed to be exploded in the middle of Allied bomber formations. Based on the V2 design this rocket was smaller than the V2 but at nearly 26ft long, was still a substantial size weapon. Armed with a 306kg warhead this missile would have wreaked havoc with Allied bomber formations had it ever become operational. Although several successful tests were carried out, for some unknown reason the Germans concentrated production on the V2 and only Albert Speer seemed to see the Wasserfalls true potential.He is quoted as saying in his memoirs “To this day, I am convinced that substantial deployment of Wasserfall from the spring of 1944 onward, together with an uncompromising use of the jet fighters as air defense interceptors, would have essentially stalled the Allied strategic bombing offensive against our industry. We would have well been able to do that – after all, we managed to manufacture 900 V2 rockets per month at a later time when resources were already much more limited.”A great addition to our V Series for those of you building a Peenemunde test site.

    Our rocket model comes with a cradle to rest the rocket in the horizontal position, a vertical launch trolley and two figures wearing clothing suitable for a late European summer in the A version or in the B version, winter clothing with a touch of snow on the figure bases and gloves on hands of the mechanic. The rockets are painted the same in both versions FYI.

  • V013B – Wasserfall & Two Winter Figures

WWII German forces

New John Jenkins Releases For August 2014!

July 20th, 2014

French Army 1917 – 1918

The Schneider Tank was the first French Tank.

The Schneider tank was inspired by the need to overcome the stalemate of trench warfare which on the Western Front prevailed during most of the Great War. It specifically had to open passages for the infantry through barbed wire and then to suppress German machine gun nests. After a first concept by Jacques Quellennec devised in November 1914, the type was developed from May 1915 onwards by engineer Eugène Brillié, paralleling British development of tanks the same year. Colonel Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne in December 1915 began to urge for the formation of French armour units, leading to an order in February 1916 of four hundred Schneider CA tanks, which were manufactured by SOMUA, a subsidiary of Schneider located in a suburb of Paris, between September 1916 and August 1918.

The tank was of the “box” type, lacking a turret, with the main armament, a short 75 mm cannon, in the right side. Generally it is considered a very imperfect design, even for its day, because of a poor lay-out, insufficient fire-power, a cramped interior and inferior mobility due to an overhanging nose section.

The Schneider CA 1 tanks were widely used in combat during the last war years. Their first action on 16 April 1917 was largely a failure, the tank units suffering heavy losses, but subsequent engagements were more successful. In 1918 the Schneider tanks played an important role in halting the German Spring Offensive and breaking the German front in the French summer offensives. They were active until the end of September 1918, less than two months before the Armistice of 11 November 1918, their numbers having dropped considerably due to attrition. After the war the surviving tanks were mostly rebuilt as utility vehicles but six Schneider tanks were deployed by Spain in the Rif War in Morocco, and the type saw its last action in the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.


French Army

Australian Imperial Force 1917 – 1918
The 5th Division, 8th Brigade, 31st Battalion

Each figure will be produced in 3 different regiment markings.
The different regiments are distinguished by the different Unit Colour Patches, which were worn on the shoulder.

This battalion was the first Australian Infantry unit to be mobilized for service during WW1.

The Unit colour patch was Brown and Yellow.

The 31st Battalion AIF, was formed from two companies from Queensland, and two companies from Victoria. Initially it was deployed in Egypt. Where it was involved in the defence of the Suez canal, earning the battle honour, “Egypt 1915-1916”.
In 1916, the 31st Battalion was assigned to the 5th Division, after a reorganization that saw the AIF expanded from two infantry divisions to five.

Its first involvement along the western front was the Battle of Fromelles, during which it suffered over 500 casualties, and was so badly mauled it undertook no more offensive action for the rest of that year.

In 1917 it was involved at Polygon Wood, during the battle of Passchendale, where Private Joseph Bugden, performed the actions that led him to receiving the Victoria Cross.

Australian Imperial Force

The 5th Division, 14th Brigade, 53rd Battalion

This Battalion was later to become known as the “West Sydney Regiment” and its unit colour patch was Black and green.

Their first involvement in fighting on the western front, was also at the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916. The battalion took part in the first stages of the allied attack and suffered over 600 casualties, a total which equated around a third of their total casualties for the whole war.

The 53rd battalion was not initially involved at the start of the “Hundred Days Offensive”, but later were committed to the fighting during the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin. For his actions during the fighting, Private William Currey was later to be awarded the Victoria Cross

Australian Imperial Force

The 5th Division, 15th Brigade, 60th Battalion

This Battalion was a predominately Victorian unit, and its colour patches were White and Red.

It was originally raised in 1916, and saw service at the Gallipoli campaign.

It arrived in France on the 28th June, and also took part at the Battle of Fromelles. The battalion was to suffer 757 casualties, and was almost destroyed. They were to spend the next two and half years taking part in several significant actions.
They were to take part in the Battle of Amiens on 8th August 1918. In September 1918, with the AIF suffering considerable manpower shortages due to the heavy losses and insufficient replacements, one battalion in each brigade was ordered to disband to provide reinforcements to the other battalions within the brigade. Within the 15th brigade, it was the 60th Battalion who were ordered to disband. The men, however did not wish to be sent to other units and refused to obey the order to disband. It was only after the highly regarded Brigadier General Howard Elliott had spoken to them, that the men agreed. The Battalion was subsequently disbanded on 27th September 1918.

Australian Imperial Force

Knights Of The Skies


Knights Of The Skies – WWI

Raid on Saint Francis

Raid on Saint Francis, 1759

Peninsular War 1807-1814

Peninsular War 1807-1814

New King & Country Releases For July 2014!

July 6th, 2014

“Per Mare…Per Terram”

That’s the motto of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and it means “By sea…By Land” and it could equally apply to the officers and men of the Royal Navy. During the
18th and 19th Centuries Royal Navy officers and seamen often joined Marines in forming “landing parties” and “raiding forces” to harass and fight their enemies on land. Britain’s greatest naval hero Horatio Nelson himself often took part in such expeditions and with these 3 x new additions we show him and two of his officers ashore accompanying a group of Marines…in Napoleon’s Egypt.

  • NE045 – Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson – At the time of the Egyptian Campaign Nelson was still just a Rear Admiral. Here he is dressed in typical day uniform of his rank. He is not as flamboyantly dressed or decorated as he was at Trafalgar…or as much of a target. His green eye patch is neatly folded up on his hat exposing his blind right eye. His empty right sleeve pinned on to his jacket front.
  • NE046 — R.N. First Lieutenant – This officer is accompanying the fleet admiral and acts as both his Aide de Camp as well as nearest bodyguard with
    sword drawn…note the “Hussar-style” riding boots.
  • NE047 — R.N. Midshipman with Union Jack – A young naval officer trainee (probably 15 or 16 years of age) carries the Union flag (or jack) in one hand,
    navy cutlass in the other.

Napoleon In Egypt

“THE GOOD GERMAN”

Over the years K&C has produced a veritable “Rogue’s Gallery” of the Nazi hierarchy and their henchmen. Maybe it’s time we thought to honour a Nazi (or at least a member of the Nazi Party) who actually showed more than a measure of his humanity and compassion for his fellow human beings – Oskar Schindler!

  • FOB089 — Oskar Schindler & Itzhak Stern – During WW2 there were Germans who performed many acts of kindness and bravery protecting, helping and sometimes hiding Jews and others from Nazi persecution…maybe not many – but a precious few. One of the most notable and famous was Oskar Schindler whose story has been well told in Thomas Keneally’s book “Schindler’s List” as well as Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s Ark” movie. Here we see Oskar together with Itzhak Stern, the jewish accountant who helped run his firm and helped compile the famous “list” of men, women and children who were saved from almost certain death.
  • FOB099 — Refugee Mother & Son – A mother tenderly holds onto her young son…Are they British, German, French, Russian or Polish? Who knows? They are just the innocents caught up in a war.

Fields of Battle

“THE BLITZ!”

Between September 1940 and May 1941 there were major German bombing raids on 16 British cities, including London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Glasgow. Hundreds of thousands of homes, factories, schools and hospitals were destroyed and damaged the length and breadth of Britain with over 40,000 civilians killed and many more wounded.

Helping protect Britain’s cities and people were many organizations but few were more important or necessary as…The National Fire Service.

Created by combining the professional, full-time fire brigades and the auxiliary, part-time volunteers this new organization of fire-fighters fought the flames and the Germans at the same time.

K&C’s new “Fields of Battle” release portrays a group of NFS firemen performing a rescue and tackling the aftermath of yet another Luftwaffe “raid”.

  • FOB103 — Section Leader – Shouting instructions this fireman oversees his mates. Note the red band of a “Section Leader” on his helmet.
  • FOB104 — Fighting The Blaze – A 2-man team complete with their fire hose.
  • FOB105 — The Rescue – A fireman tenderly lifts a young girl to safety from the ruins of her home.
  • FOB106 — Fireman with Hose – Another fireman carries a rolled-up length of firehose on his shoulder.
  • FOB107 — Bedford 1939 Fire Engine – The NFS used a variety of many different vehicles and appliances – this 1939 vintage, Bedford Fire Truck was one of them…Please note the fireman’s hose of FOB104 can fit neatly onto a pump nozzle on the left rear side of the engine.

Fields of Battle

Desert Village

Many “Desert Village” collectors have bombarded us with requests for additional “wall-sections” for their Middle Eastern buildings and street scenes…Here they are…

  • SP061 — Desert Village/Compound Set – Five individual lengths of desert-coloured walls and corner pieces that can be used to extend and connect any of our DV structures. Very flexible…and useful!

Desert Village

“AT THE LITTLE BIG HORN”

Four more colourful and dynamic additions to this dramatic series.

  • TRW054 — Captain Tom Custer – The Colonel’s younger brother and Aide de Camp at the battle and on campaign. He too suffered the same fate as his elder brother. Here, the buckskin-clad Tom, a two-time Medal of Honor winner, looks desperately to his right…pistol in hard, ready for the worst!
  • TRW055(P) — Running Bull – A relative of the great Sioux leader “Sitting Bull” carries his “coup stick” as he prepares to “count coup” on his bluecoat
    enemies.
  • TRW056(P) — Hawk Man (casualty) – This Hunkpapa Sioux warrior is shot off his horse by…
  • TRW060 — The Pistoleer – A mounted cavalry trooper, his Army Colt levelled to the front, shoots down “Hawk Man”.

Battle of Little Big Horn June 25/26, 1876.

“UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT”


As we all know the Wehrmacht made the maximum use of any and all captured vehicles that came their way…and could also prove useful. Here’s one of the more unusual ones…

  • WS281 — The Renault U.E. Armoured Carrier – This lightly armoured “tankette” was able to tow small artillery pieces and mortars. When used by the
    Germans they were used for a variety of purposes including patrolling, pulling anti-tank guns and even hauling small supply trailers.

Normandy ’44 – Waffen-SS & Wehrmacht

Australian LightHorse


Australian Light Horse

New First Legion Releases Expected July 2014!

July 6th, 2014

Crusaders

Limited Collectors Edition of on 150 pieces.

Crusaders

American Revolution

The 38th Regiment landed in Boston in 1774 and took part in the battles at Lexington/Concord, Bunker Hill, Long Island, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth Court house among others so this is one of the storied regiments of the war.

British 38th Regiment of Foot

Great War – German

New Series!


World War One – Germans

Vietnam

The heavy equipment starts to arrive.


Vietnam

WWII – Stalingrad Germans

Stalingrad Germans

New First Legion Release, Anglo Zulu Wars, Expected June 2014!

May 18th, 2014

First Legion is extremely pleased to present our newest figure range, the Anglo-Zulu War!!! Part of a larger plan to cover the wars of the British Empire, we are launching the range with the iconic Great British 24th Regiment of Foot. Elements of the regiment were heavily engaged in the desperate and heroic defense at Rorke’s Drift where less than 150 British soldiers held off a Zulu force numbering close to 4,000. In this action, the 24th Foot were awarded more Victoria’s Crosses than any other single regiment in a single action in British military history. Around the same time, the bulk of the regiment was decimated at the Battle of Islandawana where over confidence led to the annihilation of the British and allied forces. With the stunning sculpting and hand painting that is our hallmark, these wonderful new figures can be used in a wide variety of dramatic displays. Zulu Warriors will follow up soon after the initial release.

Anglo Zulu War