New First Legion Releases for May!

April 23rd, 2016

Seven Years War – Russian Musketeers

Russian Musketeers of the Seven Years War.    Sets SYW032-SYW045 depict the Apsheronsky Muskeeter regiment in firing line.   With superb sculpting and the extremely high levle painting that is the hallmark of First Legion, these figures make a wonderful addition to our SYW product range.   Of particular note are the two standard bearers.    Russian standards of the period are lovely and we have gone over the top on these both in terms of the sculpting and painting. Because of the realistic nature of the flag folds, we have fully hand painted these extremely complex standards.  We hope you find the effort well worth it! The Prussian 7th Line and Cuirassiers will now have to advance with a bit more caution as the Russian Infantry has taken the field at Kunersdorf!

Russian Apsheronsky Musketeers

Mass Battle

This time the figures and flags represent the 1st Texas as they would have appeared at the Battle of Antietam.

Mass Battle Series Confederate Infantry


Sorry because of extremly small allocation we are sold out.  But we thought you would like information on the vehicle.

Stalingrad Germans

New John Jenkins May Releases!

April 16th, 2016


The second “BOOSTER/STARTER” Set for May will be a set of Beja Casualties, to accompany last months Royal Marine Light Infantry.

John hopes to present 6 new Mahdist casualty figures at the June London show.

This set will only be offered for sale to dealers until the end of MAY, or until stock runs out.

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885

For May we continue the 10th Anniversary celebrations, with the next two “BOOSTER/STARTER” Sets!

Six new FRENCH MILITIA figures will be released over the next few months, and a set of 10 of the older French Marines will be offered as a Booster/Starter set.

Ten of the current FRENCH MARINE figures will be packaged in one box and offered at a special 10th Anniversary Price.

This set will only be offered for sale to dealers until the end of MAY, or until stock runs out

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Provincial Regiments 1759

Provincial Regiments 1759

French Militia

For the campaign of 1759 the militia companies were amalgamated into 3 brigades by region of origin. They wore the knitted “tuque” or stocking cap typical of the French habitant, in different colours according to their brigade. Red was for Quebec, White for Trois Rivieres, and blue for Montreal.

French Militia 1759

American Civil War

The full dress for enlisted Marines consisted of a dark blue, double breasted frock coat, with two rows of Marine buttons. The high standing collar bore 2 loops of yellow worsted lace, with a small Marine button at the end of each. The collar was edged all around with scarlet trim. The two loop cuff flaps, and pockets in
the rear skirts were also trimmed with scarlet. Brass epaulettes were fixed to each shoulder. Sky blue trousers were worn in cold weather, and white linen in summer. Headgear was a dark blue cap patterned after the French Kepi.

American Civil War, 1861 – 1865

Knights of the Skies

The SPAD S.XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft of World War I, developed by Société Pour L’Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) from the earlier highly successful SPAD S.VII. It was one of the most capable fighters of the war, and one of the most-produced, with 8,472 built and orders for around 10,000 more cancelled at the armistice.

The Bleriot-built SPAD XIII was one of several aircraft known to have been flown by Frank Luke during his remarkable two week balloon busting spree, during which at least five fighters were written off by him due to combat damage between 12-16th September 1918.

By September, when he was shot down and killed while flying an Adolphe Bernard-built SPAD XIII S7984, Frank Luke had four enemy aeroplanes and 14 balloons to his credit.

This astounding feat saw him posthumously awarded the first Medal of Honour to be bestowed upon a pilot serving with the US Army Air Service.

Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897 – September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World War I (Rickenbacker was credited with 26 victories, while Luke’s official score was 18). Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor. – cite_note-afm-1 Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, a U.S. Air Force pilot training installation since World War II, is named in his honor.

Between September 12 and September 29, Luke was credited with shooting down 14 German balloons and four airplanes: These 18 victories, which Luke earned during just ten sorties in eight days, was a feat unsurpassed by any pilot in World War I

Knights Of The Skies – WWI

American Expeditionary Forces

Mack AC “Bulldog” haulers are legendary workhorses. During their 20-plus years of production (1916-1939), they were employed in many heavy industries including logging, petroleum, construction, and nearly anywhere a rock-solid chassis cab was needed. They were available with up to a 7.5-ton load capacity. The U.S. military made extensive use of the AC during WWI. Many of them remained in the countries where they served and were put to use by civilians for decades afterward.

Mack delivered over 6,000 trucks, both to the United States and Britain’s military. A legend surfaced that British soldiers would call for Mack Bulldogs to be sent when facing adversity.

Mack Trucks, Inc., is an American truck–manufacturing company and a former manufacturer of buses and trolley buses. Founded in 1900 as the Mack Brothers Company, it manufactured its first truck in 1907 and adopted its present name in 1922.

In 1916 The Mack ACs are introduced and over 40,000 of these trucks were produced.

American Expeditionary Forces

WWI – German

German Army

Battle of Gallipoli

The Turkish made “Ball” grenade was used extensively throughout the Gallipoli campaign.

This was the standard type of grenade used by the Turkish Army at Gallipoli during the First World War. The matchhead was struck on an abrasive igniter carried by each bomber, which lit the five-second fuze. Initially, ten-second fuzes were used, but these sometimes allowed the British and Australian troops to return the bomb to the Turkish trenches.”

These were employed by a specific trained unit of soldiers, usually the Pioneers/Engineering companies that existed as a separate branch under the pre-war establishment.

There are photographs showing Turkish grenade soldiers (engineers) using the British designed Leach Trench Catapult (sometimes called a Leach-Gamage Catapult). These had an effective range of 200yds.

Over 150 were made in 1915, and sold by the Gamages department store in Central London.

Copies of the Leach Catapult were also made locally by the Royal Engineers during the Gallipoli Campaign.

Battle of Gallipoli 1915

New Thomas Gunn April Releases!

April 12th, 2016

New Releases Expected April 2016!
Glory of Rome

The order to repel cavalry by Roman officers brought about a defensive formation, in which the front rank formed a kneeling tight wall of shields with their pila protruding to form a line of spearheads.

Undoubtedly it would be very hard to force a horse to break into such a formation. The most likely occurrence would be that the cavalry would come to a halt of its own accord ahead of the spearheads. It was at that moment that horse and rider would be at their most vulnerable against the rear rank stood behind the first line of infantry, who would then hurl their spears at them. Given the short distance and the training legionaries received, it is likely such halted cavalry, frantically trying to turn their horses around to retreat, whilst colliding with horses following in the charge, would prove very easy prey.

If one further considers the possibility of archers being present, the effect on a cavalry formation could indeed be devastating. For those of you wondering, there are indeed plans to make a high quality Celtic war chariot to run up against our Romans later on in the series.

Glory of Rome

WWII – German

WWII German forces

WWII – Pacific

We have 3 more Allied figures for our RS series which feature the last of our jungle patrol figures, in order that you can complete your diorama

WWII Pacific


The Kings German Legion’ features a more muddied version of our previous A version release, which has nearly sold out with only a handful of sets left. These 4 charging figures will give you more flexibility should you wish to add to your Napoleonic diorama.


New King and Country April Releases

April 3rd, 2016

“Robin Hood’s Fiendish Foes …LAW & ORDER…Nottingham Style”

When we launched our new “Robin Hood” range of medieval figures one of the areas we wanted to explore was “The Baddies”. As you know we recently released the mounted (and villainous) “Guy of Gisborne” one of Robin’s arch enemies. Sir Guy, however, no matter how personally brave or highly skilled a fighter he was could
not hope to do battle with “The Rogue of Sherwood Forest” all on his own. He would definitely need some help… Enter, the Sheriff of Nottingham’s men…

Costume Note : All four of the Sheriff’s men wear “surcoats” in the colour and style adapted from the 1952 “Robin Hood” film starring Richard Todd.. (the first Robin Hood movie I can remember seeing and enjoying as a kid!) ACN

Robin Hood


Two important add-ons to our earlier release of WW1 Russian Imperial Infantry.

Imperial Russian Army


One of our best “action” range of figures and most popular – 10 all-new figures battling for their lives up on Lone Pine during the “Gallipoli Campaign.”

“Winter is a little late this year”

Battle of the Bulge

WWII – German

  • WH048 — Wehrmacht Sitting Soldiers
    – A set of 4 sitting German riflemen in various poses and suitable for inclusion with many of K&C’s fighting vehicles trucks, tanks and half-tracks or just sitting by the road side.

German Wehrmacht


One of K&C’s most popular “warbirds” has been the FOCKE-WULF FW190A… the infamous “Butcher Bird” …Since its original release back in 2010. There have been many requests to produce a second version…

A snow – camouflaged FW190 belonging to 1/JG.54 as it would have appeared above the Eastern Front during the winter of 1942-43.

Usually these aircraft were painted with a white-washable paint that began to lose its brightness almost immediately after its application. Our model replicates this style of weathered appearance. A seated pilot figure is included.

PLEASE NOTE: Just 250 of this aircraft are being released.



As most collectors know a collection of figures looks great but add a few relevant accessories and a display really comes alive…

  • SP019 — Table and Chairs
    Perfect for “Napoleonics”… “WW1”… “WW2” you choose what battle field or campaign works best for you.
  • SP029 — The Jetty – The return, thanks to K&C dealers and collectors, of an old favourite… This works great for our Gallipoli-bound ANZACS… our “Streets of Old Hong Kong”…Even “Dunkirk” Tommies and French Poilus !

Diorama and Scenic Building Collection

“BERLIN ’38 & 45’

  • LAH197 — Himmler & Heydrich… The Deadly Duo – Two of the most dangerous characters in the Nazi Hierarchy… and the most well-known (after Hitler) … Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler and his deputy, SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich. Here we see the
    infamous pair in their pre war black SS uniforms… Himmler, in front saluting, Heydrich following close behind. Between them they led the dark, evil empire that was the SS and Gestapo until Heydrich’s well-deserved assassination by Czech patriots in Prague in 1942.
  • LAH198 — Hitler… Deep in thought – For the Third Reich in the spring of 1945 desperation and defeat were staring them straight in the face… In the West, the Americans, British and Canadians were advancing steadily…In the East the Russians were almost within artillery
    distance of Berlin itself. Hitler had plenty to think about … including his own demise…
  • LAH207 — Himmler & Heydrich… The Deadly Duo (Grey version) – Following the outbreak of hostilities in September 1939 the SS changed over to the “feldgrau” colour of uniform from their traditional all-black, pre war ones. Himmler and Heydrich again step out
    in their long grey greatcoats somewhere in Berlin during the early part of the war.

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

“Fresh Adaptations!”

Three small releases of previously released figures… with slightly different colour schemes.

“GOOD ‘N’ TASTY ” from “Streets of Old Hong Kong”

A great little set with the female cook and her offerings of traditional buns and dumplings…


New Britain’s April Releases

April 3rd, 2016

Wrath of the Norseman

Wrath of the Norseman

Clash of Empires

Clash of Empires

Zulu War

Rorke’s Drift – Matte Version


WWII Collection

First Legion April Releases!

March 20th, 2016

American Civil War

So what exactly is our “Mass Battle” Series? Our Mass Battle figures have our same world class figure sculpting but with a neat, crisp, and tidy level of painting allowing us to bring them to you at a price point starting at only $36.95, almost half the cost of our normal connoisseur level figures. We are launching this series for a variety of reasons, but the primary ones are to allow collectors to build very large dioramas (i.e. “Mass Battles”) at a lower cost than if using only our connoisseur level of figures. Additionally, as costs continue to go up be it because of wage increases or because we are pushing our connoisseur quality to ever higher levels, we want to provide a more entry level figure so that we can reach a broader range of collectors around the world. The new Mass Battle figures can be used in dioramas in combination with our connoisseur figures allowing for both quality and quantity in the same display. We will focus the series on ranges that lend themselves to these larger dioramas and as such we have decided to launch the series with MB001-MB019 ACW Confederates. One important point to note about the future and direction of the series is that it will not be simply offering the same exact figures in a lower painting quality. On the contrary, while we will leverage our existing figure sculpts, figures in the MB series will be new and unique thus making them desirable not only to collectors for whom price is a more sensitive issue, but also our current customer base to be used to complement their existing collection. As an example of what I mean, we may take some French Line infantry sculpts and release them as Swiss or Italians for the Mass Battle Series or perhaps convert Dutch Guard Lancers to Polish Guard Lancers for MB release. So all of the figures in the MB series will be unique and new and not simply a lower cost version of what we’ve already done to Connoisseur quality. We feel this is an exciting development for the hobby as the figures in the series represent an extreme value for what you get for the money. Simply put, our goal is to make the finest figures in the world at their price point and the Mass Battle series will be no exception to this

  • Please click on the Mass Battle link  for the a complete look at the new
    Mass Battle Series.

Mass Battle Series Confederate Infantry

Thirty Years War

the Thirty Years War we have sets TYW002-TYW003 Thirty Years War “Duellists”.
Like the “Three Musketeers” released last month, these figures are just
incredible in terms of the quality of the sculpting and painting.

Thirty Years War

WWII Eighth Army

DAK range we have DAK032-DAK037 British 8th Army Infantry.

British Eighth Army

Glory of Rome

For our Glory of Rome range we have figures ROM159-ROM163 Roman Testudo. Our original Testudo was extremely popular, so we have brought the figures back in a new form with black shields with the classic wreathe pattern. And for those of you who want some command figures to go with your Testudo, the command figures of Legio II Augusta fit perfectly as they have the same pattern on their small round shields.

Roman Testudo

American Revolution – Woodland Indians

Woodland Indians for our American Revolution product range with sets AWI096-AWI100. These are some truly wonderful figures including an Elder Chief,
a canoe set, and a squaw and her children among other things!

Woodland Indians

New John Jenkins April Releases!

March 20th, 2016

Great War – Egypt 1915

In 1915, Egypt was the centre of the war effort in the near East. Units would strike westwards into the Sahara desert to deal with dissident tribes who were goaded into action by the Turks, or were sent northwards into Gaza to confront the Turkish army itself.
The Sennussi were a warlike Arab religious sect encouraged by the Turks to tie down as many British troops as possible. Model T Ford cars, escorted by Rolls- Royce armoured cars were used to patrol the desert, and to launch daring raids against the Sennussi.
The most important British armoured car of the first World War was undoubtedly the Rolls-Royce. In terms of the numbers built, effective design and all round quality it was unequalled, and is now taken to typify the vintage armoured car.

The Hedjaz Armoured Car Section, was an unit of three Rolls Royce armoured cars, which operated alongside the irregular forces inspired and guided by T.E Lawrence. This unit also acted independently and mounted long range raids, such as the succesful raid against the Amman railway bridge in September 1918.
The armoured cars earned Lawrence’s respect for their reliability and effectiveness, and in his “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” he mentions that “a Rolls in the desert was above rubies”.

Egypt 1915

Great War – German

The STURMPANZER A7V was a tank introduced by Germany in 1918, during World War I. One hundred chassis were ordered in early 1917, ten to be finished as fighting vehicles with armoured bodies, and the remainder as cargo carriers. The number to be armoured was later increased to 20. They were used in action from March to October of that year, and were the only tanks produced by Germany in World War I to be used in operations.
Unlike modern tanks, the A7V has no turret. Instead, it has a cupola for the commander and driver, and its main gun, a 57mm Maxim-Nordenfelt, is carried in a mounting in the front, allowing limited traverse. Six Maxim 08 machine guns are carried in mountings, two on each side and two to the rear.

The crew normally consisted of up to seventeen soldiers and one officer: commander (officer, typically a lieutenant), driver, mechanic, mechanic/signaller, twelve infantrymen (six machine gunners, six loaders), and two artillerymen (main gunner and loader).

Crews for the small German Tank Arm were drawn from the various branches of the Army, all according to their usage: gunners from the artillery, signallers from the communications branch, machine-gunners from the infantry, drivers, mechanics and commanders from the motor troops. They had no special uniform or insignia, and used the standard field uniform. Neither did they have any special insignia, but used the ones of their original organisations. Leather patches were worn on knee and elbow

Also the German Tankers were issued overalls. These were one-piece suits, made either in heavy cloth or in leather; they were normally restricted to drivers, and sometimes to the mechanics as well. They were often worn together with a low, padded, dome-shaped crash helmet. These overalls came with buttons and loops on the shoulders, to allow for the attachment of shoulder straps. German Tankers also used the same type of strange mailed face mask as the British, and often these masks seems to have been captured equipment.

German Army


Battle of Gallipoli 1915

Knights of the Skies

The Fokker E.III was the main variant of the Eindecker (monoplane) fighter aircraft of World War I. It entered service on the Western Front in December 1915 and was also supplied to Austria-Hungary and Turkey.
The E.III was the first type to arrive in sufficient numbers to form small specialist fighter units, Kampfeinsitzer Kommandos (KEK) in early 1916. Previously, Eindeckers had been allocated singly, just as the E.I and E.II had been, to the front-line Feldflieger Abteilungen that carried out reconnaissance duties. On 10 August 1916, the first German Jagdstaffeln (single-seat fighter squadrons) were formed, initially equipped with various early fighter types, including a few E.IIIs, which were by then outmoded and being replaced by more modern fighters. Standardisation in the Jagdstaffeln (and any real success) had to wait for the availability in numbers of the Albatros D.I and Albatros D.II in early 1917.

Fokker production figures state that 249 E.IIIs were manufactured

Square markings weren’t applied to Ottoman aircraft until April 1916. Hans J. Buddecke’s Fok.E.III 96/15 was in standard Fokker Factory finish of clear doped unbleached linen fabric, with a clear varnish top coat to waterproof the fabric. The Iron Crosses and white cross field were over painted black leaving a 50 mm wide white square border in all six places, On the rudder the cross was over painted black forming a square. This was with Fliegerabteilung 5, located at Smyrna Airfield, Turkey, around April 1916.
It is written that Buddeke refers to his aircraft in his book El Schahin as ” my yellow bird with the black threatening eyes”.

The E.III piloted by Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Buddecke was the aircraft used by the German pilot when he was sent to Gallipoli, in Turkey, to fight with Ottoman FA 6 (6 Bölük, Kuvva-i Havvaie) against the Royal Naval Air Service, from December 1915 to August 1916. There he performed a successful campaign, with four victories confirmed and seven unconfirmed. Credited with thirteen victories, Buddecke saw combat also in Bulgaria and on the Western Front and he was the third ace, after Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke, to earn the Pour le Mérite medal.

In late August 1916 was recalled to the Western Front as leader of the newly formed Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 4. There he reached other three victories in September 1916. After that he went back to Turkey, joining the Ottoman FA5, and scored two victories in Smirne by March 1917. In early 1918, he was again in France with the Jasta 30, and following was assigned to Royal Prussia Jagdstaffel 18. He was killed in action on 10 March 1918, during an aerial combat over Lens, France.

Knights Of The Skies – WWI

French & Indian Wars – Provincial Regiments 1759

July 1755, after Braddock’s defeat in an ambush on the Monongahela, Pennsylvanians, who until then had no militia forces, started to organise a defence. The governor gave orders to build forts at Carlisle and Shippensburg and to organize 4 companies of volunteers. In October, the French and Canadiens with their Indian Allies began to launch raids on the border of Pennsylvania. On November 25, a “Militia Act” was passed in response to the border massacres perpetrated by the Susquehanah and Ohio Delawares. On November 27, the Assembly of Pennsylvania voted funds to build forts and to replace militia companies with a Provincial Regiment which was originally formed from pre-existing volunteers and militia around the Susquehanah River. Most men enlisted for less than six months.
In March 1756, the regiment was formally organised into two battalions: the one east of the river were commanded by Lieutenant-colonel Conrad Weiser, while the one to the west of the river was led by Colonel John Armstrong. Later, a third battalion was raised under Colonel William Clapham, to defend the area of Augusta, Pennsylvania. Afterwards, the Pennsylvania Provincials were reorganized into 2 regiments: the 1st (Augusta) regiment, formed of one battalion under Clapham, and the 2nd, comprising the other two battalions.

Provincial Regiments 1759


The following prototypes will be on display at the London show in early April

In an effort to destroy Henry Tudor, Richard decided to leave his position on Ambion Hill, leading his household retainers down the slope, thundering towards Henry’s men with levelled lances.

A few of the key personalities involved in King Richard’s heroic last charge will be available in the summer.

King Richard III and his standard bearer, Sir Percival Thirlwall, charge towards Henry Tudor and his standard bearer William Brandon.

New for April

Wars of the Roses 1455-1487


For March we continue the 10th Anniversary celebrations, with the first of several “BOOSTER/STARTER” Sets! Nine new Royal Marine Light Infantry figures will be on display at the London Toy Soldier show in April.

Ten of the current Royal Marine Light Infantry figures will be packaged in one box and offered at a special 10th Anniversary Price.

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885

King and Country Additional Release update

March 12th, 2016

Gang of Heroes

  • WS308 — SS-Oberscharfuhrer Karl Otto – When we released the original “Karl Otto’s Tiger” WS311 back in March 2015 we knew it would be a popular “add-on” to our “Gang of Heroes” set… And highly popular it proved to be as it quickly sold out ! More than a few collectors however requested that “Karl Otto” should also be released as an individual figure so that he could be used with other K&C German tanks… Well, here he is… minus his Tiger!
  • WS322 — Tiger 113 – As well as suggesting a solo “Karl Otto” other movie buff collectors wanted the other 2 x “Tigers” that appeared in the movie “Kelly’s Heroes”… Here is #”113” complete with “Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler” tank commander leaning out of the top turret hatch.
  • WS323 — Tiger 114 – “Tiger 114” completes the trio of “Movie Tigers” that appeared in the film and again comes with a vehicle commander in the open top turret hatch.

Gang of Heroes

Hitler’s Final Days

  • WS320 — Hitler’s Bunker (2nd version) – After the first release sold out we decided to bring out another version but with a different Nazi slogan “Mit dem Fuhrer zum Sieg!” (With the Fuhrer to Victory!)

Hitler’s Final Days

New Hobby Master Releases

March 12th, 2016

New Releases Expected June 2016!
Modern Air Power Collection

Modern Air Power Collection

Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:72

Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:72 & 1:32 Scale.

Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:48 Scale

Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:48 Scale.

New Thomas Gunn March Releases

March 12th, 2016

New Releases Expected Late March 2016!
Napoleonic – Kings German Legion.

The last of our Napoleonic Kings German Legion figures for a little while, all making a magnificent charge in various different poses across the battlefield for death or glory!


Zulu Wars

A return to South Africa where British redcoats battled the mighty Zulu nation as well as the Boers. When we made the original SFA016 we had many requests for the redcoats to have a more traditional look and we have therefore added gaiters to one of the figures and both now sport bleached British army Pith style headdress. One redcoat takes aim whilst the other advances somewhat more cautiously.

African Wars


Moving forward to WW1 we are pleased to offer the first of our airfield accessory sets which I am sure many will find very useful to enhance their dioramas. This set comprises a very worn looking work table, flare pistol, 2 aerial cameras, wooden case full of camera lens, 2 bombs, wicker chair and a tall ladder, 9 pieces in total.

World War One

WWII – Pacific

Quite a lot on offer for the Far East as we start off with ACC PACK 0011 the long awaited jungle hut in 2 versions. The A version comes as a simple building, suitable as a diorama backdrop or storeroom. The B version has 2 open windows and a floor fitted so that figures can be placed inside, so a little more flexible but alas a little more expensive! Can be used for any number of Far East conflicts right up until the 1970’s and beyond I suspect.

WWII Pacific

US Marine Corps

Features a beautifully painted figure this time stood casually with left hand in his pocket. The A version is dressed in US Army olive drab greens with trousers tucked into his gaiters whilst the B figure, (our first US Marine) with camouflage helmet cover but this time wears his gaiters more casually under his trousers.

WWII Allied Forces

WWII – German

This time a Panzer Grenadier variant with a nicely camouflaged pair of figures sitting round a camp fire whilst preparing dinner! There are two versions available in either Normandy (A Version) and a Winter (B version)

WWII German forces