Archive for November, 2010

John Jenkins – December Releases – In Stock Now!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

The Battle of Fort Carillon, Ticonderoga was fought on July 8, 1758

The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally the 43rd Highlanders, they were renumbered the 42nd in 1748.

After the 1715 Jacobite Rising the British government did not have the resources or manpower to keep a standing army in the Scottish highlands. As a result, they were forced to keep order by recruiting men from local Highland clans that had been loyal to the Whigs. This proved to be unsuccessful in deterring crime, especially cattle rustling, so independent companies (of what would be known as the Black Watch) were raised as a militia in 1725 by George Wade to keep “watch” for crime, and “Black” which came from the dark tartan that they wore.

In 1881, when the 42nd amalgamated with the 73rd Regiment of Foot, the new regiment was named ‘The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)’.

Battle of Fort Carillon, Ticonderoga fought on July 8, 1758

Battle of the Plains of Abraham & Braddock’s Defeat

Of the approximately 1,300 men Braddock had led into battle, 456 were killed and 422 wounded. Commissioned officers were prime targets and suffered greatly: out of 86 officers, 26 were killed and 37 wounded. Of the 50 or so women that accompanied the British column as maids and cooks, only 4 survived.

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Battle of Monongahela, 1755

Jacobite Rebellion

Before the populist uprising known as the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Lochaber axes were relegated to the Scottish constabulary, and were somewhat viewed as the police baton of the day.

Many of the Prince’s army equipped themselves with Lochaber axes, until such a time they could discard the axes for captured muskets and bayonets or arms supplied by the French.

In hand-to-hand combat, the axe, in common with other polearms such as the halberd, has a spike on the end, to be used on close combat in a thrusting motion. The axe on the side, coupled with the long pole, delivered a powerful blow to infantry or dismounted cavalry.
Finally, the hook on the back allowed infantry to hook the cavalry off their horses. To accomplish this, as the cavalry charged, the highlanders would suddenly change formation from a large body, into smaller bodies of men with clear channels between them. The horses would naturally go into these channels, and the foot soldiers would hook the cavalry off their horses, then use their axes on them with devastating effect. The hook supposedly could also be used for scaling walls.

Jacobite Rebellion 1745

First Sudan War 1884-1885

These Figures are not “fully equipped”….. under the kilt

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885

Battle of Chippewa – War of 1812

Lieutenant Armstrong was a seven year veteran, and was in command of two brass 24 pdr guns. These were cast as experimental weapons during the reign of George II, and had been sent to Canada during the Revolutionary War.
On given the command to open fire, it signaled the start of the battle on the plain.

  • Weight on Carriage 4963 lbs
  • Service Life 500-600 rounds in service
  • Weight of Projectile(Round Shot) 24lbs
  • Range Round Shot Theoretical Maximum 2000 yds, Effective Maximum 1000-2000 yds,
    Favored Range 800-1000 yds
  • Canister 600 yds
  • Effectiveness Under optimum conditions a 24pdr round shot could penetrate 40 human beings.
  • Rate of Fire One Round per minute

Battle of Chippewa – War of 1812

Knights of the Skies

The Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane) was built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918.

It became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 20 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.

Compared to the Albatros and Pfalz fighters, the Dr.I offered exceptional maneuverability. Though the ailerons were not very effective, the rudder and elevator controls were light and powerful. Rapid turns, especially to the right, were facilitated by the triplane’s marked directional instability. Vizefeldwebel Franz Hemer of Jasta 6 said, “The triplane was my favorite fighting machine because it had such wonderful flying qualities. I could let myself stunt — looping and rolling — and could avoid an enemy by diving with perfect safety. The triplane had to be given up because although it was very maneuverable, it was no longer fast enough.

  • SCALE 1/30
  • MODEL DIMENSIONS approx 9 1/2” x 8” x 4”

Knights Of The Skies – WWI


Collectors Showcase – American Civil War Confederate Artillery – In Stock Now!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

American Civil War Artillery

Collectors Showcase – Napoleonic – Royal Scots Greys – In Stock Now!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Napoleonic – Royal Scots Greys

Collectors Showcase – WWII — Sherman Tank Diorama Set – In Stock Now!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

A new very creative release from Collectors Showcase. Sherman “Easy Eight” tank to a whole new level with the M4A3E8 Diorama set. Create two diorama set ups with just one model.
Display the fully functional M4 with re-loader and jumper booster sets or the shot up battlefield wreck. With each tank you get two gun tubes for the shot-up turret. One that is blown up and one that is in stock condition.
Diorama set with ruined track and turret and 2 crew plus stowage. We saw these in Chicago and were very impressed.

  • CS00459 — Sherman “EZ Eight” Normandy
  • CS00460 — Sherman “EZ Eight” Winter
  • CS00461 — Sherman Riders Normandy
  • CS00462 — Sherman Riders Winter
  • CS00463 — Sherman Jumpers Normandy
  • CS00464 — Sherman Jumpers Winter
  • CS00465 — Sherman Re-Loaders with ammo boxes

American Force WWII

Collectors Showcase – Berlin 1938: Lichtenfelde Barracks – In stock Now!

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

A brand new series, recreating the infamous Lichtenfelde Barracks in Berlin. It includes a recreation of the building, plus troops marching with “Eyes Right”. This is a very limited edition of only 300 buildings. The troops are not limited.

  • CS00477A — Reichkanzlerei Diorama ( Flags, Plinths, Roadway )
  • CS00477B — Reichkanzlerei Diorama ( Side with gate )
  • CS00478 — Reichkanzlerei Guards
  • CS00479 — Reichkanzlerei Marchers
  • CS00480 — Reichkanzlerei Flagbearer
  • CS00481 — Reichkanzlerei Officer
  • CS00477A_CS00477B — Reichkanzlerei Building Collection (Sets CS00477A & 2 of
    CS00477B)

Berlin 1938: Reichkanzlei Barracks

Collectors Showcase