Archive for September, 2014

New Collectors Showcase Releases Arriving In September!

Sunday, 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!

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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!

Sunday, 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!

Sunday, 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