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Thomas Gunn New Releases Expected January 2015!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

French & Indian Wars


New Releases Expected Late January / February 2015!

  • FIW002B — Standing Rifleman – Standing Rifleman this time without fixed bayonet and campaign style hat with feathers! Scale for this range is 54mm to
    fit in with Britain’s and JJD figures.
  • FIW007 — Kneeling Rifleman – A kneeling rifleman looks left before preparing to move off. Scale for this range is 54mm to fit in with Britain’s and
    JJD figures



French & Indian Wars

African Wars




African Wars

French Foreign Legion

  • FFL034A — Prone firing rifleman – A prone firing rifleman, this time we have gone for a different look with our legionnaire wearing just his shirt and
    backpack instead of the blue greatcoat.
  • FFL035A — Guard – A very useful figure for guarding your camp/fort/artillery piece or any other number of useful diorama settings.



French Foreign Legion

World War One




World War One

WWII Allied Forces


Captain Edwin Swales VC was a South African pilot seconded to the RAF from the SAAF. He was attached to 582 Sqn Pathfinders and was the lead Pathfinder aircraft on the night of 23rd February 1945 when he was awarded his VC.

Swales was flying an Avro Lancaster and was part of a 370 strong forces of Lancasters bombing Pforzheim that night.

During the raid Swales aircraft was attacked by an ME110 which knocked out 2 of the Lancasters engines. Although Swales knew his aircraft would not make it back to ‘Blighty’ he
endeavored to get the aircraft as far back inside friendly territory as possible, so that the crew could bail out safely. As they crossed the French border Swales ordered his crew to abandon the aircraft, no sooner had they all parachuted to safety then the aircraft stalled and crashed into the ground killing Swales.

Swales was awarded the Victoria Cross for extreme gallantry and selflessly putting his crews life before his own.

Club 18 will come in 2 versions: A standard RAF blue uniform colour scheme for January and a B version for February with Swales wearing tropical style trousers.

As Swales was a keen sportsman who excelled at Rugby as well as other sports we have sculpted Swales in relaxed dress, ready to stroll out to the cricket pitch and knock out a few ‘Sixes’ with his crew.



WWII Allied Forces

WWII German forces


  • FJ014A — The Breakfast Club – Featuring Rolf Jager and Rudolf Witzig: Two new well known FJ’s (both Knights Cross recipients) this time in a more relaxed mode around a camp fire cooking an egg for breakfast! Set comes complete with the two figures, MP40’s, FJ Helmets, bottle of beer and cooking fire. There will be a part 2 very soon for this set, featuring two more KC winners to go with the above figures.



WWII German forces

WWII Pacific


  • RS002B — Japanese Marine Sentry – Our last Japanese Marine sentry sold out very quickly and we have therefore released a new version but very similar to
    the first! This new soldier is actually from the army and he wears the soft cap with Japanese yellow star embroided on the cap.



WWII Pacific

King & Country January 2015 Releases!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Battle of the Bulge – GI’s


Usually, K&C release all of our “Battle of the Bulge” figures and vehicles in October and November in the run-up to December and the annual anniversary of
this battle. Alas, pressure of other releases meant that our GI’s had to wait till this month. However, they’re a wee bit different and, I hope, well worth
the wait…

  • BBA074 — Radio Operator Set – Two full-body GI’s huddle behind their snow-frosted, sand-bagged emplacement. As one GI aims his M1 carbine the other
    is using the radio handset.
  • BBA075 — Bar Gunner Set – Two “half-body” GI’s, one firing his B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle) the other holding onto his helmet come under enemy
    fire as they shelter in their foxhole. This sets work well on a flat surface or even better, on a snow-covered diorama landscape.
  • BBA076 — Supporting Fire – Another two “half-body” GI’s provide additional fire power with their M1 Garand rifle and M1 carbine from their foxhole. This
    sets work well on a flat surface or even better, on a snow-covered diorama landscape.
  • BBA077 — Observing The Battle – As one “half-body” GI watches the enemy through his binos, the other GI waits ready with his rifle. (2 x half body figures). This sets work well on a flat surface or even better, on a snow-covered diorama landscape.
  • BBA078 — Sitting Wounded Set – A greatcoat-clad Medic tends to the leg wound of a sitting GI.
  • BBA079 — Seriously Wounded Set – Another U.S. Army Medic leans over and supports a badly-wounded GI with a stomach wound…
  • BBA080 — DODGE WS51 Weapons Carrier (Winter Ambulance) – This ubiquitous little Weapons Carrier has been turned into a temporary ambulance to help
    “ferry” the wounded back to the nearest field hospital. Our model has a detachable canvas cover and a seated ambulance driver figure.


Battle of the Bulge

Napoleonic Gordon Highlanders


As many collectors of the Napoleonic Era know you can never have too many Scottish Highlanders!!! These 10 all-new “Gordon Highlanders” prove that statement…All
are in action poses that can supplement and complement existing Highlander collections or can form the basis for a brand-new collection!

SPECIAL NOTE: As you can see no less than three of the previous figures have head wounds…Statistically the British Infantry, especially when formed up in squares, suffered a disproportionate number of head wounds as enemy cavalry in particular swung their swords and lances at the heads of the defending soldiers.


Gordon Highlanders

English Civil War


A few more colourful additions to this great new series…


English Civil War – Pike & Musket

Streets of Old Hong Kong



Orient

Crusader

Two more colourful additions to the Crusaders’ Camp…

  • MK141 — The German Tent – With the Germanic-style eagle at the top and the simple black and white colours this little tented structure belongs to a
    Knight from north of the Rhine.
  • MK142 — The English Tent – A simple red on white crusader cross
    and the colours signify the presence of an English Knight.



Crusader – Cross & Crescent

World of Dickens


Alas, this yuletide version of our corner store just missed out on this year’s festive season…but it’s well in time for next year’s!!!

  • WoD019 — The Christmas Store – Full of blooms and Christmas trees this little corner piece will make a great add-on to the already released “World
    of Dickens” Display Pieces.



World of Dickens

Russian Generals


Three of the most famous Soviet Leaders during WW2…

  • RA059 — Marshal Georgy Zhukov – Stalin’s finest General who came up through the ranks the hard way to reach supreme command and lead the Soviet Forces to
    victory in Berlin, May 1945.
  • RA060 — Marshal Stalin – A great leader of his nation and also a ruthless dictator who killed millions of his own countrymen. Here, dressed in
    a simple, white summer uniform…Like his opponent Hitler, he preferred a simple style of uniform with few if any decorations and medals.
  • RA061 — Kommissar Nikita Kruschev – The senior political officer in and during the Battle of Stalingrad from late 1942 to early 1943. He
    went on to become Premier of the USSR from 1957-1964.



Russian Front Winter 1941

Royal Airforce

  • RAF051 — The Royal Air Force Jeep – A very much requested item for any RAF airfield…anywhere! Our RAF blue vehicle has a Flight Sergeant behind the wheel and the RAF roundel on the bonnet of the engine.



Royal Airforce

WWII – German


During the “Battle of France” in 1940 as refugees fled their villages, towns and farms…they left behind all kinds of livestock to fend for themselves!

  • WH001 — Fresh Milk Today! – Two former farm-boys know a thing or two about animals. Here, as one “soldaten” milks the cow into a wooden bucket,
    the other enjoys a mess tin full of fresh milk…delicious!
  • WH011 — Dispatch Rider – Perhaps sitting on his bike on a nearby road this other German soldier stops to take a break and watch his two
    comrades at work in the field.
  • WS198 — Feld Gendarmerie Dog Handler – On duty with guard and dog.


World War II

Britain’s New Releases Arriving In January!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

American Civil War




American Civil War

Clash of Empires



Clash of Empires

Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection



Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection

Battle of Abu Klea, January 17, 1885




Battle of Abu Klea, January 17, 1885

Zulu Wars




Rorke’s Drift – Matte Version

World War I



World War I

Royal Airforce



Royal Airforce

New Sierra Toy Soldier – Exclusive

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Set – Expected Spring 2015! Zulu Storehouse Attack

The fourth release in the Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Range.  With this set we wanted to continue to add to our mini series Zulu Storehouse Attack. Expected Spring 2015!


Zulu Storehouse Attack