New King and Country October Releases!

Ancient Egypt


Here we find two of history’s most famous lovers… and tragic ones too…
Antony & Cleopatra.

  • AE060 Mark Antony – Marcus Antonius, more commonly known in English as Mark or Marc Antony. A powerful Roman politician and general and a staunch ally of Julius Caesar.Following Caesar’s death he was involved in a power struggle with Caesar’s successor Octavian (later to be called Augustus). Although married to Octavian’s sister he carried on an affair with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra who bore him 3 children.Eventually Mark Antony and Octavian’s mutual hostility erupted into Civil War and Antony fled to Egypt after his army was defeated at the Battle of Actium. Shortly thereafter the lovers committed suicide.

    Our figure of Mark Antony in Roman general’s uniform and armour is based on the designs used in the 1963 epic “Cleopatra” starring Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton as Mark Antony.

  • AE061 Cleopatra – Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile and the lover of Mark Antony. She was also the last pharaoh of the Ptolemaic line of Egyptian rulers. These were all descended from Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great’s generals.Her first Roman paramour was Julius Caesar himself and by him she had a son Caesarion. After Caesar’s assassination she aligned herself with Mark Antony. Following Antony’s suicide she also killed herself.The K&C figure draws on several influences for its design most notably, the 1963 “Cleopatra” movie.
  • AE-S01 Antony & Cleopatra Set
    – Although both figures are available individually there is also a special
    2-figure boxed set.



Ancient Egypt

The Old Guard at
Waterloo


The “Old Guard” (les Vielle Garde) were the elite veteran elements of the Emperor Napoleon’s Imperial Guard. As such they were the most loyal and prestigious formation in Bonaparte’s Grande Armee. Other French soldiers often called them “The Immortals”. Many of the men that made up the Old Guard were veterans of Napoleon’s earlier campaigns and were hand-selected for their courage … military skills and … above average height.

Although disbanded first in 1814 they returned to duty in 1815 when upon Napoleon’s return from exile they reformed to fight at Waterloo. The regiment was tasked with protecting the field position around the Emperor on the day of battle and suffered grievously being the rearguard that allowed Napoleon to flee the field after this final defeat.

This first release of our new K&C figures shows the “Old Guard” as they appeared on that fateful day. More will follow shortly …

  • NA358 Standing Ready
    Although already wounded this veteran guardsman stands his ground ready to repel
    the enemy…
  • NA359 Moving Forward
    Another old soldier moves forward … musket at the ‘high port’ position.
  • NA360 Loading – This hatless
    guardsman reached back into his ammunition pouch for another cartridge.
  • NA361 Still Fighting – This
    soldier has been knocked to the ground (or perhaps wounded) … but still
    engages the enemy.
  • NA362 Thrusting with Bayonet
    – Perhaps out of ammunition this guardsmen is resorting to ‘cold steel’ to
    attack the enemy.
  • NA363 Standing Firing – A
    classic figure in a classic fighting pose.
  • NA364 Standing Firing (hatless)
    – In any extended firing line it helps to have a little variety … and here is
    one … minus his ‘bearskin’ of course.
  • NA365 The Tambour/Drummer
    A fine-looking drummer, oblivious to the noise of battle all around him, beats
    out the orders.
  • NA367 Mounted Officer – This
    mounted ‘Old Guard’ officer wearing the bicorne with drawn sword rallies his
    men.
  • NA-S01 The Old Guard Set (NA358 – 364)
    – When you buy all 7 of our “Old Guard” fighting soldiers NA358-NA364 inclusive
    … We provide NA365 “The Drummer” FREE OF CHARGE!


Old
Guard

Imperial China


Sun Quan (182-252) was a famous warlord of the Three Kingdoms era in hina.

He was notable for gathering important and honorable men to his side and gained the support of the common people for his fairness and honesty during these turbulent times in China.

He enjoyed a long and successful reign before dying in 252 at the age of 70.


The Imperial Collection

Streets of Old Hong
Kong


  • HK256 The TAI PAN’s House – This traditional walled and gated entrance can still be seen in some of Hong Kong’s outlying islands and remoter parts of the New Territories. There are also many fine examples in China itself and other parts of South East Asia where there are large Chinese communities.A great centre piece and an excellent backdrop for all kinds of scenes.
  • HK260M The Fish Seller Set – A colourful second-painted version of this highly popular set.
  • HK260G The Fish Seller Set


Orient

SANTA COMES BUT
ONCE A YEAR …


As
everyone knows Santa does not make all those gifts and toys for good little
girls and boys all by himself … He’s gotta have some expert help!



Christmas – Limited Edition

BERLIN ’38



Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

Pike & Musket


Two
very useful 2-man sets for this colourful 17th Century series …

  • PnM064 The King’s Duellists
    – One of King Louis XIII’s Musketeers engages in a duel with one of Cardinal Richelieu’s Bodyguards …Ostensibly both units served the King however there existed a fierce rivalry between the two factions and fighting and duelling often erupted whenever they met in public … or private.
  • PnM065 English Civil War Duellists
    – In England, around the same time, duels between armies took precedence over personal disagreements.Here one of Cromwell’s “Ironsides” fights it out with a dismounted Royalist cavalier.


Pike &
Musket Collection

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