John Jenkins December Releases.

New Releases For December 2011!
Knights of the Skies / Christmas

This years’ Christmas set is inspired by the Knights of the Skies series. Unfortunately this release has been delayed until the end of the month. The Chinese Customs people decided they wanted to play.


Knights of the Skies

Jacobite Rebellion 1745

Brigadier Humphrey Gore raised the 10th Dragoons in 1715 as part of the response to the Jacobite rising of 1715, although they did not see any action. In 1723 command of the regiment passed to Colonel Charles Churchill who was in turn succeeded by Field Marshall Viscount Cobham in 1745.

At the outbreak of the Jacobite Rebellion Cobham’s were serving on the Continent in the War of the Austrian Succession as part of a British army under the command of George II’s son, the Duke of Cumberland. When early attempts to stamp out the rebellion failed Cobham’s was part of the large force shipped back to Britain under
Cumberland to deal with the threat.

Cumberland had only three regiments of horse, Cobham’s Dragoons, Kerr’s Dragoons and Kingston’s Horse. At the battle of Culloden Cobham’s found itself in the unusual situation of being split between the two flanks of the army. Both parts were engaged with the rebel army and in particular the rebel horse and the small units of French troops sent to aid the rebels. With victory assured it took part in the pursuit of the broken rebel army, its troopers being the first Government troops to reach Inverness, the Jacobite headquarters before the battle.

After the battle the regiment played an active role in policing the highlands and the hunt for the fugitive Prince Charles Stuart, particularly along the Aberdeenshire shore around Stonehaven.

  • BJCAV001 — British Dragoons, Cobham’s 10th Dragoons

Jacobite Rebellion 1745

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

  • QFM-008 — French Marines in Campaign dress Firing #2

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Knights Of The Skies – WWI

Fokker Dr.I 213/17 was flown by Ltn. Friedrich “Fritz” Paul Kempf.

Ltn. Kempf flew this machine and another one similarly marked “Kempf. Kennscht mi noch?”, translating to “Kempf. Remember Me?”. Dr.I 213/17 also carried Kette (flight) leader’s streamers on the lower interplane struts.

Friedrich Kempf survived both world wars, and died in 1966.

  • ACE-011
    — Fokker Dr1, 213/17, Jasta Boelcke, 1917

Since starting the Knights of the Skies series a year ago, I have had many requests to produce some generic pilots to fit into the planes.

These first two pilots are designed to fit into the Fokker DR1 Triplanes.

Please note these figures will not fit into the Sopwith Camel. Suitable figures will be released in a few months.

  • ACE-GP — 2 x Pilots for FOKKER DR1

Knights Of The Skies – WWI

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885

From 1855 what are now known as The Royal Marines, were labeled The Royal Marine Light Infantry. They were to mainly be used in a skirmishing capacity in front of infantry. They were issued gray wool coats and trousers. The foreign service helmets were not stained, but kept white in keeping with the pristine Marine

The marines were in Gen. Graham’s square at El Teb. At Tamai in 1884 they formed the rear wall of Maj. Davis’s 2nd Brigade square. When the wild Hadenodoa warriors flooded into the square through the gap left by the Black Watch. The rear rank of the marines were compelled to turnabout and fight in both directions. At this time the Marines acted as a breakwater to steady elements of the York and Lancaster Regiment, and the Black Watch as they recovered to retrieve the situation.

The Marines were to take part in most of the major actions throughout the Sudan Campaigns.

  • RML-002— Royal Marine Light Infantry -2 Figures Firing #1
  • MAD-001 — Mahdists – 2 Beja Warriors, Charging #1

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885

Battle of Chippewa – War of 1812

  • BCHGUN003 — British Brass 5.5 inch Howitzer

Battle of Chippewa – War of 1812

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