New King & Country Releases For May!

Ancient Greek Alternative Additions

When first released this series more than a few collectors suggested that they
wanted to “build-up” multiples of many of the releases…and they requested alternative colour schemes and shield designs. Here they are…

Ancient Greece

“VIVE LES VOLTIGEURS!”

VOLTIGEURS played an important role in Napoleon’s Army. He decreed that each Infantry Line and Light Infantry Regiment should select their finest marksmen and most agile soldiers and form them into special units that would provide one company in each battalion.

These troops would act as “skirmishers” and “scouts” to help protect the main body as well as moving forward in loose order to be the “eyes and ears” of their commanders.

Ten all-new K&C “Voltigeurs” advance forward in “action” poses to get to grips with the enemy.

Special Uniform Note: Although wearing the same basic French Infantry uniform of the period Voltigeurs could be distinguished by their green and yellow epaulettes and collars as well as their black shako with the yellow stripe.

French Artillery, Infantry, and Dragoons.

D-Day – American

With the 70th Anniversary of D.DAY coming up in June we thought we would add a
few extra pieces to collectors’ D.Day Collections.

  • DD224 — M3A3 Stuart – The M3A3 served alongside the M5 in the “scouting and screening role” in most U.S. Army tank battalions. Usually these battalions comprised 3 x companies of “Shermans” and 1 x company of “Stuarts”. Our model is typical of those that took part in post D.Day operations.
  • DD228 — US Army Tank Riders Set #1 – Two kneeling GI’s, one with an “M1 Garand”, the other with the “M1 Carbine…can work equally well on the back of a fighting vehicle or on the ground.
  • DD229 — US Army Tank Riders Set #2 – Two more GI’s, one kneeling, one sitting, armed with another “M1 Garand” and a “Browning Automatic Rifle”. As flexible as the previous two.

D-Day ’44

THE RAF’s ONLY FIGHTER PILOT V.C.

During the Second World War Royal Air Force pilots and other aircrew won a
number of Victoria Crosses, Britain’s highest military honor. Most of those awarded went to men from RAF “Bomber Command”…Just one, surprisingly enough, was
presented to RAF “Fighter Command” – to Flight Lieutenant James Nicolson.

Flight Lieutant James Nicolson was a pilot with No.249 Squadron when on August 16, 1940 he was flying “GNA” on an operational sortie near Southampton when he was fired on by a Messerschmitt Bf.110. Enemy fire injured him in one eye and badly wounded his left foot. At the same time his engine was hit and the petrol tank set alight. As he struggled to bail out from the burning aircraft another Bf.110 flew in front of him…Struggling to get back into his blazing Hurricane he pressed the gun button and saw his bullets strike the German plane. After seeing the enemy aircraft crash into the ground, Nicolson successfully bailed out.

On his descent, painfully injured, he had the bad luck to be fired on by members of the “Home Guard”,…fortunately their accuracy was not as good as the young Flight Lieutenant’s!

On November 15, 1940, it was announced that Flt.Lt. Nicolson had been awarded the Victoria Cross for “Conspicuous gallantry and disregard for his own life”.

He was later promoted and sent out to fly in both India and Burma. By May 1945 he was now a Wing Commander but alas lost his life in a flying accident in the Bay of Bengal. His Victoria Cross can be seen at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, England.

Our 1:30 scale Hawker Hurricane “GNA” comes with an unoccupied cockpit and a standing figure of Flight Lieutenant Nicolson. A specially-designed, full colour box also includes a certificate about James Nicolson V.C.

This “SL” edition comprises just 300 aircraft and figures.

Royal Airforce

“ON A FRENCH STREET…”

  • SP056 — La Cremerie – Another addition to our beautiful series of French building facades…”La Cremerie” is a typical 1940’s style family-owned and operated little shop selling all kinds dairy products such as cream, butter, milk and, of course, a wide variety of excellent French cheeses! Despite some
    minor battle damage the store is still “open for business”.

Diorama and Scenic Building Collection

“Watch out for the Prowling Panther!”

Over the years, KING & COUNTRY has produced quite a number of different
“Panthers”…Next to the “Tiger” it’s probably our most-produced German tank!

Originally designated as the Panzerkampfwagen V it soon became better known as
“The Panther” to friend and foe alike. With this tank the Germans finally had a fighting vehicle that could counter the Soviet T34. The Panther copied, adapted
and improved many of the characteristics of its Russian opponent. It proved to be an excellent combination of firepower, mobility, a wider track and good armour protection. From 1943 until 1945 just over 6,700 of all variants were produced.

Note: All of the above figures can be utilized in or on vehicles as well as on the ground in action.

  • WS272 — Panther Ausf. G – The “Ausf.G” version was reckoned, by most Panther crews, to be the best of all and the new K&C “Ausf.G.” is certainly the best we have manufactured! Our model represents a late-war, battle-weary, two–colour camouflaged “G” and comes with a tank Commander and plenty of space for either extra supplies or a number of tank riders. This is the first of two “G” models to be released…a second will be available later in the year.
  • WS286 — Pointing Officer – Armed with an MP40 “Schmeisser” machine pistol this officer points out a possible enemy position. This figure can stand easily on both a fighting vehicle or on the ground…The choice is yours…
  • WS287 — Kneeling Loading
  • WS288 — Kneeling Grenadier
  • WS289 –Kneeling w/ Rifle
  • WS290 — Kneeling w/ Binos

Normandy ’44 – Waffen-SS & Wehrmacht

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