March, 2024
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the February Edition 2024 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the early spring edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News. Written on a beautiful day here in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, many parts of the country are still getting winter storms such as Denver.

Thank you to all that came and visited the West Coaster show and met up with Alex and Cody. They had a terrific time and for us it was a most successful show.

Unfortunately, after the show, our truck was broken into, and a significant number of items went walkabout. We do not wish very pleasant things to these idiots that robbed our truck.

Our next show is now expected to be in September in Chicago. More details to follow.

Now we are focused on increasing our Ebay presence, expanding our YouTube and Facebook. Lots more to come.

For information on John Jenkins Future Releases.

John Jenkins Future Releases.

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2ist Anniversary Sale

21st Anniversary Sale

Help us celebrate and pick up some real goodies at bargin prices.

Look for new additions later this month.

King & Country Mega Sale

First Legion Big Sale

Collectors Showcase Grand Sale

John Jenkins Grand Sale

Thomas Gunn Grand Sale

We will have lots of items on sale between 20 - 45% off throughout the month, please look at the special pricing being offered. We will be adding daily to our list of items on sale.  So please check back often and you may find a pleasant surprise.

Collectors Corner
Sierra Toy Britain's Exclusive
King Á Country
Jenkins
Last Post
War Park

Showroom

We are open Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00pm. Saturday by appointment.

Just a reminder for those of you living in Northern California, or perhaps just visiting, that our Showroom dedicated to toy soldiers is now open 6 days a week. 1350 Dell Avenue, Ste #5, Campbell, California 95008. (408) 395 3000

www.sierratoysoldier.com

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

Check out our latest arrivals, new dioramas and events at our store!

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Sierra Toy Soldier Virtual Video Call

To set up a Virtual Video Call to see any of our latest releases or displays. Contact us via Email or Phone.

Virtual Video Call Email

Phone 408-395-3000

Scratch & Dent

Do you enjoy repairing or modifying toy soldiers and vehicles. Every now and again we receive figures and vehicles in need of a new home and some special care. If yes, this may be the section just for you.

Scratch & Dent

Collectors Corner

Occasionally we get a rare opportunity to acquire individual items and complete collections for collectors that are thinning out their collection or from other dealers. These pieces are items that we do not normally stock. All are in mint condition or and in their original boxes, unless specified in the description. Please note these may have been on display.

So these are ideal pages to view if you are looking for that missing piece in your collection or just looking to find some very unique pieces that are not normally available.

This month we have added a very large collection of Aeroart, St Petersburg figures and also a very large collection of Plastic figures and Play Sets. We have also added Frontline French and Indian War sets in perfect condition.

Consignment Highlight

This month we feature sets from Thomas Gunn, First Legion, Britain's, Jenkins, King & Country, Frontine, St Petersburg and Plastics.

Collectors Corner

Sierra Toy Soldier Britain's Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive - In Stock Now!

Zulu Storehouse Attack

King and Country

King and Country March Releases!

Life of Jesus

The Crucifixion of Jesus was the execution by crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth in 1st Century Judea, most likely in AD30 or AD33. It is described in the four gospels of the New Testament and attested to by other independent sources.

According to the gospels, Jesus was arrested and tried by the Jewish authorities before being sentenced by Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea to be ‘scourged’ before being finally crucified by the Romans.

METHODS OF CRUCIFIXION

Most Christians believe Jesus was crucified using the traditional two-beamed cross. While many historical paintings depict Jesus hanging on the wooden cross, pinned to it by large iron nails driven through the hands and feet these alone would not have supported an adult male. Some modern depictions suggest that a number of ropes would also be used to support the victim on the cross in addition to the nails. Whatever the combination it was an extremely cruel, slow and horrifically painful method of execution! In addition to Jesus, two convicted thieves were crucified on either side of him using the same painful methods of execution.

  • - Crucifixion was a long, bloody, brutal affair and this figure of Jesus displays some of the many injuries he must have suffered after his scourging and long painful procession through the city from the Roman jail carrying the cross beam up to the hill of Calvary on the outskirts of Jerusalem. There, he would have been nailed to the cross by the Roman soldiers and have the additional ropes attached before being hoisted onto the vertical position… The extreme pain and loss of blood would have been excruciating! Above Jesus head a crude sign was attached to the main wooden beam that read ‘This is Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews’.
  • - The Gospel of Luke says that the two thieves crucified on either side of Jesus were called ‘Dismas’, the good thief, who repented for his sins and ‘Gestas’, the unrepentant thief, who reviled and mocked Jesus. As can be seen both thieves have been crucified in slightly different but equally painful ways with one having his arms extended up and over the back of the crossbeam while his feet are nailed through the ankles to either side of the vertical wooden beam. The other thief is anchored to his cross in a similar manner to Jesus with iron nails driven through the palms of the hands and other nails through both feet. Again, a series of ropes have been used to hold both men on to their crosses.
  • - This is the same figure as LoJ058 but in a less brutal depiction with much less blood.

Life of Jesus

On The Streets of Ancient Rome

  • - A humble farmer has come into the city to sell some of his crops or perhaps a few livestock. As he walks along the streets of Rome he comes upon one of the many wine taverns called in Latin ‘Popina’ that can be found on virtually every street. Time to relax and enjoy a cup of refreshing wine… perhaps…?
  • - Most Popinas were family-run businesses where most of the family worked or served. This owner’s wife brings another jug of wine to the table.
  • - In addition to providing food and drink the ‘Popina’ also offered space and seating for all types of board games. These two Roman citizens are enjoying their game and some wine too.
  • - A trio of Romans laugh and joke with the Popina’s owner as he brings an amphora of new wine for his customers to sample. On the sturdy, wooden table is some bread and a few typical Roman snacks to enjoy with the wine. This 4-man set will go perfectly with Last Post’s ‘Popina’ building.

Romans

Last Post

New releases expected April 2024!

On The Streets of Ancient Rome

Designed for use with The latest KC roman releases.

Historic Buildings by Last Post Miniatures

Jenkins

New releases expected April 2024!

GARAMANTIAN LIGHT INFANTRY

Although initially the Carthaginian army was composed only of Citizens of Phoenician origin, it saw increased recruitment of contingents of mercenaries and allies a necessity in order to realize the policy of imperial expansion. This use of mercenaries saved the metropolitan population from heavy casualties that were not easily replaceable, and it also reflected the Carthaginian concept of war, which was considered simply as an extension of business. With the enlargement of Punic economic interests the army became more exclusively mercenary and progressively came to include almost all the peoples of the central and western Mediterranean area. The largest single component of the Punic army usually comprised soldiers recruited or impressed from subject Libyans. These are often referred to as “Africans”, or Liby-Phoenicians. These were mercenaries or in some cases conscripts, subject to service from the tenants of the large African estates. Eventually these mercenaries were no longer simply troops hired for a single campaign and discharged after a few months service, as had originally been the case, especially during the first Punic War. They were now a professional standing army seasoned by long years of warfare, under the command of skilled generals such as Hamilcar Barca and his sons.

Among the North African allies were the subjected Libyans of the Marmarica, which formed a major part of the light infantry. These were mainly made up from several tribes, Nasamones, Macae from the Cynips river, the tribes of Barce, the Autololes, the ferocious Adyrmachidae, and the Garamantians. Garamantian light infantry are recorded as wearing a loose tunic and had red war paint on the face and limbs. The general use of javelins by these Libyan tribes is widely recorded and was the typical weapon of the Garamantians.

Carthaginian

Myrmidons

Greeks

Thessalian Cavalry

Thessalian Cavalry

New Kingdom Egyptians, Battle of Kadesh 1274BC

Today, the chariot remains an enduring symbol of ancient Egypt's military prowess and cultural sophistication. The Battle of Kadesh took place between Ramesses II, Egyptian Empire and the Hittite Empire led by Muwatalli II, in what is believed to be around May 1274 BC. The battle took place at the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs and near the archaeological site of Kadesh, along what is today the Lebanon-Syria border. It is the earliest pitched battle in recorded history for which details of tactics and formations are known, and is believed to be the largest chariot involved battle ever fought. It is believed there were between 5,000 to 6,000 chariots involved in total. In the critical moment of the battle, Ramesses and his body guard were surrounded, and he broke out by personally leading several charges into the Hittite ranks.

New Kingdom Egyptians, Battle of Kadesh 1274BC

Gempei War

Gempei War 1180 - 1185

Normans

Eustace II, Count of Boulogne (c. 1015 – 1087) also known as Eustace aux Grenons (Eustace with long moustaches) was the Count of Boulogne from 1049 – 1087. He fought on the Norman side at the battle of Hastings, and was an important participant in the Norman conquest of England. Sources vary regarding the details of his conduct during the Battle of Hastings, but it must have been significant as afterwar the battle he received large grants of land. It has also been suggested that Eustace was the patron of the Bayeux Tapestry. French Infantrymen of this period that accompanied the Norman army at Hastings were armed with spear and shield, which were the standard arms of the general levy. The winged spearhead is derived from the Carolingian period, the function of the wings was to prevent the spear head from penetrating too far.

Age of Arthur - Norman Knights

Siege of Malta

Great Siege of Malta

THE FUR TRADE

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

Battle of Cowpens - Third Continental Dragoons

Third Continental Dragoons

Battle of Cowpens - Queen’s Rangers

Queen’s Rangers

ACW - Cherokee Mounted Rifles

Cherokee Mounted Rifles

ACW - Confederate Artillery

Confederate Artillery

3rd New Jersey Cavalary Regiment, 1864, The Butterflies

3rd New Jersey Cavalary Regiment, 1864, The Butterflies

1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment

1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Battle of Rosebud

The Battle of the Rosebud, June 17th 1876

Souix Warrior

Battle where the Girl saved her Brother, 17th June 1876

War Park

New releases expected April 2024!

Battle of Kursk

Battle of Kursk - WWII

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Alex, Cody and Sean.

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