May, 2024
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Missed the April Edition 2024 Newsletter, view it here!

Hello and welcome to the May 2024 edition of the Sierra Toy Soldier Company’s newsletter! We’re finally experiencing more stereotypical California weather with no clouds in the forecast anytime soon. Although most of us here wish it would remain overcast and foggy, the sun does cheer things up! Summer is coming.

We wish you all a very happy May Day heralding the end of spring and the start of summer. If you are lucky enough to see some crazy English people celebrating May Day with a Morris Day dancing festival. Morris Dancing goes back to 1448 and was celebrated in the town and villages up and down Great Britain. Morris dancing was exported to all parts of the world and apparently over 1500 groups exist. In the USA you will find groups located all over. If you get a chance, look up a local folk festival and have a blast.

Cody has been creating more temporary “mini-displays” exclusively for our social media pages – so give those a follow if interested.

We have a great set of new releases for you to enjoy. Releases from Britian's, King and Country, John Jenkins, First Legion and War Park.

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
John Jenkins
First Legion
War Park


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

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

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

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

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


Britains June Releases!

Joan of Arc

During the darkest days of the Hundred Years War prophecies told of an armored maiden, come to liberate France from English tyranny. In 1429 Joan of Arc led a French army in a famous victory at the Siege of Orleans. She was only 19 years old, had no military training, and was clad in armor. She saw many other military engagements and was wounded twice in combat. She claimed she was acting upon messages received from archangels; when captured, enemy forces cried heresy and had her brutally executed. In 1920, she was canonized as the Patron Saint of France and became a prominent symbol as its defender. During WWII both Philippe Pétain in Vichy France and the Free French forces of Charles de Gaulle invoked her name to justify their causes.

Museum Collection

Clash of Empires

Clash of Empires


Britains Diorama Collection


WWII Collection

Village Green

Village Green Collection

King and Country

King and Country May Releases!

D-Day - Sherman Tank

The American designed and built M4 Sherman was the most ubiquitous tank of the Second World War, as far as the Western Allies were concerned.

Entering service in 1942, it was used extensively by the U.S. Military and virtually all of their allies primarily Britain and its Empire as well as Soviet Russia.

With a crew of five it initially mounted a 75mm gun and three machine guns. Later Shermans were up gunned to 76mm cannon with some mounting the 105mm howitzer.

Automotively it was very reliable and capable of a top speed of 24mph (38kph). One of its chief drawbacks however was its tendency to catch fire after it was hit, mainly due to a large proportion of its main gun ammunition being stored inside the turret.


During WW2 the U.S. Army fielded 16 armoured divisions alongwith 70 separate tank battalions, while the USMC had 6 tank battalions, nearly all of them equipped with M4 Shermans with a range of variations.

A total of almost 50,000 Shermans (and its variants) were produced by the end of WW2 and it saw action in virtually every theatre of the that war from the frozen Russian Steppes to the blazing hot sands of North Africa and the islands of the Pacific and all points in between.

After the end of the European and Pacific wars a large number of Shermans saw further action during the Korean War, the various Arab / Israeli conflicts and other ‘hot spots’ around the world.


Back in early 2023 K&C was already planning some important new additions to its relatively new, all-singing, all-dancing, all-metal series of iconic WW2 fighting vehicles.

As mentioned our first obvious and most commercial project had to be the mighty Pzkpfw Ⅵ better known as the ‘Tiger’!

Having said that it was equally obvious that we had to have a suitable Allied tank to oppose the powerful ‘Tiger’ and the only choice, by far, was the humble but always very useful M4 Sherman.

These two new all-metal M4 Shermans represent M4s from two different U.S. Army Armored Divisions – DD382(SE) belongs to the 37TH Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division. These M4s chose cartoon figures to paint on the side hulls of their vehicles. In this case the painting representing ‘TONTO’, the Lone Ranger’s sidekick from a popular radio show of that time.

Our second, all-metal Sherman DD381(SE) belongs to the U.S. Army’s 6th Armored Division which landed on ‘Utah Beach’ on 18 July,1944 and immediately went into action in the Cotentin Peninsula before moving on to liberate Brest and the Brittany Peninsula. ‘SPECIAL EDITIONS’

Please note: Each of these ‘Special Edition’ M4 Shermans comes in very limited numbers. Just 200 pieces of ‘DD381(SE) #17’ are available while there are only 300 pieces of DD382(SE) ‘TONTO’ on sale.

Every one of these M4 Shermans comes in its own handsome, full-colour presentation box together with a numbered certificate.

American Forces - D Day'44

Israel Golani Brigade

These latest I.D.F. figures are the first GOLANI BRIGADE soldiers K&C has produced and are dressed and equipped with the typical weapons, uniforms and equipment of that tumultuous period.

Six Day War


Here are two new standing figures of Napoleon in two different uniforms.

French Artillery, Infantry, and Dragoons.

Roman Town

Following the successful introduction of this new series here’s a small crowd of Roman civilians and tradesmen to help populate what I suspect might soon be very busy streets, alleyways and public spaces in the heart of Ancient Rome.


US Marines

Two useful reinforcements for our latest batch of United States Marine Corps on the move after landing somewhere with full packs and folded tent covers and heading towards the frontlines…

Battle of TARAWA


New releases expected June 2024!

New Kingdom Egyptians

New Kingdom Egyptians, Battle of Kadesh 1274BC

The Balearic slingers launched bullets that had a speed of 160 kilometers per hour (one hundred miles per hour). They could hit their opponents at a distance of 400 meters (1,300 feet) but were deadliest at a distance of 120 meters (400 feet). An experienced slinger could make seven shots per minute. They carried three slings, one around their head, one around their waist, and the third in their hands. Different slings were used to hit targets at different distances. The longer the sling, the larger distance it could cover. They manufactured the bullets for slings from stone, lead, or clay. Some sling bullets had holes to give off a buzzing sound, reminiscent of an agitated wasp. This was an ancient form of psychological warfare. Often, the bullets contained inscriptions and images. The most common were the images of a lightning bolt, a snake, or a scorpion. Some bullets had inscriptions such as: “Take this”, “Catch”, “Ouch”, or “Get pregnant with this.


Troy and her allies

Euryplyus was the son of Telephus, King of Mysia. He was a great warrior, who led a Mysian contingent that fought alongside the Trojans against the Greeks in the Trojan War. In a prelude to the Trojan War, the Greeks attacked Mysia, mistaking it for Troy. Eurypylus’ father Telephus was wounded by Achilles and later, when his wound continued to fester, was also healed by Achilles. According to some accounts, because of this, Telephus promised that neither he nor his familt would aid the Trojans in the coming war. Nevertheless, during the final stages of the war, between the death of Achilles, and the ruse of the Trojan horse, Eurypylus led a large Mysian force to fight on the side of Troy. Some accounts state that Priam obtained Eurypylus’ aid in the war by giving his mother Astyoche a golden vine, or by promising Eurypylus one of his daughters as a wife. Eurypylus was a great warrior and killed many opponents, including Machaon, Nireus, and Peneleus. Neoptolemus finally killed Eurypylus, using the same spear that his father Achilles had used to both wound and heal Eurypylus’ father Telephus. Homer has Odysseus say that Eurypylus was, next to Memnon, the most beautiful man he had ever seen, and there were nearly one hundred lines of the poem devoted to a detailed description of Eurypylus’ shield, which was adorned with depictions of the twelve labours of Hercules. Dressed for battle, Eurypylus "seemed the War-god"

Trojan War

Macedonian Hypaspists

The Macedonian Hypaspists were positioned on the flank of the Phalangites phalanx. Their own flanks were protected by light infantry and cavalry. Their job was to guard the flanks of the large and unwieldy pike phalanx. The armoured phalangites with their sarissas were not particularly agile or able to turn quickly, so hypaspists were positioned to prevent and protect attacks on the vulnerable sides of the phalanx formation. Their role was vital to the success of the Macedonian tactics because the phalanx was all but invulnerable from the front, and with its layers of iron spikes moving in unison, were used as the anvil in their hammer and anvil tactics. The Companion cavalry was the hammer that smashed the enemy against the anvil of thousands of iron spikes. The Hypaspists protected the vulnerable phalanx flank, and were able to conduct maneuvers and use tactics, which owing to their hoplite panoply of weapons, would have been impossible to be performed by the phalangites.

Armies and Enemies of Ancient Greece and Macedonia

Siege of Malta

Great Siege of Malta

Battle of Rosebud

The Battle of the Rosebud, June 17th 1876

Battle of Cowpens - Queens Rangers

Queen’s Rangers

ACW - 3rd New Jersey Cavalary Regiment, 1864, The Butterflies

3rd New Jersey Cavalary Regiment, 1864, The Butterflies

ACW - Union Cavalry

2nd US Cavalry Regiment

Battle of Wandewash

The Battle of Wandewash was a confrontation between the French under the command of The Comte de Lally, and the British Sir Eyre Coote. It was the decisive battle in the Anglo French struggle in southern India during the Seven Years War. Lally, cut off from sea support by the withdrawal of Admiral d’Aché’s fleet and hampered by a lack of funds and by dissensions among his troops, tried to recover the fort of Wandiwash near Pondicherry. There he was attacked and routed by Coote, with about 1,700 British troops against about 2,000 French. Lally’s best general, the marquis de Bussy, was captured. The French were thereafter confined to Pondicherry, which surrendered on Jan. 16, 1761, after much privation. Lally was later imprisoned and executed, after a trial in Paris, for alleged treason The following two British regular units served in India and were present at the battle of Wandewash. It should be noted however that it was rare for these units to serve as complete battalions, and that they were generally broken up into detachments. The British 79th Regiment of Foot, was raised in November 1757, originally as the 64th with drafts taken from the 4th, 8th and 24th foot, but was later re-numbered during the shake up after various second Battalions were taken into the line. The regiment was to mainly see service in India from 1758, and was disbanded in 1764. Its commander was Major Brereton The 84th (Coote’s) Regiment was raised in January 1759, specifically for service in India. The regiment was ordered home to be disbanded in 1764, but was instead reduced in India and most of the personnel were to enter the East India Company service. Initially the Madras European Regiment were not conventionally organized infantry battalions. Their organization, or what there was of it, resembled that of the marines, serving in effect as a pool from which more or less ad hoc companies and detachments could be formed for specific tasks.As long as the East India Company’s need was for purely defensive forces, tasked with watching over its factories and escorting merchants and officials this informal organization was adequate

  • - At the outset native units were in effect mercenary bands, recruited, equipped and led by their own officers, and generally referred to as Peons. By 1750 the East India Company were training and equipping their native soldiers in European fashion, and distinguishing them from the earlier rabble by using the term Sepoys instead. In Bengal the first permanent unit of Sepoys was formed by Clive in early 1757. Clive dressed the Bengal Sepoys in red which was also adopted by the Madras units in 1759.


North West Mounties

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

First Legion

New releases expected June 2024!

Battle of the Bulge

First Legion Battle of the Bulge

Franco Prussian War

Prussian Infantry

Spanish Tercio

Spanish Tercio

French Old Guard Artillery

French Old Guard

War Park

New releases expected June 2024!

Afrika Korps

Afrika Korps by War Park

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

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