November, 2022
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Missed the October Edition 2022 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the November Edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News. It is for our British Friends, the Guy Fawkes Edition, where he attempted on November 5, 1605, to blow up the House of Parliament, before he was betrayed. The original betrayal letter goes on display soon in the National Archives in Kew, London. The British celebrate this event every year, is it to celebrate his capture or that he missed???

Right on time, November 1, it rains, and this year was no exception. We received a decent rain shower or two and lots of snow on the Sierra mountains. Every year we get excited that we will see more rain and get disappointed. Hope this year will be different.

Christmas is coming, yes, it is this time of year again. Please this year plan and order early. We think deliveries are going to be a real mess both in bound to us and close to Christmas. We think the freight companies will be overwhelmed, due to lack of people and equipment so please plan early.

We have some real bargains available, so please check our sale pages for Christmas goodies.

The First Legion sale will come to an end on December 15, 2022! Items are disappearing rapidly, do not miss out.

For lovers of Aircraft. Jenkins has announced a MESSERSCHMITT ME 262, this has to be pre-ordered by November 10, so that it produced for March, 2023! Only the quantity of pre-ordered ones will be made. If this is something for your collection, please order by NOVEMBER 10, 2022!

Cody has been going flat out adding to our growing Collectors Corner. He has added St Petersburg figures from Aeroart, John Jenkins, French and Indian War figures from Frontline and a brand new "Plastics from the Past" section featuring plastic figures and long retired playsets.

Collectors Corner

We have also added lots to our Scratch & Dent pages, we are updating these every day.

Scratch & Dent

We have some great new announcements from Britain's, King & Country, John Jenkins and First Legion.

For information on John Jenkins Future Releases.

John Jenkins Future Releases.

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Hope you enjoy our newsletter.

Cyber November Sale

Cyber November Sale.

Perfect for the holidays. Makes the ideal christmas present.

Please note the First Legion sale is scheduled to finish on December 15, 2022. Last chance!

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 25 - 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 & Country
John Jenkins
First Legion


We are open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00pm.

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


Britain's November Releases!

American Civil War

New November Releases, not previously announced!

American Civil War

Musuem Collection

Museum Collection

Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection

Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection

Clash of Empires

Clash of Empires

History of the US Army - Bluecoats Collection

History of the US Army - Bluecoats Collection

History of the British Army - Redcoats Collection

History of the British Army - Redcoats Collection

King & Country

King & Country November Releases!


Christmas comes but once a year and, as usual, we like to ‘bring in the new’ as well as revisit a couple of old friends…

Christmas - Limited Edition

2023 Calendar

King & Country designed our first desktop calendar since 2010 and we are happy to hear good responses from collectors. Same as previous years, you would find photos of dioramas and popular items in the 2023 Calendar.



As commander of all U.S. ground troops in South Vietnam from 1964 until 1968 he pursued a war of attrition against first, the Viet Cong and then, increasingly, the NVA (North Vietnamese Army), attempting to drain them of manpower and supplies. He made extensive use of the massive American superiority in artillery and air power, both in tactical confrontations and in relentless strategic bombing which allied to a major troop buildup saw U.S Force numbers expand from approx. 25,000 in 1964 to almost 540,000 in 1968!

‘The Westmoreland Strategy’ was ultimately unsuccessful both politically and militarily because while the VC and the NVA, under their leadership, were more than willing to accept higher casualties the American public and their increasingly embattled Government were not.

General William C. Westmoreland himself had, until Vietnam a very successful military career with many awards and promotions along the way.

Physically, tall and striking he was an imposing figure on the battlefield, in the MACV Headquarters (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) or at the Pentagon in Washington.

Up until the TET Offensive of early 1968 he had the confidence and support of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his Cabinet in Washington.It was the sudden surprise of the TET Offensive which ultimately shattered Johnson’s confidence in Westmoreland. Although the Americans and their South Vietnamese allies decimated the communist opposition they lost the support of the great American public back home… Thanks in part to the U.S. mainstream media.

This special ‘General Westmoreland’ figure portrays this top-ranking U.S. Army officer on one of his many visits to his troops in the field. His army jungle fatigues are perfectly starched and pressed… his 4 star rank appearing prominently on his baseball cap and on both shirt collars… his black jump boots perfectly shined and polished…. The very picture of a modern major general… even in the jungles of Vietnam!

Vietnam - Tet 68

Kokoda Diggers Fight Back

  • - The Vickers Machine Gun or ‘Vickers Gun’ was the name given to the British, water-cooled, .303 heavy machine gun used by British and Empire armies in two World Wars and countless other conflicts from its introduction in 1912 until its retirement in 1968… more the 56 years on ‘active service’, a record virtually unmatched by any other British infantry weapon.
    This gun had a reputation for great solidity and reliability and was based on the highly successful Maxim machine gun of the late 19th Century.
    These sterling qualities endeared the Vickers to every Australian soldier who ever fired it. Our ‘Digger’ sits perched on a sandbag behind his gun complete with ammunition boxes and ready to open fire on the enemy
  • - While the Vickers Guns were supplied at Company and Battalion level all infantry platoons would have a Bren Gun for each one of its three rifle sections.
    The Bren was a Light Machine Gun that fired the same .303 round as its heavier Vickers counterpart and although fitted with a bipod could also be mounted on a tripod in the ‘fixed-firing mode’ or even on all kinds of military vehicles.
    Our K&C lying prone ‘Digger’ is firing his Bren in the most commonly used shooting position.
  • - A three-man section, all of them armed with the classic Lee-Enfield Rifle, commonly known as the .303 SMLE (Short Magazine Lee Enfield).
    This bolt action, magazine-fed rifle served the British and Commonwealth Forces from 1903 up until 1957 in several different variants.
    The best known of all the Lee Enfield rifles was the SMLE Mk.Ⅲ introduced in 1907 and fitted with the18” long 1907 Pattern Sword Bayonet.
    Although superceded in the British Army by the introduction of the Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk. 1 rifle Australia chose to retain their vintage SMLE Mk.Ⅲ’s until well after the Korean War.
    Here K&C’s three ‘Diggers’ have adopted various shooting poses as they prepare to take on the advancing Japanese.

KOKODA: The Long Bloody Trail


Here is the second batch of 12th SS “Hitlerjugend” Panzer Division youngsters ready and willing to go into battle somewhere in Normandy in the summer of 1944 just days and weeks after the 6 June Allied Invasion. As earlier 12th SS figures these new additions are also in ‘mixed rig’ uniform combinations of camouflage jackets or trousers with traditional German field grey tunics and / or trousers

  • - This NCO (non commissioned officer) kneels down to take careful aim with his MP44 Assault Rifle
  • - Although kneeling this young soldier looks as if he is about to jump up and move to a new location.
  • - As virtually all younger members of the 12th SS had passed through the ranks of the Hitler Youth many of them were already ‘expert shots’ as marksmanship was highly-prized and awarded within the entire HJ movement.As virtually all younger members of the 12th SS had passed through the ranks of the Hitler Youth many of them were already ‘expert shots’ as marksmanship was highly-prized and awarded within the entire HJ movement.
  •   - Crouching down beside his field telephone this signaller receives the latest battlefield information… or perhaps instructions from a superior.
  • - This 2-man team lies prone behind their deadly MG42 machine gun about to open fire on some advancing ‘Tommies’.
  • - Cautiously moving forward ready to open fire with his Gewehr 43 rifle

Normandy 1944 - German Forces

John Jenkins

New November Releases - WWII - German Aircraft

MESSERSCHMITT ME 262 B-1a/U1(WNr 111980), RED 12, 10./NJG 11, REINFELD, MAY 1945.

Please click on the link below for the full and detailed description.

Please Note: New Pre- Order Must be submitted by November 10, 2022! Only the quantities pre-ordered will be made. Delivery expected March 2023!

JJD Aircraft Collection


The first prototype of the Macchi M.5, flew for the first time in 1917 and was developed by engineers Buzio & Calzavera. Based directly on the previous Macchi M.3, it consisted on a single-step hull with an open cockpit placed forward on the wings, three more prototypes were tested, designated "Ma", "M bis" and "Ma bis" and the production version, finally was named as "M.5".

Like it's prototypes, it was powered by an Isotta-Fraschini 4Vb engine placed in a pusher configuration that could deliver 160hp of power. The first units were handed over to the Aviazione della Regia Marina (Aviation of the -Italian- Royal Navy) in the summer of 1917. A later sub-version was produced with redesigned wingtip floats and a more powerful engine, an Isotta-Fraschini V.6, placed also in the pusher configuration and delivering the respectable amount of 247hp of power. In total 244 of them were produced, 200 by Macchi itself and other 44 of them by Societá Aeronautica Italiana (SAI).

It was operated by the Royal Italian Navy's naval squadrons during The Great War with very satisfactory results. Some of them served also in the seaplane carrier Giuseppe Miraglia before they were scrapped after the creation of the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force) in the successive years

It was flown by American pilots, as a trainer first and as an operational fighter later operating with the 263a Squadriglia (263th Squadron) from the Italian city of Porto Corsini, situated in the shores of the province of Ravenna. The first US Navy airman to be awarded with a Medal of Honor was piloting this airplane. On 21st August 1918 a Macchi M.8 piloted by Walther White and with Albert P. Taliaferro in the observer's position, was escorted by a flight of three Macchi M.5, in a leaflet-dropping mission over Pola, a city located in the Austro-Hungarian Empire's shores. When flying over the Adriatic, they were attacked by four Phönix land-based fighters. The Austro-Hungarian took down one of the Macchis, flown by the Ensign George Ludlow who could manage to ditch the plane at the sea. Seeing the life of his partner in risk, the pilot Charles Hamman landed his airplane close to Ludlow's one in order to take him on board. As Hamman's fighter was overloaded, he returned to base, where he crashed the airplane, however both pilots survived the crash. For that action Hamman was awarded the medal of Honor. Unfortunately, he died in a crash after the war, in June 1919 when he was piloting another Macchi.

As the Macchi had such good reputation, it comes no surprise that the Austro-Hungarians captured and used some of them, both of the M.5 and the M.5 mod version.

Knights Of The Skies - WWI


Troy and her allies



Gempei War

Gempei War 1180 - 1185

Black Hill Wars 1876-1877

Crazy Horse (c. 1840-September 5th 1877) was a Lakota Sioux war leader of the Oglala band. He took up arms against the United States federal government to fight against the encroachment by the American settlers on Native American territory and to preserve the traditional way of life of the Lakota people.

His participation in several famous battles of the Black Hills War, earned him great respect from both his enemies and his own people.

In September 1877, four months after surrendering to US troops under George Crook, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a bayonet wielding military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson in present day Nebraska.

He ranks among the most notable and iconic of Native American warriors and was honored by the US Postal Service in 1982, with a 13c Great Americans Series Postage Stamp.

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


Age of Arthur - Anglo Saxon/ Danish Shieldwall

Conquest of America


Macedonian phalanx

Macedonian phalanx

39th New York Infantry Regiment, Garibaldi Guard

39th New York Infantry Regiment, Garibaldi Guard

33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company E, Emerald Guard

Army of the Shenandoah, 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company E, Emerald Guard

Maratha Cavalry

Maratha Cavalry

Maratha Infantry

Maratha Infantry

Mountain Men

Hugh Glass (C. 1783 – 1833) was an American frontiersman, fur trapper, trader, hunter and explorer. He is best known for his story of survival and forgiveness after being left for dead by companions when he was mauled by a grizzly bear.

No records exist regarding his origins but he is widely said to have been born in Pennsylvania to Scots and Irish parents. Glass became an explorer of the Upper Missouri River, in present day Montana, the Dakotas, and the Platte River area of Nebraska.

His life story has been the basis of two feature films, most recently the 2015 “The Revenant”.

Both films portray the survival struggle of Glass, who crawled and stumbled 200 miles to Fort Kiowa, South Dakota, after being abandoned without supplies or weapons by fellow explorers and fur traders during General Ashley’s expedition of 1823.

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

American Revolution - 2nd New Hampshire Regiment

Special Booster Set

2nd New Hampshire Regiment

Restocks Expected in November - Roman Auxiliary Cavalry

Roman Auxiliary Cavalry

11th Regiment New York

11th Regiment New York

54th Regiment Massachusetts

54th Regiment Massachusetts

The First Brigade, 4th Virginia Regiment

Army of the Shenandoah, The First Brigade, 4th Virginia Regiment

First Legion

New releases for November
Thirty Years War Artillery

The Thirty Years War was fought from 1618 to 1648 and was one of the bloodiest, most destructive conflicts in human history. One of our initial releases for the range was a Spanish Tercio formed up for the Battle of Rocroi in 1643 and we are now adding a release of artillery and crew, being suitable to portray both the French and the Spanish artillery at the battle. Rocroi was a decisive French victory and marked the beginning of the end of the myth of invincibility of the Spanish Tercio. After several French cavalry attacks had routed the Spanish cavalry, the Spanish infantry were left unsupported and exposed to artillery attack. The French Commander, the Duc d'Enghien massed his artillery alongside the already captured Spanish guns, and relentlessly hammered the Spanish squares. The Germans and Walloons within the Spanish forces deserted, overwhelmed and broken, leading to the end of the battle in French victory. We hope you enjoy the new figures and direction of our Thirty Years War figure range – we shall be adding cavalry and commanders in due course - to enable complete re-creations of the troop types present at Rocroi.

Thirty Years War Artillery

Franco Prussian War - French Cuirassiers

When asked to abolish the famous red trousers of the French army in 1913, just before the outbreak of the First World War, the French War Minister Eugene Etienne famously replied "Non, jamais! Le pantalon rouge c’est la France!” Even though this statement was made more than 40 years after the war of 1870 the introduction of red trousers to the Cuirassiers regiments was probably the only major change that had been made to this most distinguished arm of the heavy French cavalry over much of the course of the 19th century. As such by the time of the outbreak of the war of 1870 the French cuirassiers entered the conflict hopelessly obsolete on the battlefield having changed little in uniform, weaponry, tactics or doctrine since the days of the First Empire more than 60 years earlier. This was to have tragic consequences as the various Cuirassiers regiments executed numerous valiant charges during the conflict only to find themselves hopelessly outgunned and frequently decimated by the Prussian infantry and artillery which they faced. Our rendition of the French Cuirassiers shows the brave men of the 4th Cuirassiers executing just such a charge, riding on to face the enemy despite the almost certain outcome.

French Cuirassiers

Franco Prussian War - Prussian Artillery

The Franco Prussian War of 1870-71 is often overlooked in terms of its geo-political impact on the balance of power in Europe. The war hastened union of the German states as the German Empire under Prussian king Wilhelm I and Chancellor Bismarck and created a new industrial superpower in the heart of Europe. The Prussian artillery played a key role in the Prussian victory with the Krupp breach loaded ‘6 pounder’ being superior to the French muzzle loaded counterparts in accuracy, rate of fire, range and reliability. It was the Prussian artillery which counterbalanced the superiority of the French chassepot rifle and mitrailleuse early machine guns and contributed to Prussian victory. This set depicts five artillerymen and their gun preparing to engage with the out-ranged and out-gunned French forces.

Prussian Artillery

American Revolution - 3rd New Jersey Continentals

The 3rd New Jersey Regiment in the firing line. Commanded by Col. Elias Dayton, the newly formed regiment was mustered into the Continental Army on May 2, 1776. It was reviewed in New York City by Generals Washington, Putnam, Sullivan, and Greene and the regiment’s Capt. Joseph Bloomfield noted in his personal journal that the generals claimed they were the “compleatest and best regiment in the Continental service”. Bloomfield’s 2nd lieutenant, Ebenezer Elmer noted that “Gen Washington made bold to say we were the flower of all the North American Forces”. The regiment would see distinguished action at the Battle of Valcour Island, New York Campaign, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth, Sullivan Expedition, and the Battle of Springfield. The regiment was disbanded, on January 1, 1781, at Pompton, New Jersey.

3rd New Jersey Continentals

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

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