December, 2019
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Missed the November Edition 2019 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the Christmas and Hanukkah Edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News. Wishing every one a very happy and safe Holiday Season. Usually we are asking for rain this time of year. Not this time as we received buckets load of rain in time for Thanksgiving and tons of snow in the Sierra Mountains. If you like skiing a great time to visit us. Fires have now gone away, until next year!

Please welcome our latest recruit Alex Gnauden, you will see her in our showroom.

The Sierra folks have been extremely busy getting our displays ready for Christmas and preparing our Department 56 stock for sale. Sadly, this year I have not been allowed to have the train set running. Very unfair.

We are having a month-long Cyber sale, with lots of great offers available see our Cyber sale paragraph for details. We are also having a sale of Department 56, Authentic Models and other goodies in our store, so please visit our store. For the holiday period we will also be open on Sundays, please ring to check opening times (408 395 3000).

We have also announced our first exclusive Zulu Set for 2020, please see below. We are still trying to ship out our previous exclusive Sierra release BR20183 “Pressing Home the Attack” as we receive address confirmations.

Not sure what you would like, maybe a Gift Certificate is a good choice.

Gift Certificate

We have posted our annual get it by Christmas last shipping dates guide. We hope this will help.

Holiday 2019 Shipping Guide!

We have some great release from King and County, John Jenkins, Thomas Gunn, First Legion and Collectors Showcase.

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Events

West Coaster Toy Soldier Show.

March 1, 2020 Anaheim California.

Great news, the West Coaster Toy Soldier is being revived and is planned to take place the weekend of March 1, 2010. Room trading will occur on the Friday and Saturday. The event will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.

Please put this date on the Calendar and help support this great event and keep it alive.

There is a special group room rate of $129.00. Book your group rate for West Coast Toy Soldier Show

We will publish details as they come available

We hope you can join us.

Cyber December Sale

Cyber December Sale - The one to remember

Instead of having a Cyber Monday only sale we thought we would have a Cyber December Sale lasting all month. Even more Sales items are available in our showroom.

We have lots of items on sale at up to 15% 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.

The following brands will not be included King & Country and First Legion.

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King & Country
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First Legion
Collectors Showcase

Showroom

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

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

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Check out all the latest announcements. This is updated as soon as there is a new announcement.

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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.

Consignment Highlight

This month we have added some John Jenkins and King and Country sets.

Collectors Corner

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive with King & Country.
Wojtek the Bear - Available Now! - Final Sets Remaining!

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive with King & Country. First Edition of 300!

Monte Cassino

Sierra Toy Soldier Britain's Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive - New Release

We are very pleased to announce our 6th release in the Zulu Storehouse Attack Collection.  We waited to announce this set until we were convinced of the delivery date.  Expected arrival Late February 2020! Only 300 have been made. Pre-Order Now!

Zulu Storehouse Attack

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Update - In Stock Now!

Thank you to all of you that waited so patently for this item to be released. Now in stock.

Zulu Storehouse Attack

King & Country

King & Country December Releases!

Battle of the Bulge

The Jagdpanzer IV otherwise known as the Sd. Kfz.162, was a German tank destroyer based on the highly successful Panzer IV chassis.

Originally intended as a replacement for the Sturmgeschutz III it eventually fought alongside the earlier-produced Stugs and never actually replaced it in the Wehrmacht’s arsenal.

This fighting vehicle began production in December 1943 and continued being produced until the final days of The Third Reich in May 1945. Approx. 2,000 were manufactured.

Our K&C model mounts the 7.5cm Pak 42 main gun and comes with a vehicle commander in the open hatch.

Just over 250 of these Jagdpanzers IV’s were deployed in the German attack in the Ardennes which began on December 16, 1944... and that’s how many we have made!

Battle of the Bulge

A BRIDGE TOO FAR

As many K&C collectors know I love a good ‘war film’ and “A Bridge Too Far” has been a huge source of inspiration for the ‘ARNHEM ‘44” collection ever since the series was originated in 1994/95.

I was also fortunate back then to visit Arnhem itself and be given a guided tour of some of the ‘Drop Zones’ and ‘Glider Landing Grounds’ by Mr. Wybo Boersma of the Airborne Museum located in the original Hartenstein Hotel in Oosterbeek. Afterwards we walked the same route Col. John Frost’s 2 Para took to reach the famous bridge (now renamed ‘John frost Bridge’).

Over the following years King & Country released an amazing range of British 1st Airborne figures and vehicles... Here are the remaining releases of this the 75th Anniversary year...

Operation Market Garden

BERLIN ‘38” & “NUREMBURG “34”

There’s no denying that the Nazi Party enjoyed making a spectacle of itself in their mass parades and rallies throughout the 1930’s. Nowhere was this more evident than in the northern Bavarian city of Nuremburg which became the heart of Nazi rule after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933.

Every September from 1933 onwards (until 1938) the ‘party faithful’ would journey to this historic German city to take part in the many parades and rallies, listen to the speeches or just watch the spectacle before them.

Among the most obvious and sinister participants were the black-clad men of the SS (the Schutz Staffel).

All on display here are our upcoming 10-figure LAH Fife & Drum Corps & a brand-new LAH Trumpeter due for release of January 2020.

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte

GI WINTER WARRIORS

Holding their own against the German onslaught in the Ardennes in December 1944 are there 3 x Three-Man Sets of fighting GI’s...

  • - This 3-man section is carrying probably the finest infantry rifle of WW2... The M1 ‘Garand’, the .30-06 calibre, semi automatic weapon that was the standard US Army service rifle of WW2. This weapon was so good that it also saw service in Korea (1950-53) and even limited service during the early part of the Vietnam War with the South Vietnamese Army. When the rest of the WW2 participants were using bolt-action rifles the GI’s had the advantage of being able to fire off an eight round clip in quick succession without having to move their hands on the rifle and disrupt their firing position and point-of-aim. The M1 ‘Garand’ was also designed for simple assembly and disassembly and could be ‘field-stripped’ in just a few seconds. Strong, sturdy and reliable it was the GI’s best friend in all weathers and conditions.
  • - The M1919 Browning .30 calibre machine gun was widely used in WW2 and was the main company support weapon for GI’s in combat. The gun required at least 2 men to operate and carry it, one to fire the gun, the other to ‘feed’ the gun. One or two ammunition carriers would also join the team. Our K&C set shows the machine gun in action joined by a squad NCO shouting instructions and carrying a ‘Tommy-Gun’.
  • - The ‘Bazooka’ is the common name for a man-portable, recoilless anti tank rocket launcher weapon. Developed and widely used by the US Army in WW2, the ‘Bazooka’ was among the first generation of rocket-propelled anti tank projectiles used in infantry combat. Our ‘Bazooka’ GI is protected by two of his buddies, one carrying the B.A.R., the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle the squad support weapon throughout WW2 and beyond. The other GI is aiming his always reliable M1 ‘Garand’. All of these nine GI ‘winter warriors’ make great additions to our pre released M36 ‘Jackson’ tank destroyer in ‘winter’ camo.

Battle of the Bulge

FALLSCHIRMJAGER REINFORCEMENTS

Following the success of the special “Mussolini Rescue” set... We’re bringing out 4 x additional German airborne soldiers to help protect ‘Il Duce’.

  • - This well-armed staff sergeant carries his MP040 Schmeisser machine pistol as well as a P38 side arm and a pair of ‘potato masher’ handgrenades.
  • - The MG42 was the principle German machine gun during the latter half of WW2. Our paratrooper carries the gun with the bipod folded in one hand and an ammo box of 7.92 x 57mm Mauser belted ammunition in the other. Most gunners also carried the P38 pistol for personal protection.
  • - Good communications on the battlefield is vitally important. This paratrooper, while still on the move, listens in to some instructions. He is also armed with the Karabiner 98k rifle.
  • - A new-sculpt of an old favourite... Standing Fallschirmjager also with the Kar98k rifle.

Luftwaffe

Vietnam

Many of the figures in the Vietnam Series have been directly influenced by actual combat photography taken under fire in some of the most dangerous situations.

This dramatic three-figure set was inspired by one such photo taken in the midst of the Battle of Hue in February 1968 during the TET Offensive.

Two Marines support a seriously wounded ‘Grunt’ as they make their way back to a First Aid station.

Vietnam - Tet'68

John Jenkins

New Releases Expected December 2019!
Enemies of Rome

Enemies of Rome - Cherusci Warrior

Enemies of Rome

Mid-Republic Romans - Velites

Velites were the youngest and usually the poorest (being fifth class citizens, with property worth 400–2,500 denarii) soldiers in the legion, and could rarely afford much equipment. They were armed with veretum, light javelins, each with a 90 cm (3 ft) wooden shaft the diameter of a finger, with a c. 10-inch (25 cm) narrow metal point, and tips designed to bend on impact to prevent them being thrown back, similar to the heavier pila of other legionaries. Livy says that they each carried seven javelins, however Roman satirist Lucilius says that they carried five, suggesting that the amount may have changed. The hastati and principes carried gladii, relatively short thrusting swords 74 centimetres (29 inches) in length, as their main weapons, and the velites carried them as backup weapons. They fought in a very loose, staggered formation like most irregular troops, and carried small round shields called parma, 90 cm (3 feet) in diameter.

The velites were placed at the front of the maniples, so that the velites had the chance to prove themselves and win glory by seeking out single combat with an enemy. This is also why they wore highly identifiable wolfskin headdresses

The velites were placed at the front of the maniples, so that the velites had the chance to prove themselves and win glory by seeking out single combat with an enemy. This is also why they wore highly identifiable wolfskin headdresses

In the legion, the velites were attached to each maniple of hastati, principes and triarii. They usually formed up at the front of the legion before battle to harass the enemy with javelin throws and to prevent the enemy doing the same before retiring behind the lines to allow the heavier infantry to attack. After they had fallen back, they would move up behind the attacking troops and throw darts at the enemy. They also sometimes carried wounded back to the rear, however usually a corps of deportates did this. In a pitched battle, the velites would form up at the front of the legion and cover the advance of the hastati, who were armed with swords.

In the standard legion around the time of the Second Punic War (218 -201 BC) there were 10 maniples of hastati, each having 120 hastati, with 40 velites attached.

The maniples were further split into centuries, of 60 hastati and 20 velites, with the centurion of the hastati century commanding the velites as well

When the Romans set up a temporary castra, two maniples (without their velites) were selected to pitch the tents of the headquarters and officers, and details were made for fatigue duty, to get wood and water, and to give food and water to the animals accompanying them. The rest of the men, excepting velites and officers, set up the tents of the soldiers. During this time the velites would guard the outside of the wall and the wall itself, while the rest of the troops would guard the interior. The watch, which was composed of eight men led by a decurion, ran from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, and was divided into four shifts, each of three hours

Mid-Republic Romans

Spartan Army

Spartan Army

ANGLO SAXON/DANISH SHIELDWALL

Age of Arthur

Aztec

The Aztec state was centered on political expansion and dominance of and exaction of tribute from other city states, and warfare was the basic dynamic force in Aztec politics. Aztec society was also centered on warfare: every Aztec male received basic military training from an early age and the only possibility of upwards social mobility for commoners was through military achievement — especially the taking of captives

The sacrifice of war captives was an important part of many of the Aztec religious festivals.

Aztec Empire

Conquistadors

A swallow-tailed red flag with a representation of the Holy Spirit (dove) is shown on the Codex Azcatitlan, and is believed to be Hernan Cortes’ cavalry standard.

Conquistadors

Drums Along The Mohawk - George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) commanded the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783).

In the early years of the war Washington was often in the middle of the action, first directing the Siege of Boston to its successful conclusion, but then losing New York City and almost losing New Jersey before winning surprising and decisive victories at Trenton and Princeton at the end of the 1776 campaign season. At the end of the year in both 1775 and 1776, he had to deal with expiring enlistments, since the Congress had only authorized the army's existence for single years. With the 1777 establishment of a more permanent army structure and the introduction of three-year enlistments, Washington built a reliable stable of experienced troops, although hard currency and supplies of all types were difficult to come by. In 1777 Washington was again defeated in the defense of Philadelphia, but sent critical support to Horatio Gates that made the defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga possible. Following a difficult winter at Valley Forge and the entry of France into the war in 1778, Washington followed the British army as it withdrew from Philadelphia back to New York, and fought an ultimately inconclusive battle at Monmouth Court House in New Jersey.

Washington's activities from late 1778 to 1780 were more diplomatic and organizational, as his army remained outside New York, watching Sir Henry Clinton's army that occupied the city. Washington strategized with the French on how best to cooperate in actions against the British, leading to ultimately unsuccessful attempts to dislodge the British from Newport, Rhode Island and Savannah, Georgia. His attention was also drawn to the frontier war, which prompted the 1779 Continental Army expedition of John Sullivan into upstate New York. When General Clinton sent the turncoat General Benedict Arnold to raid in Virginia, Washington began to detach elements of his army to face the growing threat there. The arrival of Lord Cornwallis in Virginia after campaigning in the south presented Washington with an opportunity to strike a decisive blow. Washington's army and the French army moved south to face Cornwallis, and a cooperative French navy under Admiral de Grasse successfully disrupted British attempts to control of the Chesapeake Bay, completing the entrapment of Cornwallis, who surrendered after the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781. Although Yorktown marked the end of significant hostilities in North America, the British still occupied New York and other cities, so Washington had to maintain the army in the face of a bankrupt Congress and troops that were at times mutinous over conditions and pay. The army was formally disbanded after peace in 1783, and Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief on December 23, 1783.

Drums Along The Mohawk

2nd New Hampshire Regiment

2nd New Hampshire Regiment

Butler's Rangers

Butler's Rangers

Anglo-Allied Army

Anglo-Allied Army

54th Regiment Massachusetts

54th Regiment Massachusetts

Hampton's Legion

Hampton's Legion South Carolina Zouave Volunteers

Palmetto Riflemen

Palmetto Riflemen South Carolina Infantry

Inter-War Aviation

Inter-War Aviation Collection

Second World War Aircraft

JJD Second World War Aircraft Collection

Thomas Gunn

New December Releases
WWII German forces

Our first bunker which has been designed to be viewed from the rear or the front, you can really take your pick with this one.!

Comes with some great little details such as detachable roof, light switch, fitted fire extinguisher, wall poster and even roof lights! Bunker measures 23 cm wide (9.25 inches) by 14.5 cm (6 inches) long.

WWII German forces

WWII Allied Forces

General George Patton is probably ranked as one of the most famous and colourful of all American Generals. His hard-driving personality and success as a commander were at times overshadowed by his controversial public statements. His philosophy of leading from the front and his ability to inspire troops with attention-getting, vulgarity-ridden speeches, such as his famous address to the 3rd Army were met favorably by his troops, but much less so by a sharply divided Allied high command. His emphasis on rapid and aggressive offensive action proved effective, and he was regarded highly by his opponents in the German army. An award-winning biographical film released in 1970 helped solidify his image as an American folk hero.

Our depiction of Patton has him as a Three Star General purposefully striding to wherever duty calls.

WWII Allied Forces

World War One

General Sir John Monash is considered one of the greatest Australian officers of all time. His Jewish family originally came from what was then Germany, the family emigrating to Australia in the 19th century.

Monash was recognized for his intelligence from an early age and his family encouraged his education. He graduated from Melbourne with a Masters in Engineering and a Degree in Law later on. He enlisted in his local Militia pre WW1 and during WW1 he initially commanded the 13th infantry brigade. He later went on to command the Australian Corps on the western front. He was responsible for the planning and successful attack at Amiens which saw the Allies finally breakthrough the German lines en masse. He was knighted on the Battlefield by King George V a few days later, the first time this had happened in 200 years.

Our depiction of Monash in military uniform also comes with the medal presentation table.

GW101A; Lt Albert Borella 26th Battalion AIF, initially after a heroic journey across Australia joined as a Private when war broke out, he received subsequent promotion and was eventually commissioned. His citation for the VC at age 37 is as follows:

During the period 17/18 July... Lieutenant Borella, whilst leading his platoon charged and captured an enemy machine-gun, shooting two gunners. He then led his party by now reduced to 10 men and two Lewis guns, against a very strongly held trench, using his revolver and later a rifle with great effect and causing many casualties. Two large dug-outs were also bombed and 30 prisoners taken...

He received his VC from King George V, three of Borella's brothers also served during the war: Charles and James in the 7th Battalion and Rex in the 8th Light Horse. All survived and returned to Australia when the war ended.

GW101B: Lt Percy Storkey 19th Battalion AIF, was a New Zealander living in Australia when war broke out. He enlisted in the Australian army and was awarded the VC in 1918 by King George V as follows:

For most conspicuous bravery, leadership and devotion to duty when in charge of a platoon in attack. On emerging from the wood the enemy trench line was encountered and Lt. Storkey found himself with six men. While continuing his move forward a large enemy party about 80 to 100 strong, armed with several machine guns was noticed to be holding up the advance of the troops on the right. Lt. Storkey immediately decided to attack this party from the flank and rear, and while moving forward in the attack was joined by Lt. Lipscomb and four other men.

Under the leadership of Lt. Storkey, this small party of two officers and ten other ranks charged the enemy position with fixed bayonets, driving the enemy out, killing and wounding about thirty, and capturing three officers and fifty men, also taking possession of one machine gun. The splendid courage shown by this officer in quickly deciding his course of action, and his skillful method of attacking against such great odds, removed a dangerous obstacle to the advance of the troops on the right, and inspired the remainder of our small party with the utmost confidence when advancing to the objective line.

  • - Douglas Haig was a Scottish born senior officer who commanded the British Expeditionary Force in France during WW1. He was commander during the Somme, Arras, Ypres and various other campaigns. Although he gained a favourable reputation during the immediate post-war years, with his funeral becoming a day of national mourning, Haig has since the 1960's become an object of criticism for his leadership during the First World War. Armchair generals are still very much in vogue and as loud today, as some of you may have noticed!
  • - George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of Great Britain and Emperor of India from 1910 until 1936. Our depiction of him in military uniform shows him as he would have appeared during WW1 carrying out official military engagements.

World War One

WWII Italian forces

  • - The second version of our Folgore on parade, this time with different webbing/equipment and armed with the Beretta machine gun.
  • - The third and most likely last version of our Folgore on parade, just before we introduce some fighting Italians. This four man variant sports camouflaged helmets and are armed instead with rifles.

WWII German forces

Vietnam

  • - Wear the unit markings of one of the famous American army regiments, the 82nd 'All American' Airborne. Really no more needs to be said about these bad boys, if there is or has been trouble you will find these guys have already been there!
  • - our third and last version also make an appearance this time wearing the unit marking of the 1st Air Cavalry Division. A unit that was established in 1921 and has since then go onto serve in WW2, Korea, Vietnam and various other more modern conflicts. The Division has the unique honour of having fought as cavalry, infantry, armoured and as air assault troops during its existence.

Vietnam

WWII Pacific

Senda Sadasue officer was a career officer in the Japanese army during WW2, he is best remembered for his steadfast defence on Iwo Jima.

Sadasue became chief of the discipline section in the Sendai Army Youth School on 1 August 1939. On 29 May 1940, he became commanding officer of the 44th Infantry Regiment of the Japanese Imperial Army.

He later became commandant of the Sendai Army Youth School on 5 February 1943, a post he maintained until 27 November 1944.

In Autumn 1944, General Kuribayashi in charge of the defence of the island of Iwo Jima replaced many local officers with others whom he judged more competent. One of these new arrivals was Major General Senda Sadasue after Kuribayashi requested "the best infantry leaders" available.

Senda Sadasue took office at the 2nd Brigade, on Iwo Jima as commanding officer on 16 December 1944.

He was killed in action aged 52 years old, during the battle for Iwo Jima on the 8 March 1945.

Our depiction of Sadasue in Japanese officer uniform makes a superb accompaniment to Kuribayashi who we released earlier this year.

WWII Pacific

World War One - Expected Late January 2020!

GW100A: Cpl George Howell 1st Battalion AIF, awarded the Victoria Cross for the following;

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officer, Warrant Officer, Non-commissioned Officers and men:

No. 2445 Cpl. George Julian Howell, Inf. Bn. Aus. Imp. Force.

For most conspicuous bravery. Seeing a party of the enemy were likely to outflank his Battalion, Cpl. Howell, on his own initiative, single-handed and exposed to heavy bomb and rifle fire, climbed on to the top of the parapet and proceeded to bomb the enemy, pressing them back along the trench.

Having exhausted his stock of bombs, he continued to attack the enemy with his bayonet. He was then severely wounded.

The prompt action and gallant conduct of this N C.O. in the face of superior numbers was witnessed by the whole Battalion and greatly inspired them in the subsequent successful counter attack.

It was found that Howell had actually suffered 28 wounds during this action, he was personally awarded his VC by King George in July 1917. Howell was discharged in 1918 due to his wounds, he went onto serve with the Australian army in WW2, resigned due to the boredom of staff duties and enlisted in the US Navy where he took part in the invasion of Leyte.

GW100B; Cpl Walter Brown 20th Battalion was also awarded the VC as follows for his actions in 1918:

For most conspicuous bravery and determination when with an advanced party from his battalion which was going into the line in relief.

The company to which he was attached carried out during the night a minor operation resulting in the capture of a small system of enemy trench. Early on the following morning an enemy strong post about seventy yards distant caused the occupants of the newly captured trench great inconvenience by persistent sniping. Hearing that it had been decided to rush this post, Corporal Brown, on his own initiative crept out along the shallow trench and made a dash towards the post. An enemy machine gun opened fire from another trench and forced him to take cover. Later he again dashed forward and reached his objective. With a Mills Grenade in his hand he stood at the door of a dug-out and called on the occupants to surrender. One of the enemy rushed out, a scuffle ensued, and Corporal Brown knocked him down with his fist. Loud cries of "Kamerad" were then heard, and from the dug-out an officer and eleven other ranks appeared. This party Corporal Brown brought back as prisoners to our line, the enemy meanwhile from other positions bringing heavy machine-gun fire to bear on the party.

Brown survived the war, married and settled down and that really should have been the end of our story. However when WW2 started he enlisted back into the army despite being too old. His unit sailed for Singapore where on February 15th 1942, Brown's regiment moved up to the front line to make a final stand. Sources disagree as to what happened to Brown after this. When the order to surrender came, some witnesses alleged him to have calmly picked up some grenades and said: "No surrender for me", before walking towards the enemy lines never to be seen again. Other sources state he tried to escape with members of his unit but was captured by the Japanese and executed, his body has never been recovered.

World War One

First Legion

New November Releases! - Arriving this week!
Vikings

Similar in concept to our Roman Testudo, the figures have been designed with interlocking bases to allow collectors to really set them up very close together to get the effect of a true Viking shieldwall. In addition, the 12 different figures, each with a unique shield pattern, can be setup in any way that a collector wants, thus offering great flexibility in terms of the composition and size of your display. And finally, by mixing in existing previous releases of other figures, you can represent areas where a section of the shieldwall is engaged or has been broken into by inserting those other figures into a section of the shieldwall. The sky's the limit in terms of how it's displayed and which figures you use to get the results you want.

Vikings

Battle of the Bulge

The Panzerkampfwagen IV with all of its variants and evolutions throughout the war was the most highly produced and used tank by the German Army during WWII. Our version is the latest version of the tank produced during the war and features both side and turret skirts, with the side skirts being removable to allow for a variety of display options. With it's 7.5cm KwK 40 L/48 gun, it had plenty of penetrating power against most Allied tanks. OUr model is consistent with the other tanks we've relesaed in that it is part of the 1st SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division, Kampfgruppe Peiper. With every hatch on the model being able to be opened or closed, there are a large variety of display options and different crew figures and tank riders from our available sets (sold separately) can be used with this stunning model.

First Legion Battle of the Bulge

Roman Camp Life

The Roman Camp Tents have been restocked in limited numbers

Glory of Rome - Roman Camp Life

Collectors Showcase

11th Mississippi - In Stock Now!

The 11th Mississippi served in many of the most famous and bloody battles of the war. The most famous engagement of the 11th was at Pickett's Charge. The 11th penetrated further into the Union position than any other unit, but at the terrible cost of sustaining 100% casualties-every soldier was either killed or wounded.

11th Mississippi

Berghof

The Berghof was Adolf Hitler's home in the Obersalzberg. Besides the Wolfsschanze, his headquarters in East Prussia Hitler spent more time at the Berghof than anywhere else during World War II. This highly accurate model is made of metal and marbled gypsum. We've even created a flag banner that is removable. This delicately painted museum piece is one of the most limited edition we've ever created. Numbering just 100 sets worldwide.

Berlin 1938

Vietnam

Vietnam

Collectors Showcase

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Aidan, Alex, Cody, Fay, Sean and Michael (the Kilted Vampire).

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