November, 2018 - 2nd Edition
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Missed the November First Edition 2018 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the November Sierra Toy Soldier News Letter. Written on a very warm and very smoky day here in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, the recent fires in California have caused very poor air quality. It is very smoky, and until the fires go out or the wind changes, we don’t expect to see an improvement. California now has a year-round fire season.

The town of Los Gatos does a great job of making it attractive for Christmas. The town is decorated, and after Thanksgiving there are horse drawn carriage rides, and a spectacular parade. Of course, the star of the show is a certain Toy Soldier Shop, with the most amazing Christmas displays.

There were so many announcements after our last newsletter that we decided to produce a 2nd edition, which is unusual for us. But we did not want to wait until the end of the month to announce all these goodies. Hopefully it will provide some ideas for gifts this holiday season.

We have a great set of announcements from King & Country, Collectors Showcase, Jenkins, First Legion and Thomas Gunn.

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Hope to see you soon!

Events

Learn To Paint A Toy Soldier - Saturday December 8, 2018 - Los Gatos, CA - 10.00 – 4.00pm

Come and have some fun learning how to paint a Toy Soldier. Designed for Little and Big Kids, Mums most welcome.

Sierra Blog
Events
Sierra Toy Exclusive
King & Country
John Jenkins
Collectors Showcase
First :Legion
Thomas Gunn

Retail Store

We are open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00pm. Sundays 12.00 - 5.00pm

Just a reminder for those of you living in Northern California, or perhaps just visiting, that our retail store dedicated to toy soldiers is now open 7 days a week. The store is located at 29 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, California 95030. (408) 395 3000 www.sierratoysoldier.com

 

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 Blog

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

Sierra Toy Soldier Blog

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.

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

Britain's

New Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Set - Expected 2018!


Zulu Storehouse Attack

The fifth release in the Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Range. With this set we wanted to continue to add to our mini series Zulu Storehouse Attack.

Zulu Storehouse Attack

King & Country

King & Country November Additional 2018 Releases!

Christmas

King and Country have created a limited availability.  This will be a available until December 31st or until stocks last.

K&C Christmas

Berlin 1938

King & Country have re-issed the LAH Band.

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte Military Band

John Jenkins

New John Jenkins December Releases!
Enemies of Rome

Enemies of Rome

Roman Army of the Late Republic

Roman Army of the Late Republic

Aztec Empire

The banner is the Aztec national standard of Quetzalteopamitl, which was an enormous fan of gold and quetzal feathers.

Aztec Empire - Conquest of America

Conquistdor

Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses 1455-1487

Brunswick Grenadiers

Brunswick Grenadiers

Morgans Riflemen

Morgans Riflemen

Knights Of The Skies

** PLEASE NOTE THE ACE-39P PILOT CAN FIT ANY JJD FOKKER DVII MODEL**

Knights Of The Skies - WWI

WWII Aircraft

The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940, where it was initially known by the latter as the Martlet.

The F4F was Grumman’s first monoplane fighter design and was to prove to be one of the great naval fighter aircraft of World War 2.

In 1939 Grumman were successful in obtaining a Navy order for 54 F4F-3’s. The RAF also received 81 F4F-3’s which were named the Martlet I.

The initial deliveries to the US navy were in December 1940, with the first of the planes going to the USS Ranger, and USS Wasp.

These were the only carriers which had the F4F-3’s when war broke out.

First used in combat by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942; the disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as units became available. With a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was outperformed by the faster 331 mph (533 km/h), more maneuverable, and longer-ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. However, the F4F's ruggedness, coupled with tactics such as the Thach Weave, resulted in a claimed air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war.

Lessons learned from the Wildcat were later applied to the faster F6F Hellcat. While the Wildcat had better range and maneuverability at low speed, the Hellcat could rely on superior power and high speed performance to outperform the Zero. The Wildcat continued to be built throughout the remainder of the war to serve on escort carriers, where larger and heavier fighters could not be used.

Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare (March 13, 1914 – November 26, 1943) was an American naval aviator of the United States Navy, who on February 20, 1942, became the Navy's first flying ace when he single-handedly attacked a formation of nine heavy bombers approaching his aircraft carrier. Even though he had a limited amount of ammunition, he managed to shoot down or damage several enemy bombers. On April 21, 1942, he became the first naval recipient of the Medal of Honor in World War II.

JJD Second World War Aircraft Collection

RAF Pilot

**PLEASE NOTE THE RAF-01C PILOT FIGURE CAN FIT ANY JJD SPITFIRE MODEL WHICH HAS THE OPENING SIDE DOOR**

JJD Second World War Aircraft Collection

Collectors Showcase

New December Releases!
72nd Pennsylvania

American Civil War

German Train

Limited edition of 200. Each train car comes with a piece of track and a figure. We've even added open and closed hatch options.

German WWII

Vietnam

Long range patrol and Green Berets.

Vietnam

Vietnam Diorama

Suitable for use with Collectors Showcase, King & Country and First Legion figures.

Vietnam

Masterworks

Scale 1/6.

Masterworks Collection

First Legion

New First Legion December Releases
Battle of Lake Peipus

The Battle of Lake Peipus took place in 1242 between the Livonian Branch of the Teutonic Knights and Republic of Novgorod. It was a part of the Northern Crusades of the Catholic Christian Military Orders against the "pagans" of the Eastern European Baltic states. Alternatively named "the battle on the ice" because a large part of it was fought on the surface of a frozen lake, the Battle of Lake Peipus was a significant Crusader defeat at the hands of Alexander Nevsky. Nevsky's strategy was to feign withdrawal to lure the overconfident Teutonic Knights onto the surface of the Lake. A melee ensued over the course of a few hours and the exhausted Crusaders succumbed to a final attack of the Wings of Nevsky's army. The ice of the lake began to crack under the strain in some sections and many of the heavily armored Crusaders and Teutonic Knights drowned as a result. Up to now our Crusades series has only covered the Siege of Acre, but this expansion of the range will be given the same detailed treatment with the combatants of both sides well represented allowing for wonderfully detailed dioramas of the famous Battle of Lake Peipus.

Battle of Lake Peipus

Dutch Grenadiers Band

First Legion presents the Old Guard Dutch Grenadiers Tete de Colonne! The band, or Tete de Colonne (literally translated "head of the column") would lead the regiment during parades or other important occasions such as review by the Emperor. They rarely served in combat, though were present and often assisted with the wounded or other non-combat battlefield tasks. We have presented them here with such that you can setup a full band including the Drum Major, Band Master, Jingling-Johnny, and the various woodwind, percussion, and other instruments.

Dutch Grenadiers Band

Afrika Corps

The SdKfz 251/1 of the 115th Motorized Regiment, 15th Panzer Division! This incredibly detailed vehicle adds to your display options for the 15th Panzer Division particularly when coupled with set DAK038/DAK039 and our various DAK Reconaissance vehicles. These vehicles are truly of superlative quality and are much more hand crafted and hand modelled than they are a simplistic "toy soldier" vehicle.

Das Deutsche Afrika Corps 1941-1943!

Battle of the Bulge

BB032 German Stug IV PzJg Abt 12 - 12th Volksgrenadier Division. The 12th Volksgrenadier Division, reconstituted from the previously destroyed 12th Infantry Division, saw action initially in the Ardennes as the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. This action was particularly important as the area was to serve as the launching point for "Wacht am Rhein", the German counterattack which ended the Battle of Hurtgen. It was attached to the 1st SS Panzer Corps, 6th Army for the Ardennes Offensive. When the offensive failed, 6th Panzer Army was transferred to the Eastern Front and the 12th Volksgrenadier Division was left behind to face the advancing Americans. The Sturmgeschütz IV (StuG IV) was an assault gun based on the chassis of the Panzer IV. It performed admirably in it's role as a tank killer and was typically attached to infantry divisions. It had the same main armament as the German Panzer IV, the 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48 and a crew of four men. Out variant features opening and closing hatches, raising and lowering gun barrel, and removable side skirts such that you can configure the model as you prefer, with all skirts, no skirts, or a mix them as desired. It truly is a stunning model with extremely detailed weathering and painting which has been produced in very limited quantities.

Battle of the Bulge

Thomas Gunn

New Thomas Gunn December Announcements
Glory of Rome

Limited production of 100.

Glory of Rome

Thomas Gunn Club

Limited production of 80.

Thomas Gunn Club

WWII German forces

Limited production of 80.

WWII German forces

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Aidan, Barbara, Christian, Cody, Gary, Howard, and Michael (the Kilted Vampire).

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