Friday, 31 August 2012

First Legion : Update

Here is a very brief, but nonetheless beautiful, update from the miracle workers at First Legion

Greetings First Legion faithful! This is a very brief supplemental newsletter for August to announce the start of the (very short!) pre-order for our WWII US 101st Airborne Paratroopers! Figures NOR001-NOR011 are now available for pre-order and will be shipping right around September 7th 2012

We have long been asked when we would expand our WWII range to cover the campaign in NW Europe and we are pleased to announce that the time has finally come. And what better way to kick off the "Great Crusade" than with those who were among the first to land in France to begin the liberation of Europe, the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army   

The 101st Division landed in Normandy on the early hours of June 6th 1944 but were spread out due to missed drop zones. After isolated battles by various pockets of men, the division consolidated and pushed on St. Come du Mont on June 8th and pressed for the causeways to Utah Beach on June 10th.  On June 12th they attacked Carentan driving out the German Fallschirmjagers and beat off ferocious counterattacks to the southwest of the town by SS Panzergrenadiers of the 17th Division and Fallschirmjagers supported by Assault guns on June 13th in the Battle of Bloody Gulch

After this period of non-stop fighting, the division was assigned the role of defending the left flank of VII corps and shortly later taken out of the line and placed in operational reserve having taken heavy casualties in men and material. We sincerely hope you enjoy them and welcome this addition to our ever expanding World War II figure range


NOR001 US 101st Airborne Captain with Thompson SMG - $59.95
NOR002 US 101st Airborne Sergeant with M1A1 Carbine - $59.95
NOR003 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Running with M1 Garand and Ammo Box - $59.95
NOR004 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Running with M1 Garand - $59.95
NOR005 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Running with Thompson SMG - $59.95
NOR006 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Standing with M1 Garand - $59.95
NOR007 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Standing Firing M1 Garand - $59.95
NOR008 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Running with M1 Garand - $59.95
NOR009 US 101st Airborne Corporal Running with Thompson SMG - $59.95
NOR010 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Firing Thompson SMG - $59.95
NOR011 US 101st Airborne Paratrooper Bazooka Team - $124.95
Shipping Early September 2012

So that's the good news. The slightly bad news associated with this is that all of our new releases scheduled for late August will be shipping at the same time. This includes sets AWI058-AWI069 Haslet’s 1st Delaware, the 3 different versions of BMW R75 Motorcycle Combinations for our WWII: DAK range with sets DAK015-DAK017, and the start of our Vietnam range with VN001-VN004 US Infantry of the 25th Infantry division  

In addition, Archduke Charles NAP0350 will come into stock at the same time along with additional stock of our mounted Samurai figures SAM021-SAM026. We felt it was important to get our US Airborne figures to the US in time for the big Chicago show, so we made the decision to push everything back a week or so.  A small tradeoff for such fine figures!

Plus, another benefit of this new release is that it generates another newsletter which of course means it generates another “sneak peek”.  For this round we’re previewing some more of our upcoming mounted Crusades figures. We previewed one charging figure awhile back, now we’re previewing him along with four of his friends!

Until next time, happy hunting!

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