Monday, 7 April 2014

King and Country: April Dispatches

Here we go again with the latest round of releases and retirements from K&C. It just so happens that last month I spent quite a lot of money adding 13 retired sets to my collection so I'm delighted to say, strangely, that there's nothing this month I want. Chances are the same won't be true for you. Enjoy!

King & Country April 2014 Releases!

Cannons for the Crimea

This latest "Crimean War" release shows one of the coastal Artillery pieces utilized by the Russians to defend their mighty fortress of Sevastopol, the home port of the Tsar's Black Sea Fleet.
For month after month British and French forces laid siege to this great port city. Opposing them were many batteries of defending cannon among them these large guns mounted on heavy steel swivel carriages firmly ensconced behind the high, thick walls of the city's many fortresses.

"Little Battle at Little Big Horn"

Here's another great little two-figure "action" set portraying the life and death struggle between one of Custer's corporals and a Cheyenne Dog Soldier.

Russian Front

One great little tank and three great looking girls...pity they are all so lethal - at least to Germans!
  • RA054 -- Russian T-70 Tank - These small, recce, tracked vehicles were perfect for scouting in advance of the heavier T34's and Josef Stalin tanks.
    Introduced in late 1942 and early 1943 captured versions were also utilized by the Germans.
    Our model comes with a partial body tank commander.
  • RA055 -- Standing Guard Female Sniper - The Russian Army of WW2 was the only army to employ women in a full combat role. This female sniper with her hessian-camouflaged rifle edges closer to the enemy.
  • RA056 -- Steady, aim...Fire! - These two female soldiers are working as a sniper team...The sitting woman observes the enemy and selects a suitable target...Her comrade takes careful aim and gently squeezes the trigger!

Russian Front  1941 - German

"Operation Barbarossa" erupted in the June of 1941 Hitler issued his infamous "Commissar Order" that authorized German troops to kill every and any Soviet political officers that fell into their hands...

D-Day 1944

  • DD125 -- US Military Policeman - An always useful USMP directing traffic somewhere near Normandy, June 1944.
  • DD225 -- US M20 Armoured Car - Fast, agile and always ready these speedy, lightly-armed vehicles were often the eyes and ears of battlefield commanders throughout the European Theatre of Operations.
    This "summer" version of the M20 comes with a standing vehicle commander plus a partial body M20 driver.
  • DD226 -- Sitting Machine Gunner -  In support of the reconnaissance vehicle the infantry have provided the heavier .30 caliber machine gun.
  • DD227 -- Tommy Gunner - Backing up the machine gun is a standing U.S. infantryman with the Government-issued M1928 Thompson Sub-Machine Gun.

British Commandos

On yet another covert mission somewhere on the enemy occupied coast of France...
  • DD231 -- Dead and Gone - A commando has "taken-out" a lone German sentry...Here he drags the body away to conceal the evidence as other Germans wonder "What happened to Fritz?"
  • DD232 -- Kneeling with Rifle - Crouching down, this Commando is on the alert for the approach of any other German sentries or patrols.
  • DD233 -- Kneeling with Sten Gun - One more Commando, kneeling this time, with the ubiquitous Sten gun at the ready.
  • DD234 -- Sten Gun with Silencer - Commandos used all kinds of weaponry...One of the most useful was the Sten Gun equipped with a "silencer".
  • DD235 -- A Quick Knee to the Groin - The polite way of saying..."a swift knee to the balls!" Fighting in a non -conventional manner demands utilizing all methods of hand-to-hand fighting...none of them these two figures amply illustrate.

King & Country - Being Retired


Ancient Greece

  • AG001 Standing Hoplite
  • AG002 Hoplite on Guard
  • AG003 Hoplite Officer w/Sword
  • AG004 Hoplite Soldier w/Sword
  • AG005 Hoplite w/Long Spear (Horizontal)
  • AG006 Hoplite w/Long Spear (45 Degree)
  • AG007 Hoplite w/Long Spear (Vertical)

Australian Light Horse

  • AL008 Turkish Soldier Standing Firing
  • AL009 Turkish Soldier Kneeling Firing
  • AL010 Turkish Soldier Kneeling Loading
  • AL011 Turkish Soldier Standing Ready


  • HK160 Shrine Offering
  • HK185 Celebrating Chinese New Year
  • HK186 Forbidden delights
  • HK187 Gleesome Threesome


  • NA243 French Line Infantry Standing Firing
  • NA244 French Line Infantry Biting Cartridge
  • NA245 French Line Infantry Loading From Pouch
  • NA246 French Line Infantry Standing Ready
  • NA247 French Line Infantry Prepare to Repel
  • NA248 French Line Infantry Kneeling Firing

Remember the Alamo

  • RTA007 Mexican Pioneer
  • RTA023 Juan Seguin, TX
  • RTA028 John Davis, KY - Standing Firing Rifle
  • RTA035 General Manuel Castrillon

Nouveau Normandy Village

  • SP047 Bomb-damaged French House

Happy Hunting!

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