Pages

Thursday, 12 June 2014

King and Country: June Dispatches






Battle of Little Big Horn June 25/26, 1876.







British Napoleonic

Napoleonic's always need more Infantry...Here's some more British ones...No particular regiment in order that they can fill in gaps in any British Infantry collections out there...


 

MONS 1914

In August 1914 the British Army fought its first battle on European soil since Waterloo, almost 100 years before! The British Expeditionary Force, all regular soldiers, attempted to hold the line in northern France against a massive attack by the numerically superior German First Army. Although fighting bravely and taking a heavy toll of the invading Germans the relatively small B.E.F was forced back. The rapid-fire marksmanship of the British regulars and their battle discipline impressed not only their French Allies but also their German opponents. The Kaiser might have called them "a contemptible little army" but many of his soldiers knew different!




France 1917

  • FW157 -- British Mk.IV Tank - A second version of our popular Mk.IV from a few years back. This "Spring Chicken" would have come in very useful at Mons...Alas tanks did not appear until 1917!

AFRIKA KORPS IN ACTION

  • AK094 -- Panzer IV H - This is the third and final version of this popular German tank...and it's in "Dunkelgelb" which is German for "Dark Yellow". Panzer IV's and their variants saw plenty of active service in Russia, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and all over Europe. This particular vehicle has an Afrika Korps veteran in the turret. The "H" variant first appeared in 1943 and saw most service in that year and the following one. Following Rommel's defeat in North Africa in May 1943 most of the Afrika Korps were captured some however did manage to reach Sicily and Italy and live to fight another day...Our tank commander was one of them!
  • AK097 -- Sd.Kfz.10 Demag - Another welcome addition to the AK's limited transport units. This battle-scarred Demag comes with the detachable roof, seated driver and room for at least a few passengers.
  • AK098 -- Afrika Korps Demag Passengers - Two seated Afrika Korps soldiers.
  • AK103 -- Desert Rommel - Although seldom seen in shorts the Field Marshal did make use of some captured British clothing stores on occasion.

TEXAS SHOW SPECIAL

As we did last year we are releasing another "medical-themed" set to coincide with the Texas Toy Soldier Show. Now it's generally available to all collectors...
  • WS222 -- Walking Wounded - A German medic tends to the arm-wound of this soldier. It's serious enough to demand treatment but not bad enough to be sent to the rear...unfortunately for him!

COCKLESHELL COMMANDOS

As our Commando mini-series continues to go from strength-to-strength here's two exciting little additions...

Normandy - Atlantic Wall

Hitler's vaunted "Fortress Europe" was a military propaganda term used by the Germans to describe their occupied areas of Continental Europe. On the "Atlantic Wall" section of their defenses they utilized millions of land mines, thousands of machine guns and many hundreds of artillery guns both in fixed and mobile batteries. On their fixed gun emplacements they made ample use of captured weaponry whenever it was suitable and available for their needs. Here is a typical example...A captured 155mm French artillery piece mounted on a raised concrete platform complete with an armored gun shield cover.
 

King & Country - Being Retired

BEING RETIRED THIS MONTH

A large batch this month... Please note we only Hyperlink the categories in case an individual piece has already sold out!

D'Day

  • DD155 Saluting British "Redcap" M.P.
  • DD156 Escort Officer
  • DD157 Escort MP
  • DD158 Gen. Omar Bradley
  • DD159 US Soldier Port Arms

Montgomery's 8th Army

  • EA045 New Desert Monty

Streets of Old Kong Kong

  • HK119G Man w/Bird Cage
  • HK119M Man w/Bird Cage
  • HK120G Bird Shop Set
  • HK120M Bird Shop Set
  • HK124 Bird Shop Fa├žade
  • HK143G Street Toy Stall
  • HK143M Street Toy Stall

Diorama and Scenic Building Collection

  • SP029 Jetty
  • SP030 Footbridge
Retirements





Happy Hunting!

No comments: