Monthly Archives: August 2021
Sometimes, there is a piece that is just epic beyond any measurements, a set that is just so amazing that even non-collectors will be filled with awe when looking at it. And such is the case with this future release from John Jenkins. Behold the JJ-VIKLONGSHIP - Viking Dragon (Dreki) Longship.
Many know of Wellington’s military achievements during the Peninsular War or at Waterloo, but his greatest success on a battlefield probably was the Battle of Assaye during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. With the release of the new collection from John Jenkins Designs called “Wellington in India”, it would be nice to do some recap.
When Napoleon became emperor, the Republic of Italy was reshaped into the Kingdom of Italy. Troops were reorganized according to the new French structure and this is the time period chosen by First Legion to produce the Italian 3rd Line Infantry collection, also known as the 3º reggimento fanteria leggera. With it came one sapper with a slightly familiar look. Let’s look at the NAP0669 - Italian 3rd Line Infantry Sapper.
One of the most visually colorful and extravagant soldiers on the late 15th and early 16th century battlefields certainly was the Landsknecht. Those professional troops were more than mercenaries. They had a lifestyle adapted to long expeditions, special social rules, a culture of their own... and we have the REN019 - German Landsknecht Doppelsoldner.
It’s hard to know who Rasputin really was. Even today, the image we have of him is filled with gaps. Lost records, propaganda from the people who hated him and disco music lyrics have all contributed to create a myth from this man. Nonetheless, he is one of the most famous characters of Imperial Russia. With the recent releases about the Russian Imperial Romanov family by King and Country, it’s no surprise to see him join the portrait! Let’s have a look at the TR006 - Grigori Rasputin himself.