Monthly Archives: November 2021
The beginning of a new collection is always something exciting. However, it can be hard to decide whether or not to collect those new figures when you only have 2-3 pieces produced so far. It takes a bit of time to understand where a collection is going and when you finally have a good grasp of the situation, the earlier pieces are gone and you regret not getting them when you had the chance. So, to inaugurate the new Trojan War collection by John Jenkins, let’s ask him a few questions and look at the JJ-TWG-05 - Odysseus.
I know that I recently covered the Franco-Prussian War, but with the release of the new Algerian Tirailleurs by First Legion, I have to dive back into this conflict. Especially as this regiment paid dearly the price of this war when it was decimated at Frœschwiller on August 6th 1870 by the outnumbering Prussian troops. So let's look at the FPW034 - Algerian Tirailleur Regiment Officer, but first let’s recap a bit the zouave history...
In peacetime or during a war, interactions between soldiers and civilians are impossible to avoid. This is why many displays will eventually find themselves in need of a non-military character. Within many of its major collections, King and Country produced several of those civilian figures. However, there are some collections that are a bit forgotten when it comes to this specific range. Fortunately, there are sometimes clever ways to combine pieces from different collections to achieve a nice result. With that said, the recent LoJ050 - The Donkey Boy Set will surely be quite appreciated to complete various desert displays!
When the Great War started on July 28th 1914, this was the first time that a conflict was so vast. Over 30 nations from all over the globe entered in that war. Convinced this was a first painful step to stabilize the modern world and make it better, many fought thinking this would be the last war ever. It was assumed by many that the modern weapons were too efficient and deadly to fail to bring peace in a short amount of time.
Amongst all the aces in the world, one is at the top of the list and known by almost everybody: Manfred von Richthofen. Often called The Red Baron, this German ace obtained 80 official victories in total. According to some sources, he even fought against Snoopy, although this last point is a bit controversial. In the last weeks, John Jenkins released a figure based on the greatest of all aces: the JJ-ACE-01NP - Baron Von Richthofen.