Expeditionary Force Expands their Zulu War Range – Again

Expeditionary Force of Singapore continues to expand their impressive range of 54mm plastic figures with three new sets for the Zulu War series. There are due in our warehouse any day.

EXPZBR05  Natal-Boer Volunteers – Zulu War British Auxiliaries
These Zulu War allied mounted and dismounted cavalry can serve as
Boers throughout the Anglo-Boer Wars. They wear cartridge bandoliers, and sport “burgher dress” and “big game hunter dress.” They come with a variety of plain and feathered top hats, turned up and flat-brimmed slouch hats. Armed with Martini-Henry rifles and, shotguns. Each set includes 8 figures in 4 poses plus 2 horses, with numerous options for conversion. Assembly required…………………………….$ 38.00   view on our website

expzbr05 Natal-Boer Voluneers Zulu War British Auxilliaries

EXPZBR05 Natal Boer Volunteers Zulu War British Auxilliaries

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Here’s an alternate view of the components of the Natal-Boer Volunteers set. With the variety of weapons and body parts, there are numerous options for conversions. Assemble using cyanoacrylic glue

EXPZUL03 Frontier Light Horse Zulu War British Auxiliaries
These British Zulu War allied troops include the famed “Natal Native
Horse.” The set is comprised of 2 mounted and 6 foot models divided into 4 components:
(1) Natal Native Horse – missionary-educated mounted locals in western dress, armed with Martini-Henry rifles and with saddle scabbards filled with assegais; (2) African servant in western dress (but barefoot); (3) Natal Native Contingent with cloth caps and rolled blanket; (4) Barely-trained African with only a cloth headband as field mark, but stripped of some tribal trappings. Each set includes 8 figures in 4 poses plus 2 horses, with options for conversion. Assembly required……………..$ 38.00  view on our website

expzul03 Natal Native Contingent Zulu War British Auxilliaries

EXPZUL03 Natal Native Contingent Zulu War British Auxiliaries

EXPZUL04 Zulu Command and Warriors with Rifles – Late 19th Century
3 officers wear tall crane feather caps and cowtail kilts. They can be
assembled as commanders of the rifle contingent, of a war impi in battle dress, or of a regiment in regalia. The 6 rifle-armed warriors wear bandoliers. Each set includes 9 figures in 3 poses with options for conversion.
Assembly required. …………..$ 34.00    view on our website

expzul04 Zulu Command and Warriors with Rifles

EXPZUL04 Zulu Command and Warriors with Rifles

View all of our Expeditionary Force toy soldiers on our website here.

2016 Playset Spotlight: New Warsaw Pact vs NATO Playsets

playset-130g-detailNewly revised for 2016,we’ve reintroduced two of our popular “Red Storm Rising” Playsets. Inspired by the 1980s Tom Clancy book, these playsets employ period-specific figures and accessories including New Ray Russian and American tanks, a wide array of Cold War Era figures, and much more.

Supreme Red Storm Rising – NATO vs Soviet Playset

Throughout the 1970s and 80s the expectation of a Soviet-led invasion of Germany was one of the greatest fears in many military minds. This set recreates a grand-scale battle in that what-if scenario, involving 224 Soviet Troops and N.A.T.O. infantry, all in authentic modern uniforms (most of which are RARE, long-discontinued models from the 1970s and 1980s). The set comes with a huge array of accurate military hardware, including 4  Soviet T-80 and 2 American Abrams tanks, guided missile launchers, a helicopter. 3 armored personnel carriers, a U.S. truck and much more.  Read more…

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Supreme Red Storm Rising – NATO vs Soviets Playset (497 pieces) $949.00

Super Deluxe Red Storm Rising – NATO vs Soviets Playset

A smaller version of the set, packed with the same quality figures and accessories.  Read more…

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Super Deluxe Red Storm Rising – NATO vs Soviets (252 pieces) $439.00

 

2016 Playset Spotlight: Our New Vietnam War Playsets

playset-140b-detailEach spring, we review all of our playsets – currently there are 121 – and consider whether we should update their contents to reflect the appearance of new goods in their historical period, and also determine whether everything in them is still available. Many playsets are changed little or not at all, some are re-written, some are cast aside entirely and some are replaced with new sets which contain different assortments of goods from our huge inventory. The most exciting part of our annual playset review is the opportunity to create entirely new playsets which utilize items which have just come on the market. For 2016, some of the most exciting new sets have been a late-year rush of releases devoted to 20th century conflicts, including Vietnam, The Cold War and the Korean Conflict.

Vietnam War Playsets

2016 saw the release of Vietnam War 54mm plastic toy soldiers from Toy Soldiers of San Diego and Mars of Ukraine. These emboldened us to create our very first range of Vietnam War playsets. To these new figures we have added additional figures and accessories from New Ray, Marx Recast, BMC and even a beautifully sculpted fish tank aquarium decorative sculpture to create three Vietnam War Playsets.

Supreme Vietnam War Plantation Battle Playset

Although most of the French planters who once tilled the soil of their Southeast Asian colony departed when France lost its battle against the Viet Minh, a family stayed behind. Now, they are being rooted out by local Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Regular troops. The planters resist, aided by a handful of French veterans who chose to stay behind when their army returned to France. Read more…

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Supreme Vietnam War Plantation Battle Playset (369 pieces) $689.00

Deluxe Vietnam War Jungle Battle

Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Regular troops face off against U.S. Marines and Infantry in a jungle battle featuring 54 authentically modelled figures. The set comes with a magnificent Southeast Asian ruined temple sculpture, an armed water craft reminiscent of a “swift boat,” an American helicopter, a surface-to-air missile launcher, a metal bridge and a jungle comprised of 45 palm trees plus much more! Read more…

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Deluxe Vietnam War Jungle Battle (181 pieces) $279

Vietnam War Jungle Encounter

Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Regular troops face off against U.S. Marines and Infantry in a jungle battle featuring 32 authentically modelled figures, 18 palm trees plus much more. Read more…

playset-140 Vietnam War Jungle Encounter Playset

Vietnam War Jungle Encounter (95 pieces) $139

 

You can view our entire range of Toy Soldier Company playsets here.

11/13 Update: Expeditionary Force Macedonian series now in stock!

As of November 13, these sets are now in stock!

Alexander the Great is on the Horizon!

Expeditionary Force has just announced its newest sets, which recreate the all-conquering army of Alexander the Great. Six new sets are due this November, each representing a unique unit in the Macedonian war host.

EXP115(above) EXP115 – Cretan Archers – $32.00 per set of 9 figures

The island of Crete was famed in the ancient world for the unchallenged skill of their archers. Armies from Greece and Rome fielded substantial units of these elite mercenary troops. They served in Xenophon’s army during the March of the 10,000 around 400BCE, formed a strong missile arm of the Macedonian host during the reigns of Philip and Alexander, and went on the serve the Romans during the eras of the Republic and Empire. Later, they served the Byzantines until the fall of the city in 1453.

EXP116(above) EXP116 – Macedonian Hypaspists – $32.00 per set of 9 figures

The Macedonian Hypaspist was the equivalent of the heavy Greek Hoplite infantryman. Armed with a hoplon shield, heavy spear (with a sword for backup) a bronze helmet and body armor, these elite troops were tasked with guarding the exposed right flank of a phalanx in battle, and were prominent in siege warfare. They were also used for irregular duties. Composed of the sons of Macedon’s ruling class, they were also tasked with forming Alexander’s personal bodyguard.EXP117(above) EXP117 – Macedonian Phalangites – $32.00 per set of 9 figures

The central infantry component of the Macedonian army was the phalanx. This unit was composed of veteran warriors armed with 16-foot long “Sarissa” pikes, and armored with small shields, bronze helmets and body armor. Created by Philip of Macedon and carried on through the reign of Alexander and the heirs of his empire, these troops are generally considered to be among the greatest military units ever fielded. Trained to a peak of perfection, the phalangites were able to execute complex military maneuvers far beyond the abilities of the armies they faced. Further, they were, for over 150 years (ca 350 BCE-197 BCE) unbeatable in pitched battle. Both Alexander and Phillip used the phalanx to pin an enemy in place, then struck the killing blow with their well-trained cavalry.

EXP118(above) EXP118 – Macedonian Prodromoi – $36.00 per set of 5 mounted figures and 5 horses

The cavalry arm of Macedon’s army under Philip and Alexander was unchallenged in the ancient world. Among the regular forces they fielded were “Prodromoi” lancers, armed with bronze-tipped 14-foot wooden spears, used for shock and responsible for guarding the right flank of the all-important Companion cavalry.

EXP119(above) EXP119 – Macedonian Thessalian Cavalry – $36.00 per set of 5 mounted figures and 5 horses

Considered the finest cavalry in Greece at the time of Philip and Alexander, the Thessalians accompanied Macedonian armies into battle through the first part of the Asian expedition and, later, served the Macedonian throne until its overthrow by Rome. Armed with a variety of weapons, including javelins, the 14-foot xyston lance and a shorter fighting spear, they also carried a sword for close-in fighting.

EXP120(above) EXP120 – Alexander the Great and Companion Cavalry Cavalry – $36.00 per set of 5 mounted figures and 5 horses

Arguably the greatest military genius of all time, Alexander the Great won an unprecedented number of battles across three continents and in just 10 years established the greatest empire the world had ever seen, surpassed only by Rome after hundreds of years of conquests. He was not only a military master who never lost a battle, but he worked to establish trade and bring peace across his vast territories, built 20 cities that carried his name, was declared a god, and fostered education on a wide scale. His battle tactics involved the combined arms of heavy infantry, light missile troops, shock cavalry and the all-important “Companion” cavalry unit which he personally led into combat. The Alexander figure in this set can be used as a regular companion because the manufacturer includes an additional head.

You can view the entire range of Expeditionary Force on our website here.

Now in stock: New Civil War 54mm plastic from Paragon!

(Oct 15 update) We’ve received our shipment of the new Paragon Scenics and Miniatures releases. Devoted to the American Civil War,  the Union and Confederate sets each contain four poses. Sold in sets of 12, these figures feature swappable heads which also swivel at the neck. They make excellent companions for TSSD, Marx and other large-scale 54mm and 60mm figures.

Interested in viewing all the Paragon figures? Click here to view all Paragon.

Toysoldierco Spotlight: World War II Bundles pair the cream of the our WWII figures with the best accessories

We have had enormous success with our painted and unpainted World War II playsets over the years. These collections of figures and accessories, which recreate a battle (such as Bastogne), a campaign (like the Pacific Theater) or even just a moment in time (such as the taking of a bridge behind the lines on D-Day), have been popular ever since we reintroduced the concept of playsets back in the 1980s. But while our playsets are evergreens, selling through the year, they can be expensive. So as a way of giving the customer a taste of what a playset might contain, or even better, giving a moment in time from the bigger themed sets, I created our range of World War II Bundles. Each of these sets generally includes a set of painted figures plus a first-rate accessory, heavily discounted to make them all the more attractive to those on a budget. Like our playsets, the bundles recreate a moment, a snapshot of soldiers in action.

BRP000913 US Infantry and Form Tech Ruin

Deetail WWII American Bundle #4 – Building Defense
This is a combination of a classic Form Tech multi-room ruined building (made of expanded foam resin) with a set of discontinued, fully-painted Britains Deetail U.S. Infantrymen, released for just one year back in 2003.
(Click on the picture to view on our website)

BRP000914 Japanese and CTS Chi Ha resized

Deetail WWII Japanese Bundle #1 – Chi-Ha Attack
This grouping includes a fully painted CTS Japanese Chi-Ha tank in authentic camouflage, plus 12 currently-produced Britains Deetail fully-painted Japanese Infantry.
Click on the picture to view on our website.

BRP000912 German Bundle 7 with CTS PZ IV side armor resized

Deetail WWII German Bundle #6 – Up-Armored PZ IV
We haven’t offered these discontinued, fully-painted Britains Deetail Germans, produced for just one year in 2003, in over a decade. But here we pair them with the CTS Panzer IV tank with side armor plates, painted in authentic camouflage as it would have been fielded in the Russian Campaign.
Click on the picture to view on our website.

If you’d like to look through all our World War II Bundles (currently numbering 31), just click here to see them all on our website: World War II Bundles.

Massive toy soldier display by director Peter Jackson commemorates WWI Battle at Gallipoli

Peter Jackson with soldiers

Read the news article about director Peter Jackson and his massive toy soldier display in this news article: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm…

For incredible detail on the toy soldier project, check out their blog:

http://www.anzacdiorama.blogspot.co.nz/