The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor


This extensive range is devoted to that most important conflict of Empire and free will in the new world, one that was to have lasting consequences. 1775: the British, harried back to Boston after advancing on Lexington & Concord, gain a difficult victory at Bunker Hill only to evacuate Boston. The Americans under Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga advancing into Canada but suffer defeat in Quebec. 1776: the British under Howe with Hessian reinforcements land in New York pushing the Americans into Pennsylvania. Washington's surprise winter recrossings of the Delaware, however, result in American victories. 1777: The British under Burgoyne advancing from Canada are exhausted by the effort and captured at Saratoga. Howe more successfully defeats the Americans guarding Philadelphia, occupying the city. The Americans regroup in winter quarters at Valley Forge. 1778: the war in the north deadlocks with inconclusive raids on both sides. The French enter the war trying ineffectively to harry the British at sea. The British successfully occupy Savanna opening the southern campaign. 1779: the British lay siege to Charleston, the eventual surrender of the town the greatest loss of the war. Cornwallis maintains control of South Carolina with ruthless attacks on Gates' Americans. 1780: Cornwallis advances into North Carolina but, defeated at Kings Mountain, returns south. 1781: Continued thrust and perry in the backwoods with the Americans proves ineffective and Cornwallis retires to the coast. Marching north, he is joined in Virginia by Arnold, now a British General. At first harrying the Americans under Lafayette, American and French reinforcements cause Cornwallis to retreat to the port of Yorktown to be under protection of the British fleet. Washington together with a French force under Rochambeau join Lafayette in the siege of Yorktown. A decisive French naval victory cuts off British protection of the port and Cornwallis surrenders.

The Continental Army & Allies

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149The Rear Guard
9 pieces
$180yes
150Fifes & Drums of the Continental Army
8 pieces
$180
151Continental Infantry Column
15 pieces
$360yes
152Continental Infantry Marching
8 pieces
$180yes
153Commander-in-Chief & Guard
7 pieces
$180
154Minutemen & Express Rider
15 pieces
$360yes
155Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment
8 pieces
$180
156Green Mountain Boys
8 pieces
$180yes
157Continental Light Dragoons
5 pieces
$180
158Knox's Continental Artillery
15 pieces
$390
159Infantry Drill at Valley Forge
8 pieces
$180yes
181Continental Infantry Firing
15 pieces
$360yes
182Continental Light Infantry Marching
8 pieces
$180yes
183Continental Marines
8 pieces
$180
184Crossing the Delaware
10 pieces
$280
185Maryland Infantry
8 pieces
$180yes
186French Infantry Marching
8 pieces
$180
187Philadelphia Light Horse
5 pieces
$190yes
188Continental Artillery Galloper
8 pieces
$190
189Lauzun's Legion
7 pieces
$180
190South Carolina Garrison Artillery
8 pieces
$190yes
191Continental Corps Of Light Infantry
8 pieces
$180
192Bushnell's Turtle
1 pieces
$180
193Naval Boarding Party
8 pieces
$180yes
194Boston Tea Party
8 pieces
$180yes
195Camp Followers
17 pieces
$360yes
196Clark's Illinois Regiment
8 pieces
$180yes
197Marion's Southern Partisans
8 pieces
$180
198Continental Siege Artillery
8 pieces
$190
199The Spirit of '76
3 pieces
$50

The British Army & Allies

160Fifes & Drums of the British Army
8 pieces
$180
161British Infantry Column
15 pieces
$360
162British Grenadiers Marching
8 pieces
$180
163British Marines Firing
7 pieces
$180
164British Light Infantry Firing
8 pieces
$180
165British Grenadiers Advancing
8 pieces
$180yes
166Hesse-Cassel Infantry
8 pieces
$180
167British Light Dragoons
5 pieces
$180
168Royal Regiment of Artillery
14 pieces
$390yes
169Butler's Rangers
8 pieces
$180
170Iroquois Warriors
8 pieces
$180
171British Grenadiers Firing
15 pieces
$360yes
172British Light Infantry Marching
8 pieces
$180yes
173British Highlanders Charging
8 pieces
$180yes
174British Landing Party
9 pieces
$280yes
175Infantry in Winter Dress
8 pieces
$180yes
176Brunswick Jaeger Infantry
8 pieces
$180yes
177British (Tarleton's) Legion
5 pieces
$180yes
178Governor's Carriage & British General
11 pieces
$390
179Queen's Rangers
7 pieces
$180
180British Infantry Band
8 pieces
$180yes

Since 1983