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Peter Laing 15mm Wargamers’ Newsletter August 1974 advert

By August 1974 in under two years this advert claims that Peter Laing had sculpted over 330 items of foot, mounted and artillery figures, artillery train etc.

Added in mid 1974? English Civil War 500s and Crimean War 800s range.

This is a far greater number than mentioned by a reader who wrote to Donald Featherstone about Laing’s growing range of over 200 figures in eighteen months:

Source: Wargamers Newsletter 149 August 1974

https://fourcats.co.uk/mags/files/WGN-149-Aug-74c.pdf

By 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures.
I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures.
Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules.
To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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