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Wargamers Newsletter April 1974 Peter Laing 15mm Advert Colonials and new WW1 range

Shortly before the 60th anniversary of WW1 in 1974 , Peter Laing advertised his new WW1 range, starting with the first early war soft hat figures.

Source: Wargamers’ Newsletter 145, April 1974

Ranges mentioned by early 1974 – the first 1972 Marlburian range, then Feudal, AWI, Colonial, Ancients – then the new WW1 Range.

January 1974 Wargamers Newsletter

These were advertised alongside his growing Colonial range, also advertised in Wargamers Newsletter 142, January 1974 – by which time Minifigs were advertising their own New 15mm ECW Range.

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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