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Peter Laing Colonials 600 Range announced Wargamers Newsletter October 1973

New “Colonials” in 15mm from Peter Laing

“This exciting new series, the first items to be issued are listed below …”

So new the advert is typed, not typeset.

Source: Wargamers Newsletter October 1973

In the same issue, a positive review by Donald Featherstone:

“Peter Laing has launched out into yet another series, this time it is Colonials. He has started with 23 models and has more than that number modelled and even more in planning.”

“Peter envisages the time when a wargamer can make up a battalion and be able to fight four different types of action with Northwest Frontier, Zulus, Dervish and Boers or in 15mm scale. I have seen these figures and find them most impressive, particularly the Highlanders which even includes a bagpiper!”

“The Dervishes and the Boers also impress me and there is even a heliographer figure.”

Being what he calls himself a 30mm figure man, Donald Featherstone concludes his brief review saying:

“If you have got the eyesight to paint these figures then I imagine there is a vast new scope of wargaming opened up to you because, on an average size table, it will be possible to portray some really stimulating Colonial affrays.”

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 ...

3 replies on “Peter Laing Colonials 600 Range announced Wargamers Newsletter October 1973”

I have watched ebay almost daily for the last five years hoping to see Figures from the Colonial range come up for sale but nothing has emerged. My daughter tells me if I could get some quality photographs I could perhaps get some 3D printed. I had a collection of Zulu war and Sudanese war figures 45 years ago and would love to replicate some. Do you think any one would be willing to send pictures?


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