15mm wargames figures, Peter Laing 15mm vintage 15mm

Peter Laing reviews Wargamers Newsletter 133 April 1973

The 300 range of AWI figures is announced with a special note of figures “suitable for Washington’s Army” wearing Tricorns.

The reviews by Donald Featherstone mention two new ranges – Feudal and AWI, some Saxons, the first few Ancient Greeks (“very exciting figures”) before some are even advertised.

He picks out the Saracen standard bearer (M204) which was not even in the Laing adverts yet and a “superb” mounted Norman knight on rearing horse:

Donald Featherstone writes: “very exciting figures and I applaud Peter’s intention of enlarging his range to cover as many periods as possible without losing sight of the need for an “in-depth” coverage.”

Peter Laing’s comment on other potentially rival 15mm makers is interesting: “as opposed to the rather grim rivalry which exists between model soldier firms, Peter Laing’s attitude is to be praised when he says “I am interested to hear that Minifigs are bringing out 15mm figures because I am certain that the more firms in the business the more popular the scale will become.”

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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