Peter Laing in Wargamers Newsletter 156 March 1975 introduces the new Medieval 900 series and the 1000 link series in his typed monthly advert:
A few useful new Marlburian artillery / train items, Ancient Assyrian chariots and ballista artillery and Colonial machine guns are also introduced.
The 900 series were my second Peter Laing 15mm army, collected and painted as a youngster c. 1984/85 after my first army of ECW figures. I still have both.
I bought the Scots of the 1000 series c. 1982/83 to link with and extend my ECW 500 series.
However apart from a few samples, I never completed a Marlburian 1000 series army nor an AWI army either.
The Link figures 1000 Series
Peter Laing wrote (March 1975): “This series will contain ‘link’ figures which may serve to increase scope of more than one series.
The first items are Scottish and may be used with items from 100 and 300 series [Marlburian and AWI] for the ’15 and ’45 rebellions or with the 500 series [English Civil War] as Montrose’s Army.”
Donald Featherstone’s March 1975 editorial mentions Laing positively in his editorial on the growth in 15mm figures and 15mm and fantasy gaming:
“This scale would seem to be that of today and tomorrow and Miniature Figurines and Peter Laing, among others are to be complimented on the foresight.”