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

Peter Laing Wargamers Newsletter 156 March 1975 New Medieval 900 series and 1000 link series adverts

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.”


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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