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

Peter Laing Wargamers Newsletter 178 January 1977 New WW2 2000 series and John Mitchell Card Buildings

Image source: Wargamers Newsletter 178 January 1977

There is an interesting and extensive comment in the review section from Donald Featherstone, also quoting from the covering letter from Peter Laing about:

  • the origin of the WW2 Infantry action range, Western Europe, arising from a suggestion by John Mitchell
  • Peter’s reservations about the WW2 range needing tanks, guns, vehicles etc.
  • John’s designs for creating card buildings to support this and the other Peter Laing figure series


And as bonus value, a letters page comment about Peter Laing himself being “no wargamer” and his sporting abilities, all in response to the competitiveness of wargames conventions and the need for graceful losing:


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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