My favourite Peter Laing figure?

 

imagePossibly my favourite of Peter Laing’s 15mm figures, this is the dismounted Dragoon firing (figure F515) from his English Civil War range.

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I’m not entirely sure why it’s probably my favourite Peter Laing figure (at least of the non marching advancing figures). Is it the colour scheme or the slightly independent elite status of dragoons?

Anyone else got a favourite (Peter Laing)  gaming figure?

I’m not suggesting however that we start a Peter Laing “guess my  favourite figure” charades competition as some gamers allegedly do for Airfix figures, according to reliable sources in Harry Pearson’s autobiography  Achtung Schweinhund! That would be little too niche …

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I have a few spare unpainted ones of these figures already destined to become 7th Cavalry or dismounted Union Cavalry in a very different Civil War, so will see how that paint conversion works out.

Happy gaming!

Posted by Mr. MIN, Man of TIN, 1st August 2016.

Peter Laing “PL P.S.” postscript

Lovely to hear from several Peter Laing fans and Bloggers on favourite figures – both John The Wargames Hermit and Ian Dury liked Peter’s Late Victorian Parade figures, bicyclists and goose stepping figures.

Ian Dury sent me this picture of his favourites. Thanks Ian for sharing these:

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Peter Laing enthusiast Ian Dury’s favourite goose-stepping Prussian figures from his 19th Century collection, beautifully painted.  (Photo: Ian Dury)

 

 

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Author: 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 ...

7 thoughts on “My favourite Peter Laing figure?”

    1. Hello Ian,
      As I mentioned to John the Wargames Hermit, I wish I’d bought the Victorian Parade series too. I look forward to seeing a picture of these tiny goose-stepping Prussians. Thanks for sharing your favourite(s). Best wishes Mark, Man of TIN.

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  1. It’s hard to pick a favorite, although I must admit that the Victorian Parade British bicycle rider is one figure I would like to have more of. While working on some ECW figures, I came across two of the ECW dragoons and would like to have more, so I could use them in a King Philips War game.

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    1. Hello John,
      Re your favourite figure suggestions or ones you wish you’d bought more of-
      The Victorian Parade series are ones which I wish I had bought too!
      Hopefully with your casting skills you can make some more ECW dragoons ? I should imagine recasting bicycles is trickier! I’m very fond of the WW1 Despatch Rider I have.
      Thanks for sharing
      Mark, Mr MIN Man of TIN

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