John Mitchell 15mm Peter Laing Painted Starter Sets

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Photo courtesy of Alec Green

 

Peter Laing 15mm figure enthusiast Alec Green sent me photos of one of the starter or collector sets of painted wargames figures  sold by John Mitchell using Peter Laing’s 15mm figures.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/john-mitchell-card-buildings/

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/simple-ecw-starter-rules-a-john-mitchell-tribute/

I asked in these previous John Mitchell / Peter Laing related blogposts if any reader had bought one of these painted sets. Alec Green bought these delightful Indians from an online auction site.

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Photo courtesy of Alec Green

These well painted Peter Laing figures shown in the box appear to be:

F3007 Indian with bow firing.

A3007 Buffalo.

M3007 Mounted Indian with bow, charging.

M3008 Mounted Indian with rifle, charging.

M3009 Mounted Indian with spear, charging.

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The hand drawn box lid is similar in style to the ECW starter rules and advert by John Mitchell posted previously – see blog links above.

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You can see the same hand-drawn style in this 1980s advert.

John Mitchell recently passed away in June 2016, aged 83 in Malvern.

John Trevor MITCHELL of Ledbury, formerly of Hook Bank Park and Malvern, passed away on June 19th, aged 83 years. Beloved husband of Janet and much loved dad of Sally. Will be sadly missed by all Family and Friends. The Funeral Service [was] held on Wednesday June 29th, 2016 at Hereford Crematorium. (Published in the Malvern Gazette on 24 June 2016)

Thanks to Alec Gren for sharing the photos.

Posted by Man of TIN.

 

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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 ...

4 thoughts on “John Mitchell 15mm Peter Laing Painted Starter Sets”

  1. They really are lovely. I remember seeing the adverts back in the day. To have the figures available again would be magical. In the meanwhile your blog and the Wargames Hermit will suffice ! Thanks for sharing the photo.

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