Peter Laing and 1066

14 October 1066, 9 a.m. Somewhere near Hastings …

My contribution to the Hastings 950 anniversary will be a small one.


About 15mm.

William the Conqueror on horseback meets King Harold.

King Harold is Peter Laing figure F220 Dismounted Officer (Harold)

1983 paint job of Peter Laing’s 1066 Harold.

M209 Mounted Norman Officer (William) in the Peter Laing Feudal and Dark Ages range.



These two figures  are about the extent of my Peter Laing Dark Ages Norman army!

Peter Laing catalogue – Dark Ages section

Posted by Man of TIN blog.


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 ...

2 thoughts on “Peter Laing and 1066”

    1. I agree, great pose, but one in need of a paint upgrade after 30 odd years. He hangs out as an officer figure with my Peter Laing Medievals, having no Saxons to command. Likewise William gets to be part of the mounted Medieval troops.


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