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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby Jbird » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:01 am

Russell,
I live in the U.S.A.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:26 pm

Happy New Year to you all!

I said I had the original Peter Laing advert from when he first introduced the range - here it is, from Military Modelling, November 1972.
I have also scanned the catalogue I had from John Mitchell when he took over the range - includes the Victorian Parade range figures. If anyone wants a copy, just drop me an e-mail:
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:18 am

I have been trying to upload more pictures, with some of my Laing figures on a "squared terrain that is intended for the "Frontier and Musket" wargame rules - see the link below for more details:
http://www.wargamesmiscellany.blogspot. ... -test.html
Myself and a fellow Laing fan are going to try these out running a game at one of the wargame shows here in the UK - the "Beer and Pretzels Game Weekend":
http://www.spiritgames.co.uk/bnpdetails.php
Sadly I am getting a message that "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached"
I'll contact the Administrator and see if I can get them uploaded

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:30 am

Hopefully the pictures will work this time!
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:33 am

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:03 am

Folks - jbird and I have been talking about the interest that people have shown in Laing figures (139 views of the original advert I uploaded here, plus every time Laings come up on e-Bay they seem to be snapped up. We wondered if an occasional blog, Yahoo Group or similar covering Laing figures, links to e-Bay or similar sales and reports/pictures of games using the figures would be of interest?
I know Bob Cordery features the figures in some of his games: http://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.com/
as does David Crook: http://awargamingodyssey.blogspot.com/
What do you think? Would you be interested? What else could we incorporate that would interest people - bearing in mind that there are other sites/groups/blogs that cover older figure ranges more generally, like the Vintage Wargaming blog: http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/
Any (reasonable!) thoughts or comments would be appreciated - so people who don't like the figures should just ignore this.
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby greatwhitezulu » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:48 pm

i am in - but we need to talk minifig strips as well (aka minifig 1st edition to our US friends).. :D
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:07 pm

Fine with me - my Renaissance (Flodden) Scots and Irish are old the old style Minifigs

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby greatwhitezulu » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:14 pm

IanDury wrote:Fine with me - my Renaissance (Flodden) Scots and Irish are old the old style Minifigs

Ian

Excellent - My 15mm hoplites are strips supplemented with some Laing Thracians and mounted hoplites.
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
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The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby evadestruction » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:46 am

Hi ian

love your photos

thanks I got the catalogue


keep it going...its great]

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby Jbird » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:48 am

Ian, Hopefully this will get off the ground. If nothing else to maybe get photos to correspond with the catalog. I have many figures I can only guess at what they are. I would also be interested in the 1st edition of 15mm Minifigs. They were my first 15mm figures, and I still try to buy them when I can find them.
On another note Ian, while looking through TMP website I thought I read that you have some of the Peter Laing Victorian Parade line. I know you are busy getting ready to host a game on top of your daily life. I was hoping if you get some time, that maybe you could take some photos of them and post them. I discovered in a lot of PL what I believe is 2 bicycle riders with garrison hats from that line.
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby evadestruction » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:17 am

yes jbird

mine PL' Romans are mixed with minfig strip figures too.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:26 am

Yes - I do have a number of the parade range figures. Sounds like it would be worth be photographing one of each of my figures and putting the catalogue reference alongside - where I know them.
I'll have a look through and see what I can do

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby greatwhitezulu » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:07 am

Jbird wrote: I would also be interested in the 1st edition of 15mm Minifigs. They were my first 15mm figures, and I still try to buy them when I can find them.John


John, what are you after? I have a bucket of mint ancients that I picked up recently. There are also some Napoleonics and SYW but in lesser numbers.
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
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The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby greatwhitezulu » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:08 am

evadestruction wrote:yes jbird

mine PL' Romans are mixed with minfig strip figures too.


Wouldn't mind seeing those!
No Longer The Maharajah of Golconda
But still THE Greatwhitezulu
The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
Siiii-Giiii-Diiii

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby Jbird » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:39 pm

Greatwhitezulu, I would be interested in the Napoleonics and the SYW. I do have some Minifigs strips Romans and other anicents. My interest is really Horse & Musket.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby greatwhitezulu » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:26 pm

Jbird wrote:Greatwhitezulu, I would be interested in the Napoleonics and the SYW. I do have some Minifigs strips Romans and other anicents. My interest is really Horse & Musket.


Seems all my Napoleonic strips are Russian! The number refers to the number of figures (not strips). Command strips are 3 foot, 1 mounted for foot command, 3 mounted.

15N50 Pavlov Grenadiers x 20
15N52 Command strips for pavlovs x 8
15N51 Grenadiers(?) in kiwer x 42
15N53 Command strips (grenadier?) in kiwer x 20
15N80 Infantry, kiwer x 65
15N81 Command strips for N80 x 50
15N85 Artillery crew, shako x 70
15N86 Hussars, shako with plume x 45
15N88 Dragoons x 41
15N89 Dragoon command, crested helmet x 9
15N90 Cavalry, crested helmet, Sabre. x 54
15N91 Command for above x 24

i am happy to do some trading if you are interested. I will dig out the SYW in the next few days.
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The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby Jbird » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:55 pm

Greatwhitezulu, Actually I would love to get the Russians. I mainly have French. Maybe if you can let me know what kind of figures you are interested in. I have only started collecting 15mm but maybe I'll have something you would like.
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby greatwhitezulu » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:09 pm

Whatcha got? :D I am mostly interested in ancients.
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The Liberator, The Sitting Thunder
The Bull Elephant, Breaker of Tyrants
The Cunning Leopard, Father of the Sky
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:47 pm

Just caught up with an old wargaming friend of mine here in the UK who has a painted Laing Arab ancient/medieval army (don't think they changed much) that he is looking to sell. I don't know any more than that at the moment (though will soon), and the shipping could make it prohibitive - but would that be of interest?

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby greatwhitezulu » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:42 pm

IanDury wrote:Just caught up with an old wargaming friend of mine here in the UK who has a painted Laing Arab ancient/medieval army (don't think they changed much) that he is looking to sell. I don't know any more than that at the moment (though will soon), and the shipping could make it prohibitive - but would that be of interest?

Ian


Hi Ian,

possibly interested. Postage could be an issue as you say. Just been hit 50 quid for a small army to be posted from the UK - but that was based on larger, non dbm size bases and took up a bit of room. I would like to see pics.

bit off topic, here is a pic of some of the minifig strip hoplites

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more at
http://cantgettheblognameiwant.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/desert-island-gaming-or-what-would.html

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby Jbird » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:42 am

Greatwhite zulu, I have a large collection of Peter Laing ancient Greeks and Assyrians, all unpainted, and a lesser amount of Persians, those figures are painted. I also have a small amount of Minifigs 1st edition ECW cavalry. I am going to start digging out the Minifigs and get a count for you.
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby Jbird » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:45 am

Ian, if Greatwhitezulu decides against buying the PL Arab Army, I might be interested. Not really what I'm looking for but they are Peter Laings.

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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby Jbird » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:42 am

Great white zulu, here's the count I have on the Minifigs ancients:
Roman Cataphracts- 9
Roman cavalry- 3
Roman infantry-38
Barbarians:
Cavalry with spear and shield-36
Archers-5
Spear and shield-5
spear above head-30
spear at side-9
spear at side (different)-10

As I said, I do have a lot more Peter Laings ancients.
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Re: Peter Laing Miniatures

Postby IanDury » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:34 am

If anone is interested in the old Minifigs "strip" ancients, just spotted these for sale on e-Bay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Various-15mm- ... 2c62d65dc9
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