My last posting was another war-game using ancients to fight the battle. While an enjoyable game, the background of it (a cross border raid) is becoming old. I needed new ideas. While sitting outside giving my dog some outside time on an unseasonably warm day, I reread Tony Baths first article on his Hyborian campaign in an old Battle magazine. It got me thinking of reading some of the Conan stories by Robert Howard. On Kindle I found some free samples of the stories. While reading these it made me think of trying to start a basic campaign game using my Peter Laing armies. I have a map from a back issue of Lone Warrior magazine which will form the basis of this campaign. I see several city-states starting a period of expansion and exploration where they will run into other tribes.
The ECW peasant figures posted earlier were just crying to be cast. The mold had issues. The peasant with the cudgel was weak ankled and the figures kept breaking at the ankles. A little cutting seemed to take care of the problem.
Talking of Peter Laing peasants, Ross Macfarland of Battle Game of the Month blog sent me a collection of ECW, Renaissance, and several odds and ends Peter Laings. It had many figures I don't have, which shall be put aside for masters, including 2 Medieval peasant figures. Somehow I just think most people ignore the lowly peasants of the period who made up a large part of medieval armies.
While looking for some other figures, I came across these figures, which when I bought them were advertised as Peter Laings.