Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Figures

     I have made a couple of new purchases. One was a lot of Frying Pan & Blanket Amalgamated War of 1812 figures.  There are enough figures to make an American regiment from 1814, if you are using their rules' THE COMPLETE BRIGADIER. Also, there were 12 artillerymen and 9 British infantry. After seeing them I went looking for the War of 1812 Militia figures I have, without success. While looking for the militia, I did find my Minifigs 4.7 naval guns which I had lost. I wanted to use these guns with my Peter Laing figures.

   Another purchase I made was some 10mm plastic figures from a company by the name of Gordon & Hague. They are based figures already painted. They come painted and based already. each base is individually packaged. I did some research of the company. It seemed that after a couple of years in business, the company who molded the figures went out of business. G&H then planned to switch to 15mm plastic figures; however they went out of business. I was getting interested in these figures. However, when they were in business the price of single stands were quite high. In fact I bought 10 stands which with postage cost $2.00 per stand. When I opened them, one figure dropped off the base with no abuse on my part. I dare say that if I want to war-game ACW in 10mm, I will stick to Old Glory figures.

A Gordon & Hague artillery and Confederate militia stand.

An assembled and primed Minifigs 4.7 gun.

The 4.7 manned by Peter Laing figures.

Frying Pan & Blanket Amalgamated British War of 1812 Infantry.

FP&BA War of 1812 American command figures.

FP&BA War of 1812 American infantry.

FP&BA War of 1812 artillery


  1. Good luck with finding the militia, you must have been pleased to find the 4.7 s though. I have spent much of this evening looking for some paint that I bought less than a week ago. I put them somewhere so bloody obvious that I could not fail to find them when needed. Cometh the hour disappeareth the paint.

  2. I really just wanted to compare the militia figures with the others. I have no immediate plans for the figures so I didn't spend much time looking. I am very happy to find the 4.7s though. When I get in the mood for using my Peter Laing Victorian figures, That's when I go in search of the 4.7s. Now I will put them in my "PL Artillery Park" drawer. My big problem with paints is the gloss enamels tend to dry if I don't use them quickly, which, the way I change projects, happens all time.

  3. John, interesting post. I have never heard of those 10mm figures before.
    I like the 4.7, looks good with the Laings. When I wanted a 'Konigsberg' gun for my WW1 German colonials, I built it from a Laing 6" howitzer carriage and built up aluminium tube for th barrel

  4. I bought the Gordon & Hague figures because I had never heard of them either and wanted to check them out.. Even if I did want to collect them it seems they were only produced for a couple of years and were already expensive enough, so I think they will be too pricey for me.

    I wanted Peter Laing figures to fight Little Wars type games. The 4.7s will work well for these games. I still haven't tried to make my own guns.