Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A New Blog with Peter Laing Figures

       I haven't had much time for the hobby the last couple of weeks. We went camping one week, and my wife's crazy schedule at work has left me taking care of the dog myself.  I have done some painting of Peter Laing figures, but that's it.

     This weekend I did find a newer blog where the author of it uses Peter Laing figures. The blog goes by the name of  Man of Tin .    He seems to be of the "Old School", using Peter Laing and Airfix figures and Donald Featherstone's "Rules for 'Close Wars'" from Featherstone's classic "Wargames".  In one of his posting he mentions an article from the September 1983 Military Modeling about The Maori Wars, in which the author of the article uses Peter Laing figures. Needless to say, I am now searching for this article!

     I think this blog will quickly eclipse my blog; it is well written and the author thinks out of the box.

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    1. I think that this blog will be a big hit with "Old School" war gamers.

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  2. An interesting blog, very British, but not really covering the same territory and I see no reason why it should eclipse yours.

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    1. His description of his approach to gaming seems to describe my view on gaming. If a set of rules requires any kind of math, I am quickly overwhelmed.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the link John. I also enjoyed the "very British" comment from Ross Mac.

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    1. I think any Peter Laing fan will enjoy his blog. I tend to be jealous of the British; they seem to have the best of everything with regards to wargaming.

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  4. John - for me, your blog gives a quite different view of games with Peter Laing - and other - figures. I can't see you being eclipsed - so please keep up the good work!

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  5. I am hoping Man of Tin will have success in finding more PL figures. I enjoy seeing how other gamers use their figures. I like the tray he made that he set up his Heroscape terrain and his use of Donald Featherstone's rules.

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