|The figures in action|
|Most games only have 8-12 units per side so the existing armies are quite sufficient for all units types except cavalry/dragoons|
|Two enjoyable war-game related books covering the period|
A question to the MeWe Peter Laing group of other wargamers and collectors of Peter Laing figures regarding possible alternatives helped determine my next steps. They are a helpful group and I soon discovered some of the original miniature ranges were intended to be ‘N’ gauge and are smaller 15mm. Later rangers were truer 15mm miniatures. So with that in mind I began looking at 12mm miniature producers. In the end I settled on 10mm AWI Range from Pendraken Miniatures hoping that most miniatures are a fraction larger than their stated 10mm size.
A couple of weeks ago the figures arrived. In the parcel with the cavalry were some wagons along and a couple of mortars and crew which I had also selected. Comparing the cavalry showed the miniatures to be a fraction smaller, but overall the proportions looked similar. The slight difference in height would be disguised during basing with the addition of 1mm card to the figure's base.
|A comparison of cavalry miniatures. Peter Laing 15mm cavalry are painted and the unpainted are Pendraken 10mm cavalry. This shows how the Peter Laing ranges started as being undersized.|
|The Pendraken mortar will be a nice addition.|
|A comparison of artillery crew shows the difference. Fortunately I have just enough spare AWI artillery crew to man the two mortar units.|
|Peter Laing miniatures on the left front unit. I chose not to mix the figures and the original cavalry will remain.|
|A side on comparison. Peter Laing cavalry unit at the front.|