Sunday, 1 May 2022

Bill Lamming, Neville Dickson, Donald Featherstone and more...

 

A hobby friend posted this Bill Lamming interview on one of the Facebook groups which got me looking my copy up. Hopefully high enough quality to read/ download. Battle Magazine was/is a great read and a fantastic resource to jump back into. I just picked up a wonderful pile of Wargamer's Newsletter along with another copy of Table Top Talk July 1966 and a very earlier copy of Wargames Terrain by Donald Sutherland.




I still have numerous Lamming figures... some of my earliest metal figures. I painted up some Romans and Vikings, half painted some later Landsknechts and got addicted to their separate heads and weapons. Don't forget that Lamming Miniatures are now back! Tell them I sent you...


Wargames Terrain... a rather threadbare copy but one I will cherish.



From Wargamer's Newsletter January 1968...


Neville Dickinson, Wargamer of the month!


Possibly the earliest Minifigs advert?


A letter from Neville...


Notts Wargame Association 1974 National Convention...



Some slightly later adverts from WN...



Dave Ryan at Caliver Books is slowly re-releasing all the Minifigs back catalogue. Top job that man.



Lots of the old Der Kriegspielers minis are available now from Michael Thomas over at Classic Miniatures; https://classicminiatures.net/


A lovely gem of a pic, Frank Hinchliffe, Peter Beaton, Peter Gilder and Tony Sovill...


I spent a very enjoyable Saturday afternoon and early evening reading through the latest cache of publications. Hopefully I'll get more scanned at some point.

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3 comments:

Rob Young said...

Nice piece of nostagia - quite a few of the people were either friends or aquaintances - for example, it includes the 1974 Nationals - I was on the committee for the North East Region. Happy days.

Tiberian general said...

Fantastic post, love the nostalgia. If only we had a time machine to go back and purchase all the figures we didn't. 😁



Willz.

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

A very interesting blog post!

As a matter of interest, Peter Beaton was an actor(Peter Benton https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0079230/?ref_=tt_cl_t_9), who played the shop assistant in Tradition in the episode of Callan entitled ‘An act of kindness’. I understand that he was the technical adviser regarding the wargaming segments in that episode, although I understand that the figures used came from another wargamer’s collection.

All the best,

Bob