Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Compatibility with Lammings Normans?

I acquired some Lamming Miniatures Norman cavalry ( full of old school charm) recently to use in a wee side project for Lion Rampant. I wonder if anyone can suggest any figures which would be compatible with Lamming  ( I doubt I have the patience/opportunity to wait for sourcing more Lammings) in order that I could finish two sides for the game. I will have around 30 cavalry but no infantry. I have a fancy to depict rival Norman forces in Italy or Sicily (I love the Byzantine style mosaics) so might need some Arab/Berber figures too. Any ideas?

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  1. Would Irregular be of a suitable size ?

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  2. MiniFigs. Back in the day (way back in the day) I mixed MiniFigs and Lamming in a WRG ancients army. They looked fine side by side. MiniFigs is still doing business and have a website: http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Home.aspx

    I have to say, however, that my last business with them was frustrating. Unless they've improved over the last few years, their Internet business practice is abyssimal.

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  3. Would be worth asking Tony Barr at ERM if he can supply you with any more Lammings - he owns the moulds though they are not currently in production, he might be willing to cast up a few for you as a special order.

    I wonder if your Lamming Normans are the ones which were on eBay a few days ago? I resisted bidding for them. I have always loved Lammings since saving up to buy one of them a year from Bill Lamming at the old Durham Wargames show. I have some Saxon Infantry somewhere - the Normans were very Noggin the Nog as I remember (unless that was the Vikings). I have plenty of Romans and Britons and shed loads and shed loads of Medievals. Very idiosyncratic figures with those Easter Island faces, customisable with some separate heads and weapons - if you like them you really love them. I was also very lucky to come across Bill Lamming's display figures for his mythical short lived but lovely Seven Years War Range in a general auction in Driffield, which answered some long standing questions. I couldn't afford to buy the ECW ones as well, unfortunately.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion re Tony Barr.Yes they are the Ebay ones,I only won two of the lots I bid upon.

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  4. Irregular, Minifigs and Warrior I would say. The latter are very cheap too :)

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