Welcome to Colonel Bills Recruiting Office
We offer a large and comprehensive selection of, mainly historical, wargaming items. There are our own ranges - Depot Battalion & Belt Fed Gaming, a growing number of other ranges of figures, terrain and accessories that we retail from leading wargames companies; and of course our ever changing stock of pre loved and used items in all scales both painted and unpainted. Please feel free to browse and enjoy......
Disruption to Our Services
Recklessly leading his troops into action at Wargames events throughout the country has finally taken its toll on the Colonel. He has been wounded in action and has had to undergo surgery. This surgery was entirely successful but will mean that the hours that the Depot will be manned will need to be reduced whilst recovery takes place. We will still be accepting orders as normal but we may be slower in processing them. We therefore ask that you chaps and ladies out there show us a little patience until we get back to normal.
Winter Sales Codes
Steel Fist Miniatures - we are currently running a winter sale for our remaining Steel Fist Miniatures stock. We are offering a 15% discount on online sales only. The coupon code will be valid throughout December and January. Please use the code:
4Ground - our sale lasts through December and up to midnight on 21st January. We are offering a 15% discount on our already discounted prices! This sale is for online sales only and relates to MDF products only - not trees or static grass. Please use the code:
Pre ordering for Collection at Shows
We encourage customers to pre order any of the items by offering a 10% discount for collection at a show. This can be achieved in several ways.
Our checkout offers the opportunity for UK customers to pre order, with the option of paying in advance if required. Of course all customers can also pre order by emailing (email@example.com) or telephoning (01833 627241)
we are currently accepting pre orders for the following shows:
Crusade 2018, Penarth, Cardiff 27th January
PAWS 2018, Plymouth 3rd/4th February
ROBIN 2018, Nottingham 11th February
Beachhead 2018, Bournemouth 17th February
Cavalier 2018, Tonbridge, 25th February
Full listings of our forthcoming shows/events are on the Notice Board at our main website www.colonelbills.com
Used Figure Stock
All our used, or pre loved, figures are bought from wargamers or collectors who no longer require them. We check the figures and discard any that are damaged. We supply them with shields or other equipment where necessary and strip them back to bare metal if they have been badly painted or just undercoated. Generally we do not equip them with metal spears, pikes or javelins.
Please note that we put a lot of effort into sorting figures into packs that are suitable for both the wargamer and for us to sell - we DO NOT, under any circumstances break open packs to allow customers to 'cherry pick' figures - so please don't ask!!
We try very hard to get the correct identification as to manufacturer, range and troop type. However sometimes we are left with only their previous General's word as to these facts, so if we get it wrong occasionally please be patient with us!
Our used painted stock is, of course, by a variety of artists. We try to take sufficient photographs for the customer to make an informed choice as to whether the painting and modelling conforms with their standards; and we always try to describe the items in an honest fashion - warts 'n' all!!!
Most of our used figure lots are individual and therefore you may sometimes find that, having successfully ordered a pack online, we have to refund your money as that particular pack has already been sold at a show, or by telephone order, and we have not yet had the time to remove it from sale online. This, unfortunately, is the nature of our business and we hope that you can understand this problem and accept it.
We operate three Delivery Zones:
UK: 10% of price of basket contents, minimum payment £4.00. All orders over £100 post free
EU: 15% of price of basket contents, minimum payment £8.50. All orders are tracked, and orders over £120 are post free
Rest of the World: 25% of price of basket contents, minimum payment £12.50. All orders are tracked, and orders over £200 are post free