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......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. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephoning (01833 627241)
We no longer attend all major UK shows as a matter of course,
so please only pre order items for collection at events that are listed below
We are currently accepting pre orders for the following shows:
Warfare 2018, Reading 17th/18th November
Battleground 2018, Stockton on Tees 24th November
Recon 2018, Pudsey 1st December
PAW 2019, Plymouth 2nd/3rd February
ROBIN 2019, Nottingham 17th February
Cavalier 2019, Tonbridge 24th 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 painted/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!
We do not buy painted figures from members of the public - All of our used painted stock is now supplied by a small number of tried and trusted artists.
Occasional Ordering Issues
Those who opt to use the Paypal checkout please be aware that this system is geared towards using a paypal account to pay, and whilst, in theory, other methods of payment are accepted, sometimes this leads to problems. Where an order is received without the associated payment it will be cancelled at our first opportunity so that the customer can re submit the order using a different payment option - we recommend the 'Worldpay' option.
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