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, D'Arlo Figurines & 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 Procducts for Collection at Shows
Please note that we encourage customers to pre order any of the items for collection at a show by offering a 10% discount. This can be achieved via our checkout using the coupon code applicable to the show. Please note that the coupons will only apply the discount if you select the 'Pre order' options at the Delivery and Payment stages of the Checkout process.
Of course all customers can also pre order by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephoning (01833 627241).We are currently accepting pre orders for the following shows:
Cavalier 2019, Tonbridge 24th February - Coupon CAV2019
Hammerhead 2019, Newark Showground 3rd March - Coupon HAM2019
Overlord 2019, Abingdon 4th March - Coupon OVE2019
Albanich 2019, Dumfries 9th March - Coupon ALB2019
WMMS 2019, Alumwell 10th March - Coupon WMM2019
Skirmish 2019, Sidcup 17th March - Coupon SKI2019
Chillcon 2019, Sheffield 23rd March - Coupon CHS2019
Salute 2019, Excel Centre, London 6th April - Coupon SAL2019
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
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