Welcome to Colonel Bills Recruiting Office
Covid-19 Update - at the moment we are still operating normally, however some of our supply chain has been affected and therefore once certain items are out of stock we may temporarily struggle to get replacements. If the situation changes, and we need to close, we shall announce it here and on our Facebook page.
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, board games, 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......Issues With Ordering Used Unpainted/Old School Items
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, and we have not yet had the time to remove it from sale online.
To reduce this problem occuring we make the 'Used Unpainted Items' & 'Old School' categories of our shop invisible whilst we are working at shows.
We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause.Pre Ordering Products for Collection at Shows
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, in conjunction with 'Collect at a Show' for Delivery
We are currently accepting pre orders for the following shows:
Salute 2020, Excel Centre, London, 18th April - Show Cancelled
Legionary 2020, Exeter, 2nd May - Show Cancelled
Carronade 2020, Falkirk, 9th May - Show Cancelled
Partizan 2020, Newark Showground, 17th May - Show Cancelled
Broadside 2020, Sittingbourne, 14th June - pre orders currently suspended
Phalanx 2020, St Helens, 20th June - pre orders currently suspended
GGG 2020, Glasgow, 27th June - pre orders currently suspended
Phoenix 2020, Penrith, 28th June - pre orders currently suspended
Please do not place an order for a show that is not on the above list
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!
Painted Figures - 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. However we are happy to quote on painted figures that we will strip and sell as unpainted stock.Sorry 63Se