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 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. 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 (colonelbill@colonelbills.com) or telephoning (01833 627241).

We are currently accepting pre orders for the following shows:

 

Carronade 2019, Falkirk  11th May - Coupon CAR2019

Partizan 2019, Newark Showground  19th May - Coupon PAR2019

DWG Open Day 2019, Durham  8th June - Coupon DWG2019

Broadside 2019, Sittingbourne  9th June - Coupon BRO2019

Phalanx 2019, St Helens  15th June - Coupon PHA2019

Glasgow Games Gathering 2019, Glasgow 29th June - Coupon GGG2019

Phoenix 2019, Penrith 30th June - Coupon PHO2019

 

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.


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