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, 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 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, 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.
To reduce this problem occuring we make the 'Used Unpainted Items' category of our shop invisible whilst we are working at shows.
This will generally be on a saturday or sunday. We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause and will try to keep the closures to a minimum
The next scheduled closures of the Used Unpainted Section of the Shop are:
0600 hours - 2100 hours, 30.11.2019 whilst we attend 'Battleground 2019', Stockton on Tees
& 0600 - 2200 Hours, 01.12.2019 whilst we attend 'Wargamer 2019', Birmingham
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 stage of the Checkout process.
Payment at shows can be made by cash or any major credit or debit card
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:
Battleground 2019, Stockton on Tees 30th November - Coupon Code BAT2019
Wargamer 2019, Birmingham 1st December - Coupon Code WAG2019
Recon 2019, Pudsey 7th December - Coupon Code REC2019
Crusade 2020, Penarth, Cardiff 25th January - Coupon Code CRU2020
PAW 2020, Plymouth, 2nd/3rd February - Coupon Code PAW2020
Beachhead 2020, Bournemouth, 8th February - Coupon Code BCH2020
Robin 2020, Nottingham, 16th February - Coupon Code ROB2020
Cavalier 2020, Tonbridge, 23rd February - Coupon Code CAV2020
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.706