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......

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. Payment at shows can be by cash or any major credit or debit card - or you can choose to pay in advance during checkout by requesting a worldpay link for payment.

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:


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

Phoenix 2019, Penrith 30th June - Coupon PHO2019

Attack 2019, Devizes 20th/21st July - Coupon ATT2019

Claymore 2019, Edinburgh 3rd August - Coupon CLA2019

Britcon 2019, Manchester 10th/11th August - Coupon BRI2019

The Other Partizan 2019, Newark Showground, 18th August - Coupon TOP2019

Hereward 2019, Peterborough, 1st September - Coupon HER2019

Colours 2019, Newbury Racecourse, 7th September - Coupon COL2019

Skirmish 2019, Sidcup, 15th September - Coupon Code SKI2019


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.