This Blog displays messages that Colonel Bill's Wargames Depot posts upon it's Facebook Page, and will sometimes feature other snippets of information as and when received.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

New Belt Fed Girls Available To Buy

Quoted from Col. Bill's Facebook:

""New Belt Fed Girls released in time for Salute. BFG41 is Constanzi, Katerina & Elena - Vampire Sisters of the Moon; BFG42 is Sheena Ramone - a punk rocker; BFG43 is The Late Madison, Brandi & Piper - Zombie Cheerleaders; BFG44 is Lucy Fir - a Little Devil. Don't forget to pre order for collection at a show and get your 10% discount!!""
 BFG41 is Constanzi, Katerina & Elena - Vampire Sisters of the Moon
BFG42 is Sheena Ramone - a punk rocker
BFG43 is The Late Madison, Brandi & Piper - Zombie Cheerleaders
 BFG44 is Lucy Fir - a Little Devil


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

New Items At Col. Bill's - The TMP Salute Advert

Colonel Bill will be sending some of his boys along to London for the Salute show!

If there's any show orders you'd like to make in advance, please make sure to let us know before 11th of April, to give the boys a chance to get it packed up and loaded onto the van!

The new items released for Salute are:

[At the time of writing, the Belt Fed Girls have not been made available for sale over the website - email or telephone Stu if you need them asap]

Constanzi, Katerina & Elena - Vampire sisters of the moon
Product no.: BFG41
Purchase BFG41 here (link)
Sheena Ramone – A Punk Rocker
Product no.: BFG42
Purchase BFG42 here (link)

Madison, Brandi & Piper - Zombie Cheerleaders
Product no.: BFG43
Purchase BFG43 here (link)
Lucy Fir – Little Devil
Product no.: BFG44
Purchase BFG44 here (link)

C17th Soldiers Farewell
Product no.: DBH019
DBH019 can be purchased here

WW2 German Uboat Bridge Crew
Product no.: DBH020
DBH020 can be purchased here

Medieval Peasant Workers
Product no.: DBH021
DBH021 can be purchased here

Medieval Archers Cart Crew
Product no.: DBC020
DBC020 can be purchased here

Crusades Pilgrims Cart Crew
Product no.: DBC021
DBC021 can be purchased here

Old West Drivers & Passengers
Product no.: DBC022
DBC022 can be purchased here

WW2 Soviet Partisan Wagon Crew
Product no.: DBC023
DBC023 can be purchased here

In addition to the new items, Colonel Bills Wargames Depot will have the usual selection of Depot Battalion, Belt Fed Miniatures and a large selection of stock from the Painted and Unpainted Used Items with them on the day.

Including; AB Figures Napoleonic unit packs, Eureka Miniatures 18mm SYW unit packs, and Fighting15s 1410 Medieval Range unit packs. We also hope to be carrying the full range of Xyston Miniatures 15mm unit packs, subject to another stock order arriving in time and filling out the nationalities currently missing from our show stock.

Take a look on our Online Webstore to see what we have available in-stock, and either complete through the checkout a show order, or email / phone in an order for show collection.

On making a pre-order for the show you will receive a 10% discount. This discount is available on all our online stock and can be accessed by selecting 'Collect at Show' for delivery method, and 'Cash on Collection' during the checkout process. Please remember to tell us which show you would like to collect at.

Of course, all customers can pre-order by emailing or telephoning us with their order.

Colonel Bills Webstore

We hope to see you there!
You can keep up to date with the goings on at Colonel Bills Wargames Depot through either our Facebook page, or our associated Never Mind The Jankers! blog. Both of which feature any new 28mm painted items we place up for sale.

(Yes, this is just a copy of the TMP advert. Shame on me!)

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Col. Bill's:__SAGA__Norse Gael army for sale

Quoted from Colonel Bill's Facebook:

"Just spent a pleasurable day sorting through some of the back log of painted figures tha should have been up for sale on our shop some time ago and, what with one thing an another have been pushed to one side. These include some Wars of the Roses infantry and artillery, plus lots of ww2 units - German , US, and British. However the pick of the items is a Norse Gael Saga army painted by Dave Meller. These are plastic figures and the army comes complete with dice, measuring sticks and a carrying case. Dave hand paints his shield designs and this makes the dark age figures that he produces totally unique. Please check them out on our shop. Until then here's a little taster...."
Information from the webstore: (where there's more photos to view)

"28mm Norse Aael Saga Army consisting of 12 x levy with spear, 24 x Warriors with double handed axes, 8 x Hearthguard with double handed axes, 1 x Warlord on diorama  base with musician and dog, 1 x Warrior Priest on diorama base with dogs, 1 x Bard. All the warriors and Hearthguard have been converted to hold double handed axes where appropriate, and all have hand painted shieldsThese figures are Gripping Beast plastic figures that have been painted to a very good wargames standeard by Dave Meller. They are being sold complete with a  Figures in Comfort carrying case that also includes the measuring sticks and the Viking SAGA dice - its not often we have a chance to sell such a fantastic item!!!"

Norse Gael Saga Army in Carrying Case


LINK to the item on the webstore

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

I play a game for the first time in a year!

As the title says, last Sunday I was very kindly invited to take part in James's (the Mad Tin Hatter) latest WW2 4th ed. FoW wargame, that he put on at the most recent Old Guard gaming group (North Yorkshire - not the club of the same name in the south of England) meet up.

Absolutely cracking, top notch game. James did an absolutely stellar job in herding us players, who didn't exactly know the rules, and put on a great day's gaming. A big THANK YOU is the least I can offer you, James - though you have also made Martin and me buy FoW kit! (him: British Paras, me: Luftwaffe jagerkompanie troops - reluctant trained is the only way to go!)
picture acquired from Mad Tin Hatter blog
No proof, no glory, as they say...So (above) shows me actually playing - or I might have been sticking my finger in my ear, from what it looks like in the photo! and John could have been scratching his nose?!

I'm not going to steal any of James's rightful limelight, so will simply provide links to his blog and blog posts so you can view the game (check it out, as it looked really good) and leave comments over there.

James's blog: pre-game Allied Briefing info.

James's blog: the game itself

Martin's blog: another report of the game

Oh, if you want a spoiler. The British troops I was commanding did rather well for themselves. Random event counters were used in the game and my infantry platoon kept rolling 10s on the D6s so it turned out they were well and truly filled with Dutch Courage, having found a rather large supply of local French wine pre-game, which gave them +2 to assault rolls but impeded their shooting. Oh, the same lads, thanks to also rolling a few 6s on the dice, also got lost a couple of times when going directly forwards - but they were drunk after all!

Top stuff!

Monday, 19 February 2018

We're looking for names for newly sculpted figures - Do you have any ideas? [NSFW]

Relevant to yesterday's post - see here - these photos show the finished greens of some of Colonel Bill's Wargames Depot's soon to be released 28mm miniatures. 

As I said in the previous post, "Colonel Bill is looking for suitable female names for Vampires and Zombie Cheerleaders (the cheesier or tongue-in-cheek the better!) If you think you've a good idea and care to share, then please do so. Leave a public comment on this blog, or contact the Colonel directly via email."
Unnamed Vampires
The Punk, Sheena Ramone
Unnamed Vampire
Unnamed Zombie Cheerleaders 
Unnamed Zombie Cheerleader
the Devil,  Lucy Feure