Friday, 17 March 2017

Painted For Sale At Col. Bills - Victorian Cab & ACW Ambulance

Quoted from Colonel Bill's Facebook:

"We are very happy to say that we have a couple of new collectors items amongst our painted 28mm stock. Both are from the highly talented Chris Campion. The first is a Victorian Hansom Cab. Chris believes this to be a Eureka Miniatures item. The second is a Perry Miniatures ACW ambulance complete with crew and wounded. We suspect that both of these items will end up in a display cabinet somewhere rather than on a wargames table."
Buy them here [LINK]


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Col. Bill's - 28mm Spanish Naps Now Stocked, & 'Best Seller' Pack Horses!

Quoted from Colonel Bill's Facebook:

"We are very pleased to announce that we are now able to sell Eagle Figures 28mm Spanish Napoleonic range through our online shop.

Eagle Figures has been in existence for around 25 years, but were bought by their current owner 3 years ago. The Spanish are the first range that have been produced in total since that time. They are sculpted by the ultra talented Ian Mountain and are very compatible in size with Perry Miniatures.

Although we will not be carrying these figures at wargames shows/events they will be available for pre-order at our normal 10% discount which is available via our checkout system."
Last blog post I showed off the latest Depot Battalion miniatures - two pack horses, with cargoes. Well they've gone on to become so popular as to become an instant best seller!

Released for pre-sale last Thursday. On sale to the public from last Saturday. 95% of stock sold out by yesterday!

But fear not, for NEW (re)STOCK has arrived from the casters and Col. Bill's now has plenty more of them to sell.
Some personal stuff, now. 

Saturday is the Hammerhead show, at Newark, and I'm going down to help Dave Docherty with his Sudan game. I'll be very much the chap who's chief responsibility will be to 'table-sit' while Dave goes off for his lunch, and the unfortunate fellow who's job it'll be to scramble around on the floor for any escaped dice. [Some readers who know me will be wondering if even those small tasks will be too much responsibility for me!]

Here's a link to Dave's blog post, should anyone want more info - LINK
As to my own wargaming stuff, I'm cracking on painting 10mm ACW - though this has seen a pause of late, but I'm now at it full-steam.
The smaller infantry unit (below) is now fully painted up to 5 bases strength, and awaiting the completion of an artillery battery/limber set before it gets fully based. I'm also planning on increasing the two base cavalry unit to three bases, and giving them a separate horse holder base to sit behind the dismounted troopers.
All good stuff and I'm enjoying working with the Pendraken Miniatures ACW (new) Range toys.

If anyone's at Hammerhead and would like to know who I am - Look for a tall, ginger-haired chap at the Sudan game near to the toilets in the big hall. Don't worry if I look confused, that's my normal expression, so don't be alarmed 😂

Cheers for looking