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, 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 

Sunday, 18 February 2018

New Stock. Discounted Stock. Soon To Be Released But We Need Help With Names Stock.

So the conversation in the van, driving back from Bournemouth show, went something like this:

Stu: "I've got some female Vampires coming out. Some Zombie Cheerleaders, too. I need some suitable names to call them?"

Me: "Pass."

It was a long, in-depth conversation as you can see. 

So 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.

Unfortunately I've not seen the sculpts. It would have been great to see some previews, I know. It's another bit of business practice that probably needs to be addressed.

20mm 4Ground WW2 MDF Kits: is anybody out there interested? Contact Stu via email and see if you can make a deal with him. Stu will always listen to offers and you are very welcome to contact him to talk about prices.

Steel Fist Miniatures, etc.: Take a look on the Colonel Bill's 2nd hand unpainted miniatures section of the webstore - Stu's taken all his remaining stock, reduced the price and put them in the second hand section.

Xyston 15mm Ancients: Colonel Bill's has just started to carry this range of miniatures. So far what Stu carries is only a small selection, but it will be expanded to cover the full range available. 

email Stuart at:

Landline telephone number: 01833  627 241

Mobile phone number: 07557  006 979

At the same time, if you've any items you think Stu would be interested in buying from you - or, maybe, could be offered in part-exchange for items - then feel free to mention it.


Thursday, 1 February 2018

T'other Blog! Garrison Mutineer Gaming [GMG]

I've set up a blog, separate from this one, to use for my own gaming.

Since this blog is primarily concerned with Colonel Bill's Wargames Depot business, I'm going to post my Sci-Fi, RPG-lite, Solo gaming over on the other blog. Any future Historical gaming I do, or miniature painting for Col. Bill's, etc., will still be shown on this blog.

Never Mind The Jankers! blog will continue to be active and operational. Colonel Bill's updates, items for sale, or news broadcasts will continue to be published on this blog.

All I am trying to achieve is a demarcation line between my own hobby and the work I do as a member of the Colonel Bill's staff. If Sci-Fi skirmish gaming isn't your thing, then please feel free to ignore the other blog.