Another foray into eBay proves successful

At 8.30am a parcel containing my latest batch of auction ‘wins’ on eBay arrive … and mighty pleased I am to receive them. (The service from the seller was outstanding! Not only did they combine postage without being asked; they also packed the items extremely well and sent them so that they arrived in twenty-four hours.)

The items were more figures to add to my growing collection of Del Prado pre-painted 25/28mm-scale Napoleonic wargames figures. The figures came in packs as sold with the original magazine, and the contents of today’s parcel is shown below:

All seventy figures cost me approximately £1.25 each … which I think is a bargain when one considers the cost of unpainted 25/28mm-scale figures. They will enable me to add several more units to my current armies … and I still have some more eBay auctions that have yet to mature!

By the time the two hundredth anniversary of the Waterloo campaign comes around in 201, I might just have enough stuff to do something that I have never done before … and that is to re-fight part or all of the campaign in miniature.

We can but dream.


4 Comments on “Another foray into eBay proves successful”

  1. arthur1815 says:

    Bob, I've been working on a very stylised army-level version of Ross Mac's Square Brigadier, designed for Red and Blue Prussian Kriegsspiel armies. A WiP at this stage. I'm not sure whether it would work with your 25mm figures, but will happily send you a copy if you like.
    Just avoid the temptation to start investing in Perry Miniatures!

  2. I've never seen these figures in person but they look quite nice. As much as I enjoy psinting figures there is an attraction to buying factory painted figures in a package. A taste of the old, old days perhaps.

  3. Arthur1815,

    I would love a copy of your version of Ross Mac's rules as soon as you think they are ready. They may not work with my 25/28mm-scale figures … but I won't know until I can give them a try!

    Perry Miniatures are very nice … but are currently out of my price league!

    All the best,


  4. Ross Mac,

    I bought the complete range when they were published some years ago … and never did anything with them. Now that they are turning up on eBay I can pick up additional figures for reasonable prices.

    I usually don't buy ready painted figures, but these are done to a reasonable standard (in other words, better than I could manage!) and it means that I will be able to get figures onto the tabletop much quicker than I otherwise could.

    Shades of buying old painted SAE or Britains figures? Possibly … except that these packs do not always contain figures that are from the same army, let alone unit.

    I have a few more eBay auction bids maturing later today, and with luck I will have some more figures to add to my collection early next week.

    All the best,


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