When I reorganised my model soldier collection many years ago, I did so in 28mm and 18mm. My aim was to fight the larger battles in 18mm and the smaller ones in 28mm. I soon realised that I preferred to use the 28mm, and the 18mm have sat on their shelf ever since. Unused, but not really unloved.
Over the years I have considered attempting to sell them, but I have always been put off by the sheer size of the problem. To make matters worse I live in Spain, so postage would be an additional problem.
So I have just put it off, and feel guilty about the sheer waste of it all.
The figures are all AB miniatures. I have had little experience of mixing with other wargamers, so I have no idea what sort of painting standard they are. But the photos should give some indication.
There are 1152 infantry, 144 cavalry and 144 gunners with 36 guns.
They include most of the nations of the Napoleonic Wars. There are Austrian, British, Prussian, Russian and Spanish armies. There are also four French armies, including most of the French allies such as Bavarian, Polish, Westphalian and Italian
They were bought as groups of 16 infantry, 8 cavalry and 1 gun with 4 crew. However they are based for use with my 1813 campaign. Each army has four corps. Each corps has four infantry brigades of 8 figures, one cavalry brigade of 4 figures and one gun with 4 crew. In addition there are a collection of skirmish figures and odds and ends such as an ambulance crew. There are also about 100 home made buildings based on stands of 4, and a similar number of paper buildings also on stands.
The purpose of this blog is to ask if any of you can give me any advice about the best way of selling them. I have not sold any figures for about 20 years, and I am not even sure if there is any market out there for them.
But I would like to find a good home for them where they will be appreciated and used as they are supposed to be, and not just sit on a shelf collecting dust.
Any advice you can give would be much appreciated. Either as a comment on the blog, or better still an email to firstname.lastname@example.org