Thursday 14 August 2014

Final Tally

All the monies from the auction have now been collected, and arrangements made for the safe transfer of lots.

And so, this is the end.

I'm not going to name names, as I don't have all the info and would probably leave someone out, but I'd like to thank everybody involved with the BfC campaign.  This includes all involved in

  • the original concept
  • admin and co-ordination
  • donation of figures
  • painting of figures
  • the demo game
  • running the auction
  • bids and other donations
  • and general moral support!

Thank you!

The total raised stands at £718 - this will now be sent to Help For Heroes

Friday 1 August 2014

And Breath...

It's all over!

The auction ended last night.  I shall be contacting bidders later today to let them know how they got on.  In the meantime, I'd like to thank everyone for there support in raising a very respectable £530.00 through the auction.

Tuesday 29 July 2014

It's Getting Close!

Well, we're getting to the end of the auction.  It's been very pleasant exchanging e-mails with those of you who have bid.  You can feel satisfied that you'll be getting some great figures and contributing to a great cause - thank you!

For those of you who haven't placed a bid (yet!), I'd like to stress that there a some real bargains here.

I'll just highlight the two lots which (inexplicably to me) haven't received any bids.

Lot 4B -12 figure line regt ( the 60th Royal American Foot) - no bids

Lot 7B - 6 figure light infantry ( The 46th Foot) - no bids


E-mail diplomatist2<AT>gmail<DOT>com with details of the lot you are interested in and your top bid.  If you are bidding on an item that has not yet received bids then include both your starting bid and your top bid.

Sunday 27 July 2014

BfC Auction: Ending Soon!

Just a quick note to remind you all that we are entering the final few days of the BfC auction.

The auction will end this Thursday, 31July!

Don't forget to bid.

Saturday 19 July 2014

Re-Boot Day 19: Painters Arise!

Well we're more than half way through the auction now, and we've a fair number of bids - surprisingly though there are a couple of lots with no bids, and some lots are going to go at real bargain prices.  Is it the old eBay habits?  Are you all out there waiting to snipe at the last minute?  Remember: if two bids for the same amount come in, the first one received wins.

A Shout-Out to Painters

Before I highlight some more of the lots I'd like to make a shout-out to those people who donated time and effort in painting figures for BfC.  I think it's only right and proper that you get due credit, but I don't have a list of who did what.  Can I therefore ask the painters to drop me an e-mail, letting me know which pieces are theirs?

Apart from anything else, I'm sure the successful bidders would like to know whose work they now own.

And On to the Lots...

Previously we've looked at the mounted French officers and the three lots of French infantry, today it's the remaining French forces:-

Lot 5F - 16 figure Coureur des bois -  the 8 figures in firing pose painted by TamsinP

Lot 6F - 16 figure Coureur des bois

Lot 7F - 16 figure Compangie Frances de Marine

and here they were in action back in May...

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Re-Boot Day Two: Some Questions Answered

Well the bids have continued to come in - thank you everyone!

Tonight I'm going to answer a few questions that have been raised by potential bidders:-

  • Will you post internationally?  Yes, but postage will be met by the purchaser (this isn't just for international, but for all postage).
  • Would you accept payment by PayPal?  Yes, we have a PayPal account and this is our preferred method (you might notice the 'Donate Now' button on the right of the page.
  • Is there any way to add GiftAid to the wining bid, so the charities get the full benefit?  No, unfortunately not.  We're not a charity ourselves, just fundraising, so we can't apply GiftAid.
If there are any other questions, just ask.

Now for some eye-candy!  Tonight's featured lots are the three lots of French line infantry.

Lot 2F - 12 figure line regt ( Royal Rousillon)

Lot 3F - 12 figure line regt ( Languedoc)

Lot 4F - 12 figure line regt ( La Sarre) 

These lots and all our others, along with details of how to bid are on the Auction Page.

Here are some shots of them in action, back in May (courtesy of Gary Amos).


James did an interesting historical post on the 1759 French line infantry - here.

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Re-Boot Day One

First, I'd like to say thank you for all the messages of support and goodwill following the re-boot of the BfC auction.  I'd also like to thank those of you who have sent us bids!

Over the next few weeks I'll be highlighting a different lot in each post.  Today's is Lot 1F - Two Mounted French Officers.  As you can see, they seem to have spotted each other across the field of battle and are making their 'bonjours'.  The bid on these (at the time of writing) is £10.00.

This lot and all our others, along with details of how to bid are on the Auction Page.

Monday 30 June 2014

Bloggers for Charity Auction Reboot

As hinted at yesterday, we have some important news.

A lot of hard work has been put in by James (who came up with the BfC concept and got everything together), the generous donors of figures, bases and artwork, various volunteer painters and others behind the scenes.  Yet despite this the final push of the BfC 2014 Campaign - the auction - has made little impact.

After some discussion - and with the generous support of current bidders - it has therefore been decided that in order that the original intent of BfC (to raise money through our joint effort for some pretty damn fine charities) be met we should re-boot the auction, which is hereby extended to 22:00 British Summer Time on 31 July 2014.

The lots remain the same - the 28mm French and Indian Wars figures donated by AW Miniatures and painted by volunteers from around the world.  In addition, Peter Barfield (PanzerKaput) has donated a piece of original artwork - the Woods Indian that featured on this page until replaced by images of the finished figures.  All lots (with current high bids) can be seen here - there's still chance to win some great figures at bargain prices (or to go silly 'for charitee').

The procedure or bidding has changed slightly.  Please e-mail diplomatist2<AT>gmail<DOT>com with details of the lot you are interested in and your top bid.  If you are bidding on an item that has not yet received bids then include both your starting bid and your top bid.

Can I ask all of you to do what you can to spread the word about the auction and that it's still running?  Thanks.


Sunday 29 June 2014

Auction Update

Hello, Edwin here.

Due to some personal and technical hitches we've had problems keeping the auction page up-to-date.  We'd like to apologise to everyone for this.  The BfC planning group are aware of this and we're discussing what's best to be done.  Please have patience with us - hopefully, we'll have an update later today.

At this point we'd like to thank again all those who gave their time and effort in providing and painting the figures and artwork that are up for auction.

We hope to get the best results possible for the charities we've undertaken to support.

Saturday 31 May 2014

Figure auction for 2014's Bloggers for Charity

Well thanks to all the hard work of our blogging painters and the generosity of Andrew over at AW Miniatures I can now offer you all a chance to own some great painted F&IW 28mm figures.
I have created a page with all the units listed and pictures, if you want to buy one or more of the units continue reading for how I plan to run the auction.

If you wish to bid on a unit email your bid to <Deleted - see post of 30 June 2014>.  I will fill in on the page the current highest bid on any unit and the initials of the bidder, if two or more bids are the same the first bid received will be the highest bid. The Auction will run from the moment this post goes live till 19:00 June 30th 2014 London GMT. Please be aware that cost of postage will be covered by the winning bidder.
The Bloggers for Charity figures Page

Sunday 18 May 2014

Pictures from our weekends games

Just a few pictures to share after a tiring weekend, I will sort out more pictures of all the units ready for the auction.

Monday 12 May 2014

Figures for the weekend

Just a quick post to show all the figures for the game, I have packed them up and will take lots of better pictures over the weekend.