I am pleased to announce that effective today, Fife & Drum Miniatures has acquired the Minden SYW range of figures. As you know, both ranges are sculpted by Richard Ansell at a 1/56 scale, and I would imagine that there will be many benefits from housing both ranges under one umbrella.
I will begin trading (sales) of the Minden range from the US sometime in November 2013. We have to ship all of the inventory to the States, organize the stock and administrative details, etc before opening our doors. In the interim though, I can still accept Fife & Drum AWI orders and ship them in the customary fashion.
The Minden figures will continue to be cast by Griffin Moulds in the UK, so there will be no compromising on the casting quality of both figure ranges. All orders will be picked and shipped from the United States for the time being, while we assess the pros and cons of having a UK-based distributor for both figure ranges. During the interim period, I am going to offer free shipping up to $25.00 in shipping costs to Minden customers in the UK and Europe so that they can pay the same relative cost for figures as they have in the past. I will try this out for a couple of months to see how it works.
I will provide more details later this evening as I am typing this announcement on my iPad, which limits the features that I can normally use from my desktop computer.
I look forward to serving existing F&D clients as well as our new Minden clients.