|From:||David Buehrer <dbuehrer@******.CARL.ORG>|
|Date:||Wed, 30 Sep 1998 11:21:04 -0600|
FASA Corporation, publishers of the Battletech miniatures game and the
Shadowrun RPG, this weekend purchased Ral Partha Miniatures, manufacturers
of historical, fantasy, and science-fiction metal figures, including
several licensed lines based on FASA games.
FASA Marketing Director Rett Kipp told us that consumer-side changes
will be minimal, promising "business as usual" for customers of both
companies. The FASA-licensed miniatures lines, such as the popular
Battletech figures, will continue normally. Lines licensed with other game
publishers (including the long-running Advanced Dungeons & Dragons lines)
will continue to be available, with new licenses negotiated as necessary.
Ral Partha will retain its company name.
Bob Watts, formerly of Heartbreaker Miniatures, has been appointed
manager at Ral Partha Miniatures. Heartbreaker produced the licensed
miniatures for FASA's Earthdawn RPG until January, when Ral Partha acquired
FASA is developing a new miniatures game to be released in the spring.
"Earn what you have been given."
Supervisor, Database Preparation
The UnCover Company