In the early fall of September in the middle of a humid night in a shadowy exchange the members of the Covert Intervention Games team finalized the acquisition of the complete Combat Miniatures™ brand and ranges of miniatures. The molds were swapped from one SUV to the Covert Intervention Games vehicle known as Sand Raider 01.
As a security precaution, the molds and the masters were moved separately to ensure if a catastrophe happened to one transport the other would make it through. Such was the seriousness of the CIG staff to ensure the security of the legacy of these miniatures.
Covert Intervention Games' ownership includes all of the rights of ownership to the physically sculpted miniatures, their intellectual and artistic properties, their images, the name “Combat Miniatures”, master production castings, and any/all existing master or production molds.
Much talked about at conventions in hushed tones of respect it was an undertaking several months in the making.
With the acquisition complete and the move to our new expansive 6600 square foot manufacturing a warehouse facility in Chantilly Virginia USA we are proud to say we have gone through all the masters, miniatures and molds and continue to be amazed at the quality of the miniatures created.
Covert Intervention Games will be beginning with the release of the Imperial Japanese Army and Pacific USMC forces for pre-order and expect to release the range fully over the next year or so. With that release we expect to continue to update the line, fill in further gaps, and add options to each force over time as well to continue to grow the great legacy which is Combat Miniatures.
Some history on where the Combat Miniatures™ came from:
Dave Alsop (now deceased) designed the Platoon 20 figure ranges before leaving Northern Ireland for the north east of England where he started Hotspur Miniatures (as in Harry "Hotspur" Percy of Northumberland). The Hotspur range included various 20mm modern figures (Falklands, Grenada, Lebanon, Afghanistan) along with 25mm medieval figures.
Some history on where the Combat Miniatures™ came from: Dave Alsop (deceased) designed the Platoon 20 figure ranges before leaving Northern Ireland for the north east of England where he started Hotspur Miniatures (as in Harry "Hotspur" Percy of Northumberland). The Hotspur range included various 20mm modern figures (Falklands, Grenada, Lebanon, Afghanistan) along with 25mm medieval figures. Shortly after this, Hotspur became MLR and added 20mm WW2 figures to the product mix. MLR’s 20mm figures were then produced in a partnership under the name Figures, Armor and Artillery (FAA).
Dave Alsop eventually moved to the US and released the 20mm WW2 and Modern ranges under the name Combat Miniatures. [Confusingly, FAA in the UK were also selling the MLR figs under the FAA name until they were all redesigned by others.] The ranges passed through periods of U.S. ownership at the now defunct Emperor's Headquarters and subsequently at FatCat LLC. The full rights and all products and brands were acquired from FatCat LLC by Covert Intervention Games in the fall of 2017.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to bring back some of the great miniature figures that have been part of our hobby. Expect to see a WWII era game (in development) that will give you new and exciting opportunities to use your Combat Miniatures and Force20 figures.
-John, Bill, Ed, and Doshu!