There was a lively discussion yesterday over on the FB Napoleonic page following the announcement that Front Rank Miniatures is up for sale due to the owners impending retirement. Alec Brown started the business back in 1986 and the figures continue to have a healthy following to this day. You can read the announcement HERE if you have not already done so. The asking price of £260.000 (offers above £225.000 + £35.000 of stock) was the subject of debate, given the business currently has an annual turnover of £100.000. The price is for the company assets but not the shares. I just wonder what you all think about this, is this a fair asking price for this business? I have always liked their figures, although these days they do appear somewhat stocky in stature, something that was once more fashionable. It would be a terrible shame to lose such a popular and established range of figures so hopefully somebody with the relevant experience will take it on for the future. When the old Hinchliffe was recently sold by Ian Hinds, also due to semi retirement - it was split up although all ranges remain available, One has to remind oneself just how long some of these old model soldier businesses have been around.