Jim "Der Alte Fritz" Purky, the man behind Fife and Drum Miniatures has taken the reins of Minden Miniatures. B y now, many of you will have learned that Minden Miniatures has merged with Fife & Drum Miniatures here in the United States. Excellent news! Be sure to toodle on over to the Der Alte Fritz Journal forthwith -- don't wait! -- to learn all of the important details. These are two of the very best ranges of 28-30mm (actually 1/56th scale) mid- to late 18th century figures currently available. How could there ever be anything better? If you are a fan of either Fife & Drum or Minden figures, you should definitely learn how the merger will proceed in the next few months, plus you can find out about the longer term plans in store for both ranges once the logistic end of things has been addressed.