Whatever Happened to Ral Partha?

Purple Pawn has an excellent article up about Iron Wind Metals, maker of fine metal minis. Not only does it include cool inside info (and photos) on the making of the minis, but an in-depth chronology dating back to 1975 and the creation of Ral Partha. The decades in between are a twisting labyrinth of license purchases, buy-outs, failure and persistence.