Pat Stansell founded Ampersand Publishing Company in 1993 with $300.00 and big dreams. The first, black-and-white issue of Military Miniatures in Review was handed out for free that year at the IPMS nationals in Atlanta, Georgia. The response was overwhelmingly positive—within two months, the magazine had over 700 subscribers.
Today, Ampersand has grown into America's foremost publishing company exclusively devoted to military vehicles. Our titles are carried by hobby shops all over the world. In addition to Military Miniatures in Review, we publish Allied-Axis, a quarterly publication of short-subject reference material; the Visual History Series, single-subject reference books; and The Modeler's Guides, comprehensive step-by-step guides to the most popular subjects for armor modelers. And our growth continues!
In 2008, Ampersand Publishing Company became part of the HobbyLink Japan family of companies and is now known as The Ampersand Group.
On 9 June 2017 an agreement was executed whereby David Doyle, author of many of our non-modeling titles, would acquire this website as well as the remaining inventory of Ampersand Publishing Company. Ampersand founder Pat Stansell along with David and Denise Doyle have entered into this arrangement in order to provide a mechanism which will allow many of these quality products to remain available. Although the existing inventory of Visual History, Allied-Axis and MMiR was included in the purchase, the arrangement does NOT include future publishing rights for Military Miniatures in Review. Numerous other military-related books are available via the sister website www.DavidDoyleBooks.com.
The Ampersand Publishing website will remain operational, and indeed many previously out of print publications are once again available. Moving ahead, orders for these publications will be shipped from Tennessee, rather than Florida.