Asgard Miniatures was founded by Bryan Ansell in 1976. Ansell had previously designed the Conquest Age of Joman range which therefore explains the certain similarities which exist between one or two figures of the Conquest range and the Asgard range. Asgard went out of business somewhere in the early to mid 1980's. The Viking Forge ended up with the rights in the US for a good portion of the 25mm fantasy ranges and continues to produce them to this day. In the UK, Tabletop Games acquired all of the Asgard assets and continued to produce much of them until around the mid 2000's when Tabletop itself was acquired by Alternative Armies. Alternative Armies has brought some of the old Asgard figures back into production. Many sculptors started their career with Asgard and later moved on to Citadel or other manufacturers in the Nottingham leadbelt. Examples are: Bryan Ansell, Jes Goodwin and Nick Bibby.