At that time, I sent my cash investment thru the mail-order supplier I was using then. Like dominos, I trusted him, and he trusted Gulliver. I'm confident we both had our money ripped-off by Gulliver. I didn't care to ask for any names. I just dropped it.
But it sounds like if anyone approaches any of us forum members for partnership investments, they should post names and details to find out if there are any previous rumors of dishonesty. It sounds like the toy soldier community is pretty familiar with each other these days, and these forums are an excellent way to get peoples opinions so we can protect each other. With the internet, it is a small, small world!
I also know a bit of the story. Yes, there was fraud within the company. I thought it was an employee, not the owner.
And there was work being done on an ancient egyptians set. I know that because I got a prototype box for it, marked with the Gulliver logos and such, but still with the text from the confederate cavalry set.