John Michael Young (September 2, 1947 - May 1978) was a game designer who appears to have only designed wargames for SPI when he worked there as an employee. He designed the SPI Tactical Series of wargames and designed and developed the SPI "Pre-Seventeenth Century Tactical Game System" known as PRESTAGS.
Note: He is perhaps most famous for using the word "grognard" to describe veteran wargamers in the early 1970s.
Designs: ARMAGEDDON, AUSTERLITZ (I), BORODINO, DREADNOUGHT, 1812 (Hex version), FALL OF ROME, LA GRANDE ARMÉE, LEE MOVES NORTH, THE MARNE, MUSKET & PIKE, PHALANX, PRESTAGS (including LEGION, CHARIOT, YEOMAN, VIKING and SPARTAN), RED STAR/WHITE STAR (I), RIFLE & SABER, SEARCH & DESTROY, SEELâ€¦WE, SNIPER!, STRATEGY I, and WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN.
Development: AMERICAN REVOLUTION, ANTIETAM, ANZIO BEACHHEAD, ARDENNES OFFENSIVE, BULL RUN, CA, CEMETERY HILL, CHICKAMAUGA, COMBAT COMMAND, FLYING CIRCUS, GRENADIER, GRUNT, KOREA (1st Edition), LEIPZIG, MOSCOW CAMPAIGN, NORMANDY (2nd Edition), SHILOH, STARFORCE, USN, WORLD WAR II, and YEAR OF THE RAT.
System Development for the BLUE & GREY QUADs I and II.