Mike Demana has been writing wargaming rules to host his friends or stage at conventions for a couple decades. Enthusiastic players often prompted him to publish his rules, but he never seriously considered doing so until the rise of electronic publishing. Inspired by the marketing model of Ganesha Games (Song of Blades and Heroes), he helped start First Command Wargames in 2014 with four friends. His first product was a skirmish rules set for the French & Indian War, Song of Drums and Tomahawks (a joint-venture with Ganesha Games). Already it is Ganesha Games second-best seller, and First Command Wargames’ leader. He believes in extensive play testing to ensure a quality product. Mike is an avid traveler who has visited more than 75 countries. He retired from an airline job in 2010, and is now a middle school history teacher.