Simon is a bald (close cropped!) fifty-something ex-fast-jet navigator for the Royal Air Force. He spent spent 20 years as a Cold War Warrior on Buccaneers and Tornadoes, including 5 years with the German Luftwaffe. His love of serious gaming started in the mid-70s with Wargaming: micro tanks, ancients at Exeter University, D&D, Musket and Pike, Arab Israeli Wars and Mech War 77. However his his first love is trains, and his all-time favourite is 1870 by Mayfair Games. Simon has been married for over 30 years to Nikki, and lives in Purley, South London.