Michael Taylor was born and raised in Maryland, but is now retired and lives in the UK. He started playing wargames in the mid 70's with Avalon Hill's Gettysburg. Served in the US Army in the Armor and Military Intelligence fields. Graduated from the Defense Language Institute in the Russian language. Is the designer of The Battle of the Little Bighorn and The Rosebud games. Both were Charles S Roberts award winners and were published by Legion Wargames. He is also the designer of the game Saipan & Tinian, Adobe Walls, as well as future games on Guam, Attu & Kiska, and The Russo-Japanese War.