HULL Bio - Don Gilman
Been gaming since Jr. High, started with AH France 1940. Favorite boardgames: Arab Israeli Wars, Wooden Ships and Iron Men, Flat Top (both versions). Published several wargaming articles over the years including some Avalon Hill "The General" extensions to FlatTop.
Thought about computerized naval games since Apple //e and Flat Top.
Wrote letters to Larry in 1978 about Harpoon. Wrote Tom Clancy in
1986/7 about computerizing Red Storm Rising. Lost the bid. Procured
rights to Harpoon. Coined the terms "BattleSet" and "Staff
Assistant", designed the architecture, GUI, integer math libraries
and scenarios for the original 1989 Harpoon, but really messed up
the management. After another manager tried, Gordon Walton shipped
the product in 1989. He said it was my wedding gift! I did two more
BattleSets and essentially stepped aside until....H4 was cancelled.
Supported HC2002 efforts (did some testing too), and managed the H3
Pro and H3 MP projects.
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