Sydney, Australia ... Northern Beaches (Harbord/Manly Vale) mostly apart from an odd few jaunts to outlying places while working as Teacher (History, of course) for the NSW Department of Education (1977-2014), now gainfully retired.
Always interested in History, from Primary (Elementary to no Oz types) School ... eventually doing a double major in History at Sydney University (Ancient, Modern, Medieval).
Started wargaming with SPI/Avalon Hill Games I chanced on in adverts on the back of Analog SF/F magazine in the late 1960's and early 1970's, then got into Role Playing Games (D&D White Box, Empire of the Petal Throne and, later, co-writing Space Opera [FGU] and other stuff for assorted companies) and computer games around 1981 with an Apple IIe with early SSG games (amongst others).
Thence via Apple Mac (from literally the first shipment into Oz ... had to beg to be allowed to buy a box of 31/2" disks at the time, so scarce were they) and Amiga through to IBMs and all sorts of computer war (and other) games over the years ... still dabbling, even though I am currently preparing a military themed WW3-ish RPG for a Kickstarter campaign (hopefully for early September) and that is taking up most of my free time at the moment.
Author, Space Opera (FGU); RBB #1 (FASA); Road to Armageddon; Farm, Forge and Steam; Orbis Mundi; Displaced (PGD)