Mark Stille is a retired commander in the US Navy, who currently works in Naval Intelligence. He has had numerous war games published in the past, including those concerning Japanese and US Aircraft Carriers. Interested in the US Navy and its history for much of his life, he devotes much of his time to researching the Navy and naval vessels. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator with many years' experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development. He has a keen interest in military hardware - armor, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.