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I no longer remember how I first came to be in contact with Steve Dinsmore of Simtac, but I do remember why. It was a few years ago. I had a desire for more miniatures than my hobby budget allowed, but as I was an employee of a computer game company, I enjoyed access to more computer games than I had need of. Steve, it turned out, had an interest in computer games, and as one of the owners of Simtac, could get me all kinds of miniatures.
Thus, we began to trade. Consequently, my armies contain a large contingent of Simtac forces, and Steve owns a comprehensive library of computer games.
In 1996 when I moved to Boston, I meant to drop down to Connecticut and visit Steve, but a hectic work schedule forced me to keep postponing that trip. It was only a year later when a new job took me back to California, and one of my chief regrets was missing my chance to see Simtac.
Ironically, one of my first assignments at my new job was to fly back to New England! In fact, I was making the trip on a monthly basis. And so, during one of my business trips, I was able to slip away for a few hours and finally visit Simtac.
It was a grey and wintry day, and my drive took me down many highways lined with leafless trees. As per Steve’s directions, I took a highway exit, made two quick right turns, and found myself on Colton Road. I drove the length of the road, examining each of the business buildings in turn, but failed to find anything which looked like what I was expecting.