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Larry Bond is an American writer and wargame designer. With others, he is the designer of the Admiralty Trilogy naval game system and several supplements for the games. 

Bond has teamed with many other writers for his novels. His writing career began when he co-authored Red Storm Rising with Tom Clancy. After that, he wrote Red Phoenix, Vortex, Cauldron, Enemy Within, and Day of Wrath with Pat Larkin. He has worked with Jim DeFelice on the First Team series (four books) and the Red Dragon Rising series (four books). He co-authored Dangerous Ground, Cold Choices, Exit Plan, and Shattered Trident with submariner Chris Carlson. 

Graduating from St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1973 with a degree in Quantitative Methods, Larry was a computer programmer before joining the Navy in 1975. He graduated from OCS the following year. He served on a destroyer (USS McKean) for your years and two on shore duty in the Washington DC area, then two years with the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program. He also  worked as an analyst for defense consulting firms in the Washington, DC area. 

Bond's writing career started by collaborating with Tom Clancy on Red Storm Rising, a runaway New York Times bestseller that was one of the best-selling books of the 1980s. It depicted a hypothetical conflict between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, drawing heavily on current analysis of what such a conflict would be like. It has been used as a text at the Naval War College and similar institutions. 

Since then, Bond's books have depicted military and political crises, emphasizing accuracy and fast-paced action. Red Phoenix, Vortex, Cauldron, and Cold Choices were all New York Times bestsellers. 

Bond's Harpoon tactical naval wargame was first published in 1980. A general-purpose air, surface, and submarine naval simulation, it combines playability with a wealth of information on modern naval weapons systems. Designed for the entry-level player, it has found acceptance in both the commercial market and the professional naval community. It is used at the Naval Academy, several ROTC installations, and on several surface ships as a training aid. 

Now in its fourth edition, Harpoon won the H.G. Wells Award, a trade association honor, in both 1981 and 1987 as the best miniatures game of the year. It is the only game to win the award twice. The computer version of the game first appeared in 1989, and won the 1990 Wargame of the Year award from Computer Gaming World, an industry journal. 

Since Harpoon was published, the basic game system has been adapted to WW II as Command at Sea and to WW I as Fear God & Dread Nought. With co-authors Chris Carlson, Ed Kettler, and Mike Harris, and many other collaborators, the three games, known as the Admiralty Trilogy, have won many awards and have expanded to include over a dozen supplements and games. 

Larry also edits the Naval SITREP, a magazine published twice a year by Clash of Arms that supports the Trilogy game system with scenarios, updates, and articles on naval history and technology.

People looking for the games: http://www.clashofarms.com/

Larry Bond's webpage: http://www.larry-bond.com/

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