Colonel Nick Lipscombe was born in 1958 in Angers, France. He has a degree in business studies and an MSc in Defense Studies and was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1980. During his 30 years in the British Army he has seen considerable operational service with the British and American armies, as well as with NATO and the UN. He was awarded the US Bronze Star in 2006.
A keen interest in military history followed his academic studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst concentrating on the Napoleonic era and the Peninsular War in particular. He is Chairman of Peninsular War 200, the UK's official organization for the commemoration of the bicentenary of the Peninsular War. He is the author of the acclaimed Wellington's Guns (Osprey, 2013). The author lives in Alicante, Spain.