Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Donald F. Featherstone

Donald F. Featherstone (born 20 March 1918, London) passed away 3 September. Don is considered the father of modern wargaming writing more than forty books on wargaming and military history. He wrote classic texts on wargaming in the 1960s and 1970s.

For me, as for many people of my generation, Don was our original inspiration. The pleasure of discovering his first book, "War Games" published in 1962, in the local public library in Catford, South London, is hard to describe. I checked this out so many times I wonder anyone else in Catford ever saw it.

Thanks Don for all you did for the hobby.

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