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Thursday, September 5, 2013

The legacy of Donald Featherstone

As many around the internet have noted, this week saw the passing of an icon of the wargaming community. Mr Donald Featherstone.

I only became aware of his works recently through the effort of John Curry in reproducing many of Mr. Faetherstone's works. I found these titles through Amazon but I believe you can also order them through Lulu and Mr. Curry's own site, History of Wargaming.


I enjoy his works because they emphasize the feel of the game rather than getting bogged down in weighty rules and statistics. This is something I personally need to get back to and remember that we are playing the games to have fun, not argue whether this or that rule is "real" or if such and such force is orthodox.

I just wanted to express my thanks to Mr. Featherstone for making wargames what they are today.

That's all.

4 comments:

  1. Funny, isn't it? I knew of Donald Featherstone's books when I was growing up, but I was really a Charles Grant man. I suppose I'm just about the only gamer of my age who *didn't* have any of Mr Featherstone's works.

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  2. Hi Colgar, I like Charles Grant as well. I'm starting to collect the classics as I get back into the hobby.

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  3. Actually, I was the same too. Never had any Featherstone books but followed Charles Grant because of his Military Modelling articles.

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    1. Hi legatus, Featherstone has some pretty good stuff in his books. I particularly liked the Solo wargame ideas. My interest in Grant came about from his son's campaign book and then the scenario books.

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