Wednesday 4 September 2013

Donald Featherstone passed away

I was sad to hear that Donald Featherstone has passed away. He is a legend in the British hobby publishing around 40 books on war gaming, in addition there were loads of magazine articles. My first introduction to written rules was his book 'Wargaming Airborne Operations'. I loved it, mainly because as a youth I was fascinated with the battle of Arnhem having visited the battle fields. The other spark for my imagination was the pictures using Airfix figures which I had. Later in life this book was used to recreate the invasion of Crete using Rapid Fire rules.  The books didn't introduce me to the hobby but helped understand it's potential.

My condolences to his family.