I got the word that Donald Featherstone passed away last night.... He was, without a doubt, the father of modern miniature (historical) wargaming.  Starting with his book: War Games (1962), Featherstone (in the UK) was almost single-highhandedly responsible for the growth of the hobby with his now famous newsletter and numerous books. So well-regarded was his written work that at one point Games Workshop required their game designers to study Featherstone's book Skirmish Wargames.

He will be missed.

Dave Smith

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Comment by Ted Henkle on September 8, 2013 at 3:57am

I met him once back in 1997 as he was en-route to the Siege of Augusta convention.  He even signed my copy of his "Wargaming Ancient and Medieval Periods."  Very nice man.  RIP.

Comment by Roger Morley on September 5, 2013 at 2:18am

A sad day indeed.

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