Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Terry Wise

The passing of Terry Wise has just been announced on TMP here.

I never met him, but was inspired by his books, rules, modelling articles in Airfix Magazine, and observation Post in Military Modelling (incorporating Battle). I also bought some books and figures from him through the catalogue he published from time to time. In my limited dealings with him he was always courteous - a real gentleman - and I am sure he will be missed by many.

His appearance as Wargamer's Newsletter Wargamer of the Month was posted earlier here. In the guise of Athena Books he was the publisher among many other titles of the compendium of Wargamer's Newsletter rules.

I shall be looking out for some appropriate material to post in tribute in the near future.

5 comments:

Maverick Collecting said...

Very sad news indeed, without his Introduction to Battle Gaming I would have no Blog, no Collection no interest in seeking out the old ones of yesteryear...I too will find something suitable to post, in fact I know what I'll post, but not today.

Sgt Steiner said...

Sad another inspirational wargamer gone.

Matt said...

Really sad news-his Airfix ACW rules were the first set of rules I ever bought. As Sgt Steiner says, inspirational.

Matt

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Very sad...

Duncan in Berlin said...

I met Terry when he was running his bookshop in Doncaster.

He was a very kind gentleman with a brian like a computor for knowledge and information...

very sad