Amid all the reports today of the death of Don Featherstone I was wondering what would make a fitting tribute here.
Wargamers Newsletter was on of his greatest achievements, not just for the length of time over which he published it monthly (1962-1980) but the way in the pre internet age it informed and sustained wargamers across the world.
It therefore seems appropriate to let Don's own words speak for him. In issue 201 of December 1978 he confessed he had forgotten to mark the 200th consecutive monthly issue. He then published this article looking back on those 200 issues, including a look back to issue no 1.
We also should not (and will not) forget his many books, which introduced many people to the hobby.
Just me then?
But a serious point - outside of the hobby Don Featherstone had many achievements and a whole other set of published work in his professional life as a physiotherapist, with Southampton FC and elsewhere.