The Wargamer

31 January 2015

Don Featherstone Passes Away

Sad news about a pioneer in the hobby of historical miniature wargaming

PRESS RELEASE posted on 4 SEP 2013 5:02am by The Wargamer

Regular contributor to The Wargamer, Bill Gray, has sent me this sad news:


Don Featherstone passes, sad news from Christopher Scott in England last night (quote): 

“I am sorry to be the bearer of sad news but I have just heard that Don Featherstone passed away. I saw him a few weeks ago for one of his military dining club dinners and he was in good spirits but very frail. Unfortunately he had a fall and was discovered collapsed by a neighbour. He was taken into Southampton hospital and had been there a while but his general conditioned deteriorated. I have no other details only that he died yesterday. As I said I am so sorry to have to give you this news but thought you'd like to know.”


For those who don’t know, he was a pioneer in the hobby of historical miniature wargaming and the author of several books on the subject, to include rules and more. He has rightly been called the Godfather of our hobby and  so highly respected in the US that he was selected as the first - and only - Commander of the HMGS (Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, Inc) Legion of Honor.

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