Thursday, 5 September 2013

A Treasured Letter

I never met him.
But, a couple of years ago, when I produced The Classic Wargamer's Journal, I received a personal hand-written letter from him congratulating me, and encouraging my efforts, and saying how pleased he was to receive the journal.
It's correspondence I will treasure.

You know who I'm talking about of course.

All any of us can wish for is to live a life that is significant.
And the legacy we leave is testimony enough to that.

Do not mourn that Don Featherstone has passed away.
Do not mourn his death.

Celebrate his life.
And give thanks for his significant legacy.

Paint a figure. Read one of his books. Have a game. Or simply raise a glass.
That's what Don would have done; I'm sure of it.


WSTKS-FM Worldwide said...

A fitting tribute and celebration indeed.

Best Regards,


warpaintjj said...

We'll do all of the above. As Stokes said - a fitting tribute and celebration, JJ

Archduke Piccolo said...

Yep. Don Featherstone wrote two of what I consider to be the five all-time war game classics: The Green Book ('War Games'), and the sublime 'War Game Campaigns.'

Can't say better than that!

Mosstrooper said...

I agree with your thoughts entirely , Tony

A J said...

Amen to that.

Anonymous said...


Is the JR book not just brilliant!


José Neira Rizzo said...

I met him at a wargaming convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1989. A giant!