|Don Featherstone & Peter Gilder|
I, like many other gamers of my age,was influenced greatly by Don's books. I have always kept my original copies and occasionally flick through them to remind myself of the thirteen year old who was captivated by the campaigns and games outlined in them. The enthusiasm for the hobby shines through despite the years that have passed and I smiled whilst flicking through my copy of War Game Campaigns, my copy published in 1974.
I was reminded that the first time I read about re-fighting the battle of Rolica was in Don's book and the fact that I am still interested in this battle and produced my own version of the scenario is a tribute to the writing that inspired a thirteen year old to find out more about war gaming.
Thank you Don Featherstone for sharing your ideas and enthusiasm and helping to create the hobby we have today. If the tributes that I've seen from my fellow war-gamers is any thing to go by, your legacy as a war-gaming great is firmly established.