Donald Featherstone, 1918- 2013: iconic wargaming author

Curry, J (2015) 'Donald Featherstone, 1918- 2013: iconic wargaming author.' Simulation & Gaming, 46 (1). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1552-826X

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Donald Featherstone became the iconic wargaming author of the 20th century, with over forty books on wargaming and military history. His first wargaming book in 1962, War Games, included multiple conceptual leaps to change the projectile firing toy cannon system used by H G Wells, into game systems that could be used to replicate all periods of warfare. His World War II service with the British Army tank regiment informed his later writing about the experience of the ordinary soldier from all ages of history. He used his eighteen year editorship of the Wargamer’s Newsletter to encourage and inspire many of the key amateur and professional wargamers who became key figures in the emerging hobby of wargaming and the professional use of wargaming for training and analysis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Donald Featherstone, history of wargaming, military simulation, professional wargaming, wargames, war games, wargaming, wargaming author
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions: Bath School of Design
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 15:58
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