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Offline marianas_gamer

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Donald Featherstone Passes
« on: September 04, 2013, 05:06:28 AM »
It is being reported on TMP that Don Featherstone passed away yesterday.  
http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=318455
A sad day for many of us who were introduced to this hobby through his books, a surprising number at the public library. Rest in Peace.
LB
« Last Edit: September 04, 2013, 07:56:04 AM by Westfalia Chris »
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Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: Featherstones Passes
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 05:31:43 AM »
I was buying his books before i was properly involved in the hobby. RIP
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Offline Hummster

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Re: Featherstones Passes
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 05:37:50 AM »
Sad, if not entirely unexpected news given a long and successful life. Definitely the first wargames author that I read.

Offline leadfool

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Re: Featherstones Passes
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 07:35:16 AM »
He will be missed.
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Offline Patrick R

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 08:10:18 AM »
One of the founders has passed.  RIP.

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 08:20:14 AM »
Very sad news.

Tony

Offline Geudens

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 08:30:22 AM »
A sad day indeed. I've met him a couple of times; a true gentleman.  I still have nearly all of his books.
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Offline von Lucky

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 09:23:21 AM »
Gone, but he won't be forgotten.
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Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 09:56:04 AM »
One of the giants alongside HG Wells.  Sadly missed but his legacy will be kept alive by us all.
RIP Mr Featherstone.  :'(
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Offline Mick A

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013, 10:02:20 AM »
A sad loss to the Wargaming community :(
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Offline Conquistador

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 10:43:43 AM »
He was a great "eye candy book from the library" part of my early war game experience but he pretty much was a non-factor in my gaming/miniatures life after the 1980's.

He was foundational.  He will be missed by many.  He just wasn't a large part directly of my experience.  RIP.

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Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 11:01:54 AM »
It was his books and articles which introduced and inspired me to start Wargaming back in the early 70's.  A great role model to my wargaming generation, who will be sadly missed.

Offline Mosstrooper

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 01:47:43 PM »
A great man , RIP

Offline krieghund

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 03:45:58 PM »
RIP Sir.

Offline moonshado

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Re: Donald Featherstone Passes
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 04:25:22 PM »
I grew up reading his books borrowed from the local library. Another of the greats pass on-RIP.