|Featherstone seen rolling dice in his game room in 2001|
I have a number of Don's books and all are frequently pulled off the bookshelf either for reference or pleasure. While I only have five of Featherstone's wargaming works, they all are treasured editions in my library. Not only was Featherstone a wargaming pioneer, he also could produce engaging prose. That combination will be missed.
When Campaigning with the Duke of Wellington and Featherstone was published in 1993, I quickly snapped up a copy. I have probably read and re-read this book more than any other book in my library. Before and during the creation of my own Peninsular wargaming scenarios, Campaigning with Featherstone is usually the first reference I pull from the shelf.
If mortality is measured from birth to the last time your name is mentioned aloud, then Don has likely attained immortality in the hearts and minds of wargamers, now and forever.
Excuse me while I re-read Featherstone's chapter on the battle of Vimeiro in When Campaigning with the Duke of Wellington and Featherstone before returning it to the shelf.