Donald Featherstone remembered

It’s been a while since I posted, and here’s why.

Tomorrow, 20th March 2021, would be Donald Featherstone’s 103rd birthday.

In past years a group of up to a dozen wargamers have gathered for a weekend’s gaming and a dinner in his memory. Last year’s game was postponed to this year, and is again postponed this year.

About a month ago I contacted “the gang” with an off the wall proposal to play one of the games from Donald’s book “War Games” using an on-line platform. I sort of hoped that someone else would say: “Yep, I’ve got the toys and an account for xyz software.”

Instead I got the response: “Great idea”.

Thus I have spent the last month sourcing models in a scale that I don’t normally play and painting toy soldiers extracted from board games, and learning new software systems. Today I finished the process by making four plasticine hills for the battlefield.

Tomorrow we play. I hope Don would be happy with my tribute battlefield, using the same buildings and many of the same old plastic trees.

And below is a detailed comparison of the first draft.

Battle report to follow.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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