By Rob Morgan
Much of the substantial outpouring of Don Featherstone’s mighty pen has been re-reviewed in this corner of the electronic world over the past few months. I was, however, reminded of what I believe was the first book he wrote containing material on wargaming. “Tackle Model Soldiers This Way” was published in hardback in the early Sixties. I found a copy on the library shelves and was intrigued, being about 13 years old. The “Tackle …” series was, I think, fairly substantial and crossed all sorts of hobby boundaries.
The Don Featherstone book dealt with making and painting model soldiers in, generally, the larger scales. It also contained a chapter on how to wargame, and this was pure gold! I did own a copy sometime in the Seventies, but that was lost in a loan, and so I can’t specifically recall the content of the book as far as wargames rules and information are concerned.
Can anyone else?