Donald Featherstone was an icon of the minis and board gaming world. Born in 1918 he passed in hospital over the weekend.
He wrote among many other things:
A more complete bibliography can be found here: LINK
excerpt: In 1960 the two of them began editing the UK version of the War Game Digest, a seminal wargaming newsletter started by Jack Scruby. Disapproving of a trend towards articles that were “attempting to spread an aura of pseudo-science over what is a pastime,” Featherstone started his own periodical in 1962, theWargamers’ Newsletter. While in discussion late one night with Dr. Paddy Griffith (the well known military historian), Don had a Eureka moment when he came to realise that the hobby of wargaming could considerably aid understanding of military history . Featherstone appeared on the BBC to promote the hobby. In 1966 he organized the first UK wargames convention.