Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Terry Wise...

I've just read that Terry Wise, another of the old guard, has passed on...

I think I've had a copy of his book "Introduction to Battlegaming" in my possession since I bought it in one of the second hand bookshops in Canterbury when I was at university back in '82, but I remember religiously borrowing it from the library every month as a youngster at least ten years before that....

...of all the wargaming books that I used to read from the library in those days (and heaven knows there weren't many wargaming books) this, and Featherstone's "Wargames" must have been on almost permanent loan to me!

The original announcement is here:

http://theminiaturespage.com/plus/msg.mv?id=149106

The Vintage Wargaming blog is planning to run some of his classic articles - one to watch:

http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/2010/08/terry-wise.html

...I'll hoist a beer in his memory, and remember the pleasure he gave me from his book, in the garage tonight - sad news...

2 comments:

  1. I was very sad to hear of terry passing away. Especially since it seemed to be almost unnoticed having happened over a week ago. I met Terry a couple of times at his warren of a bookshop on the Moor in Doncaster and he was a great help, warm and friendly to all.

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  2. Sad news. I too met Terry when he was running his book shop in Donny! A lovely man - a gentleman and a great enthusiast for our hobbie...

    RIP Terry

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