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Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Being of a certain age I have bought virtually every type of magazine connected to wargaming, sometimes even with a very tenuous connection. Miniature Warfare, Battle, Military Modelling, Arquebusier, Slingshot, Courier, MWAN etc.
Wargamers Newsletter by the late great Donald Featherstone however has long been a bone of contention with me, simply because I discovered the magazine just prior to it folding, so unfortunately I wasn't able to buy the damn thing at the time.
Over the years I have managed to pick up various copies, but I have never completed my collection.
So this post is more of a request/plea to make a veteran wargamer very happy.
I would love to complete my collection of Wargamers Newsletters. My motives are pure, I dont want to stockpile them in the faint hope they will appreciate in value. I merely want to be able to read them to fully enjoy the enthusiasm that flowed in the early days of modern wargaming.
I fully appreciate that some of the older magazines have a monetary value, so I dont expect to obtain them for free. I am certain that if any kind soul should have some of the magazines I want we can come to an arrangement whether it means cash, painted figures, books, magazines, spare kidney etc.
I would just like to complete my collection before I get called to the big battle in the sky.
I am short of Wargamers Newsletters' for the years 1976, 1973, 1966, 1965 and 1964.
I also need a few odd copies for 1968 and 1967.
So please if there is any wargamer that has some of these magazines stacked in their shed or loft, consider me, before you throw them on a bonfire.
Anyway I better pack my carrier bag ready for my trip to Salute this weekend, really looking forward to the scrum.