Donald F. Featherstone was a British author of more than forty books on wargaming and military history. Featherstone was born in London and during the Second World War, he joined the Royal Armoured Corps. An account of his war experiences can be found in his book Lost Tales. Originally a physiotherapist, Featherstone was first introduced to wargaming by reading H. G. Wells' Little Wars and his first opponent was his brother. His second opponent was Tony Bath in 1955. His wife saw a description of a solo wargame being played in Southampton by Tony Bath and Don then got in touch.