Wargamer's Newsletter was produced from 1962 to 1980 by Donald Featherstone, one of the founders of modern wargaming. He also published many books. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Featherstone_(wargamer)
This site provides access to scans of the magazine. All files are pdf.
All the issues from August 1964 (#29) to the last issue, Jan 1980 (#214), excluding Feb 1965 (#35) are currently available here. The aim is to complete the set.
Thanks to Steve, Jim, Mike and Iain for their contributions.
Use the links below to access the files. Depending on your browser and setup the file will either launch in a window or download to your default download folder.
For example, my installation of Firefox shows the window empty and downloads the file. Chrome shows the file in the window.
Problems have been reported with the display window on mobile devices. All files are pdf and can be downloaded directly.
The quality of the originals, especially the older ones, is variable. This may affect the readability. Where this is particularly difficult there may be a comment mark. Hover over it to show the inserted text.
The pages are scanned as jpgs and some further compression may be used to keep the file size of each issue reasonable. While this should not affect readability, it may affect pictures, although, oddly, some are improved by the process.
Optical Character Recognition - OCR
All PDFs have been run through Adobe Acrobat text recognition. but, given the variable quality of the originals, it's not perfect.
These issues are reproduced here with the kind permission of the History of Wargaming Project and Donald Featherstone's estate.
For issues added see the update record at the bottom of this page.
Other significant updates:
Availability information updated 24/12/20 after review.
Updated 01/12/20 with new Copyright information.
16/02/21 added caption to magazine cover after email from Don's daughter.
20/07/21 simplified issues not yet available.
History of Wargaming Project
The History of Wargaming Project is run by John Curry and aims to research and publish key works in the development of wargaming. This includes many of Donald Featherstone's books. The collection being made here will be passed to John Curry for his archive.
You can find it at http://www.wargaming.co
Link to scanned issue
Don Featherstone with his daughter Sally, who helped with the production of the Newsletter.