Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Gilder on Diversity


Here we have an extract from a letter sent by Peter Gilder to Wargamers Newsletter printed in issue 91 (October 1969 i believe). The background is the spat that rumbled on for some time between the London and Southampton 'sets' of wargamers (Featherstone vs Tunstill, seconds out...), but the real reason i post this is the insight it gives us into PG's hobby philosophy - his rejection of standardisation is music to the ears of this dyed in the wool individualist....


Thanks to Clive for supplying this scan.

3 comments:

juno said...

Fascinating stuff - only ever met him once (I was lucky enough to go to the WHC when I was a callow youth), but he impressed the hell out of me with his manner, skill and generosity (tweeking castings with solder for a laugh then giving the finished products away). His best trick? showing me that WRG Ancients wasn't ALL there was to wargaming!

Mike Siggins said...

Hear, hear.

christot said...

PG won the Waterloo cup?? I didn't know he was a champion Greyhound breeder as well!