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koyli196824 Aug 2010 12:02 p.m. PST

just to let his UK friends know Terry passed away Tuesday 17th August.

Check the obituary section of TMP plus for more details

NoLongerAMember24 Aug 2010 12:05 p.m. PST

Thats sad, he was one of my major gaming influences.

David Manley24 Aug 2010 12:06 p.m. PST

Sad news indeed. I was a great fan of Terry and his rules, which saw me through my formative wargaming years. He will be missed.

Von Trinkenessen24 Aug 2010 12:29 p.m. PST

5th March 1972 my grandparents bought me the book Introduction to Battle gaming by Terry, for a boys twelfth birthday it was inspirational.
Wargaming has been a major part of my life ever since and have two sons who wargame as well.

Terry we will remember you!

Ben Waterhouse24 Aug 2010 12:38 p.m. PST

Another of the Immortals RIP

Steve Blease24 Aug 2010 12:44 p.m. PST

If it had not been for Terry's Observation Post column that appeared in Military Modelling after it took over Battle For Wargamers I may not have discovered you could play proper games with your model tanks (or not as early as1977). Terry is my personal wargames hero for introducing me to the hobby and he will be missed…

forrester24 Aug 2010 12:51 p.m. PST

Yes,one of the Old Guard.One of those names that always stood out,like Donald Featherstone and Peter Young.
Whats that expression about standing on the shoulders of giants?

SteelonSand24 Aug 2010 1:32 p.m. PST

Very sad news, thanks for letting us know – his Battlegaming book was my original introduction to the hobby……he will be missed.

On the positive side, he has left a large legacy of written material that will no doubt inform and inspire for many years to come.

1234567824 Aug 2010 2:05 p.m. PST

I found Introduction to Battlegaming in my school library in about 1972 and it got me interested in wargaming. I renewed the loan so many times that, in the end, the school gave it to me. I still have it; recently, my 8 year old read it and is now a keen wargamer.

For me that is Terry Wise's legacy: 2 generations of wargamers who were introduced to this hobby by his writing. I am sure that there are so many more out there who were inspired by him.

Sincerest condolences to his family and all who knew him.


Perris070724 Aug 2010 2:19 p.m. PST

Ditto Colin. I was another who found his book in the public library in my youth and got into gaming because of it. I still have a copy of that book. Rest in peace Terry and thank you!

abelp0124 Aug 2010 3:57 p.m. PST

A damn shame! Always enjoyed his "Observation Post"! One of the best writers MM had in the late '70s!

Thanks for all you did for the hobby and my personal edification! RIP, Sir!

Jeigheff24 Aug 2010 4:10 p.m. PST

I am really sorry to hear this news. RIP, Terry Wise.

Tarleton25 Aug 2010 12:08 a.m. PST

Sad indeed. I always liked his ideas in the various magazine articles he did. I bought loads from Athena Books when he had it too. A very nice bloke.

bruntonboy25 Aug 2010 1:48 a.m. PST

Terry Wise WAS wargaming in the late 1970's. His column in Military Modelling kept the hobby alive as far as any sort of media presence was concerned.

Another great loss to us all of that era.

Tym Corbett25 Aug 2010 1:52 a.m. PST

Another member of the Old Guard marches on. Thank you Terry Wise for the inspiration over the years.

Gwydion25 Aug 2010 2:06 a.m. PST

I wrote a letter to him years ago, in response to something in OP in MilMod, thinking it would be a one way, one off, thing. But he wrote a long thoughtful letter back and we exchanged several letters after that – he didn't know me from Adam but he took the time and trouble to explain, discuss and encourage. A great shame he has gone.

christot25 Aug 2010 3:15 a.m. PST

Introduction to Battle-Gaming, the first wargaming book I've saw…I found it in the library when I was about 11 or 12, I read it and re-read it, played out similar games with my Airfix figures…So, its all thanks to Terry.
A very big thanks.

arthur181525 Aug 2010 4:47 a.m. PST

I, too, had many enjoyable games using Terry Wise's rules from Introduction to Battle Gaming and Airfix figures, and will forever be grateful for his contribution to the hobby.
It is a great shame that Terry did not live to see the new edition of his book that John Curry is producing as part of the History of Wargaming Project, but it will be a fitting memorial to one of the 'founding fathers' of the English wargame hobby.

Old Bear25 Aug 2010 5:47 a.m. PST

A major influence on my wargaming life – there can be no greater praise.

Marc the plastics fan25 Aug 2010 5:58 a.m. PST

Sad news indeed. A great read from Battle then Mil Mod. I still enjoy re-reading his articles (such as his Borodino refight) and his use of soft plastic figures (a personal bias there of course).

Let's hope some reprints can be achieved of his books and I hope his estate will continue to enjoy reqard, just as we as a hobby continue to enjoy the benefits of what he, and other giants, contributed to our hobby.

Rest in peace Terry.

EagleSixFive25 Aug 2010 8:21 a.m. PST

Sad news. RIP Terry. I will go and read Introduction to Battle Gaming again in your honour.

albion25 Aug 2010 10:15 a.m. PST

Still have my copy of Intro to BG bought far too many years ago. A great book by a great chap.

Oddly enough I re-read it a couple of weeks ago with a view to playing a "Horse and Musket" game with some Hinchcliffes I had just stripped and repainted.

Many thanks Terry RIP

Huscarle25 Aug 2010 11:50 a.m. PST

Another legend passes on. I have a number of his books & articles; a prolific writer, and one that I enjoyed reading & still do. Many thanks for the enjoyment that you brought to so many in our hobby. RIP sir.

The Owl26 Aug 2010 2:53 a.m. PST

RIP Terry – thank you for writing the article in Battle for wargamers in January 1978 that set me on a path into a hobby that I have enjoyed everyday for the past 32 years.

vonLoudon26 Aug 2010 9:23 a.m. PST

I have his Intro to Battle Gaming and his Osprey flags books. Good reading and ideas. Terry, rest in peace. We'll miss you.

thebunkergames07 Sep 2010 12:46 p.m. PST

Very sad news indeed.
Terry was a keen supporter of The Bunker & his ideas were always welcome. Many of his figures have ended up on the shelves at The Bunker & he will always be remembered through them


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