Friday 4 June 2021

Duncan MacFarlene 1948-2021

I found out today of the passing of my friend Duncan. This is the notification posted on FB today by Dan Faulconbridge.

“It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Duncan Macfarlane. 

Duncan was the original owner and editor of Wargames Illustrated, first publishing the magazine in August 1987, after having previously been the editor of Miniature Wargames.

Duncan passed away suddenly but peacefully on 28 May 2021, aged 73. He will be sadly missed by all those that knew him, and those within the hobby that didn’t have the good fortune to call him a friend will doubtless be aware of the debt of gratitude owed to him as both an innovator and stalwart of wargaming.

A full and proper obituary to Duncan will be forthcoming both online and in the pages of Wargames Illustrated magazine.

So long Dunc, thank you for all the memories.

Dan Faulconbridge

Current WIEditor”

I do hope his fine Trent Miniatures range is not lost to us. Another of the keystone wargaming greats has gone. Sad times indeed. 


  1. Very sad news and quite a shock when I read it this morning. He will be missed.

  2. My sincere condolences.There are few of us. People in a hobby.Too bad. People are leaving!

  3. A big influence on the hobby's growth and no mistake and good company to boot.