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The latest issue of Slingshot (number 265, July 2009), the bi-monthly
publication of the Society of Ancients, has just gone to the printers;
it should take around 10 days to actually arrive with subscribers.
This issue is 60 pages long, not including the cover pages. It's
published in the same format introduced with issue 258.
The contents of Slingshot 265 are as follows. For games articles, I've
indicated the relevant rule set where it's not immediately obvious
from the title; with historical articles I've tried to indicate period
if a similar issue applies.
Cogadh Gaedhil: Medieval Irish warfare 600AD-1500AD, Part 3, by Mick
Mallets and Mules, by Duncan Head
“When he crossed the seventh mountain range, his intuition led him to
the cedars”: Mesopotamian Warfare Notes VIII, by Alastair McBeath
Battle Day 2009 – Callinicum 531AD, by Richard Lockwood
Callinicum Piquet’d, by Adam Hayes
Callinicum 531 AD – Peter Pig’s Conquerors and Kings & Warmaster
Ancients, by Martyn Simpson
Callinicum, AD 531 – Armati II report , by Matthew Bennett
Callinicum Using Big Battle DBA, by Sue Laflin, Paul Glover, Ian
Tanner, and David Latham
Callinicum in the FoG, by David Edwards
Callinicum 531 CE – Tactica II in Scotland, by Paul Innes
[ WAB] Thinking About Romans – Part Three, by Adrian Goldsworthy
[ Armati ] Magnesia, by Mark Grindlay
Crusader Army lists for the Peloponnesian War, by Craig Woodfield
[ Tony Bath Rules ] Back to the Jurassic, by David Barnsdale
Thracian Enhancements for Field of Glory , by Christopher Webber
The Battle of the Lyginus River, 335 BC: A Field of Glory Scenario, by
Book Reviews, by Jim Webster, Anthony Clipsom & Mark Watson
Figure Reviews, by David Edwards, Richard Lockwood & Mark Watson
As usual, I'm looking for more material in general and some game
specific articles in particular, right now of the more popular systems
DBMM & AMW material would be good. But I am as usual open to material
for any ancients rule set.
Slingshot is a bi-monthly publication, distributed to members of the
Society of Ancients as part of their membership subscription. Most of
the content is contributed by Society members on a wide range of items
related to Ancient and Medieval military history and wargaming. There
are articles, reviews, letters, game design ideas, as well as the
usual discussion on various wargames rules. Competition results and
the occasional battle report are also published. Our quality
publication is well edited to showcase the written contributions from
our membership and features original pen and ink artwork.
About the Society of Ancients:
The Society of Ancients is an international amateur society for the
promotion of the study of ancient and medieval military history and
wargaming the period 3000 BC to 1500 AD, and run by volunteers for the
benefit of our growing membership world-wide. The Society publishes a
bi-monthly journal, Slingshot, and sponsors various events, including
The Society was formed in 1965 by Tony Bath with 20 or so founder
members. Our membership is now over 1500 worldwide. The Society is not
run for profit but is supported by and exists for the benefit of its
members and to promote Ancient and Medieval military history and
wargaming. Membership is open to all, renewable annually.
All finances are ploughed back to improve services and add value. We
have also been active in establishing links with the commercial side
of our hobby and now members have access to discounts from a range of
figure traders, specialist books and games.
To become a member of the society, or for more information, the best
place to start is http://www.soa.org.uk.
Alternatively we would
recommend sending an email to membership@...
. Note that, if you
subscribe as a member, you will receive all Slingshot issues for the
year of membership, including back issues.