FW: *AncientTactics* Slingshot has a new editor
>From: "nikgaukroger" <endoftime@...>
>Subject: *AncientTactics* Slingshot has a new editor
>Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 18:55:13 -0000
>This is a short introduction and the inevitable request for material
>First for anyone who is wondering what Slingshot is and why it has
>an editor a short explanation. (More details about the Society and
>it's products can be found on our website at
>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. It is run by volunteers for
>the benefit of our membership world-wide. The Society publishes a bi-
>monthly journal, Slingshot, and sponsors various events around the
>world, including wargames tournaments. 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.
>The Society publishes a 40 to 60 page A4 journal, Slingshot, 6 times
>a year. 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
>I have the privilege, and daunting task, of taking over the
>editorship from John Graham-Leigh who has filled the post with great
>success for the past 4 years.
>As noted above material for Slingshot is almost exclusively supplied
>by Society members and it's quality and success depend on those
>contributions. Articles can be on any subject within the Society's
>remit and can be as long or as short as the writer wishes. Articles
>range from the academic to the light hearted and one of Slingshot's
>great strengths is the variety of subjects and contributors.
>It should be noted that, rightly or wrongly, Slingshot is seen as
>dominated by WRG/DBM articles. I cannot stress enough that it is
>Society and editorial policy to represent all aspects of our hobby
>and previous editors have worked hard to obtain material relating to
>as wide a range of wargaming rule sets as possible. As the content
>of Slingshot is determined by what the editor receives it is up to
>contributors to determine what goes in, although rest assured that
>the editor will be for ever chasing articles to try and obtain a
>In addition to historical and wargaming articles there are the
>Review and Guardroom (letters) sections of Slingshot that need
>filling. These are both areas that can be difficult for an editor to
>find material for and submissions are especially needed in this area.
>Of course the editor never thinks they have enough material so all
>contributions are most welcome especially those on unusual or little
>known subjects. If you have an idea for an article or are wondering
>if you could contribute in any way please get in contact at
>soaeditor@... � it's your chance for fame and glory in
>I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible.
>Slingshot Editor, 2006 - ?