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FW: *AncientTactics* Slingshot has a new editor

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  • S.Kevin Wojtaszek
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 17, 2005
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      >From: "nikgaukroger" <endoftime@...>
      >Reply-To: AncientTactics@yahoogroups.com
      >To: AncientTactics@yahoogroups.com
      >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
      >for Slingshot.
      >
      >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
      >http://www.societyofancients.com/ )
      >
      >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
      >published.
      >
      >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
      >good mix.
      >
      >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
      >print.
      >
      >I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible.
      >
      >Nik Gaukroger
      >
      >Slingshot Editor, 2006 - ?
      >
      >
      >
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