Sunday, October 16, 2016

l'Art de la Guerre

...is a French Ancients ruleset gaining in popularity in the English-speaking world. Designed to be played in 2 hours it has the following features:

  • An element/unit based game with cohesion loss but no casualty removal;
     
  • One base = one unit;
     
  • Base width is important, depth does not seem to matter so much;
     
  • So long as both armies use the same base width, the rules will work;
     
  • Recommended base widths follow WRG/DBX standard;
     
  • For 6-15mm amies using 40mm wide bases, table size is about 5'x3';
     
  • Armies are broken into three commands;
     
  • For a standard 200 point game, armies seem to hover around 24 units;
     
  • The many army lists are tight but not overly prescriptive.

More details from the homepage here: http://www.artdelaguerre.fr/en/index.php

A YouTube walk-through here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZes0dsW1Ac



Monday, September 19, 2016

PAWS English DBA Open October 2016

The Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society will host England's premiere DBA competition on Sunday 30th October at the Stacey Community Centre, Portsmouth, UK, commencing 9.30 am. Trophies will be sponsored by the Society of Ancients and prizes by Magister Militum.

More details here.





Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Slingshot 307 with the printers

Slingshot 307 is currently with the printers and will appear shortly.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Arming the Slaves, by Richard Andrews

It’s a Long Way to Tibareni (4), by Alastair McBeath


The ‘Drunken One’ at Campaign 2016, by Steve Rathgay


Actium Naval Rules, by Harry Ryder


Pharsalus Battle Day Reports

  • Pharsalus in Japan, by Aaron Bell
  • Pharsalus with ‘To The Strongest!’, by Paul Innes
  • Pharsalus using ‘Scutarii’, by Bill Butler
Hannibal Triumphs! - ‘Mortem et Gloriam’, by Richard Jeffrey-Cook

Another Consideration of Chaeronea, by Chris Hahn


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Development of the Republican Roman Army

......is a free ebook on the development of the Roman army from obscurity until later Republican times, written by Kenneth Haynes, a long-term SoA contributor. Containing illustrations and diagrams, it is available in ePub and MOBI formats here.





Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Britcon 2016 12th - 14th August

Britcon is the UK's largest multi-period, multi-ruleset wargames competition, held this year in Manchester.

Ancient and Mediaeval period rulesets will include the following:

DBA
DBMM
Field of Glory
Saga
l'Art de la Guerre

...and the first public appearance of Mortem et Gloriam, created by Simon Hall, one of the developers of Field of Glory.

More details here.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

MINIATURE WARGAMING - THE MOVIE


This will be the first full-length documentary on the miniature wargaming hobby, incorporating interviews with key miniatures personalities, a history of miniatures wargaming, and a look at the production, modelling and tournament aspects of the hobby. A successful Kickstarter campaign has raised the necessary funds to complete the movie. More details here.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Free DBA 3 reference sheet offered for download

A free 2-sided A4 reference sheet for DBA 3 is available as a pdf from the Society of Ancients website. Check it out here.