Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Development of the Republican Roman Army 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:

Field of Glory
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


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.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Undersea Athenian naval base at Piraeus uncovered

The Zeaharbour Project that spent ten years in undersea excavation of the ancient military naval base of Piraeus has uncovered the enormous shipyard - one of the biggest complexes in the Ancient world - that housed hundreds of triremes used to defeat the Persian fleet in the 5th century BC. See a summary here:

And more detailed article here:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hannibal's Legions

HANNIBAL'S LEGIONS, the latest in the series of Slingshot classic articles available for free download at the free downloads section of Society of Ancients' website:

Patrick Waterson argues that after Trasimere Hannibal re-equipped and reorganised his Carthaginian spearmen to fight as Roman legionaries, enabling him to win his most spectacular victory at Cannae and nearly win at Zama.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Robert Heiligers' new blog

Robert Heiligers, a regular Slingshot contributor, has just opened a blog to display his very impressive collection of figures ranging from Early Frankish and Late Roman, through Spartan, Persian, Late Republican and Early Imperial Roman, and more. We look forward to more photos in the future. Keep it up Robert!