Thursday, July 23, 2015

Contents of Slingshot 301

Slingshot 301 is now with the printers.


The contents are as follows:

·         An Amazing 50 Years
·         Battle Day Reports – Hydaspes 326 BC
o   with Armati
o   with DBMM
o   with Field of Glory
o   with Sword & Spear
o   with Scutarii
o   with Command & Colors Ancients
o   with Lost Battles
·         Another Battle of Thermopylae
·         Slingshot Book & Figure Reviews
·         A Digital Slingshot

Slingshot is issued six times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.  Membership currently costs £24 for six issues and includes access to Society  games,  publications,  member discounts and the Society forum. You can subscribe or re-subscribe through the store at the Society's website, http://soa.org.uk

The editor is always looking for more articles, photographs and art, so feel free to contact him through editor@soa.org.uk if you have an idea.

Also, all remaining pre-2011 Slingshots are now available at £5 per year's set. If you are interested in picking up cheap hard copies of older Slingshot bundles, more information can be found here.

For more information about joining the Society of Ancients see our homepage at http://www.soa.org.uk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Slingshot 300 Contents

Slingshot 300 for May, June 2015 is now with the printers. 


Contents include the second part of John Hastings' solo Agricola campaign, part two of Justin Swanton's article on the Late Roman Army, and an authors' forum featuring Dan Mersey (Lion Rampant), Simon Miller (To the Strongest!), William Butler (Scutarii) and Mark Lewis (Sword and Spear).

The full list of articles is as follows:

·         The Empire is Dead, Long Live the Army (2), by Justin Swanton
·         Visiting Warwick Castle, by Peter Barham
·         Agricola Against the Ordovices (2): Agricola’s Campaign, by John Hastings
·         Glasgow Armati, by Mark Grindley, John Bradley & Vincent Auger
·         Mesopotamian Warfare Notelet (8): Warriors of Ebla, by Alastair McBeath
·         ‘Alf a League Onwards, by David Kay
·         Authors’ Forum, by Aaron Bell
·         Three Against One: Modelling Metaurus, by Chris Hahn
·         Impetus in Buenos Aires, by Jorge Chehede
·         Living Memory, by John Hastings
·         Stories from the Jungle, by Mark Fry

Slingshot is issued six times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.  Membership currently costs £24 for six issues and includes access to Society  games,  publications,  member discounts and the Society forum. You can subscribe or re-subscribe through the store at the Society's website, http://soa.org.uk

The editor is always looking for more articles, photographs and art, so feel free to contact him through editor@soa.org.uk if you have an idea.

Also, all remaining pre-2011 Slingshots are now available at £5 per year's set. If you are interested in picking up cheap hard copies of older Slingshot bundles, more information can be found here.

For more information about joining the Society of Ancients see our homepage at http://www.soa.org.uk

Note to members: for some of us, membership will expire after issue 300.  If you are not sure when your renewal is due, check the envelope containing your Slingshot. If your membership number starts with the number 299, you need to renew now.  Please try to renew in plenty of time so that you have no problems getting your copy of 301. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Slingshot 299 is at the printers

We are happy to report that Slingshot 299 is on schedule and should not be too far away. It's with the printers now, but in the meantime, here's a look at what's coming up in this edition.

·         The Thessalian Cavalry, by Robert Heiligers
·         Killing Elephants and Frightening Horse, by Phil Barker
·         Mesopotamian Warfare Notelet (7): Warriors of Kish, by Alastair McBeath
·         Agricola Against the Ordovices (1): Setting Up the Campaign, by John Hastings
·         Destrier Rides Again!, by Matthew Bennett
·         Expedition to Srivijaya, by Nicholas Spratt
·         Visiting Berkeley Castle, by Peter Barham
·         Tarrington Tourney DBA 2014, by Martin Smith
·         Of Horse Archers and Their Bases, by David Kay
·         The Empire is Dead, Long Live the Army (1), by Justin Swanton



Slingshot is issued six times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.  Membership currently costs £24 for six issues and includes access to Society  games,  publications,  member discounts and the Society forum. You can subscribe or re-subscribe through the store at the Society's website, http://soa.org.uk

The editor is always looking for more articles, photographs and art, so feel free to contact him through editor@soa.org.uk if you have an idea.

Also, all remaining pre-2011 Slingshots are now available at £5 per year's set. If you are interested in picking up cheap hard copies of older Slingshot bundles, more information can be found here.

For more information about joining the Society of Ancients see our homepage at http://www.soa.org.uk

Note to members: for some of us, membership will expire after issue 299.  If you are not sure when your renewal is due, check the envelope containing your Slingshot. If your membership number starts with the number 298, you need to renew now.  Please try to renew in plenty of time so that you have no problems getting your copy of 300.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Slingshot 298 preview

Update: Slingshot 298, for January and February 2015,  will soon be on its way to subscribers.



Articles in this edition include:

  • Hydaspes Battle Pack, by Richard Lockwood
  • The Society of Ancients Championship, by John Graham-Leigh & Martin Smith
  • Command & Colors on the Tabletop (3), by Steven Neate
  • Mesopotamian Warfare Notelet (6): Three Mysteries of the East, by Alastair McBeath
  • New Works on Early Byzantine History, by Jim Sye
  • Virtual Triremes, by Richard Taylor
  • Visiting Skipton & Corfe Castles, by Peter Barham
  • Behind the Curve – Archery in Wargames, by Nick Harbud
  • The Battle of Dunnichen 685 using Dux Bellorum, by Steven Neate
  • Light Infantry in the Ranks of Cavalry, by John Hogan
  • Follow That Leader, by David Kay
  • The China Game, by Mike Haran


Slingshot is issued six times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.  Membership currently costs £24 for six issues and includes access to Society  games,  publications,  member discounts and the Society forum. You can subscribe or re-subscribe through the store at the Society's website, http://soa.org.uk

The editor is always looking for more articles, photographs and art, so feel free to contact him through editor@soa.org.uk if you have an idea.

Also, all remaining pre-2011 Slingshots are now available at £5 per year's set. If you are interested in picking up cheap hard copies of older Slingshot bundles, more information can be found here.

For more information about joining the Society of Ancients see our homepage at http://www.soa.org.uk

Note to members: for some of us, membership will expire after issue 298.  If you are not sure when your renewal is due, check the envelope containing your Slingshot. If your membership number starts with the number 298, you need to renew now.  Please try to renew in plenty of time so that you have no problems getting your copy of 299. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Classic Slingshot Article Download #3

We have another classic Slingshot article up for you. This one from 2002, published in Slingshot 222, and written by Steven Neate.

The topic is Bronze Age Zagros Highlanders.

You can find the article here.

Enjoy!

Article 2, by John Graham-Leigh on campaigning solo, is here.

Article 1, by Ed Mills on gaming Alexandrian riots, is here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Slingshot 297 arriving soon

Good news: Slingshot 297 will soon be on its way to subscribers.  This looks to be a cracking issue, with articles by Duncan Head and Jeff Jonas relating to next year's battle day subject, Hydaspes.



 Articles in this edition include:

  • Alexander's Army at the Hydaspes, by Duncan Head
  • The Ancient Indian Army of Poros, by Jeff Jonas
  • Commands & Colors on the Tabletop (2) by Steven Neate
  • Emperors, Elephants and Electronic Discussions, by David Kay
  • The Elephant in the Room, by Mark Fry
  • An Anglo-Irish Urban Militia, by Mick Hession
  • When Caesar's Away, the Gauls Will Play, by Chris Hahn
  • The Classical Indian Archer, by Richard Lockwood

Slingshot is issued six times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.  Membership currently costs £24 for six issues and includes access to Society gamespublicationsmember discounts and the Society forum. You can subscribe or re-subscribe through the store at the Society's website, http://soa.org.uk

The editor is always looking for more articles, photographs and art, so feel free to contact him through editor@soa.org.uk if you have an idea.

Also, all remaining pre-2011 Slingshots are now available at £5 per year's set. If you are interested in picking up cheap hard copies of older Slingshot bundles, more information can be found here.

For more information about joining the Society of Ancients see our homepage at http://www.soa.org.uk

Note to members: for many of us, membership will expire after issue 297.  If you are not sure when your renewal is due, check the envelope containing your Slingshot. If your membership number starts with the number 297, you need to renew now.  Please try to renew in plenty of time so that you have no problems getting your copy of 298. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Slingshot 296 arriving with subscribers

We are reliably informed that Slingshot 296 has begun popping up in members' letterboxes, right on schedule, so that's some good news for November!




Here's what we have to look forward to in this edition:
  • Knife through Butter: The Macedonian Cavalry Wedge, by Justin Swanton
  • War, Games and Wargames (4), by Richard Taylor
  • Destrier Rides Again! by Matthew Bennett
  • Slingshot Book and Game Review, by John Hastings, Mick Hession and John Curry
      And there are four reports from the Society's Battle Day, on Montaperti, 1261 AD:
  • using Armati, by Mark Fry
  • using Ironbow, by David Edwards and Andrew Fisher
  • using DBMM, by Peter Kershaw
  • using SAGA, by Tim Parsons and Ross Bigley
Here are some previews of the articles in this edition (click to enlarge).





Slingshot is issued six times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.  Membership currently costs £24 for six issues and includes access to Society gamespublicationsmember discounts and the Society forum. You can subscribe or re-subscribe through the store at the Society's website, http://soa.org.uk

The editor is always looking for more articles, photographs and art, so feel free to contact him through editor@soa.org.uk if you have an idea.

In other news the second in our series of Classic Slingshot Articles, "Solo Campaigning" by John Graham-Leigh, from issue 192 (back in 1997!), is online here. More articles will follow shortly.

Also, all remaining pre-2011 Slingshots are now available at £5 per year's set. If you are interested in picking up cheap hard copies of older Slingshot bundles, more information can be found here.

For more information about joining the Society of Ancients see our homepage at http://www.soa.org.uk