Friday, September 19, 2008

Slingshot 260

ss260 cover
Sorry for not posting in what seems like the longest time. I'll type in my excuses later. Anyhow, just to prove I haven't been completely idle, Slingshot 260 has now gone to the printers. According to those same printers, this issue should be mailed to members next Friday (26 Sept).

This issue is 60 pages long, not including the cover pages. It's published in the same format introduced with issue 258.

The contents of Slingshot 260 are as follows. For games articles, I've indicated the relevant rule set where it's not immediately obvious from the title; with historical articles I've tried to indicate period if a similar issue applies.

  • Guardroom (reader letters and errata for previous issues)
  • Macedonian Military Culture and World Impact: Perspectives & Impressions, Part 3, by David Karunanithy
  • Putting it all together – New light on an old friend, Part 1 [Sasanians ], by Doug Melville
  • [ DBMM ] Spartan Expeditionary Forces 415-302BC, by Jim Webster
  • [ DBMM ] It’s the Bishop – The army of Synesius, bishop of the Pentapolis, 400AD-412AD, by Jim Webster
  • [ DBA ] Campaigns for Wargamers 5 – The Barons’ War, 1264, by Paul Burton
  • The Case Against Points, by Gareth Griffiths
  • My First Try at Running a Warmaster Ancients Tournament Campaign, by Marc Adda
  • Naked Guys with Pointy Sticks: the Armies of El Dorado for DBMM, by Dave Turner
  • Demonstrating Field of Glory at Valhalla 2008, by Richard Jeffrey-Cook
  • Poitiers Using Warmaster, An SoA Battle Day Report, by Grant Thomas
  • The New DBMM Army List Books, by Phil Barker
  • Comparative Religion 102: A comparison of FoG and WAB, by Craig Woodfield
  • Subordinate Commanders on the Wargames Table, by John Hastings
  • Rules Design Forum: Ancient & Medieval Wargaming, by Neil Thomas
  • Rules Design Forum: The Arcane Warfare Project, by Jerboa
  • WAB at Historicon, by David Daly
  • “Hannibal’s Army”, by Ian Stephenson, Reviewed by Richard Naylor
  • “Syracuse 415 -13 B.C.”, by Nic Fields, Reviewed by Phil Steele
  • “Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550”, by Yuval Noah Harari, Reviewed by Phil Steele
  • The Wars of Alexander’s Successors 323-281. Volume 1: Commanders and Campaigns, by Bob Bennet and Mike Roberts, Reviewed by Jeff Champion
  • Hadrian: Empire and Conflict … at the British Museum. Exhibition Reviewed by Mark Watson
  • Figure Reviews:28mm Sumerians; Romans and Celts, Reviewed by Alastair McBeath & Mark Watson

I'm looking for articles for the November issue, and would appreciate any submissions by the end of October.