Friday, December 19, 2008

SoA Wargames Championship 2009

Following an increasing level of interest from members, the Society of Ancients will be running its Wargames Championship again, in 2009.

Once so well established, amongst ancients players, it was known simply as The Championship. Technology has now opened more opportunities for interaction and enjoyment through the Society's website, its Yahoo Group, and members' personal blogs.

The format will be very much the same as in previous decades - players are responsible for organising and reporting their own games, and may play the same opponent not more than twice. Both players must be Society of Ancients members, and any recognised set of rules or gaming principles may be used. Result of games will be accepted by post or email. Full rules can be found here ....

Current members of the Society of Ancients are encouraged to contribute their ideas about the Championship to the organisers through the website, or in debate with members through Slingshot and the mailing list.

Non members can find out more about the Society at (a new Society year begins on Jan 1st, and membership can be taken out through the website)...

The Society of Ancients at Warfare 22-23/11/08

The Society of Ancients will be at Warfare this weekend. We will be presenting two games over the course of the event. On Saturday we will be refighting the battle of Issus using Philip Sabin’s Lost Battles. On Sunday we will be featuring a medieval encounter using Neil Thomas’s Ancient and Medieval Warfare. Both games will be large, 28mm, presentations and there will be opportunities to join in.

We will also have a membership stand attached, where you can find out more about the Society of Ancients, browse recent issues of Slingshot etc. Membership of the Society of Ancients costs just £20 per annum, worldwide. We can now take subscriptions either for 2008 or 2009.

As a special package available at Warfare, new members signing up at the show for 2008 can register for 2009 at the same time for a combined fee of just £30. You will get the first 5 issues of 2008 from the stand. This big discount is funded by the savings we make on postage, so, unfortunately, is only available in person, at shows.

Come and see the Society of Ancients at Warfare: join in the games, join up or renew, just have a chat about ancient warfare and wargaming. We’d be pleased to see you …

Find out more about the Society of Ancients at