Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Society of Ancients at Claymore 2009

The Society of Ancients will be attending Claymore in Edinburgh on Saturday 1st August, at its new venue, Telford College. More space and fresher air are promised at the bigger venue.

Members of Glasgow's Phoenix Wargaming club will be running a version of the big 25mm Battle of Callinicum game which they put together for the Scottish contribution to the Society of Ancients BattleDay earlier this year. The game, originally played on the sandtable pictured, uses Tactica II rules. Please come along and get involved as we reconstruct this key border encounter between the Eastern Roman Empire and their Sassanian neighbours.

The Shows North team will be supporting the game with a full range of Society publications and the membership stand, so there will be an opportunity to meet and chat, as well as pick up any SoA material you need, join or renew your subscription - or just enjoy the game and browse the highly praised 'new look' Slingshots.

More on Shows North (here ...)
Details for Claymore (here ...)
More on the Callinicum game (here ...)

Phil Steele
The Society of Ancients

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shows North Blog active again

Ancients on the Move

We are pleased to report that the Shows North blog 'Ancients on the Move' which was dormant for many months is active again. Apologies to those who enjoyed the regular updates from our roving shows team - unfortunately some important family issues meant that there was insufficient time to maintain the site. Posting has resumed with photo reports on Phalanx and the Conference of Wargamers.

During the hiatus, a lot of material has been lodged there in draft form, and much of this is now being tidied and published. Now in the archive, you will find:

IWF World Championships

A visit to a Warhammer Historical weekend

We hope these reports will be of interest, and there will be more archiving in the coming weeks as well as up to date reporting from the shows circuit.

Like all volunteers, the shows team thrives on feedback, so if any of the material sparks your interest, comment is appreciated.

Phil Steele
Shows North