Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Slingshot 267

The latest issue of Slingshot is 267, publishing date November 2009. It still seems to wending its very slow way through the snow from printers to mailing house and thence to subscribers.
The next issue will be the January issue (which I actually hope to get to the printers in January).

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 267 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.

  • Mercenary Genitors in the 1470s, by Duncan Head
  • Constantius II, Ammianus, and the Big Parade, Part 3, by Jim Sye
  • The Gladius vs. the Sarissa – The Battle of Heraclea 280BC, by Jeff Champion
  • The Battle of Pydna, by Richard Taylor
  • Battle of the Year: the Decisive Victory over Varus, by Robert Heiligers
  • AMW’s Lost Battles I – Marathon, 490BC, by Graham Evans
  • Combining ‘Empire’ and ‘Lost Battles’, by Philip Sabin
  • Army Choice in DBA – The English DBA Open 2009, by Martin Smith
  • Results of Legion 2009 DBA Tournament, by Martin Smith
  • Welsh DBA Open Championship, January 31st 2009, by Martin Smith
  • [ Armati ] AD 9 – “Give Me Back My Legions”, by Mark Fry
  • Clash of Iron, Flash of Bronze: FoG Ancients Campaign rules, by Christopher Webber
  • Games Reviews, by Christopher Webber
  • Book Reviews, by Robert Heiligers & Mark Watson
  • Guardroom

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monarch Books and Iceni Games join SoA Discount Programme

I am delighted to announce that Monarch Books and Iceni Games are now offering a 10% discount to members on orders over £15 in value on purchases made either through the website or at shows. This includes both books and minatures.

The websites can be found at:

The Monarch side will concentrate on the Publications area of their business eg Rules and Books etc, and Iceni will be the place to go for Xyston and other miniatures, boardgames etc.

As usual, email them in advance of making your order, telling them your membership number and your intnetion to order. They will help you through the process to obtain the discount.