Congratulations to the 2009 Prize Winners
The Society of Ancients would like to thank all the participants, organisers, and sponsors who made its 2009 events a success, and the authors and contributors without which Slingshot would not be possible.
The special award winners:
(the prize winning game pictured at Fiasco)
The Paul Morris Memorial Prize (for the most innovative new non-commercial wargame within the Society's remit):
James Roach and the Ilkley lads for 'Fleet of Battle' as seen at Fiasco 2009
(more on this at http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2009/10/contemplating-my-naval.html)
Tony Bath Award (for invaluable contributions to running the Society of Ancients):
John Graham-Leigh for his sterling service on the secondary distribution of Slingshot to late subscribing members.
Deryck Guyler Award (a special award for assisting the promotion of the Society):
To Paul Innes for his support of the BattleDay in Scotland and in galvanising local shows support.
The Persian Helmet (The players' player award at Britcon)
... And to the Slingshot contributors:
Doug Melville 'Putting it All Together - the Sassanians Re-Examined'
Charles Grant Prize
Awarded for the best article covering a B.C. topic up to 500 BC:
Alastair McBeath 'Mesopotamian Warfare'
The Phil Barker Prize for an article in the period 500 BC to 1 AD
Patrick Waterson 'Amazed was I Ere I saw Zama'
The Ian Greenwood Prize
Awarded for the best article 0 to 1000 A.D: Stewart Hey 'Ambush at Callinicum'
The Alan Nickels Prize
Awarded for the best article post 1000 A.D.:Mick Hession 'Cogadh Gaedhil, Medieval Irish Warfare 600 - 1500 AD'
Best Wargames Article, sponsored by Gripping Beast:
Adrian Goldsworthy for his series 'Thinking About Romans'
And Congratulations to the Wargames prize winners:
SoA Doubles Masters
1. Graham Evans/Wayne Dare 2. Dave Handley/Nic Sharp, 3. Bob Amey/Andy Ellis
Society of Ancients/BHGS GB Armati League
Northern DBA Cup (Hosted by Triples)
English DBA Open (co-sponsored with Magister Militum)
(Martin Myers and Colin O'Shea pose with their awards)
The Society of Ancients Championship
John Davis (top placed player in the 2009 trial year)
The Society of Ancients Armati by the Sea
1.Bill Wilson 2. Malcolm King 3. Matthew Bennett
The Society of Ancients Anderida Trophy
Kevin Large/Andy Rourke
Thanks also to the BHGS for administrative help, and to Gripping Beast, Magister Militum and Ancient and Modern Army Supplies for sponsoring prizes