Monday, May 28, 2012

Slingshot 282

ss282 cover
The latest issue of Slingshot (number 282, May 2012), the bi-monthly publication of the Society of Ancients, has gone to the printers.

The contents of Slingshot 282 are as follows
  • Editorial: Slings & Arrows
  • The Butcher’s Dog, by Edward Harvey
  • Carthaginian Citizens in Arms, by Jim Webster
  • A Short History of the Iberian Peninsula from 400 to 1100AD – Part 1: Prelude, by Robert Heiligers
  • The Role of the Master of Dragons , Part 2, by Jim Sye
  • Scramble - A Tale of Two Tournaments, by Martin Myers
  • DBA Competition Reports, by Martin Smith & Richard Pulley
  • Kadesh with Command & Colors: Ancients, by Andrew Lawrence
  • Very Very Little Wars: Experiments in wargaming with 6mm figures, hexagons and a spreadsheet, by David Kay
  • Exercitus: A Personal Rules Solution for Legion verses Phalanx, by Adrian Nayler
  • Book Review, Warfare in the Medieval World, Reviewed by Anthony Clipsom
  • Book Reviews, by Mark Watson
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Society of Ancients UK DBA League 2011

(2011 UK DBA League Champion Colin, flanked by Junior champion Patrick Myers and runner up Martin Smith)

Whilst the Shows Team was at Triples supporting the DBA Northern Cup we were able to present 2011 UK DBA League winner Colin O'Shea with his trophy.

Colin was overseas at the end of the season, but his lead proved just sufficient to withstand the last event, the English Open, at Portsmouth, where the other awards were made.

The Junior category was won by Patrick Myers.

In addition to the awards made at the individual rounds,  the top players recieved trophies featuring a hand-made Legionary shield, Colin had a pick of wargaming titles sponsored by Monarch Military Books, and Patrick a Xyston DBA boxed army sponsored by the Society of Ancients.

The 2010/11 Season (which ran through to a final round at the English Open) comprised 11 tournaments (4, including the Open counting as Premier events).

The Top Ten Senior and Juniors were ...

1st Colin O’Shea - 85 points; 2nd Martin smith – 81 points; 3rd Richard Pulley – 79 points; Scott Russell – 75 points; Robert Dowling – 72 points; John Drury - 58 points; William MacGillivray; Arnaud Marmier; Mark Skelton; Martin Myers.

Junior Champion Patrick Myers - 47 points; 2nd James May – 26 points; 3rd Rob Walker – 26 points; Aislinn Smith – 24 points; Findlay Schofield – 22 points; Justin Wilkinson - 10 points; George Edwards; Gareth Hunter; Juseph Parsons; Mathew Davison

In all 64 players participated in the event.

For more detailed scores: 2010/11 UK DBA League results
For a full line up of events: Society of Ancients UK DBA League events

We are now part way through the second (2011/12) season ... the next event is Sittingbourne on June 10th.  (League Tournaments)

The Society of Ancients would like to thank everyone involved in the inaugural season, especially the organising team at Portsmouth, Monarch Military Books for joining us in sponsoring the League and all the players who supported our idea.

(some group pictures from UK DBA League 2010/11 events)