Monday, February 18, 2013

Restock at Society of Ancients Store

We recently had a stocktake as part of a handover of responsibilities around the SoA web store.

As a result, some items have been taken off the store, but it has also meant the return of some publications previously thought lost to the depths of time...

In particular, Professor Phil Sabin's classic Legion (predecessor of Strategos and Lost Battles) is now back on sale (we have around 40 copies). Phil's well-received Empire board game is also back on sale (although we have very few copies of that - less than 10 at this point).

We've also been pleased to find stock of the classic Wargaming the Baltic Crusades, where we previously thought we'd run out of copies.

Items in low stock (less than 20 copies):

  • Empire - A grand strategic simulation game of the Macedonian and Punic Wars from 350 to 150 BC, by Philip Sabin
  • He Who Would be King - A game of Macedonian power politics by Andrew Parrock and Ian Dyer.
  • Slim Mumford's medieval warfare rules
We have less than 30 copies of Slingshot 284, and as a result the same applies to the 2012 Slingshot back issue pack. We're printing shorter runs of Slingshot these days, so back issues are increasingly in short supply. 

If you're interested in these or in any other SoA publications, you can obtain them directly at 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Slingshot 285

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The current issue of Slingshot (number 285, November 2012), the bi-monthly publication of the Society of Ancients, is now available for individual purchases from the Society web store. Also now available (but in very limited supply - around 30 maximum!) are back issue packs for 2012.

Slingshot 285 includes 52 full colour internal pages. The contents of Slingshot 285 are as follows:
  • Editorial: Slings & Arrows
  • Guardroom
  • The Huns at Châlons: A debate between Roy Boss and Simon MacDowall
  • Horses, Spears and Trenches: The Battle of Loudoun Hill, 10 May 1307, by Anthony Clipsom
  • Transjordanian Tales Part 2: Moses in the Land of the Giants, by Alastair McBeath
  • The Western Mediterranean Way of Warfare Debates, Part One: The Western Mediterranean, by Roy Boss & Mark Grindlay
  • Coming to Dublin with Hostility, by Mick Hession
  • Götterdämmerung – DBM Battle Report, by Justin Swanton
  • Teutonic Indigestion, by Mark Fry
  • Fulford Gate 1066 – Hardrada’s last victory, by Jonathan Jones
  • Battle Line Morale in “Day of Battle – the Middle Ages”, by Chris Parker
  • Game & Figure Reviews, by Richard Lockwood, David Edwards & Mark Watson
  • Quick Armies, by Douglas Gold
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You can join the Society at There's also, alternatively, a special offer for a combination Membership + discounted "Conquest of Gaul" gaming set available via our friends at Warlord Games.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Warlord Games Special Offer

Our friends at Warlord Games are offering a discounted membership package: membership of the Society, plus their 28mm miniatures starter set for the Early Imperial Roman period – Hail Caesar: The conquest of Gaul – at a discounted price of 10% off!

This is a fantastic way of starting yourself, or your nearest and dearest, in the Ancients war gaming hobby, and we're really pleased to be able to make it available.
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If you want to take advantage of this offer, please go to the Warlord games web store. The Society receives all the subscription fee component, and you get all the usual privileges of membership.

If you want to renew your membership using this offer, that's fine. Just put your existing membership number as a comment on your payment form to Warlord.

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