Saturday, July 20, 2013

Slingshot Back Issue 2006-2010 "Upgrade CD" Available

The Society of Ancients is pleased to announce the availability of a new back issue CD from its web store and show stands. The CD contains all Slingshot issues from 2006-2010, and can act as either

  • an upgrade for those who previously bought the 40-year Slingshot CD/DVD (from the first beginnings to the end of 2005) and who want the next five years without spending £35 for the newer 45-year DVD,
  • or as a set for those who just want the more recent issues.
The CD itself contains all issues from 2006 to 2010, issues 244 to 273 inclusive. Choose your issue using a new and eye-catching sliding graphic display of issue covers, and right-click on the cover of your chosen issue to view the contents in a down-scrolling PDF.

This CD is also the only way - apart from ordering the 45-year DVD - to obtain 2006 and 2009 Slingshot back issues, which are now out of stock at the store.

The CD's list price is £18. Members can use their normal 20% membership discount at the web store or at show stands.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Slingshot 287

ss287 cover
The current issue of Slingshot (number 287, March/April 2013 - yes it is running very late*), the bi-monthly publication of the Society of Ancients, is now available for individual purchases from the Society web store. Individual copies are in very short supply, due to the reduced print runs we are now running - less than 50 copies are available at this point to those who haven't taken out subscriptions. Get them fast as we won't be printing any more!

Slingshot 286 includes 52 full colour internal pages. The contents of Slingshot 287 are as follows:
  • Editorial: Slings & Arrows
  • Guardroom
  • In Search of the Iphikratean Peltast/Hoplite, by Jim Webster
  • A Short History of the Iberian Peninsula from 400 to 1100AD, Part 3: Enter the Moors, by Robert Heiligers
  • Transjordanian Tales, Part 4: Three Great Kings and a Pharaoh, by Alastair McBeath
  • The Western Mediterranean Way of Warfare Debates, Part 2.1: Way of Warfare, by Roy Boss & Mark Grindlay
  • War, Games and Wargames: Part 2, by Richard Taylor
  • Galatians on the March! … at the Victorian 2012 Field of Glory Competition by Steven Neate
  • The Sussex Cup 2013: A DBA Tournament Report, by Richard Pulley
  • Reviews, by Steven Neate & Gordon Lawrence
For more information on the Society of Ancients, please visit

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.

* … and as a result of this tardiness, a new editor will be in charge as of Slingshot 288, with a brief to get the release schedule back in line.