Sunday, March 23, 2014

Slingshot 291

Hot on the heels of Slingshot 290, Slingshot 291 has now gone to the printers.  The publication date is expected to be around mid April.  As readers can see, the contributors and editorial team are working hard to get us back on schedule.

Here is the list of the articles in 291:

Byzantine Armies – A Quick Summary, by Perry Gray
The New Cavalry Formations of the Sylloge Tacticorum, AD 904, by Ilkka Syvanne
Depiction of Horse Archers, by Perry Gray
The Battle of Melitene AD 576, by Ilkka Syvanne
Battle Reports and Wargaming Analysis, by Perry Gray
Anglo-Norman Army: 1066-1181, by David Blanchard
The Alexander Sarcophagus, by Roy Boss & Patrick Waterson

There has been some confusion among members about just when renewal is due.  Membership expiry is now noted on the address label you receive with your Slingshot. The formula is last Slingshot number - membership number, so if the first number is 291 this means that your renewal is due after Slingshot 291.


Slingshot is issued 6 times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.

Subscription currently costs £24 for six issues and includes access to vendor discounts and the SoA forum. You can subscribe or re-subscribe through the store at the Society's website,

The editor ( is always interested in ideas for articles, so if you are a member or plan to become one and have a battle report or historical article, a review, rules ruminations, scenario or campaign ideas, or anything else you would like to contribute to Slingshot, feel free to contact him.

The Society also has the 'Operation Balearic' sale on at present.

Operation Balearic offers back issues of Slingshot at the bargain price of six for £5 (£4 for SoA members) plus shipping. That is a year's worth of Slingshots for the price of one magazine.

The bundles on offer are for the years 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1987, and for each year from 1996 through to 2010. This offer is only available for a limited time and while stocks last.

To order, go to the Balearic Bundles page in the store section of the Society of Ancients website.

For a summary of the articles in each bundle, see the Society News blog