Friday, August 22, 2014

Slingshot 295 giveaway

To be in to win one of two complimentary copies of the latest edition of the Society of Ancients' journal, Slingshot, simply tell us the name of the Spartan mercenary general who helped the Carthaginians win the battle of Bagradas, 255 BC.  Send your answers together with your name and address to by Monday, September 1st (UK time).

The winners will be decided by lot and announced September 2nd.  Good luck!

Articles in Slingshot 295 include:

  • A Siege in the Desert, by Nicholas Spratt
  • All at Sea - A Viking Ship from a Toy, by Anthony Clipsom
  • America's Greek Connection, by Mike Haran
  • Visiting Old Sarum, by Peter Barham
  • War, Games and Wargames (3), by Richard Taylor
  • The Crosby Garrett Helmet, by Stephen Ede-Borrett 
  • Book Reviews, by Mick Hession, Karl Heinz Ranitzsch, Duncan Head and Luke Ueda-Sarson
  • Mesopotamian Notelets (5), by Alastair McBeath
  • Magnesia: Modified and Muddied, by Chris Hahn
  • The Stuttgart Psalter, by Roy Boss
  • 1166 And All That (3) - King Henry, by Mick Hession
  • Hands in the Sea - An Interview with the Designer, by Aaron Bell
Again, all you need to do is send the answer to the question (along with your name and address) to by September 1st.

For more information about joining the Society of Ancients see our homepage at

Monday, August 18, 2014

Preview articles from Slingshot 295

Here are previews of three of the articles in the forthcoming July-August edition of Slingshot (click on the pictures to enlarge them).

Anthony Clipsom's article on building a viking ship.

Aaron Bell's interview with game designer Dan Berger on his upcoming title, Hands in the Sea.

 Chris Hahn's imaginative Magnesia scenario.
Non-members interested in joining the Society can find more info at the SoA homepage here: or here.