Friday, November 14, 2014

Slingshot 296 arriving with subscribers

We are reliably informed that Slingshot 296 has begun popping up in members' letterboxes, right on schedule, so that's some good news for November!

Here's what we have to look forward to in this edition:
  • Knife through Butter: The Macedonian Cavalry Wedge, by Justin Swanton
  • War, Games and Wargames (4), by Richard Taylor
  • Destrier Rides Again! by Matthew Bennett
  • Slingshot Book and Game Review, by John Hastings, Mick Hession and John Curry
      And there are four reports from the Society's Battle Day, on Montaperti, 1261 AD:
  • using Armati, by Mark Fry
  • using Ironbow, by David Edwards and Andrew Fisher
  • using DBMM, by Peter Kershaw
  • using SAGA, by Tim Parsons and Ross Bigley
Here are some previews of the articles in this edition (click to enlarge).

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The editor is always looking for more articles, photographs and art, so feel free to contact him through if you have an idea.

In other news the second in our series of Classic Slingshot Articles, "Solo Campaigning" by John Graham-Leigh, from issue 192 (back in 1997!), is online here. More articles will follow shortly.

Also, all remaining pre-2011 Slingshots are now available at £5 per year's set. If you are interested in picking up cheap hard copies of older Slingshot bundles, more information can be found here.

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