Warlord Games OfferOur 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!
See our Special Offers page for more details.
Slingshot 288 AvailableThe latest issue of Slingshot, the bi-monthly magazine of the Society of Ancients, arrived with members some time ago. Individual copies are now available to buy from the store.
About the SocietyThe Society of Ancients is an international amateur society for the promotion of the study of ancient and medieval military history and wargaming the period 3000 BC to 1500 AD. It is run by volunteers for the benefit of its worldwide membership. The Society publishes a bi-monthly journal, Slingshot, and sponsors various events, including wargames tournaments.
The Society was formed in 1965 by Tony Bath with 20 or so founder members. Our membership is now over 1100 worldwide. The Society is not run for profit but is supported by and exists for the benefit of its members and to promote Ancient military history and wargaming. Membership is open to all, renewable annually.
All finances are ploughed back to improve services and add value. We have also been active in establishing links with the commercial side of our hobby and now members have access to discounts from a range of figure traders, specialist books and games.
The Society publishes its journal, Slingshot, 6 times a year. Most of the content is contributed by Society members on a wide range of items related to Ancient and Medieval military history and wargaming.
There are historical articles, reviews, letters, game design ideas, as well as the usual discussion on various wargames rules. Competition results and the occasional battle report are also published. Slingshot is designed to showcase the written contributions from our membership and features original pen and ink artwork.
Coming Soon - Operation Balearic
Selected Slingshot back issues will be available for the bargain price of £5 (£4 for members) + p&p. That's a year's worth of Slingshots for the price of only one magazine. Only available until the end of June or while stocks last.
Membership Secretary availabilityWe are letting the Membership Secretary have a month off for good behaviour, so he won't be available to process manual membership requests between the 11th of December and the 12th of January. So if you need to renew manually over Christmas, try and get your request in early.
How to Join the SocietyIt's very easy to join -– just go to the main store page, add a membership to your cart and check out using Paypal. You don't need to be an existing Paypal account holder to submit a payment. You can alternatively download a postal membership form here.
BattleDay 2014 - Montaperti!
From BattleDay coordinator Richard Lockwood:
The Battle for 2014 has now been chosen as Montaperti 1260 AD - Guelf vs Ghibellines. The venue will be the usual one in Bletchley, and the date will be Saturday 29th March 2014.
Full details on the BattleDay page.
Battle Day 2013 – Chalons!From Battleday coordinator Richard Lockwood:
We had a very successul 2013 Battle Day at our usual venue in Bletchley. Over 75 wargamers gathered on fourteen wargames tables to refight the Battle of Chalons 451 AD, using many different sets of rules.
The Black Hat Miniatures Prize for Best Overall Game was awarded to the Comitatus game run by Simon MacDowall. It looked good, and a lot of players were generating noise and generally having a good time playing it.
The Magister Mlilitum Prize for Best Terrain was awarded to Mark Craddock for his very impressive layout for the Epic Armati game. Many thanks to both sponsors for their generous support again.
Many thanks to all who attended and made the day such a success.
Watch this space for news of the 2014 battle, and join the debate over which battle we should choose on the Society Forum.
More details can be found here.