About the Society

The Society of Ancients is a long-established 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, containing a wide range of items related to Ancient and Medieval military history and wargaming contributed by Society members.  It organises various events, including an annual games day and members' conference, and runs a wargames championship.  The Society also publishes a number of games and booklets which are available from our web store.

An introduction to the Society is also available on YouTube.

Membership is open to all, and lasts for 6 issues of Slingshot.



Front cover of the Domino Double Header rules booklet

Domino Double Header


The 2011 bonus game, now available for separate purchase, actually includes two games: an Elephant in the Room, by Graham Evans, and Greyhound in the Slips, by Phil Steele. They require several sets of dominoes (not provided).

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The pack contains two award winning Society of Ancients participation games, ‘The Elephant in the Room’ and ‘Greyhounds in the Slips’. Based on Graham Hockley’s ‘Anno Domino’, both feature a random combat system using dominoes rather than dice or cards.

‘The Elephant in the Room’ by Graham Evans challenges a group of Roman skirmishers to drive off or kill a Carthaginian war elephant. Multi-player/solo.

‘Greyhounds in the Slips’ by Phil Steele follows Shakespeare’s Henry V as he assaults the breach at Harfleur. 2 Players.

The pack contains rules, boards, cards and fold up soldiers for both games. You will need some sets of dominoes – 2 for GitS, preferably 4 (though 2 will work) for TEitR.

The Society needs you!

The Society of Ancients is a volunteer organisation, and relies on its members.  It's very easy to join -– just go to the join page, add a membership to your cart and check out using Paypal.  You can alternatively download a postal membership form.  Membership costs £27 for 6 issues of Slingshot (normally a year).


Membership now runs for six issues from the point that you subscribe from, rather than annually.  The Join page will tell you the first issue you will receive and your membership number will tell you the issue after which you need to renew.  Renewal is easy - just purchase a new subscription in the webstore and the membership secretary will match up your details.