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.


 

 

Strategos II for PC

£5

Computer based version of Strategos II - note this is a game, not a digital version of the Strategos II rules. Programmed by Richard Jeffrey-Cook.

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Empire (Revised Edition)

£7.50

The 2009 bonus game. A grand strategic simulation game of the Macedonian and Punic Wars from 350 to 150 BC, by Philip Sabin.

Now reprinted and available once again.

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legion rulebook cover

Legion - NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN

£15

The 2015 revision of Phil Sabin's grand-tactical classic Legion. Features fully redesigned art work, colour board and counters and 36 historical battle scenarios.

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The Saxon Shore is Burning

£15

A popular game of the Society of Ancients, the artwork has been entirely redone in full colour and the size of the mapboard and counters doubled in size in this new deluxe edition.

 

Here is an extract from the rulebook:

 

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The game consists of a map, tables, 400 counters (some spares and extras are also included) and these rules.  You will also need a six-sided die.

 

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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).

Renewal

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.