We have made a number of classic articles from old Slingshots available as free PDF downloads from our on-line store - if you want to download them just click on the 'Add to Cart' button and when you checkout you will then be given a link to allow you to download a free PDF of the original article.

More articles will be added to this archive gradually over time.

 

 

 

Slingshot Classics - the case against points

A thought provoking reprint from the archives, debating the cons of points based army selection systems.  Written by Gareth Griffiths, this article originally appeared in Slingshot 260 in September 2008.

 

 

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Slingshot Index 1965-2019

The indefatigable Richard Jeffrey-Cook has updated the Slingshot index so that it now covers the whole of the period from 1965-2019.

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Slingshot Classics - Cannae refought with Legion, Armati and DBM

Cannae refought with three different rules systems, and comparisons of how well those rules systems captured the historical battle.

 

 

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Slingshot Classics - Braveheart

A reprinting of Paul V. Walsh's article from Slingshot 196 in March 1996; examining the historical background behind the myth of William Wallace.

 

 

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Slingshot Classics - Hannibal's Legions

An article by Patrick Waterson from Slingshot 269 examining the evidence for the fighting syle of the veteran troops that Hannibal is recorded as having re-equipped with captured Roman equipment during the Second Punic War.

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Slingshot Classics - Zama

Another reprint from the vaults, this time Patrick Waterson's analysis of Hannibal's last battle from Slingshot 262 in January 2009.

 

 

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Slingshot Classics - The Empire is Dead, Long Live the Army

An article by Justin Swanton from Slingshot 300 summarizing a long and interesting thread on the SoA Forum about the survival of the Roman army in the Western half of the Roman Empire after the 'official' end of the empire in AD 476.

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Slingshot Classics - Go, Go Guti

Another in Justin's sequence of classic articles from old Slingshots, is Go, Go Guti - Wargaming in the Early Bronze Age with Zagros Highlanders by Steve Neate, originally published in Slingshot 222 in May 2002.

 

 

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Slingshot Classics - Bosworth

 

After the success of this year's Battle Day and looking forward to next year's (Bosworth), a reprint of an article from 1985 by John Graham-Leigh on refighting the battle, to give you some ideas on how to handle the complex set of alliances and betrayal that make this such an interesting battle.

 

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Slingshot Classics - Rioting in Alexandria

The first in a series of reprints of classic articles from old Slingshots which we are now making available as downloads from the website.  This is an article from Slingshot 27 by Ed Mills, outlining a clever rule framework for gaming mob clashes in the ancient world.

 

 

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