About Slingshot

Slingshot is a bi-monthly publication, distributed to members of the Society of Ancients as part of their membership subscription. 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 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. Our quality publication showcases the written contributions from our membership and features original pen and ink artwork.

A PDF index of Slingshot, covering all issues from 1965 to 2010, is available from our Downloads page.

Current Issue (Slingshot 295 – July/August 2014)

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Slingshot 295 is at the printers.

Containing articles on
  • A Siege in the Desert, by Nicholas Spratt
  • All at Sea – A Viking Ship from a Toy, by Anthony Clipsom
  • America’s Greek Connection, by Mike Haran
  • Visiting Old Sarum, by Peter Barham
  • War, Games and Wargames (3), by Richard Taylor
  • The Crosby Garrett Helmet, by Stephen Ede-Borrett
  • Book Reviews, by Mick Hession, Karl Heinz Ranitzsch, Duncan Head & Luke Ueda-Sarson
  • Mesopotamian Notelets (5), by Alastair McBeath
  • Magnesia: Modified and Muddied, by Chris Hahn
  • The Stuttgart Psalter, by Roy Boss
  • 1166 And All That (3) - King Henry, by Mick Hession
  • Hands in the Sea – An Interview with the Designer, by Aaron Bell
Slingshot is issued 6 times a year to members of the Society of Ancients.

Subscription currently costs £24 for six issues. You can subscribe through the store at the Society's website, http://soa.org.uk