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Warlord Games Offer

Our 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.
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Slingshot 291 is now being sent out

Slingshot 291 is now being dispatched. Details can be seen here.
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About the Society

The 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.

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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. Click here!

Planet Ancients

The "one stop shop" for blog feeds from Society members is now available, formatted in line with the rest of the site, and can also be followed via email and RSS. To request your blog be added, go to the Contact Us page and let us know: set the topic to AddMyBlog!

How to Join the Society

It'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.

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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.