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 2015, is available from our Downloads page.

 The Golden Years of Slingshot, 1965-2015, on DVD

SLINGSHOT, the bi-monthly journal of the Society, is the most admired publication in its field. This DVD includes every Slingshot produced from 1965 to 2015. It constitutes an invaluable resource of over 13,000 pages about ancient and medieval history and wargaming. The collection is fully indexed and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or later.

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Slingshot 282, May/June 2012

48 pages, containing articles on:

  • Editorial: Slings & Arrows
  • The Butcher’s Dog, by Edward Harvey
  • Carthaginian Citizens in Arms, by Jim Webster
  • A Short History of the Iberian Peninsula from 400 to 1100AD – Part 1: Prelude, by Robert Heiligers
  • The Role of the Master of Dragons , Part 2, by Jim Sye
  • Scramble - A Tale of Two Tournaments, by Martin Myers
  • DBA Competition Reports, by Martin Smith & Richard Pulley
  • Kadesh with Command & Colors: Ancients, by Andrew Lawrence
  • Very Very Little Wars: Experiments in wargaming with 6mm figures, hexagons and a spreadsheet, by David Kay
  • Exercitus: A Personal Rules Solution for Legion verses Phalanx, by Adrian Nayler
  • Book Review, Warfare in the Medieval World, Reviewed by Anthony Clipsom
  • Book Reviews, by Mark Watson

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Slingshot 281, March/April 2012

48 pages, containing articles on:

  • Editorial: Slings & Arrows
  • Guardroom
  • The Seventh Crusade, by Keith Hawkesford
  • The Role of the Master of Dragons (Part 1), by Jim Sye 
  • East Roman Cavalry Warfare and Tactics, c. 410-641, Part 3, by Ilkka ‘Ike’ Syvänne
  • Ruleset Round Table, Version 2.0, edited by Mark Watson
  • The Third, Fourth and Fifth Dynasties of Ur will Emerge Victorious!: the 2011 Victorian Field of Glory Championship, by Steven Neate
  • Figure Reviews, by Aaron Bell & David Edwards
  • Book Reviews, by Mark Watson

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Slingshot 280, January/February 2012

48 pages, containing articles on:

  • War Elephant, by Patrick Waterson 
  • East Roman Cavalry Warfare and Tactics, c. 410-641 Part 2, by Ilkka ‘Ike’ Syvänne
  • The Golden Age of the Franks (751-843 AD) Part 5, by Robert Heiligers 
  • Sound the Trumpets, by David Edwards 
  • Naval Battles of the Lamian War 323-322 BC, by Rob Brennan 
  • A Moonlit Night at the Ilian Palladium, by Alastair McBeath 
  • Do-It-Yourself Transfers, by Lawrence Greaves 
  • Problems with DBA, by Richard Gill 
  • Where Less is More: Improvements in the Use of Field of Glory, by Steven Neate
  • DBA in New Zealand - Reflections on 2011, by Keith McNelly 
  • The English DBA Open, October 2011, by Martin Smith 
  • ‘On they went with loud shouts...’, Society of Ancients Battle Day 2012: Plataea 479 BC, by Richard Lockwood and Daivid Barnsdale
  • Rules, Book and Game Reviews

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Slingshot 2012 Back Issues

6 back issues, from 280 to 285 inclusive, for £5

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Slingshot 2011 Back Issues

6 back issues, from 274 to 279 inclusive, for £5

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The Golden Years of Slingshot, 1965-2015, on DVD - £35

 

SLINGSHOT, the bi-monthly journal of the Society, is the most admired publication in its field. This DVD includes every Slingshot produced from 1965 to 2015. It constitutes an invaluable resource of over 13,000 pages about ancient and medieval history and wargaming. The collection is fully indexed and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or later.

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45 Years of Slingshot, 2006-2010, CD Upgrade

 

The 2006-2010 CD is aimed at anyone who has the 40-year Slingshot CD/DVD (from the first beginnings to the end of 2005) and wants the next five years without spending £35 for the 45-year DVD.  The CD itself contains all issues from 2006 to 2010, issues 244 to 273 inclusive.  Choose your issue using a new and eye-catching sliding graphic display of issue covers, and right-click on the cover of your chosen issue to view the contents in a down-scrolling pdf.

 

 

This CD is also the only way - apart from ordering the 45-year DVD - to obtain 2006 and 2009 Slingshot back issues.

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45 Years of Slingshot, 2011-2015, CD Upgrade - £18

 

The 2011-2015 CD is aimed at anyone who has the DVD and/or CD collections of Slingshot up to 2010 and wants the next five years without spending £35 for the Golden Years DVD.  All the issues for the years covered are available in PDF form.

 

 

 

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Additional Material for the Argonautica Articles, by Alistair McBeath

 

This is a downloadable PDF that contains a wealth of additional material by Alistair McBeath for his excellent Argnoautica series of articles in Slingshot.  

It's pretty large (15Mb) so you will need to download it from Cartloom by clicking on the Add To Cart link below (don't worry - it's still free).  

 

 

 

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