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the chink between03 Jun 2022 4:20 a.m. PST

The Society of Ancients magazine, Slingshot 339, is with the printers and should land in SoA member's postboxes in the next few days! Here is the cover picture, together with a list of the contents and a short summary of each article , or go to the SoA news page. (If you aren't already a member of The Society of Ancients , you can read about and join the society here.)

Horse -"Jeepers! Careful mate, you could have my eye out with that!"

President's Foreword

The view from the president's chair. This time without the bragging about some Galatians.

Adrianople with Comitatus by Simon Macdowall

Published hot on the heels of his previous article about design considerations for gaming Adrianople, we start with Simon Macdowall's report on his own refight of Adrianople at the SoA Battleday using his Comitatus rule set.

Pikes across the Millennia Part 2 by Philip Sabin

The second part of Philip Sabin's exploration of the rise, fall, rise … etc. of the pike as a battlefield weapon by comparing two pike battles, widely separated in history. This time we have Gabiene from 316/5 BC and Lützen which occurred AD 1632.

10mm miniatures and an odyssey to wargame Dark Age Britain in the ‘Age of Arthur' by Dave Hollin

Those who visit the SOA forums will probably know of Dave Hollin's enthusiasm for 10mm miniatures. Here Dave describes his lockdown project to build a brand-new Dark Ages army in this scale. Enthusiasm or is it more than that? You be the judge.

The Lamian War Part 1 by Björn Floderus

Alexander the Great's death created a huge power vacuum in his newly created empire. He didn't have an adult heir and there were no male relatives that were considered fit enough to rule. Confusion reigned among his generals. Who was in command? Who was going to be the next king? Read on to find out but beware, it may lead to unplanned figure purchases!

Interview with Hervé Caille by Gordon Garrad

Hervé is a French wargamer who has been publishing rules since 2008. He started with WW2 rules, helped translate Field of Glory into French, and then moved to writing the popular L'Art de le Guerre rules, now in their 4th Edition. He has also written rules for Napoleonic wargames.

Alexander's Successors at War: How Eumenes Defeated the World's Most Famous Commander by Tristan Hughes

When Alexander the Great died, on 11 June 323 BC, he left behind one of the largest empires the world had yet seen. An empire that theoretically stretched from Greece to the Indus River Valley. But by the spring of 320, less than three years later, this empire was in chaos. A great Macedonian civil war had erupted, fought between several leading figures who had come to the fore following Alexander's death. The First Successor War was underway. Tristan Hughes takes us through these tumultuous events in an article that provides plenty of information for those interested in exploring this gaming opportunity.

Slingshot Book & Game Reviews

This issue, a review of:

Leuctra 371 BC: The Destruction of Spartan Dominance written by Murray Dahm and illustrated by Seán Ó'Brógáin. Reviewed by Steve Neate.

The Iliad and the Odyssey: The Trojan War: Tragedy and Aftermath by Jan Parker. Reviewed by Jim Webster.

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