Thursday, 31 October 2019

The Fourth Wargaming Magazine

It is usual to state (as I did in this post) that there are 3 glossy magazines supporting our hobby. I think this is mistaken. I was forgetting that there is a fourth, namely the magazine of the Society of Ancients, Slingshot.

Cracking cover!

Now, some of you (like me in the past) may be under the impression that Slingshot contains rather arcane articles that have more to do with archaeology and academia than wargaming, and that it's all rather too, well, specialist. There may have been some truth in that in the past, but in my experience, no longer. 

The magazine as I have experienced it over the last 2 years, and especially recently under the enlightened and professional-level editorship of Justin Swanton, contains an excellent mix of historical information, wargaming battle reports, analysis of wargaming practices, and reviews of books and rules. Frankly indispensable if you are an Ancient Wargamer.

Of course, you can't get it in Smith's, but you can buy individual copies or subscribe. Check out the SoA website here.

In conclusion - highly recommended!


Jonathan Freitag said...

Slingshot is the only wargaming magazine to which I subscribe. I have been a subscriber for a very long time. You are quite right about wargaming content. There seems to be wargaming content in every issue and the Battle Day is a highlight for me. Well worth the price of admission.

Steve J. said...

I've never considered this magazine, but will so for the future. Thanks for the 'heads up'.

Keith Flint said...

Happy to lend you few copies next time we meet up.

Steve J. said...

Thanks Keith and will certainly take you up on the offer.

Backpackbrewer said...

thanks Keith....missed this reference to Slingshot. And yes Justin is a maestro