Rather, it arrived in the office today. It arrived in Manila on March 28 then spent until April 4 making its way the 5 kilometres from the airport to Makati where the office is. Still, it is an anticipated read every two months and with postal times, it gives me a wargaming fix between the digital editions of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy turning up.
Also, in perfect timing, it arrived immediately before lunch, so it was sandwiches today, manageable in one hand and no dangling bits flicking chilli sauce everywhere and spotting magazine and shirt. Sandwiches also left one hand free.
So, what is in this read?
The issue starts off with a continued “fiery” discussion of the New Chronology of Egyptian Dynasties as well as the Jebel Barkal temple. Both these discussions have been moved to the SOA forum to keep relevance and stop us all hanging on for two months for the counter-arguments or the gracious folding of a position.
Aaron Bell discusses the Battle of Thapsus between Caesar and the Pompeian forces there led by Scipio and Juba. While a battle I knew of, for some reason I had never really got around to reading about it in detail. Lunch stretched a little past the hour today.
Of particular interest to me is David Kay’s use of 3D printing to produce 6mm accessories. Now that honourable number two son has a 3D printer and is printing Dystoptian War type vessels I may pay more attention that when he is telling me than in the past.
The refighting of the Battle of Arausio with DBA from Andy Offer was also interesting to me.
Of a high interest as well is the item by Periklis Deligiannis in the Battle of the Kalka River. After a fair time living in Mongolia I still have an interest in Mongol goings on. I also have this battle at home in a board game which I have not even punched the counters on. I may get that down off the shelf this weekend – the article is tonight’s post dinner reading.
Also including in Slingshot 323 is:
- Over by Vespers: a Mediaeval Scenario Game – by Anthony Clipsom
- Inventing Early Bronze Age Scenarios – by Steven Neate
- The Long, the Short and the Flat: the Origin of the Longbow – by Anthony Clipsom
- Slingshot Figure Reviews: 15mm early Imperial Roman Equites Auxiliares – by Mark Grindlay
- Slingshot Figure Reviews: 28mm Viking Age Scots – by Thane Maxwell
- Slingshot Book & Game Reviews: Roman Heavy Cavalry (1) – by Duncan Head
- Slingshot Book & Game Reviews: Ptolemy I Soter, a Self-made Man – by Jim Webster
- Slingshot Book & Game Reviews: Pandemic, Fall of Rome – by Gavin Pearson
If you are not a member of the Society of Ancients but have an interest in Ancient History and in particular wargaming, the Society’s membership fee is well worth the cost. Recommended.