The Society Of Ancients

The Society of Ancients is a long-established 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, containing a wide range of items related to Ancient and Medieval military history and wargaming contributed by Society members.  It organises various events, including an annual games day and members' conference, and runs a wargames championship.  The Society also publishes a number of games and booklets which are available from our web store.

An introduction to the Society is also available on YouTube.

Membership is open to all, and lasts for 6 issues of Slingshot.


The Lance & Longbow Society

Our aim is to promote the military history of the high and late middle ages, through to the early renaissance. We hope to appeal to all needs, including wargamers, re-enactors, amateur historians and heralds. We cover the period from 1040 to 1526 which is round about the time of the decline of the longbow in the early 16th century.


The Lance and Longbow Society has now been running for over 28 years and produces 6 issues of the highly praised journal The Hobilar per membership year, this may by more than 12 months. This contains articles and comments from the membership and is enhanced by a colour section.

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The Pike & Shot Society

Founded in 1973, the Pike and Shot Society is an international organization that promotes interest in the warfare of the Early Modern Period, a time that saw radical change in the way in which wars were fought world-wide. Its main activity is the publication of its highly respected bi-monthly journal Arquebusier as well as specialist books, monographs and booklets.