I had been vaguely aware of the Society of Ancients for some time, having stopped by their website a time or two but leaving without really getting too interested and quite unsure of what they did or how that would apply to me. I have however joined recently after speaking with several fellow wargamers and bloggers - many of whom write articles for the society's magazine.
The Society offers discounts at several popular miniature manufacturers, operates a very active members-only forum that I was very impressed with and publishes the bi-monthly magazine Slingshot.
I received my first issue of Slingshot earlier this week and I was blown away by the quality of the publication, the historical-analysis and the sheer enjoyment I got out of reading the articles and columns. The magazine (and the Society as a whole I think) does a fantastic job of walking that delicate line between existing as a purely a historical intellectual exercise and being all-about wargaming. It does both, from what I can tell so far, very well.
If you are interested in ancient history, if you currently play ancient wargames, or if you have dreams and plans of painting an ancient army then I highly recommend you discover the Society of Ancients.