The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


The Ordnance Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Tzavaras as our new Journal Editor. Andrew is from Greensboro, North Carolina and is currently reading for his DPhil at New College, Oxford. He is researching Italian galley fleets in the 16th and early 17th century (especially around the Battle of Lepanto); and in placing them in context within the larger balance of military power in the Mediterranean amidst the “great powers” of the time: the Spanish Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Andrew has been co-opted to the board and has been in touch with Steve Walton in the USA, who has volunteered to help with proof-reading. If you would like to contact Andrew regarding articles for future Journals, please use, in the interim,

The Board would like to wish Andrew success in his new role and look forward to his first Journal, which will consist of the papers from our “Guns From The Sea III” conference.


Our first trip this year is to the Weapons Collection at the British Army Small Arms School in Warminster – an amazing opportunity for hands-on access for pretty much every personal and light support weapon you’ve ever heard of, including some unique prototypes. The trip will be on Wednesday 14th February.   Places are limited, so if you are interested, contact the visits secretary: –