Buy Dba Simple Ancient and Medieval Wargaming Rules Including Dbsa and Dba by John Curry, Phil Barker, Richard De Bellis Magistrorum Militum. Public. De Bellis Antiquitatis DBA. Welcome to De Bellis Antiquitatis. A community for all things related to the DBx family of games including; DBA, DBM, DBMM. Welcome to De Bellis Antiquitatis. A community for all Nice little intro to the rules of DBA Photo. DBA DBA First Impressions! Photo. DBA First.

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I only own the first edition rules and play only when Tom runs a game, so don’t own 3. Of the Wars of Antiquity is a fast play set of rules for the hobby of historical miniature wargamingparticularly ancient and medieval wargaming in the period BC to AD. This was a major discussion topic when the rule was first proposed. Mixing bow with Pike formations was not. If you have any questions or comments regarding grading or anything else, please send e-mail to nobleknight nobleknight.

I’m fine with blades providing side support. Anyway, I’ve decided to retire from antlquitatis DBA career with my 6 game winning streak intact. The French began dismounting to avoid English arrows long before the advent of stakes.

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These rules allow entire armies to be represented antiqjitatis less than 50 figures. Achieving a roll twice as high as your opponent generally destroys that opponent, with lesser successes merely pushing the opponent back out of the line of battle.

I assume the “defeat” of the English archers he’s referring to is Verneuil Richard Wadge has just produced an beklis modern treatment — see also my article in Great Battles. Email notifications for threads you want ajtiquitatis watch closely. I hadn’t thought to associate Ps with another specific element, so “No”; I didn’t think a Ps should be directly affected if a nearby friendly element were destroyed.


De bellis antiquitatis 2. Also note that in one of the rare major defeats of English archers the ground was baked too hard for them to use their stakes. My friend uses them as Achaemenids. It seems that you are not. On the other hand, bow and pike will fight best with the Pikes in a anitquitatis, to chew apart heavy foot, whil the bows can help keep lights and mounted off the pike flanks.

The irony is that Barker and I share a common background.

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Perhaps someone else de bellis antiquitatis 2. The English archers were not defeated and in fact decisively intervened to save their men bfllis arms as they also did at Agincourt Unable to load more. It’s probably the best synthesis of combined arms tactics for ancient and medieval battle. If that were not true then we would indeed read ve the great “Sword and Shot” wars of the 16th and 17th centuries. NKE for instance has one optional 4Bd.

The only thing that doesn’t make sense and which nobody has addressed nor will they is why Blades are granted a SPECIAL form of side support for Bows while Spears and Pikes do not receive that special side support benefit. This page was last edited on 30 Antlquitatisat I won’t like to see this community disappear. I don’t call all those that criticize DBA ignorant.

In DC we played a lot of “Might of Arms” and I always felt that .22 did a much better job of differentiating between troop types and getting their relationships right. I want to be clear. Combat is resolved per-element, in the order desired by the active player. Wait while more posts are being loaded. Spear and Pike are forward-focusing, and seem to have had less agility as formations.


Yes, the English dismounted. If excessively worn, they will be marked as “tray worn. He rode horses to gain insight into the period and I’ve practiced a number of martial arts including full contact sparring and kendo ritualized Japanese combat wearng armor. The developers of DBA depended on primary sources and specalist works covering the various periods of the four books of DBX. That is sooo totally backwards it couldn’t be more wrong. Tom and Joe cited themselves as the secondary sources who read primary sources.

It does not apply to Fast as they represent more mobile and antiwuitatis cohesive troops. A flexible, fast-playing set of miniatures rules. Still in the original factory shrink wrap, with condition visible through shrink noted.

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You do realize that DBA’s troop types are based on troop psychology and not their weaponry. My Germans lost awfully attempting to push across a non-paltry medium river.

Archived from the original on Players then alternate bounds. Secondly it covers Blade and Bow combinations which historialy proved very effective aganist foot.

May have flaws such as tears, pen marks or highlighting, large creases, stains, marks, a loose map, etc. Would they be destroyed if the element they evaded behind was destroyed? I imagine Blade as having less rigid formation, which is why they get chewed up by charging Knights.