: WRG: De Bellis Antiquitatis Miniature Rules, Version Toys & Games. The latest version of De Bellis Antiquitatis, or DBA for short, is version and is available in a page hardback. What is this latest version about and what will . A complement to WRG ‘De Bellis Antiquitatis’ (DBA) Rules has 30 battles with This new Version further refines the game system and features an expanded .

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Note that since results are applied immediately, shrewd players resolve combats whose results can give them advantages against other elements in future combats. DBA is about fighting battles, not skirmishes; it just uses fewer miniatures to achieve this.

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Archived from the original on There are of course several other changes, too many to describe here. Players then alternate bounds. Changes in rear rank support to provide greater consistency with historical depths. The rule mechanisms were [in ] then entirely new. Randy Burnett rated it really bsllis it Apr 22, Hopefully this short primer on DBA 3.

An introduction of solid and fast ratings to better model the antoquitatis between some troops. Back inwhen first released, DBA took the wargaming community by storm. They started from the assumptions that the results of command decisions could be shown rather than the minutia of how orders were communicated dd interpreted, that the proportions of different troops fielded were decided by availability within their culture and not cost-effectiveness against the current opponent, that differences between troops of the same class and era were relatively unimportant, and that most shooting regardless of theoretical weapon range was at very short distances.


Soon armies in my then local gaming group were being formed to refight the battles of Alexander the Great or those of the Wars of the Roses and the Norman Conquest all of which seemed unachievable antiquitatix DBA as hundreds of figures needed to be collected and painted.

Of the Wars of Antiquity is a fast play set of rules for brllis hobby of historical miniature wargamingparticularly ancient and medieval wargaming in the period BC to AD.

De Bellis Antiquitatis Version 3.0

Below, two armies Greek armies deployed on the table during a refight of the battle of 2nd Mantinea, fought in BC. To see what your friends thought of this book, please antiquitahis up.

Retrieved from ” https: PIPs are the spots on a die. Additional terrain types such as gullies, rough going and a range of built up areas to provide more variety. After making any such desired moves, the players then conduct combat, both ranged and close combat, adjudicated in the order specified by the active player. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. PIPs simulate though not model the difficulties of command and control during a battle, and players find that once battle is joined, they often need to spend all of their available PIPs shoring up their battle line, with few PIPs left over for maneuver of un-engaged elements.


The rules also include diagrams and over army lists. Doug is currently reading it Bllis 06, Physically, an element consists of a rectangular base with be,lis or more figures or models attached. This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat Want to Read saving…. Johann Mogeritsch marked it as to-read Apr 08, A revised terrain placement system producing a less player customised battlefield which enhances the game.

Combat is resolved per-element, in the order desired by the active player. The DBA gaming table is a flat surface which for 15mm scale figures is typically mm by mm and you will see this sized table, along with my 15mm troops, featured on this site. Ancient wargaming was revolutionised. Belis this you add terrain pieces. A major change to DBA 3.

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vellis As with earlier versions the surface of the game board is by default clear and open terrain. Wargame rule sets Miniatures games. Deployment changes to encourage historical troop deployment. Together with the full rule set, this edition features an expanded set of army lists detailing hundreds of armies from BC to AD, supported by detailed notes to inspire and inform new and veteran DBA players alike.