Monday, 16 March 2015

Beware the Ides of March.

 DBAv.3 arrived the other day.
 It is quite a leap from the original from 25 years ago.
 DBA is not the most photogenic game.
 Yesterday I played Marian Romans versus Marian Romans in honour of the date.
 The red general I deemed to be Julius Caesar.
 He kept getting beaten.
 His opponent had an elephant but it didn't do much.
I had a couple of games with these forces and then brought out a Pontic army which managed to kill Caesar!. Bad day for him.


  1. Hi Paul, is good to see you playing DBA!
    Did you like the new version?

    1. Yes Cesar, it plays well, I used to be very keen on DBA 20-25 years ago so I took the opportunity to upgrade when I saw the new version. I was very pleased to see you named in the book as a playtest contributor.


  2. Unfortunately I do not have the DBA 3.0 book yet. Apparently my copy got lost. The retailer told me he will send me another but, I am still waiting for it. So I have not played this new version yet.
    Are you sure I am in the playtesters list? It must be a mistake! Because I did not take part.
    I answered the call for playtest the DBA-HX 3.0 variant and I was included in the mail list, but frankly speaking I did not contributed much to the process.

    I am currently playing DBA Online. I really like it, specially because it allows me to play daily with my son, who is doing post-grade studies in Vancouver. We used to play DBA 1.1 when he was a child.
    It took him some time to installed the software because it is too old and does not run easily in modern computers. But he finally find the way and now we can share some moments playing everyday.

    I hope you post more DBA battle reports, I am a big fan of the game.

    1. Cesar, I must apologise, I saw your name listed on Robert Madrigals (Timurilank) DBA-HX 3.0 1700-1850 variant as a playtester and mixed it all up in my head.
      I really must be getting old!!!.

  3. Oh don't worry Paul, things like this happen to me all the time. :-)