Tuesday, 24 March 2015

More DBA 3

 Anglo-Danish versus Normans.
 I've been enjoying this game. I've used Gallic, Spanish, Marian Romans and Pontic forces in recent days.
 The speed of play takes a little getting used to though.
 I used to play 24 element armies and most of my armies have at least 24 elements. Some have many more from being expanded for DBM. I never really enjoyed DBM though.
 Several years ago I rebased some of my armies onto 80mm wide bases but I was not pleased with the plain flocked appearance. Recently I found some very nicely based 80mm elements here  http://balagan.info/romans-versus-iberian-two-big-base-dba-battle-reports and was quite inspired to copy them.
 So the plan at present is to rebase and play on a 120cm square table.
 I reckon if DBA felt too fast I could still use the elements as units for Hail Caesar of Kings of War. After payday I'll send for some MDF bases and sand.
Irregular Miniatures 15mm Saxons, the Normans are TTM and now available from 15mm.co.uk .

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.