25/05/2015 at 23:11 #24951
I am slowly playing chronologically through the Peter Sides scenario books to playtest my own fast play ancient rules. I have not been doing much of these in the last 12 months, but hope to speed up again as I have regained some mojo (I also hope to restart testing out different ancient rules on a 2’x’2′ table – I have done 27 but want to do more!). I have just done the Hellespont and the battle report is on the blog:
Here is Eumenes (the 2 cavalry units) attacking on his left flank against the enemy heavy cavalry:26/05/2015 at 00:46 #24953War PandaParticipant
I never know when you post these but you mentioned elsewhere so I came over for a laugh but to my disappointment I found the whole thing rather brilliant!
Loved it. Easy to follow the battle and found myself excited to learn how it would go. Was a nice touch to add the Links to the historical background of the battle also.
Thanks for educating the ignorant and entertaining the audience Shaun 🙂
“The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”26/05/2015 at 01:26 #24955
Now now, I played the hell out of DBA , DBM back in the day and still have most of my painted 15mm armies. If my camera and computer like each other I’ll post some pics on my Facebook…Oh an I bought but have yet to read or play DBA 3.0.26/05/2015 at 02:54 #24957
Pics of my Ottoman Turks posted on my Facebook.26/05/2015 at 06:39 #24960Piyan GlupakParticipant
Thank you to the original poster, Shaun Travers. It looks extremely interesting for me. I used to like DBA, and still like version 2.2 and the 2.2+ variant, but I have a different opinion of the latest version (3.0). I don’t live near other wargamers now, so something with a built-in solo-play module that uses similar resources (including space and time) grabs my eye.26/05/2015 at 06:51 #24963
Kyote – I played a fair bit of DBM when it came out, but cannot get enthused about DBA. I do have the DBA 3.0 rulebook though and will have to get a game in the next few years, just to see how it plays!
Panda – you need to look up RSS feeds – that is how I know when you post something 🙂
Richard – the rules have a dim distant relationship to Two Hour Wargames Rally Round the King. Very distant but the the basic solo play is based on reactions to being fired on, being charged and a result of melee. I have done some actual solo rules for ancient game – a fully programmable opponent – but they have not been heavily tested. I have included them in the rules that can be downloaded. The 5 game test I did last year with the programmable opponent is here:26/05/2015 at 07:07 #24964
I liked DBA more than DBM as I thought it more chess like and can be played in 30 min. or less. The D-6 command control is brilliant and the paper rock scissors is way cool. I tried FOG but could not get into it.26/05/2015 at 08:03 #24966
I could talk for hours about ancient rules. FOG I found is ordinary. The 1d6 for command I do not like too much but never minded when there are three or more “commands”. I do like the rock paper scissors but miss the DBM differentiation of (S) and (I). In reality, I prefer other rules!
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