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    Brasidas19004
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    Got my copy of DBA 3.0 a while back, and was barely able to read thru it. It has many lovely features and the explanation of design goals is really interesting. Unfortunately, it has now passed into the level of a medium complexity set of rules, perhaps even high complexity. It reminds me a lot of DBR in terms of design. Did a review upon receipt in 2014…

    http://darkages40and25.blogspot.com/2014/11/dba-30-completely-unbiased-review.html

    …and TRULY intended to play soon but it just didn’t happen. Instead, I got wrapped up in the lovely Kings of War set of rules and did a fantasy 28mm league at the FLGS, and never returned to the project.

    Having played DBA since the beginning, I found I now needed another fast-play set of ancients. I have used my spin on Neil Thomas’ OHW and AMW rules for some time, and that’s been fine for 25mm. But now looking to get the 15s back on the table, and perhaps do some fun competing here and there.

    Anyone have thoughts on the new Triumph! rules? Especially interested if you are playing them, of course.

    Thanks!

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    vtsaogames
    vtsaogames
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    Played them once and like them. But also like DBA 3.0. It’s gotten more complex but still gives a 60 minute game or less most of the time. Also, our group needs only one set of simple pre-gunpowder rules so DBA wins by default, kind of like VHS beating Betamax, if you’re old enough to recall that.

     

    I found Triumph took slightly longer than DBA 3.0 and more of our club already knows DBA. I also like Basic Impetus.

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    Shaun Travers
    Shaun Travers
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    I played Triumph a few times when it was released in draft and did like the unit interactions, probably because there were more different types of units compared to DBA 2.2.  I played the earlier Triumph version and the released version now has a different mechanism for shooting.   I would prefer to play it over DBA 2.2 but I am a ambivalent DBA player anyway! I have DBA 3.0 but not played it but do like the further differentiation of units into Solid/Fast.

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    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    I’ve played Triumph! twice. Several of the authors were leading me down the garden path. I liked it enough that I purchased the rules though I’ve not read them or played lately. I do frequently peruse its army lists on Meshwesh just to see what’s what.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
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    #120310
    Devon Start
    Devon Start
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    they run a bunch of demos at hmgs events here in the states. and at historicon they sometimes do a giant lord of the rings game. i have the supplement for that somewhere

     

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