: 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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Below, two armies Greek armies deployed on the table during a refight of the battle of 2nd Mantinea, fought in BC.

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The De Bellis Societatis Antiquorum ruleset was designed as a “tonic for the jaded” with the goal of providing a fun, fast and challenging game and as an alternative to the WRG series of ancients rules. Of particular interest to me was the ability to refight Ancient battles.

In addition to these 12 elements a camp is required. The players then alternate in placing their camp model and armies, and the defender takes the first bound. PIPs are the spots on a die. Other elements represent up to 25 elephants or 50 chariots, war wagons or catapults and xe cannon.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Players spend their PIPs to move single elements or connected groups of elements on the game board.


The number of figures per base also depends upon the figure’s type. The average belis has memorised sufficient of the battle rules part way through his or her first game, but tactical skill, especially in the use of light troops, takes longer to develop. These rules allow entire armies to be represented by less than 50 figures.

Bartek added it Sep 03, Neil Macdonald marked it as to-read Mar 27, Physically, an element consists of a rectangular base with one or more figures or models attached.

Once all combats have been resolved, the other player takes their turn. The latest version provides all that and more. The rules themselves include many enhancements designed to streamline play, reduce gamesmanship and to ensure DBA both produces a realistic simulation of Ancient and Medieval warfare but also an enhanced the game.

Doug is currently reading it Oct 06, An introduction of solid and fast ratings to better model the differences between some troops.

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Elise Reich rated it liked it Aug 16, A major change to DBA 3. Many of the improvements in the various editions of DBA have been to address geometric concerns and “millimetrics”.

DBA traces its origin back to a two-page experimental set of rules by Phil Barker dubbed De Bellis Societatis Antiquorum that was demonstrated at the Society of Ancients after whom these experimental rules were named conferences for and Lists with This Book.

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Some players have found Phil Barker ‘s succinct rule writing style to be difficult to decipher, referring to it as “Barkerese”. The game has continued to evolve over the years; the most recent version was published in November, with just Phil Dde and Sue Laflin Barker as authors. Open Preview See a Problem? There are of course several other changes, too many to describe here.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Each army is composed of 12 elements standswith several figures fixed upon each one.

A revised terrain placement system producing a less player customised battlefield which enhances the game. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Players use a single six-sided die each, and games are played on a square field, which conventionally though not necessarily has sides that are roughly sixteen times the base width being used.

In the event of a tie at the end of bound, play continues until the end of a bound where one player has antiquitattis more than the opponent. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.