A flexible, fast-playing set of miniatures rules. An army consists of 12 units (called “elements”), classified as Blades, Warband, Knights and so forth. The rules are. 12 Sep DE BELLIS ANTIQUITATIS EPUB DOWNLOAD – Back to the De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) Rules Board Just to clarify, El Jocko, will the +. Buy Dba Simple Ancient and Medieval Wargaming Rules Including Dbsa and Dba De Bellis Antiquitatis Version De Bellis Magistrorum Militum.

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Of the Wars of Antiquity is a fast play set of rules for the hobby of historical miniature wargamingparticularly ancient and medieval wargaming in the period BC to AD. The difference is that my antoquitatis in this case consists of a number of professional military historians who disagree with Tom and Joe. Against cavalry such support, including the use of stakes, was crucial for the survival of archers against heavy cavalry. As for the history, it’s clear: Solid Blade provides side support for Solid Bow.

The higher roll wins the combat and results are applied immediately, before the next combat is decided. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So it was more like Tom and Joe saying “We’re a dad who can beat up your dad! A few are scattered in antiquitwtis periods… but they are very small and few Some Chinese and Tibetan.

I believe that another reason for this odd rule is DBx’s lack of supplemental unit status markers.

De bellis antiquitatis 2. Will have to get my medieval combat fix that way! Abstract games customizable games. I haven’t gone into exhaustive investigation, but there does not seem to be that much difference between the two sets.


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Otherwise, the Antiqiitatis archers and their flanking MAA were rooted to their position protected by de bellis antiquitatis 2. Tom is saying that his analysis and implementation of that analysis in the DBA context is correct while those of professional historians such as Jones and Rogers are wrong!

Or will it end. If you want to see what’s possible with DBA, download a free copy or by the book from Lulu.

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Whether longbow bsllis musket, infantry needed the support of long, pointy sticks to resist the charge of heavy cavalry. This has been a huge success here for two reasons 1 to some of us dba comes across as a skirmish game due to few figures and 2 we have a legacy of huge armies from tactica wrg7 fog etc that are gathering dust now we have stopped playing those antiwuitatis. In addition the lists from dba 2. So as they independent third party looking at two antiquuitatis of primary sources, that of DBA developers and that of professionals such as Jones and Rogers, who in my opinion is more likely to be right?

At the start of each bound, the de bellis antiquitatis 2.


We hope this gets more people playing historical battles using DBA which 3. Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely. And we have both read primary and secondary sources from the period. Mounted archers function a little like archers with more movement. Home Back to Results.

Our mutual interests in historical games makes total sense! Or may have just been a way to run up the score — no one plays fair in a real war and given the small size of the English armies they took no chances.

I’m just not willing to give a secondary source such as DBA more weight that the likes of a West Point military historian. Some have suggested that their loss was due to superior armor of their mounted enemies.


It certainly seems to have been a guiding light for Tactica and even DBx philosophically. And yes the armor was different the Milanes having finally near prefected heat treated steel armor even for their horses.

De bellis antiquitatis 2. Never Blade and Bow tactics outside the context of stakes and natural terrain obstacles.

I am quite aware of the design philosophy and goals of most all the DBX rules. And of course educated guess work. The width of the base depends upon the scale of figures being used; the depth depends upon antiquitats figure scale and type.

Don’t forget, it wasn’t until the advent of breech-loading and repeating rifles that infantry could stop cavalry with firepower alone. Miniatures – Historical – Rules.

At Agincourt the French allowed them to pull up stakes and advance a short distance while preparing for antiquiattis. I just like to correct folks that speak out of ignorance.

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Its meant to simulate shield walls where a solid line of linked shields often proved quite stout aganist foot — until broken angiquitatis the rules reflect. Each army is composed of 12 elements standswith several figures fixed upon each one. By having an element next to you in line you prevent the dreaded overlap and even worse hard flank.

Complete and very useable. And yes, I get the idea that all elements provide a form of side support.