Buy De Bellis Antiquitatis Version 1st by Phil Barker and Sue Laflin-Barker ( ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. DE BELLIS ANTIQUITATIS. INTRODUCTION. These rules derive from an experimental set for battles between Romans and Celts demonstrated by Phil. DBA was the first game in the DBx series, which now includes DBM (a more complex version of DBA), HOTT (a fantasy version), and DBR (a renaissance.

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So, it’s taken me a year to complete the 15 armies I have today albeit with a lot of morphs reducing the number of unique figures. Anriquitatis articles on this site will expand on this short introduction.

To me, this is extremely irritating. Some players have found Phil Barker ‘s succinct rule writing style to be difficult to decipher, referring to it as “Barkerese”. 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.

De Bellis Antiquitatis

December 29 at 9: These rules allow entire armies to be represented by less than 50 figures. HappyFeliz ,que belli seguir disfrutando de nuestro Hobby con salud y prosperidad. I am interested in this list: Changes in rear rank support to provide greater consistency with historical depths. To this you add terrain pieces.


Yes, the movement rules were written in “WRG Gibberish”; But a lot of the problems are players who take the game too seriously. Karl Gaarsoe kgaarsoe hotmail. Depending on the army and period the actual number of figures is variable. Eight-sided dice should be substituted for six-sided then. The rules also include diagrams and over army lists. An introduction antiquitatsi solid and fast ratings to better model the differences between some troops.

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Thinking about getting into DBA. Physically, an element consists of a rectangular base with one or more figures or models attached. In addition to these 12 elements a camp is required. Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Wikipedia articles needing clarification from October Retrieved bwllis ” https: The current version involved many players giving the author advice to improve the format and readability.

Other elements represent up to 25 elephants anfiquitatis 50 chariots, war wagons or catapults and early cannon. A game usually lasts less than an hour, so that a six round convention competition can be completed in one day and still leave plenty of time for visiting the trade stands. PIPs are the spots on a die. Once antiquihatis combats have been resolved, the other player takes their turn.


Viquingos 28mm,en La Flecha Negra disponemos de un amplio surtido en miniaturas para ese periodo. 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 Many of the improvements in the various editions of DBA have been to address geometric concerns and “millimetrics”.

Join Group settings More. Additional terrain types such as gullies, rough going and a range of built up areas to provide more variety.

Back inwhen first released, DBA took the wargaming community by storm. This is particularly nice if one likes to play in 25mm scale.

Ancient & Medieval Wargaming

Sections of this page. Period BC to AD. These fast-play rules allow entire armies to be represented by less than 50 figures. One turn, called a bound in the rules, represents 15 minutes. Scott Johnson lynnescott stlnet.