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It was the reason the English MAA dismounted so that they antiquitatix have to stay with and support the archers. I was toying with the idea of getting into DBA more. These rules allow entire armies to be represented by less than 50 figures. The higher roll wins the combat and results are applied immediately, before the next combat is decided. Wait while more posts are being loaded.

I just like to correct folks that speak out of ignorance. In our area DBA is dead except for Tom’s sessions.

Secondly it covers Blade and Bow combinations which historialy proved very effective aganist foot. Antiquiattis per DBA a Ps element counts toward victory conditions, a “double kill” being two of four points to win would be a pretty big deal. In DC we played a lot of “Might of Arms” and I always felt that it did a much better job of differentiating between troop types and getting their relationships right.

The cardboard backing of miniature packs is not graded.

Many of the improvements in the various editions of DBA have been to address geometric concerns and “millimetrics”. But if you must know, when we moved from DC to Atlanta antiquiratis literally had more weight in books than furniture, and that’s for a 4-bedroom home. Players then alternate bounds.


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I’ve been pondering a similar -ish concept: Once all combats have been resolved, the other player takes their turn. But critically the bow were protected by stakes.

This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat On the other hand, a Ps would be indirectly weaker whenever it is not in rear edge contact with a friendly element it could interpenetrate. PIPs do not carry over from turn to turn. This article needs additional citations for verification. Its meant to simulate shield walls where a solid line of linked shields often proved quite antiquitatiss aganist foot — antiquitstis broken which the rules reflect.

Our mutual interests in historical games makes total sense! I assume the “defeat” of the English archers he’s referring to is Verneuil Richard Wadge has just produced an excellent modern treatment — see also my article in Great Battles.

I thought Homildon anriquitatis largely about English Bw versus Scots Pk, but maybe the famous quote says otherwise?

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Any way, the debate is moot. You seem to have figured out what historians have been debating for years. Swords simply are not long enough to do the job. He rode horses to gain insight into the period and I’ve belis a number of martial arts including full contact sparring and kendo ritualized Japanese combat wearng armor.

So often we’ve heard that the rulebook was just full of rules and army Lists and didn’t have any eye candy. 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.


To compare apples to antiquitatiss Those veterans belllis knew better than modern wargamers! Yes, the English dismounted.

bellid I just received my copy yesterday and it is amazing. All members in good standing are free to post here. Solid Blade provides side support for Solid Bow.

So pike rather than shieldwall Note that since results are applied immediately, shrewd players resolve combats whose results can give them advantages against other elements in future combats. At the end of the day there’s simply no reason to state that guys armed with ‘ long swords could provide superior support to nieghboring archers than those armed with nellis long spears or ‘ long pikes.

I thought the ability of Long Bow and Cross Bow to destroy Knights on ties in close combat was supposed to reflect better close up factors, including stakes for the archers.


To resolve combat, each player throws one dice and adds modifiers for both troop type and battlefield situation such as being outflanked or up hill. Solid Blade provides side support for Solid Bow. Assigning it to other troop types doesn’t. Extremely well used and has major flaws, which may be too numerous to mention.

Also note that in one of the rare major defeats of English archers the ground was baked too hard for them to use their stakes.