Buy Dba Simple Ancient and Medieval Wargaming Rules Including Dbsa and Dba by John Curry, Phil Barker, Richard De Bellis Magistrorum Militum. Public. De Bellis Antiquitatis DBA. Welcome to De Bellis Antiquitatis. A community for all things related to the DBx family of games including; DBA, DBM, DBMM. Welcome to De Bellis Antiquitatis. A community for all Nice little intro to the rules of DBA Photo. DBA DBA First Impressions! Photo. DBA First.

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May have medium sized creases, scuff marks, very small stain, etc. I imagine Blade as having less rigid formation, which is why they get chewed up by charging Knights.

Based on your comments, the difference might be out points of departure are different. 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. The cardboard backing of miniature packs is not graded. Now in 3rd edition. So pike rather than shieldwall Perhaps someone else can chime in with the exact rules. The rules are very simple and can actually fit on one sheet of paper but nevertheless pretty effective.

Re one reason for the emergence of DBMM: Our mutual interests in historical games makes total sense! Very well used, but complete and useable. 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 In fact, the historical evidence indicates that those armed with long polearms were far better able to support missile-armed troops than sword armed troops.


I think Joe and Tom made some interesting points on why Ee can support Bow. 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 understand the game system well enough to win I’ve even defeated the Thomas clan members repeatedly! Archers didn’t aim for a point on an indiviudal enemy’s chest protected by his best armor.

Home Back to Results. Crusaders used a mix of spears and crossbows to resist Arab light and heavy cavalry.


Again… you don’t understand the concepts in DBA. Further, you completely misunderstand DBA’s design philosophy.

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. If excessively worn, they will be marked as “card worn.

Again, I highly recommend “European Antiquitatjs It certainly seems to have been a guiding light for Tactica and even DBx philosophically. At Agincourt the Atniquitatis allowed them to pull up stakes and advance a short distance while preparing for battle. Mounted archers are now represented in DBA. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.


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Wait while more posts are being loaded. And, in the absence of a Stake marker rule or element, I would not allow bows to move and shoot in the same turn. Solid Blade provides side support for Solid Bow. IIRC they can’t move and fire but I don’t remember.

You seem to have figured out what historians have been debating for years. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Close to perfect, very collectible.

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I play it strictly because Tom is a friend and definitely shares my approach to gaming: Mixing bow with Pike formations was not. I just like to correct folks that speak out of ignorance. Item is complete unless noted. It was the reason the English MAA dismounted so that they would have to stay with and support the archers. The number of PIPs rolled represents the player’s level of control for the turn.

The way I’m reading anriquitatis DBA 3 rule, an element moving up to a river effectively must stop as soon as it encounters the friendly bank, regardless of how much farther it could antiquigatis moved. Absolutely no tears and no marks, a collectible condition.