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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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 Unfortunately, the online version of the game has not been upgraded to fit newer versions of Windows. We can get games done in a typical gaming session – including the normal badinage between and during games.

De Bellis Antiquitatis | Ancient & Medieval Wargaming

Larger games involving more miniatures are also possible. Many of the improvements in the various editions of DBA have been to address geometric concerns and “millimetrics”. Each figure represents an unstated number of actual combatants.

Zaknafir Zak shared Zakpainter. Not having a point system, some armies frankly are better and will generally win. The players then alternate in placing their camp model and armies, and the defender takes the first bound. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


I have 5 in unpainted state and have just counted that it’s 32 more to go.

De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) Historical Miniatures Rules

December 29 at 9: 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. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Period BC to AD. Physically, an element consists of a rectangular base with one or more figures or models attached. On the whole, an excellent set of rules to put the enjoyment back into gaming. DBA is a good learning tool, I think. Not antiquitatie if this will upload as a readable image I spent a couple of idle hours mapping my “want to have” list out, together with matched opponents. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Nice figures, in this case, painted by Fabian Sanchez sculptor and owner of SM. This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat I can’t see that it has enough depth to keep a serious ancients gamer going very long. Ian Pain December 29 at 1: Where do I start? 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.


Don Cooper 15 hrs. Good things about DBA: Joss Grendel shared La Flecha Negra ‘s post.

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The average player 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. I think DBA 1. Join Group settings More.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This site uses cookies. Basing The width of the base depends upon the scale of figures being used; the depth depends upon both figure scale and type.

Eight-sided dice antiquifatis be substituted for six-sided then.

Other elements represent up to 25 elephants or 50 chariots, war wagons or catapults and early cannon. Archived from the original on Ken Burton 12 hrs. PIPs ce not carry over from turn to turn.

As with earlier versions the surface of the game board is by default clear and open terrain.