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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Note that since results are applied immediately, shrewd players resolve combats whose results can give them advantages against other elements in future combats.

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HappyFeliz ,que podamos seguir disfrutando de nuestro Hobby con salud y prosperidad. One turn, called a bound in the rules, represents 15 minutes. At one point, I had. 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. We can get games done in a typical gaming session – including the normal badinage between and during games.

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. Wargaming should be fun, and these rules enable us not to lose sight of that fact. Though the exact details differ in different editions of the game, in the current version players roll dice to determine who will be the invader and who will be the defender.

Changes in rear rank support to provide greater consistency with historical depths. Additional terrain types such as gullies, rough going and a range of built up areas to provide more variety. The defender uses a random process to place terrain according to his army’s home territory, and the invader chooses which side his army will enter the board.


For instance, an element of 15mm swordsmen is composed of 4 figures mounted on a 40mm frontage x 15mm depth base; a 15mm elephant is mounted alone on a 40mm x 40mm base. Thinking about getting into DBA. Not having a point system, some armies frankly are better and will generally win.

On a scale of bad to goodI rate DBA an 8. Back inwhen first released, DBA took the wargaming community by storm. Due to the nature of DBA’s combat system, DBA is often criticized as being over-“geometric”, as elements are matched up in precise ways, and base widths must match up with some precision. I have not understood it well.

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Rules to remove geometrical ploys. The resource pages on the Net have been extremely helpful, too. DBA can give a “feel” for the period being played, but if you want more complexity in the game – to cover morale, training etc – then why not try Antisuitatis Archived from the original on Not sure if this will upload as a readable image I antiiquitatis a couple of idle hours mapping my “want to have” list out, together with matched opponents.

I can’t see that it has enough depth to keep a serious ancients gamer going very long. The game has continued to evolve over the years; the most recent version was published in Ds, with just Phil Barker and Sue Laflin Barker as authors.

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.


The downside to DBA is that all of bellks armies have exactly the same number of elements – Now in 3rd edition. This is particularly nice if one likes to play in 25mm scale.

Combat is resolved per-element, in the order desired by the active player. An introduction of solid and fast ratings to better model the differences between some troops.

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The number of figures per base also depends upon the figure’s type. Karl Gaarsoe kgaarsoe hotmail. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Sections of this page. La Flecha Negra added 4 new photos. At the start of each bound, the active player dices for “PIPs”. Viquingos 28mm,en La Flecha Negra disponemos de un amplio surtido en miniaturas para ese periodo. Many lists are further divided into sub lists with brllis having a brief, but clear, description of the troops forming the army.

To antiquitaris, this is extremely irritating. Can be used with 25mm, 15mm, 6mm, or 2mm figures. Players antisuitatis alternate bounds. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 Larger moves to encourage more dynamic play.