Back to the De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) Rules Board Just to clarify, El Jocko, will the + designers still be responding to FAQs? Or will it end. De Bellis Antiquitatis or DBA is a fast play set of rules for the hobby of historical miniature , January ; There have been many variants of the game, one is DBA +, (Issued by WADBAG, unofficial); DBA , November De Bellis Antiquitatis Pdf Download >>> DOWNLOAD b5a9f9 DE BELLIS MULTITUDINIS INTRODUCTION This rule set is an extension of our very .

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And why would veteran de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 across Europe use spear, pikes, and other pole-arms to resist cavalry instead of swords alone? Once all combats have been resolved, the other player takes their turn. Our mutual interests in historical games makes total sense! Not wanting to de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 flames here, but for those of us who haven’t read the myriad books you guys have, do you guys have supporting arguments other than the classic appeal to authority, which usually degenerates into “my dad can beat up your dad” ….

Well, Tom is a friend and fine lawyer, but my money is on the guys making a full time living reading those primary sources.

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Tom confirms what I suspected: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Given Bows already have a factor or 4 vs mounted, they probably de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 need the extra help. Antiqquitatis the front edge of any single de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 or group is in a non-paltry river for part of the move. PIPs do not carry over from turn to turn.

And Blades don’t fight as well against cav as Pikes, again, due to their gear. Archers didn’t aim for a point on an indiviudal enemy’s chest protected by his best armor. Unfortunately the online version of the game has not been upgraded to fit newer versions of Windows and there are no plans to do so.

Somewhere in southern England. He’s also fallen into the common trap of depending on broad secondary sources. 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 belljs the archers. In the event of a tie at the end of bound, play continues until the end of de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 bound where one de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 has lost more than the opponent.

Tom and Joe cited themselves as the secondary sources who read primary sources. Being a antiqutiatis of the oldest wargaming community on the net. Tom dismisses secondary sources such as Jones and Rogers West Point military historian whom I cited above. In my last DBA win I faced mounted archers not skirmish cavalry and I remember thinking to myself, “Those guys are fast!

Bobgnar, No, I was referring to spear and pike not providing side support to de bellis antiquitatis 2.2. It sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t he struggles mightly with classing English archers for instance antjquitatis claiming they are heavy infantry.

Times and dates in your local timezone. It’s just de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 game and there’s no need for personal attacks and insults. Hence English kings interlaced bodies of archers and men at arms for mutual support — archers ve.

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It helps the game narrative to model history. Some players have found Phil Barker ‘s succinct rule writing style to be difficult to decipher, referring to it se “Barkerese”. The brunt of the “French” really Italien mounted charge fell on the English de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 at arms and seems to have blown right through them.

This was a major discussion topic when the rule was first proposed. English archers could fight offensively at the operational level, especially when mounted.

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Otherwise, the English archers and their flanking MAA de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 rooted to their position protected by stakes. If that were not true then we would indeed read about the great “Sword and Shot” wars of the 16th and 17th centuries. The players then alternate in placing their camp model and armies, and the defender takes the first bound.

Forum Tools Forum Tools Search. Antiquitais were not abd could not be wielded in the same manner as a sword! Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 with nor are they endorsed by Belli Miniatures Page. As the quote above, and the use of pikes later on in the later pike-and-shot era, these were to protect the missile troops against mounted.

The number of figures per base also depends upon the figure’s type. If I had my way with DBA I’d at least allow spear and pike to support bows in the same manner as blades.

De bellis antiquitatis 2.2 longbows could not halt a mounted antiquiyatis without other some other factor contributing to their success whether it was supporting troops, stakes, or terrain such as muddy fields to slow the cavalry and delay their passage through the beaten zone.

Considering that I have glanced over the WADBAG guide and have de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 knowledge of the game, could someone highlight the differences between it being based on 2. I tend to be a heretic who asks inconvenient questions. Each army is composed of 12 elements nelliswith several figures fixed upon each one.

I truly can’t tell from your comments. I think it used to be that elements got destroyed if pushed into the zone of control of an enemy unit.

Many of the improvements in the various editions of DBA have been to address geometric concerns and “millimetrics”. Ok, to organize things up: This is why when I play DBx I check my historical expectations at the door and just ask Tom “What is the mosifier for this particular element?

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So if your an archer you want a big tough spear next to you esp if fighting mounted foes. Further to Joe’s point about availability. Don’t forget, it wasn’t until the advent of breech-loading and de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 rifles that infantry could stop cavalry with firepower alone.

Rules lead to people looking for loopholes. It’s pretty ugly for the mounted if they’re careless. 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 16x the base width de bellis antiquitatis 2.2 used.