Category: Rise of Rome


DBA II/32 Later Carthaginian 275BC-146BC

The Later Carthaginian army fought the Romans in the of the Punic Wars. Represented by DBA army list II/32 Later Carthaginian 275BC-146BC. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA II/33 Polybian Roman 275BC-105BC

The Roman army list for DBA during the Macedonian Wars, Punic Wars and Iberian Wars is II/33 Polybian Roman. This looks like a Consular army with two legions and two allied wings (ala). So roughly half of each troop type would be Roman and the other half Latin. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA II/19 Seleucid 320-83BC

I’ve got a Seleucid army for DBM but I don’t particularly like the DBA list (II/19). There are four variations (a to d) but the different DBA variants don’t align too well with the DBM lists. The first two variants (a and b) established the Seleucid empire. The latter two versions (c and d) fought the Romans in the Macedonian Wars. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA II/27 Pyrrhic 300BC-272BC

Pyrrhus, the King of Epiros, was the only Hellenistic general to defeat the Romans in battle. As far as I’m aware he is the only Hellenistic general to fight the Carthaginians. That means Pyrrhus is the point where the wars of Alexander successors met the Punic Wars. Pyrrhus campaigned in Epiros, Greece and Macedonia during 306-281 BC, in southern Italy against the Romans in 280-275 BC, against the Carthaginians in Sicily in 278-275 BC, against the Romans again in 275 BC, and back in Greece 275-272 BC. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army

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DBA I/61 Early Carthaginian 550-275BC

The Early Carthaginian army conquered parts of north Africa, Spain, Sardinia, and western Sicily. It is represented by the DBA army list I/61 Early Carthaginian. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists

I play DBA quite a lot and with my current enthusiasm for Big Bases I’m rebasing my ancients and medieval armies for Big Base DBA. To help with that process I wanted to know what nationalities the DBA elements correspond to.

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How Other People Recreate the Macedonian and Punics Wars with DBA

DBA is fun but pretty rubbish at simulating the Macedonian and Punic Wars so I wondered what other people are doing to deal with the issues.

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DBA II/35 Later Macedonian 260BC-148BC

The II/35 Later Macedonian DBA army list represents those Macedonians who fought the Romans in Greece during in the Macedonian Wars. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA II/20 Ptolemaic 320BC-30BC

II/20 Ptolemaic DBA army list represents those Macedonians based in Egypt during in the Macedonian Wars. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA II/16 Asiatic Early Successor 320BC-285BC

The II/16 Asiatic Early Successor DBA army list represents those Macedonians successor states based in Asia (surprise, surprise) during in the Macedonian Wars. Just after Alexander died. It excludes the armies of Seluekos and Ptolemy. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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Revised Polybian Roman DBA Army List

For a long time I’ve been disgruntled with how DBx, including DBA, handles the Macedonian and Punic Wars. I don’t like both the way the games play in this period nor the army lists. This post is about the Polybian Roman DBA Army List and how to make it more historical.

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Introduction to the Hispania Board Game

Hispania is a board game of the history of the Iberian peninsular (Spain and Portugal). It is uses the mechanisms from Britannia. I love Britannia so picked up a copy of Hispania.

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Alexander the Great’s Solo DBA Campaign

Paul from the Man Cave wondered if I’d seen Solo Wargamer: Micro-Campaigning Part II. I hadn’t but I did find it quite interesting – it reminds me of the mechanisms that Two Hour Wargames use for their campaigns. My first thought was that this would be perfect for a campaign featuring Alexander’s trek into the East. (Can you tell what I’ve been reading lately?) It uses DBA.

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Timeline of the Mercenary War 240 – 238 BC

The main source for the Mercenary War of 240 to 238 BC is Polybius’ “The Histories”. I used him for the detail but used Wikipedia: Mercenary War for the chronology of events given Polybius is a bit vague on dates.

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Punic War Painting Guide – Spanish

This covers the Iberians (inc Balearic), Celtiberian and Lusitani. Check out my Field of Glory Ancient Spanish Army for more photos.

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