Category: New World DBA

For many years I’ve been keen to wargame within the New World. Aztecs and Conquistadorestook my fancy, as did Tupi and Portuguese Bandeira when I discovered them later on. Standard DBA is a poor simulation for this period of warfare but has the advantage of being quick and fun so I wrote my own variant, “New World DBA”.


The Confessions of a Megalomaniac Wargamer and Amateur Historian (2015)

Megalomaniac

One of the things that really impresses me about Paul Ward of Matakishi’s Tea House is his focus. He chooses a new project, plans the project, does the project, finishes it, and moves on.

I’m a bit more scatter gun myself despite the fact that at work I encourage teams to limit work in progress. I start with a focus and get a lot done but then often wander off on a tangent when something else comes up that sparks my interest. I let myself do that because this is my hobby, not my job. A hobby shouldn’t really

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Army Lists for New World DBA

These are army lists for my revised New World DBA. They are based on, but aren’t identical to, the condensed versions of the DBM and DBR army lists. The army point (AP) system is essentially that from DBR. To allow some choice, each Army List includes about 45 AP of compulsory troops and has a maximum total – if all troops could be taken – of about 180 AP.

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Nombre de Dios – A New World DBA Battle Report

Chris and I played my Nombre de Dios scenario the other day. In fact we played it twice.

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Introduction to New World DBA

For many years I’ve been keen to wargame within the New World. Aztecs and Conquistadores took my fancy, as did Tupi and Portuguese Bandeira when I discovered them later on. But there are a few problems with this:

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Inca versus Spanish – A New World DBA Battle Report by Chris Brantley

Chris Brantley of Fanaticus fame tried out the New World DBA rules and sent me a battle report.

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Spanish Main Army Lists for New World DBA

Spanish Main army lists for my revised New World DBA. Which means Colonial Spanish and Buccaneers.

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Peruvian Army Lists for New World DBA

Peruvian army lists for my revised New World DBA. Spanish Conquistador in Peru, Inca, Chanca, and Chimu.

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HOTT Troop Types for New World DBA

These are HOTT ideas for my revised New World DBA. It is an easy step from a DBA variation to include fantasy elements from Hordes of the Things (HOTT).

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Brazilian Army Lists for New World DBA

These are army lists for my revised New World DBA.

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African Army Lists for New World DBA

These are army lists for my revised New World DBA.

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Nombre de Dios – A New World DBA Scenario

An New World scenario for New World DBA based on the Battle of Nombre de Dios.

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Rules of New World DBA

These are the rules for New World DBA. It is a variation on DBA so you’ll need those rules for it to make sense.

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Mexican Army Lists for New World DBA

These are Army Lists for my revised New World DBA.

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