Category: DBA


What DBA Troop Type are New Kingdom Egyptian and Hittite Close Fighters?

What DBA Troop Type are New Kingdom Egyptian Close Fighters and Hittite Empire Spearmen? Not what DBA v2.2 says. This seems another example, like Viking versus Saxon, where two armies had the same types of troops and DBA classifies them differently.

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Steven’s Sea Peoples for Big Base DBA

Big Base DBA Sea Peoples

DBA I/28 Sea Peoples is the first army I’ve completed as part of my Sea Peoples Project for Big Base DBA.

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DBA Armies for the Sea Peoples, New Kingdom Egyptians and Hittite Empire

DBA New Kingdom Egyptian

I picked up three biblical period armies from Silurian Wargames Limited: Sea Peoples, Hittite Empire and New Kingdom Egyptian. Here are few shots that Martin from Silurian sent me.

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DBA I/24 Hittite Empire 1380BC-1180BC

DBA Hittite Empire

The Hittite Empire covered central Anatolia and extended into the Levant. The Empire is covered by the DBA army list I/24 Hittite Empire 1380BC-1180BC. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA I/22 New Kingdom Egyptian 1543BC-1069BC

DBA New Kingdom Egyptian

The New Kingdom of Egypt spanned the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties. The army is covered by the DBA army list I/22 New Kingdom Egyptian 1543BC-1069BC. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA I/28 Sea Peoples 1208BC-1176BC

DBA Sea Peoples

The Sea Peoples Confederation burst upon the eastern Mediterranean in the late 13th century BC. For 50 years they had a major impact, contributing to the collapse of both the Hittite Empire and the Mycenaean culture. They also had a good go at Egypt – several goes actually. The confederation’s armies are represented by the DBA army list I/28 Sea Peoples 1208BC-1176BC. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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Sea Peoples Wargaming Project

DBA Sea Peoples

I’ve been thinking about a chariot period project for a while and have been toying with the idea of something about the Sea Peoples. Then I saw three armies painted by Silurian Wargames Limited: Sea Peoples, Hittite Empire and New Kingdom Egyptian. I couldn’t resist. So yet another project starts.

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Romans versus Iberian – Two Big Base DBA Battle Reports

Uneven fight in woods

Chris Harrod and I played two games of Big Base DBA set in the Roman conquest of Iberia. So Polybian Roman with Spanish allies against an Iberian army with Celtiberian mercenaries. In the first game, as the Spanish defender, I fielded my newly painted Built-up-Area (BUA). Quite pretty it is too – but it does pose quite a lot of challenges for both sides. We liked the first game so much we played the game a second time but swapped sides.

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Steven’s Ancient Spanish for Big Base DBA

Big Base DBA Ancient Spanish - Infantry

I’ve been rebasing my Rise of Rome armies for Big Base DBA. The first off the re-flocking table are the Ancient Spanish. 14 big bases of Iberian glory.

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Pity Those Ancient Spanish in DBA – The Army Points Say It All

Big Base DBA Ancient Spanish - Infantry

I’ve always felt the 12 element army size of DBA doesn’t give balanced games. Some folks have come up with points systems to deal with this. I thought I’d tally the points total for a few armies to see how they compare under a couple of the points systems. I’ve focussed on the Macedonian and Punic Wars and not too surprisingly the Ancient Spanish are the poor relatives.

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Roman versus Carthaginian Big Base DBA

Big Base DBA - Roman v Carthaginian - Right Flank Action

Andrew Coleby and I had a go at Big Base DBA. Andrew took Carthaginians and I took Polybian Roman. Andrew won – those pesky Gauls cut through my Legionnaires (again). Aside from being a good game it also proved the concept of Big Base DBA, i.e. big bases with lots of figures, big table, but using standard DBA.

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Revised Pyrrhic DBA Army List

The official DBA II/27 Pyrrhic 300BC-272BC army list for DBA is okay but:

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Revised Ancient Spanish DBA Army List

There are a few reasons I don’t like the official II/39 Ancient Spanish 240BC-20BC army list for DBA:

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DBA IV/68 Medieval Spanish Or Portuguese 1340AD-1485AD

The DBA army list IV/68 Medieval Spanish Or Portuguese 1340AD-1485AD is the Christian army at the tail end of the Reconquista. Mostly the armies this list represents fought each other. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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DBA III/74 Fanatic Berber 1039AD-1529AD

The DBA army list III/74 Fanatic Berber 1039AD-1529AD is one of the two main Muslim armies of the Reconquista. This post is part of my series on Troop Identities in DBA Army Lists.

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