The Battle of Kadesh is the first battle in history for which we have detailed accounts of what happened. It features two of the middle eastern heavy weights – Egypt and Hatti – battling it out for supremacy. It also features bit players that would subsequently stand out on the world stage – tribes that would constitute the Sea Peoples fought on both sides at Kadesh. And, if you follow the New Chronology proposed by David Rohl, Pharaoh was rescued by Elite Israelites from Solomon’s Kingdom.
Warfare in very early history. Chariots and whatnot.
Steven’s New Kingdom Egyptian Army for Big Base DBA
I’ve had my New Kingdom Egyptian army for four years now. Wow. I thought it was time to feature in. It is for Big Base DBA. I’ve taken both options from DBA I/22 New Kingdom Egyptian 1543BC-1069BC.
Using Big Bases for DBA
Big Base DBA (also known as Big Base De Bellis Antiquitatis or BBDBA) allows fast games with a small number of playing pieces and lots of figures. Big Base DBA requires few modifications from the standard DBA rules.
Inspired by Philip Sabin’s Analysis of Ancient Warfare in Lost Battles I’ve drifted further away from normal DBA than you need to, but I’ll explain why as I go along. Mostly it affects basing.
What DBA Troop Type are Sea People Warriors?
In DBA 2.2 the Sea People warriors are classified as Blades. I’m not sure that is right. Truth to tell I’m not sure it is wrong either. But I do think it worth poking a stick at.
Egyptian versus Hittite – A Big Base DBA Battle Report
Chris Harrod and I christened my new Hittite army – one of Biblical armies – against New Kingdom Egyptian. It was Big Base DBA. Chris took the Hittites and I was Pharaoh.
Egyptian versus Sea Peoples – A Big Base DBA Battle Report
Chris Harrod and I took my new Biblical armies for a spin using Big Base DBA. Chris was New Kingdom Egyptian and I took the Sea Peoples.
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.
Steven’s Sea Peoples for Big Base DBA
DBA I/28 Sea Peoples is the first army I’ve completed as part of my Sea Peoples Project for Big Base DBA.
DBA Armies for the Sea Peoples, New Kingdom Egyptians and Hittite Empire
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.
DBA I/24 Hittite Empire 1380BC-1180BC
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.
DBA I/22 New Kingdom Egyptian 1543BC-1069BC
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.
DBA I/28 Sea Peoples 1208BC-1176BC
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.
Sea Peoples Wargaming Project
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.
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.