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.
Big Base DBA
Increasingly I find myself playing DBA or HOTT even for historical periods with muskets. I like the small number of playing pieces and the speed of the games. But I do like playing with more figures. So I started to rebase my figures on big bases. Each of my bases is 80mm wide and 40mm deep (60mm deep for cavalry). Each stand gets six heavy cavalry or 12 heavy infantry. Light troops have fewer figures.
Roman versus Carthaginian Big Base DBA
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.
Playing the Fall of Hispania Campaign
I’ve been reflocking my Fall of Roman armies and wanted to take them for a spin. I prefer scenarios but these are unusual in this period, pick up games being more common. I decided to put our pick up games in a context and came up with the Fall of Hispania Campaign mechanism.