The 2018 PAWS Summer DBA is less than 2 months away, on Saturday 19 May. So you will all need to know the theme, which is...
He Died Old – The Near East in the Time of Mithridates The Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea and Near East in the 1st Century BC (100 - 1 BC)
The allowed armies are
I/7 d Early Libyan I/43 b Skythian (not Hu) I/47 Illyrian I/48 Thracian I/56 b Later Kyrenean Greek II/6 Bithynian II/14 Ariarathid Kappadokian II/19 d Seleucid II/20 c, d Ptolemaic II/22 a, b, c, d, e Arabo-Aramaean II/23 a, b, c Later Pre-Islamic Arab II/24 Early Rhoxolani Sarmatian II/25 Bosporan II/26 Siracae & Iazyges II/28 a, b, d Early Armenian & Gordyene II/30 b, c Galatian II/37 Parthian II/44 Commagene II/46 a, b Kushan II/48 Mithridatic II/49 Marian Roman II/50 Hashmonean Jewish II/51 Late Judean II/52 Dacian II/56 Early Imperial Roman
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2018 20:36:06 GMT by pawsbill: Corrected century from AD to BC
Not only time to organise a DBA army but also time to read the wonderful Alfred Duggan novel 'He Died Old'. The epic story of Mithradates King of Pontus. As Amazon tell us a tyrant at 20, libertine at 40 and daring warrior at 68. What is there not to like?
Also an opportunity to read (some) of A E Housman's 'A Shropshire Lad', where the line 'He died old' actually comes from. A reference to Mithradates ability to ingest vast quantities of poison, unlike his guests who died!
Great choice Claudius. It so happens that I am reading Duggan's Elephants and Castles, so already 'in the mood' for this list. Plus I have enough figures to make a number of the armies listed. I'll do my best to be there.
Just played two games vs Colin the Hittite (masquerading as Colin the Ariarathid Kappadokian). He used the army he won at Alton, and I randomly used very late Seleucids for game 1 (and lost 5-3 or so) and then Tigranes Armenian for game 2 (and scraped a 4-2 ? win). Looks like another fun and challenging theme....... Martin