Oh, and here is a list of the armies allowed Stampeding Cattle in DBAOL (which is based on DBA 1.1):- III/62 Sung Chinese (960 AD - 1279 AD) III/69 West Sudanese (1000 AD - 1591 AD) IV/73 Ming Chinese (1356 AD - 1598 AD)
(Mind you, DBA 1.1 and DBMM allows the I/28 Sea Peoples to have a few WWg, and DBMM allows the III/62 Sung Chinese to have up to 6 x WWg...but DBA 3.0 does not)
This excellent thread of yours is becoming buried and difficult to find (at least it was...until I just bumped it to the top again). Isn’t it about time these files (the Ancient set, Medieval set, and the Terrain Hints) be combined into one PDF and placed in the Fanaticus Wiki where it would be easier to locate?
I suggest placing them in the Helpful Downloads Reference Sheets and Epitomes section, where the other player aids are kept. I also think that you should have the honour of doing this, as it was your project, and get your name into the limelight as it were. (But I could do it for you if you wish)
I would like to make a french version of these, would you accept to send me the modifiable file (Microsoft office format), or at least the illsutrations ? Where did you get them, by the way ? I would publish the french files on the wiki, of course.
Edit : never mind, I just read the whole thread, so I'm going to make the french version :-).
For my part, you have my complete support in producing a French version. In fact, anybody can produce a version in any language they would like! I'm sure stevie would agree. The aim of the project was to make DBA 3 more accessible and hopefully recruit more players. All we did was to compartmentalise some of the rules to help players. They are Phil Barker's rules. I hope that the cards will help your group recruit more players to DBA.
Well Gaelyann, if you have read the entire thread you must have noticed this:- fanaticus.boards.net/post/13800/ Of course, this is the opposite of what you need. You want the pictures, and don’t want the English writing.
Nonetheless, you could still use this raw Word file as a template, and use the print screen function on your PC to grab the pictures from Jim’s PDF files.
(Good luck with the French translation...it was a miracle of miniaturization trying to get all the English words to fit on the cards!)
I've been trying to get into DBA, and in between finding a group, finding miniatures, finding time and figuring out the rules, it's not the easiest...
The kind of ideas and products you guys have put forward in this thread are amazing examples of the type of products, production value and rules clarity that could bring in lots of new players (relatively at least!) to what seems to be a very fun past time.
I think you’ll find DBA 3.0 to be one of the easiest, cheapest, and fastest set of ancient rules currently available. And should you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask away, no matter how trivial it may seem. You are sure to get an answer.
You might also find some useful playing aids in the links at the bottom of this post.
Thank you so much for doing this! It is a great bit of work and really helpful. We are planning to use these extensively at a DBA weekend campaign here in Hamburg in a few weeks!!
One question though. The Wb and Ax cards both have the word 'avoid' on them. But we cannot find what rule this is replicating. It is almost certainly our misreading of the Purple, but can someone please clarify?
I’m sure Jim will be very pleased that you find them useful Eg407.
As you can imagine, space was very limited on each card. The word ‘avoid’ is simply a shorthand way of saying:- “Don’t-send-Wb-to-fight-against-Elephants-or-you-will-lose”... ...so steer clear of this particular match-up, whenever possible. (Just as it's not a good idea to only bring a knife to a gunfight, it's not a good idea to try and counter Elephants with Warbands)
The same applies to Ax facing Pk/Bd/side-supported Sp in good going.