Time to make plans for the DBA schedule for Fall In, November 4-6. Joe Alberti will be joining me as the Co-Point Man for this event. Joe ran two DBA events at Historicon.
We will be using DBA 3 with the FAQ. If a player cannot muster an army from the 3 list, it is ok to use one from 2, but all the troops will perform as in 3. For example, a Classical Indian army is now allowed only solid bows, so if a 2 army with three figure Bow elements is used, they will be designated as Solid.
We would like to add some events, so if anyone is interested in running something, please let is know. A early bird event on Thursday evening would be nice, as would a Midnite Madness on Friday night. Other events welcome.
So far we have the following, more details soon. Introduction to DBA three: Friday Morning DBA three open tournament, 15mm: Friday afternoon DBA three giant scenario battle: King Arthur versus the Saxons 25 mm Friday evening DBA three theme tournament, 15mm: Saturday morning DBA three matched pairs tournament, any scale: Saturday afternoon Hordes of the thing, 25mm: Fall IN Leg of the Good Bad and Ugly International tournament: Saturday evening Details here fanaticus.org/discussion/showthread.php?t=18216&highlight=GBNU
Bill, Thanks much for mentioning the BB event. We did not want to overextend our program to have multiple events at the same time frame. We thought it better to have singles events as people are still learning the new game. This would be an important event for Historicon when we have more time slots, and more people. Too bad it was not held at last Historicon.
By the way, in recent years the the Original name of the BB Doubles has been neglected. I was named in honor of Tony Bath, father of ancients of wargaming, "Tony Bath Memorial DBA Big Battle Doubles"
Likewise we want to do the Teen Tournament which as lapsed recently. I also want to bring back the Duplicate Tournament as well. The NICT needs to return to Historicon, too. So many events and so little time
I would ask of those regular DBA games who go to Fall In, to give DBA 3 a try, or for those who read it initially or have some reservations or issues with it to give it a second try. Fall In will give you a chance to try it out.
I know there are some strong feelings by some either for or against it for various reasons. I personally came to DBA late and have no background in the past conflicts. But to put it all in perspective, it is a game after all, with the purpose to have fun. Trying and playing DBA 3 does not preclude you from playing other versions in other events, or other games for that matter. I personally play other ancient games like Impetus and Hail Caesar and have played DBA 2.2+ and enjoy them all. Playing DBA 3 takes nothing away and, to me, creates no conflict. I just want to enjoy a good ancients/medieval game when I have a chance. Coming over and going us for the DBA 3 events at Fall in will give you the chance to do some friendly gaming.
So this is just an note to all those planning to go to Fall In to just come over and give it a try. We would be happy to have you.
I will be putting all information about the fall in schedule on our new site.
Someone asked on the old site if an army needed to be semi-historical as indicated by the theme.
You only need to use a theme army if you wanted to qualify for the international Barker best army trophy. Other than that, you only need to designate your army as either "good "or "bad ". The winner of the tournament gets the ugly trophy.
Joe, I am indeed delighted to see the GBnU added to the Fall In schedule. I tip my hat to you Bob for adding it, and taking on a second Leg, That brings us up to 11 Legs now.
However, no need for you to paint anymore trophy figures because he leg Coordinators have decided to just have tow over all prizes. One for he best Theme Army - The Barker Award, and one for the best Stronghold. But I am not about to let your painting talents go to waste and have asked you to paint a Barker Award Logo figure!!!
I also have to commend you Joe for playing in the local Leg of the tournament, and in 15 MM to boot!
Larry, Great News! Thanks much to giving this a try. It is good to start having the old gang back into DBA, in addition to new helpers.
I will now have to get up at the crack of dawn to leave home early enough on Thursday to get to Con in time to play. I think I will try out a friend's new Pict army. II/68b Pictish Army 500-842 AD: 1 x General on horseback (Cv) or on foot (3Pk), 2 x light horse (LH), 6 x spearmen (3Pk), 3 x archers or crossbowmen (Ps). __________________
FINAL FALL IN SCHEDULE De Bellis Antiqutatis at FALL IN 2016 (November 4-6 Lancaster, PA)
Below is a short description of tournaments and other events being put on by the DBA Interest Group of the North American Society of Ancient and Medieval Wargamers. For more information, please go the NASAMW registration desk in the Lampeter Room. A single entry fee of $5 is charged and covers all DBA events you play in. This goes for trophies and other event expenses. For more information on NASAMW, go here nasamw.net
Sign-Up Sheets for all events will be at the DBA HQ Table.
ALL of our events are new player friendly. When you show up, there are plenty of people willing to help you learn how to play and help out with loaning an army for an event. Just ask!
DBA events will be the 3.0 versions of the rules with the FAQ. If a player cannot muster an army from the 3 list, it is ok to use one from 2, but all the troops will perform as in 3. For example, a Classical Indian army is now allowed only solid bows (4Bw), so if a 2 army with three figure Bow elements is used, they will be designated as Solid. There are armies to borrow for newcomers, contact one of the Co-Event Managers. The FAQ is here: ancientwargaming.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/dba_faq_q2_2016.pdf
Event size in terms of players is unlimited unless noted below. Players should bring their own terrain but some communal terrain will be available; all battlefields are provided. Players must show up at events 10 minutes prior to the posted start time for assignments.
DBA Co-Event Managers: Bob Beattie (email@example.com) and Joe Alberti
Thursday: Long, Pointy Things. Stooges Famous Early Bird Tournament 8 PM to 11 PM on Thursday night before the con starts. Rules: DBA 3, 15mm, 3 or 4 rounds. Eligible 3.0/2.0 armies must have 4 pikes, minimum. GM: Larry Chaban (of The Stooges)
Friday: Introduction to DBA 3 10AM – 12noon For new players who what to learn the long standing game of DBA and those who what to find out what is new with DBA 3. Host: Bob Beattie and Joe Alberti
DBA 15mm -- Open Tournament 1:00 PM – 5 PM Rules: DBA 3, 15mm, 3 rounds, 24” Battlefields Bring any legal DBA 2 or 3 army. Historical matchups if possible in the first round. GM: Joe Alberti
King Arthur vs the Saxons – A 25mm DBA giant scenario game 6:30PM – 11PM A giant game of the Reel King Arthur vs the Saxons. Up to 5 armies on a side. Arthur with Roman and Pict allies (remember Kira Knightly). The Saxons get Vortigen allies. All armies provided. GM: Bob Beattie
Saturday: DBA 15mm Theme Tournament “Do you trust your allies?” 9AM – 12noon Rules: DBA 3, 15mm, 3 rounds, 24” Battlefields Any legal DBA 2 or 3 15mm army with allies as described on page 31 of DBA 3. ALLIED CONTINGENTS An army may be allowed ally contingents from another listed army. If so, this is specified at the bottom of its own army list. A single allied contingent consists of exactly 3 elements from its own army list. In the rare instances when more than one allied army provided allied contingents at the same battle, two allied contingents from different armies are allowed, each of exactly 2 elements. An allied contingent must include the general’s element of its army (which does not function as a general) and at least 1 element from the entry with the largest number of elements. If the army has 2 troop types with that number allowed, the player chooses which to use. Any third element is the player’s choice from elements yet unused. Allied elements are exchanged for the same number of elements from the main army’s list, which cannot include its general. Note that Allied elements can only make a group move with elements of their contingent.
GM: Joe Alberti
DBA Matched Pairs Tournament 1PM – 6PM Rules: DBA 3, any scale, 4 rounds Bring any two armies that are listed as enemies in the army list. Players divided into two pools: A and B. In the first round, Pool A players choose which of their opponent’s army they will use. In second round, Pool B players choose which army to use. And so forth in rounds 3 and 4. A player uses one of his own armies in 2 rounds, and opponent’s armies twice. Because one player’s armies are being used in each round, they can be of any scale; on 40mm or 60mm wide bases. 40mm based armies play on 24” battlefields; 60mm on 36” ones. GM: Bob Beattie
Good, Bad and Ugly International Hordes of the Things (HOTT) 25mm Tournament A walk in history - "Here be dragons"! 7PM – 11PM Rules: Hordes of the Thing 2.1 (with recommended Base Width Movement), 25mm, 3 rounds, 36” battlefields. This is the new Fall In Leg of a 10 part tournament, with events around the world. This is open to any 25mm tournament with 24 AP armies. However, to qualify for the Theme and the International Barker Best Army Trophy, the army must be elements found in HOTT. However, the army must be a factual historical army, for example Roman, Greek, medieval, WWI, WWII, Pirates, the Wild West, Native American, etc. The army cannot be based on fantasy or myth for example Tolkien (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), Narnia, Redwall, Weirdstone, etc. – however, the army could however have some elements from these sources. A theme army must have at least half the AP as true historical elements, while at least 2 elements must be fantasy. You may have more than 2 elements of fantasy, if you desire up to 12 AP. See details here fanaticus.boards.net/thread/156/2016-good-ugly-international-tournament There will be awards to local winners. Best Theme army will be entered into the international competition. Also best Stronghold (as voted by players) will be submitted. Loaner armies will be available. Contact the GM with questions. GM: Bob Beattie