Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I am all for evolution however. They killed my beloved Fantasy, actually the whole Fantasy world. They killed my beloved FOW V3, TBH we still play V3.
Command cards, command point re rolls what next round bases for DBA.
I am probably not a good enough player or a knowledgeable enough military buff to see the wrinkles in DBA 3.0 so as a result I love it to bits and think it is the perfect tourney game.
Speed I play I can often roll over in five min and get to look at all the other great games or the show the games are being played at.
As for ultra realistic games until I am made to feel the deaths of my little metal battle brothers I will keep throwing them into the Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh.
We could perhaps add jeopardy and bash dead stands with a hammer.
The other thing I love about DBA is of course the passion many have for it as evidenced by the posts on this forum.
Firstly, apologies for my rant-inducing post. That certainly wasn't my intention! Just wanted to inject a bit of caution into the discussion - no fear of change here, but there is certainly a sense of exasperation and frustration of change for the sake of change.
Secondly, at no point was I thinking of DBM, DBMM, or BBM^3, or DBM to any other power. I was more thinking of game systems like Lion Rampant, L'art de la Guerre, Mortem et Gloriam, and I assume there are more out there. I haven't played any of these, but I understand them to be just other ways ways of having wargame-y fun.
No need to apologise Attilathenun... ...I was the one at fault for posting in the wrong Fanaticus section.
But players shouldn’t really fear house rules. After all, house rules are something that has accompanied every single version of DBA, and just about every other set of wargaming rules ever printed. Those that like ‘em use them...those that don’t just ignore them. The unchanged DBA 3.0 rules will still be there for competitions. But the basic tournament rules do not cover everything.
Take campaigns for example. DBA 3.0 doesn’t have any inbuilt campaign rules, just some vague outlines printed on page 14. So to play a campaign at home or in a club setting, new extra rules are required, new extra rules that do not exist in the basic tournament rules. Now I’m sure that people would not demand that if you want to play a campaign, then tough, you can’t, so go and use some other set of rules, because DBA 3.0 doesn’t allow for them.
The basic tournament rules are for tournaments. Campaign rules are extra rules for fighting campaigns. And historical rules are also extra for those that want them.