I liked the practical solutions in your improving DBA article. I am minded to give them a go at the Bakewell matched pairs tournament in October!
That would be a great play test!
I am pretty happy with the Ax and the Pike changes. Pydna and Chaeronea seem about right with these. Hannibal at Cannae still underperforms (the lack of troop grading the cause) but not the level of before. Brian Boru has a much better chance at Clontarf. The Swiss are tougher and now better to under take their historical course.
The shooting changes need a lot more testing. HYW fights are certainly better. Persians vs Greeks are now much less of a pushover. My main worry however is with all those other bow armies in other periods...
Time will tell.
My copy hasn't yet arrived... but I know that there is a DBA campaign in this issue. Scenarios or not... joining the SOA is well worth the price.
Oh, I plan to submit some DBA Scenarios in future issues...
Post by medievalthomas on Aug 2, 2019 18:23:28 GMT
But we should not value the suggestions based on this old saw. One looses or shoots an arrow but if you say "fire" its still clear what you mean ("fire" comes from matchlocks which we no longer use but we still say "fire" a gun even though setting it on fire has nothing to do with its current operation).
Very nice! Is slingshot available as a pdf download on their site? I didn’t see it, and would love it in that format if possible. Either way I’ll order it can’t wait to read it. Will go great with the historical battles for dba 3.0, and probably Stevie coming publication..
Off to fire some bows and detonate a catapault or two
Chris “burned all his grammar credits just trying to read DBA in the first place” Milne
Contribute to the DBA Wiki! It'll ensure none of these discussions/suggestions/battle reports/army pics get lost!
Unfortunately, no. Slingshot is currently “hard copy” only. There have been debates among the Society of Ancients committee about making it available in a digital format, but so far I think it was back-burnered (fear of piracy type stuff, possibly?).
What IS available is a cd-rom of all Slingshots from 1965 to 2015). It’s a veritable mine of information.