Post by stevie on Jul 23, 2021 7:55:19 GMT
The main purpose of these “Simple Ancient Battle Rules” (known as SAB for short) is to provide players with
broadly the same effects and outcomes as the full DBA 3.0 rules, but to do so by using less complex methods.
Of course, it is difficult to simplify things without the introduction of some degree of distortion, but this has
been kept to the barest minimum where possible, with simplicity being the primary goal.
What these rules are not about is correcting any perceived play-balance issues or inherent unit weaknesses.
Such things are the job of House Rules, although simplifying the full DBA rules is itself a form of House Rule.
These SAB rules, being less complex, may be of use when demonstrating DBA to new players. Even veteran
players may benefit when returning to DBA after being away for some time playing other rule-sets and find
they have forgotten a few of the more obscure and finicky rules, or just prefer something a little bit simpler.
The layout is in four sections: simplified base depths and simplified movement, with two additional optional
sections dealing with simplified unit classes and a simplified combat outcome chart. All these sections, and
the contents within them, are designed to be modular, allowing players the freedom to choose the amount
of complexity they feel comfortable with.
And it can be found here:-
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Later Edit: just clarified and re-worded the SAB Subsequent Moves rule.
(This has been presented in this section of Fanaticus because that is what it is...
...it’s a set of amendments creating a simplified version of the full DBA 3.0 rules.
As it has not been approved by either Phil or Sue Barker, I have no right to use
the title “DBA”, so I have called it by a different name altogether)
The old WRG rules got more and more complicated until the final WRG 7th Edition.
DBA 1.0 with its simplicity was a breath of fresh air and proved to be very popular.
Perhaps it’s time for DBA to also go on a diet and shed a little excess weight as well...