A day later and with 100+ responses to the census, there are only thirteen armies that no one has yet reported. I will say, Haardrada was correct about one of them!
They were just wild random guesses to get the post moving since there hadn't been much response...the truth is probably they are variations of popular lists that don't get a look in because of more popular choices.
Your census really has taken off Kaiphranos,well done.😊
I have a Hsi Hsia army made up of mostly Essex Central Asian and Tibetan types - it has been a mainstay of my Asia themed campaigns for years.
I think I loaned it out to a young gamer one Cancon as well.
My good friend and fellow Fanatici Gregorius has a Saitic Egyptian - they famously crossed swords (and spears/arrows/chariot wheels) with my Early Libyan in a well documented battle on the old Fanaticus site - after which consensus was that 'Hills of Fire' Shiraz should be classified as a performance enhancing substance in DBA circles.
A great game David in a memorable afternoon of gaming. Hills of Fire Shiraz certainly delivered a stunning result 🍷🍷🍷🍷!
Dienekes, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we'll have our battle in the shade.' - Herodotus, The Histories, 7.226
Down to just three armies that no one has reported yet! I am going to leave the survey open for about another week, if anyone was meaning to respond but has not yet done so: Census Form
Belatedly, I just shared the link to the poll with my local DBA FB group, for those who may not have seen this here. Two of them in particular have VERY large DBA collections. Hopefully, they'll complete your poll ASAP. So, doesn't close it just yet, please.
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2021 13:38:30 GMT by paulhannah
III/59 Toltecs are 20-7 in the NAGS COMPENDIVM (won-loss record of all our group's DBA games since before time). So, that army is certainly present locally. It's owner is one of the ones I am hoping will soon respond to your army census poll.
For anyone seeking an obscure army to build next, may I suggest one of the following?
I/4c Hurrian or Early Kassite or Nairi I/39a Urartian 880-765 BC I/49a Van-lang or Au Lac Vietnamese 700-207 BC I/49c Early Vietnamese 110 BC-247 AD II/29 Tien and K'un-ming Chinese III/42a Sha-t'o Turkish 808-880 AD III/42b Sha-t'o Turkish 881-951 AD III/60 Medieval Vietnamese IV/25 Later Bulgar IV/37d Other Indonesian and Malay