Sunday, May 29, 2016

Aristotle's tomb identified

According to Greek archaeologists, Aristotle's final burial place has been identified in the centre of ancient Stagira, where he was born. More information here.

Kostas Sismanidis
Kostas Sismanidis
Kostas Sismanidis

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Great Battles of History for DBA3

Here is the description from Joe Collins:

The DBA Development Team and Friends are happy to announce the publishing of "Great Battles of History for DBA 3".

This is a book of 12 historical scenarios ranging from Gela in 405 BC to Enguingatte in 1479 AD that showcases DBA 3's strength in refighting historical battles. Written by some of the leading DBA gamers across the world, each scenario has a short history, complete OB, map of the terrain, and a photographed narrative play-through. These refights use the Historical Battle rules found in the DBA 3 rulebook and are scaled to be in easy reach of the average gamer or club.

This 134 page full-color book is available from for $34.97 USD.
You can find it here…link

For places outside of Lulu's shipping area, the book will be available worldwide through Amazon at $49.95 USD in a few weeks.

Monies earned for the first year on the book in excess of $150.00 USD (the startup cost for the editor) will be donated to the Society of Ancients in honor of Phil and Sue Barker.

For those on a tight budget or who would like a complete preview, the book in its entirety will soon be available for free as a download from Keith McNelly's website.

I hope everyone enjoys "Great Battles of History for DBA 3" as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Thanks to Charlie, Bob, John, Graham, Robert, Phil, James and Tom for directly contributing….

Also thanks to Joseph Collins, Doug Melville, Pat Lowinger, Dr. Dave Cliffel, the rather misnamed Nashville Track & Hull Club, and especially Keith McNelly…. You guys are terrific too!

Joe Collins
General Editor


Monday, April 25, 2016

UK Alton DBA matched pairs 23rd April

The UK Alton DBA matched pairs on the 23rd April was a success, with 14 players participating. Richard Pulley fought through to a glorious victory from 5th place after lunch to 1st place at 4.30 pm.
More photos of the event at the Yahoo DBA group (you need to sign in with a Yahoo account to see them).

Friday, April 8, 2016

Blood Eagle - Dark Ages Skirmish ruleset

A new skirmish wargame recently released by North Star Military Figures, which has gathered some positive feedback. Here are a few battle reports from the Blood Eagle blog to give the flavour of the game.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

6mm battle at Battle Day

An impressive 6mm display and stop motion replay at Battle Day at the conclusion of which Pompey emerged as the first Roman emperor.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The organisation of the imperial Legion and Auxilia units.

Here is a fascinating short video outlining the organisation of the Roman army in the imperial period.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Cannae Refought with Legion, Armati and DBM

Another offering in the free downloads of classic Slingshot articles: Cannae Refought with Legion, Armati and DBM. Each of the three rulesets is put through its paces recreating the great battle of tactical manoeuvre. Available on the SoA website: