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:

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sheffield Triples and DBA Northern Cup

A good selection of games including the SoA sponsored 'Rise of Rome' themed DBA northern cup. Photos and descriptions by Phil Steele at Ancients on the Move.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Battle Day 2nd April 2016

Battle Day this year features the battle of Pharsalus 48 BC, between the rivals for control of the Roman world, Julius Caesar and Pompey. The Battle day take place at Sycamore Hall, Drayton Road, Bletchley, Near Milton Keynes, MK2 3RR and runs from 9am till 5pm (with an hour either side available for games to set up and clear away).

There will be eleven games refighting Pharsalus this year, using eleven different sets of rules and in varying figure scales. We have:

  • Armati 15mm
  • Command and Colors: Ancients 15mm
  • To The Strongest 6mm
  • Civitates Bellantes 6mm
  • Impetus 15mm
  • DBMM 15mm
  • Hail Caesar/Lost Battles 10mm/6mm
  • Lost Battles 25mm
  • Lap of the Gods 15mm
  • Warlord 15mm
  • Big Battle DBA 15mm
The Day will begin with an introduction to the battle by Phil Sabin. Phil's sessions are always very interesting - do make sure you arrive in time to hear this one!

Attendees of Battle Day are asked to pay £10 towards the cost of hiring the Hall and the tables. Juniors and students are free.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day, a bar (not free!) opens at lunchtime, and there are shops nearby selling sandwiches etc.