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 Lulu.com for $34.97USD. You can find it here…link
For places outside of Lulu's shipping area, the book will be available worldwide through Amazon at $49.95USD in a few weeks.
Monies earned for the first year on the book in excess of $150.00USD (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!
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).
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.
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: http://soa.org.uk/joomla/