A flexible, fast-playing set of miniatures rules. An army consists of 12 units (called “elements”), classified as Blades, Warband, Knights and so forth. The rules are. 12 Sep DE BELLIS ANTIQUITATIS EPUB DOWNLOAD – Back to the De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) Rules Board Just to clarify, El Jocko, will the +. Buy Dba Simple Ancient and Medieval Wargaming Rules Including Dbsa and Dba De Bellis Antiquitatis Version De Bellis Magistrorum Militum.

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The English archers were not defeated and in fact decisively intervened to save their men at arms as they also did at Agincourt Also they were grouped together in long standing retinues which seems to have helped with cohesion.

Fair Very well used, but complete and useable. Not that it needed it.

Note that since results are applied immediately, shrewd players resolve combats whose results can give them advantages against other elements in future combats. Poor Extremely well used and has major flaws, which may be too numerous to mention.

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Any way, the debate is moot. Again, I highly recommend “European Warfare: The players then alternate in placing their camp model and armies, and the defender takes the first bound.

The defender uses a random process to place terrain according to his army’s home territory, and the invader chooses which side his army will enter the board. Well, Tom is a friend de bellis antiquitatis 2.

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What is the rule supposed to represent in that case? PIPs do not carry over from turn to turn. And yes the armor was different the Milanes having finally near prefected heat treated steel armor even for their horses. Achieving a roll twice as high as your opponent generally destroys that antiquitagis, with lesser successes merely pushing the opponent back out of the line of battle.

They didnt fight like Parthian horse archers and their mounts were for operational bells, not tactical. Also note that in one of the rare major defeats of English archers the ground was baked too hard for them to use their stakes. After making any such desired moves, the players then conduct combat, both ranged and close combat, adjudicated in the order specified by the active player.

I truly can’t tell from your comments. So we know that the English archers did not actually use stakes until late in the HYW period.


Good analogy Warhorse, but a little off. It’s pretty ugly for the mounted if they’re careless. I even started basing troops for the system.

As far as you owning a great deal of books…I guess I am happy for you. Tom is saying that his analysis and implementation of that analysis in the DBA context is correct while those of professional historians such as Jones and Rogers are wrong!

At Agincourt the French allowed them to pull up stakes and advance a short distance while preparing for antiquiattis. Views Read Edit View history. Belis Blade provide side support to Bow but Spear and Pike do not? And, in the absence of a Stake marker rule or element, I would not allow bows to move and shoot in the same turn.

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But I would note that both Tom and Joe insist on describing someone who dares question DBA as “ignorant” while their analsysis is totally at odds with professional historians. Close to perfect, very collectible. Boardgame counters are punched, unless noted. Complete and very useable. Any way, the debate is moot.

Furthermore, Jones and Rogers’ makes sense and their analysis is well supported by the historical record. New thread printer friendly. Now in 3rd edition. Blades don’t engage in ranged 2. and Pikes get rear support, all due to their gear.

We hope this gets more people playing historical battles using DBA which 3. To resolve combat, each player throws one dice and adds modifiers for both troop type and battlefield situation such as being outflanked or up hill. The bills in “bill and bow” formations were spears atiquitatis funny looking spear points and were wielded as such. But critically the bow were protected by stakes. The reality is that no one knows the exact formations used by the English. Tom is right, English dismounted knights were flanked by bows.

Our mutual interests in historical games makes total sense!