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F-220 The Age of Arthur: An Introduction to DBAI have owned DBA for just about as long as I have been into historical miniatures, but never played a game of it. I had 15mm Essex New Kingdom Egyptians and Hittites for many, many years, with a pathetic one stand of archers painted, before finally selling them away and turning my back on DBA forever. Well...until Number One Son started taking a big interest in ancient Rome. There's no way I'm going to go big into ancients just because my twelve year old son is interested-- he'd be out of the house before I ever finished! But...twelve stand armies? A twelve stand army or two, that I could do. And then I found Corvus Belli army packs for Polybian Romans, Later Carthaginians and ancient Britons on Bartertown, dirt cheap...it just seemed the DBA stars were aligning. What can I say, I enjoyed the demo! No, the rules aren't much fun to decipher, nor is the game any great spectacle. Yet, it's easy to get going, fun to play and finishes in an hour or two. I wish there were more miniatures games you could play with so little commitment and cost!! I thought the campaign aspect of the tutorial games was a great idea-- I took a province for the Saxons (white), but the Britons (red) held their own, and we divided Britain between us, at the expense of the Picts (green).
Dark Ages; 12 PM; Length: 4 hrs; Hosted by: Chris Brantley; Scale: 15mm; Rules: DBA rules, version 2.2+; No. of Players: 0.
It is the Age of Arthur and Vortigern and the fate of Romano- Celtic Britain hangs in the balance. Take on the role of a British dux bellorum, Saxon warchief or Pictish toisech. With each victory and defeat, you can change the map of Britain. This is a walk-up gaming opportunity designed to introduce players to the fast-play 2.2+ version of De Bellis Antiquitatis ancient and medieval rules. Play one game or play a dozen. This is a walk-up event so c’mon by - no ticket is necessary! DBA tutors on hand to help introduce you to the game, teach and answer questions. Experienced players also welcome. Can you rally the Britains to hold back the barbarian hordes? Or will the Saxon warbands of Horst and Hengist (and the Picts in the North) overthrow kings and carve out new lands to rule? Participants are eligible for raffle prizes including Splintered Light Miniatures’ Saxon and Sub-Roman DBA army packs. Unlimited participation over each session. Sit down and play for just 30 minutes, or try again and again! For NEW players. Kid friendly.