More Terrain

An unprecedented bout of terrain building vigor has actually seen me build a few more pieces for my Gauls!  So now I have my own little slice of Gallica to defend from those naughty Roman imperialists. Continue reading →


Making Terrain

So with the excitement of the hotness that is ADLG and the prospect of expanding from DBA to a ‘proper’ big battle spectacle – my regular opponent and I lamented the typical approach to ancients terrain.  i.e. Little swaths of brightly coloured felt, typically geometrically optimised for maximum on-table performance!  Now I have been guilty of this approach myself as it is incredibly practical – especially as most ancients rules sets involve little wee bases where the relative positioning is fairly important – hence jostling and uneven surfaces becomes an issue.  Surely there is a way to combine practical with aesthetic sensibility – time to get my Japanese funk flowing methinks… Continue reading →

Adventures in India

Lately a few of the local DBA enthusiasts have been involved in an ongoing ancient warfare campaign (read more here at Keith’s excellent Blog if you are interested).  Beginning following the conquests of Alexander and running through the rise of Carthage & Rome the campaign captures much of classical warfare.  With my poor availability I’ve made myself available to participate in some of the minor roles while the dramatis personae invade and conquer territories across the ancient world.  My first battle saw me taking command of a Classical Indian army, repelling an invasion of Asiatic Successors under command of Eumenes (also known as Jim). Continue reading →

Christchurch DBA Open (Classical)

Last weekend I attended the first round of the Christchurch DBA Open.  The competition is split into two, one day rounds – the first being armies of the Ancient/Classical period.  The concluding round will be later this year.  Anyhow after a long time away from any sort of wargaming (small children, work, & life in general) I was a bit rusty but looking forward to 5 games of the rapid fire DBA 3.0 ruleset. Continue reading →

Back on the Wagon at Warclouds

Well after what feels like an eternity I finally got some wargaming done today at one of the local major competitions Warclouds Over Woolston.  It has been a fairly hectic few weeks with a family beach holiday, travel for work, and also moving into a new role at work – so wargaming has been on the back burner.  Anyway here are a few happy snaps from the DBA comp, which despite me missing half of due to other commitments still saw me getting in 3 games with my Yi Korean army. Continue reading →

The Defense of Gallia

I got down to the Cavs last week for another couple of DBA games with Brian.  I’m planning to play in the DBA comp at Warclouds coming up in Feb so I was eager to get in some more games with the Gauls.  Since their last outing I’d decided to rebase my 2 stands of 4Wb Gaesatae ‘naked warriors’ to the more mobile ‘Fast’ 3Wb.  This would give my army a bit more mobility.  Brian bought along his Romans again for a chance of revenge, but to mix things up a bit and give my Gauls something a bit different to fight against for our first game he wheeled out another historical opponent – his Thracians. Continue reading →