De Bellis Antiquitis

What is DBA ?

From Wikipedia :
"De Bellis Antiquitatis or DBA is a fast play set of rules for the hobby of historical miniature wargaming, particularly ancient and medieval wargaming in the period 3000 BC to 1485 AD. These rules allow entire armies to be represented by less than 50 figures. The rules also include a campaign system and over 200 army lists. DBA is produced by the Wargames Research Group and was the first game in the DBx series, which now includes De Bellis Multitudinis (DBM, a more complex version of DBA), De Bellis Magistrorum Militum (DBMM, a successor or alternative to DBM), Hordes of the Things (a fantasy version), and De Bellis Renationis (DBR, a Renaissance version). An online video game titled DBA Online was also created."

Pages focusing on specific DBA armies (of 15mm figs).

Digging through my stores after the last house move, found a few boxes of DBA armies that survived the last few moves and years. Quite a nice little collection, so I thought Id document them here.

DBA Armies are necessarily small, and the army lists mention lots of them .. hundreds in fact. Each army is pretty quick and cheap to put together, so the average DBA Fanaticus tends to collect lots and lots of little armies.

Great fun to build, and highly educational. In future, when I get over the current round of period creep, I will definitely get back to putting some more of these together.

As an added bonus, DBA armies are directly usable in HoTT as well .. so I should add some mythic heros, Gods and monsters to these historical armies to multi purpose them in future.

Anyway .. here is what we have so far :

New Kingdom Egyptian

Aztec / Mexican
Sodom and Gomorrah
And finally .. an article on making the board tiles seen in these shots :

DBA board tiles