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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:46 am 
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Are there any dba players on EF?
I'm thinking about starting to play dba, and have already seen a couple of sites but would like some info on the subject, like how expensive does it gets?
I mean, I play some GW games, and most of them say you can play with just a "couple" of minis, (argument that aside from BB and Necro is not totaly true) and in the end you spend a lot more than you planned on...
Any other comments comparing dba games to WFB or even 40K as far as the game system goes?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:45 am 
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Im not a fan of DBA (I prefer Warmaster), but the fantasy version (Hordes of the things) is fantastic.

DBA requires 12 "elements" per army.

Using 15mm figures, an element would propably be 4-6 figures at the most, so we're talking 70 figures or so. More if you go 10 or 6mm.

Pretty cheap :)

DBA is highly abstracted, and sometimes feels a bit more like wargame chess. But it works out allright, and gives reasonable results, as long as you use historical opponents (100 year war french vs romans will get wonky)


As for comparisons, Warhammer is pretty okay, but suffers from buckets of dice syndrome. Comparisons to 40K 3/4th edition are hard to make, as DBA qualifies as a wargame (though an abstract one), while 40K's current incarnation qualifies as glossy toilet paper 8)


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I got caught by an "army deal"! :lol:
Some companys have already built armys with all the possible options for the 12 elements, and it seemed a lot wiser to get one of those instead of buying blister packs, and end up with lots of minis without use...
I'm building an "Later Hoplite Greek army" and I'm very pleased with the ammount of detail thay actualy have.
Dont know about other companys but Xyston minis seem very good.

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Ok, I have to ask, what the hell does "DBA" stand for?

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DBA Means

De Bellis Antiqutatis.

I think it means armies of Antiquity. However, I really can't remember.

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