Wednesday, 23 December 2015

DBA 3.0 - EIR vs Early Germans

Good morning,

Yesterday, at around lunch time, Young Stan popped around for a quick game of DBA with his newly completed II/47d [Other Batavin or Cherusci] Early Germans.
  • 1 x General (Cv)
  • 2 x Heroes with long spears (4Wb)
  • 7 x Warriors (3Wb)
  • 2 x Skirmishers (Ps)

So I, naturally, brought out my II/56 Early Imperial Romans.
  • 1 x General on horseback (Cv)
  • 1 x Equites (Cv)
  • 4 x Legionaries (4Bd)
  • 3 x Auxiliary pedites (4Ax)
  • 1 x Archers (Ps)
  • 1 x Numidian (LH)
  • 1 x Lancers (3Kn)

My Wromans had already invaded Lower Germany, so the natives launched a counter attack. (Stan was the aggressor, I, the defender).

Being a bit tricksy, I send forth my Numidians to the other flank.





All while Stan had very poor pip dice and could only send forth his skirmishers into the wood.

And then out of the wood.

Umm...numerically speaking...

...that doesn't look fair!

So I pull the general out of the line to move him over yonder.

All while my Numidians (and my Equites and Lancers on the other side of the river) slog through their respective patches of bad going.

First contact.


Aww, stink!

Stink indeed!

I, rather impetuously in hindsight, send forth my Auxila to catch the corner of an isolated Warband...

...while my mounted finally make progress.

The Long Spears conform to me (since I've got the bigger group)...

...for a nul result.




...aww stink!

Stink indeed.

Thankfully the rest of his hairy mob haven't had the pips to advance. And my eastern mounted column were finally making headway north.

Next bound...


Stan redresses his line...

...and I sneak in my general to face his.

I redress my own line, and turn in my eastern mounted elements to threaten the German's flank.

And so it begins...

I manage to push back the initial shove...

...and follow up.

And here's where things go south for me.

One pip! One! There they are, all ready to cross the river to wreak havoc, pip! So I move in my general to shore up the Legionaries' line... no avail.


Next bound...

Stink, stink, stink!

Blimmin Warband quick killing Blades!

And that was the end of that. Well played Stan, well played.

Still, it was a great game, and it was wonderful to have the ancients back on the table again. I do so enjoy DBA.

Thanks for the game Stan,



  1. Great to see you guys trundle out the historicals. I hope you get lots of gaming fun in during your holidays!

    Hey, have you seen SW yet? What did you think?

    1. Hi John,

      I hope so too!

      And yep - it's freak'n awesome! I'm going again with a mate from work on the 28th. :-)

      Did you enjoy it?

    2. I surely did enjoy it, great fun!
      I thought the new younger actors did a great job too, although I must admit I am looking forward to seeing more of Luke in the next movie :)

    3. Yeah, Luke did look a bit like a stunned mullet!

  2. My lot had 2xPS.
    And, we forgot that Ps can't be overlapped on a corner. Don't think it made any difference. But I may not have pushed them so far forward against your 1xPs.
    Great game. Must do it again.

    1. Ah, ok, I'll fix that. And I too completely overlooked that...he says completely oblivious to that rule...

      Yes, we must. Next week?

  3. Nice report, glad to see Ancients on your tables!

    1. Thanks Phil. Yep, I do enjoy my ancients!