NOTE: This page is under construction; we'll add more
files as we get around to it. Don't hold your breath, but nagging us might
This page is a collection of essays focussed on Big Battle DBA
as described in v2.0 of the DBA (De Bellis Antiquitatis) wargame rules.
Material published herein is the property of the authors, David Kuijt
and David Schlanger, the "Two Davids." We are afficionados of DBA, and
especially of Big Battle DBA.
This page is entirely unofficial and
without any connection or endorsement from anyone.
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Army List Assessment: a brief,
systematic analysis of every big-battle army list with respect to its
effectiveness in open tournaments.
Classification of Big Battle Army Types:
A list of some of the general army classes we use to describe armies
based upon their mix of troop types.
Command Pip Probabilities: the odds
of rolling high, low, or whatever for a given command on a given bound, and
the average pip roll expected, for each of the six different types of
command in a Big Battle DBA game.
Basics of Big Battle Tactics: a simple
primer of the important issues for big-battle tactics, terrain,
command structure, command missions, and so on.
Tactical Manuals: each tactical manual focusses on one army,
and gives a detailed analysis of how to use that army when attacking,
when defending, what sort of terrain to put out against which type of
enemy armies, and so on. Tactical manuals have been created for
the following armies:
Battle Reports: illustrated battle reports with commentary.
The Roll of Honour: a listing of the various
armies we have used in Big Battle tournaments.
Patsies and Arabs (II83(b) Patrician
Roman East with III/23(a) Later Pre-Islamic Arab Nomad ally
Aztecs and Tlaxies (IV/63 Aztec with IV/19
Big Al and the Classics
Tamil Indian with Hindu ally
Italian Condotta with Later Swiss ally
Charax with Arab and Parthian allies
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