Tag Archive | New Line Designs

I hope it’s Eye Candy #1

I’m frustrated with Google+ which is going away anyway but also frustrated with Blogger. I haven’t changed anything yet I cannot post my blog to Google+ in the usual way and the truth is I can’t post it at all since the screen goes white and just hangs there. As a result I have to […]

The Destruction of Pasha Hicks

Some weeks ago I posted teaser for an upcoming game. The post featured my The Men Who Would  Be Kings (TMWWBK) Egyptian Army. We use approximately a double list from the rules for our colonial games and I have a number of house rules that provide flavor. We finally got around to doing the game […]

My DBA Trebbia

Doing an ancient battle that featured an ambush is no easy task if you want the ambushed to have a fighting chance of victory. Historically, Hannibal pulled off an ambush of a Roman army near the River Trebbia in 218 BC. The Battle of Trebia was a resounding defeat for the Romans with only 10,000 […]

Hicks Pasha Disaster Preview

My plan is to play out the destruction of the Hicks disaster in the Sudan on September 30. The pictures below are roughly the initial set-up for the hapless Egyptians. The savage attack by forty thousand screaming dervishes had smashed into the Egyptian column in the forest of Shaykan, Kordofan Province, in the western Sudan, […]

Telamon 225 BC DBA_BR_Mod

This is the fourth game in the series in which I am adapting a Command and Colors Ancients  (CCA)scenario to play with my modifications to DBA 1.0. The game was played on a 36″ by 36″ table. Converting the CCA game pieces to match elements in my DBA system was not exact but fairly close. […]

Vespasian Crosses the Medway

I’m continuing to experiment with a house rules version of DBA. My goal is to not radically change DBA 1.0 but to tweak it in small ways so I can do historical simulations to my satisfaction. I’ve been taking scenarios from Command and Colors Ancients and converting them into a DBA type game with my […]

Double Element DBA-Hannibal’s Army

Experimenting with double element armies for DBA. That is all.

No game, just pictures.

In no particular order a whole of pictures from my and my friend’s Sudan project… We simply got together and tried out my new camera lens and posed some shots of our figures.

Historical DBA 2nd Punic War

My friend and I have a desire to use the popular DBA rules to play historical battles. This requires going beyond the 12 element maximum in a traditional DBA match up. The two battles that follow are our first attempts. To assist us in the process I went to the Command And Colors Ancients (CCA) […]

Burn the Kraal or Jolly Well Bad Luck Old Boy!

Our little group continues to practice colonial gaming with The Men Who Would be Kings (TMWWBK) ruleset published by Osprey and written by Daniel Mersey. In this scenario the Imperial objective was to teach a chap named Sihayo a lesson as to where his loyalties should be. As one of Cetshwayo’s allies who had the […]