DBA - Fast play rules for Ancient Wargames - 3000 BC to 1485 AD
DBA is an Army level game designed to allow an ancient battle to be fought quickly on a small table with only a few figures.
The game is played by two opposing armies (ideally, but not necessarily historical opponents). Each Army consists of 12 elements (blocks of figures) from pre-defined historical Army Lists.
Ground scale is 1 inch = 100 paces (75 Metres)
Each heavy infantry stand = about 1000 - 1200 men.
Each cavalry stand = 500 - 600 cavalry.
Rules: The rules are designed to allow a battle to be fought on a small area (60cm x 60cm) with a small number of figures but they still retain a good "feel" for ancient warfare at the commander's level. Because of the level of battle modelled the rules do not reflect the weapon types, armour classes and morale ratings of the armies as do some other rule sets which are currently popular. DBA is designed to fight the battle at the level of the battlefield commander. The player, as the commander, does not have detailed information about his troops (or the enemy) but he can see their relative positions on the battlefield and whether his forces are advancing in the assault or fleeing rearward in panic. Games normally last between 30 and 60 minutes.