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> Is DBA still popular?, Is everyone playing ADLG now instead?
post Jun 7 2018, 08:54 AM
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For a while DBA seemed to be the most popular Ancients ruleset, at least in terms of the number of players at big events like Cancon.

However, based on the discussion What was popular at Cancon 2018 DBA didn't even get a mention this year. Don't know if this is because it wasn't played or just that none of the DBA players read the discussion.

At the (NSW) Central Coast Wargames club Sword and Spear was our most popular ruleset in 2016 but ADLG has been the most popular ruleset in 2017-2018 (though S&S is still being played by some people).

At our last meeting we actually had a couple of people playing DBA3, which I don't recall ever seeing at the club before.

So is DBA still being played? If so are you playing standard DBA with 12 element armies or Big Battle DBA?


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post Jun 15 2018, 09:15 AM
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Hi Mark,

It is still popular for me (my favourite game tongue.gif ). We have some regular 3.0 players in Brisbane that play at the monthly B.I.G meets. I am looking to build on that and get more regular games happening.

Personally, DBA requires far less time and money investment than ADLG and a game can be over in under an hour and then you pick a different army and go again.


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post Jun 15 2018, 11:05 AM
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Yep DBA is a good start for ALDG.

DBA is increasing with 3.0. But I so is ALDG, really you can start a ALDG army with two DBA armies, it just takes double the time.

They both have a place and I like the DBA as a good quick game to get done in a hour, great for a single day or night tournament. Easy to get armies ready to go, with all the options.

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post Aug 10 2018, 10:14 AM
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Sorry to chime in so long after the original post. I don't visit WargamerAU all that often and I have a bad tendency to just have a 'man look'...

DBA was played, I just wouldn't be surprised that none of the DBA players read the discussion. Most of the players I personally know here in Australia tend to post on the new Fanaticus Forum or the relevant DBx Facebook pages.

I believe DBA will be on the schedule for Cancon 2019 also at this stage.

In recent years, I've been build most if not all of my DBx armies based around Hordes of the Things and the colonial variant Hordes of the Empire, not that I play all that often. I should really pull my finger out and roll some dice. It has proven popular at our local club in the past.

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