Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mini Tourney in Korea.

I had the opportunity to play DBA today with two guys I meet over Fanaticus Forum in Korea. What a treat. I never figured that I would get to play over here during my stay here. Ralph and his friend David and I played today in a mini tourney between the Gauls and the Carthaginians. The armies were from 1.1 DBA but we played the rules from 2.2. Was different, but worked out just fine. This is the final battle between myself (Gauls) and David (Carthaginians). We each played each other twice, so we all got in four games today, pretty cool.

Anyway the Carthos won terrain. The waterway was placed and I was lucky enough to have the water at my backside. So here is the rules question....Did we play/set-up this up legally? We placed our camps (mine is on the edge of the board at the left corner of the waterway). I arrayed my troops across the entire waterway minus the 3" "No set-up" zone. Once I removed the cards from my set-up it left the Carthos a 3" set-up ares for his landing force. By the way his landing force consisted of his CV General, a CV, and 2 x LH. Mean while his other forces were in a split formation on his side of the board. You will see them sluggishly moving across on the final picture.

Understanding the rules. The landing force must have two of its elements edges touching the edge of the waterway. He had plenty of room:) The way I see it, He had to land where I wanted him or not show up for the battle. Obviously, his general wanted to fight so he showed up. The first turn turned out to be bloody as my CV turned to face his GEN and another CV. The CV died and his General locked. Yes Terry, he was rolling like you usually do....his first four roles added up to about 5.
The Gauls formed columns and began to move to the right in order to get to fight as well. Mostly since my GEN was a WB and was feeling left out. Never even drew his Sword on this one. Things began to get worse for the Carthos and a LH was killed fighting the Gauls. Then David's die began to get better and he surged by moving his othe forces forward for a few turns. he also killed one of the Gaul CV and was looking pretty good. The LH was killed by a CV and a Ps door closing and then the General was on his own. Man that guy most assuredly eat his Wheaties this morning. He repulse a four stand pile-up three times. Finally, The Gaul CV got him with no recoil into a Gaul Ps. Game over.

Here you see the rest of the Carthos trudging along oblivious to the carnage that had taken place.
The question/interesting thing about this whole game was the Gauls set-up. Interesting point that if it was legal (we could not find anything to say it was not) Then you can basically set the landing force up for destruction. I would recommend, in this instance to opt for putting your back to a water way to discourage a Littoral landing.


steve said...

Perfectly legal, no problems there as far as I can see. Littoral Landings can be fickle beasts!

fareast51 said...

Dear Littlehordes,
great site. Awesome painting!
I'm a DBAer in Korea too! I thought I was the only one!
My email is
I just moved, and I've got my own painting and games room! I've got 2x vikings, anglo danes, pre-feudal scots, Sub Roman Brits, Nkaph. Byzantines, Rus, early Hungarians, plus lots more waiting to be painted. I have my own private language school and am starting a games club soon.
Write back soon please.