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1990
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2 − 6
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Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
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60 minutes
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12 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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De Bellis Antiquitatis
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DBA
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A flexible, fast-playing set of miniatures rules. An army consists of 12 units (called "elements"), classified as Blades, Warband, Knights and so forth. The rules are very simple (and can actually fit on one sheet of paper) but nevertheless pretty effective.

The Fantasy version is Hordes of the Things, and the De Bellis Multitudinis rules add more detail and significantly increase army size.

De Bellis Renationis extends the time period through the end of the Renaissance (1700 AD) and Horse, Foot and Guns covers the period from 1701 to 1915.

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Introduction to De Bellis Antiquitatis: THE Ten Step Road to DBA Addiction

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German first edition 1990
Publisher: Hobby Products GmbH
Artist: Ingo Martin, Josef Ochmann
Year: 1990
Product Code: A6004
Size: 8.27 x 5.71 x 0.20 inches
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7 DBA v3.0 QRS, most comprehensive
Quick Reference Sheet of the latest edition. Re-upload (hence v1), correcing two omissions. Now complete. Print on a sinlge sheet: p.1&2 (the tables) on one side and p.3&4 (diagram and optional rules) on the other, then fold with diagram and optional rules inside. I think the most comprehensive QRS around: it took a while! Happy gaming.
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2014-11-24
1 DBA Quick Reference Sheet (4 versions)
There are four versions of DBA widely played today, DBAOL the online game based on a mixture of 1st and 2nd edition rules, DBA2 the second edition, WAD+ the house rules version of the Washington Area DBA group, and SLB2013 a pre-release version of the long delayed 3rd edition rules. These are quick reference sheets for each version with colour coding to indicate where rules differ between versions.
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2014-10-12
13 DBA Starter Kit v 1
All the extra stuff you need to get started in DBA: Player aids include two helpful ref pages and some ruler/arc cards; a math odds discussion; even a few army sheets in an Excel file.
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2010-11-02
6 GELIDIS-2
Part 2 of the GELIDIS rules has all the movement and combat rules, for each troop type, grouped together. The commander of knights or elephants or war wagons now needeth not to hunt through rulebook - everything relevant on one page is.
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2009-10-30
6 GELIDIS-1
Only the part of DBA rules needed for someone to _sit down and play_ - the army lists, terrain setting up procedure, figure basing, etc, is left out. Formatted to be printed on 8.5x11 paper, in 12-point-type, lines broken to help make Mr. Barker's grammar understandable and easier to read. By the Greater East Lansdowne Invitational DBA Instructional Seminar ('Gelidis' = Latin for 'cold water')
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2009-10-30
5 universal paper army template
v.4.0 minor housekeeping, added shoot representation on war wagon and added HOTT units! v.2.0 tweaked so that all units and extras get printed out in the print safe area and combat factors darkened up so that they print legibly. v. 1.0 this is a PSD file that can be edited in photoshop or free apps like GIMP. it basically contains EVERY dba unit (if you take away names, there are only like 21 of them) on the correct base size and allows you to quickly setup and print your army by hiding and showing the correct layers. sounds harder than it is. anyway, it is completely free for your enjoyment, modification (for dbm or hott or whatever). enjoy!
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2009-10-27
6 Reverse Combat Results Table
This is a combat results table sorted by winning element type, rather than by losing as in the one in the rulebook.
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2009-07-27
9 DBA one page QRS
One page QRS for DBA
2008-08-06
2 DBA ruler
another measuring tool
2008-08-05
4 cardboard terrain
Hills, Forest, Rough terrain for dba (Oval shapes)
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