DBMM-De Bellis Magistrorum Militus 15mm Patrician Romans poncing about before collapsing – back to the drawing board. The armies in the Patrician Roman list cover the period from the rise to power of Aetius as Patrician in the West to the overthrow of the Italian Kingdom of the general Odoacer by the Ostrogoths in the West and the accession of Zeno in the East
Last Thursday’s game of DBMM was about to end for the Romans. We still have a substantial team of 15mm ancients players who follow the family of games of De Bellis Magistrorum Militus or DBMM II. It all started long ago with the brilliant De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) Ancients Wargame Rules 1.1 and then came the evolution……of Wargames of ancient battles 3000BC to 1550 AD. Dacians with Sarmatian allies march out against another army…lots of light horse
Bolt Action 28mm WW II skirmish wargame by Warlord Games
“Dragging most of the known world into its brutal and devastating clutches, the Second World War was a conflict the scale of which the world has never seen. From Blitzkrieg to North Africa, from the Russian Front to the D-Day landings, World War II remains arguably the most popular period for wargamers.”
The Headingley Games Club has acquired a starter set from Warlord Games. Dean Heathcote will be putting on introductory sessions on Thursdays by request. Use the the Headingley Games Club facebook page to contact him to set up a session…or contact him via the best Wargames Blog the Web: too much lead.
A game of Flames of War; Battlefront’s popular game system. There are several players of this at the club and some are getting going again. We have got Late, Mid’ and Early versions of Brits,Soviet, German, US and Blitzkrieg French and German. In this battle the Italians have some good tanks and were confident veteran against a confidant trained US tank army deploying 12 Grants and a support units. Steve Nolan playing Italian got off to a good start by bagging two Grants and rushing an objective on the other side of the board. A reinforcement of another platoon of Grants, a tenacious resistance by the US artillery and recon combined with a long run of poor dice roles for the Italians secured a US victory-just.
Another tense and hard fought game of Twilight Struggle with Bernie last week (one day we will finish this in an evening).
We finished at the start of turn 8. Bernie (USSR) was on + 5 VPs, and would have drawn “WarGames” in his next hand. With Defcon at or around 2, this would have placed him tantalisingly close to global Communist victory. My sense was that if I survived the next two turns, I would be ok. Asia and Africa were in the US bag, and the Americas not far behind. Only Europe had come close to total collapse, but the “Chernobyl” card had allowed me to stabilise it.
It is a quick-playing, low-complexity game in that tradition. The game map is a world map of the period, whereon players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. As with GMT’s other card-driven games, decision-making is a challenge; how to best use one’s cards and units given consistently limited resources?
Boardgamegeek rates this game near the top.
Ideally I’m wanting to sell them off as one lot. Wanting £300 for them, but willing to take offers.
Cheers Ralph. See Ralph on http://www.leeds-nightowls.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=4996.0
Well, seen as how I haven’t seen it played in time, and I don’t think I’ll ever get round to playing it again, I’m selling off my Flames of War Army.
They were originally modelled as fallschirmjaeger but could of course be used as any Germans!
Fortress Europe Book
Small Rulebook (New edition)
Rifle MG Teams x 38
Command teams x 15
Spotter Teams x 6
Flamethrower teams x 3
Staff Cars x 7
HMG teams x 4
Mortar teams x 8
Pak 38′s x 4
Panzerschreck teams x 2
Nebelwerfers x 3
Objective markers x 2
Pak 40′s x 4
Supply Truck x 1
King Tigers x 3
Recoilless Guns x 2
Marders x 2
Panzer 4 (Long barrel) x 4
Panzer 4 (Short barrel) x 4
Transport halftracks x 2
Stug G x 4
88 x 1
Tiger x 1
Quad halftrack x 3
Diana x 2
All are painted to a high standard, and, if you pick them up from me or are at the club, they come in a case.
Example pics can be found below. Ask if you want specific pictures!
The new website for the Leeds Night Owls is now up and running at http://leeds-nightowls.co.uk/ . The LeedsNight Owls play on Sundays at Farsley Conservative Club-A well known club that plays a wide range of miniature games from all epochs.
Its well worth joining the facebook page for Leeds Night Owls email@example.comLeeds
Vapnartak THIS COMING WEEKEND Sunday 3rd February 2013
Knavesmire Stand York Racecourse
Door open 10-00 – 17-00 Entry Adults
(Over 18′s) £4.00 Juniors (12 – 17) £2.00 Children (under 12) FREE
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