I’m Back.

Posted: November 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Here is my first entry after two years. DBA is going through some interesting changes with 2.2+ (I’m already lamenting the loss of my 2′ square gaming board) and 3.0 apparently still in development. I’m embracing 2.2+ for now and planning on Cold Wars 2014 for my return to the tournament scene. In the meantime, I’ve discovered a small group of 2.2 DBA players here in Northern New Jersey that I plan to evangelize and organize.

I’ve finally gotten off my ass and got my Late Imperial Romans ready for paint and I plan to have them finished by the end of the week. I also have a scratch built camp in mind. Here is the permalink to better pics I posted oh, FOUR YEARS AGO, when I first started the project.  Also coming up is a battle report with my future BBDBA partner.

By far, the most popular link on this blog is the Play DBA guide, which is out of date and has some broken links and images. I’ve started updating it to get it current. The first addition being a link to the WADBAG 2.2+ rules. More changes to come.

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Crusaders & Swiss

Posted: July 27, 2011 in On the Bench

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Managed to paint a little flesh tone today. Slowly but surely there is progress.

Back Into It

Posted: July 12, 2011 in On the Bench

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Starting things back up anticipation of FallIn 2011. Later Carthos, Anglo-Norman, Late Roman East and Later Swiss are on the table. Hope to show you more pics soon..

Back At It

Posted: June 18, 2010 in On the Bench

After a long absence I’ve picked up my paint brushes in anticipation of Historicon 2010.  I don’t actually have a lot of armies for the events (most of my collection is Book II), so I have to get some stuff painted.

The first one I’ve started is IV/28. Prussian.  This is for the Balkan Crusades event run by the Two Davids. The army comes courtesy of Paul Hannah, and is made up of old Mike’s Models.

The full army, ready for primer.

The camp.  I wanted to give the feel of an army out on a raid leaving just a few lookouts, so I just put a lone sentry with a small campfire amidst the trees and some old standing stones.

The other army is I/6.a Early Bedouin.  This army will be made up of Museum Miniatures, pulled from their ancient horde line.  Pics of those will be coming as I get them going.

More soon!

DBA Gamer Update

Posted: October 29, 2009 in Nuts and Bolts

Hello, everybody.  I just wanted to give a quick shout about my plans with the blog.  It’s been two months since I posted anything–that’s a long time.  When I started this blog in 2007, I was frustrated with the lack of DBA blogs out there.  There were some personal pages and the all-important Fanaticus, but few blogs.  In the time since then bloggging has become much more popular and there are now more DBA blogs than I can actually keep track of!  So in light of this fact I don’t feel particularly inclined to update this blog with any real frequency.  I don’t do much wargaming these days other than Wings of War PBEM with some of my Fanaticus friends.  Not much DBA due to my class and clergy commitments.  I had recently planned to go to Fall In! but ended up having to go to the Brooklyn cathedral for the weekend–bummer. Cold Wars invariably falls during Lent, making it very difficult for me to attend.  Historicon remains a viable option.  As far as painting goes, it’s been two months…I’m simply too active and busy right now.

So there we have it.  Have fun and I’ll post something when I get some time!

-Mike

Swiss and Other Stuff

Posted: August 7, 2009 in On the Bench

I’ve made some progress on my Later Swiss.

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Essex handgunners.

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Old Glory pike

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Essex cannon and halberdiers

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Swiss camp

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28mm Perry crusaders rebased for DBA/HotT

Added a quick shot of my new game board set up for another play-test of the rules I’m working on.  In a couple weks I will unlock the tab above for anyone interested in play-testing.

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