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ChrisBrantley10 Sep 2012 1:32 p.m. PST

The Washington Area DBA Gamers Group is pleased to announce the 2012 De Bellis Vasingtonium ("Wars of Washington") 15mm DBA Open Tournament for ancient/medieval gamers in the Washington, DC metro area. DBV and a special HotT Mech Warfare game will be held as part of the Congress of Gamers at the Rockville Senior Center on 6 October 2012. Full ine-up of events below and/or for more information, see: link

10:00-12:00 a.m

Intro to DBA/HOTT
Learn more about ancient/medieval and fantasy miniature wargaming using the DBA and HOTT rules. Experienced players on hand to show you the ropes with demo games and answers to your questions. Loaner armies and tables available for pick-up games as well.
GMs: Chris Brantley and David Kuijt

1:00-5:30 p.m.
De Bellis Vasingtonium
The 8th Annual "Wars of Washington" DBA 15mm Open Tournament. Ancient/medieval miniature wargaming using the DBA 2.2+ rules on 30 inch boards. Players bring any eligible Book I-IV army and terrain (loaners available). Prizes for winner and runner-up, best newbie and most mayhem. A friendly, low-pressure tournament good for first time DBA players. Also a qualifying event for the NASAMW Invitational Championship Tournament (NICT) at Historicon 2013.
GM: Chris Brantley
6:30 9:30 p.m.

61 Cygni: Blood, Dirt, and Plasma-bolts
Participate in the colonial conquest of the Spiral Arm, using futuristic tanks and power suit mechs. A "Giant Battle" scenario for 8 players using the Hordes of the Things (HotT) rules (MechWarfare variant). DBA or HotT experience desired, but not required. Rules will be taught. All figures and terrain provided.
GM: David Kuijt and David Schlanger

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Sep 2012 5:26 p.m. PST

Is there someplace where the MechWarfare variant rules can be downloaded?

I would love to make that game …

ChrisBrantley10 Sep 2012 7:30 p.m. PST

Variant is being developed by the "Two Davids" Kuijt and Schlanger and this is a playtest for a game to also be presented at Fall In. I'm sure they would make them available at some point,…like their HotT Star Wars variant once they get them where they want want them.

Sysiphus Inactive Member10 Sep 2012 7:34 p.m. PST

So, do I conclude that the NICT in 2013 will be run using the 2.2+ variant?

El Jocko10 Sep 2012 8:02 p.m. PST

It's a little early to be talking about the 2013 NICT. I expect that discussions will start sometime in the Spring. A lot will depend on what happens between now and then. How widely does v2.2+ get adopted? Has DBA 3.0 actually been published? What's everybody playing?

It's way too early to have any kind of meaningful discussion.

- Jack

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 11:25 a.m. PST

Jack, it is not too early to talk about the NICT only because Chris mentioned it in his announcement.

Every game system (DBM, Warrior, etc) has it own NICT so there can be one for all DBA variations. If no one else will do it, I will run the 2.2 and the 3.0 options. If there are at least 8 qualifiers. Seems a reasonable number.

oops, assuming I can get a ride to Historicon. Otherwise might do it at ORIGINS.

El Jocko11 Sep 2012 11:50 a.m. PST

Hmm. I'd be happier working on the principle that all DBA events (whether 2.2, 2.2+, or 3.0) qualify players for the NICT. Just what form the NICT takes is something we can solve someplace down the road.

Personally, I'm not very invested in the NICT and would rather play in a nice themed event. But some folks seem to care. A lot. And I have no idea what's going to make sense in July of 2013. Heck, it's after the coming zombie apocalypse in December. We may not even be around in July.

- Jack

Sysiphus Inactive Member11 Sep 2012 1:48 p.m. PST

Just what form the NICT takes is something we can solve someplace down the road.

Oh, I think we already know which way that toad will jump, don't wegrin

David Schlanger Inactive Member12 Sep 2012 8:36 a.m. PST


It would be silly to run NICT events at ORIGINS where there is no DBA. This past year not a single DBA event was on the ORIGINS schedule.

We can figure out how to best handle the NICT at Historicon. I am happy to run NICT events for any version of the DBA rules.


Thomas Thomas Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2012 1:41 p.m. PST

I'll be at Historicon and running as many 3.0 events as possible esp in 25mm.

My son is already qualified for the NICT so I may not be the person to help with the 3.0 NICT but will be happy to do so!

Tom Thomas

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