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Khusrau Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2012 11:56 p.m. PST

Quick and dirty report of Landwaster 15mm DBA 2.2 tournament in Canberra on my blog…

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Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2012 12:18 p.m. PST

Nice report thanks. What are those terrain features that are irregular shaped with textured circles on top of them? How about a full picture of your army, there are pieces of it shown great-looking litter and lots of hordes, but we need a close up of the whole army.

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2012 12:50 p.m. PST

I really do like the fourth photo!

Khusrau Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2012 3:13 p.m. PST

Hi Bobgnar, the features are doubling for steep hills, but I have found from experience that figures just fall over, so I use felt, and just put the 'hill' round on top. The same with woods, as otherwise it's difficult to fight in them. It doesn't look great, and I really want to upgrade my terrain, but I never seem to find the time.

There's a better pic of the Inca here -

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and one here..

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goragrad25 Nov 2012 6:38 p.m. PST

Interesting.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2012 9:11 p.m. PST

Small world, as I visited Fanaticus just after reading TMP and saw them. Fabulous work.

Very clever idea with the flat with hill on top. How to you mark the crestline. I use very thin terrace hills, foam core or felt with concentric levels. 3 for gentle, 4 for steep. Woods are also irregular shapes with loose tree about, which get moved around for combat.

I am sorry to read that you will retire the Inca. Such beautiful troops, should perhaps auctioned off to allow someone to give them a try. How does the 2.0 list compare to the 3.0 one?

Now I have been building up a "New World" collection to permit a Emperor of the World campaign. I still need Inca and Northwest armies.

edwardtaylor Inactive Member26 Nov 2012 3:05 a.m. PST

Its great post. Liked the photos.

Personal logo Mrs Pumblechook Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2012 5:02 a.m. PST

I wish I could make it down for one of these, but they always seem to be on when I am having my exams. I miss DBA.

Khusrau Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2012 5:26 a.m. PST

I have enough to do a small DBMM 100 army which I am going run in our Mayan 'End of the World' tournament at the club. 8 players with Meso-American armies, in two pools, North & South.

So they will get an outing for that, but the DBA games are too hard with them. There just isn't any easy way to win, it is such hard work.

And Mrs Pumblechook.. just keep an eye on the DBA Calendar that David Lawrence maintains at:

grapevine.net.au/~landwaster

It only covers to January next year, but David is good at updating it.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2012 11:30 a.m. PST

Doug, as an experienced tournament player with 2.2, and being knowledgeable of 3.0, what are your thoughts on how the new game will work for tournaments and will it be adopted in Oz? What, if any, was the buzz at Landwaster about the future of DBA?

Khusrau Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2012 11:58 p.m. PST

Hi Bobgnar, not really sure how things will break down. I have played quite a few games with v3 in various incarnations, and I enjoy it.

I suspect 2.2 will continue to be played here for some time after 3 is published. Over time, I expect that v3 will take over once people get used to it, although there will probably be some holdouts who refuse to change over.

bluewillow27 Nov 2012 12:54 a.m. PST

forgot it was on and was a no show myself…….

Khusrau Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2012 3:20 a.m. PST

Sorry you didn't make it Bluewillow, was a lot of fun, and the bar was conveniently close…

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