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10 Nov 2016 11:46 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Ancents Mass Battle: Which Rules Do You Play the Most?" to "Ancients Mass Battle: Which Rules Do You Play the Most?"

03 Oct 2017 4:36 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Removed from TMP Poll Suggestions board

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Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 9:13 a.m. PST


McKinstry Fezian11 Nov 2016 10:07 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar

Diocletian28411 Nov 2016 10:10 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar and Impetus are my preferred rules.

Costanzo111 Nov 2016 10:30 a.m. PST


Mars Miniatures11 Nov 2016 11:02 a.m. PST

Another vote for Hail Caesar


The voices in my head say that the imminent Swordpoint will become my new obsession very soon.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 11:05 a.m. PST


Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 11:08 a.m. PST


goragrad11 Nov 2016 11:25 a.m. PST


Bearserker Inactive Member11 Nov 2016 11:40 a.m. PST

ADLG and Commands and Colors.

Khusrau Inactive Member11 Nov 2016 12:31 p.m. PST


Desert Fox11 Nov 2016 12:32 p.m. PST

Almost forgot…

Lost Battles

Still waiting for Tactical II to see the light of day…

John Leahy11 Nov 2016 12:34 p.m. PST

Pulse of Battle by Brent Oman. I love this set. The Trebbia was our last game using them. They play pretty quickly. Have tactical subtlety and allow you to understand WHY some armies had advantages on the battlefield.

marshalney2000 Inactive Member11 Nov 2016 12:37 p.m. PST

I like Mortem et Glorium. Never had to think so carefully before making decisions but it allows quick closing of the battle lines into action and thereafter exciting combat dynamics. Also loads of troop varieties and tactical nuances.

rct7500111 Nov 2016 1:16 p.m. PST


Wargamer Blue11 Nov 2016 1:21 p.m. PST

Command & Colours Ancients (with miniatures)

keyhat11 Nov 2016 3:40 p.m. PST

Field Of Glory

jorneto11 Nov 2016 4:25 p.m. PST


TMPWargamerabbit11 Nov 2016 7:09 p.m. PST

Clash of Empires 28mm

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 7:21 p.m. PST

Another vote for Tactica.

PaulByzantios11 Nov 2016 8:28 p.m. PST


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 10:17 p.m. PST

Big Battle DBA 2.2+

madaxeman12 Nov 2016 12:53 a.m. PST


Sandinista12 Nov 2016 1:02 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar for me


Trajanus12 Nov 2016 3:51 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar

Couldn't be anything else with a name like mine!

Mister Tibbles12 Nov 2016 5:13 a.m. PST

Warmaster Ancients

Bob in Edmonton12 Nov 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

CCA but recently quite enjoy Aurelian.

maverick290912 Nov 2016 7:35 a.m. PST

DBM 3.3

ocollens Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2016 7:43 a.m. PST

War and Conquest but am going back to WAB 1.5 with the Jeff Jonas additions for a late Hoplite clash I have planned.
An Old School Gamer.

JC Lira12 Nov 2016 10:05 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar

Cesar Paz Inactive Member12 Nov 2016 10:30 a.m. PST

DBA (version 1.22 the same of DBA Online)

USAFpilot12 Nov 2016 11:01 a.m. PST

"Might of Arms"

(I would add as qualifier that I only own Hail Caesar, Might of Arms, and C&C ancients. I most ofter play C&C Napoleonic but C&C series of games are not table top wargames but a hex based board game and I never really got into the ancients version of C&C. Might of Arms is very well written and has a clear logical presentation. Having only played it twice it seemed somewhat boring to play. I've never played Hail Caesar, which appears to be a rather popular ruleset, but upon initial reading the rules seemed somewhat of a jumbled mess. I need to try a game. So of the 3, I would try Might of Arms again just for the fact that it is so well written and organized in its presentation.)

Who asked this joker12 Nov 2016 12:05 p.m. PST

Throw me a 6

evilgong12 Nov 2016 1:46 p.m. PST


Timotheous Inactive Member12 Nov 2016 2:32 p.m. PST


In the past, I have played DBM, from 1.something to 3.0, Warmaster Ancients, Warhammer Ancients, and Field of Glory. All of them were great games, but take so many figures to create the armies, that I can't play them anymore. My opponents provided the opposing forces, and I don't have the time to paint them.

Markconz12 Nov 2016 7:41 p.m. PST


Axebreaker13 Nov 2016 5:42 a.m. PST

Impetus, Basic Impetus


platypus01au14 Nov 2016 2:25 a.m. PST


Caliban Inactive Member14 Nov 2016 2:41 a.m. PST

Tactica for me too

Maxshadow19 Nov 2016 12:55 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar and Impetus

Viktor Renquist Inactive Member19 Nov 2016 5:38 p.m. PST

When I started in about 1981 it was WRG6

Then I tried Shock of Impact which seemed to be "hey lets make WRG6 more complicated, bittier, slower and with more points for rules lawyers"
Then I tried WRG7/Warrior and disliked them intensely
Then to Tactica which I enjoyed but found rather samey
Then to Armarti … ditto
Then back to WRG6

I'm also experimenting with Dux Bellorum for periods other than post-Roman Britain

wargame insomniac20 Nov 2016 9:02 a.m. PST

Hail Caesar

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2016 3:41 p.m. PST

Big battle DBA three.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 11:34 a.m. PST

By the way, the basic game of DBA is not a skirmish game even though it has only 12 stands per side. It represents a mass battle where the elements represent divisions of an army.

The skirmish version of DBx is DBV.

Vespasian2824 Nov 2016 3:29 p.m. PST

Still FOG

sausagesca24 Nov 2016 11:23 p.m. PST

Armati 2

CptKremmen25 Nov 2016 5:44 a.m. PST

Sword and Spear and now To the Strongest

warhorse25 Nov 2016 5:49 a.m. PST

And I would also add there is no DBA 2.2+. It is "Triumph v0"…

Karellian Knight25 Nov 2016 6:09 a.m. PST

Most played in last 10 years C&C: Ancients, but recently changed to To the Strongest.

Teklea201825 Nov 2016 6:18 a.m. PST


arsbelli26 Nov 2016 5:12 a.m. PST

Swordpoint. Now that I have had a chance to give the rulebook a good read through, I am confident that these will be my new 'go to' rules for Ancients mass battles.

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