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… here are the contents, including a short summary of each article, or follow this link soa.org.uk/joomla/news to the SoA website for more information.


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DBA 3 Improving the Simulation by Joe Collins

Examines the historical role and efficacy of auxilia, pike phalanxes and archers generally and with particular reference to DBA v3

Coals to Newcastle: Playing Welsh DBA Lists in Wales by Martin Smith

What it says on the tin some great battle reports. Irresistible?

The Early Japanese Army: Reexamining the DBA 3.0 Army Lists by Nicholas Spratt

Considers the Early Japanese lists in the context of the history of the formation of the Japanese state and military.

Battle Day Reports by Roy Boss and Duncan Head

An overview of the Battle Day by Duncan Head along with an Armati battle report from the day by Roy Boss and others.

Simple Campaign for Danelaw Britain: A Solo or Programmed Campaign for DBA 3 by Paul Stein

A very interesting article on campaigning in Danelaw Britain, which, though slanted towards DBA, can easily be applied to other rule sets and also provides a useful summary of the history of that era.

The Battle of Montgisard, 1177 AD by Nicholas Harbud

Nicholas Harbud examines the little known Battle of Montgisard, the Kingdom of Jerusalem's great victory against Saladin, and lays out a scenario for wargaming the battle (with any rule set).

Slingshot Figure Reviews: 40x40mm Isolated Tower by Andreas Johansson

A review of a recent addition to the Baueda range that also includes some useful insights into completing, painting and enhancing the model.

Slingshot Book & Game Reviews

Two-handed Sword: History, Design & Use reviewed by Anthony Clipsom
Antipater's Dynasty reviewed by Duncan Head;
Roman Legionaries, Soldiers of Empire reviewed by Aaron Bell;
With Alexander in India & Central Asia reviewed by Andreas Johansson;
Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World reviewed by John Drewienkiewicz.

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