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FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 5:53 p.m. PST

Some of the guys locally have started play DBA 3.0. I have figures for several armies and DBA 1.0. I'm looking to keep costs down so which book would you recommend I buy.

De Bellis Antiquitatis Version 3.0
link
or
Sue Laflin-Barker's Start Ancient Wargaming Using DBA 3.0
link

Someone at the club said Sue's book did a better job of explaining the rules. For those who've seen/have both are the army lists the same, have there been minor updates between the time each was published? It looks like Phil's book is larger so font size may be bigger (this is important)

Thanks for your responses

lkmjbc307 Sep 2019 7:30 p.m. PST

I would go with the full rulebook. It contains the entire range of army lists and the diagrams. Sue's book while very good, is aimed at the beginner… You aren't a beginner.

The full rulebook is available both in softcover or hardcover.

Joe Collins

lkmjbc307 Sep 2019 7:37 p.m. PST

No updates…
We do maintain a current FAQ.
You can find it here.
link

In the resources section.

Joe Collins

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 9:26 p.m. PST

Get the full book, from LULU. Has all the text and army lists. Cheap. Get Sue's book too. Only 24$. If too expensive, get one fewer army :) It has a nice example battle (can you spot the error, if so you know the rules)

There is good discussion here
fanaticus.boards.net/forum
also a facebook group.

No official updates since publication of both books, but there is now a Kindle version of Sue's book.

Get the FAQ Joe mentioned. Lots of good battle reports there too.

Some example battles here
link

lkmjbc308 Sep 2019 4:57 p.m. PST

Bob loves me!

(in a completely above-board platonic kind of way! Of course one chapter in the book on the last link is his… and a good one too!)

Joe Collins

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 3:54 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies. Lulu has just sent a 10% off coupon so that helps too.

Personal logo Frank Wang Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Sep 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

I bought 3.0 5 years ago. the book and the shipping costed me about $60. USD
If I were you, I will buy both. Worth the price. You won't regret it.

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