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FCornwallis21 Dec 2019 6:25 a.m. PST

I'm thinking about dipping my toes into 6mm Ancients, with the 1st Mithridatic War being my chosen period. What rules do people recommend for the battles of this period? I suppose I'm looking for something that's a balance of realistic and playable, although I tend towards realism and flavour over fast play (I have no interest in 'competitive gaming').

I'm interested in how Milites Mundi sounds, but I can't find any reviews or battle reports – however, ideas like being able to spread disruption across other units in line sounds interesting to me. Do people have any thoughts on this ruleset? I've also heard good things about To The Strongest.

I'm inclined towards bigger bases in general. My understanding is that Milites Mundi uses 80/40mm bases? And I suppose that base size doesn't really matter for TTS.

MajorB21 Dec 2019 6:50 a.m. PST

DBA v3.0 big battle version

lkmjbc321 Dec 2019 7:56 a.m. PST

Double sized big battle DBA (24 elements/command) on 60mm bases!

Ok… I may suffer from some megalomania…but I will admit that I had considered it.

Joe Collins

Mr J197021 Dec 2019 8:20 a.m. PST

Likewise looking forward to seeing how Milites Mundi pans out, not sure wether to go 6mm or traditional 15mm. I see GB are promoting a 10mm line which also looks interesting. Hopefully it will pick up again on the popularity of 10mm a few years back.

Mollinary21 Dec 2019 9:42 a.m. PST

I play TtS with my 6mm, and as you say base size is unimportant, what matters is what size grid you want to use. The system gives great fun games with lots of incident. Romans v Phalangites gives a really enjoyable contest.

Mr J197021 Dec 2019 10:24 a.m. PST

Is it Grid based?

Mollinary21 Dec 2019 11:16 a.m. PST

It is indeed!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Dec 2019 8:18 p.m. PST

Another vote for To the Strongest. Fast, fun, basing neutral.

A Lot of Gaul22 Dec 2019 10:08 a.m. PST

Milites Mundi does indeed recommend using 80mm x 40mm bases. Not much info out yet, but hopefully there will be some reviews and battle reports within the next few months. It reportedly share some of the mechanics and features of its 'older brother' Swordpoint.

You may wish to consider Age of Hannibal from Little Wars TV. The rules are designed for use with 6mm – 18mm figures on 40mm square bases. Armies mounted on smaller rectangular DBx-style bases can be easily accommodated using sabots. The rules are designed for scenario play, and are simple and straightforward, yet also have a lot of tactical subtlety and period flavor.


coopman Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

Not going to go down the codex/multi-period supplement road again, ever, if I can avoid it.

mghFond22 Dec 2019 7:58 p.m. PST

Another vote for To the Strongest. Basing size unimportant, number of figs on the bases can be what you think looks good. Over the years I've played a lot of rules but TtS is the most fun for me and our local group.

Asteroid X22 Dec 2019 9:55 p.m. PST

I too am interested in the rules Milites Mundi but there is a definite lack of quality information about them.

Simon Miller's 'To the Strongest' has been playtested extensively so I think that would be a very good route.

That said, I have to think of the fun it would be to roll all those dice using Warhammer Ancient Battles for those amount of figures…

FCornwallis23 Dec 2019 2:27 a.m. PST

Cheers all! Yeah, I think I'm going to go for 80/40, as this is flexible enough for TTS and MM. Plus big bases are cool.

A Lot of Gaul11 Jan 2020 7:35 a.m. PST

Wargames Illustrated has interviewed designer Martin Gibbins about Milites Mundi: YouTube link

There also appears to be e a review of Milites Mundi in the WI January 2020 issue.

MiniPainterMatt Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2020 11:42 a.m. PST

I am working on a DBA project using 6mm Baccus figs and the 25mm frontage. It looks epic. My sons are unimpressed by 28mm figures, but when they saw all those figures on a 60mm wide base, they said "woah!".

Speaking of which, I'm looking for a few extra packs of Guals charging if anyone has any they're looking to find a new home for.

Basha Felika28 Jun 2020 12:43 p.m. PST

Definitely worth trying ‘To the Strongest' as a refreshing change from all the DBM variants and spin-offs.

Marcus Brutus05 Jul 2020 5:43 a.m. PST

I tried TtS at Cold Wars. The grid system and overall simplicity was great for a convention game but didn't impress me overall. I prefer a more involved game like Impetus.

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