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ferg98105 Sep 2021 5:40 a.m. PST

Afternoon all,

I've been considering giving the DBN rule set a try, to enable me to fight smaller or solo battles whilst i'm preparing for my larger battles.

However, I didn't want to spend the time and money on buying and painting a load of new figures and bases, if I didn't like the rules – so my solution was simple – I decided to download some paper soldiers and base them up according to the rules, to refight the Battle of Barossa 1811.

You can see the opposing armies on my blog below


Whilst I appreciate this isn't everyone's cup of tea – it is a cheap and effective way to either start a new period or to play a new ruleset without significant investment in money and time.



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2021 6:11 a.m. PST

I think it is a great idea. I probably would have just used the cardboard stands and, maybe, glued the images flat.

jabbadabbadan05 Sep 2021 6:37 a.m. PST

I think not.

miniMo05 Sep 2021 7:47 a.m. PST

It's certainly a fun and cheap way to playtest a set of rules. Have fun gaming!

I've also seen folks just print and mount base-sized counters la System 7 Napoleonics.

Dukewilliam05 Sep 2021 8:04 a.m. PST

Another way to mount them is to cut squares of foam core to size, then slit the foam core almost all the way through. Slide the paper in the slit and you are done. This also allows you to reuse the bases for other armies and also lets you store the armies flat for use any time. Efficient; you can store the entire OoB for both sides of Waterloo in an envelope.


Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2021 8:38 a.m. PST

Excellent idea.

Perris070705 Sep 2021 9:07 a.m. PST

Whatever floats your boat! Looks like a boardgame/wargame hybrid to me.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2021 1:59 p.m. PST

The Junior General does have a lot – and I mean an awfully lot – of paper soldiers – and the price is right!

Durban Gamer07 Sep 2021 3:51 a.m. PST

Very nice. Looking forward to your battle. DBN is a great set of rules if you want quick and convenient play on a small table.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2021 5:10 p.m. PST

Looks good to me, although IMHO the blue/yellow/red bases are a bit overpowering. I think I might have used green with just a coloured strip at the rear of the base. CAn't wait to see them with your scenery!

SHaT198415 Sep 2021 10:28 p.m. PST

Heretic that I am- throw away the rules that dont apply and use your current figures.
[This infatuation with holding a rule book like its a bi… just gets my goat. NONE of the inconvenience of scales is relevant!]

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