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23 Aug 2022 3:57 p.m. PST
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Stalkey and Co23 Aug 2022 12:00 p.m. PST

In terms if ancient tournaments and their size and participation, for HMGS East / Northeast what are the biggest ancient games, especially at the recent Historicon:

- DBA 3.0?
- DBM of some kind?
- Triumph?
- AdlG?
- Armati?
- Tactica?

Something else?

A couple buddies asked about it, and I didn't really have an answer for them. They're wondering what to prepare if they can make Cold Wars in November 2022.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Khalid bin Walid23 Aug 2022 12:33 p.m. PST


DeRuyter23 Aug 2022 12:39 p.m. PST


jefritrout23 Aug 2022 2:30 p.m. PST

It was definitely ADLG.

ChrisBrantley23 Aug 2022 6:11 p.m. PST

Cold Wars will have a good representation for Triumph and AdLG. Not sure about the others.

At Historicon, Triumph was averaging 10-12 for the tournament games, and had some nice looking fantasy triumph games and open sessions where you could learn the game fighting ancient battles of history. I expect there will be similar schedules for Cold Wars.

Stalkey and Co23 Aug 2022 8:24 p.m. PST

Were there any DBA games going on?

Back in the day, I did a lot of DBA, including the 15mm tournement and midnight madness. It was a lot of fun.

Haven't played in ages tho.

enfant perdus23 Aug 2022 9:27 p.m. PST

Besides Triumph! and ADLG there were tournaments for DBA and Warrior. There was also something for Morten et Gloriam, but not sure on the specifics.

Dervel Fezian24 Aug 2022 3:52 a.m. PST

ADLG had the biggest tournament event after that it would be Triumph!. I think they had at least 20+ players.

I was working the Triumph! events. We had a series of large 6 player participation battles, daily demos in the morning for new players and four evening tournaments. Also a 60mm floor war event. Basically there was a Triumph event every playable hour except a break for lunch and dinner. The Wednesday fantasy 28mm tournament had 8 players, the historical 15mm events had 12-14 each.

Warrior had events, I did not see how many were playing, but it looked like the usual crowd.

The DBA events were 2-3 people, 2 of them being the organizers from Florida. The main activity for DBA in the US is really in Florida.

There were some people playing MEG.

There were no DBM events that I saw unless someone was playing a pick up game.

ChrisBrantley24 Aug 2022 3:00 p.m. PST

Tony Aguilar came up from Florida to run a schedule of DBA games at Historicon, but said in his videos that he was disappointed with the turn-out and doesn't plan to return. Not sure if anyone else is planning to step up to organize DBA at Cold Wars.

pfmodel24 Aug 2022 6:01 p.m. PST

What about Age of Hannibal, that seems like a US based set of ancient rules. How popular are those rules.

Marcus Brutus25 Aug 2022 6:05 a.m. PST

I don't think AoH is a tournament based game. And the time frame for the rules is much narrower than ADLG or DBA.

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