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For the time being, the last in our series of articles on the gates of Old Jerusalem.

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JPChris56 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2022 5:14 a.m. PST


Figured this was the more timely board (as opposed to late ancients or middle dark ages) to post this "copy" of the historical battle.

Here is the link: link

Thanks for your time and comments,

Ferd4523123 Oct 2022 5:34 a.m. PST

I did not see Uthred? Very interesting to me as I had not heard of this battle until I read Warlord. Thanks it helped me a good deal. H

lkmjbc324 Oct 2022 6:09 p.m. PST

I have run Brunanburh many times… My take on it for DBA 3 is here…


This also is a great source:
Michael Livingstone, The Battle of Brunanburh…General Editor

It also makes a pretty good though small convention game. Just 4 players, but a good get people interested.

Joe Collins

JPChris56 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 5:58 a.m. PST


Thanks for taking the time to read and offer a comment. Appreciate it.

Yeah, sorry about leaving out Uthred . . . Again, I was just using the historical battle and accounts as a kind of template. I was not trying to accurately reconstruct the battle.

Joe, thanks for the link and recommendation. If I may, how do feel the rules address the "shieldwall" slog?

Cheers and thanks again,


lkmjbc325 Oct 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

Here are some of my thoughts…


This is from Keith McNelly's excellent gaming site.

The photos are from a Brunanburh game.

Joe Collins

JPChris56 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 4:14 a.m. PST


Thanks for weighing in again. Certainly food for thought . . .

No argument on the excellence of KM's blog. His ancient battle reports are spectacular. He certainly sets the bar high!


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