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Mark Davies28 Oct 2010 1:11 a.m. PST

As a regular DBA player I was curious to try DBR condensed, and got the chance the other week. I had a Royalist army with Cornish pike against a larger force of Parliamentarians:


Another report of it is here:


Oh Bugger28 Oct 2010 1:48 a.m. PST

Interesting reports Mark. DBR are a good set of rules imo.

Mark Davies28 Oct 2010 1:56 a.m. PST

Thanks. I'm keen to play it some more. Not sure when I'd look to get an army for myself, however (and it'd only be in the condensed scale), as I've got quite a backlog of armies waiting to be painted as it is!

bigdennis Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2010 5:56 p.m. PST

Thank you for posting. As a Pike and Shot fan, I always enjoy an interesting write up of the period.

Mark Davies28 Oct 2010 6:56 p.m. PST

Thanks, I look forward to trying DBR again. I like the condensed scale, as it plays quickly. Enjoyably different from DBA.

The Wargames Room28 Oct 2010 8:47 p.m. PST

I agree that DBR is sufficiently different from DBA that it captures the feel of the period and provides a good change. I would argue it captures the period very well in fact.

Small condensed scale games provide a great game and allow you to model many battles of the period. Larger condensed scale games provide a way to model the larger battles of the period without consuming a fortune.

Here are a few ramblings on the scales included in the DBR ruleset:

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