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Posted by Kaiphranos on 05 Jan 2022, 00:59

Good luck - it looks like you are in for a fun time! DBA was one of the first wargames I remember playing with my dad (along with the fantasy version, Hordes of the Things), and it is one I have come back around to in recent years!
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Posted by Chariobaude on 06 Jan 2022, 22:15

thnak you guys for your interest !

it's time to share a new clue about the next battle, which is all about the armies.

I am going to make a foray into a different period compared to my habits (obsessions ? :D) , which I find fascinating: the Italy of the High Middle Ages!
It is an incredible moment, which sees armies as different as those of the emerging republican communes, the papacy, Norman or Lombard kinglets, Byzantines imperials and even Muslim looters clash.
as always, this hobby is always an opportunity for me to fill my library with additional books, so here are some books bought to guide me in the future family confrontation!
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Posted by Bessiere on 07 Jan 2022, 02:03

War gaming by remote? Interesting concept but wouldn't that require 2 people having enough figures based similarly to play? That alone took me a year to decide on, what size bases, what depth, how many bases per brigade or regiment, etc. Kind of overwhelming as 1/72 isn't a very popular scale but considering the time element of painting units and expense I feel good about the choice I made. 15mm didn't offer enough detail for my tastes and 28mm is too large and expensive to build multiple Napoleonic armies. Table size was another factor favoring 1/72.

I'm all for the idea and I'm sure you have more practical ideas than I do about that which I would love to hear. Worthy of it's own thread no doubt.
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Posted by Bessiere on 07 Jan 2022, 02:09

Lovely little fort and imagination should fill in any blanks for terrain. The more the better so far as kids are concerned. I have hopes that traditional hobbies such as ours will have a resurgence as the lack of fine motor control requires our involvement in some such activity. Can be done alone or in groups, on your own time and most critically while at home. Movies and video games become boring and unrewarding, as kids look for more we will be there ready to show them a great new hobby.
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Posted by Chariobaude on 14 Jan 2022, 17:42

Bessiere wrote:Lovely little fort and imagination should fill in any blanks for terrain. The more the better so far as kids are concerned. I have hopes that traditional hobbies such as ours will have a resurgence as the lack of fine motor control requires our involvement in some such activity. Can be done alone or in groups, on your own time and most critically while at home. Movies and video games become boring and unrewarding, as kids look for more we will be there ready to show them a great new hobby.


I believe that the future will be between the two: video games that will offer an immersive character that is difficult to achieve by our hobby, and the return of miniatures and wargamming, thanks to the internet which allows us to spread our passion and especially to bring together players like it was impossible before.

at least I hope so!
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Posted by RSDean on 22 Jan 2022, 13:53

I might note, @kaiphranos, that we probably would have tried One Hour Wargames had it been out when you were 6…
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