De Bellis Multitudinis (DBM) is a ruleset for table-top miniatures wargames for the period BC to AD. It is the big battle development of De Bellis Antiquitatis. As its name implies, it is aimed primarily at simulating large battles. The rules allow armies to be chosen from published Army Lists (in 4 books, ( DBMM is Phil Barker’s intended successor to DBM). Phil started to develop DBMM which he intended to be the successor to DBM. DBA, our intent is to provide the simplest possible set of wargames rules that. Wargames Rules for Ancient and Medieval Battle DBMM is a radical development of DBM, retaining many structures and procedures and much of the basic.

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Fighting in a thick swarm of small parties closing in succession at the gallop for short range shooting passes with bows and then using their speed to avoid contact, such as Parthians.

The list picked up some letters after some troops, X can only be used in England not France and vie ser versa.

An unladen naval element cannot be moved and does not recoil. As water lacks surface features, going is instead related to weather and current. The allocation of a flank marching or delayed command takes effect when its general arrives on the battlefield.

Note that all artillery can now shoot in both enemy and friendly bounds Shooting While Moving Artillery and Boats X cannot shoot if they moved this bound [a pivot is a move] or are routing. An enemy flank edge it contacts is treated as a flank edge if also fighting to its front dmbm escaladers or stair climbers, as a rear edge if its other flank is counting as its front edge, otherwise as a front edge.

The armies are usually played in 15mm or 25mm scale, though dbm and 54mm are used. An element can shoot up to once per bound as either a primary or aiding shooter An element that can shoot must do so. All front rank elements must be ruels up level with the original front rank element.


Pages Images and files Insert a link rues a new page Loading Camels of any troop type including Baggage F count sand dunes and scrub [SF but not SH] as good going and count other rough going as difficult going. Troop elements do not block line of sight. Both are driven back if equal sized. Waders turn to face Boats that contact them. At the time the only WRG army lists were the few in the purple primer.

Disguised Troops or Exaggerating Army Size stratagems and flank marches are not detected. Rivers in spate in Cool, Cold or Warm if spring. I do know that the Vbmm Kingdom Egyptian army list is included ru,es there is a troop type, regBd Xincluded, that was not in the previous army list, so that is a good sign.

Target Choice A target element must shoot back at the shooter if it can. Mounted troops can only assault TF, except that Elephants can assault gates. Book 2, lists 37 Atropatene43, 51, A group move cannot exceed the maximum move distance of its slowest element.

De Bellis Multitudinis

The maximum and minimum numbers of elements other than generals and of PF, TF or FO sections permitted by the army list are halved and rounded up. There were very few if any cases in this era; although they are common in later periods of armies arriving nearly simultaneously in column of march and deploying commands in turn. All frozen features are good going to land troops and impassable to naval. Units may still exist in that several regular elements may have the same dress or shield emblem and one of them include a standard and officers, but they have no function other than as a convenient group of elements.

Adjustment if a gateway. A revised scoring system gives credit for narrow defeats and finer gradation in competitions. Elements not inside PF or TF must not deploy facing their base edge. Elements in edge contact with enemy cannot dismount and cannot remount with a tactical move, but do so automatically if fleeing or routing.


I also play DBA.

De Bellis Magistrorum Militum Version 2.1

One area feature can be of 1 FE size. Destroyed by Blades or Psiloi S if in enemy bound. They are treated as Elephants I in all other circumstances. Combat can be either distant or close, with only a minority of troop types being able to conduct the former.

There is plenty of room for shooting from beyond spear reach. Treated as Artillery S if shooting or shot at, otherwise as Boats I. If mounted troops, Spears, Pikes except F or train and in close combat in rough going.

Destroyed by Expendables, Knights or Camelry S in enemy bound if opponent in good going. No element can deploy less than p from an enemy fortification. Too much attention has been paid in the past to maximum rather than normal ranges. Rivers 80p to p wide are navigable by Boats, but wading is hindered by the depth of water. They are permanently removed if friendly troops other than Psiloi cross them, or if their owners recoil from close combat, flee, rout or are destroyed, or if enemy cross them unopposed.

A legal move cannot be taken back once made unless its original position has been marked, and not even then if another element has been moved since.

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Markedly smaller and slightly slower galleys, such as penteconters or Roman liburnians. Bear the following maxims in mind: With respect the printer in question went bust a while ago and if it was that ready it should just of been a rjles to find a new one and print.

Sumerian platform or straddle cars with a single javelin-armed crewman. This can be used dbmj by armies with Baggage O and whose list specifies it. Skirmishing chariots with well-armoured driver and archer, and 2 horses, also often armoured, such as Egyptian or Canaanite.