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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The defender has the greater local knowledge and scope for choosing the battlefield or preparing defensive positions or ambushes. Boggy, rocky or scrub flat ground. These are not measured and always expend dbnm 1 PIP.
When making your plan: Multiple Shooters If a 2nd or 3rd element shoots at a single enemy element, the additional elements aid the primary shooter instead of their shooting being resolved separately.
[TMP] “DBMM rule book” Topic
An island a hill surrounded by sea cannot be closer than p to the battlefield edge or closer than p to the shore. If they differ by more, the side with least receives 15 points and that with most 10 VP. If the weather score is: Each nonallied command not having command baggage shares the effects of Army Baggage and it deploys in 1 of them.
Book 1, lists 7, 8, 9, 10, 18, 20, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 47, 48, 50, 52, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, Sunrise to Sunset is: One move per bound by each element or group entirely of regulars that includes a general who is not Inert 1 extra PIP is expended by a move requiring PIPs for each of: An Inert general will not arrive until he makes the correct score a 2 nd time.
A river or road between battlefield edges separated by a single corner must have each end 1,p from that corner. Support marked o must be expressly permitted by the official army list.
At least they are back in print if anything needs replacing, as the print quality was not that great to begin with. The main purpose of what Duncan is doing is to give the differences in the old lists, vs the newly released ones. So as summer is rapidly approaching where pray tell is it? But I do find it interesting that some MM players are talking about ignoring one of Barkers new troop types, namely the bow X in front with Bw I behind that.
De Bellis Magistrorum Militum Version 2.1
Flee if in difficult going or if enemy front edge in contact with flank. The local effects of fatigue and morale are taken into account in combat results and their effects on elements to the rear and side. Betrayal An enemy rulds leader is bribed to betray a fortification. Improvised from transport wagons, such as those of migrating Sea Peoples.
Any others chosen are discarded. Most players now measure with a selection of rods cut to length, not with a card strip or metal tape.
Especially suitable for public demonstration games, where visibility can be a problem for spectators. Phil’s purple book did have some army list and it was published in A C-in-C cannot flank march or be delayed. Scouts that are not destroyed rhles spent if Psiloi, otherwise deployed within 80p of their C-in-C.
Haven’t read the rules in a very long time, not since they first came out. Troop elements do not block line of sight. If the battle is continuing on a 2 nd day after ceasing overnight, substitute the difference between the last pair ruled combat dice. Being spontaneous or the move ending does not alter the obligation to conform in an enemy TZ see p.
Distances specified in the rules are multiples of troop element widths ie. WRG’s red book was also published inboth in April, I wonder what the back-story was here. LOL… Aynsley… Funny how folks have a different opinion of you than you have of yourself. The minimum and maximum numbers of terrain feature equivalents FE allowed to each side is reduced by 1.
Maverick I will take a quick look at the scots list later and let you know.
Book 4, lists 13, 20, 40?