My blog about my wargaming activities. I collect a lot of 15mm miniatures for the American War of Independence and so collect a lot of rules for this period. I started miniatures with Napoleonics, so I have a number of armies in 6mm and 15mm figures for skirmishing. I have15mm WW II figures that I use for Flames of War, Memoir '44, and someday, Poor Bloody Infantry. Finally there is my on-again, off-again relationship with paper soldiers that I sometimes write about.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

DBA "Solo" Campaign Over

Well, the DBA solo campaign is over and it was a smashing success, if I do say so myself. The campaign was no longer solo by the end, Ira was running the Thessalians and Spartans, but I found out what I needed to. Campaigns gamed the way they are written in DBA are not intended to run a long time; they are meant to get to a conclusion in a day or weekend.

The "problem" is that it is too easy to get your army creamed in a battle, and then you are either knocked out of the campaign for the rest of the year until you can recruit or you are knocked out when someone comes to hit you while you are down. Again, that is the intent; they are trying to get to a conclusion fast and it succeeds well in that regard.

More ideas later on the new two-player campaign that Ira and I are starting, centered around the Second Punic War.


  1. I suspected that was the case. I wonder if it's possible to create a DBA campaign that runs for longer, but isn't too heavy on complexity.

  2. That's my intent, to try and develop a longer-running campaign. I will be posting more in the blog on that.

  3. I'll be keen to hear how that goes.


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I am 50 yrs old now. I bought a house in Huachuca City, AZ (although I have a townhouse in Houston, TX and a small home in Tucson, AZ) working on a contract for "the next two years" that is going on five years now. To while away the hours I like to wargame -- with wooden, lead, and sometimes paper miniatures -- usually solo. Although I am a 'rules junkie', I almost always use rules of my own (I like to build upon others' ideas, but it seems like there is always something "missing" or "wrong").