Song of Spear and Shield meets DBA via Warbases prep.
I hate to have figures that are only usable for one game. As you've probably noticed I've got a nice selection of 1p and 2p bases from Warbases.
These come in irregular and regular shapes and a wide variety of sizes. The service is very fast with email updates. I actually like the mahogany look of them and feel no need to repaint.
A recent TMP post sparked this article. DBA is a small wargame with a big feel. It's designed to recreate the feel of an army with few figures on 12 bases per army. http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/armies/index.htmlhttp://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=350558
Not forgetting OGAM and Battlesworn.
Here's some DBA I nicked from the web for your delectation and delight:
I/64 Early Japanese, 500BC-500AD.
(available from Khurasan)
3 bow16 blade
12 auxiliaries such as the axemen
57 figures, enough to have a 2 sided fight using SOSS or OGAMThese are my Medievals, blades, 2 auxiliaries, archers and cavalry.
3 light chariots, I'd go for Hittite model
16 spear24 auxiliary
6 warband (seapeople type?)
53 infantry and 3 chariots. Thinking OGAM here that the chariots & leaders will make good Legends.
Spear, archers, auxiliary
|1x 3Bd||Myrmidons (including Achilles)|
|2x 3Wb||Thessalian, Phthian, and Abantean rank and file|
|1x 2Ps||Skirmishers, including Thracians|
|1x 3Bd or LCh||Achaean nobles|
|1x 3Bd||Mycenaean warriors|
|2x 3Aux||Mycenaean rank and file|
|Southwest & Islands|
|1x LCh||Pylian eqeta (chariot warriors)|
|2x 4Pk||Pylian and Island close order infantry|
|1x 2Ps||Pylian and Island bowmen|
Spear, auxiliaries, warband & skirmishers
6x 4Lb, 1x 4Bd, plus any five out of the following: 4 x 4Lb, 2x 4Pk (Yorkist only), 2x 4Sp (Scottish schiltrons - Lancaster only), 1 x 2Ps, 1x Art, 1x 4Bd, 1x 3Cv, 1x 3Ax, or 1x 3Kn/4Bd.
8 pike (Yorkist) or 8 Scottish pike/spear shiltron (Lancastrian)
63 infantry Ideal army to make from those plastic figures.
I hope I've given you some inspiration and an excuse to rummage around for all those figures lying around in the back of the wardrobe.