2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
2mm Ancients for DBA based to 15mm sizes
When I f irst started using 2mm blo cks f o r A ncient games I based them individually o n 20mm f ro ntage bases. A ltho ugh this had the advantage o f making it po ssible to play games o n a handkerchief -sized battlef ield, i t did make them awkward to handle and to o small f o r my aged gaming mates to see. Havi ng f i nally taken the hint af ter seeing so me o ther gamers' ef f o rts at using 2mm o n 15mm bases I decided to re-base. T he f o llo wing pho to s and no tes are the result. Bases T he bases are all standard sized 15mm scale DB A bases. T he bases are made f ro m a dense and rigid card glued (with P V A ) o nto magnetic sheet (f o r ease o f sto rage and transpo rt). T he texturing is actually co lo ured sand (sprinkled o nto thinned P V A ) o ver the pai nted base. Base Layout I have tried to use the same number o f blo cks per base as there wo uld be 15mm f igures but thi s is mo dif ied a bit in so me cases (e.g. Elephants). Where po ssible I have also attempted to make the base into a bit o f a dio rama so that i t actually represents the 'lo o k' o f the tro o p type. B ecause o f the size and relative lack o f detail, I have also attempted to make dif f erent element types distinguishable f ro m each o ther. In so me cases, no tably Blades, I have since tho ught o f better layo uts so I will no te these i n the appro priate places. Generals' elements are distinguished by, well, a general added. I used the A B G5 (Ro man) general with blo cks painted in o ne co lo ur and A B G11 (B arbarian) f o r less regularly painted blo cks.
Close Order Foot : Blades, Spears & Pikes
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Thursday. I no w think this is a better arrangement f o r B d4 . Do n't kno w why I didn't do that in the f irst place.co. T hat way B d & S p wo uld be mo re easily distinguished f ro m each o ther. 2011 1:31 PM
. March 10.gildasfacit.it makes them disti nguishable f ro m S p4.
Abov e & below : S p4 .uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm.Use either A B G1 or A B G2 T he General's base has the two sets o f 2 blo cks separated. Below : Bd3 Uses the same blo cks as the Bd4 but this time painted in rando m co lo urs and hints o f armo ur as dismo unted K nights o r V ikings perhaps.htm
Abov e : Bd4 & Bd4 General .Use A B G18 T he General in the f ro nt base wo uld be better placed in f ro nt o f the so lid 2-ranks o f spearmen. T he lo wer picture has irregular spearmen. thei r shields and tunics pai nted in rando m co lo urs.btinternet.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm. Yo u co uld also use the RBG33 or 34 blo cks. Right : ano ther o ptio n f o r Pk using the smaller A B G17 .btinternet. March 10.htm
Abov e : P k4 & P k4 General T he pai r o f mo unted generals JUS T f its o nto the f ro nt o f the base.
Loose Order F oot : W arband.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
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Thursday. Use A B G16 (as here) or RB G9 .co. 2011 1:31 PM
Generals sho uld be in the f ro nt rank and yo u co uld use the 2-ho rse chari o t ( A B G7 ) as an alternative general f o r tho se armies. 2011 1:31 PM
.use AB G13 A rrange these in a lo o ser f o rmatio n than Wb. such as Celts.btinternet.uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm. the irregular appearance o f the f igures will distinguish them f ro m the heavy f o o t elements. Below : Wb4 & Wb4 General A rrange these as a so lid blo ck. T he pro blem is that this blo ck is o f ten rather po o rly cast and yo u can't always rely o n getting go o d blo cks. Below : Ax or Bw (alternativ e) .
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Thursday.use A B G8 P lace the blo cks in either a 2-1 o r 1-2 f o rmatio n but all to uching each o ther. March 10.
Abov e : Ax3 & Ax4 General .htm
Abov e : Wb3 & Wb3 General .co. No te the general's element has o ne blo ck split ei ther si de o f the general.usi ng AB G24 T his blo ck has 12 regularly spaced individual f igures and pro duces a go o d lo o se f o rmatio n.gildasfacit.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
http://www. with space between the bases. that use them.
Other Foot : Psiloi. Lay o ut with space between the 2 ranks in a 2-1 f o rmatio n. Hordes.co. bo wmen sho uld be distingui shable f ro m the o ther clo se o rder f o o t types.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
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Abov e : Bw 3 & Bw 3 General .btinternet. Below : Bw 4 Lay o ut as a so lid blo ck. March 10.uses A B G20 P o ssibly the easiest blo ck to paint. Artillery & W ar W agons
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A ny arrangement with mo re than 4 blo cks wo uld be OK.gildasfacit.
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Thursday. March 10.btinternet.use any m ix of A BG6 and BG23 In the elements sho wn the f ro nt rank i s 2 A B G6 and the o ther 3 blo cks are all B G23.co. RB G30 (bom bard) and som e cut up RB G22 (dism ounted dragoons) T his versio n represents a M edieval WWg. no t quite sure what I'd use f o r o ther perio ds.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
Abov e : P s .uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm. Below : Hd .uses RB G31 (arm oured wagon).use A B G3 (javeli ns) or A B G12 (bows) Cut the blo cks i nto smaller gro ups and rando mly di stribute them o ver the base.use AB G25 (or RB G30 for Medievals) Below : WWg . 2011 1:31 PM
Abov e : Ar .
co.use any com bination of A B G14 (B G10 sim il ar) & RB G13/14 .use A BG22 A rrange as two separate lines o f 2 blo cks with a small space between them. 2011 1:31 PM
. Generals sho uld be o ut in f ro nt Below : Kn4 .gildasfacit. the Basics : Knights.uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm.btinternet. March 10. Cavalry and Light Horse
Abov e : Kn3 & Kn3 General .
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.gildasfacit. March 10.btinternet.co. T hi s makes them di f f erent to K n.
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Abov e & below : Cv & Cv Generals .use either A B G4 (regul ars) or AB G8 (irregular) A rrange in either 1-2 o r 2-1 f o rmatio n with the general between the separated lines o r wi thin the f ro nt line.
Chariots & Elephants
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Thursday. March 10.co.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
http://www.use A BG10 (javelins) or A B G9 (bows) A s with P s.gildasfacit. the Rest : Camels.uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm. cut the bases into smaller gro ups and arrange o n the base. If yo u use single f igures then a passable base o f circulating light ho rse can be mo deled (as abo ve).btinternet. 2011 1:31 PM
Abov e & below : Lh .
co. I use the 'arro whead' f o rmati o n to indi cate the general if I need o ne.use A B G19 4 blo cks arranged o ver the base with a 'square' f o rmati o n indi cati ng the general.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
http://www.use A B G23 T he Cm2 are just cut up and rando mly distributed. either that o r the white ho rses.
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Abov e : Cm3 & Cm2 . T he Cm3 have the 3 blo cks arranged in a less regular f ashio n than Cv. Lo o ks a bit bare but it needed to be dif f erent to o ther chario t bases. 2011 1:31 PM
.btinternet. Right : S Ch Just a pai r o f AB G19 .gildasfacit. March 10.
Abov e : LCh .uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm.use A B G7 5 blo cks arranged as yo u wish. Below : HCh .
2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
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.using A B G21 (with Howdah)
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Thursday.usi ng AB G15 (Indian. warriors astri de) Use 4 elephant blo cks (o r 5 f o r a general).co. if yo u f ancy it.gildasfacit. March 10. Below : El .btinternet.uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm.htm
Abov e : E l . A dd a co uple o f bases o f light inf antry to o .
T hese are no t the o nly po ssi bilities but they do make a set o f elements that can be distinguished f ro m o ne ano ther and still lo o k like the armies they are suppo sed to represent.uk/2mm/2mm_DBA_15mm.
Army 2/3 : Classical Indian
Army 2/56 Early Imperial Roman
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Thursday.btinternet. March 10.co.gildasfacit.2mm DBA on 15mm Bases
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