Seven gamers showed up for DBA at Legions for the September monthly session. We had a wide mix of armies, with a few loaners for those who didn’t have toys to play with.

September DBA at Legions Hobbies

September DBA at Legions Hobbies

We diced off for first round as we had six gamers at that time (Steve came in later). First opponent up was Tim Hladon with Later Teutonic against my Papal Italians (I brought them in anticipation of fighting Larry’s newly-won Mirliton Communal Italian…more about this later). I managed to get the win when my spears fled a cav from the line and I closed the flanks of the remainders. My horde sat in the back and never got in….

Larry won the painted Communal Italian army (with all options) at Hurricon. He put ten bucks worth of tickets in the box and merged with a nice new army! The worst thing is that he did the same thing on our last trip to Florida where he won a triple New Kingdom Egyptian army for FIVE bucks!!!

Communal Italian versus Medieval Spanish

Communal Italian versus Medieval Spanish

Larry paired with Alan in his inaugural game with the Commies. The pic shows the nice Carroccio holding the center of the line. Not a bad deal for a ten-dollar investment!

Second game I faced Stephen using his Anglo-Normans with evil war-wagon. I used my Papals again and lined up with a spear wall opposite his war-wagon. He trickily shifted two knights to his left  (he was defender so swapped the elements). This left a force of three dismounting knights to threaten my camp defended by a bow and a horde…ooops….guess I better win quick.

Stephen's Anglo-Normans attack

Stephen's Anglo-Normans attack

His massed bows were accurate enough to throw my spears back, but they braved the arrow-storm and closed with the bow and war-wagon line.

Steve rolled high enough to live, though, and it eventually took three turns before my spear General killed his war-wagon (missing a 5-1 roll the turn before!) Two bows fell and the game was over before his dismounted blades could get my camp. Whew!

It was nice to get together with a good group like this. Sorry, but I didn’t get the results of the others, but I do believe that Alan beat the Commies for their debut.

Hope to get a crowd again next month before the holidays start interfering with all our schedules!

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