2005 Washington, DC DBA Open Tournament
& Chalons Giant Battle Event
The first ever "Wars of Washington, DC" DBA tournament
was held on 24 Sept. 2005 (1-6 p.m.) as part of the NOVAG GameCon at the
Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.
The tournament was deemed a success, drawing twelve
contestants who all seemed to have a good time. We ran it as a 15mm open
tournament, with four rounds, and winner determined by points. Pairings were
made by time period/historical opponents in the early rounds, and then by point
standing in the later rounds, with high points vs. high points, etc.
Here are the final results:
||L. Ach. Persians
||L. Roman East
||Early Imperial Romans
Matt Torres and George Duden shared "The Butcher's" prize
with 21 elements of mayhem apiece. Generals, in general, were an
endangered species, with 8 generals lost in 24 total games. Half of those lost
generals were 1G-0 results, meaning there was a lot of headhunting going on.
Another interesting aspect of the tourney was the heavy
preference for book II armies. Of 12 players, our distribution was as follows:
Book 1: 1
Book 2: 7
Book 3: 3
Book 4: 1
We had three father-son pairs competing -- Jack (The
Butcher) and Peter (The Cleaver) Sheriff , Rob and Matt Torres, and Raul and
Mark Rodriguez (both DBA newbies, with Mark trying out DBA as an alternative to
Warhammer and Rome: Total War).
Our longest traveler award goes to George Duden, who came all the way from
Delaware, where he is doing some contracting work, although he calls the
Washington area home. George also took our Best Camp competition.
Kudos to all our players for helping the newbies learn the ropes.
And a special word of appreciation to Jack Sheriff, who made it despite a flat
tire on route and then went on the pizza run after the concession stand ran out
Following the tourney, many stayed on to participate in
WADBAG's Chalons 451 AD Giant Battle event.
A DBA Giant Battle Event
As part of the DBA experience at NOVAG Game-Day, WADBAG
will run their highly acclaimed DBA
Chalons Giant Battle Scenario.
Aetius with his Romans and Visigothic allies bring Atilla's
Huns and allies to bay in a decisive battle fought on the Campus Martius to save
the Western Roman Empire. Up to eight players will take on the roles of key figures in this historical
battle. All armies provided. Please note that some DBA experience is REQUIRED.
Organizer/Umpire: David Kuijt and David Schlanger
Last Updated: 5 May 2007
Contact: Chris Brantley, email@example.com.