DBA Schedule for
Congress of Gamers organized by

The Washington Area DBA Gamers (WADBAG)

De Bellis
Polos and T-Shirts

How to Get There

DBV will be held at the Rockville Senior Center,
1150 Carnation Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850





2010 DBA Open Tournament

The 6th annual "Wars of Washington, DC" DBA tournament was held on Saturday, 9 Oct. 2010 in conjunction with the Congress of Gamers gaming convention, at the Rockville Senior Center in Rockville, MD.  David Schlanger took 1st place honors on the countback tiebreaker over Doug Austin who placed 2d.  Best First Timer honors went to Tom Black.   David Schlanger took the Mayhem Award, destroying or losing a combined total of 20 elements in four rounds of play.  Final standings:

Placing Player Army W/L Points
1 David Schlanger Christian Nubian (III/12) 3-0-1 70
2 Doug Austin Bosphorans (II/25) 3-1 70
3 Mike Byrne Ghaznavids (III/63a) 3-1 69
4 David Kuijt Maruikian Byzantine (III/17) 2-1-1 53
5 Jack Sheriff Seljuk Turks (III/73b) 2-2 50
6 Tom Black Early Polish (III/62b) 2-2 48
7 Josh Cruciott Later Swiss (IV/79) 2-2 45
8-9 Jan Spoor Italian Condotta (IV/61) 1-3 27
8-9 Gordon Stewart Sarmatians (II/26) 1-3 27
10 Dennis Milbert Hittite Empire (I/24b) 0-4 5

DBV was part of a full schedule of WADBAG-supported events organized by WADBAG for COG:

10:00 a.m. -
 12:00 Noon
DBA Tutorial - Learn to play the Game

Here's your chance to learn more about the DBA (ancient wargaming) rules for fast, friendly gaming with miniatures. There will be ready to play games for beginners with armies deployed  for action, as well as help provided by experienced DBA gamers.  Armies and Terrain will be provided (or bring your own for pick-up play). No DBA experience necessary!  Take your knowledge from the Tutorial and participate in the DBV Tourney.  HOTT also welcome.

Gamemasters: Chris Brantley, David Kuijt and David Schlanger

1:00 p.m. -
5:30 p.m.
De Bellis Vasingtonium
DBA Open Tournament

The 6th Annual Washington DC-area DBA Open Tournament.  Players may field 15mm scale armies from any DBA book. Initial pairings will be historical match-ups or contemporaneous armies where possible. Standard DBA rules, modified for 30 inch game boards and a special dismounting rule (dismounting elements may only dismount in the first bound).  Newbies are welcome, but encouraged to participate in the DBA tutorial.  Prizes to 1st and 2nd place, Best DBV first-timer, and the "Jack the Butcher" prize for most mayhem. 

Gamemaster:  Chris Brantley

6:00 p.m. -
10:00 p.m.

Over Flanders Fields
Wings of War WWI Aerial Warfare

It is March 1918, and the German Kaiserschlacht offensive is underway.  The Royal Flying Corps is pressed to the limit, with its pilots exhausted and its airfields forced to secondary and tertiary locations.  A rag-tag group of Triple Entente fighters are patrolling to try and hold back the tide.  In the distance, they see...

Three Friedrichshafen Multi-Engine Bombers!  And escorts!  With Allied ack-ack overrun, a flight of the giants is coming to bomb airfields, hospitals, churches, and who knows what else!  Maybe the Louvre!  No, not even the Huns would stoop so low.

This is a "Stop Them" mission designed for any number of players using the fast and popular "Wings of War" miniatures.  German players will attempt to escort three mighty Friedrichshafen bombers across a (very) long map into the Allied rear areas.  Allied players will attempt to shoot down the Friedrichshafens without getting shot down themselves. 

Players should bring their own Wings of War miniatures.  Any released miniatures may be used EXCEPT the Fokker D7 and Sopwith Snipe.  If you have both German and Allied aircraft, we'll need more Allied participants than Germans (as the Friedrichshafens are quite tough!).  Some loaners available.  No preregistration is required -- planes may join in at any time, even coming into the battle late.

The scenario is based upon the recently-released "Flight of the Giants" Wings of War expansion.  All Wings of War optional rules will be used.  A simple altitude system will be used and taught to players -- it is very easy and intuitive, and will present no difficulty for players of Wings of War who aren't familiar with it.

Gamemaster:  David Kuijt

WADBAG events are designed to be Newbie-friendly...so if you have an interest in ancient/medieval wargaming, want to learn more about DBA, or just want to try something different, plan to stop on by. 

Last Updated: 11 October 2011

Contact: Chris Brantley, brant@erols.com.