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2013 DBA Tournament

The 9th annual "Wars of Washington, DC" DBA tournament was held on Saturday, 28 Sept. 2013 (1:00-5:30 p.m.) in conjunction with WADBAG's Game Day, hosted by David Kuijt in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Our 2013 champion was David Kuijt.  Rob Torres and Sean Donnelly tied for Runner-Up honors.  The "Butcher" award for maximum mayhem was a three way tie, with David Kuijt, Rob Torres and Sean Donnelly each generating 23 elements killed or lost.  Young Otto Schlanger (son of past DBV Champion David S.) proved himself a chip off the old block by taking Best First Time DBV/Juniors honors.  George Deutch showed extreme fortitude...taking the headlong jump into tournament gaming as his first exposure to ancients gaming and DBA.   More highlights here.

Rank Player Army W/L/D Points
1 David Kuijt Dacians, II/52 4-0 95
2-3 Sean Donnelly E. Patrician Roman, II/83b 3-1 71
2-3 Rob Torres Early Ostrogoth, II/67a 3-1 71
4 Rick Wynn Lusitanians, II/39c 2-2 54
5 Jack Sheriff Late Imperial Roman (East), II/78b 2-2 48
6 Otto Schlanger* Early Ostrogoths, II/67a 2-2 47
7 Jan Spoor Sassanid Persians, II/69 1-2-1 33
8-9 Doug Austin Nobades, II/55b 1-2-1 27
8-9 B. J. King* Gallic, II/11 1-2-1 27
10 Alan Ferrency Ancient British, II/53 1-2-1 26
11 Scott K.* Gepids, II/71 1-3 21
12 George Deutch* Early Imp. Romans, II/56 0-2-2 7

* DBV First-Timers


10:00 a.m. -
 1:00 p.m.
Open Gaming

HotT or whatever people want to bring and play; HotT loaners avaiable.  DK has lots of new HotT armies and strongholds to show off that would make Heroes weep.

GMs:  David Kuijt and David Schlanger

11:00 a.m. -
 12:00 Noon
De Bellis Terminatus

Set in a post-Human Terminator movie universe, this DBx-style, fast-play game is designed to be both convention and kid-friendly. It pits two players (or teams) controlling opposing forces of machines in a 1:1 scale conflict for control of an assigned conflict management sector. In affect a futuristic game of “Take the Flag”, it allows for players to employ various strategies and tactics, taking advantage of machine capabilities, terrain, and factors such as command and control.

GM: Chris Brantley

12:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

De Bellis Vasingtonium
15mm DBA Theme Tournament

The 9th Annual “Wars of Washington” DBA 15mm Tournament, featuring ancient/medieval miniature wargaming using the 2.2+ rules on 30 inch boards. 

Beginning in 2013, DBV will be rotating through the NASAMW Tournament Themes annually, starting  with Roman Classical (146 BC - 493 AD).  The list of eligible armies is:

Book I:  7d, 43b, 47, 48, 56b, 58

Book II : 6, 11, 14, 19d, 20cd, 22abcde, 23abc, 24, 25, 26, 28abcd, 30bc, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39abc, 40, 44, 45abc, 46ab, 47abcdefg, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54a, 55ab, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64ab, 65ab, 66, 67ab, 68a, 69, 70ab, 71, 72abcd, 73, 74, 78ab, 80abd, 81ab, 82a, 83ab, 84

Prizes* for winner and runner-up, best newbie and most mayhem.  A friendly, low-pressure tournament good for first time DBA players.

Loaner armies available on request.

Reserve a spot by emailing Chris Brantley.

GM: Chris Brantley

5:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
Dinner Break
6:00 p.m. -
10:00 p.m.
Matched Pairs DBA Tournament

Bring a matched pair of armies that were historical enemies; in each round one player's armies will be used and the other player (who didn't bring them) will pick which one he wishes to use of the pair, with the owner getting the second army.  DBA 2.2+ rules on 30 inch boards.

GMs:  David Kuijt


Last Updated: 01 October 2013

Contact: Chris Brantley,