Suggested Army Lists for simple battles to learn the system?

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Suggested Army Lists for simple battles to learn the system?

Post by Temple » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:20 pm

It has been many, many :roll: years since I last played a game dealing with this era of armies. So I was wondering if someone could suggest a couple of armies that have a fairly simple choice of units so I could set up some custom battles to learn the game system without getting lost in the depths of a bunch of different types on each side. I realize I could just build a battle with just a few types on each side, but I was hoping for armies that have some variety. I'm not quite sure I'm making myself understood, but any help is appreciated :D

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Post by Patrick Ward » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:32 pm

I'd be interested to know if you felt there was something missing from the tutorials or manual? Or maybe you prefer a different way to learn the game?

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Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:40 pm

Temple wrote:It has been many, many :roll: years since I last played a game dealing with this era of armies. So I was wondering if someone could suggest a couple of armies that have a fairly simple choice of units so I could set up some custom battles to learn the game system without getting lost in the depths of a bunch of different types on each side. I realize I could just build a battle with just a few types on each side, but I was hoping for armies that have some variety. I'm not quite sure I'm making myself understood, but any help is appreciated :D
Romans spring immediately to mind. Or Macedonians.
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Re: Suggested Army Lists for simple battles to learn the sys

Post by Temple » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:57 am

Patrick Ward wrote:I'd be interested to know if you felt there was something missing from the tutorials or manual? Or maybe you prefer a different way to learn the game?

Cheers.
The tutorials introduce how to play the battles, I was asking about the more basic armies because I'm interested in learning how to play better.

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Re: Suggested Army Lists for simple battles to learn the sys

Post by Scutarii » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:26 am

Pike armies (macedonians, ptolomeic) or Cartago armies because they have covered practically all unit types.

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Post by Adraeth » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:41 am

In my opinion, avoid cavalry armies as first ones, so no Numidians or Parthians; i might suggest you Macedonians, Romans or maybe Ptolemaics

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Re: Suggested Army Lists for simple battles to learn the sys

Post by stockwellpete » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:21 am

It might be worth looking at the "Quick Battles" section as well. Pyrrhics v Carthage might be of help to you.

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Re: Suggested Army Lists for simple battles to learn the sys

Post by w_michael » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:32 pm

In DBA miniatures many players collect armies in historical pairs because the armies have a small number of units. Beginners are almost always advised to start with Rome and Carthage. Rome has fewer unit types, so that would be a good place to start. Then move on to Carthage, which introduces more unit types, which have to be coordinated well for a win.
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Re: Suggested Army Lists for simple battles to learn the sys

Post by Temple » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a try! :D

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