Mick Hessian supplied this Report:
To launch DBMM V2 in the DGG club we played a 100AP mini-campaign on the Wed 11th
August club night using the campaign system published (on DBMMlist?) a while back. There was a
Habsburg/Valois Wars theme (1494AD-1515AD) to exploit the extension of the lists
We supplied a pretty wide range of W.European armies for people to choose from,
ending up with two teams as follows:
French Ordonnance (Tony Farrell), Ottoman Turks (Brian Ronayne), Anglo-Irish
(Rob Brennan) and Late Swiss (Alan Condron, making his DBMM debut)
WotR English - Henry VIII (Mike Whelan), Late Hungarians (Dave Lederer),
Medieval German - Territorial states (Jan Van Embden) and Italian Condotta -
So more of a Tudor/Valois war really. We used preset terrain boards of variable
We had 2 DBMM v2 competitions in Dublin on the 31st of July (3 games each). This was DBMM v2's worldwide premier as a competition set. It was also the 10th year of Strongbow's Shield as an event - so we must be doing something right! To celebrate this we had a bring and buy in support of RINIWA - this was ably run by Mick Hessian who at one point commented that it might take us another 10 years to accumulate so much stuff for sale!
I umpired. and despite many players only receiving the rules within the last 2 weeks we had very few rules issues - a good sign!
Everyone felt that v2 was a big improvement and no-one was bemoaning the lack of v1 (fairly unusual for wargamers ....:-)
A. Tibetan Empire Theme (325AP on 120x80cm boards)
Position, Name, Score, Army, Club
1, Aynsley, Richard, 60, Hindu Indian, MWG
2, McTurk, Alec, 53,Tibetan, DGG
3, Houston, David, 42,CAT, TTN
4, Murphy, Richard, 34, CACS, Merc
5, Arnfelt, Thomas, 33,Tibetan, DGG
6, Bracken, Padraig, 29, Early Tang, MWG
7, van Embden, Jan, 26, Umayyads, DGG
8, Worden, Tom, 23, Abbasid, MWG
B. 200AP Open (on 120x80cm boards)
1, Brittain, Stephen, 75, LIR, Merc
2, Farrell, Tony, 50, Konst Byz, DGG
3, Coughlan, Willie, 41, Dailami, MWG
The following items are listed already, more is expected on the day.
Complete 450AP Islamic Berber Army - €500
3 elements of Reg Cv(O) Generals
1 elements of Irr Kn(F) General
3 elements of Irr Kn(F)
9 elements of Reg LH(O)
5 elements of Irr LH(O)
20 elements of Reg Sp(O)
24 elements of Reg Sp(I)
24 elements of Reg Ps(O)
8 elements of Irr Bge(O)
Early T'ang Chinese Elite Cavalry - €66
3 elements of Reg Cv(S) Generals
8 elements of Reg Cv(S) Cavalry
Early T'ang Chinese Line and Light Cavalry - €52
4 elements of Reg Cv(O) Cavalry
Piers Brand brings news of a new club Green Machine Gamers (GMG) based in Kildare. They play mainly historicals with the occasional GW game once a year!
Forum is here...
They have been added to our Irish Wargames Directory page.
note that by default that link only shows high reliability (C or above) rankings.
To see all the rankings you change the drop-down list "Only show ratings with reliability above:" to "all" then all players with a Glicko rating will appear.
DBMM v2 is now shipping and so we will use it at Strongbow's Shield 2010.
It is available immediately via Monarch Publications:
This is post-free to the UK, ignore any warnings about stock levels as they are 20 mins from the warehouse.
It is supposed to be 10% postage (min £2.50) to ROI ...but that charge did not appear on my initial order
and I'll have to see if they contact me subsequently.
What is DBMM?
Now Updated for DBMM Version 2!
If you have a club that's not listed, please send me a note. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The idea of having a bring and buy stall at Strongbow's Shield this year seemed popular so we'll do it. Here are the rules:
1. The Bring and Buy is not contracted out to outside organisations. It is managed and run by RINIWA. No item is secure without your vigilance and help, so help us to help you have a great show!
2. A nominal admin fee for sellers will apply. There is also a commission on any items sold. All these fees go to RINIWA.
3. We reserve the right to refuse items from prospective sellers.
Hosted by Hunter Hope, George Dick and GDWS in Glasgow.
Full results soon. Main winners were:
FOG Individual Event: James "Hammy" Hamilton
DBMM: Individual Event: Ian Austin
Overall Celtic Champion: Ian Austin
Celtic Cup Teams Event: Scotland
Best Independent Team: Halifax Wargames Club
Full DBMM Results
Pos. No. Name Army Opponent by round Score per round Total 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 4 Ian Austin New Kindgom Egyptian(1275BC) 8 1 9 3 18 22 23 25 88