Tuesday 31 January 2023

Project 2023

Of the 150 DBA armies in the collection, more than half have not seen any use. I have given thought as to how best to reduce the collection to an enjoyable size; a programme is now underway to do this. By mid-February, I expect a sizeable number will have new homes. 

Those which have been sold there remain extra bits that will serve as cadres for a newly created army. The first, in this reconstruction project, the Kingdom of Nabataea, is nearly done, but lack only the camel mounted troop. Photos and a brief description will be uploaded when the collection is complete.

Next on the list are the Late Judean, ideal opponents for the Nabataean. Both armies were created from extras left behind from the sale of Polybian and Middle Imperial Roman.

To fill the vacancy left by the departing Roman armies, I have decided to add an Early Imperial Roman army to set against the growing number of opponents. Plans for the Imperial Roman will be posted soon, complete with unit names and shield patterns.

With the completion of the Late Judean, the total of enemies awaiting the return of Rome will reach 10, of these 7 are double size. This period offers a wealth of scenarios based on the campaigns in Germania, against Parthia, Dacia and last but not least, the Jewish Wars. Based on recent archaeological findings, the Batavian Revolt for example has a nice mix of open confrontations and riverine warfare. The Jewish War offers some interesting aspects of the siege of Jerusalem.

 Map: Wiki Common

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