15mm DBMM Warfare Tournament
Warfare, is Reading Wargames Association’s annual wargames show and is one of the largest in the country. This year, it is being held on the 17th and 18th November 2018
Traders will be confirmed over the year, but we expect to have more than 70 of them. In addition, our ever popular (and huge) bring and buy will be present.
General Admission Opening times:
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
You can enter online at: https://www.wargamesreading.co.uk/product-category/wartickets/
Entry is £20 per person (£25 after August 31st) and includes show entrance.
When booking your tickets please ensure that we have your correct name(s) and email address, so we can keep you informed of any changes to the event.
Cancellations/refunds – can only be given up to 31st October 2018.
There will be prizes for the first 3 places.
For any more information please contact: email@example.com
Check-in: 8.30 am to 9.15 am (The earlier everyone gets here, the earlier we can get through check-in and “let the games begin”)
Round 1: 9.30 am to 12.45 pm
Lunch: 12.45 pm to 1.45 pm (meals are available from the café on site, but there can be long waits – if possible, find someone to take an order for you)
Round 2: 1.45 pm to 5.00 pm
Round 3: 9.00 am to 12.15 pm (n.b. earlier start-time than Saturday)
Lunch: 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm
Round 4: 1.15 pm to 4.30 pm
Prizegiving: As soon as we can work it out!
Tables will be numbered and the draw for the next round will be published as soon as we can. Once they know their opponent, players can always commence games earlier by mutual consent.
DBMM v2.1 rules with the then-current version of the Commentary (available at www.dbmm.org.uk) and DBMM Revised Lists as published 2016 in conjunction with the latest Clarification document.
The umpire’s decision is final, even if wrong!
Table Size 6’ x 4’
Armies and Enemies of the Reconquista 718AD to 1492AD
Armies and Enemies of the Americas
Armies and Enemies of Iberian Colonial Expansion 1500– 1525 AD
Armies and allies drawn from the below and using the Revised lists within the theme dates and any restrictions in italics below. Note allies must be from the list. Named generals may be used unless excluded by geography.
2/54 Scots/Irish (512-530 AD only represents St Brendan’s journey)
2/62 Abyssinian and Horn of Africa (1500– 1525 AD only)
2/83 Later Visigothic (Post 717 AD)
3/10 Hindu Indian (1500-1525 AD only)
3/19 Welsh (1170 AD and North Welsh only – represents Prince Madoc’s colony)
3/28 Carolingian Frankish (Post 717 AD)
3/33 Early Muslim North Africa (Post 717 AD)
3/34 Andalusian (Post 717 AD)
3/35 Feudal Spanish (Post 717 AD)
3/40 Norse Viking and Leidang (Viking only represents Vinland but earlier dates allowed to provide raiding option)
3/41 Chichimec and Pueblo Cultures
3/69 West Sudanese (1500-1525 AD only)
3/75 Islamic Berber
4/4 Feudal French (South French only)
4/9 Eastern Forest American
4/10 Mound Builder
4/11 NW American
4/17 Later Crusader (1147 AD only – no troops/upgrades/replacements listed as or belonging to military orders nor the True Cross can be used – represents the Siege of Lisbon)
4/19 Tarascan etc
4/36 Later Muslim Indian (1500-1525 AD only)
4/37 Indonesian or Malay (1500-1511 AD only)
4/42 Islamic Persian (Only Safavids in 1507 AD represents Hormuz)
4/53 Mixtec, Zapotec or West Mexican
4/68 Medieval Spanish and Portugeuse (No French, English or Swiss troops may be used and no troops marked as Only in Italy may be used.)
4/71 Chimu and Coastal Peruvian
May the angry gods see your cloaks of many colours !!!
All lists submitted will be checked. DBMM lists should please be sent to Adrian Escott by e-mail (MS Excel or Word attachment please – not .met file or similar) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any entrant who has not submitted a correct list by the deadline may suffer a points penalty at the umpires’ absolute discretion.
The deadline for lists is 23:59 27th October 2018, but PLEASE get your lists in earlier if at all possible to make Adrian’s task manageable (and to allow yourself to correct any problems!) All lists must include your name, address and all contact details, club, competition period (please also let us know if you would like to volunteer to “float”) and nominated army.
E-mail enquiries about the DBMM competition to David Mather at:
All lists must be clear and legible and must state:-
iii. Climate, aggression factor and terrain
vii. Where there may be any doubt, the list should show whether troops can dismount, provide support (and if so to whom), etc.
viii. The whole army ME and demoralisation level
Games will last for 3 hours 15 minutes plus or minus 0 to 5 minutes. Games will end immediately when the umpire calls time. If any combat dice has been rolled then all the remaining combats are resolved, if not proceed directly to the end of the bound and determine the status of all commands whether they are broken/disheartened etc and then calculate the final scores. Any complaint of slow play should be brought to the umpires’ attention at the earliest possible stage, as we can then try to keep the situation under assessment.
Weather and time of day
Weather and time of day rules must be played unless both players agree otherwise.
Scoring will be 25-0 as per the DBMM rulebook.
All figures should be appropriately representative, painted and reasonably based. Figures should be defined to the opponent when they are first placed on the table and thereafter upon request. If any elements are on over-depth bases to accommodate models, the base will be treated as being of the correct depth.
Terrain should be provided by the players and must be of a reasonable standard. Any complaints about terrain will be judged aesthetically (who says looks don’t count?) and in terms of game effect. In the 25mm DBMM competition, 15mm terrain sizes will be used.
Travel Information by bus, Cycle or car can be found at:
Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Ave, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ
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