25mm DBMM Warfare Tournament


25mm DBMM Warfare Tournament

Warfare 2018 DBMM25 Rules pack

Warfare 2018

DBMM 25/8mm Tournament Information

Warfare Information:

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


Event Information:

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: tournaments@wargamesassociationreading.co.uk


Tournament Schedule:



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.


Army Lists/Period:


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!


Scale 25-28mm (note not 6mm)

Points 350AP

Table size 6’ x 4’


Post 500 AD  – Armies and allies drawn from the Revised lists that are post 500 AD



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 adrian_escott@hotmail.com

Any entrant who has not submitted a correct list by the deadline may suffer a points penalty at the umpires’ absolute discretion.


House Rules:


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:-


  1. Competition (i.e. ruleset and sub-category)
  2. Army (List version, Book, list number, date and, where relevant, sub-nation and/or name of general).

iii.        Climate, aggression factor and terrain

  1. Same details as ii above for any allies.
  2. The command break-down showing troop name, regular/irregular, troop type and grade, total elements, ME and disheartened/ demoralisation/shattered levels
  3. Each command should show the AP cost of each troop-type and a running total of AP. Where troops are compulsorily double-based, this should be shown.

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

  1. For simplicity’s sake, no game will be considered a civil war for baggage-allocation purposes. For purposes of allies changing sides, games can be considered a civil war if both players agree before any dice are rolled.
  2. Multi-based baggage (for dioramas, etc) can be treated as single based and can “make change” as appropriate to show the cumulative effect of losses. Players using dioramas are requested to have alternative bases available for substitution if required.




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.



Army painting and WYSIWYG::


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:


Travel Information by bus, Cycle or car can be found at:




Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Ave, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ




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