Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Pictures from the front.

Being ex DBM players we have had a few games of L'art de la Geurre (it seems the french aren't just good at wine and cheese). My first thoughts are that it seems to iron out a lot of finicky bits that plagued the DBM system at the end (buttocks of death, anyone?). DBMM was simply a bridge too far for me with all its add ons, and it seems to be only used by 25mm gamers in this country. Not having the finances/painting skills/ requisite strength to lift the army I'm ruled out. The armys and table size are also smaller and the games play out in less than 3 hrs. That doesn't include food breaks.

Feeding the inner man
It has produced several very close games, with a mutual break in the second game. Its got me interested in painting 15mm figures again (which is something I swore I would never do after painting Persian horse armour 20 years ago). However the price of 15mm seems to have gone through the roof while I've been away from the scale so I might investigate 6mm, or even 10mm figures.


  1. 15mm figures certainly aren't as cheap as they used to be. Old Glory 15s and Black Hat are still pretty reasonable though, and some manufacturers knock VAT off the price too (Magister Militum do that, I think), which makes quite a big difference.

  2. While looking for something else tonight (a box of MSH russian aircraft) I came across enough of the old TTG figures to do another 3 ranks of pike and some Ps which I swear I didn't know I had (sort of like finding a regiment of T55's while contemplating buying a regiment of T55's). That and enough 6mm figures to do a Knights of St John army for L'art de la Geurre.
    I'm always surprised

    1. Bonus! So there are some advantages to a failing memory and a past filled with over-buying! I'll have to remember that :)