Thank you DeafNala, Citizen Sade and Drugart
- Citizen Sade wrote:
- Beautiful, but why waste your obvious skills on historicals? Particularly at that scale ...
Someone could tell that painting miniatures (of any kind) is wasting time ^^
I like fantasy and ci-fi games -I have been into fantasy wargaming since 1992-, but I also love History. Maybe the deeds of Teclis or commissar Yarrick are cool, but the lives of Harald Hardrada
, Brian Boru
are even more awesome. Real lives and real deeds; believe me, reality always beats fiction.
Why that 15mm scale?- It is cheaper.
You need around 600 euros for a WH40k army, when a COMPLETE
DBA army will cost around 12-30 euros.- It is faster to paint.
A DBA army is composite of 12 bases (a few more in some lists with options); in around one or two weeks your army will be ready to fight with their colorful uniforms.- It is easier to storage.
Even in a room crowded with books and miniatures you'll have some space for 15mm guys.- It is easier to transport.
You can carry your entire army in jewelry box -for example-, but when you are carrying your 28-32mm fantasy or ci-fi army you'll have a crowd of miniatures and several monsters or tanks... most of us play GW games, you know what I mean ^^- It is easier to play.
DBA rules are just 16 pages and it also includes 300+ army lists; it is a solid, easy and fun systen. In the opposite, well, you know about games which new editions come faster each time (forcing you to change your army -ie buying new models-).- It is funnier to play.
DBA is a stable and concise system. Forget about new editions and army books which change the universal rules... forget about gaming discussions.- It is faster to play.
You just need 30-60 minutes to play a battle in DBA. Spending around 3 hours in a wargaming session is a luxury nowadays.- Playing historical wargames you are learning History.
When into fantasy and ci-fi you read the background of your elves or space marines. When you buy your historical army (spartans, celts, vikings, romans, samurais...) you look for info about them; how they look, how they fight, what are their deeds... learning can be fun.
Probably I am forgeting a lot of facts but, well, these are my two cents
Of course I am deep into Mordheim too