DBA Schedule for
Congress of Gamers organized by
The Washington Area DBA Gamers
Polos and T-Shirts
How to Get There
DBV was held at the Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625
Bauer Drive, in the Aspen Hill community of Rockville, Maryland.
Doug Austin (DBV/Nile)
Chris Brantley (Nile)
David Kuijt (DBV/Nile)
David Schlanger (DBV/Nile)
Frank Popecki (DBV/Nile)
Rob Torres (DBV/Nile)
Jan Spoor (DBV/Nile)
Spencer Grinder (DBV/Nile)
Christine Ginder (DBV/Nile)
Marc Lauterbach (DBV/Nile)
Mike Byrne (DBV/Nile)
Gyula Pauer (DBV)
Jack Sheriff (DBV)
Peter Sheriff (DBV)
Gordon Stewart (DBV/Nile)
2009 DBA Open Tournament
The 5th annual "Wars of Washington, DC" DBA
tournament was held on Saturday, 26 Sept. 2009 in conjunction with the
Congress of Gamers gaming
convention, at the Bauer Drive Community Center
in Rockville, MD.
Twelve contestants fought their way through four
rounds of head-to-head play. A number of atypical tournament armies were
fielded and did quite well, including Bosporans, Trojans and Tarascans.
It was a wide-open field going into the final
round...with no undefeated players. The two points leaders David Schlanger
(with Tarascans) and Jack Sheriff (with Trojans) squared off in a deciding
match-up...but ran afoul of the clock and ended up with no decision. David
Schlanger earned enough points in the draw to tie with Spencer Ginder, and took
overall honors based on his head-to-head win against Spencer in a previous
round. Spencer Ginder took second place honors. With the results,
both David and Spencer qualified for the NASAMW Invitational Tournament
Championship next July at Historicon. Gordon Stewart was the best DBV
"first-timer" and Christine Ginder took the "Butcher's Award" with 25 elements
of mayhem in four rounds of play. Full results and pictures coming soon, along
with results of the Rulers of the Nile tournament fought that evening.
DBV Pictoral Highlights
Spencer Ginder (R) ponders his
next move against David Kuijt
Gordon Stewart (L) faces off
against Jack Sheriff
Jack Sheriff (L) takes on David Schlanger
Mike Bryne takes on Christine Ginder
Jan Spoor faces Gyula Pauer
David Schlanger (L) versus Rob Torres
The whole gamg, with David Kuijt facing Doug Austin in
Prizes awarded: David Schlanger took home a
Corvus Belli Numidian army box, along with his DBV Champion polo. Spencer
Ginder got a matching pair of TerrainGuys DBA boards. Christine Ginder
took home a skull tower ZOC marker. And as our "Junior" champ, Peter
Sheriff took home a scratch-built Dark Ages BUA with working gate.
Congratulations to all the gamers and hope you had a
good time. De Bellis Vasingtonium will return in 2010. Keep your
eyes on the WADBAG website for details.
|10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
DBA Tutorial - Learn to play the Game
Here's your chance to learn more about the DBA (ancient wargaming) rules
for fast, friendly gaming with miniatures. There will be ready to play
games for beginners with armies deployed for action, as well as
help provided by experienced DBA gamers (The Two Davids). Armies
and Terrain will be provided (or bring your own for pick-up play). No
DBA experience necessary! Take your knowledge from the Tutorial
and participate in the DBV Tourney and the Ruler of the Nile event.
Spend all day playing DBA!
Gamemasters: David Kuijt and David Schlanger
|1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
De Bellis Vasingtonium
DBA Open Tournament
5th Annual Washignton DC-area DBA
Open Tournament and qualifier for the NASAMW's Invitational Championship
Tournament at Historicon 2010. Players may field 15mm scale armies
from any DBA book. Initial pairings will be historical match-ups or
contemporaneous armies where possible. Standard DBA rules, modified for
30 inch game boards and a special dismounting rule (Dismounting elements
may only dismount in the first bound). Newbies are welcome, but
encouraged to participate in the DBA tutorial. Prizes to 1st and
2nd place, Best DBV first-timer, and the "Jack the Butcher" prize for
Gamemaster: Chris Brantley
|6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Ruler of the Nile
DBA Special Theme Tournament
10 player limit. Armies and terrain will be provided.
5 players will play as Egyptian (Chosen of Ra). 5 players will play as
enemies of Egypt (Despoilers).
Players will rotate through 5 historical DBA battles with terrain and
Battle 1 - The Third Cataract 2003BC
Battle 2 - Quadesh 1300BC
Battle 3 - Battle for the Ark 1227BC
Battle 4 - The Fields of Per-yer 1231BC
Battle 5 - Sea Peoples Invasion of the Nile 1189BC
There will be an Egyptian winner, as well as a Despoiler winner.
Standard DBA rules. Some DBA Experience Required.
Gamemasters: David Kuijt and David Schlanger (WADBAG)
highlights of a previous version of this tournament, run in 2005 at
WADBAG events are
designed to be Newbie-friendly...so if you have an interest in ancient/medieval
wargaming, want to learn more about DBA, or just want to try something
different, plan to stop on by.
Last Updated: 14 December 2009
Contact: Chris Brantley, firstname.lastname@example.org.