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This page lists the officially sanctioned DBA 2.0 armies, which are derived from the DBM 2d edition army lists. Armies are divided into four "books" based on the year in the which the list originates. The goal is to eventually have notes for each army, including suggested tactics, painting tips, available miniatures, and images.  Submissions welcome. Original Fanaticus essays on the DBA 1.1. edition armies are still available here.


Book I Army Lists

  1. Early Sumerian (3000BC - 2334BC
  2. Early Egyptian (3000BC - 1550BC)
  3. Nubian (3000BC - 1480 BC)
  4. Zagros and Anatolian Highlanders (3000BC - 950BC)
  5. Early Susiana and Elam (3000BC - 800BC)
  6. Early Bedouin (3000BC - 312BC)
  7. Early Libyan (3000BC - 74BC)
  8. Makkan, Dilman, Saba, Ma'in and Qataban (2800BC - 312BC)
  9. Early Syrian (2500 BC - 2200 BC)
  10. Melukhkhan and Pre-Vedic Indian (2700BC - 1100BC)
  11. Akkadian and Third Dynasty of Ur (2334BC - 2193BC and 2112BC - 2004BC)
  12. Sumerian Successor States (2027BC - 1460BC)
  13. Hsia and Shang Chinese (2000BC - 1027BC)
  14. Early Northern Barbarians (2000BC - 315BC)
  15. Later Amorite (1894BC - 1595BC)
  16. Hittite Old and Middle Kingdom (1680BC - 1380BC)
  17. Hyksos (1645BC - 1537BC)
  18. Minoan and Early Mycenaean (1600BC - 1250BC)
  19. Mitanni (1600BC - 1274BC)
  20. Syro-Canaanite or Ugaritic (1700BC - 1100BC)
  21. Kassite and Later Babylonian (1595BC - 747BC)
  22. New Kingdom Egyptian (1543 - 1069BC)
  23. Vedic Indian (1500BC - 512BC)
  24. Hittite Empire (1380BC - 1180BC)
  25. Middle Assyrian and Early Neo-Assyrian (1365BC - 745BC)
  26. Later Mycenaean and Trojan War (1250BC - 1150BC)
  27. Early Hebrew (1250BC - 1000BC)
  28. Sea Peoples (1231BC - 1165BC)
  29. Philistine (1165BC - 600BC)
  30. Dark Age and Geometric Greek (1160BC - 650BC)
  31. Neo-Hittite and Aramaean (1100BC - 710BC)
  32. Western Chu and Spring & Autumn Chinese (1100BC - 480BC)
  33. Villanovan Italian (1000BC - 650BC)
  34. Later Hebrew (1000BC - 587BC)
  35. Cypriot and Phoenician (1000BC - 332BC)
  36. Italian Hill Tribes (1000BC - 290BC)
  37. Mannaian and other Taurus/Zagros Highlanders (950BC - 610BC)
  38. Libyan Egyptian (946BC - 712BC)
  39. Urartian (880BC - 585BC)
  40. Medes, Zikirtu, Andia or Parsua (835BC - 550BC)
  41. Phrygian (800BC - 676BC)
  42. Neo-Elamite (800BC - 639BC)
  43. Kimmerian, Skythian or Early Hu (750BC - 50BC)
  44. Neo-Babylonian (746BC - 539BC, 522BC - 521BC and 482BC)
  45. Neo-Assyrian Empire (745BC - 681BC)
  46. Kushite Egyptian (745BC - 593BC)
  47. Illyrian (700BC - 10AD)
  48. Thracian (700BC - 46AD)
  49. Early Vietnamese (700BC - 938AD)
  50. Lydian (687BC - 546BC)
  51. Neo-Assyrian Later Sargonid (680BC - 609BC)
  52. Early Hoplite Greek (680BC - 450BC) -- Argos (I/52a) Phokian)
  53. Saitic Egyptian (664BC - 335BC)
  54. Early Macedonian (650BC - 355BC)
  55. Latin, Roman, Etruscan and Umbian (650BC - 290BC)
  56. Kyrenean Greek (630BC - 74BC)
  57. Etruscan League (600BC - 280BC)
  58. Meroitic Kushite (600BC - 350AD)
  59. Tullian Roman (578BC - 400BC)
  60. Early Achaemenid Persian (550BC - 420BC)
  61. Early Carthaginian (550BC - 275BC)
  62. Lykian (546BC - 300BC)
  63. Paionian (512BC - 284BC)

Book II Army Lists

  1. Republican Indian (500BC - 321BC)
  2. Mountain Indian (500BC - 170BC)
  3. Classical Indian (500BC - 545AD)
  4. Warring States and Ch'in Chinese (480BC - 202BC)
  5. Later Hoplite Greek (450BC - 275/235BC) - Phokian (II/5f)
  6. Bithynian (435BC - 74BC)
  7. Later Achaemenid Persian (420BC - 329BC)
  8. Campian, Apulian, Lucanian or Bruttian (420BC - 203BC)
  9. Syracusan (410BC - 210BC)
  10. Camillan Roman (400BC - 275BC)
  11. Gallic (400BC - 50BC)
  12. Alexandrian Macedonian (355BC - 320BC)
  13. Samnite (355BC - 272BC)
  14. Ariarathid Kappadokian (330BC - 322BC & 300BC - 17AD)
  15. Alexandrian Imperial (328BC - 320BC)
  16. Asiatic Early Succesor (320BC - 285BC)
  17. Lysimachid (320BC - 281BC)
  18. Macedonian Early Successor (320BC - 260BC)
  19. Seleucid (320BC - 83BC)
  20. Ptolemaic (320BC - 30BC)
  21. Ch'iang and Ti (315BC - 417AD)
  22. Arabo-Aramaean (312BC - 240AD)
  23. Later Pre-Islamic Arab (312BC - 633AD)
  24. Early Rhoxolani Sarmatian (310BC - 100AD)
  25. Bosporan (310BC - 107 BC & 46 BC - 375AD)
  26. Siracae, Iazyges, Later Rhoxolani Sarmatians (310BC - 375AD)
  27. Pyrrhic (300BC- 272BC)
  28. Early Armenian and Gordyene (300BC - 627AD)
  29. Tien and K'un-Ming (295BC - 45AD)
  30. Galatian (280BC - 25BC)
  31. Hellenistic Greek (275BC - 146BC)
  32. Later Carthaginian (275BC - 146BC)
  33. Polybian Roman (275BC - 105BC)
  34. Attalid Pergamene (263BC - 129BC)
  35. Later Macedonian (260BC - 148BC)
  36. Graeco-Bactrian (250BC - 130BC) and Graeco-Indian (170BC - 55BC)
  37. Parthian (250BC - 225AD)
  38. Hsiung-Nu or Juan-juan (250BC - 555AD)
  39. Ancient Spanish (240BC - 20BC)
  40. Numidian or Early Moorish (215BC - 25AD)
  41. Han Chinese (202BC - 189AD)
  42. Tamil Indian (175BC - 1515AD)
  43. Maccabean Jewish (168BC - 104BC)
  44. Commagene (163BC - 17AD and 38Ad - 72AD)
  45. Sicilian and Italian Slave Revolts (135BC - 71BC)
  46. Kushan (135BC - 477AD)
  47. Early German (115BC - 250AD)
  48. Mithridatic (110BC - 47BC)
  49. Marian Roman (105BC - 25BC)
  50. Hasmonean Jewish (103BC - 63BC)
  51. Late Judean (63 BC- 6 AD)
  52. Dacian (60BC - 106AD) and Carpi (106BC - 380AD)
  53. Ancient British (55BC - 75AD)
  54. Scots-Irish (55BC - 846AD)
  55. Nobades, Blemmyes or Beja (30BC - 1500AD)
  56. Early Imperial Roman (25BC - 197AD)
  57. Later Moorish (25AD - 696AD)
  58. Alan (50AD - 1500AD)
  59. Jewish Revolt (66AD - 70AD & 132AD - 135AD)
  60. Caledonian (75AD - 211AD)
  61. Hsien-Pi, Wu-huan, Pre-dynastic Khitan and Hsi (90AD - 1000AD)
  62. Abyssinian and Horn of Africa (100AD - 1529AD)
  63. Three Kingdoms and Western Ts'in Chinese (189AD - 316AD)
  64. Middle Imperial Roman (193AD - 324AD)
  65. Early Visigothic (200AD - 419AD)
  66. Early Vandal (200AD - 442AD)
  67. Early Ostrogothic, Herul, Sciri or Taifali (200AD - 493AD)
  68. Pictish (211AD - 846AD)
  69. Sassanid Persian (220AD - 651AD)
  70. Burgundi or Limigantes (250AD - 534AD)
  71. Gepid (250AD - 566AD)
  72. Early Frankish, Alamannic, Suevi, Rugian or Turcilingi (250AD - 584AD)
  73. Old Saxon, Frisian, Bavarian, Thuringian or Early Anglo-Saxon (250AD - 804AD)
  74. Palmyran (260AD - 273AD)
  75. Paekche and Kaya Korean (300AD - 660AD)
  76. Koguryo Korean (300AD - 668AD)
  77. Silla Korean (300AD - 935AD)
  78. Late Imperial Roman (307AD - 425AD)
  79. Chinese Northern and Southern Dynasties (317AD - 589AD)
  80. Hunnic (356AD - 570AD)
  81. Sub-Roman British (407AD - 945AD)
  82. Later Visigothic (419AD - 720AD)
  83. Patrician Roman (425AD - 493AD)
  84. African Vandal (442AD - 535AD)

Book III Army Lists

  1. Early Slav (476AD - 1218AD): (Wends III1a)
  2. Early Lombard (489AD - 584AD)
  3. Italian Ostrogothic (493AD - 561AD)
  4. Early Byzantine (493AD - 578AD)
  5. Middle Frankish (496AD - 639AD)
  6. Emishi (500AD - 1100AD)
  7. Pre-Samurai Japanese (500AD - 900AD)
  8. Central Asian City-States (500AD - 1000AD)
  9. Burmese (500AD - 1526AD)
  10. Hindu Indian (545AD - 1510AD)
  11. Central Asian Turkish (550AD - 1330AD)
  12. Christian Nubian (550AD - 1500AD)
  13. Avar (553AD - 826AD)
  14. Early Bulgar (559AD -1018AD)
  15. Tibetan (560AD - 1065AD)
  16. Khazar (568AD - 1083AD)
  17. Maurikian Byzantine (575AD - 650AD)
  18. Breton (580AD - 1072AD)
  19. Welsh (580AD - 1420AD)
  20. Sui and Early T'ang Chinese (581AD - 755AD)
  21. Italian Lombard (584AD - 1076AD)
  22. Maya (600AD - 1546AD)
  23. Khmer and Cham (605AD - 1400AD)
  24. Middle Anglo-Saxon (617AD - 1014AD)
  25. Arab Conquest (622AD - 660AD)
  26. Early Serbian (627 AD-1089 AD) or Croatian (627AD - 1180AD)
  27. Rshtuni Armenian (639AD - 717AD)
  28. Carolingian Frankish (639AD - 888AD)
  29. Thematic Byzantine (650AD - 963AD)
  30. Magyar (650AD - 997AD)
  31. Umayyad Arab (661AD - 750AD)
  32. Volga Bulgar (675AD - 1237AD)
  33. Early Muslim North Africa and Sicily (696AD - 1160AD)
  34. Andalusian (710AD - 1172AD)
  35. Feudal Spanish (718AD - 1340AD)
  36. Nan-Chao (728AD - 1253AD)
  37. Abbasid Arab (747AD - 945AD)
  38. Arab Indian (751AD - 1206AD)
  39. Late T'ang and Five Dynasties Chinese (755AD - 979AD)
  40. Norse Viking and Leidang (790AD - 1280AD)
  41. Dog Peoples and Pueblo Cultures (800AD - 1500AD)
  42. Sha-T'o Turkish (808AD - 951AD)
  43. Khurasanian (821AD - 1003AD)
  44. Tribal Mongolian(840-1218 AD)
  45. Pre-Feudal Scots (846AD - 1124AD)
  46. Norse Irish (846AD - 1300AD)
  47. Pecheneg (850AD - 1122AD)
  48. Rus (860AD - 1054AD)
  49. Tulunid or Iqshidid Egyptian (868AD - 905AD & 935AD - 969AD)
  50. Bagratid Armenian (885AD - 1045AD)
  51. West Frankish or Norman (888AD - 1072AD)
  52. East Frankish (888AD - 1106AD)
  53. Dynastic Bedouin (890AD - 1150AD)
  54. Early Samurai (900AD - 1300AD)
  55. Khitan-Liao (907AD - 1125AD)
  56. Koryo Dynasty Korean (918AD - 1392AD)
  57. Buyid or other Dailami Dynasties (927AD - 1090AD)
  58. Toltec (930AD - 1168AD)
  59. Medieval Vietnamese (939AD - 1527AD)
  60. Dynastic Kurdish (950AD - 1085AD)
  61. Sung Chinese (960AD - 1279AD)
  62. Early Polish (960AD - 1335AD)
  63. Ghaznavid (962AD - 1186)
  64. Nikephorian Byzantine (963AD - 1042AD)
  65. Fatimid Egyptian (969AD - 1171AD)
  66. Hsi-Hsia (982AD - 1227AD)
  67. Early Hungarian (997AD - 1245AD)
  68. West Sudanese (1000AD - 1591AD)
  69. Tuareg (1000AD - 1880AD)
  70. Georgian (1008AD - 1683AD)
  71. Anglo-Danish (1014AD - 1075AD)
  72. Communual Italian (1029AD - 1320AD)
  73. Seljuq Turk (1037AD - 1276AD)
  74. Fanatic Berber (1039AD - 1529AD)
  75. Konstantinian Byzantine (1042AD - 1071AD)
  76. Papal Italian (1049AD - 1320AD)
  77. Scots Isles and Highlands (1050AD - 1493AD)
  78. Early Russian (1054AD - 1246AD)
  79. Cuman (Kipchak) (1054AD - 1394AD)

Book IV Army Lists

  1. Komnenan Byzantine (1071AD - 1204AD)
  2. Cilician Armenian (1071AD - 1375AD)
  3. Anglo-Norman (1072AD - 1181AD)
  4. Feudal French (1072AD - 1330AD)
  5. Sicilian (1072AD - 1442AD)
  6. Syrian (1092AD - 1286AD)
  7. Early Crusader (1096AD - 1128AD)
  8. Ghurid (1100AD - 1215AD)
  9. Eastern Forest American (1100AD - 1620AD)
  10. Mound Builder American (1100AD - 1701AD)
  11. North-Western American (1100AD - 1770AD)
  12. Polynesian or Melanesian (1100AD - 1785AD) (Hawaiian IV12c)
  13. Medieval German (1106AD - 1519AD)
  14. Jurchen-Chin (1114AD - 1234AD)
  15. Qara-Khitan (1124AD - 1211AD)
  16. Scots Common Army (1124AD - 1512AD)
  17. Later Crusader (1128AD - 1303AD)
  18. Lithuanian or Samogitian (1132AD - 1435AD)
  19. Tarascan or Toltec-Chichimec (1168AD - 1521AD)
  20. Ayyubid Egyptian (1171AD - 1250AD)
  21. Anglo-Irish (1172AD - 1489AD)
  22. Serbian Empire (1180AD - 1459AD)
  23. Feudal English (1181AD - 1322AD)
  24. Khwarizmian (1186AD - 1246AD)
  25. Later Bulgar (1186AD - 1395AD)
  26. Lusignan Cypriot (1192AD - 1489AD)
  27. Estonian (1200AD - 1227AD)
  28. Prussian (1200AD - 1283AD)
  29. Tupi (1200AD - 1601AD)
  30. Teutonic Orders (1201AD - 1522AD)
  31. Nikaian Byzantine (1204AD - 1261AD)
  32. Romanian Frank (1204AD - 1311AD)
  33. Epirot Byzantine (1204AD - 1340AD)
  34. Trapezuntine Byzantine (1204AD - 1461AD)
  35. Mongol Conquest (1206AD - 1266AD)
  36. Later Muslim Indian (1206AD - 1526AD)
  37. Indonesian or Malay (1222AD - 1511AD)
  38. Granadine (1232AD - 1492AD)
  39. Navarrese (1234AD - 1430AD)
  40. Siamese (1238AD - 1518AD)
  41. Early Swiss (1240AD - 1400AD)
  42. Islamic Persian (1245AD - 1393AD & 1499AD - 1520AD)
  43. Later Hungarian (1245AD - 1526AD)
  44. Post-Mongol Russian (1246AD - 1533AD)
  45. Mamluk Egyptian (1250AD - 1517AD)
  46. Ilkhanid (1251AD - 1355AD)
  47. Golden Horde and Successors (1251AD - 1556AD)
  48. Yuan Chinese (1260AD - 1368AD)
  49. Anatolian Turkoman (1260AD - 1515AD)
  50. Palaiologan Byzantine (1261AD-1384 AD)
  51. Morean Byzantine (1262AD - 1460AD)
  52. Later Nomadic Mongol (1266AD - 1508AD)
  53. Mixtec or Zapotec (1280AD - 1521AD)
  54. Medieval Scandinavian (1280AD - 1523AD)
  55. Ottoman (1281AD - 1512AD)
  56. Order of St John (1291AD - 1522AD)
  57. Low Countries (1297AD - 1478AD)
  58. Medieval Irish (1300AD - 1487AD)
  59. Post-Mongol Samurai (1300AD - 1542AD)
  60. Grand Catalan Company (1302AD - 1388AD)
  61. Italian Condotta (1320AD - 1495AD)
  62. 100 Years War English (1322AD - 1455AD)
  63. Aztec (1325AD - 1521AD)
  64. Medieval French (1330AD - 1445AD)
  65. Wallachian or Moldavian (1330AD - 1504AD)
  66. Later Polish (1335AD - 1510AD)
  67. Jalayirid (1336AD - 1432AD)
  68. Medieval Spanish or Portugese (1340AD - 1485AD)
  69. Albanian (1345AD - 1430AD & 1443 AD - 1479AD)
  70. Chanca (1350AD - 1440AD)
  71. Chimu (1350AD - 1464AD)
  72. Amazonian (1350AD - 1662AD)
  73. Ming Chinese (1356AD - 1598AD)
  74. Free Company or Armagnac (1357AD - 1410AD & 1444AD)
  75. Timurid (1360AD - 1506AD)
  76. Early Burgundian (1363AD - 1471AD)
  77. Black Sheep and White Sheep Turkoman (1378AD - 1504AD)
  78. Yi Dynasty Korean (1392AD - 1598AD)
  79. Later Swiss (1400AD - 1522AD)
  80. Hussite (1419AD - 1434AD & 1464AD - 1471AD)
  81. Inca (1438AD - 1534AD)
  82. French Ordonnance (1445AD - 1503AD)
  83. War of the Roses English (1455AD - 1487AD)
  84. Burgundian Ordonnance (1471AD - 1477AD)

Variant Army Lists

DBA 2.2 Variant Lists

DBA 1.1 Variant Lists

The following "unofficial" DBA army lists have been proposed to fill in gaps or address historical interpretations at variance with the official DBA 1.1 lists. Most have been outdated by the release of newer DBA 2.0 lists.


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Last Updated:  9 Dec. 2006

Comments, suggested additions, and/or critiques welcome.
Direct them to Chris Brantley at IamFanaticus@gmail.com.