DBA at Historicon '05
of the Nile
The Chosen of Ra
Bostwick 66 pts
Bostwick 56 pts
Kurival 53 pts
Bostwick 47 pts
Bostwick 45 pts
David Bostwick was
the Ruling Pharoah; Rich Baier was the Chief Despoiler.
They each won a cool Egyptian Diety Barker-marker to
commemorate their victories; Roy Grider (as
highest-placing non-victor) got a Barker-marker as well.
Baier 96 pts
- Roy Grider
Baier 72 pts
Chaban 50 pts
Morris 30 pts
The battles turned out very even. Despoilers defeated
Egyptians by a score of 10-9-1 (one game did not finish)
in individual games; Egyptians won the majority of the
games in three of the five scenarios. Five Pharoahs were
killed (two by Rich Baier!); three of them were in the
very tough Sea People's Invasion scenario. Every player
lost at least one game and won at least one game; every
scenario was won at least one time by each side.
DS and I will publish the details of the scenarios later
(or perhaps provide a link to a webpage with all the
details on it).
Battle One: The Third Cataract (2003 BC). Nubians
defending against Early Egyptians. Despoiled! 4
Despoiler victories; 1 Egyptian victory (in spite of the
death of Pharoah on that occasion). Point score: 73-47
Major interesting facet: one-way hill slope crossing the
map; In a crucial place Egyptians must fight uphill
Battle Two: Qadesh (1300 BC). NKE (a) vs. Hittites.
Egyptian! 3 Egyptian victories; 2 Despoiler
victories. Super-Ramses was only slain once. Point score
68-56 Egyptian. Major interesting facet: lots of them.
Terrain, distributed deployment by both sides, "Super-Ramses",
Egyptian casualty limit.
Battle Three: Battle for the Ark (1227 BC). NKE vs.
Hebrew. Egyptian! 3 Egyptian victories; 2
Despoiler victories. Many of these battles were
tremendously close (4-3). Point score 79-46 Egyptian.
Major interesting facet: terrain, "Ark" (using Litter
Battle Four: Fields of Per-Yer (1231 BC). NKE vs. Early
Libyans with Sea People ally. Egyptian! 3
Egyptian victories, 1 Despoiler victory, 1 unfinished
game. Final point score 71-28 Egyptian. Major
interesting facet: non-standard Libyan force mix,
Battle Five: Sea People Invasion of the Nile (1189 BC).
NKE vs. Sea Peoples. Despoiled! 4 Despoiler
victories, 1 Egyptian victory. Final point score 100-27
Despoiler. Major interesting facet: terrain (waterways
on both sides), littoral landing (Egyptians could land a
force on either side), mobile Sea People baggage.
By Chris Brantley
Layout for the Battle of the Ark, featuring New
Kingdom Egyptians and Later Hebrews.
Kim Young (L) and Alex Bostwick (R) refight the
Battle of Qadesh.
The Battle of the Cataract features Nubians defending
the high ground against a Middle Kingdom Egyptian invasion.
David Bostwick and (unknown) refight the battle of
Per Ye, with Egyptians defending a temple complex against a marauding
alliance of Libyans and Sea Peoples.
Kim Young (L) and Jonathan Bostwick (R) fight a Sea
on the Nile Delta featuring a double-littoral layout.
Dice Man Rick Baier and David Bostwick face off in
the Cataract battle.
Among the prizes, winners received these Barker
Markers, featuring the Reaper Miniatures 28mm figures depicting the
Egyptian Gods (L-R) Annubis, Horus and Sobek.
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