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Paul A. Hannah
09-27-2003, 12:35 AM
Just for grins, what's the most lopsided loss you have suffered in a DBA game? For me, I guess it would have to be the 7-0 loss for my Early Achaemenid Persians (I/60b) after having just flown into Calgary last weekend. --Jet lag. ;)
I suppose it's possible to lose 14-0, right? Lose all 12 elements and your camp, all in the same bound. Highly improbable, but theoretically possible, right?
So, what's your worst ever loss?
[ September 27, 2003, 04:23: Message edited by: Paul A. Hannah ]
Attila the Hungry
09-27-2003, 11:40 AM
Glad I'm not hte only one. My Persians (I/60a) was hammered in a 6-0 loss once. I don't think I ever won a battle with this army. I did morph it into the I/60c army that performed somewhat better. Dry your eyes you are in good company.
09-27-2003, 04:41 PM
You both make me feel a little better about a recent game. My Early Bulgar got crushed 8-2. I lost six elements in one bound, all four spear, a psiloi,and my cavalry general... I had to check my die to make sure that there was only a single one on it...
What's really depressing is it had been a really good game up 'til then...
I feel much better knowing that I am not alone.
09-29-2003, 02:25 AM
Worst loss in terms of # elements 5-0 vs. Makkan DDBA. But how about best win? Managed to beat some Normans by shooting his general, before any elements got into base contact. :D
09-29-2003, 06:21 AM
I did the same in one of my first games...vs a Mentor ....game over with no contact.....
09-29-2003, 08:29 PM
I don't recall with DBA (probably a 0-5 loss to Basil at some point), but my worst DBM loss was in a 200pt game where the first figure lost was my general (I thought I'd set it up to allow him top recoil....).
"Uff da", as we say in dese here parts....
09-29-2003, 09:13 PM
Worse loss was with a Canaanite Army, lost 6-0, losing 4 LCh and 2 Psiloi in one bound. redface.gif
Funniest was at the most recent Enfilade where I won 2-0. My camp was too near the river, and my opponent did an amphibious landing with 2 elephants and 2 cavalry and attacked it. The lead elephant had his general. It recoiled into the other elephant. :D
Weirdest was in a campaign game where both sides lost both generals and the same number of elements on the same turn. One was Darius and the other was Alexander. :eek: Umpire ruled that both sides retreated from the field in confusion.
09-29-2003, 11:06 PM
Years back, I was playing a campaign game with 54mm plastic figures. My army only had 10 elements, and I managed to lose 6-1. 60% losses are my personal worst, though I've seen higher loss ratios in some non DBA games over the years.
09-30-2003, 05:07 AM
Loosing a 3-1 lead against a DBAOL mentor would have to be one of my worst losses. Though my first DBM game is a close second. I had a Marian-Galatian army loose to a Mithridic army. The Galatians occupied the center and disappeared with out taking a single element from the enemy. My Roman calvary on my right flank didn't fare much better (I rolled 3 ones in a row during the combat phase).
09-30-2003, 06:11 AM
I once played David Kuijt in DBAOL when I was just starting DBA. Nuff said ;)
09-30-2003, 11:10 AM
This isn't the worse loss for me but a memorable event for all who played. It was the Historical Tournament at Origins, I think it was 4 years ago, the average winners total was 8 and the average for the losers was 4. Every game was a bloody one, totally fun to play in.
10-01-2003, 04:55 PM
I lost to a Viking army with, how do i say this, an East Frankish army. Oh the shame!
10-01-2003, 05:51 PM
Oh, by the way my worst was Mongols vs. David Kuijt's Teutonic Knights, enough said here. It was a real learning experiance.
10-01-2003, 05:56 PM
A few years ago at Historicon under version 1.1, playing Julie Stanoch with her Medieval Hindus against my Moslem Indians. I lost seven elements, including my general. I believe I managed to kill one of hers. Beaten by a girl. Aargh! ;)
10-01-2003, 09:07 PM
Actually, i think my worst ever loss was to Dave Schlanger. I'll never run knights through dunes again. You don't wanna know the score.
Paul A. Hannah
10-02-2003, 07:45 AM
Originally posted by sackerofcities13:
You don't wanna know the score. Of course we do! Your anomimity is well preserved behind your Fanaticus moniker, so, c'mon, tell us the score. Hey, I had a good laugh when my Persians were routed, 7-nil.
10-02-2003, 08:59 AM
"Hey, I had a good laugh when my Persians were routed, 7-nil."
Was that during, or afterwards Paul?? Dice have known to go flying if I lose that badly. Never figures though, goodness me NEVER the figures! :D
10-02-2003, 05:30 PM
well, you asked for it(really, you did!) so here it is, 9-nil
10-02-2003, 11:15 PM
My god!!! Must be a record. My sympathies. :eek:
10-03-2003, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by sackerofcities13:
well, you asked for it(really, you did!) so here it is, 9-nil Realistically, it is not the number of troops lost that matters, but the composition and arrangement of the remaining forces. Often a general will 'sacrifice' some lesser troops to gain an advantage with the remaining troops and thus secure an ultimate victory. I'm sure that if this game was allowed to continue your remaining elements would have wiped your enemy from the battlefield tongue.gif
10-03-2003, 08:32 PM
yes, yes, they probably would have. Mr. Schlanger will testify to that. of course as my title suggests, i would have (tried) sacked the camp and stalwartly defended my new place of residence.
10-07-2003, 01:53 PM
just so you all know, it wasn't actually running my knights through dunes that killed me(but it sure helped). it was my dice. needless to say, i put the dice in front of a car and was quite pleased when they got run over(i saved one for posterity). i later bought some very nice new dice which serve me well to this day. :D :D
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