Chalons on Screen

There have been some excellent DBA videos released over recent months which I have enjoyed watching. These DBA videos are mostly pitched at illustrating how to play the game and as such provide an excellent resource for new players and some entertainment for those of us with some experience of DBA.

Over the weekend I have spent some time painting figures to expand one of my DBA armies into a BBDBA army. During one of my breaks I took time to browse the Society of Ancients Forum. While exploring I came across an interesting post regarding a video of a refight of the Battle of Chalons in 451AD. This refight is part of an television series produced many years ago. Despite its age it seemed an ideal resource to explore while paint on my own Romans, though of an earlier period, dried.

Now, clearly it is more an item of nostalgia and certainly not DBA related. However, in my view it was interesting. Well presented figures, for its day, are moved around the customised battlefield by two gentlemen, one of which is Bob O’Brien of WRG fame. Edward Woodward explains the battle and its refight in miniature while stirring music plays at selected times. As to rules they are likely WRG 5th Edition, or so I have read. All stirring stuff with any rule set. If you are interested you can find the Battle of Châlons here.

Now, back to my painting…

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