Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Woolston DBA Challenge 2018

It is almost time for the Woolston DBA Challenge. The theme for the 2018 Challenge is “Greece, Macedonian and the Punic Wars (430 BC to 146 BC)”. This theme covers the Peloponnesian Wars, the rise of Macedonia and the resultant various Macedonian Succesors states as well as the Punic Wars. It ends with the final defeat of Carthage in 146 BC.

Each year I try and create an event with something of a variation from the normal events we have. This year the theme is reasonably standard, but restricted. The variation is that you can change armies part way through. A sliding historical theme if you like. Further, if you change you get a bonus point when it comes to calculating final convention points totals.

Full details of the armies that can be used, defined by list, as well as other details can be found here.

No registration fee applies, but please register to assist with organisation.


Conquest 2017

I’m pleased to report that DBA has been confirmed for Conquest 2017.

The new owners of Comic Compulsion, who host and organise Conquest, have been working hard to firm up the overall convention. Having been working with them for a few months Comics today gave the tick for DBA at Conquest. I’m particularly pleased as DBA has been at Conquest for many years.

Conquest will be held on the weekend of the 11th & 12th of November. Details on the DBA and BBDBA tournaments can be found here.

For now start getting those armies ready and join us for a great weekend of gaming!

Of course if you have any questions please feel to ask here, or drop me an email, or visit the Comics Compulsion Facebook page.

Christchurch DBA Competitions 2017

With Natcon’s DBA competition complete we can turn our attention to the other planned DBA events in Christchurch. As such details of three DBA competitions to be held here in Christchurch over 2017 are now on-line.

The popular DBA Open, comprising an Ancient Section (May) and Medieval Section (June) are first in the calendar. These events often draw many locals so promise to be hotly contested. With the Ancients Section due in a few weeks it’s time to organise yourself.

In early January 2018 the Woolston DBA Challenge will have a theme that covers Greece, Macedonian and Punic Wars from 430 BC to 146 BC. Hopefully this theme and an ability for players to use two armies should provide additional variety. It’s worth noting that the date for this is designed to appeal to those on holiday with in Christchurch.

We can’t, as yet, provide details on Conquest DBA as they are yet to be confirmed. The owner of Comics, who organises the overall convention, has sold his business. I understand that the new owners will be continuing to run Conquest – so watch this space.

As always visit the Tournament Section of this site for additional information on the format, dates and of course registration.

Christchurch DBA Competitions

We have recently confirmed the dates and formats for the main DBA events in Christchurch, New Zealand during 2016. I thought it time to post the information on-line to assist out of town players considering attending and for locals to prepare that new army you’ve been considering. 

Each year in Christchurch we hold the DBA Open Championship. This comprises two tournaments held several months apart. The first tournament is DBA Open Ancient Tournament which is scheduled for the 3rd of July. This tournament covers armies up to 450AD and comprises five rounds. The DBA Open Medieval Tounament, covering armies from 451AD will be held on the 11th of December. Players scores from each event are combined to determine the overall DBA Open winner. Full details on the DBA Open can be found here.

One of the other major wargame conventions in Christchurch is Conquest. While Conquest is a two day convention the DBA competition will run over a single day, Saturday the 5th November. The DBA competition will have six rounds comprised of three Ancient rounds in the morning followed by three Medieval rounds in the afternoon. This format will support the increasing numbers of players building armies and provide plenty of variety within a single day of gaming. Full details of the Conquest DBA Competition can be found here

I hope we see you at one or more of these events.