In the article M.J.Nichol takes the available DBA set and produces an interesting scenario with a few suggestions for rules amendments.
I present below an version of the scenario, with an updated map. The OOB is taken from the article.
- (and E) Phalangites and Elephants "E": 10 elements of pikes and 4 of elephants, adding +1 to combat results for each 3rd and 4th rank of pike (similar to what DBM would introduce)
- Galatians: 2 elements of warband, placed on the flaks of the pikes and ellies
- Cappadocians and Oriental lights: 5 elements of auxilia, on a 3-element frontage
- Cataphracts: two elements of knights
- The Regla ala and Agema: two elements of cavalry with the suggestion of applying a -1 to enemy elements in combat due to the morale differential
- Galatian cavalry: 3 elements of cavalry
- Tarantines: a single element of light horse
- Argyraspids: 6 elements of spears
- Dahae Light Horse: 2 elements of light horse
- Skirmishers: 10 elements of psiloi - possibly more but restricted owing to low quality
- Scythed Charions "C": 2 elements of scythed chariots, replace "destroyed" result in combat with "flee" and any contect with friendly elements resulting in combat - making them something of a liablility
- Roman Legions (1b) and Latin allies (1a): 12 elements of psiloi and 12 of blades
- Pergamene and Achaean Peltasts: 3 elements of auxilia
- Cavalry: 3 elements of cavalry (2 Roman and 1 Pergamene)
- Cretans and Trallians: 1 element of bows (could also be used as psiloi
- Macedonian and Thracian peltasts: 2 elements of auxilia placed to guard the camp (not shown on map)
The scenario can be played on a 2 x 4 foot board, the only scenery is the impassable river
I am sure as I continue to review the WI issues from this period many more DBA-related articles will appear. I remember a plethora of attempts to conver the rules to other periods - renaissance, napoleonics and ACW spring to mind.