25mm Ancients League


As part of the National League Competition, Milton Keynes will again be offering an interesting selection of periods for the 25mm Ancients competition at Campaign. 25mm refers to the base size convention and not the figure size. The 2016 season sees the continuation of a 6mm figure period to the National League, see details below. The periods have been carefully chosen to provide a challenging novel wargaming tournament experience whilst at the same time to produce a spectacle for visitors from well known eras of history.

The 2016 season DBMM will again be used for the 25mm Ancients League to allow players not only choice of scale but also choice of rules between Field of Glory and DBMM.

For entry information, visit the National League Page.

The 25mm Ancients competition will be a BHGS Ranking Tournament.

See also 15mm Ancients Tournament and 15mm Renaissance Tournament.

The teams currently entered for the 2015 season are:

Team Player 1 Player 2 Player 3

MK White Steve Bainbridge Phil Hosker Ian Sims

MK Blue Mike Newnham Warren Thompson Javen

MK Red Mark Carmichael Craig Hulkes Mike Pickering

WAR Tin Child Steve Rathgay Mike Bowles

Central London Ian McKay Simon Brown Greg Mann

Muscateers John Fletcher Steve Mills Marc Priest

General Rules

1. A team consists of three players. A player playing in each of the 3 periods.
2. Rules DBMM 2.0
3. Only the armies listed in each of the periods may be selected. This is further limited to the time ranges specified for the periods.
4. An ally may only be selected if it appears in the list of armies for the period.
5. The army size is 350pts.
6. Table size will be 6ft x 4ft
7. Figure sizes are Period 1 6mm, Period 2 25mm, Period 3 25mm. All armies base sizes as per the rules for 25mm. See below MKWS 6mm Basing convention.
8 The Team Army Lists should be submitted to List Checker by 30th April 2016.
9. To ease administration the team’s army lists should be in a single E-mail Listing the 3 players their periods and army lists. The title of the E-mail should be “Campaign 2016”. The e-mail can be normal text or include word or excel attachments.
10. Army lists that arrive late will be penalised along with standard BHGS rules.
11. The DBMM scoring system will be used.
12. For entry information and fees see the National League Page.

MKWS 6mm Basing Convention

There is no basing guide in the rules for 6mm based on 25mm bases, but the below seems to work well. Some MK players interpret slightly differently. OO mounted are based between 6 and 9. CO pike have been based 4 ranks of 10, so 40! We also have some CO mounted in 2 ranks of 10. As long as its clear as to which troop type is being represented then it’s mostly down to personal taste and budget.

CO 33 figs in 3 ranks of 11
LO 24 figs in 3 ranks of 8 (Regular)

18 figs scattered (Irregular)
OO 8 figs scattered (both Reg and Irreg)
CO 30 figs in 3 ranks of 10
LO 18 figs in 3 ranks of 6 (Regular)

18 figs scattered (Irregular)
OO 8 figs in 2 ranks of 4 (Regular)

8 figs scattered (Irreg)
Models 5 models (chariots, elephants, etc)
Camp Done to taste

To distinguish Generals from other elements use a reduced rank i.e. 3 general / standard bearer type in warband front rank or mounted with the rank behind as above. Alternatively flags could be used if appropriate.

For things such as LH(F) I base circulating with one thickened leading edge to depict their role better.

25mm Ancients Periods

The Campaign 2015 Periods are set out below:

Period 1 – The Battle of Aous 274BC

Any army from any list, with a composition that would be legal in the year 274BC.
Period 1 is for 26mm figures only.

Period 2 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066AD.

Any army from any list, with a composition that would be legal in the year 1066AD.
Period 2 is for 6mm figures only.

Period 3 – Open Period

Any list except for the lists used in Periods 1 & 2 by the team.
Period 3 is for 25mm figures only.