Thursday, 14 June 2018

What About DBMM And ADLG?

This is a follow up to both this year's survey about Art de la Guerre (ADLG) and my previous survey about DBMM v1.

In 2009 I ran my first ever online survey about wargaming.  The subject was DBMM v1 and examined all the things you might expect.  As I've already stated no one took a blind bit of notice. Even so, I decided to run another survey.  This time the subject was ADLG.

When designing the ADLG survey I intentionally re-used many of the DBMM questions with a view to writing a comparison post like this.

Unfortunately the specifics of some questions do not allow a direct comparison despite being superficially the same.  For example: DBMM uses four books of lists whilst ADLG lists are divided into seven periods.  So the question "What's your favourite period?" produces very different answers.  Eliminating such questions left seven directly comparable questions.

So without further ado here's a short comparison of the two surveys.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

ADLG: UK Survey Results (Part 3)

This is the third, and final, part of of my look at the results from my recent online survey into ADLG.  The previous posts in the series dealt with:
  1. Basic information like age, favourite periods, etc.
  2. Views about the rule book and the use of the rules in games.
This post aims to tidy up a few odds and ends.  All the previous data was presented as simple averages and distributions.  I made no attempt to link the answers to the various questions with one another.  In this post I'd like to show you a couple of interesting correlations and discuss what they might mean.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

ADLG: Top 10 Tournament Armies

I suppose I should have include this list in my previous post on Super Armies but as the table below shows they are in fact nearly all fairly average.

In time honoured fashion the top ten most popular armies are, in reverse order:

Army TitlePeriodPlayedEfficacy
86Late Imperial RomanRoman period48940.1
224CondottieriLate Medieval48950.6
109Sassanid PersianRoman period49359.2
9Assyrian & SargonidAncients50352.0
40Alexander the GreatClassical53652.7
87Patrician RomanRoman period54754.6
79Classical IndianClassical54854.2
128Nikephorain ByzantineDark Ages67954.9

These armies have an efficacy rating of 51.4 +/- 5.5% compared to 48.9 +/- 10.9 for all listed armies.

Hardly super but possibly slightly more dependable?