Name:Dustin J. Koellhoffer
Alias:Dusty the Mighty
Date of Birth:3-31-56
3 Favorite DBA armies:ALL! (Knights Rule!)
Do you use DBA Online for Tournaments or for games with a couple particular people?Both, I love playing this game.
DBAOL frequency of play:As much as I can (but I work every third day, and I have family on the weekends. :)
Favorite Military History Period: I've studied all of MH concentrating at
first on weapons and tactics, in later years on strategy. But my favorite
eras are the Age of Muscle and WWII. It's tough to pick any one favorite.
I love the Byzantines and the Knights of Europe. My favorite general in
history is Belisarius.
Other hobbies:I played racquetball
until my arthritis became to serious. (Ortho-surg. on my elbows and
osteo-arthritis in my hips has recently put a stop to that.) I fenced in
college (but that's ages ago). Hmm. I guess my other hobbies are
Computer strategy games and Nintendo games. (Oh, I also play DBM.)
Occupation (Job):Dallas Paramedic/FireFighter
What would you like other wargamers to know about DBAOL?I think DBA is
the greatest, simple Age of Muscle battle game designed. I like it so
much, I wish my name was on it as designer. It's a game that is so simple
to learn, like chess, but it takes alot of tactical skill to maneuver and
do well consistently. (Of course, there's nothing like rolling sixes all
the time!) :D The drawback of DBA has always been matching historic
opponents. Because players could only paint so much different stuff.
(Because of the simple mechanism of this game, ahistoric match-ups are too
anachronistic and appear exceedingly ridiculous. Something every
historian recognizes in this game is that, while combat technology
improved during the 4500 years covered by this game, the troop element
types essentially remained the same. So, while Alexander's Companions
were the 'knights' of their age, they are in no way comparable to Late
Medieval knights.) Also, getting someone FTF to play. DBAOL has solved
both problems completely! All games can be historically matched armies
(so no silly fantasy battles) and I can play anyone, and everyone, IN THE
What other wargames do you play?DBM, Many Computer games, of which
Civilization and Age of Empires are my favorites. And Nintendo games like
Snowboard Kids II, Mario Golf, Sarge's Heroes, and twenty others my kids
enjoy playing (I'm just one of them).
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