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Hong Kong Society of Wargamers (HKSW) DBMM Singles Competition 2017

General Rules

Date: 18th November 2017 (Sat) and 19th November 2017 (Sun).

Venue: Room 638-639, 6/F, Kowloon International Trade & Exhibition Centre (Kitec), No.1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon.

Organizer: Kenneth Chan (Chief Organizer)/James Cheung (Co-Organizer) of HKSW, collectively known as the Organizers.


First Day

12:00 Players’ meeting

12:15 Start of first round

16:15 Start of the second round

20:00 Dinner

Second Day

12:00 Start of third round

16:00 Start of fourth round

19:30 Prize presentation


  1. Pairing will be made using Swiss System after the first round.

  2. For the first round, players will be divided into 2 groups based on their past results in last three years’ DBMM competitions held in Hong Kong for seeding purpose.  The Organizers’ decision in connection with seeding shall be final and no appeal for whatsoever reason will be entertained.

  3. Players in the first group will then be paired up with those of the second group randomly.  However, players from the same country except those are from Hong Kong will not be paired together in the first round.


Number of Players/Teams

  1. Due to logistical constraint, the total number of contestants (or teams) will be limited to 16 to 20.

  2. As there is a lot of interest in the competition, the allotment of available places will be on a strictly “first come first serve basis”.

  3. In order to avoid disappointment the Organizers request prospective candidates to enroll as soon as possible and not later than 31st October 2017.

  4. One of the Organizers will act as the List checker.

  5. Any one of the Organizers will also act as umpire during the games if he does not need to play.

  6. It should be noted that both Organizers might participate in the competition.  If this is the case then his list will be prepared beforehand and will be announced after all other players have submitted their lists and these have been checked and where necessary corrected but before the commencement of the competition.

  7. The Chief Organizer will act as the reserve player and to make up the number, if the number of participants is an odd number.


Competition Style

  1. The competition is a Single Competition that means individual player will compete on a one-to-one basis in each game.

  2. However, we do allow players to team up provided that clause 1.7.1 above is compiled with.

  3. For example, if a player can only participate on a particular day, he can team up with other players so that between them, they can complete the four games required.

  4. It should be noted that substitution of players after the commencement of a game or during the progress of a game is strictly prohibited.

  5. There will be three trophies for the competition, i.e. one for the champion, the first runner up and the second runner up.

  6. In the event that a team attains one of the above positions, only one trophy will be awarded to that team.

  7. Each player or team shall play 4 games.

  8. Each game will last for 3.5 hours plus a random extra time of 1-15 minutes at the discretion of the Organizers.  If the Organizer is a player he will not be awarded extra time.

  9. The army list shall be prepared for a total value of 400AP inclusive of general’s abilities, fortifications and stratagems.  The date of the list shall be between 477AD and 1071AD (both dates inclusive).

  10. The latest DBMM army books (2016 revision) shall be used.

  11. Lists submitted must not exceed 400AP and the scale is 15mm.

  12. After enrollment, participants (including teams if applicable) need to submit his/her army list to List Checker on or before 4th November 2017 via email to for checking in order to secure a place for the competition.

  13. No late submission is allowed unless specifically approved by the Organizers.

  14. In the event that the competition is oversubscribed, places will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

  15. Subscription fee shall be HK$350.00 for each player/team.  This includes the door fee of HKSW members for both days for the event.

  16. Non-members and oversea players are also welcome to join and they shall pay the same fee stipulated in clause 1.7.15 above.

  17. Result for each round and the final result will be posted in the HKSW forum.  Players who joined the competition are deemed to have accepted such arrangement.

  18. All players who participate in the competition are deemed to have knowledge of these competition rules and consented to abide by them in its entirety.

  19. If there is any dispute in connection with these competition rules for whatsoever reason, such dispute shall be referred to the Chief Organizer for a decision, which shall be final and binding.

List Format

  1. Army lists shall be submitted with the following details:

  2. Name and contact details of the player

  3. Army name and list number

  4. Date of the army (a single year not a period)

  5. General, geographical or other selected sub-list if appropriate

  6. Climate and aggression

  7. List and total of elements allocated by command

  8. Cost by element type

  9. Elements, morale equivalents and break point per command

  10. Elements, morale equivalents and break point of the army

  11. Any stratagem selected and its point cost which shall be within the total allotted army points

Competition Rules

  1. The games shall be played using DBMM rules version 2.1 in its entirety with all current official errata issued up to and including 31st October 2017.

  2. Weather and time of the day rules shall be in effect unless both players consent to dispense with them.

  3. Table size shall be 1800mm by 1200mm.

  4. Players must supply their own terrain pieces that should attain a reasonable aesthetical standard at the discretion of the Organizers.

  5. All figures used shall be painted to an acceptable standard at the discretion of the Organizers.

  6. Pairing for all rounds except the first round shall be based on the Swiss system.

  7. First round pairing shall be as detailed in clause 1.1-1.3 of Format Section above.

  8. Every game will last for 3 hours and 30 minutes plus s random extra time of 1-15 minutes at the discretion of the Organizers as detailed in clause 1.7.8.

  9. In case of equal points in the final classification, the higher classification position will be awarded to the winner of the direct confrontation if any, or to the player with the higher position at the end of the previous round.

  10. When the game time is over, the Organizer will call ‘end game’.  The game will immediately stop, with the exception that the current combat phase will be finished.  The players will then calculate the score and advise it to the Organizers.

  11. The army list shall be prepared based on the DBMM lists (2016 revision) for a total value of 400AP inclusive of general’s abilities, fortifications and stratagems.  The date of the list shall be between 477AD and 1071AD (both dates inclusive).


The Organizers wish to thank the following organizations and individuals for their co-operation, encouragement and sponsorship in support of the competition.  They are:


  1. Hong Kong Society of Wargamers for acting as the title sponsor of the event.

  2. Dragon Painting Service for sponsoring the Under Dog Trophy.

  3. Mr. James Cheung for acting as co-organizer for the event.

  4. Mr. Dirk Heinsius for acting as the list checker for the backup army to be used by the backup player.

  5. Mr. Kenneth Chan for sponsoring the trophies for the first three classifications.

  6. Last but not the least, all those who participates in the event.

Anyone who would like to join the competition please send his/her army list to Kenneth Chan by email ( on or before 4th November 2017.

Subscribed Players and Result

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