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TRIUMPH! is a fast play set of rules for miniature wargaming. Covering the ancient and medieval periods, TRIUMPH! allows you to recreate the armies of Ramesses and Muwatalli, Caesar and Pompey, Saladin and Richard the Lionheart.

Meshwesh is the online database of army lists for TRIUMPH! You can access Meshwesh through the Washington Grand Company web site.

This is the v1.1 PDF edition of Triumph! It is the same version as the current print edition.

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Heinz H November 17, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
The preview pdf is of the beta and does not include army lists, are they included in the full version? Because webpages have been known to not exist forever.
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Rodney C December 16, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
I don't believe there is a plan to make a hardcopy version in print because the lists are meant to be actively updated as new data is found, but perhaps a printable version of the online database would be possible? Would suggest moving this question to the Triumph forum.
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James D July 07, 2018 1:50 am UTC
I'm new to the game. I've played DBM, and DBA for years. i'm thinking of doing a East Frankish or Ottonian Frankish Army. Can anyone recommend a good figure manufacture? I've seen the Army list. How many points do we get allocated for us to create our Army? Thanks for the help.
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David S July 09, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Hi James - Glad you are giving Triumph! a try. While I am not sure about a good figure manufacturer for the Frankish, I would suggest you join our Triumph forum at and ask there. The standard Triumph army is 48 points.
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Kristopher H June 05, 2017 12:06 am UTC
How close to a final product is the Washington Company? I am interested in seeing how long it takes to finish the rules and finalize the army lists before I buy.
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David S June 12, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Hi Kristopher - We are not certain of the exact date for finishing the rules, but I will try to represent that current status as best I can. The rules are playable right now (and have been since November 2016) to recreate entire battles in the standard game. The standard game rules are approx 95% stable right now with only some small tweaks remaining. The online army database at will continue to evolve as we improve it and expand it in terms of presentation and functionality. Over 90% of the army lists are very stable right now with only a small subset still truly in a draft state. We are working on Grand TRIUMPH! multiplayer rules, Battle Cards to support the system, and diagrams for easy reference. Our online player forum is available at Please join us there!
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Stephen M January 12, 2017 12:53 pm UTC
How does this wargame (a light wargame with all army lists included) to a similar game that costs a third of the admission fee, Basic Impetus 2?
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William M January 10, 2017 4:06 am UTC
I was an enthusiastic player of DBA and DBM. My preference was always BBDBA and Triumph! surpasses that experience. The designers are approachable and will happily answer any questions. How refreshing. I look forward to new opponents as this rules set takes off.
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Stephen W December 18, 2016 10:57 pm UTC
It is much better than DBA v3.0.


Mainly because it is written in understandable English.

It does not allow the massive movement rates of DBA v3.0 (ones of the ways DBA v3.0 fails in).

It has a points system, so armies are not always twelve elements.

The game plays well, provides closely fought battles.

It also has a on-line database for the army lists.

Your payment provides for updates and the eventual released version.

Try it, you will be convinced.
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Shawn C January 14, 2021 11:44 am UTC
Agree with you. I've been looking for something smaller than DBM (I love those big 6+ hour DBM400 120x180cm table, games but as I get older, energy & time run out!) DBA & BBDBA never really filled the gap. I found DBA with it's equal elements a side, movement restrictions, square board, etc too "chess-like" to truly simulate an Ancients battle.
Have bought the rules but still to play.
I see your post was 2016. Just wondering how you've found Truimph! since then?
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Patrick H November 17, 2016 12:21 pm UTC
PURCHASER hope that helps
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Vidal B November 14, 2016 2:22 am UTC
Why should I buy Triumph when I have heard that it is effectively DBA 2.2. I already own DBA, what changes have you made that will make me want to spend $20 CAD on your early access edition? Thanks.
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Rodney C November 22, 2016 3:25 am UTC
Have you heard this from anyone that has actually played it or even read the rules? It's not DBA 2.2, while it may have a few familiar mechanics it is a new game. New troop types, new terrain and deployment setup, new army lists with point builds, new movement mechanics and distances....
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Vidal B November 26, 2016 1:31 am UTC
Thanks for replying to my inquiry. I'm just wondering if it's worth picking up if I'm already playing and enjoying DBA 3.0. Is it different enough that I would have a different gaming experience? Thanks.
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Rodney C November 26, 2016 9:42 pm UTC
It's different enough in my opinion... I have played and own multiple different DBx style games including DBM and DBA 3.0. Triumph certainly has some similar mechanics like rolling a D6 for actions or command points and it uses contest rolls for stands in combat, but the difference in setup and play are significantly different after that. The point system alone really changes the dynamics of play. For $15 my recommendation is try it, or if you are still concerned about the cost, try a demo first. But after paying for the DBA 3.0 hardcover, I thought $15 was a pretty good deal for an early access game with 646 armies available online.
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William M January 10, 2017 4:16 am UTC
Hi Vidal,

I am in the Niagara region. Where are you in Canada? Perhaps we can get together for a game.
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Vidal B January 11, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Hi William,

I live in Kitchener-Waterloo. Maybe we can get together for a game. Do you ever get out this way to Hotlead?
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William M March 15, 2017 2:24 pm UTC
Hi Vidal,

I used to run the DBA 2.2+ events at Hot Lead, but I've stopped now that I am playing Triumph! There are few DBA 3.0 events at Hot Lead this year.
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