Stage 1: Mark up the DBMM army list
This is a 'fictionalised' version of the real list. It sticks to the correct time references but deliberate mistakes have been made. No copyright infringement is intended - this page is reproduced only as an example to show my methods. You will need a copy of DBM Army lists Book 1 to make complete sense of the 'breakdown'.
(b) Delete lines that do not apply to DBM (eg brilliant generals and strategems)
(c) Correct any army point values (for DBM v3.2)
The highlights - (a) Allies
(b) Clauses - usually in the bottom 'blurb'
Stage 2: Produce a spreadsheet
In this case the resultant 'breakdown' need only be temporal.
As you can see some of the conditions are repeated - hence the ticks & crosses. So rather than 12 separate lists there are only really 8.
Other lists can be much more complicated but I thought that I would start with an easy one (this is the folk dance method).
Stage 3: Look at the Allies
Some may be worth having and some not. Also consider any restrictive clauses.
Step 4: Produce Army Lists
This is not always a matter of cramming in as many possibilities as you can - some may have very little value (like C, E or G above).
A Further Aid
The Wakefield & District Wargamers website has a link on this page:
to help you convert DBMM to DBM - terrain and troop type equivalents.
Hope you find this entry helpful!