Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society

Wargaming at Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth

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    The Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society (PAWS) is a friendly little wargaming (and occasionally boardgaming) club meeting 2 or 3 times a month on Saturday afternoons in Portsmouth.

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Archive for the ‘DBA’ Category

DBA tournaments run by PAWS

2018-19 SOA UK DBA League

Posted by portsmouthwargames on March 17, 2019

The scores for the first five tournaments in the 2018-19 SOA UK DBA League have been collated, and the top players’ scores are now shown on the 2018-19 Scores page.

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PAWS Tournaments 2019 – changed already.

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 21, 2019

Not a good start to the year but we have already had to change the date for the Late Spring DBA tournament. It will now be held one week later, on Saturday 18 May 2019.

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PAWS Tournaments 2019

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 20, 2019

The good news is that we now have dates for this year’s PAWS tournaments (including the English DBA Open).

The bad news is there will be one fewer that recent years.

For reasons already outlined previously, we are having to move venue at short notice. The current plan is that we will now be playing in Fort Cumberland as guests of a Veterans charity who are based on the site. Assuming there are no problems we will be moving next month. So we will not have a tournament in March as usual, but will have Late Spring, Autumn and Winter themed tournaments using slightly different rules for theme choice.

The dates for these tournaments are currently planned to be:

Late Spring PAWS DBA – Saturday 11 May 2019 now changed to Saturday 18 May 2019

Autumn PAWS DBA – Saturday 21 September 2019

English DBA Open – Sunday 27 October 2019

Winter PAWS DBA – Saturday 7 December 2019

The Autumn and winter dates will be reviewed once the 2019-2020 football fixture list are published and may be moved forward or back a week to avoid clashing with Portsmouth FC home games (as traffic will be a nightmare on those afternoons).

Only word on themes so far is that the late Spring DBA is likely to be 8th Century BC Near East.

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New date for PAWS Winter DBA 2018

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 17, 2018

Following the cancellation of our booking for the 1st December by the community centre, the Winter DBA will now be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The theme is Western Europe in the 15th Century (1401-1500 AD).

Before that, there is the English DBA Open 2018 to look forward to on Sunday 28 October.

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PAWS Meeting dates for September 2018

Posted by portsmouthwargames on August 30, 2018

There will be two PAWS meetings in September 2018. The first will be on Saturday 8th and the second will be the PAWS Autumn DBA on Saturday 29th.

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Summer DBA tomorrow and PAWS Meeting Dates for June 2018

Posted by portsmouthwargames on May 18, 2018

A last minute reminder for tomorrow’s PAWS Summer DBA, Stacey Community Centre at 1PM BST. If Harry & Meghan and the FA Cup don’t take your fancy, Mithridates will be glad to welcome you.

Also, the definite meeting dates for June 2018 will be June 2nd, 9th and 30th (which will be an Informal DBA day). No meetings are booked for the 16th or 24th but these could be arranged if there is enough interest.

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Summer DBA Reminder and PAWS Meeting Dates for May 2018

Posted by portsmouthwargames on April 29, 2018

The 2018 PAWS Summer DBA is on Saturday, May 19th, starting as 1:00 pm with a  theme of He Died Old – The Near East in the Time of Mithridates (The Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea and Near East in the 1st Century BC, 100-1 BC).

The only other planned PAWS meeting date for May will be the Saturday before, 12th May 2018.

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Theme for PAWS Summer DBA 2018

Posted by portsmouthwargames on March 29, 2018

The 2018 PAWS Summer DBA is less than 2 months away, on Saturday 19 May. So you will all need to know the theme, which is…

He Died Old – The Near East in the Time of Mithridates
The Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea and Near East in the 1st Century BC (100-1BC)

The allowed armies are listed on the dedicated Summer 2018 Theme page

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Spring DBA Reminder and PAWS Meeting Dates for April

Posted by portsmouthwargames on March 18, 2018

The 2018 PAWS Spring DBA is next Saturday, March 24th, starting as 1:00 pm with a  theme of Beyond the Walls of Troy – The world in the 13th Century BC (1300-1201 BC).

The planned PAWS meeting dates for April will be:

14 April 2018
28 April 2018 (Informal DBA Day)

We won’t be open on 7 April because of the The Alton Doubles DBA but if enough people want a meeting on 21 April, and can guarantee attendance, this can be arranged.

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News from the AGM

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 23, 2018

At the AGM on Saturday 20 January 2018, we discussed what would be necessary now that our room hire rates at the community centre have been increased by 50%. We have also been informed that we must give at least one calendar month’s notice of cancelling a booking.

So with immediate effect, meeting fees will be increased to £6 a time. (This might have to be increased further later in the year if necessary.)  Entry fees for DBA tournaments will also be increased to £6.

We will also only book meetings for twice per month in most cases. But we can book more if enough people guarantee to attend (but if this has to be cancelled within the month, those cancelling may be liable for that booking’s room hire fee).

We also set the dates for the 2018 DBA tournaments. These are as follows:

Spring DBA – 24 March 2018

Summer DBA – 19 May 2018

Autumn DBA – 29 September 2018

English DBA Open – 28 October 2018

Winter DBA – 1 December 2018 (provisional)

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