Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society

Wargaming at the Stacey Community Centre at Copnor in Portsmouth

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    The Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society (PAWS) is a friendly little wargaming (and occasionally boardgaming) club meeting on Saturday afternoons in Copnor, Portsmouth.

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Archive for the ‘DBA’ Category

DBA tournaments run by PAWS

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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SOA UK DBA League results and other news

Posted by portsmouthwargames on November 5, 2017

Congratulations to 20116/17 SOA UK DBA League champion Mark Skelton. The final scores (of all players scoring 20 points of more) are shown here.

Mark was confirmed as champion at last weekend’s English DBA Open. The tournament itself was won by Martin Myers, beating Phil Steele in the final.

On other matters, there will be no PAWS meeting on 18 November 2017, as several members will be going to the Warfare show in Reading.

Finally, the theme for the 2017 PAWS Winter DBA now has it’s own page. The theme is

How Holy is my Roman Empire?
Central Europe in the 12th Century AD (1101 – 1200 AD)

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English DBA Open 2017

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 21, 2017

There will not be a PAWS meeting on Saturday 28 October because the English DBA Open will take place on the following day, Sunday 29 October.

As in previous years, The English DBA Open is sponsored by Magister Militum and the Society of Ancients and is the final tournament of the year’s SOA UK DBA League.

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August PAWS Meetings

Posted by portsmouthwargames on July 30, 2017

There will be two PAWS meetings on August 2017, on Saturdays 12th and 19th.

There will not be any PAWS meetings on the 5th or 26th. As the 26th would normally be the Informal DBA Day for August, it is proposed that this be rescheduled for the meeting on the 19th if anyone is interested.

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July closures and Autumn DBA Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on July 8, 2017

There will not be a PAWS meeting on 8th or 15th of July. Next PAWS meeting is planned for 22 July, followed by the Informal DBA day on 29th July.

Richard Pulley, who won the 2017 PAWS Summer DBA on 24 June, has elected to repeat the theme from the 2010 PAWS Autumn DBA for this year’s PAWS Autumn DBA. The theme is Al Andalus and the Magrib in the 10th Century (Armies & enemies of Islamic Spain and North-West Africa, 901-1000 AD).

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PAWS Summer DBA Next Saturday

Posted by portsmouthwargames on June 17, 2017

The PAWS Summer DBA is just one week away, on Saturday 24 June 2017 at 1pm in the usual venue.

The Theme is The Decline of the Sarmatian Tribes in the 3rd Century AD.

 

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