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

PAWS Summer DBA 2017 Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on April 3, 2017

The theme for the 2017 PAWS Summer DBA has been decided.

Spring’s winner, Mark Skelton, has chosen a theme of The Decline of the Sarmatian Tribes, 201 – 300 AD.

The PAWS Summer DBA will be held on 24 June 2017. The list of allowed armies can be seen here.

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PAWS Closed Next Saturday, Spring DBA Tournament after that

Posted by portsmouthwargames on March 11, 2017

hereThere will not be a PAWS Saturday meeting on 18 March 2017.

The following Saturday, 25 March, is the 2017 PAWS Spring DBA, with the theme of  The Century of the Great Revolt, 2300-2201BC. This will be the seventh tournament of the 2016-17 SOA UK DBA League and the leaders’ scores after the first six tournaments are published here.

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2017 DBA Dates and Spring DBA Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on February 5, 2017

The dates for the 2017 PAWS DBA will be 25 March, 24 June, 30 September and 2 December, all Saturdays starting at 1 pm.

The theme for the 2017 Spring DBA is The Century of the Great Revolt, 2300-2201BC.

The 2017 English DBA Open will be on Sunday 29 October. This is an all day tournament and the start time will be set nearer the date.

Nearer to the present, PAWS will be closed on 25 February so that we can attend the DBA Matched Pairs tournament in Alton.

 

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Informal DBA Day this Saturday

Posted by portsmouthwargames on November 21, 2016

There will be the usual Informal DBA Day this Saturday, 26 November 2016.

Although this will be an excellent opportunity to try out an army for next month’s Winter DBA, you can try any army or armies you want to bring along.

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Saturday closures

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 27, 2016

The PAWS meeting for this Saturday 29th 2016 has been cancelled so that we can concentrate on the English DBA Open on the following day, Sunday 30 October.

The meeting on 19th November has also been cancelled. That is the weekend of the Warfare show in Reading and we expect several members to be visiting that show.

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October dates

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 3, 2016

The PAWS meeting for 8 October 2016 has been cancelled. Next meeting will be 15 October 2016.

The final Saturday of month, 29 October 2016, would normally be an informal DBA day. But the English DBA Open is on the following day, Sunday 30 October. So it has been proposed that we cancel the meeting on the 29th.

Therefore, if anyone does want a meeting on Saturday 29th, whether to practice DBA or play anything else, please let us know sooner rather than later.

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Closed for Colours

Posted by portsmouthwargames on August 28, 2016

There will not be a PAWS meeting on 10th September 2016 as we expect many members will want to go to the Colours show at Newbury that day.

The following Saturday, 17th September 2016, will be the PAWS Autumn DBA.

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August Informal DBA

Posted by portsmouthwargames on August 23, 2016

There will now be an Informal DBA Day at PAWS this Saturday, 27th August 2016.

Just come along with any DBA army you want to play with and there will be opponents available. Or just turn up and we should be able to provide a loaner army.

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Autumn PAWS Closures

Posted by portsmouthwargames on July 31, 2016

As the Stacey Centre is shutting down over August, there will be no PAWS meetings on 13th or 20th August.

The 27th August is also provisionally cancelled. But if there is enough interest to run the Informal DBA Day that would have been held on that Saturday, then we would be able to open up the Centre to hold it.

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PAWS Autumn DBA Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on June 18, 2016

The theme for the PAWS Autumn DBA (17 September 2016) has now been chosen.
The Rise of Islam – The Expansion of the Arab Empire in the 7th Century AD (601‑700 AD)
II/23 a Later Pre-Islamic Nomad Arab Army
II/23 b Later Pre-Islamic City Arab Army
II/23 c Later Pre-Islamic Yemeni Army
II/55 b Blemmye or Nobades Army
II/57 Later Moorish Army
II/69 c Sassanid Persian Army
III/8 Central-Asian City States Army
III/12 Christian Nubian Army
III/16 Khazar Army
III/17 Maurikian Byzantine Army
III/25 a&b Arab Conquest Army
III/25 c Khawarij Army
III/27 Rshtuni Armenian Army
III/29 Thematic Byzantine Army
III/31 Umayyad Arab Army
III/33 Early Muslim North African Army

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