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Wargaming at Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth

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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

The latest news from PAWS

Meeting dates for early 2020

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 4, 2020

Our planned meeting dates for the start of 2020 are as follows.

January 18th
February 8th & 22nd
March 7th 21st & 28th
April 11th, 18th & 25th

Note that April 11th is Easter Saturday so we can see if there is enough interest for a meeting that weekend nearer the time.

Provisionally, we will plan to have the AGM on January 18th. The number, format and dates of PAWS DBA tournaments will be decided then.

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Posted by portsmouthwargames on November 3, 2019

The date for the 2019 PAWS Winter DBA has now been confirmed as 14th December 2019.

The theme is the Later Crusades in the Eastern Mediterranean 1201-1300 AD

For a list of the allowed armies, please go here.

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SOA UK DBA League Update

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 17, 2019

The 2018-19 SOA UK DBA League scores have been updated ahead of the final qualifying tournament, The English DBA Open on October 27th 2019. The scores of the top 25 players are shown at 2018-19 Scores.

This year’s league is very open, with the possibility of any of the top 5 players being able to take the title in just over a week’s time.

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Winter DBA Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on September 29, 2019

Matthew Bennett (winner of the Autumn PAWS DBA) has come up with a theme for the 2019 PAWS Winter DBA. It is…

Later Crusades in the Eastern Mediterranean 1201-1300

for the full list of allowed armies, see the Winter 2019 theme page.

As usual, this will be held at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth UK. Start time 1PM GMT.

The only thing to be decided now is the date, as Pompey’s football team will be playing (creating heavy traffic in the area) on our original proposed date of 7 December. The options are now 30 November or 14 December. If you are intending to come, please indicate which date(s) you could make it in the Fanaticus poll at http://fanaticus.boards.net/thread/2249/paws-winter-dba-2019

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Dates for July to December 2019

Posted by portsmouthwargames on June 30, 2019

Pompey’s fixture list for 2019-2020 has been published, so the PAWS dates for the rest of the year have been set.

But first, one of the meetings previously announced for July has been cancelled. The meeting on 13th July will not now take place as we don’t expect enough players to turn up. So there will only be one meeting in July 2019, on the 27th.

The remaining meetings will be on those Saturdays when Pompey do not have a Home fixture, as follows:

August 3rd, 17th & 31st
September 14th & 21st
October 5th, 19th & 26th
November 9th, 23rd & 30th, and
December 14th

This means that the 2019 Autumn DBA (Armies and Enemies of the Sassanids in the 6th Century AD) will definitely be on September 21st as originally planned but we will have to move the Winter DBA, originally planned for December 7th, forward or back by a week.

We still plan to hold the English DBA Open 2019 on Sunday 27th October.

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Dates for May, June and July 2019

Posted by portsmouthwargames on May 7, 2019

There will only be one official PAWS meeting in May 2019, the Late Spring DBA tournament on 18th May. Details on the tournament theme page.

After that, the official PAWS meetings will be every 2nd Saturday throughout June and July, namely June 1st, 15th & 29th, and July 13th and 27th.

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Move latest

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 26, 2019

We have now completely moved out of the Stacey Centre in Southsea. We have moved all of the club’s assets to Fort Cumberland with the Forgotten Veterans. We still need to get ourselves sorted out there, but we should have use of a good sized room that has only recently been redecorated.

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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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AGM 2019

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 6, 2019

The 2019 AGM will be on January 19th 2019 starting at 1 o’clock.

We urge anyone with an active interest in the club to attend as we may have to decide on moving to a new venue. The Stacey Centre are planning to increase our room hire cost by 85% (on top of the 50% increase last year) which we will almost certainly not be able to afford.

If anyone has any other matters that they would like to discuss, please let Lindon (or me) know beforehand.

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