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 ‘News’ Category

The latest news from PAWS

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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December & January Plans

Posted by portsmouthwargames on December 3, 2018

As the community centre have cancelled our two planned bookings for December, the next PAWS meeting will be on January 5th 2019.

The other January meeting will be on January 19th 2019. This will start with the 2019 AGM at 1 o’clock.

If anyone particularly wants to discuss anything at the AGM, please let Lindon know beforehand.

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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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