Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society

Wargaming at the Stacey Community Centre at Copnor in Portsmouth

  • Click here for the old PAWS website
  • Welcome to PAWS

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

  • PAWS Yahoo! Group

    PAWS has its own Yahoo! Group, PAWSlist.

    We use it as an announcement and contact mailing list for the Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society. Members can also use it to make requests for games and opponents.

    You can view PAWSlist here.

    Click to join PAWSlist

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 12 other followers

Archive for the ‘SOA UK DBA League’ Category

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).

Advertisements

Posted in DBA, Meeting dates, SOA UK DBA League | 2 Comments »

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.

 

Posted in DBA, Meeting dates, SOA UK DBA League | Leave a Comment »

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.

Posted in DBA, Meeting dates, News, SOA UK DBA League | Leave a Comment »

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.

Posted in DBA, Meeting dates, SOA UK DBA League | Leave a Comment »

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.

 

Posted in DBA, Meeting dates, News, SOA UK DBA League | Leave a Comment »

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

Posted in DBA, News, SOA UK DBA League | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

PAWS Summer DBA 2016 Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on February 28, 2016

After giving a few of these armies a try yesterday, we can confirm the theme for the PAWS Summer DBA on 4 June 2016 will be:

From Warring States to Empire – China and its Neighbours in the 3rd Century BC (300-201 BC)
I/43b Early Hu
I/49a Van-lang or Au Lac Vietnamese
I/49b Nan-Yueh Army
I/64a Yayoi Culture Japanese
II/4a Ch’in Chinese
II/4c Chao Chinese
II/4e Other Chinese
II/21a Ch’iang and Ti Chinese
II/29 Tien and K’un-ming Chinese
I/38a Hsiung-nu
II/41a Western Han

This is the era of the Terracotta Warriors, so getting figures for this theme should not be a problem, and many of the armies have a lot of options.

Posted in DBA, News, SOA UK DBA League | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

2016 PAWS Spring DBA Date

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 9, 2016

For DBA, Spring will be early this year. To avoid conflicts with other  DBA Tournament dates we have agreed to hold this year’s PAWS Spring DBA earlier than usual.

The 2016 PAWS Spring DBA will be held on Saturday 13th February at the Stacey Community Centre, starting from 1 pm.

The dates for the other 2016 PAWS DBAs will be confirmed at the AGM in a fortnight.

Posted in DBA, Meeting dates, SOA UK DBA League | Leave a Comment »

2016 PAWS Spring DBA Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on December 31, 2015

We have a theme for the 2016 PAWS Spring DBA, although the date won’t be decided until next month’s AGM.

The theme is The Rise of Babylon, The Near East in the 7th Century BC (700-601 BC)

 

Posted in DBA, News, SOA UK DBA League | Leave a Comment »

Winter DBA next Saturday

Posted by portsmouthwargames on November 28, 2015

There is just one week to the final PAWS DBA of 2015 on 5 December. The theme and list of allowed armies is on the dedicated Winter 2015 Theme page.

In the meantime, today is November’s informal DBA day. So why not pop along for a practice.

Posted in DBA, Meeting dates, SOA UK DBA League | Leave a Comment »