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 ‘SOA UK DBA League’ Category

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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2018-19 SOA UK DBA League

Posted by portsmouthwargames on March 17, 2019

The scores for the first five tournaments in the 2018-19 SOA UK DBA League have been collated, and the top players’ scores are now shown on the 2018-19 Scores page.

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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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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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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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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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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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