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

PAWS Spring DBA 2020 Cancelled

Posted by portsmouthwargames on March 24, 2020

Bowing to the inevitable, we have now taken the decision to cancel the PAWS Spring DBA 2020.

The planned theme of Armies and Enemies of the Hittite Empire, 13th century BC (1300-1201 BC) will now be used at the PAWS Summer DBA 2020, planned for 27 June.

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PAWS Spring DBA 2020

Posted by portsmouthwargames on February 3, 2020

The 2020 PAWS Spring DBA will be held on April 18th at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth.

The theme is Armies and Enemies of the Hittite Empire, 13th century BC (1300-1201 BC)
Allowed armies:
I/4 c Hurrian or Nairi Army
I/4 d Gasgan Army
I/6 b Midianite or Amalekite Army
I/18 Minoan or Early Mycenaean Army
I/19 Mitanni Army
I/20 a Ugarit Army
I/20 b Other Syro-Canaanite Army
I/21 a Kassite Babylonian Army
I/22 a New Kingdom Egyptian Army
I/24 a Early Hittite Empire Army
I/24 b Later Hittite Empire Army
I/25 a Middle Assyrian Army
I/26 a Achaian Army
I/26 b Trojan Army
I/28 Sea-Peoples Army
Allies must be chosen from the same selection of armies.

We will be using a new format for the PAWS Afternoon DBA tournaments in 2020. We will still divide players into 2 groups with a random draw, but there will only be 4 rounds within the groups. These games will be increased to 50 minutes playing time plus 10 minutes turn-around time. Scoring will be as before.

Everyone will then play the fifth “play-off” round (so everyone will get 5 games). These games will be played to a conclusion rather than being scored.

In this final round, first place from each group will play The Final to determine the tournament winner and runner-up. Second place in each group will play-off for tournament third and four positions, third place in each group will play-off for tournament fifth and sixth positions and so on.

We also plan to start an hour earlier, with booking in from 12:00 to 12:20 so that the draw can be held and everyone ready to start by 12:30.

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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 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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