Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society

Wargaming at the Stacey Community Centre at Copnor in Portsmouth

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  • 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.

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    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.

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At the beginning of 2003, we decided to hold regular DBA tornaments as an excuse to get us all in together on a more frequent basis, and also to invite nearby clubs to join in. A small trophy was bought to be held by the “title holder”.

It was decided to do three DBA Events a year, with a theme to be selected by the previous event’s winner. To give a guide for selecting themes, it was decided that a century and (optionally) a geographical area would be suitable. Initially, to add some variety, in any one year we have one BC theme, one First Millenium AD theme, and one Second Millenium AD theme.

However, in 2004 we decided to add a fourth Event. For 2004 we tried having one as DBR Minis instead but from 2005 we decided on four DBA Events, with the four army list sections providing guides for the theme centuries. We also decided to award an additional Junior prize whenever a significant number of young entrants attended.

Junior prizes were awarded at all events until 2009.  However, as Junior numbers have dropped,  there will now only be a Junior prize if there are enough Junior players to justify it.  The best performing Junior will still be presented with the Junior Trophy each time though.

The overall winner will be awarded a prize in addition to being presented with the Title Holder’s Trophy.  All Juniors will still be eligible to win the Senior prize.

The entry fee in 2017 was £5, payable on the day.

The dates for the 2018 PAWS DBA Events are still to be decided.

DBA Event Winners

Spring 2018 Theme

See the index on teh right for previous years’ themes


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