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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Posts Tagged ‘SOA UK DBA League’

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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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

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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.

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2015 Englis DBA Open Champion

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 25, 2015

Congratulations to Martin Smith, winner of both the 2015 English DBA Open and the 2014-15 Season of the SOA UK DBA League.

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English DBA Open rules and clarifications

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 11, 2015

Full details for this year’s English DBA Open, including tournament rules and clarifications, can now be found on the DBA Open web page.

Please note that the clarifications have a few differences to those used at the Autumn PAWS DBA and the recent Bretwalda tournament in Alton.

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2015 English DBA Open is just 3 weeks away

Posted by portsmouthwargames on October 4, 2015

The 2015 English DBA Open is in just 3 weeks on Sunday 25th October.

See this Fanaticus thread for the latest information.

Once again, we are generously sponsored by the Society of Ancients and Magister Militum.

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PAWS Autumn DBA this Saturday

Posted by portsmouthwargames on September 21, 2015

The PAWS Autumn DBA is this Saturday, 26th September 2015.

Theme and other details are on the Autumn 2015 Theme page.

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PAWS Summer 2015 DBA Theme

Posted by portsmouthwargames on April 18, 2015

With less than two months to go, the theme for the 2015 PAWS Summer DBA has been finalised and it is…

… the same as for the 2014 PAWS Summer DBA .

Peter Eliis has expressed a desire for a theme based around Alexander the Great again. So with time pressing, it has been decided to use the same theme as last year. However, we will be using the new Version 3 DBA rules this time and there are also some new additions to the list of armies.

Full details can be found on the Summer 2015 Theme page

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Happy New Year 2015

Posted by portsmouthwargames on January 1, 2015

Happy 2015.

As has become traditional, the scores so far for this year’s SOA UK DBA League are published for the first time at 2014-15 SOA UK DBA League Scores.

The next tournament in the league will be our own DBA 3 Taster Tournament on January 10th. Tournament rules are shown here.

On the following Saturday, January 17th, we will hold the PAWS AGM. Amongst other things, we will decide on the dates for the remaining PAWS DBA tournaments of 2015, as well as confirming which version of the Rules will be used.

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