Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey The Great.

PAWS, the Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society

A friendly wargaming club
in the home city of the Royal Navy
Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society, Southsea Community Centre, St. Pauls Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

We now have a secondary site at
where you can find all the latest news

PAWS has moved.

The English DBA Open 2014 will be held on Sunday 19th October 2014.

See News below

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

We have a room at the Stacey Community Centre just about every Saturday, from 2:00pm to about 7:00pm.
A streetmap showing the location can be found here.

We regularly play all sorts of historical miniatures games (not just DBA), from the beginnings of warfare to the industrial age; historical and "Euro" boardgames; and we have been known to do the odd naval game.

Figures are often available to borrow, so if you want to learn one of the rule sets we play, you don't need to buy before you try. Alternatively you could try and convert some of us to your favourite set.

Games tend to be arranged between two or more players beforehand, but it is often possible to join in with a friendly game, and there are occasionally 'off the cuff' games arranged between whoever has turned up.

If you would like further details, directions, or would just like to arrange a game, then you can email us at, or look for our details in Miniature Wargames 'Club Contacts' section.


for all the latest news, go to the PAWS Wordpress blog

2014 English DBA Open

The 2014 English DBA Open will be held on Sunday October 19th.

The English DBA Open is again be sponsored by
The Society of Ancients
The Society of Ancients

and Magister Militum

For more details, click here

PAWS has moved

With the closure of the old Soutsea Community Centre building in St Pauls Road, we have moved.

From 14 July 2014, PAWS will meet at

The Stacey Community Centre
Walsall Road

This is easily reachable by car and within walking distance of Fratton station.

A streetmap showing the location can be seen at this link - Stacey Community Centre.

If you would like further directions, then you can email me at


In 2003, we inaugurated a regular (now four times a year) themed DBA competition, open to all.

Further details for these DBA Events can be seen on the DBA Event page (click here).


The dates of forthcoming DBA Events and a list of allowed armies for the next DBA Event can be found by going to the wordpress blog

Although there is no need to pre-enter, if you are interested in coming along, please get in touch.

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It was last updated on 5 October, 2014.
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Portsmouth and Allied Wargames Society, Southsea Community Centre, St. Pauls Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.