The purpose of the Society of Australian Ancients Wargamers (SAAW) is to promote miniature figurines table-top wargaming involving the Ancient period in
Current SAAW Activities
* Organise prizes for Cancon FoG, DBA, DBMM and previously DBM,
* Organise Cancon FoG, DBA, DBMM and previously DBM tournaments,
* Providing guidelines for organising tournaments (if required),
* Liaising with the Canberra Games Society (CGS) for Cancon,
* Nominating State Teams for the national championships at Cancon,
* Liaising with NZ for the Southern Cross Championship,
* Supporting and recording national and international ratings systems (thanks
to David Young for the DBM ratings and Gary Plachetta for the FoG ratings),
* Membership of the International Wargames Federation (IWF).
* Providing a list checking service for FoG and DBMM tournaments held in
Past SAAW Activities
* Organised and ran the International Wargames Federation’s 2005 individual world championship in
* Provided publicity material etc to CGS, newspapers and radio,
* Participated in international committees on rules interpretations and umpiring for DBM/DBMM.
On-line discussions regarding ancients wargaming in
Please note that the oz_ancients list allows discussion of all ancients wargames rule sets, not just the currently popular ones. It also has notification of upcoming ancients tournaments in
On-line discussions of ancients wargaming in
This list also includes notification of upcoming Field of Glory tournaments in
SAAW Committee Members:
Here is a list of SAAW committee members as at March 2011.
WA: Mike Walsh
WA: Anthony Winter
NSW: Gary Plachetta
ACT: Peter Barrett
ACT: Doug Melville
QLD: Greg Russell
QLD: Phil Bradley
SA: Ross Dawe
VIC: Michael George
Each state and territory can have up to two representatives on the committee. Volunteers are always welcome!
SAAW Ancients Tournament List Checking Service
The Society of Australian Ancients Wargamers (SAAW) has recently announced that it is offering a list checking service for both Field of Glory and DBMM ancients tournaments held in Australia.
Ancients tournament organisers and players are invited to make use of this service by emailing their list for checking to the address:
At present we are able to check lists for both Field of Glory and DBMM tournaments.
Please use the following format in the subject header, otherwise the email will probably be deleted as spam:
"Tournament name, Rule Set, Player's Real Name"
The following examples are acceptable formats for the subject header:
"Cancon 2010 FoG List for Ross Dawe"
The email address "firstname.lastname@example.org " will also be used for FoG and DBMM entries for Cancon 2010 tournaments.
Please note that different people will be checking the FoG and DBMM lists. We are asking that players include their real name in the subject header so that we can tell the tournament organiser who has sent in an army list.