Monday, 14 May 2012

Paul Reid

Morning folks,

It's been a while since there's been a blog, especially one by me. However I felt the need to post at this time to inform those MAWS members who check here, and other wargamers and hobbyists of some sad, sad news.

I don't really know how or what to say about this, since I'm still in shock over it. However, here goes..

This morning we got an email from Geoff, the MAWS club treasurer that Paul Reid, our club secretary, has passed away after losing his fight with cancer.

I am sorry to have give you all the very sad news that Paul lost his fight with cancer last week.
All our prayers and thoughts are with Paul's and his late wife Annette's family and all the many friends who knew him.
May he rest in peace and always be in our thoughts.xx

Paul was very involved with MAWS over the past few years, several of which he spent as Club Secretary, and worked a lot on the hobby and wargaming in general. He had a good relationship with a lot of traders, retailers and event organisers in the hobby and was the instigator and organiser of Warboot, the wargaming carboot sale and the MAWS boot camps for various gaming systems.

Over the last year or two he's been involved heavily with the MAWS Black Panthers and hosting numerous display games at shows and conventions up and down the country. He worked hard on forming inter-club relationships, as well as working on giving publicity to local traders, clubs and gamers.

Paul was also the inspiration behind us forming the MAWS 40K group to promote the club around the internet and at events. He helped us out tons with promotion work and kept us informed of events around the wargaming calendar.

The hobby has lost a true Gent and all round top bloke. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.

I don't really know what else to say, other than goodbye to you Paul and thanks for everything.


  1. Ny thoughts are with Paul's family. The club will be a lonelier place without you.

  2. Very sorry to hear this sad news. Paul was the first person I spoke to on my first night at MAWS and was a truly decent bloke. Thanks everything you did for the club, Paul.

  3. He was a good bloke always ready to meet and greet and made everyone feel at home no matter how long they had been at the club or if they were just visiting. He was always ready for a laugh and got the 40K section of the club interested in promoting alongside him.

  4. Sympathies to his family and friend. I got to know Paul, via the wargames events and warboots and he was always a pleasure to talk to. A real shame. I did not know he was unwell. He had a read enthusiasm for the hobby. A real loss indeed. RIP Paul.