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(@gunman)
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Filmsim Events and Gunman Airsoft proudly presents...
D-Day - Battle for Arnhem Pt1 – ‘The Drop’
17-18 March 2012
£65 pre book, with a £25 deposit to be paid. £85 on the gate.
GMA Eversley, Hampshire.

Tuesday 19th September 1944 Day 3.

The Battle for Arnhem Bridge and its town is well under way, but due to poor allied communications and misleading intelligence the operation is still uncertain. The only positive for the allied effort is that the German command is still unsure of what enemy forces are where and reports that Nijmegen is also under attack by US airborne troops has lead to a large number of units including the 10th SS division to be pulled away from Arnhem.

For the 156th and 10th Para’s, the high ground north of the Oosterbeek railway line is their objective. Unknown to them a Kampfgruppe has been task with the defense of the high ground as it has potential for a flack battery as well as being a good observational position. Also, south of the Train Line Polish troops are being dropped and scattered all over. One glider has found itself off course and has landed behind the German defense line far North from the allied lines.
The morning has started badly for the allies and isn’t getting any better. DZ’V’ is also in the hands of the German and due to broken communications, the RAF haven’t been advised. If the DZ isn’t in partial control by the afternoon, this vital supply drop will fall straight into German hands. Only guts, team work and cunning will help see an allied result by the end of the day.

Welcome to the unwinnable battle. (Objectives will get posted closer to the time)

This is a full battle weekend, with CPs in the field, objectives for both sides to complete and only a small part of the big picture. History has told us who wins and how they did it, hence these battles don’t represent the big picture, but take us down to ground and focus on how them men in this part of the battle faired. It means we can have un-historical wins without re-writing history.

This is a full on camping event with a social on the Friday and Saturday night. BOTH PLASTIC AND PERIOD WELCOME, though plastic will be away from the main camping area

Event times.

Arrival from 3pm Friday.
Briefing at 9.30am for 10.00am deployment (so be ready)
There will be no stop so you will have to eat in the field during the game.
Saturdays End ex will be around 5pm depending on light.
Sunday kick off at 10.00am and finish no later than 2.00pm.

There will be full catering on site, Airsoft shop and battery charging if needed.

Who can come - We ask everyone to try and make an effort to play Brit, Polish, Germans of Dutch Civillians. The US had nothing to do with this battle but if guys insist they wont play anything else I will find a way to write them in. We do have a very large ammount of FREE rental kit.

More info to follow.

Heer Schmidt

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Topic starter Posted : 04/01/2012 1:57 pm
Universal Gunner
(@universal-gunner)
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Saturdays End ex will be around 4pm depending on light.

Hurrah.
Sunset should be around 6.10pm

I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.

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Posted : 04/01/2012 2:08 pm
(@gunman)
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Cheers buddy, ive changed it till 5 but the fixed end ex will get posted up with the objectives nearer the time.

Heer Schmidt

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Topic starter Posted : 04/01/2012 2:19 pm
McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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when you say full on camping do you mean period stuff ? will there be a modern tent are too please?( aint got a period tent.

cheers
il duce

If I do make it to this, and you fancy giving period camping a go; feel free to sleep in my spare Brit canvas tent that I can bring along.

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 04/01/2012 5:21 pm
(@gunman)
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Ilduce, front page updated.

Yes to all camping, but plastic will be kept away from the main camp

Heer Schmidt

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Topic starter Posted : 04/01/2012 6:24 pm
McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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cheers guys, ok if i liase with you closer to date mcvickers ref use of tent?

il duce

Sure thing, mate.

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 05/01/2012 12:33 pm
(@thompy1993)
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At last the resistance is growing! Count me in with this, long over due game!

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Posted : 11/01/2012 10:50 am
ukace1960
(@ukace1960)
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can you use mk 5 flashbangs

here
cheers Steve



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Posted : 03/02/2012 3:58 pm
(@gunman)
Noble Member

can you use mk 5 flashbangs

here
cheers Steve

Yes

Heer Schmidt

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Topic starter Posted : 05/02/2012 2:05 pm
PolzyStevo
(@polzystevo)
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Are any of you Brits planing on going as any specific units?

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Posted : 05/02/2012 10:12 pm
McVickers
(@mcvickers)
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Are any of you Brits planing on going as any specific units?

For this one, I thought I'd go for something factual, but witihin my kit/insignia contraints; - 9th Field Company (Airborne) Royal Engineers,
But seeings as I'm allocated with ground/infantry units, I'm just going to go either unbadged or as generic infantry RE.

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 05/02/2012 10:45 pm
dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
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Are any of you Brits planing on going as any specific units?

There should be a contingent of South Staffords!

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Posted : 06/02/2012 9:41 am
Wraith666
(@wraith666)
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I'll be badged up as south staffs for this, I just don't have the time or money to mess around re-badging at the moment.

"Will you stop talking about the war!!"
"What, you started it!"
"We did NOT start it!"
"Yes you did, you invaded Poland..."

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Posted : 06/02/2012 11:01 am
Ramsay00105
(@ramsay00105)
Honorable Member

Yes
I will be S Staffords as well.
I will have some loan kit available as well if required.

15 Plt. C Coy 2 Batt. S STAFFORDS 1st Airlanding Brigade 1st Airborne Division
The Hallamshire Battalion Y&L Regiment 146 Infantry Brigade 49 Inf Division


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Posted : 06/02/2012 4:57 pm
Universal Gunner
(@universal-gunner)
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Airborne RE or South Staffs for me, haven't quite decided yet.

I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.

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Posted : 06/02/2012 5:56 pm
clash
(@clash)
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There should be a contingent of South Staffords!

yuh south staffs all the way

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Posted : 06/02/2012 8:02 pm
Owen
 Owen
(@owen)
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Very much looking forward to this.

First WW2 event, be gentle


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Posted : 06/02/2012 8:31 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
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At least two of us will be reviving the Hohenstaufen! 8) Any more takers?


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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Posted : 06/02/2012 8:47 pm
(@prideofengland)
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Yes, Hohenstaufen for me :D

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Posted : 06/02/2012 10:04 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
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Yay!


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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