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Helga Geerhart
(@helga-geerhart)
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New to the site (last night) so only read about this then. Looking forward to seeing the pictures and hearing how it went on. Hopefully if I can sort kit I may join you for one in the future :D

Helga :D


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Topic starter Posted : 22/04/2007 4:48 pm
(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

my best ever airsoft event ever

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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:00 pm
Forester
(@forester)
Noble Member

Great day, Great people. Thanks must go to the event organisers for their hard work and effort put in for today, roll on the next one.

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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:09 pm
Sgt.Heide
(@sgt-heide)
Illustrious Member

Glad to hear it went well and gutted I couldn't make it myself!

Anyone get any photos and/or videos?



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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:20 pm
(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

I will post memories when i am less knackered!
HOWEVER - regardless of memories and the fun i had today... the top line to this event is as Forester said... and i wish to elaborate on this.
This has been BY FAR the best event i have ever been to. Well organised and every angled covered perfectly. Every possibly outcome was catered for and the game was adapted swiftly and effectively. The thing that highlighted this the most was the regroup at the medi block to give the Germans a chance to get a foot-hold back on the objectives. a VERY fair move made and it was a shame that they didn't take advantage of, what i saw to be, a phenomenally thought out and executed plan.
So yes, a MASSIVE thankyou to the organisers.
The second big thankyou has to be to the players for putting in an immense effort into the way you all looked and the character/mindset you got into. You all looked fantastic today and the overall atmosphere of the uniforms and the derelict layout of Phoenix was breathtaking.
I'll finish this one on a very thought provoking note.
I don't know your name and i'm sorry for it... but there was a bloke in a jack daniels top at the end of the game that made a small and very true comment.
A lot of us today were very tired at the end of it, and the atmosphere was spectacular enough to induce a sense of fear into a few. (I'll be honest... a few of the SS guys really did scare the crap out of me at times)
But after the days gameplay and re-enacting, we all got a small taste for the action. Now try to imagine this sort of fighting and fear stretched out over what would seem to be a hopeless 9 days. Those men went far above and beyond what was expected of them and will remain victorious in the hearts of those that understand the conflict for a very long time to come.

Will

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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:31 pm
(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

got to be one of the best days ive eva had.
thanks to all the organisers and the people that went.
cant wait to see all the pics
:D

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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:42 pm
HeadShot
(@headshot)
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Thanks for the comments guys.

Some of you may not know that we had to call a premature end to the game today because a kid who appeared to be climbing over the spiked fence had got injured when the fence collapsed and his knee wedged in between the uprights, he was in a lot of pain.

He was very lucky that he wasn't badly injured. We had to call the fire brigade to cut him free and an ambulance just in case his injuries were more serious so apologies if the game seemed to end rather suddenly, but we couldn't have people still playing with vehicles moving through the site like that. Maybe it will teach these kids that fences are there for a reason. Still, at 15 I suppose you can be a bit curious.

Anyway, thanks to all for such a great day, I thoroughly enjoyed it. My Dutch comrades were on top form and really got into the spirit of the day as well as playing very well as a small fireteam. Some great immersive and honest play from both sides. It's clear that defending buildings is far, far easier than attacking them!



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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:43 pm
(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

lol headshot im 15 and i have more sense than to climb a spiked fence into private property

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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:55 pm
Gadge
(@gadge)
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Full debrief later as im shattered but i cannot thank you players enought for making the day so aweosme...




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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:55 pm
Steve.D
(@steve-d)
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Great day, roll on "Churchill's Revenge" 100% :D

Steve.D

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Posted : 22/04/2007 7:57 pm
Mr_Flibble
(@mr_flibble)
Noble Member

Great to hear you guys had a great time.

Looking forward to hearing your stories and seeing some photos.

OZO!! ;)


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Posted : 22/04/2007 8:55 pm
(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

as far as I am concerned it was a great day... totally ruined by the massive amount of cheat calling and cheating by what was expected to be experienced players!!

the amount of abuse flying about regarding cheating and blind firing was insane! from "take your f**g hits you cheating f**s!!" to a guy getting shot not taking it and then shooting at two guys well out of range and telling them they where cheating!!!

as and when another event is organized I would highly recommend a number of marshalls that can and will stamp out any misdemeaners of the rules? as yesterday proved, experienced players can't be trusted to play fair on there own!!

sorry just felt it had to be said!

Justin

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Posted : 23/04/2007 5:02 am
Gliderrider
(@gliderrider)
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An exelent do, Im glad i made it.


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Posted : 23/04/2007 7:50 am
Pete_59
(@pete_59)
Noble Member

as far as I am concerned it was a great day... totally ruined by the massive amount of cheat calling and cheating by what was expected to be experienced players!!

the amount of abuse flying about regarding cheating and blind firing was insane! from "take your fucking hits you cheating fuckers!!" to a guy getting shot not taking it and then shooting at two guys well out of range and telling them they where cheating!!!

as and when another event is organized I would highly recommend a number of marshalls that can and will stamp out any misdemeaners of the rules? as yesterday proved, experienced players can't be trusted to play fair on there own!!

sorry just felt it had to be said!

Justin

I have to say that wasn't my take on the day, I only heard 2 disputes as to whether someone was taking their hits or not, the only small criticism I have was the amount of overkill some players were doing, I got repeatedly shot after calling hit on a few occasions, at least with the ammo limits it wasn



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Posted : 23/04/2007 8:24 am
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Firstly, a huge thank you to all who organised and worked so hard to make this day work. Secondly, thanks to all who participated and made such tremendous efforts with your uniforms.

This was the best airsoft experience I've ever had. Yes, it was not perfect, and tempers got frayed at certain points - sometimes justifiably, sometimes mistakenly.

However, from my personal experience, I would like to thank two individuals who told me that they had hit me - sometimes when you're running away, with full kit clanking around you, you really don't feel it - they were polite, and I took the hits.

I saw the odd occasion of bad sportsmanship, but I shall not be airing that in public - I shall be composing a PM of the great and the (few) bad points and sending to an organiser.


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Posted : 23/04/2007 8:54 am
HeadShot
(@headshot)
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Although there were a couple of times I felt that hits weren't perhaps being taken I simply assumed that the long engagement distances and amount of stuff in the way meant that my shots weren't reaching.

I did have one occassion where I was well into enemy lines, shot someone who didn't know I was there who flinched, went around a corner then shot me back about 20 seconds later, but there may have been a medic present. I was frustratrated, sure, and I was annoyed that I'd got hit and verbalised that (without shouting cheat), but screaming out that someone is cheating is daft.

A quick quiet word with a marshall means they can check out any problems. That's the way to do it.

At one point in the day I was convinced that a bit of blind firing was going on through a tiny hole in a wall so I called a marshall over who check it out and could see the shooter's eyes and confirmed that it was fine, fair enough. In the end a peice of metal shoved over the hole prevented any more firing from there!

Players really should avoid pram/toy ejection tactics wherever possible and remember that it's just a game.

In the morning the Allies were frustrated for 3 hours whilst wave after wave of attacks were unsuccessful. The same happened to the Germans in the afternoon with the added annoyance of being tired, hot, bothered and thirsty, so it's inevitable that some tempers will fray.

I personally didn't witness any major aggression or upset so I think it really must have been just a couple of isolated incidents.



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Posted : 23/04/2007 8:56 am
Kermit
(@kermit)
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Headshot makes a lot of very pertinent points, and i'll add a couple of mine to the list.

I ended up having a word with a couple of players yesterday regarding cheat calling. The first one - as HS points out so well - was simply down to "being tired, hot, bothered and thirsty". Tempers fray, and peoples patience seems to drop a level or two. The second, was that a player (who shall remain nameless!) had a rather unrealistic idea of the range of his gun. I could build a gun that would have hit the person he was shooting at, but it sure wouldn't have been anywhere near site-legal on the FPS front to get to that range ;)

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Posted : 23/04/2007 9:26 am
neillblume
(@neillblume)
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I think all of the above were fair points,Roll on more ww2 events. I want in no way to detract from the sheer amount of attention to detail or effort that went into planning this event. well done chomley yith gadge oldsweat kermit and everyone! Awesome! It was also fun to put faces to forum identities so to speak, for me that was a real highlight.

I had a fantastic day, overall very sportsmanlike and friendly - I think there were some frayed tempers in the afternoon due to tiredness and dehydration (OH YES!), but even then there were some isolated incidents of heroic sportsmanship. I found the morning to be utterly enjoyable, marred by the fact that we officially lost!, most of the buildings i went went into before the big push by the allies (well done btw!) had the flags turned over to the swastika, perhaps timers would have been a better option - To fight well for the whole morning and lose in the last 10 minutes was very demoralising and i think most of us thought WTF???!!!!. :)

Overall I thought the allied command and control was much better than ours and in the afternoon we basically got owned. Their fire and movement was excellent and very well co- ordinated I felt we germans were very disorganised at times - particularly in the afternoon. I shall be taking this up with the higher command!

Personally speaking i felt that the game highlighted my own deficiencies as an NCO, so i shall be brushing up on my tactical thinking! i also managed to live up to my reputation for getting my whole squad killed in the first 10 minutes! Sorry guys, i did warn you.. LOL

To the dutch reistance guys who shot me in the face full auto at the door to the bank from close range - naughty! and to the dutch guy who shot me in the face with the shotgun from very close range drawing copious amounts of blood - bloody good shot sir! but an apology would have been nice, or at least an expression of concern having narrowly missed my eye!. (dont know who you are or this would have ben a PM)

Lastly, Please guys if you have any criticisms do try to make them positive, these guys put in a huge amount of effort, and deserve our respect, and it cant be very rewarding to hear us lot whingeing. No airsoft game is going to be perfect, as much as we want it to be, and as people tire they lose concentration there always will be some incidents that are not really in the spirit of the game, so if you have any issues take them up with yith and co in a pm or if you want to post comments publically lets try to do it bearing in mind that we want to improve the quality of the experience and attract people to the game, not just have a whinge! sorry rant over...

:D



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Posted : 23/04/2007 9:30 am
oddball
(@oddball)
Famed Member

It is just a game and there were 2 incidences of people not knowing they were hit by me then shooting me, but both times a solution was agreed upon. I think due to the thickness of much of the WW2 woollen kit, many shots are not felt by the wearer.
I tend to go for leg and lower body shots if I can which is not a problem with modern thin BDU, I was wearing thin modern BDU trousers and felt every hit in my legs as I am sure many of you that hit me there are pleased to note! :)
On the drive up there in my jeep I wished I had warn thicker trousers belive me.

All in all it was a great day and even if a bit of swearing takes place from time to time it's all forgiven 5 minutes later as it should be!You get this type of thing in all airsoft games it just shows you are into the game and set on completing your objectives.
Until science and engineering develops a perfect solution to this problem (which will probably be banned to us in the UK anyway) airsoft as it stands is the best option we have. Your only others being computer games or paint ball.

If marshals are used in a game we don't want to see yellow jerkins parading around in the videos and photographs it's even off-putting in the game play.

Many thanks to the organisers for making it a very entertaining day!

The Dutch contingent where brilliant and got their accents perfect great acting guys.:

I am glad you dropped the artillery idea from the last event as every time a marshal dropped a flash bang the enemy ran away before it could go off. In reality you would have no warning off a shell hit.

Also a big thank you to all the police I passed on the way home for just smiling and having the decency not to pull me up in the rain to look at my machine gun. Yes I even made a wrong turn and had to drive straight through darkest Manchester

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Posted : 23/04/2007 9:56 am
(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

Well, I don't think I could make my comments as long as the previous ones, but that was one of the best days of gaming I have ever been a part of. Cheers to the organisers, the players, and my fellow Dutch brothers. :P

Good day!

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Posted : 23/04/2007 11:32 am
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