Sooooooooooooooooo how was it
Many thanks to Gavin who drove his Landy around the place for two days, lugging kit and troops.
Thank you Steiner. I hope I made a difference to the game and peoples feet! I drove just over 80 miles in and around the site would you believe!
I know this is a feedback thread but I would personally like to thank CiA for inviting me down, Old'un for the loan of the kit and a special thank you to Che for getting his accidentally lit grenade out the van before it exploded (someone a bit later wasn't so skilled!).
Doh! I didn't even know you were on the forum Gav!
Yes, it wouldn't have been the same event without you. I'll always remember our drive-by shooting as we dashed with the crate of gold, me straffing Barry through a gap in the bullet-proof passenger window
80 miles - that's crazy, I think then our foot patrols must have done around a quarter of that!
Heh, and you got to have a blat too, which is nice.
Was good to have you there Gav - I'll chuck a jerry belt that'll fit you in the kitbag next time!. Cheers for putting up with my occasional "fook the drivin' - I want to shoot someone" moments as well.....
When we were a Kingdom it was run by a King
When we were an Empire it was run by an Empress
Now we're a country we're run by a..........
When I was captured Saturday night my plaintive calls for help met with repeated pistol butting and savage buggering by my captor Boris the Bastard. Loved it, so carried on shouting . Help came too soon
And so did Boris......
Regarding the raving, I did genuinely go to check on the cars. I thought that I'd hear a few car alarms in the night but it was just the bleeps and bloops of the music. A couple of times I was just going to chuck it in and suggest to Kerstin that we join in the rave, but I was so incredibly tired it was pointless.
The game and site was awesome, very well written by Guy, we didn't really have to tweak it much at all throughout the weekend. The weather was brilliant and the comradery and gameplay excellent. I'm going to have a crack at writing the Husky game so I've got a lot to live up to.
I'll post the pics up that Kerstin and I took. Hope you like them!
Okay, so it took me a while to notice the box! It was green! The woods are green!
Another excellent CiA game, well done to all the organisers and, as usual, to all the players for looking the business and playing.
I especially enjoyed sneaking the long way round the river valley to attempt to outflank the Germans, did it once with Steve on Saturday (we got all the way round and managed to harass the Germans from the other direction for a while) and again with Rhys, who was on a dodgy anlkle, on Sunday (gave Steiner a surprise and bang killed Che, which was satisfying as I was one of his many bang kills the day before) but then I was a bit pinned in the woods by the river and it was the long march (uphill ) to the regen!
The other highlight was letting off the first Katushya salvo and watching all the Germans (who looked totally authentic ptrolling down the valley) bolt for cover. Excellent fun!
By Saturday night I didn't think I'd be fit for anything come Sunday, but once the sun was up, I'd had a hot brekkie (thanks Ben - veggie bangers and beans was way better than the porridge I had planned) and climbed up a hill or two I was (to my surprise) feeling pretty energetic, and was a bit disappointed when end ex blew on Sunday. Feeling it now though. Apologies to Anne & Craig, who I dragged across the valley, only to be beaten by the siren!
was a pleasure Ranj it was suprising just how energetic I felt after brekkie on sunday
.......oh....a funny like no other which caused me to collapse laughing....Pete trundling up the track. chinnstrapped...... while i protected the flank....... only for his trousers to fall down!!!.....in 14 months of airsoft i have'nt laughed that hard....
All I can say is I'm glad no one had a camera, or at least I hope they didn't
As to the weekend, it was everything I've come to expect from a CiA game and more, big thanks to the organisers and to the IED crew.
Mixed feelings about the weather, it's always nice to be dry but did it have to be quite so hot
It was a shame that I missed the evening game but heat and terrain had taken it's toll so it was best that I sat it out.
Overall an excellent weekend spent with a great bunch of guys  and gals [/edit]