The Battle of Stavelot December 1944: 70th anniversary game
Sunday December 14th 2014.70th Anniversary of the Ardennes Offensive, 'Battle of the Bulge' at Close Action airsoft, Grafton underwood Near Kettering Northants.
This is an exciting opportunity to re fight this action 70 years later. Close Action is on a ww2 USAAF air base, a heavily wooded site with ruins and features.
for directions see http://www.close-action.co.uk . This is our 10th year of organising airsoft games and hope you can come along for our WW2 event.
Elements of Kampfgruppe Peiper having been held up at Lanzerath are heading towards the Bridge at Stavelot over the Ambleve River.
The Mixed US forces are desperately trying to hold up this attack in the hope that the weather clears and air support can be deployed.
Players can opt for the following units:
German: 1st and 12th SS Pz Division Grenadier regts. 227th Volksgrenadier regt and 9th Falshirmjager regt.
United States: 526th Armored Infantry Battalion.
This will be a mil sim type event with ammo limits to 600 rounds per man with AEG's, 200 for snipers and 3000 for support weapons.
Re plen will be available from the designated support area.
FPS limits are 370fps for AEG's, 500 for bolt action rifles and 400 for support guns. (BAR, MG42 etc)
The site will be open from 0730 hrs and play starts at 0930 following briefing. The game ends at 1600hrs with no lunch break.
The cost for the game is Â£21 and is required prior to arriving at the event. Please go to this link and pay via paypal adding a note to say its for ww2 game and what unit you wish to operate with.
This is a WW2 event so we expect players to make an effort with kit and weapons. Insignia is not as important but please try to be as near as possible with the kit.
Please post here if any questions.
please post here if you are coming. Indicate what unit you wish to join.
Unit commanders will be appointed on the day.
Further details of the game plan will be posted nearer the time and will depend on numbers.
Certainly up for this one, but I have a family commitment that weekend so I may or may not be able to come. I'll know nearer the time but it depends on my brothers work schedule.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.
IHer Seidler is trying to muster a small ss zug for the occasion. I shall probably spend most of the day screaming in agony or dead. Someone has to
Will there be grenades etc available to buy on the day?
Pyro and ammo available on the day.
I am really hoping we can make a good turnout of this and then we will hold further ww2 events.
As bookings come in I will update the attending units here.
Put me down as a maybe,work depending
Myself and my usual gang (between 5 and 10)would like to come. We could do either ss or fj. I will try and get some definite numbers and then book in.
Hi, this will be my 1st event in a ww2 airsoft! defo up for it. il do 1st SS. See you all in Stavelot
Have booked in on the US side, Can't wait
I might be interested. Have to check, if my home front will approve. Do you have some kind of list that shows people already signed up - like other event organisers do?
Trying to rustle up a squad of our 34th lot, will let you know how many we can get together
It looks like 5 of us so far
I take it you need payment as soon as possible?