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What this weekend taught me....

 
Kermit
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I got thinking on the way back down the M1 that this weekend has been one hell of a learning experience. It's taught me a few things, thats for sure..

1: I carry far too much crap around during the day
2: I need to lose a few pounds. Okay, couple of stone
3: It's not what ya got, it's how you use it
4: Wool is fantastic for damp cold british winters
5: MG42's are a bitch to carry
6: You dont realise just how much you use radio's until you're not allowed to use them

But most of all this:

Its the people that make Airsoft what it is, not the kit, not the site. :D

What have you guys learnt then?

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Topic starter Posted : 19/12/2006 9:26 am
Old Un
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Ah how I agree with you

I carry far too much crap around during the day - learnt that the hard way a while back , have a very frugal policy these days , if it doesn't get used during the day it doesn't go out again .
I need to lose a few pounds. Okay, couple of stone - I have a few spare if you need some more !

Wool is fantastic for damp cold british winters
- yep ran round all day dressed in M36s and a Tshirt, warm as toast !
MG42's are a bitch to carry - would love to have one to carry or possible mount on a vehicle . Yours was very effective and sounded great !
You dont realise just how much you use radio's until you're not allowed to use them - they are useful , but shouting orders adds to a battle . My complaint with a lot of airsofting is that it's too quiet esp for WWII , people should shout & scream in battle ! Watch any film , wounded men scream and scream not just mumble hit and sit down ! Stops you getting shot again as well .

Its the people that make Airsoft what it is, not the kit, not the site
Yep totally agree , the calibre of players at the weekend was exceptionally high and thats why it worked so well .

I think I learnt again that not everyone wants to get involved with the RPG aspects of airsoft, there were some who thought the amount of role playing we were hoping for was getting in the way of the airsofting . Whilst I can respect where people are coming from , I had hoped that people would all jump in to give it more of a period feel than just a skirmish in period kit . TBH a large number did get into the zone with this sometime hilariously ( Gucci's Chinese/ German accent over the Arty Net ) but can appreciate it just irritated others. Not sure how we will resolve this one ?, as a team we are keen on making things as authentic as possible , hence the "parade" for the Germans at the start , and the sandbags for the yanks to fill .

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Posted : 19/12/2006 9:52 am
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I am very much up for the RPG aspects of it all - in fact if we do a weekender I cant imagine it not being pretty RPG heavy. Personally I was struggling with being competitive with the airsofting on Sunday anyway - I didnt realise the terrain was so dense there - I found using the Kar98 very difficult as I was just getting owned by all the fully automatic weapons at the ranges we were engaging at. I did try shouting as much German as possible but most people were being pretty quiet so I felt foolish being too vocal. Plenty of "Achtung find-lisch-eh in-fan-ter-ie!" and "Yankee bastards" though :)

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Posted : 19/12/2006 10:07 am
Panther
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Totally agree with the pleasure of having not much kit.
Jacket, Trousers, Hat and Gun.
A bag of BBs in one pouch and a couple of spare mags in the other.

Airsoft bliss - the only bit of modern kit I really missed was the knee pads

Apart form that though - I really liked fighting light.

-- Ed --

-- Panther --


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Posted : 20/12/2006 7:00 pm
Gadge
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Where your knee pads *under* your trousers.

Its what i do for my UK infantry modern loadout as UK troops do this for real as you get a massive bollocking if you wore knee pads on ex/ops until *very* recently for some units.

With baggy enough trousers, you just cant tell the are there, most 40s unifomrs are big in the legs.,




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Posted : 20/12/2006 7:03 pm
Panther
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Where your knee pads *under* your trousers.

Yeah - good idea - I'd certainly do that if we were to play in an urban setting.

-- Panther --


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Posted : 20/12/2006 7:07 pm
Kermit
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The wonder of Fallschirmjager trousers - they're designed to have the knee pads underneath 'em - and they even give you a handy little poppered access slot either side of the trousers to get the knee pads on and off :)

Right, i better back to finding where I put that bloody PO8 and holster :x

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Topic starter Posted : 20/12/2006 7:36 pm
(@anonymous)
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5: MG42's are a bitch to carry

wuss :D wait untill you have the real bits on there, mine is nearly double the weight now

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Posted : 20/12/2006 8:28 pm
Kermit
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I took the real bits off for this event. I took one look at the pics of the terrain and thought "bugger this, i dont need to haul around another 4 Kilo's" lol

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When we were an Empire it was run by an Empress
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