Some pics. Flickr seems to have changed the way you grab the image links and I really can't be arsed to do it for every single picture, so here is a url. Bit of a random collection.
So, that is the next job, get all my photos of Flickr. Marvellous.
"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.
Sorry you couldn't make it Pete, we really did have an excellent time.
The weather was suitably changeable for a Normandy Summer but we proved once again that wool stays warm and even dried quite quickly once the rain stopped.
I had to make my excuses and leave after the afternoon session due to home personal reasons but it was still one of the best WW2 events I have done.
Thanks to Craig and Dean for the organisation. It may be preaching to the converted but the rifle concept and the thoughtful game features you bring to events are worth pursuing.
My highlights were Craig ordering me to attack Martin as they were closing on the MG position again. My rifle deciding not to work at this moment and seeing Martin struggling with his prompted me to charge and get shot from his repaired rifle. I was then taken prisoner by a very kindly Dean as the German officer. He not only had set up his CP in a squash court but offered my chocolate as well. Craig as my CO then arrived having been captured and apologised for ordering me to attack in the first place!
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
Glad to hear it all went well. I'm now even more gutted that I was stuck at work.
Don't worry Pete, your rifle loan wasn't wasted. I got lots of hits with it, most pleasingly hitting Ranj five times....thrice in the first assault!
I think poor Ranj got a bit of a pasting in the first assault but thats what you get for being French. Probably explains why he tried to bayonet me after I surrendered though.
Garlic-breath Ranj bayoneted me after I was shot on the first assault and did so again later in the game, with gusto. There, told on you and the evidence is stacking up...
I didn't bayonet anyone..... Excpet maybe Chomley when he was lying wounded started undoing my gaiters................
I was mortally wounded from the Frog's stabbing but in my last dying moments I thought I could wreak revenge by tying your gaiter laces together. Well, it was MY foxhole you were standing in.
I am hearing of a lot of bayonetting of the wounded here, I am surprised and relieved I did not have to deal with a formal letter of complaint form Officer German, that would have been most awkward.
I am hearing of a lot of bayonetting of the wounded here, I am surprised and relieved I did not have to deal with a formal letter of complaint form Officer German
He was probably bayoneted, Or the messenger was.
Kitwhore files: S&S Lee Enfield No. 4, AGM Sten Mk. II, Tanaka Kar 98k, WE Luger P08
Wishlist: AGM Stg44, possible LE No. 4 gas project
Bayonet? Les Boches? Pfft. (Hmm no emoticon for "gallic shrug")
Had a cracking day both days despite being cold and wet for a while (left the wool shirt in the tent, once that was on I was toasty (ish). The gameplay was awesome and everyone played to spirit of the game, though I think we might have been a bit overzealous in patrolling the lane in the dark, making it a bit too hard to at least get in to the village where there was some cover.
I did seem to be a complete bullet magnet for most of the event, (even getting the seemingly obligatory friendly fire from Rich ) and I didn't actually manage to shoot anyone until late on Sunday, but that doesn't matter. It's a war, someone has to be shot. And yes, the German's all do seem to be very good shots, I think some of us allies might have to be a bit more fastidious about our rifles or we might lose this war....
Roll on the Free French series then Craig?
Yes excellent fun, thanks to Craig and Dean for all their efforts.
The germans were indeed crack shots, I remember facing off against Martin who was in the box fort thinking "he couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" then having to sway out of the way as a bb whistled past my ear.
I must apologise to Headshot for what must have looked like the gayest death animation ever after he shot me in the finger. I spent 2 minutes spinning around to see if there were any nettles to have stung me, then figured out I must have been shot and wandered around a bit more to find somewhere dry to fall on before settling on some nice comfy tyres to lie down on.
I though I'd missed you. Kudos for taking that hit!