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Crete – Height 107 Historic Specific Event 2023

 

daviz1987
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Crete – Height 107

Historic Specific Event

 

Date:

2023 TBC

 

Location:

TBC

 

Story:

At 08:00 on 20 May 1941, German paratroopers, jumping out of dozens of Junkers JU 52 aircraft, landed near Maleme Airfield and the town of Chania. The 21st, 22nd and 23rd New Zealand battalions held Maleme Airfield and the vicinity. The Germans suffered many casualties in the first hours of the invasion: a company of III Battalion, 1st Assault Regiment lost 112 killed out of 126 men, and 400 of 600 men in III Battalion were killed on the first day. Most of the parachutists were engaged by New Zealanders defending the airfield and by Greek forces near Chania. Many gliders following the paratroops were hit by mortar fire seconds after landing, and the New Zealand and Greek defenders almost annihilated the glider troops who landed safely.

 

Some paratroopers and gliders missed their objectives near both airfields and set up defensive positions to the west of Maleme Airfield and in "Prison Valley" near Chania. Both forces were contained and failed to take the airfields, but the defenders had to deploy to face them. Towards the evening of 20 May, the Germans slowly pushed the New Zealanders back from Hill 107, which overlooked the airfield. Greek police and cadets took part, with the 1st Greek Regiment (Provisional) combining with armed civilians to rout a detachment of German paratroopers dropped at Kastelli. The 8th Greek Regiment and elements of the Cretan forces severely hampered movement by the 95th Reconnaissance Battalion on Kolimbari and Paleochora, where Allied reinforcements from North Africa could be landed.

 

Objectives:

  • ADVANCE – The Falschirmjager’s Gruppe West (Comet) must secure the high ground at Maleme in order to establish dominance over the town.
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  • DELAY – The New Zealanders with Cretan Resistance must prevent the Germans from capturing the high ground!
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Bookings & Cost

Bookings:

This will be a Historic Specific event, much like STALINGRAD. Germany will consist of FJ Units only and the Commonwealth forces will consist of tropical uniform. (See Below for more info).

Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

To book on please head to the Bookings page on our website;
www.frontlineevent.co.uk.

  • Full Weekend Event, 60-80 spaces - £90. £30 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
  • Saturday or Sunday - £45 per day. £30 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
  • Limited Sniper Roles (4 slots per side) (Please email to confirm space as a sniper).

 

Rental Kits:

N/A

 

Included in Cost:

  • Site hire
  • Camp Site
  • Insurance
  • In Game meals provided
  • Social in the evening

 

Ration Cards:
Ration cards are available allowing you to eat in the scoff tent.

  • Ration Card 1/4 (Saturday Breakfast or evening meal) - £4.99
  • Ration Card 1/2 (Saturday Breakfast and Dinner) - £9.99
  • Ration Card 1 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday Breakfast and dinner) - £14.99

 

Loadouts;

Germany: M38 Helmets with or without cover, Jump Smocks in green, grey or Splinter (no Sumpftarn), P08 Luger, Walther P38, Walther PPK, Mauser C96, MP18, MP28, MP38, Beretta 1938, MG34, MG39/41 (MG42), Anti-Tank Rifle, Walther G41, Kar98K, Panzerfaust, Flammenwerfer (water), Mortar and captured British Weapons.

 

British Empire: Brodie Helmets with or without cover, tropical uniform, Webley Pistols, Colt 1911, Thompson M1A1, Thompson 1928, SMLE or No4, Bren Gun, Piat, Bazooka, Anti Tank Rifle, Browning .30 cal, M1918 BAR, Vickers Gun, Mortar, and captured German weapons.

 

Cretan Resistance: All of the above dressed in period correct civilian clothing.

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Hänschen klein
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Brilliant can`t wait for details reminds me of the game I helped put on 9 Years ago!!

 

https://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/community/the-battle-for-crete-11th-may-2013/the-old-how-was-it-for-you-and-pics-thread/

 






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daviz1987
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@hanschen-klein It'll be a gooden. Iv just bought my first FJ piece. The helmet.

Also the list of kit never ends. haha

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MartinR
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I can't believe the last Crete game was nine years ago. I enjoyed mowing down the GJ with my Bren in that one, so this time it will be time to break out the FJ kit (assuming the moths haven't eaten it!). 

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daviz1987
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@martinr 😋 9 years is a long time.

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daviz1987
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First bit of kit is ready!

20220602 094727
20220602 094810
20220602 094836

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