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 Yith
(@yith)
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A great weekend. Saturday was pretty good. But the event really shone on Sunday. The land we were fighting over was much more interesting and the rain added a load to the atmosphere. A shame some people had to drop out and miss it!

All seemed to play well from my point of view and it was wonderful that my Garand managed to last more than the first 5 minutes of a WWII event. It's failed me every time before, but this time it worked all day and using the 20x 12 rnd shotty mags all weekend worked brilliantly!

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Posted : 04/10/2010 11:05 am




MartinR
(@martinr)
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Got my woolens hanging over the bath still dripping even now.

I am also scratching my head over how to get my woollen uniform dry, all the canvas/cotton stuff dried pretty quickly. My Dad said his used to take days to dry out.

Anyway, it looked like a good drying day today so I stuck them all on the washing line, just hope the weight hasn't pulled the pole out of the ground!

Cheers
Martin

"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.

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Posted : 04/10/2010 2:23 pm




Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
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Yes Martin, hang it on the line for a couple of days - it should dry out nicely. Half of my gear has dried out already. Resist the urge to wash it; just brush off any mud, etc. After a few outings it will start to look nicely worn in. :good:


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Posted : 04/10/2010 3:05 pm




macscrooge
(@macscrooge)
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Kit now all dry and put away. I'll wait until the weekend before tackling all the mud and pine needles in the camper van. I just hope Herself doesn't carry out an inspection before then.



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Topic starter Posted : 04/10/2010 4:55 pm




Gary Barton
(@gary-barton)
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:good: :happyclap: :happydance: :happyswing: 8) :D :happyswing: :lol: cheers to all the CIA


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Posted : 04/10/2010 5:02 pm




(@seidler)
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Excellent event as per usual CIA standards.....particularly loved the second day - how the organisers got it to rain throughout the day beats me...

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Posted : 04/10/2010 7:14 pm




Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
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Funny isn't it - the rain certainly added to the day, adding an element of realism and another challenge to overcome. Thankfully it wasn't muddy underfoot. Quite how they lived through that week after week without hot showers, dry & clean clothes, hot tasty meals, comfy beds and with your life constantly at risk beats me. I'd have surrendered on the first day!

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Posted : 04/10/2010 7:59 pm




Fandanglos
(@fandanglos)
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As always, a big thank you to the organizers. The effort you put in is most appreciated.

First day full of ups and downs but over all great. Really wish I'd brought the MP40 as most of the time, with the 500fps K98 I had to back off the trigger. Bit frustrating.

Brilliant social - 27th had me in stitches, thanks guys.

Second day was a real f**ker - had to question on several occasions, why on earth I was continuing to run about like an idiot, soaking wet through and being shot at. (I'd do it again though) :) As a veteran of Churchill's revenge - It was not as long in the rain but I certainly got wetter!

Thanks to all players. Athough enemies, I think all us children played very well together. :good:

Carl



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Posted : 04/10/2010 8:14 pm




(@pvtjohnny)
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Funny isn't it - the rain certainly added to the day, adding an element of realism and another challenge to overcome. Thankfully it wasn't muddy underfoot. Quite how they lived through that week after week without hot showers, dry & clean clothes, hot tasty meals, comfy beds and with your life constantly at risk beats me. I'd have surrendered on the first day!

Definately! As we were playing in temperatures still (just) in double figures, knock off 10 - 15 degrees and to have to live in it as they did defies belief! Add to it digging in every stop, trooping back and forth between points on cold k rations if luck and u begin to develop a healthy respect for that generation! I'll stick to airsoft! As real as I want it. Oh, and thanks for the tommy chomley!

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Posted : 04/10/2010 8:30 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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Another good un thanks to the CiA crew. Good to meet some more new faces and some old ones I haven't seen in quite a while.
Saturday was a good game, not brilliant but good. It started off well enough and holding the bunker was excellent for us Germans. I've never gotten so close to running out of ammo with a bolt action before though! The game slowed down a bit after that and seemed to lose its way for a while as neither side could make much headway. Four of use did manage to get around behind the yanks and get pretty close to the bunker from the rear which I think gave the them a fright. Unfortunately we did't have the magic number of 5 to enable us to take a CP as Del got hit as we made our break so all our efforts were in vain. As Craig has said I ended up hiding in some rocks 'sniping' (can you really call it that with a pistol?) at some lazy yanks, waiting to make a last stand that never came!

I can echo everyone elses comments about the Sunday. I had a fantastic game that day and the weather really added to it. I was knackered and drenched but loved every minute. In fact I wish I'd got a pic in my kit then for my profile. :( Hats off to the Yanks for making to the top in double time and making not 1 but 2 glorious charges against impenetrable defences. Who do you think you are? Russians? :giggle:

Once again the usual thanks to the CiA bods for all their efforts and the Cerberus crew for having us. A special thanks to Carl, Charles and the Cerberus lad (don't know his name) who got Pete and I back on the road again. I can't tell you how releaved we were when that engine finally started! We owe you all a beer for sure. :good:

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Posted : 05/10/2010 6:04 pm




Snyper
(@snyper)
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There's not really much I can say that hasn't already been said. It was a real change of pace after Jedburgh, and a welcome one to be honest - can't remember the last time I actually had a good blat :)

Getting there was a bit of a mission(I think every road was pretty much at a standstill in and around London) so I hope the next few events teased on the Saturday night are going to be a bit closer to home.

Saturday was good, bit of an open day feeling about it but I'd take that as an excuse to get back into the swing of things. Highlights were lighting up about 6 Americans over the course of 45 minutes while staying in the same place - guess Pete was right, stay still and they'll never see you! Also taking the bunker at the end of the day was pretty funny, the lone guardsman was as suprised to see us as I think we were to see him.

Sunday was a bit harder and the rain made everything that bit more difficult, but still enjoyable (in a "I was there, I beat the weather" kind of way). Hats off to the Yanks for running up that hill twice and charging over the field twice - I don't envy you.

Overall, I'd say it was a pretty decent weekend - rock on the next one!

PS - anyone still got soaking wet kit, or is it just me?


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Posted : 05/10/2010 10:09 pm




(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

looks like we missed a good event!
not sure if you knew that a lot of us (Dog Co)are working on films in spain and serbia so couldnt make it, was right up our street too, i did see a slightly unpleasantly written post from chommers about us not coming a while back but it seems to have been erased now?
will try and make one of your games in the new year.
all the best
Doc Mac

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Posted : 06/10/2010 10:59 am




Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
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:shock: Hmmm, I don't think you could characterise my posting as unpleasant nor has anything been deleted. I did just point out that the only event specifically built around US Airborne was spectacularly subscribed by US Airborne players, of which Dog Co has 13 or more and there must be 50 - 100 others out there! No matter, of the three Comrades in Arms planned for 2011 none are focussing on 101st or 82nd but I'm sure other games will accommodate.

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Posted : 06/10/2010 11:14 am




(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

ok chommers, it just came accross as an attack at the "jump suit Impresionists" we as a group have allways played as airborne, as this is our main interest, we dont just change costume like a lot of players as that is ours and thier choices, it doesnt offend me in the slightest old boy,
here was the post after one of our guys said we unfortunately couldnt make it i believe, and wished you luck.
Chomley-warner:

Yes, the event will be going ahead even without the 15 or 16 members of Dog Co.

The sadness is though that this was the first opportunity for US airborne 'elite' to show their metal with an accurate scenario based around them. It also had a nice twist of airborne fighting airborne troops.
Ah well, perhaps this reveals the waning of the popularity of the jump-suited impressions and the rise of more representative impressions based on real life rather than popular entertainment.

Lesson learned, plenty to go at for the 'ordinary' soldier for next year's CiA events!

with regards
Doug

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Posted : 06/10/2010 1:00 pm




Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
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There you go then, the event did go ahead without a single member of Dog Co and the lack of non-Dog Co player's interest does show airborne types are vanishing. We had a load of FJ and it would have been nice for them to face up to their counterparts, as they did back then. Given that organising an event around US airborne nearly scuppered the event we won't be doing it again and next year's events will include an early war scenario and a Stalingrad scenario (with an event in-between being of the "Jedborough" style we held this year).

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Posted : 06/10/2010 1:11 pm




(@anonymous)
Illustrious Member

sounds good, was just trying to let you know that we will allways be very dedicated to our group and yes many others come and go, I would have very much enjoyed that game, but unfortunately, a lot of us are away in other countries, but i will keep an eye out on here for any future games we can attaend
good luck

Doug

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Posted : 06/10/2010 1:16 pm




Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
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:good:

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Posted : 06/10/2010 1:21 pm




MartinR
(@martinr)
Famed Member

next year's events will include an early war scenario

I guess that means I'll have to buy some jackboots. :)

Cheers
Martin

"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.

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Posted : 06/10/2010 3:02 pm




(@bedsnherts)
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a Stalingrad scenario

:happydance:

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Posted : 06/10/2010 3:41 pm




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