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Grafton Park Special Training Centre

Welcome to Comrades in Arms training weekend "Grafton Park Special Training Centre". This event will run from noon Saturday 2nd to noon Sunday 3rd March at Close Action's large Grafton Park site near Kettering, Northamptonshire - nice and central for the convenience of travelling players. This will allow us to get some quality training under our belts as well plenty of time to put what we have learned into practice in battle simulations and exercises plus have the benefit of unrushed travelling to site on Saturday morning and from site Sunday afternoon.

The will be as exciting and challenging as a normal day event, but with the opportunity to learn more about the tactics and techniques of infantry warfare. Training weekends offer a relaxed and stress-free way to explore new ideas, build on old skills, try out new kit and build a team spirit. If you haven't got stuck in before or perhaps felt on the periphery of WW2 airsoft games then here is the chance to get to know your comrades and them get to know you too. We will be having a convivial social on Saturday evening to relax and unwind, always a pleasure to get away from work and family once in a while! An early evening exercise is planned so that is something new and different to the norm.

This event is a WW2 Airsoft community event. That is to say it is organised by a small group of players who have given up their time to make something happen. The key component is you, the WW2 airsoft player. Your contribution both in sharing the costs and giving up your own time is contributing to the experience of your fellow players. You are not paying to be entertained for a weekend and you don't have a right to play as you please (off-piste, cheating, win-at-all-costs etc). There are no marshals, there is no need, no one wants to let their fellow players down and we are responsible for not just ourselves but others too.

Comrades in Arms events are not airsoft skirmishes, quite the opposite. Within the bounds of a fun and safe weekend they are concerned with getting into the mindset of a WW2 soldier - getting frustrated, disillusioned, exhilarated and elated in equal measure. Winning or losing each have a fascination, each brings its own slant to the experience. Following orders and objectives, keeping alive, looking after your comrades are very much to the fore. It is the experience to remember that we are looking for - something to look back on and say, "wow, that was amazing". It's a shared experience and it only happens if we are all working together - welcome to Comrades in Arms.

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This is the official booking thread. As with all Comrades in Arms events, once you have booked and paid your name will appear on the list.

Before you book some final words about the event.
1. This is a CiA WW2 enactment event. We are looking to achieve a feel for what it was like to be a soldier in WW2. To do this we use a mixture of re-enactment, airsoft and role playing and encourage people who come to our events to embrace the same mindset. Most of all it is about having fun.
2. The site is large, 200 acres. Also the event will run in a weekend (12pm Saturday - 12pm Sunday) format.
3. Players are welcome to camp and attend the CiA social on the Saturday evening.
4. For this event we are trying to be as inclusive as possible so have purposefully kept the kit restrictions very loose. Any WW2 kit will be allowed, including period civilian and partisan clothing.
5. Comrades in Arms has a minimum player age of 18 (at game date).
6. You do not need to be a member of Comrades in Arms to attend this event, it is open to all.
7. If you don't have the kit or weaponry to attend this event, simply ask if you can borrow some kit of a friendly fellow-player by asking in the Grafton Park STC forum area.

Payment is £35 in full and can be paid in two ways:

- Paypal to info(at)comrades-in-arms(dot)co(dot)uk
- Cheque payable to 'Comrades in Arms'. Please PM HeadShot for details.

Include your full name, forum name, and chosen uniform in all payment communications.

Places are not limited.

Game fees are non-refundable, however the place is transferable. If you are unable to attend then you may make your own arrangements to swap with another player, you can use the forum for this purpose.

Booked Attendees:

1. Charlie Bennett - Universal Gunner
2. Andy Kneale - Steiner
3. Martin Rapier - Martin R
4. Craig Armistead - Wladek
5. Dean Armistead - Lipton
6. Marsha Lorde - Marsha
7. Richard Vaughan - Lardassmonkey
8. Tim England - prideofengland
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Posted : 08/01/2013 10:47 pm
Steiner
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Payment sent! 8)


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Posted : 13/01/2013 11:28 am
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Payment sent.

Cheers
Martin

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Posted : 14/01/2013 9:41 am
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List updated.



 
Posted : 14/01/2013 9:51 am
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Planning on coming, Ive been really looking forward to a training day, just waiting for funding to book :good:

 
Posted : 20/01/2013 3:07 pm
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yup, confirmed. Have to wait until after Flying Lead to send you the pennies (still got stuff to buy for it) but me and Dean are deffo coming. :happydance:

 
Posted : 28/01/2013 2:27 pm
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Wizzo chaps. :good:

 
Posted : 28/01/2013 2:31 pm
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yup, confirmed. Have to wait until after Flying Lead to send you the pennies (still got stuff to buy for it) but me and Dean are deffo coming. :happydance:

Yay. I know what you mean about FL, I've spent a bit on it myself!



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Posted : 28/01/2013 2:34 pm
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yup, confirmed. Have to wait until after Flying Lead to send you the pennies (still got stuff to buy for it) but me and Dean are deffo coming. :happydance:

Yay. I know what you mean about FL, I've spent a bit on it myself!

Still finding a way to feed ya'll that does not leave me bankrupt/stooped like a 60yr old at the end of the weekend. :slap: :giggle:

 
Posted : 28/01/2013 2:38 pm
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yup, confirmed. Have to wait until after Flying Lead to send you the pennies (still got stuff to buy for it) but me and Dean are deffo coming. :happydance:

Yay. I know what you mean about FL, I've spent a bit on it myself!

Still finding a way to feed ya'll that does not leave me bankrupt/stooped like a 60yr old at the end of the weekend. :slap: :giggle:

Ask people to pay for the food!

I've spent about £10 on FL. It's not high on my list of financial priorities.



 
Posted : 28/01/2013 2:41 pm
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I'll be coming too just have to wait after FL

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Posted : 28/01/2013 3:21 pm
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:happydance:



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Posted : 28/01/2013 3:22 pm
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Come on then folks, who's up for this?

We reckon ten will be a good number for us to make this work well. 20 might be a bit of a nightmare TBH! :giggle:



 
Posted : 05/02/2013 11:19 am
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deffo, just got to recover from Lead, but will be there - you have my scouts promise ;).

 
Posted : 05/02/2013 11:23 am
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pennies sent. :good:

 
Posted : 07/02/2013 12:50 pm
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That's fine.



 
Posted : 08/02/2013 10:10 am
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Payment finally sent.
sorry for the delay, I'm having to keep a close eye on my wallet as of late.





 
Posted : 19/02/2013 6:19 pm
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:good:

Excellent, Mole and Marsha are just waiting to pay too.



 
Posted : 19/02/2013 9:34 pm
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Sorry for delay with payment, I will be paying on the 26th, Dog care all arranged for weekend so all systems go :good:

Sorry again for delay :oops:

 
Posted : 24/02/2013 12:43 pm
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pay pal sent





 
Posted : 24/02/2013 8:41 pm
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