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The real Passo del Giogo

 
(@bedsnherts)
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A very nice chap on the PST! forum sent me a link to a photoshoot his FJ re-enactment unit did at the actual site of Arrow Route

[link]http://www.progetto900.com/img/eventi/passodelgiogo2010/index.html[/link]

Looks a bit like your average airsoft field

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Topic starter Posted : 13/04/2011 7:42 am
 stof
(@stof)
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Looks like we should have staged it in a welsh valley

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Posted : 13/04/2011 7:46 am
Boshman
(@boshman)
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Ah yes but, if you went to Monte Cassino today you would see the same type of thing, green rolling hills etc. But look at the war time pictures of Cassino and it looks like a Barren cratered moonscape with hardly a single tree still standing! The quarry is spot on for it IMO!

“I wanted to come to the Volga at a specific location at a specific city. By chance it carries the name of Stalin himself. So don’t think I marched there for this reason – it could carry another name – but because there is a very important goal... this goal I wanted to take – and you know – we are very modest, we have it already."
Adolf Hitler, November 1942

"Comrades, Red Army men, commanders and political workers, men and women guerrillas! It is on your perseverance, staunchness, fighting skill and readiness to discharge your duty to the country that the defeat of the German-fascist army and the liberation of the Soviet land from the Hitlerite invaders depend! We can and must clear the Soviet land of Hitlerite vermin."
Joseph Stalin, November 1942

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Posted : 13/04/2011 8:08 am
(@bedsnherts)
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Oh yes.

The Hollywood version will always trump the real thing IMHO

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Topic starter Posted : 13/04/2011 9:19 am
Boshman
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These are all original photos from the Gothic line 1944. you can see that it is very rocky in places and once the green grass and trees have been chewed up and spat out by constant bombing and artillery, that the underlying ground is dusty, rocky and chalky. Very similar to our venue! There are actually a few bits of the gaming area which are green and have foliage on them. It is certainly as close as you are ever likely to get with a UK airsoft site!






“I wanted to come to the Volga at a specific location at a specific city. By chance it carries the name of Stalin himself. So don’t think I marched there for this reason – it could carry another name – but because there is a very important goal... this goal I wanted to take – and you know – we are very modest, we have it already."
Adolf Hitler, November 1942

"Comrades, Red Army men, commanders and political workers, men and women guerrillas! It is on your perseverance, staunchness, fighting skill and readiness to discharge your duty to the country that the defeat of the German-fascist army and the liberation of the Soviet land from the Hitlerite invaders depend! We can and must clear the Soviet land of Hitlerite vermin."
Joseph Stalin, November 1942

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Posted : 13/04/2011 9:56 am
MartinR
(@martinr)
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Very nice, I can see I've got to get one of those polka dot scarves.

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 : 13/04/2011 12:38 pm
Hänschen klein
(@hanschen-klein)
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Naaahhh anyone can go to green rolling hills and woods Quarry rough rock stone is a chance in a lifetime to fight in

Defo on the polka dot scarf if you know somewhere cheap post it up everytime I look for one they are 325 :x





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Posted : 13/04/2011 1:32 pm
(@wladek)
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I have enough Ascot scarves to supply the British Side. Hurrah!

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Posted : 13/04/2011 1:37 pm
Boshman
(@boshman)
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Defo on the polka dot scarf if you know somewhere cheap post it up everytime I look for one they are 325 :x

This should do the trick, cotton not silk but the right colour and dot size. you could make 2 or 3 out of the one scarf!

[link]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mens-Classic-Blue-White-Polka-Dot-Mod-Scarf-FreeP-P-/290550899365?pt=Men_s_Accessories_UK&hash=item43a62ee2a5[/link]

“I wanted to come to the Volga at a specific location at a specific city. By chance it carries the name of Stalin himself. So don’t think I marched there for this reason – it could carry another name – but because there is a very important goal... this goal I wanted to take – and you know – we are very modest, we have it already."
Adolf Hitler, November 1942

"Comrades, Red Army men, commanders and political workers, men and women guerrillas! It is on your perseverance, staunchness, fighting skill and readiness to discharge your duty to the country that the defeat of the German-fascist army and the liberation of the Soviet land from the Hitlerite invaders depend! We can and must clear the Soviet land of Hitlerite vermin."
Joseph Stalin, November 1942

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Posted : 13/04/2011 1:47 pm
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