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Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
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I didnt prime the BFG

Meh, shouting 'BANG' followed by 'Attack, attack, attack' did the job well enough!

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Posted : 29/09/2008 12:10 pm
(@scaleyback)
Famed Member

going to put the pics up later today , i will try and get mean-dogs pics too but he is totally pc illiterate .

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Posted : 29/09/2008 12:14 pm
 Yith
(@yith)
Illustrious Member

Perhaps the chap with barret could have been lent a gun? Heck even an AK would have been better.

It just seems a shame to go back to having so much non-period stuff in evidence when we've come so far in the last two years and we even have some wonderful period vehicles in evidence on the same day!

At times it felt like the first ww2 event I went to at Close Action where half the guys were in DPM... :(

Admittedly most of the time it didn't and the attention to detail displayed was usually superb... but just one sight of something obviously out of place drops the feeling of immersion for quite a while.

The main issue I had though was that I so often seemed to be shooting people with black webbing and balaclavas on rather than the superb period german loadouts I usually get to shoot at! ;)

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Posted : 29/09/2008 12:21 pm
McVickers
(@mcvickers)
Famed Member

I didn't mind seeing the Barret, doesn't take much to envisage it as a captured Boys AT rifle :)

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Topic starter Posted : 29/09/2008 12:41 pm
lipton
(@lipton)
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I didn't mind seeing the Barret, doesn't take much to envisage it as a captured Boys AT rifle :)

Yeh same for me.





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Posted : 29/09/2008 12:55 pm
(@scaleyback)
Famed Member

the dpm wasnt a problem so much for me as the teflon flecktarn, i dont want to go down this road though , even a marshall was left open mouthed by it. enough said. it didnt spoil the game .

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Posted : 29/09/2008 12:59 pm
HeadShot
(@headshot)
Illustrious Member

Did the church made out of a bit of tarp and a three-foot-high cross bother you at all Rich?

It was a fun day, one just had to ignore certain modern elements.



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Posted : 29/09/2008 1:24 pm
 Yith
(@yith)
Illustrious Member

I didn't see it ;)

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Posted : 29/09/2008 1:29 pm
webby
(@webby)
Famed Member

Yeah he would have had to have got somewhere near falaise for that HS! hehe ;)

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Posted : 29/09/2008 1:34 pm
(@scaleyback)
Famed Member

i saw it from the back of a truck ,stuck in the mud

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Posted : 29/09/2008 1:41 pm
 Yith
(@yith)
Illustrious Member

I was going after an 88, not a church... didn't even need to worry about it, so didn't look for it.

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Posted : 29/09/2008 1:42 pm
(@woodlander)
Estimable Member

A good event with some great play. I enjoyed the day immensely, hands off to Webby and Dave for sorting it all out.

First the good points:

1) Vehicles... superb! Great to get to ride in the Jeeps and trucks. I noted that the jeep I travelled in had a plate saying it was made in 1943... :)

2) atmosphere, great work from Dave with the Pyro being chucked around... always good for sound effects.. :)

3) Tommies... out guys really gelled together and worked superbly as a team. Nice one guys.

Bad points
1) DPM... a shame nobody tried to sort these guys out with some better kit. I had brought some spare denisons with me and would have been happy to lend them out if anyone had asked... However much worse was the black webbing and the black balaclavas being worn by some. Shooting at those really removed my sense of immersion in the game. And why the feck was the barret brought out? A nice piece, but it should have been left in the safezone. Perhaps we should have used the site on a day out of sequence with the normal open days?

2) The last bridge game. Paintball... no more needs to be said. A daft way to end the day, certainly enjoyable... but not really right for a WWII airsoft event IMHO.

Pretty much agree with all of that Yith.

My first WW2 airsoft event and it was the working as a team and rolling game elements which made it for me .... makes a real change from the normal open-day 'walk-on' blatfest - much more interesting.

Was good to meet y'all.

Well done Webby et al.

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Posted : 29/09/2008 2:03 pm
Chomley-Warner
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Meet you all? I never knew you were there, let alone spoke to you!

* waits for group photo to be posted for ID *

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Posted : 29/09/2008 2:09 pm
(@woodlander)
Estimable Member

Meet you all? I never knew you were there, let alone spoke to you!

* waits for group photo to be posted for ID *

But I'm loitering at the back, out of sight....

I recognised you from photos.... and some others (eg Barrie and Annie, Lipton, Marsha). My apologies for not 'announcing' myself (except to Webby at registration, Yith, Jay, McVickers, Panther and others I was in the Brit team with).

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Posted : 29/09/2008 3:04 pm
Gary Barton
(@gary-barton)
Honorable Member

I know i speak for the rest of the BLAGGERS (as neither of the can write )had a great day top site big thanks to webby and dave,and to our leader top job(Chomley-Warner)roll ont he next event there


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Posted : 29/09/2008 5:14 pm
Barrie and Anne
(@barrie-and-anne)
Noble Member

Yes, Woodlander, we were speaking and I had no idea who you were.

Just shows what a good idea the round robin "who's who" was (I think it was tried first at Bryansk).

Good day, thanks to Webby &Co for all their efforts and pulling a whole convoy of vehicles out of the bag. We did enjoy our jeep ride, but were secretly dreading having to do a quick de-bus under enemy fire once the inevitable ambush went in.

I think the American contingent suffered from always managing to get split up into small disparate groups. This was partly due to attrition, so that, by the time we got within view of the objective, we were always down to only two or three people - not enough for that final effort.

Plus, hats off to Webby for managing to arrange the only genuinely surprising surprise attack I've ever been surprised by, right at the start. I was expecting Webby to get shot by a lone sniper (I'm sure that was the plan) and all of a sudden the whole german army was right on top of us lol.

I can claim one victory for the weekend though, Rhys never turned up for our dawn duel, I even had the swords in the car, so he loses by default. I'm sure he should have nominated a second for just such an eventuality, but Craig was also suspiciously absent.

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Posted : 29/09/2008 8:51 pm
Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
Illustrious Member Admin

Just shows what a good idea the round robin "who's who" was (I think it was tried first at Bryansk).

Yes, embarrassing/funny/awkward but worth doing for reasons now obvious. We intended to do it at Husky but it slipped collective memory...

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Posted : 29/09/2008 9:31 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Oh yeah....... who nicked my beer Saturday night?!


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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Posted : 29/09/2008 10:44 pm
 stof
(@stof)
Prominent Member

Thanks Webby and everyone involved in organising , it was a brilliant day,thoroughly enjoyed it. Are you sure the guy with barret was on the german side ? 'cos in the afternoon he was shooting at us not the allies.Was quite amused by the guy in flectarn who shot me in the back at the start of play in the morning who then apologised and said "sorry mate,didn't realise your were a german" personally I thought the coal scuttle helmet ,field grey and jackboots were a bit of a giveaway ! and the fact I was going in the same direction as him.
I hope I wasn't responsible for drawing blood ,its the first time I've used the K98 and I was trying to hang back a bit so that the engagement range was a bit further ,and I tried for body shots. If I got anyone with a headshot I apologise ,it wasn't intentional.

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Posted : 30/09/2008 12:33 am
Rhysd2
(@rhysd2)
Noble Member

sounds like you all had a great time. sorry I couldnt make it but alas was in france. long story I'll have to tell you some other time

and dont worry barrie we'll get that duel in next time. apologies though thought i'd sent you a pm warning you i wouldnt be there



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Posted : 30/09/2008 6:19 am
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