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(@mattywheels)
Noble Member

To start off by expressing my thanks and gratitude to the AGS team - another stellar event guys, thanks so much for running yet another excellent game. The props and setting were outstanding and really set the scene for Kasserine (the weather, not so much but i'll let you guys off on that point!). Also for organising an event so close to home, I like games that are 45 mins door-to-door (including sitting in traffic!) 8)

The sandpit is a challenging site, my first time up on the plateau and it was hard to take and hold ground given the relative lack of cover in a lot of places.

Always a pleasure fighting along side Martin, Tim, Matt, Matt, Andy, Steve, Russel et al - the DAK gave as good as we got, particular hats off to the Yanks who nailed us good and proper on the first ambush. We had NO idea what happened!

Kudos as well to the allies for fighting up that slope and finally taking the German CP at the end of the game. I know from the assault at Sevastopol how hard it is to get up that slope, so big well done to everyone.

So thanks again all, enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/05/2015 4:35 pm
dadio
(@dadio)
Famed Member

Another cracking event from AGS ,I love the site and all the props ,well run even if the plan slipped a bit ,and that's a real testimony to the team who got it back on track with no disorder ,speack volumes in itself .its getting to a point that in order to put on a better game we all need bigger planning teams so there's enough hands to do all the set up and coordination , I know how hard the AGS team worked before and after the game ,thank you all for a great day .

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well





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Posted : 23/05/2015 5:06 pm
Granger
(@granger)
Noble Member

Thanks to the AGS team and to everyone who made it a great day. Special thanks to my fellow Brits and Colonials who watched my back and helped to keep my Bren loaded, also to Jerry A Trick for the watermelon! Loved the amount of pyro going on.

Can't wait to see all the pictures!

P. S. Did we ever use our super special pork pie bomb?

Regards,

Ralph

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Posted : 23/05/2015 5:52 pm
luvbadger
(@luvbadger)
Active Member

Thanks to AGS for an excellent game . Had great fun , creeping up on DAK and shooting them . The fight for the Base at the end was EPIC , so much pyro , mortars , grenades . Many thanks to all again .

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Posted : 23/05/2015 6:10 pm
dadio
(@dadio)
Famed Member

That final battle was carnage on both side ,there was at least three occasions when the allied troops had us all but beat if they only knew !
Ooooh the water melon ! That was a truly inspired idea ,thank you so muck Jerry A Trick and for the chocky break in the afternoon, with the piro as well your becoming a featured attraction .

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well





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Posted : 23/05/2015 7:04 pm
Colonel Tigh117
(@colonel-tigh117)
Estimable Member

Thanks to all for an amazing day, so well run, so many good moments, thanks to all my German comrades for making to day fun, and a special thanks..........to the foxhole I ended the day in, it kept me alive with loving care (for a while) :)

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Posted : 23/05/2015 7:05 pm
cjw957
(@cjw957)
Famed Member

found a pork pie in the coke crate lo

but i think the one you on about got blown uo




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Posted : 23/05/2015 8:04 pm
McVickers
(@mcvickers)
Famed Member

P. S. Did we ever use our super special pork pie bomb?

found a pork pie in the coke crate lo ... ...but i think the one you on about got blown uo

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

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Posted : 23/05/2015 8:24 pm
Tin
 Tin
(@tin)
Reputable Member

Many thanks to the organisers and players for a great event and to our CO for keeping us unruly yanks in some semblance of order. Loved the ribbon too! Sorry to dash off so fast at the end of the day as we would have liked to hang around for a while for some post event banter but I had missed a call and was needed at home urgently. (A three hour drive)


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Posted : 23/05/2015 8:29 pm
TheChef
(@thechef)
Honorable Member

A great day, even with uncharacteristically North African drizzle, many thanks to the AGS team for all their hard work , it was worth it guys. I've never been killed so often by pyro in just one game, but I did land two grenades in the middle of the Americans, so I guess that's even , also thanks to my DAK kameraden.

Cheers
Russell

German

Russian

British

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Posted : 23/05/2015 9:23 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Firstly, many thanks to all participants who came and made it such a good event. The Friday night social featured some of the most cultured food I have known at an airsoft event: pate, Parma ham, French bread, olives, sundried tomatoes and various cheeses! Tim obviously won the best dressed person award, resplendent in his Napoleonic gear. 8)

Everyone turned up nice and early (except... you know who... *cough* Charlie ) and so we were actually in the field before 10am. My first action with the DAK Heer was total annihilation by the Yanks - definitely the best ambush I have been victim of - and there have been many, I can tell you!

The area we were initially fighting over is really tough terrain, and I think we were all feeling the exertion by mid-morning. Highlight of the day was taking out the Brit high position with just 3 mortar rounds. I understand the decisive round actually hit Fremsley in the leg!

The rain was an unwelcome guest for about an hour or so, and my feet were sopping wet, as it went straight through the canvas uppers of my DAK boots - necessitating removal and upending of said boots to pour the water out, and removal / wringing out of my socks. I felt a bit better after that. The final battle was epic, and it was only the ammo limit that prevented the determined attacks from succeeding straight away.

Favourite moment (apart from mortaring Fremsley) - watching Booted Feet bayonetting the Brits. I believe he got 3 or 4 bayonet kills.

Wear your medal ribbons with pride, gentlemen and ladies.


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

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Posted : 24/05/2015 8:14 am
(@prideofengland)
Noble Member

Many thanks to the AGS crew another epic event. I was too tired to post yesterday but now I have reached the more comfortable stage of 'every inch of my body aching' its a challenging site.

As we have now come to expect from AGS the organising and the props were brilliant, thank you for all your effort I know how much work goes into making props and setting them up for a game. However it all helped towards making it feel like we were in Tunisia :D

The Germans were excellent comrades to fight alongside and to drink with on the Friday night. The Allies played an excellent game I only saw the fairest play by everyone well done

I am glad the Germans were on the attack in the morning and able to rest a bit in foxholes in the afternoon, well done to the allies and the yanks in particular for pressing there attacks so stubbornly, you came so close at one time only for you to be driven back, I admired the way you picked yourselves up and came back up the hill again and again.

Special mention must go to Jerry a trick for strawberry's and watermelon

Looking forward to the next AGS game already.

Edit: The campaign medal ( a real one ) was a nice touch

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Posted : 24/05/2015 8:45 am
the lone Marine
(@the-lone-marine)
Eminent Member

was such a good game. highlights for me were right at the beginning with our US ambush, the allied firefight right before lunch (still in shock at how i was able to land a grenade right behind a bush at a german's feet ), and of course finally reaching the top of that hill and capturing that german bunker. cheers to all the organisers and for jerry a trick for lending me and my brother his BAR, could not have imagined how fun it was working in a little team carrying it around all day

"How f***ed are we now, on Guadalcanal?"

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Posted : 24/05/2015 9:19 am
(@crowley)
Estimable Member

Great Day! thanks to AGS for organising a brilliant event.



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Posted : 24/05/2015 1:22 pm
Moss
 Moss
(@moss)
Prominent Member

Now I'm back in the land of the living I'd like to say thanks to all of the AGS team for putting on such a brilliant event, me and my girlfriend Nnendah had a really good time, she was made to feel very welcome and she got loads of pictures and a few video clips as well. She's keen to get to her second game soon. :D

It was good to see old and new faces, really good chatting and catching up with everyone. I had a nice time on the Friday night social, Tim's Napoleonic era uniform was really impressive, as was everyone's kit in general.

The battle was very exciting and the location was perfect, all the little props and details really made the day. The amount of pyro that was blasted to and fro was very fitting, seen as Kasserine was a battle decided by artillery, it helped enhance the day and set the scene.
Another brilliant day courtesy of AGS, thanks again guys and cheers for the campaign ribbon at the end, was a great little touch.

P.S. I'll get those pictures posted as soon as possible.

Cheers, Dejan.

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Posted : 24/05/2015 3:11 pm
cuff
 cuff
(@cuff)
Estimable Member

Really enjoyed the day especially the ambush in the morning, as we was setting the trip mines Ed spotted Jerry coming so we both panicked and hid in bushes only armed with 2 grenades after forgetting where I left my garand

Enjoyed the the scrap on the ridge and the final big battle it was awesome

Big thanks to all you AGS organisers top job not forgetting Chris wray (CJW) for the cokes I think the allies needed that for the attack on the German base :D

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Posted : 24/05/2015 3:47 pm
MartinR
(@martinr)
Famed Member

Another great outing from AGS, and very nice to play on a bit of the site we'd not really used before. The Friday night social was great fun, and very sophisticated with the finest Waitrose could provide on offer.

The game itself featured lots of slogging fights over slogging terrain, very Tunisia like. The winter of 42/43 was also fairly lousy in Tunisia, so a bit of a soaking was entirely appropriate even if the cotton kit wasn't very good in it! I have never seen so many mortars used in one game, and it was a perfect site for it. An added bonus was the P-47 flying overhead just before the 'bombing raid' on the German base, don't know how you managed to pull that one off

Good to meet up friends and in particular to see some old faces return, and an absolutely fantastic effort on the kit. There are benefits to advertising games months in advance, and what an amazing effort everyone made.

If I had to pick out one single highlight, it was the US ambush which wiped us out in the morning. Classic 'how not to advance to contact' - we'd been great at keeping the right spacing with scouts, advance guard, main body etc for half a mile. Then we came across that abandoned Garand by the road an it all went to pot as everyone bunched up to look at it and look around, there was a slight movement in the bushes and then BLAM we were wiped out by a hail of BBs and pyros. Putting the the tripwires in the bushes by the road was a neat touch. I think only Sean got away and even he was gunned down as he legged it. Nice one Yanks.

The final battle was epic, especially with all the 'artillery'. It could have been a scene from a film, and well done to the Allies for their repeated assaults.

So thanks for a great weekend. The only slight downer was hearing that the site is up for development, but maybe we can get another game in before the bulldozers move in?

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 : 24/05/2015 5:24 pm
(@jerry-a-trick)
Reputable Member

Hi all
I can only repeat what everyone has said.
The best bit was ambushing the German patrol (they were dead in no time & if they were just wounded I just finished them off with my trusty knife )
I'm not bigging myself up but I just love my big box of tricks & my homemade trip wires but I don't think the DAK did.
My only downer was having to carrie this great big box of trick that some bloody idiot brought with them thinking it was a good idea
To the 34th thanks for the coke.
I did take my camra into the field but as usual I got immersed in the game & forgot to turn the bloody thing on so only got a bit of video of us all at the briefing before we set off.
For all those who went home you missed out on the stripper that night.

Did you bollix
Peter.
Whens the next one.
I'll start my pyro collection now....


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Posted : 24/05/2015 6:44 pm
StevF99
(@stevf99)
Estimable Member

Had a great day, many thanks to all involved and AGS for a fantastic day!

As the colonials were tracking to Germans in the morning, all I can say is sitting on the cliff edge watching the ambush unfold was a spectacular view, we could see where the yanks were hiding knowing the Germans expected nothing absolutely top notch.

Really enjoyed the attacking in the afternoon and the sterling defence the Germans put up, gave us a run for our money and still deaf from all the mortar fire!

Steve

SnS SMLE, SnS No.4, ASG Sten gun, King Arms M1928A1, Projector Infantry Anti Tank, MkII 2" Mortar, Vickers .303

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Posted : 25/05/2015 11:25 am
breadfish
(@breadfish)
Estimable Member

Now I'm finally back in Cornwall, I can say that im still hyped from this last weekend! For a first WW2 themed game, this was quite literally something else and I've been overwhelmed by how different it is to normal skirmish games. I would like to thank the AGS team for such an amazing experience and to Steiner, Lutz for letting Us borrow your stuff :D

Hänschen klein, now i know what a drunk U boat Captain looks like :P High six!

Favorite part of the day was the Allied assault on the German bunker, those mortar rounds were just awesome.

Hope to get to another game soon!

Rich

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Posted : 25/05/2015 12:55 pm
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