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(@wladek)
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Scenario: Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino, May 1944.

Since January the Allies had been held in their advance on Rome by the extensive fortifications of the Gustav Line and three large scale attempts to breach the defensive line had bought limited gains. In early May the fourth plan of attack was put into motion which included using the newly arrived 2nd Polish Corps to outflank and isolate the dominating feature of the Gustav Line – the abbey of Monte Cassino.

General Władysław Anders, the commander of 2nd Polish Corps, readily agreed to the task assigned to his force seeing it not only as a chance to fight back at the Germans after such a long period building this force, but as a vital way of showing the world that the Free Polish were fighting hard for the allies.

On the other side of this defensive line Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring believes he faces 6 allied divisions. In fact he faces 13 and the fourth, and final, battle of Monte Cassino is about to begin. Assigned to defend the bastion of Monte Cassino is the 1st Fallschirmjäger Division which has held the position tenaciously since February. Though the Gustav Line is about to be breached, and the position of Monte Cassino rendered untenable, to enable the German armies to withdraw to the next defensive line the Fallschirmjägers must hold their position until ordered to retreat.

What follows is a serious of desperate and close encounters as both the Poles and Germans try to seize and hold key points behind Monte Cassino in the hope of either keeping their lines of retreat open, or of isolating and cutting off this position once and for all.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/07/2009 2:48 pm




 Yith
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Sounds good... though I'll deffo need some help on the polish uniform. I assume it's basically brit stuff by this point?

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Posted : 22/07/2009 3:14 pm




 Yith
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Who is going to fire a Lewis gun from the hip though?-- attachment is not available --

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Posted : 22/07/2009 3:17 pm




(@wladek)
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Sounds good... though I'll deffo need some help on the polish uniform. I assume it's basically brit stuff by this point?

It is entirely Brit stuff, though there are several nice ways to 'Polish it up' for those that are interested. I'll put a guide up the the near future. :good:

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Topic starter Posted : 22/07/2009 3:21 pm




webby
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I'll fire the lewis from the hip ;)

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Posted : 23/07/2009 12:25 pm




(@scaleyback)
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ffs, the poles stole all the construction jobs, now they are starting on airsoft battles.......... :rofl:

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Posted : 23/07/2009 12:44 pm




dieselmonkey
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It's a tricky one this, as cassino is one of the few games i'd really want to play as Brit, seeing as my grandfather was there, and all that.

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Posted : 23/07/2009 1:15 pm




taffyjohn
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I'll fire the lewis from the hip ;)

I will show Lewis this and see what he thinks of it :lol:

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Posted : 23/07/2009 4:20 pm




(@wladek)
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Well Cassino was a huge number of very different battles. Nothing stopping there being one focusing on the British actions some day.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/07/2009 6:13 pm




 Yith
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Look guys... stop harping on. Craig is doing this off his own back and should be praised for his initiative, not criticised!

The Polish gear as has already been mentioned is 100% british stuff so we all have it. I know I have everything in the Thunder at Cassio pic (apart from the lewis gun to shoot from the hip)

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Posted : 23/07/2009 9:12 pm




Sgt.Heide
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Who's "harping on"? Seems like pretty positive comments so me.



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Posted : 23/07/2009 9:21 pm




 Yith
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Soz... you're probably right. Overreaction on my part ;)

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Posted : 23/07/2009 10:12 pm




(@scaleyback)
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yeah, it wasnt critiscm. i am up for it,i just would have prefered brit line infantry.

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Posted : 24/07/2009 7:30 am




dieselmonkey
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yeah, it wasnt critiscm. i am up for it,i just would have prefered brit line infantry.

Ditto, no criticism intended, and like Wladek says, if no one else does, we'll just have to put on another cassino game in the future.

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Posted : 27/07/2009 8:08 am




(@wladek)
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yeah, it wasnt critiscm. i am up for it,i just would have prefered brit line infantry.

Ditto, no criticism intended, and like Wladek says, if no one else does, we'll just have to put on another cassino game in the future.

And I will certainly be there for that too. :good:

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Topic starter Posted : 27/07/2009 5:10 pm




Barrie and Anne
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I'm practising my Gene Hackman impression already.

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Posted : 28/07/2009 7:13 pm




webby
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GAWD BLESH FELD MARSHALL MONTGOMARY! hehe

</sarcasm>

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Posted : 01/08/2009 6:20 pm




Broadsword
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Woo Hoo ! Cheap vodka and guns :)

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Posted : 10/08/2009 8:04 pm




Von Straffham
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Sounds excellent - a good excuse for tropical german gear!



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Posted : 12/08/2009 11:13 am




Von Straffham
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Who is going to fire a Lewis gun from the hip though?

Drum magazined Thompsons too if the picture is correct!



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The first casualty of airsoft is your wallet!

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Posted : 12/08/2009 11:21 am




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