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Gadge
(@gadge)
Illustrious Member

Hi there partisan players.

Here is important info for you to know.

Being a partisan is not simply being an add on to the allies or axis. You have your own personal and group goals. You may find yourself aiding the allies for the good of the group while simultaneously betraying an individual for your personal goal.

Each mission you will play a different character: you may be as straight as a die, or you may not be what you at first seem.

You personal ID card will tell you how to play your character and who your enemies are!

For the yugoslavians their are two main factions 'Communist Partisan' and 'Royalist Chetnick' - its important not to confuse this with axis and allied... You will support the side that best serves your goals!

The Partisans were communist in intent and aided by the allied powers (although they occasionally sold them out), the chetnicks hated the partisans and while initially were funded by the allies they eventually took patronage from the axis as well to gain supplies to wage war on the communists.

Background here:

Yugoslav People's Liberation War

From the start, the Yugoslav resistance forces consisted of two factions: the communist-led Yugoslav Partisans, and the royalist Chetniks. With the former receiving Allied recognition only at the Tehran conference (1943), after the degree of Chetnik-Axis collaboration increased greatly. The heavily pro-Serbian Chetniks were lead by Draža Mihajlović, while the pan-Yugoslav oriented Partisans were led by Josip Broz Tito.

The Partisans initiated a guerrilla campaign which was developed into the largest resistance army in occupied Western and Central Europe. The Chetniks were initially supported by the exiled royal government as well as the Allies, but soon focused increasingly on combating the Partisans, while cooperating with the occupation forces to an ever greater extent.

Gradually, the Chetniks ended up primarily fighting the Partisans[2] instead of the occupation forces, and started cooperating with the Axis in their struggle to destroy Tito's forces, receiving increasing amounts of logistical assistance

The Yugoslav Partisans were able to expel the Axis from Serbia in 1944 and the rest of Yugoslavia in 1945.




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Topic starter Posted : 27/02/2009 12:20 pm
(@scaleyback)
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my god that has more twists and turns than a robert ludlum novel. i shall shoot them all and let god sort them out.

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Posted : 27/02/2009 6:01 pm
Pete_59
(@pete_59)
Noble Member

Alistair Maclean wrote a couple of books based in Yugoslavia and the odd situation with the communist partisans and royalist chetnicks, 'Force 10 from Naverone' and 'Partisans', not his best books but not bad reads.



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Posted : 27/02/2009 9:51 pm
dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
Noble Member

my god that has more twists and turns than a robert ludlum novel. i shall shoot them all and let god sort them out.

Ah, but in some missions you won't be able to succeed without partisan help... :D

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Posted : 28/02/2009 6:56 pm
Diggah
(@diggah)
Prominent Member

Alistair Maclean wrote a couple of books based in Yugoslavia and the odd situation with the communist partisans and royalist chetnicks, 'Force 10 from Naverone'...

Also made into a film : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077572/

no idea if its the same story or just the same name tho :)

No longer involved in airsoft.

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Posted : 04/03/2009 9:30 pm
Gadge
(@gadge)
Illustrious Member

We would also like all Partisan players to bring is possible a second coat/jacket and hat.
As you will play several different people over the course of the day it would be nice if you can alter your appearance occasionally.




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Topic starter Posted : 09/03/2009 11:54 am
 Yith
(@yith)
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To that end, don't be afraid to swap clothing with other partisans... :) That'll confuse us!

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Posted : 09/03/2009 11:58 am
Diggah
(@diggah)
Prominent Member

For me that might be slightly difficult at this late stage (most of my kit is at my parents house) but I will see what I can do.

No longer involved in airsoft.

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Posted : 09/03/2009 11:59 am
Gadge
(@gadge)
Illustrious Member

Even if its just a cheap £2 flat cap or similar from a charity shop to stick on every other game.-- attachment is not available --




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Topic starter Posted : 09/03/2009 12:00 pm
Diggah
(@diggah)
Prominent Member

Yeah sorry for some reason I thought it was the following weekend not the one beyond that :) Opps
Should be able to sort something out in that case.

No longer involved in airsoft.

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Posted : 09/03/2009 12:11 pm
(@wladek)
Famed Member

I do know Lipton is being tempted by a supply of fake beards, it is a temptation I am stoking to the best of my abilities.

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Posted : 09/03/2009 4:17 pm
MrSlippyfist
(@mrslippyfist)
Estimable Member

Sounds cool. Just been to Birmingham indoor market , they have a stall that has tons of clothing thats ideal for partisans.
And for the game my partisan name shall be Ujinik Abolokov.
See you at the game.

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Posted : 28/03/2009 12:47 pm
(@scaleyback)
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i just found my first post on this thread.................

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Posted : 30/03/2009 4:37 pm
Sgt.Heide
(@sgt-heide)
Illustrious Member

i just found my first post on this thread.................

At least you were true to your word Nige! The war crimes tribunal is deliberating when and where to hang you for your many atrocities!



When I want your opinion - I'll tell you what it is!

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Posted : 30/03/2009 7:48 pm
(@scaleyback)
Famed Member

its only right and proper pete. did you notice how we went the vietnam route? we were ok at first till the paranoia and mistrust set in, then chommers took on this ww2 style colonel kurts-esqe persona and we blindly( well "me" ) fllowed his every twisted command? shocking.

"the horror"

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:12 pm
Sgt.Heide
(@sgt-heide)
Illustrious Member

It was really funny to watch the mistrust and paranoia grow as the day went on, among all factions, the game was designed to induce this and, among the civilians/partisans, you never quite knew where anyones' loyalties were and we were all watching our backs against our own, never mind the Brits and Germans! What really surprised me was it was the Brits, not the SS who commited the atrocities! Mind you, they paid a heavy price for it in the end.



When I want your opinion - I'll tell you what it is!

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:18 pm
(@scaleyback)
Famed Member

yep, it made the game, also just having these annoying twats turn up and give away you position with stupid offers of coffe and sales of horses after 20 mins of stealth advance, was very realistic.
the SS didnt really have a massive mission breaf, we did, we had missions to accomplish, and with the heer, ss ,and ropey partisans its not hard to get to the stage of frustration where like chommers said" we have a job to do, we must now just consider them hostile and shoot them" really terrible i know but by then, just staying alive was a massive priority. shocking.

if evo and gadge ever write a spy novel, i am buying it.

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:37 pm
Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
Illustrious Member Admin

I feel our Major needs to take full responsibility for did or didn't happen. Anyway, I doubt the British public will get to know the full story for another 60 years so - if that takes a little pressure off you Pvt. Cheetham?

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:46 pm
(@scaleyback)
Famed Member

thank you corporal, but as a british soldier i feel my only recourse is a large brandy and a revolver in the study....................

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:51 pm
dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
Noble Member

It really was a good job that the Commandos were heroically wiped out to a man in the final game, If they had made it back, their SOE contact was under strict orders to administer instant battlefield justice to the entire allied command to avoid a costly scandal back in London!

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Posted : 30/03/2009 9:23 pm
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