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HeadShot
(@headshot)
Illustrious Member

Hi all

Had great fun today playing a partisan. Apologies, but I had to leave before 5pm, so had to dash once I had got killed in the last game.

Had a really good laugh with my fellow 'Slavs with dodgy accents aplenty and some real giggling fits. Of note were Heide's bandy legged run towards the Brits at the beginning of the day.....had me in stitches and also his comedy death where he fell onto Lipton's hand in a rather saucy position. Lipton was left 'cupping the jewels'.

Many thanks to Gadge, Yith and Evo for the plans and top marks to Nigel for his excellent sentry boxes.

And personal thanks to Heide, Evo and Chommers for loans of guns and kit respectively.



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Topic starter Posted : 29/03/2009 6:22 pm
Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
Illustrious Member Admin

Yes, damn fine show. Lovely weather for showing Jerry what's what!

Well, done Brits - everything I expected from you and more, great to play alongside you. Apologies for a bit of shouting (well, quite a lot) but we had a job to do and we did it with great discipline and dash

Blummin partisans were more trouble than they were worth by the end so rough justice was dealt (firm but fair - I'll say no more than that in writing ) - turns out they didn't like it much and some 'hearts and minds' were lost. Better that than be shot in the back I say!

Thanks to PBI and Hohenstaufen for organising a cracking battle and to Grange Farm for the £700 charity donation.

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Posted : 29/03/2009 6:40 pm
Gadge
(@gadge)
Illustrious Member

£700 Dave ;)




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

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Posted : 29/03/2009 7:26 pm
Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
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Hah, sorry for typo - now edited!

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Posted : 29/03/2009 7:29 pm
(@wladek)
Famed Member

Good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good.

I would Normally post a dancing man, but legs are currently incapable of dancing. Top game, top chaps top something else.

Oh what the hell , And I am now seriously considering a kebab...

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Posted : 29/03/2009 7:39 pm
Sgt.Heide
(@sgt-heide)
Illustrious Member

I've had a shave now (thank god, that beard was driving me nuts!) and have rested a bit from, frankly, overdoing things a bit! Thanks for the positive comments and it's nice to know that people enjoyed themselves. A real turnout for the books was that the British committed so many atrocities against innocent civilians!

I think that it all worked rather well. The weather was perfect, the site was great, the props were superb, the kit was awesome and the gameplay fair, hard and unpredictable! The 300 round ammo limit worked a treat, encouraging people to use their heads rather than their trigger fingers.

From my own, personal view, I had an absolute blast and I didn't even use a weapon until the 3rd game and, I have to say it was excellent fun wandering around totally unarmed, trying to satisfy my own little agendas I was given by DM's fantastic ID/roleplay cards! My highlight was when my Bro' and I decided to be the town drunks, staggering about, offering everyone a drink and then "losing the plot" completely when I saw soldiers occupying my "house". I did what any self respecting, drunk Slav' would do and let rip with my pistol, staggering about. It was a miracle I hit the 3 Brits that I did, screaming "I kill you!", more like Achmed the dead terrorist than a Slav, before getting killed by an excellent shot from Boshman on the German side (so much for being a fascist sympathiser!).

The "compare the meerkat.com" accents were hilarious and the roleplaying, particularly by the civilians/partisans was equally funny, unpredictable and, in my opinion, pretty damned good as well. I don't think I've ever had so much fun playing airsoft and everyone who came has my thanks for that.



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

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Posted : 29/03/2009 8:06 pm
(@bedsnherts)
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well Pete, the conversation on the embankment as you were going postal went something like:

BnH: What's that one doing?

Boshman: I think he's gone mad.

BnH: Oh. Better shoot him then.

Boshman: OK.

Excellent work from everyone who contributed to this - it was some of the best airsofting I've had so far. The usual M1 southbound grind left me lots of time to fondly reminisc about the best bits, which included:
Guarding Yith in the stockade along with a sinister internee who had "wrong 'un" written all over him.
Almost soiling myself with fright as Scaley and Wlad stormed my sentry box.
Bullying civilians, who would then mostly then try to kill me.
and much much more...

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Posted : 29/03/2009 8:31 pm
Sgt.Heide
(@sgt-heide)
Illustrious Member


well Pete, the conversation on the embankment as you were going postal went something like:

BnH: What's that one doing?

Boshman: I think he's gone mad.

BnH: Oh. Better shoot him then.

Boshman: OK.

Another moment which I didn't witness (but Headshot did!), was my Brother being asked for his papers by a german and then frantically "searching" for them, watched by the Jerry, who wasn't quick enough to spot my Bro' pull out a "knife" and stick him with it and then drop to the ground to hide this gruesome murder. He then attempted to flee the scene to cries of "halt" and was then shot "trying to escape", just like a scene from a war film!



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

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Posted : 29/03/2009 8:40 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Really great day for me - one of the most immersive WWII airsoft days I've had. Many many thanks to Gadge, Evo, Yith, Heide, Del for organisation, signposts, paperwork, etc. And to Nige for the awesome sentry boxes. A big salute to ALL players, who played with authenticity, honesty, humour. John wading along the river I will never forget. :)

Some hilarous chat going on in the Brit camp: when a partisan was approaching them, and then got shot in the back by Carl - "Bloody hell, they've shot him!!". Also, I swear I heard... "Well, Barry, when you've been in the field for 6 months without any women..." and then it tailed off - that can only have been Chommers, surely?!

Massive thumbs up to the site owners / marshalls who got stuck in as partisans and donated the green fees to Help For Heroes. I salute you guys, and am proud to be associated with you.

First engagement - let the squad to a very quick death! How we didn't spot you till too late, I don't know.

Also fantastic to see so many bolt action rifles - must have been well over half.


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

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Posted : 29/03/2009 10:48 pm
(@scaleyback)
Famed Member

i cant stop smiling :) , so many great moments, so many comedy gems( that didnt for a second detract from the feeling of total emersion) but i think the highlight was wlad and i doing our re-run of the charge of the light brigade with similar end results, we had the speed, we had aggresion , then the total surprise came when i pulled the trigger on the mp 40 to find it was on single shot then the "OH FUCK!!!" as beds ran for his life while his mate frantically fumbled for his sidearm, only managing to kill us at almost point blank range . then for wlad to own up to the fact that his mp40 wasnt working and he chaged with just a revolver !!! .

thanks to gadge, evo, hiede, the site staff and everone for going all out.

the deaths were awsome, the accents were straight from a building site in london, the kit and weopens imaculate. the whole thing was on par with a hollywood blockbuster in my view. everone take a medal and a fiver out of petty cash, you earned it.

p.s. the only confirmed kills i got all day were cold blooded murders

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Posted : 30/03/2009 7:15 am
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Comedy moment of the day for me came right near the end. The last batch of Brits still alive came past our group of dead people, and between them Yith and Tiny persuaded Annie to commandeer the MG42. Typcially game, she responds, "Oh, OK." She picks it up, so is now carrying an MG42 and an M14/Garand, so we persuade her to ditch the M14. So she puts the MG42 down, extracates herself from the M14 slung over her shoulder, picks up the MG42 and off into battle. Approximately 3 seconds later, with a cry of "Oh bollocks!" she is hit, and the whole group explodes with laughter!


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

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:27 am
HeadShot
(@headshot)
Illustrious Member

Actually, because I wasn't there.....how did the day end?!



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Topic starter Posted : 30/03/2009 8:36 am
(@lardassmonkey)
Famed Member

I totally agree, a top game. Excellent scenarios, site and players. Everyones kit looked fantastic and very authentic, including the last minute partisan conscripts.

The immersion was great; I saw some brilliant death scenes and having the field littered with dead and wounded after a firefight really added to the experience.
I think the civilians were fantastic and really got into character. I was chuckling to myself watching Pete and Stu playing very convincing drunks wandering down the road, including Stu falling in the ditch. I just wish I had taken more time to interact with the civilians as I didn't really get to put into practice my schoolboy German.
Hats off to the Brits for giving us a heck of a fight, your training has clearly paid off. You did a particularly good job of slaughtering us in the first game.

Despite the somewhat gloomy predictions the weather on the day was excellent too. It could become a reoccuring theme for PBI games to have bloody awful weather the night before and then blazing sunshine for the game. I went from full thermals and greatcoat early in the morning to shirt sleeves by about 10 o'clock.

Thanks to all those involved. Gadge, Yith, Evo and Pete for the effort and detail they went to in planning and running the game. Nige for the great props. The grange farm chaps for making us feel very welcome, donating the green fees to charity, joining in with such enthusiasm and the use theie excellent site. Plus of course all the great players for making the game as good as it was.

Comedy moment of the day for me came right near the end. The last batch of Brits still alive came past our group of dead people, and between them Yith and Tiny persuaded Annie to commandeer the MG42. Typcially game, she responds, "Oh, OK." She picks it up, so is now carrying an MG42 and an M14/Garand, so we persuade her to ditch the M14. So she puts the MG42 down, extracates herself from the M14 slung over her shoulder, picks up the MG42 and off into battle. Approximately 3 seconds later, with a cry of "Oh bollocks!" she is hit, and the whole group explodes with laughter!

I thought I saw Anne carrying what looked like a support weapon. That confused me as I thought both the Bren and Webby's BAR were out of action. I expect that she would have knicked the 42, although I guess its only fair after I 'borrowed' the Bren.

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:53 am
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

The local populace turned against the commandos, because of the repeated atrocities they were committing, so London ordered them to escape the area. Unfortunately (for them), the Axis forces along with the partisans, hunted them all down like dogs.


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

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Posted : 30/03/2009 8:54 am
 stof
(@stof)
Prominent Member

A truly outstanding day, Thanks to Gadge,Yith and everyone else who organised and set the scenarios, Nige for those incredible sentry boxes - 1st class mate - they really set the scene,Ramsay for leading us new recruits in 2 section ,and of course the partisans and Axis troops who made a magnificent day all the more realistic.
So many comic moments, Nige shooting the partisans,Neil executing the wounded, JD7 mowing me down while I frantically tried to reload,Chommers had me wetting myself when he got shot inthe final "escape" ,
" I'm hit ,I'm dead leave me, oh, ( on realising he wasn't bandaged) no I'm not ,MEDIC, MEDIC"
And thanks to all my comrades in 2 section who I fought with all day ,who risked life and limb to medic me and keep me in the game.
All in all I was proud to be a part of 2 Commando and am looking forward to the next time I get a chance to play and socialise with you all .

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Posted : 30/03/2009 9:15 am
Boshman
(@boshman)
Noble Member

Yup, a really brilliant day! Big thanks to all the organisers, the Site staff, The prop builders (mainly Scaley I think.) and all the players for a truly memorable and totally immersive game. Special thanks to Steiner for the loan of his greatcoat. pitty it had to come off after the first game due to the heat!

Many of the great moments I witnessed have already been mentioned.

Appolgies to Pete for capping your drunk Slav. Looked to me like you were medic'ing the brits whereas you were actually executing them. Oh well, if in doubt, shoot first...

Scaley and Wlad's attack on our sentry box was hilarous and should have been a total success as BnH was on the phone at the time and you were on us so fast you were too close for the rifle even before I had a chance to aim it. Luck for us you only actually managed to get a couple of rounds off during the whole charge.
The funiest thing was then BnH saying to Scaley and Wlad; "are you both dead now? so I can finish my phone call! its premium rate you know!"

I also enjoy being bayonet'd in the back during an earlier mass attack on our sentry box, cant wait to see the photos of that incident, defintly a real "movie moment", I did my best "Willem Dafoe in Platoon" impression as I went down

I also had a worms eye view of JD7 taking out Stof whilst he frantically tried to reload and also took a good pic of the incident which I will post on the pic thread along with some other choice pics.

“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 : 30/03/2009 11:04 am
JD7
 JD7
(@jd7)
Illustrious Member

The funniest thing was then BnH saying to Scaley and Wlad; "are you both dead now? so I can finish my phone call! its premium rate you know!"

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Posted : 30/03/2009 11:14 am
webby
(@webby)
Famed Member

I had a really cracking time, was a delight to don the itchy battledress again! :D

After getting my expensive paperweight working again I was in quite good spirits going into the game, as always with PBI games the carefully sculped accent of the Major, and the ever suspicious accent of the Lieutenant and generally good banter amongst the sections.

Thanks to Gadge, Yith, Del and Heide for a well put together game, I never once found myself un-emmersed from the scenario, even lying prone with the BAR looking at the German garrison at the sentry box was great, well out of range, but it made it feel sneaky and real.

Well done to the Germans as well for a great game, you were all great sports, and kicked our arses quite convincingly at the end of the day.

Best bit about my time: Firing a volley from the BAR into a birn only to hear ARGGGGHHHH SANNNIEEE! and a German roll down the other side shortly there after, I think all games should do away with "Hit" so much more emmersive to have blood curdling screams.

Worst bit about my time: When we were crossing the field to rescuse Yith.. "BAR section cover fire"............. "sh1t.. stoppage...." *draws pistol and runs in*

Thanks to the Grange Farm guys for previously mentioned, and getting into the game as the Partisans. I'm really humbled about your generosity in donating the money to charity.

Carly and I will be editing the video tonight, so should hopefully have something soon!

W

P.S. Sorry to Nige for closelining him with my Bipod!

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Posted : 30/03/2009 11:25 am
Tiny
 Tiny
(@tiny)
Reputable Member

What can I say?

What a brilliant day!!! Without a doubt this was my best, and most fun airsoft day ever. The gameplay, site, organisation, scenarios, and 'oh my god' the death acting was all fantastic. Thanks soo much to all the people involved in the organising of this game, and to the site owners for their co-operation and participation in the game.

One more thing, I know it was said a few times yesterday but I personally dont think it could be said too much..... Thank you for donating the green fee's to the Help for Heroes charity. It was a fantastic gesture by the site owners and certainly makes me proud to have been part of the day

My two cents.......

My Two Cents.....
Tiny

"I'll show you 'ow the English knock the top off a egg"

Weapons:-
MP40
Dboys K98
MG42
Thompson
plus loads of other modern day crap

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Posted : 30/03/2009 11:58 am
neillblume
(@neillblume)
Prominent Member

Letter from Unterscharfuhrer Felix Deutmann to his mother:

My Dearest Mother, once again i write to you from the front lines of mortal combat. After such a long time convalescing after my last injury, it was once again an honour and a privelege to rejoin my Faithfull SS kameraden once again in the crucible of mortal combat for the glory of the Fuhrer! As soon as I received my orders I was off to Yugoslavia, it seems that the Heer garrison stationed there is not coping with the attentions of the the local partisans, our unit was sent to reinforce them but i must say dear mother with mixed results. It seems that many of our men are losing heart for this battle for the fatherland. I was glad to join them, fresh from the recovery unit, but still suffering some discomfort I felt i could be of some use to quell these verdamt partisans and the english commandos helping them fight without honour in these dark days. It was also good to see that some uniform discipline has returned to the ranks this had the effect of boosting morale among us, as well as the exhausted garrison troops who first saw us when we arrived. I have had to forego my tailor made tunic for the moment , but the new Rauchtarnmuster is very good giving us a considerable advantage over the enemy.

On our arrivel at the german headquarters I was immediately given the task of reinforcing the sentry outpost because of my injury, a task which i accepted willingly, such was my joy at once again being able to serve! Words cannot express mother, the elation one feels when you are called apon to serve such a glorious cause as ours! Heil Hitler!

My first taste of the forthcoming battle was soon to be apon me as I heard gunfiredown the road as The Tommies eradicated our SS patrol - thinking quickly i instructed my Heer kameraden to hold them off and I scaled the bank. The verdamt englanders destroyed the sentrys with a well placed grenade but as three of them rounded the corner mother they were very surprised to see me there! Of course they were no match for my coolness on the trigger and my trusty Sturmgewehr!

I must say mother that these commandos are very well trained and well led, I witnessed an attack by them on one of our radio trucks and they were indeed a force to be reckoned with, this is undoubtedly why the fuhrer has ordered their destruction!
We were soon received some news from some of the locals and we were instructed to attack the village where some of the local partisans were hiding them with specific instructions to execute their leader, I formed part of a small group of Landser moving off to the right with me guarding their flank. We were very soon engaged in a bitter battle and i witnessed the destruction of the machine gun nest by one of the men in my platoon, he was very brave throwing the grenade in under heavy fire. My opportunity for glory came shortly after and the Sturmgewehr was to prove its worth, as i started being fired at from a distance by some britishers with rifles. Using our tried and tested means i engaged them and with my superior firepower was able to eliminate three of them from the battle. In order to sieze the position i scrambled up the steep bank, hampered by my knee but was unable to secure the position, arriving slightly later than a very brave commando who had already shot one of the local partisans. These british do not know who their friends are! a lesson they were to pay for with their lives later in the day.

Following our abortive attempt we then set about capturing a special agent of theirs, and although I was not directly involved in his capture I was guarding the rear of our ambush when I heard some firing. I turned only to see that one of my heer Kameraden had fallen to gunshot wounds inflicted by a group of 5 commandos. Having the advantage of height accuracy and firepower I was singlehandedly able to defeat the whole unit! Wounding many of them. Suffice to say I followed the fuhrers’ Kommando order to the letter and exected them all so as to prevent them rejoining the battle at some future stage. I then heard that we had achieved our objective, but that the british were mounting a counter attack. Isolated from the main group I waited for them on their return route , and after a lengthy firefight I had to surrender for lack of ammunition! Very strangely they walked straight past me and allowed me to live which I thought was very noble but foolish of them, allowing me to return to the battle.

By this time the local population had become enraged by the trigger happy attitude of these condescending Englishmen and we received information that they were about to try to escape. They think that they are masters of this world, but sadly for them the rules of empire do not work in battletorn Yugoslavia and after a hard battle and the aid of the partisans we eliminated them to a man.

It was with a sad heart that we departed the battlefield that day for some food and sleep but as we made our way back to headquarters we had the satisfaction of a hard fought campaign, and the warm glow in our hearts of knowing that our service to the Fatherland will not be in vain. For me mother the feeling that my wound is finally healing so well created in me a warmth and a certainty that final victory is in our grasp……

Heil Hitler

Your loving son
Felix

P.S. Do you think I could get Frau Gertsts to make me me a new tunic using one of the new Rauchtarnmuster zeltbahns?



Vorsprung durch Blitzkreig !
Speed, aggression and Hugo Boss
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