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couchpotato
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I would like to say that I really enjoyed todays skirmish and would like to thank Jimbo for putting on a great show, he would agree that it not all went to plan but thats not his fault and everybody that I spoke to said what a fantastic effort. I hope that Sunday is just as good. Well done mate.
Rob. :good:

Lt. Morris Schaffer: "Second rate punk," eh?
Major John Smith: Sorry. All I could think of on the spur of the moment.
Lt. Morris Schaffer: Thanks, that makes it even worse.

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Topic starter Posted : 04/09/2010 7:50 pm




Steinlager
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Seconded

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Posted : 04/09/2010 8:14 pm




Zero Bravo
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I'd prefer it if the thread was titled Thank You to Ford Ranges.
It was my idea initially to do Sealion here at Ford, but it wouldn't have been the event it was without all the hard work from Terry Richard and Dave who were kingpins in the organisation, and to Stuart who's engineering skill and modifications, gave the Allies the support weapons they needed.
All the Ford team for whom this was their baptism of fire into the world of WW2 airsoft.
We were let down badly by the re-enactors and the like who promised to attend but thanks must go out to the West Sussex Military Vehicle Trust who brought what they could with such short notice on a weekend that they were already booked for. The steep learning curve that we went through this year only serves to make next years event better as we will be booking with a lot more notice next time.
Thanks must also go to The Bader Arms who were kind enough to turn up and provide the beer (and cider!) and also to Vicky and the Land Army who kept us all very well fed all weekend.
Finally thanks have to go to all you guys that could make the event, I know at the time of posting this, some of you haven't got home yet!
Without your support and patience when things went askew, none of this would have been possible.
I dont have the exact amount but we raised over five hundred pounds for the British Legion.
Well done all :good:




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Posted : 05/09/2010 7:15 pm




Hurrah
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A big HURRAH! to all involved. :good:

2 serious complaints

No German parachutists dressed as Nuns!

No Bread Pudding!!

:P

To the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières"

Napoleons army ran away, As you do
The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
But we heard what their Colonel cried
It wasn't pretty I tell you.


Resistance is fertile

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Posted : 05/09/2010 7:48 pm




couchpotato
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I agree with what you have said Jimbo, but as the figure head you must stand up and be counted, pass on all the congrate's etc to the other involved no matter how small there involvement and may next years be a crowning glory.
Rob.

PS, If I could change the main heading I would do. (Maybe a mod could for me)

Lt. Morris Schaffer: "Second rate punk," eh?
Major John Smith: Sorry. All I could think of on the spur of the moment.
Lt. Morris Schaffer: Thanks, that makes it even worse.

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Topic starter Posted : 05/09/2010 8:22 pm




Steiner
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Dearest Mutti und Vati,

Well, I'm sure you have seen the news reports by now - we have invaded England! My company were landed at an airfield, and tasked with defeating the local troops, and linking up with another bridehead. The enemy was a motley crew, consisting of regular troops, the "Home Guard", and even some so-called "freedom fighters" from the lands we have already defeated in Europe. Can you imagine how proud we felt, as we marched across the fields of England - the first time that German jackboots had done so! So much for the "green and pleasant land"; it was very flat, dusty and largely without vegetation. And how many kilometers did we have to march? Where was the transport we were promised? No matter, the German soldier will adapt, and imagine how proud I was when our Sturmpioniere unit was the first to cross the river. Yesterday, the sun beat down, and the heat sapped the strength of all but the strongest men. And it's true - the English really do stop for tea!

This morning saw a strange sight - I was sat in a silver carriage with a British major, attempting to negotiate a surrender with the British forces. The major would not have it, but seemed quite content to drink the French coffee I had brought! Then, an even stranger sight and sound - a soldier in a skirt playing the bagpipes, leading the British troops into battle! In truth, apart from the regular troops, the rest were just old men and kids. They tried their best, but we defeated their strongpoints systematically, and I told my kameraden that we would be in London tomorrow! It was an amazing sight to see the whole company marching in a line across the English fields, defeating every foe in our path.

Please do not worry if you hear that I have been wounded - I have, but I am still alive and fine. A crazed British soldier on a motobike rode towards us and opened fire. A bullet grazed my skull - I bear a scar, but mercifully am no worse for wear, after being treated at the field hospital. They say I might get a medal for it.

Please pass on my love to my dear Clara.

Your loving son, Andi.


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

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Posted : 05/09/2010 8:32 pm




 stof
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A big thank you to Ford Ranges,The Bader Arms, the "land girls" for the food ad of course Jimbo,
superb weekend ,great to meet so many old and new faces,and a big apology to Andy for the headshot.

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Posted : 05/09/2010 8:43 pm




Hurrah
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A big HURRAH! to all involved. :good:

2 serious complaints

No German parachutists dressed as Nuns!

No Bread Pudding!!

:P

There was!!!

In the food tent :P

and some left over - I have a big block of it sitting in my fridge :good:

Edit: Its not such a big block now - I was hungry :lol:

Oh Belgium, I missed it!

To the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières"

Napoleons army ran away, As you do
The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
But we heard what their Colonel cried
It wasn't pretty I tell you.


Resistance is fertile

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Posted : 05/09/2010 8:55 pm




Zero Bravo
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Herr Andi

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
:lolpanda:




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Posted : 05/09/2010 9:17 pm




razorlight
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Excellent weekend. Big thanks to Jimbo and the Ford crew. Great social on Saturday night, I knew once I started drinking rum with Fremsley and Kroot outside the silver machine, I wasn't going to be at my fighting best in the morning (plying the hun with drink, fiendish devils.). As Steiner said earlier looking back at 20 plus german troops walking in a skirmish line across the field this morning was very impressive. Good to meet some new faces from the forum, and of course the old ones.
Thanks again to all who helped organise it all, and £500+ to the Legion. Top notch.


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Posted : 05/09/2010 9:30 pm




Zero Bravo
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Could someone cleverer than me design a meggle? I know they're not usually issued to all and sundry, but I feel there were enough players to proudly wear one, and enough efforts were put in by both sides to warrent one. Also for the new guys, your first meggle will always be remembered the most.
:good:




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Posted : 05/09/2010 9:34 pm




marsha
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big thank you to every one who put this together im totaly sharttered after today hope to do another soon





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Posted : 05/09/2010 10:38 pm




Steiner
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Illustrious Member

a big apology to Andy for the headshot.

No probs, old bean. I think it's the first recorded motorcycle drive-by shooting in WWII airsoft! :lol:


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

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Posted : 06/09/2010 7:41 am




Wraith666
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Many thanks to jimbo and the Guy's from Ford for putting on a great event, thanks to the home guard and the airborne element for getting all kitted out for this, you looked great, many many thanks to the rest of the German invasion force for your sterling efforts on both day's, I loved almost all of it, it was just when jimbo got captured that I felt the game turned in to an open day game, but other than that I loved it.

Many thanks to the land girls for keeping us fed and to the bader arms for keeping us watered for the weekend.

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"Will you stop talking about the war!!"
"What, you started it!"
"We did NOT start it!"
"Yes you did, you invaded Poland..."

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Posted : 06/09/2010 9:57 am




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Thank you all chaps, yes including the firing squad which got me behind the bunker, well worth the 5 hour journey there and the same back, Cheers!

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Posted : 06/09/2010 11:27 am




fremsley
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Its all been said - Kudos to Jimbo et al.

I'm a hero with coward's legs.

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Posted : 06/09/2010 11:48 am




Hurrah
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I could be persuaded :whistle:

To the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières"

Napoleons army ran away, As you do
The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
But we heard what their Colonel cried
It wasn't pretty I tell you.


Resistance is fertile

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Posted : 06/09/2010 2:44 pm




rifleman6925
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A big thanks to Jimbo and all those who made this event a success. A secondary thanks go to all those who attended and made my 6 1/2 hour journey worth it. Good to see some youngsters attending WW2 Airsoft, thanks all, Tony.

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Posted : 06/09/2010 5:29 pm




Boshman
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Would just like to echo everyone else's comments, a blood fantastic weekend! Full credit to Jimbo and all the Ford Ranges team for putting on a cracking event! Bring on the next one! :happyclap:

“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 : 06/09/2010 5:41 pm




Peiper
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Great weekend :good: . I am now in need of new legs, spine and shoulders after carrying the 42 over the weekend. Alles für Deutschland :D

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Posted : 06/09/2010 6:58 pm




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