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(@wladek)
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Patton Stalled
The Lorraine Campaign
A Doughboys Game held at Modern Airsoft Warfare.

Date:
Sunday 15th April

Scenario:
Following the rapid drive across France, rolling up the German defenders before them, General George S Patton's Third Army reaches Lorraine and, standing before the Maginot Line, it's supplies of fuel run out.
Tanks grind to a halt before villages, mechanised columns pull up short of their objectives and the army stalls.
Not content to inactively await enough supplies to renew the offensive, Patton orders his infantry forward, to harry the defenders, find supplies and make damn sure they cannot ready themselves unopposed before the juggernaut begins its advance again.

On the other side of the Maginot Line, this delay was nothing short of a godsend. After reeling back through France the German First Army has been given precious time to reorganise and mount a defence of the fortresses long the border.
With precious few resources available, and new recruits declining in quality as time progresses, the Grenadiers of the Wehrmacht must keep back these probing Yankees to secure the breathing space vitally needed to prepare.

Player Requirements:
Doughboys games operate with a command structure, you will be issued orders as units and are expected to carry them out. We expect players to marshal themselves to act appropriately and follow the rules of the game.

The sides for this game will be U.S. Infantry, vs German Infantry

We will post up detailed weapons and kit guides for players which you are expected to adhere to. Please do read these and make sure that you will be happy and capable of adhering to them.

MAW:
This 55 acre, old army weapons range, is made up of woodland, open areas, and over 15 buildings with over 25 rooms. It is just outside Melton Mowbray.


Bookings will open shortly.
This event is open to all.
The minimum player age is 18.
Places to camp will be available Saturday night for our pre game social.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/09/2011 8:56 am
rifleman6925
(@rifleman6925)
Prominent Member

I know this site as I was stationed at Melton a couple of years ago before moving up to Catterick, I will most certainly be up for a visit back so you can count me in

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Posted : 22/09/2011 10:11 am
marsha
(@marsha)
Noble Member

You can count me in American infantry read to go

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Posted : 22/09/2011 11:44 am
django
(@django)
Reputable Member

strange? i though maw was melton airsoft warfare? i know this site very well indeed and have always thought it would make a good ww2 site. there's abit of everything here and an interesting tunnel system which always causes a few good arguments!

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Posted : 22/09/2011 4:33 pm
(@wladek)
Famed Member

strange? i though maw was melton airsoft warfare?

They appear to use both :? , I picked the first I saw on the page.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/09/2011 4:46 pm
(@bedsnherts)
Famed Member

The site looks great. Unfortunately it's the Memsahib's birthday that weekend

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Posted : 22/09/2011 4:56 pm
django
(@django)
Reputable Member

no worries, i'll be there to make sure patton stalled in the wrong part of town.

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Posted : 22/09/2011 6:18 pm
(@prideofengland)
Noble Member

Looks good

Also day before my birthday, so bring on the social

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Posted : 22/09/2011 8:11 pm
(@wladek)
Famed Member

The site looks great. Unfortunately it's the Memsahib's birthday that weekend

And you like them a lot, right?

I mean, just checking.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/09/2011 11:17 am
MartinR
(@martinr)
Famed Member

I will check my dates but so far April 15th looking OK.

Looking forward to stalling Patton. Presumably any old regular Heer infantry OK? Nothing wierd like Grossdeutschland assault pioneers :)

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 : 23/09/2011 12:47 pm
(@wladek)
Famed Member

I will check my dates but so far April 15th looking OK.

Looking forward to stalling Patton. Presumably any old regular Heer infantry OK? Nothing wierd like Grossdeutschland assault pioneers :)

Cheers
Martin

Nope, the side are literally just 'infantry', no specific division for either.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/09/2011 1:36 pm
(@thompy1993)
Estimable Member

I'm definitely in for this! Not far from uni either!

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Posted : 23/09/2011 3:41 pm
macscrooge
(@macscrooge)
Trusted Member

That's not a huge journey for me, so I'll probably be there to lower the quality of the Heer...



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Posted : 14/10/2011 4:44 pm
 Yith
(@yith)
Illustrious Member

Well we did a recon* of the site today and things for this event are looking very interesting indeed.

They've moved the safezone to an out of the way location, opened up new play areas and we have a pretty much free run of the whole site. All but two buildings are accessible to players, and that's a lot of buildings, all surrounded by woodland and embankments.

The site owners have built quite a few props on site that we'll be able to build into the scenario very nicely indeed. Immersion in the 40s shouldn't be too difficult at all as the large majority of stuff on the site dates back to that time. The site certainly seems a lot larger than it actually is and this is because of the sheer amount of variation in the terrain.

As for camping on site there is an excellent area available where we should be able to set up all but the really large tents and an area already set up for an open fire with benches all round.

We've got big hopes that this will be a big game!

More details to follow. Watch this space!

* We were playing as yanks! ;)

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Posted : 30/10/2011 8:24 pm
Oligoscenic
(@oligoscenic)
Estimable Member

After seeing the site and playing it a bit, I'm very exited about what the guys are going to come up with for this! Lots and lots of potential for a really good game here.......

I just wish my Garand hadn't fallen apart in my very own hands....!

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Posted : 31/10/2011 9:52 am
 Yith
(@yith)
Illustrious Member

It'll be fixed... you have all the bits and it's only cosmetic.

I suspect appropriate use of the correct glue may be the way to go... I couldn't see any screws or such like!

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Posted : 31/10/2011 10:05 am
Oligoscenic
(@oligoscenic)
Estimable Member

It'll be fixed... you have all the bits and it's only cosmetic.

I suspect appropriate use of the correct glue may be the way to go... I couldn't see any screws or such like!

I know... It was just the way it happened! The loud clunk as the top part hit the concrete in front of all the open dayers........

I am really looking forward to playing this site in WW2 mode..............

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Posted : 01/11/2011 5:27 pm
oddball
(@oddball)
Famed Member

Yes nice site find you have there

Woods and buildings are not so easy to find.

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Posted : 02/11/2011 12:14 pm
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