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MartinR
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Hi,

just wondering what everyone was planning as coming as and the weapon mix.

After missing Hells Highway I'm tempted by Airborne, but probably not very appropriate for this stage of the Italian campaign :) So I'm reckoning on normal infantry, but will stick the Denison in the car anyway. As it is going to be mid-winter, a good excuse to break out the cold weather gear, and maybe even snow suits...

I'll be trying out my new No. 4 (replacing the old one) which will be about as much use as a chocolate teapot against a horde of MP40 toting Germans, but what the hell. I'll also bring the Thompson & Bren.

It would be good to do some actual WW2 tactics (within the limitations of airsoft weapons) and as there are nine of us we can break down into two sub-groups and have a go at the fire & movement thing.

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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Topic starter Posted : 14/12/2013 1:45 pm




dcheetham89
(@dcheetham89)
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I shall also be doing general brit infantry, and as its Italy, no Blanco! bring my no4 but as I'm medic Im not sure whether I should just stick with the 1928??
Like the idea on the fire and manoeuvre, should be good!

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Posted : 15/12/2013 3:45 pm




(@prideofengland)
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Foolish Englander swinehund, did you not know that General Heinrich Von Vietinghoff has reinforced his position with a crack unit of Gebirgsjäger. The only fire and movement you will be doing is firing and falling back!

Perhaps you should use this thread for your tea making roster :wink:

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Posted : 15/12/2013 4:07 pm




cjw957
(@cjw957)
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maybe stick to the tea as you cant even count ;) there are 10 of you ;) you forgot yourself :)




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Posted : 15/12/2013 5:21 pm




MartinR
(@martinr)
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Possibly. I might have excluded myself from the count deliberately. Or I might have miscounted.

Changed the helmet net on my Mark III last night.

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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Topic starter Posted : 15/12/2013 5:25 pm




Nex89
(@nex89)
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Can't speak for my friend (who lurks here under the name Worrywort) but I can do airborne, though have got some battle dress now so perhaps more likely regular infantry. If things are extremely chilly I might pack a greatcoat, which may be slightly impractical for moving around in but preferable to being frozen.

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Posted : 15/12/2013 9:25 pm




Universal Gunner
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I'll be coming as standard infantry - X Corps probably 56th Division 7th Bn Ox & Bucks, but may be No 2 Commando so I could tenuously use the Garand.

Either way leather jerkin if it's very cold.

Cheers

Charlie










I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.

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Posted : 16/12/2013 12:08 am




MartinR
(@martinr)
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"I might pack a greatcoat, which may be slightly impractical"

I have played wearing a German greatcoat, it was fine although the coat tails got extremely muddy.

You might be better off with just a woolly jumper under the BD, but greatcoats keep you warm while hanging around. I can't say I've ever been that cold in British gear, not even when the tent had ice on the inside in the morning.

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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Topic starter Posted : 16/12/2013 8:39 am




PolzyStevo
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When exactly is this set?

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Posted : 16/12/2013 10:12 am




Universal Gunner
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As it's billed as a continuation of Road to Avelino I'm assuming just after Salerno so September/October 1943. While KDs may be most appropriate unless there is some exceptionally unseasonal weather I shall be sticking to wools.










I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.

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Posted : 16/12/2013 1:46 pm




cjw957
(@cjw957)
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the game is sat as the above post says , but our games will never be you need to wear so or so , its up to you :) if you want to be right on the button go for it :)

will always run as Germans vs Americans/Brits

or Germans vs Russians

the only time we will specify anything is if its a restricted weapon game, but more on that at a later date :giggle:




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Posted : 16/12/2013 3:28 pm




MartinR
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The German standing orders [link]http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/php/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=248&t=17584[/link] are the sort of thing I had in mind for us if people are up for it. Naturally we will approach this as cheery, capable and flexible Tommy Atkins rather Germanic automatons.

One thing which Tim forgot is that to make it work we'll both need to divide into two groups, and it is also handy to number off individually so the march column is in the right order. There are different ways to form the skirmish line, the one in the German diagram is the hardest, much easier to form to a left or right flank, but we can try this stuff out.

There are also different ways to do fire & movement, alternating groups is the method in the manual, but if we really can't manage it (it is very hard when people are shooting at you!), then individuals pepperpotting forward in short rushes can work too. The main thing to avoid is everyone just diving for the nearest tree and blazing away just outside effective range, which is all a bit airsofty.

Looking forward to this a lot now, and as it is Italy, I've broken out the unblancoed webbing.

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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Topic starter Posted : 30/12/2013 2:03 pm




wvynn
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2nd lieutenant Stojanovic reporting for duty. As the token Polish player I will be turning up in the usual garb of 1st Independant Parachute Brigade at this stage of the campaign I will be totting my ZB30 LMG if anyone would like to volunteer to be mine No:2??

Paz

Armoury: Derringer, Colt 1908, Colt 1911A1, Tokarev TT33, Nagant M1895, Mauser HSc, Beretta M1934, Walther PPK, Luger PO8, Walther P-38, Mauser M712, Artillery Luger carbine, Browning HP GP35, Webley Mk IV, MP40, Sten MKII, Patchett/Sterling, M1928 Thompson, PPSH 41, STGw 44, Kar98K, Lee Enfield No4 Mk I, Mosin Nagant M44, Ithica 37M&P, ZB vz 26/30 LMG, MG42

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Posted : 06/01/2014 11:16 pm




(@necro838)
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The German standing orders are the sort of thing I had in mind for us if people are up for it. Naturally we will approach this as cheery, capable and flexible Tommy Atkins rather Germanic automatons.

Copying our standing orders? Admitting the Germans are already better? I think you will need to take plenty of tea and leave the guns in the safe zone

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Posted : 11/01/2014 8:47 pm




MartinR
(@martinr)
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No point in reinventing the wheel. That is the thing with Germans, always over engineering and no sense of humour :)

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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Topic starter Posted : 12/01/2014 9:58 am




(@prideofengland)
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No point in reinventing the wheel. That is the thing with Germans, always over engineering and no sense of humour :)

Cheers
Martin

But our sausages are better :lol:

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