Thanks to all the organisers and special thanks to Steve. Having put on many games its hard work which sometimes go un noticed.
Great day met some New people and the Old faces Hmmm Jimbo Glynn and fremsley but you know always a pleasure never a chore shooting you.
Thanks to peter for amazing Pyro as always Boom Boom Peter you rock.
thanks to my Fallschirmjäger squad we performed a s a squad all day and really gave the allies a damned good thrashing but they fought back as good as they got so thanks for that.
Only have a couple of pictures which I will up load when i get the chance.
Hope to see all of you in the field soon.
PS Hats off to the people who brought vehicles they were great really makes you think you are there we knock the socks of the Modern Airsofters
Hi folks I would like to thank all of you who made it a great day, thanks to the lads that brought the vehicles, pyro Pete and his barrage also Doc for helping me, and Combat South for the loan of their site,
Cheers for the day.
I hope all the Germans liked the barrage around the village & I hope I can help out & do it all again at another game.
In my mind it adds so much to a game if it's done in a safe manner.
See ya soon
Great day at a fantastic site, thanks to all for your effort
Thank you to you amazing people that take the time to come along and support the event. I am so very glad the weather was kind and that today went well. I always look forward to the WW2 event at the site. A massive thank you to my amazing buddy who has worked so hard to bring this event together, He made signs, Maps, the scenario. hours making props and his own time and money into trying to give the game a good start. The amazing Rabbitspacker that is Stephen Jewer . Amazing . Thank you to Peter for the time and effort you took preparing and delivering the pyrotechnics in the village. Thank you to Gordon and all the amazing FHR for your support today. I hope that you all had a good time.
Doc Steve Combat South
Firstly many thanks for putting the game on. As usual I always enjoy the Ww2 days and the work that goes into them is immense and appreciated.
May I offer my view from the British though. We had three objectives. Each at a certain time but for whatever reason we ended up sitting around for hours. Also having a meal break in the field and then moving on only to be told to go back and wait an hour as we had finished our lunch too early sort of defeats the eat when you can idea. Just a thought you could have let's us take the village while they eat and then they would have had to fight for it....
Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the day and would come again even with the 430 start for me.
But perhaps some sub objectives available to squads might be worth thinking about?
But to end on a positive well played all and hopefully see some of you in December? A great day.
Hi folks , many thanks to all the organizer's for a fantastic day sincerely and a pat on back for our pyro man for pyros in & around Village really added to atmosphere , excellent , I spoke to loads of people and they say same thing when is the "next one" at Combat South , there is a massive gap in the year with nothing on , you may get smaller numbers but you will get takers.
Hope to see a posting for the next Combat south
Thanks for all your support over the few years I have put on events this was my last one. I am no longer organizing events but hope that Gordon and his group will hire the site in the future. Thank you all again for your support
We had a good social on Friday night and enjoyed the morning in the vehicles, bit of confusion on sat , as to was there lunch or not ?so we carried on and then took vehicles back to base and came out on foot, the 8 of us had a great time attacking the bridge and village. Thanks Steve and all who helped set up the game. Nice to see Pete again and still carrying more bangers than the UXB squad
In the game detail it did not say say eat in the field just a short break, sorry there was some confusion, I do try to make sure the event details and game rules etc are all covered on the forum.
Thanks Steve doc for the video on you tube
Cheers to all the crew at Combat South for their efforts and the guys who bought their vehicles!! Highlights of the day for me were the Battle at the fuel dump. The allies got so close to taking it and when they finally launched a mass charge, we had dropped back and there was no one in there. The fight for the Bridge in the afternoon - pyro, smoke, mortars - what more could you ask? Cheers to Phil, who, I thought did a good job leading and organising our squad.
I think in hindsight, maybe the lunchtime thing could have gone better. I can understand why the allies were hacked off if they were going a launch an attack and were told to come back later as the krauts are having their bratwursts.
All in all a very enjoyable day and good to see some new faces (as well as the old ones of course)
So, when’s the next one? thank you everyone that was a brilliant day, for me, particular thanks go to the organisers and to Phil and the SS squad, thanks for having me.
It did get slightly confusing at the end, someone said they’d captured and cleared all 3 bridges and we had to await the final attack, but nothing materialised in the end. Still, awesome day out and I can’t wait for the next.
the first battle at the fuel dump wasn't a battle ! it was a recce, as we were told we were ahead of schedule so go have a look see and then return!.
Ok so it was a fairly aggressive recce...
for me personally it was the best bit of the day.
The Fog of War
i have to say i was not terribly pleased, each time we followed the timings on our orders there was no one to attack at that point we were supposed to attack, small groups kept going off and doing their own thing, there was lone wolfing. lunch was confused. we had axis off advances and they all went out the window just a free for all with random people from different units all mixed up. we had jerries blind firing, not hit taking and there was talk of 'hot' weapons though not sure about that. there were a lot of unimpressed people on the day on the allies, surprised people changing their tune for the forums. There was even one chap who had to remove himself from the game to cool down over his frustration over the jerries. It might aswell have been an open day in ww2 kit for all the good the orders were, I think unfortunately an open day would have been more fun but still I appreciate the effort taken to organise and put it on, so thank you for that.
if I were to make a suggestion for future events, it would be a radio on the day for any of the section leaders to actually get hold of organiser to find out what is happening when things are not going right. And/or have an army commander organising each side and marrying up the encounters throughout the day.
make tea not war
there was talk of 'hot' weapons though not sure about that
The bruises on my face and hands would suggest there were some hot weapons on the allied side too!