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McVickers
(@mcvickers)
Famed Member

First of all, I'd like to thank the organisers for another fantastic game - I've only been to one AGS game before (Il Giogo Pass), and once again I found myself in a quarry in KD :wink:

The beginning of the day started unlike any airsoft battle has started that I have ever played. Remember going to museums on school trips as a kid? Where to get you into the 'feel' of the displays, they tried to emerse you in to these world of the subject? The museum staff would lead you into a room, which inside would be a time machine/space rocket/landing craft, and after a projected video/sounds and smells/etc you'd a allowed out of a door in the opposite wall in front of you, and on into the rest of the museum mocked up with all of the artifact displays?...

Well, for the Brit' contingent, we were just a bunch of airsofters waiting for a WW2 themed game to start in some quarry outbuildings...

...then all of a sudden, an air-raid warning sounds! The entrance to the airfield's air-raid shelter is pointed out to us, and we instinctively dash for cover inside. Once inside, we can hear the Luftwaffe flying overhead, bombs dropping, closer, closer, then *BANG* A very close one indeed. Then another sinking into the ground nearby and beating the walls of the shelter. Small clouds of dust sink from the shelter ceiling. All goes quiet, as the Luftwaffe finish their pass over. Have they finished? Have we got off lightly? We hear the whiny drone of the planes near the airfield again, dropping more of their payload with greater accuracy, presumably unhindered from the local AA guns we can't hear firing any more. The airfield edifices now easy pray to aircrews who could now take their time to drop their bombs with a bit more precision. Three more terrifyingly close blasts, seemingly right on top of the re-enforced earth-covered shelter. The whiny drones of the Luftwaffe heading home fade into the distance. We head-count, ready ourselves, regain our nerves, as the 'all clear' finally sounds. We tentatively exit the shelter, a few men venturing out to scout first to check the safety of our exit and the surrounding superstructures, before the rest of the sections of the battalion step out...

...back onto our sun drenched airfield in Crete.

Time for us to go assess the damage and ensure the airfield and its surrounding are still secure...

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/05/2013 8:06 pm




MartinR
(@martinr)
Famed Member

Just got back, completely knackered and surrounded by piles of wet clothing and webbing.

Great day out, magnificent effort by the organisers and the players. Great standard of play and kit. Loved the air raid (above), what a brilliant idea, and also really enjoyed spending an hour digging trenches and filling sandbags. Final highlight was running for the boats to get off the island :rofl:

I took a few pictures, I'll sort them out in the next couple of days and maybe post something more coherent.

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 : 11/05/2013 8:35 pm




Steiner
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Illustrious Member

Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to all who participated in the event, and made it what it was. Special thank yous to those who helped us practically, brought props, lent us kit, and transported troops and kit throughout (Mr Ramsay!). It was great to meet everyone, particularly the first-timers to an Army Group South event, and for some, their first WW2 airsoft event. Massive hats off to both Daniel and Dejan as WW2 first-timers, whose kit was absolutely spot-on - well done indeed.

Having only used about a quarter of the site at the Sevastopol event, this time, pretty much all of it was used. Both the FJ and GJ started on the far side of the site, and had to make their way to their initial objectives. It was most interesting to see what was going on on top of that mountain - little figures scurrying about, and the occasional smoke puffs the only clues to the battle that was raging up there. As leader of Dora (the explorer) Gruppe, we negotiated our way and tried to use the lie of the land and shrubbery to hide us from the prying eyes of both the mountain outpost and the turret fortification which was our first objective. I found this journey equally as exciting as any firefight, I must say.

Overall, the gameplay and sportsmanship standards were the best I have ever experienced - well done to you all. :good:

Andy. (Aching all over, climbing up and down all those bloomin' little mountains! :giggle: )


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

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Posted : 12/05/2013 9:13 am




Hurrah
(@hurrah)
Reputable Member

Urgh. I ache from the exertion, have bangs and bruises in places I can't explain, shoulder sore from carrying the Bren Gun half the day, and an ear to ear grin. All the signs of a great day.

Thank you.

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 : 12/05/2013 10:09 am




Cheeky Chappy
(@cheeky-chappy)
Estimable Member

Great game. :good: A long hard day. :| Lot's of fun and fair play by both teams. I felt it was great to meet so many new faces and make new friends including the old and revered as well as the first timers. Steiner, Bosh, Daniel and Dejan to mention but a few. :happydance:

After a long drive down from Yorkshire, Dave (Manpig) and myself grabbed a room for the night and set out our kit before changing into our dress uniforms and strolling out. By the end of the night I was rolling drunk and a happy FJ. Luckily at 06.30 I was awake and relatively clear headed without a hangover. :happyswing:

09.00 outside for the briefing and then onto the JU52 (Land Rover) for the drop. Next thing I'm on my own having landed safely on the island of Kreta. Looking for my Komeraden and a drop canister. Lukily both turned up quite soon and once the sections were united and weapons distributed we were off to find the Tommies.

Due to the large size of the site it was quite a march before the first contact. Occasionally the enemy could be seen on the far horizon scurrying around or digging in to form defensive positions. Eventually we made first contact and attacked to Tommies in good FJ fashion. :x

What followed was, as I said at the top, a great game. Good sportsmanship and role play on both sides with good leadership and control within the FJ and from what I could see on the Brit side too. My own personal favourite moment of the day and one I shall not soon forget was when I was on point and came across the entire British contingent at their tea break. . . . "Hände hoch!" I shouted, the response from the English officer is too rude to print here as he put his hands in the air along with his men. :happyclap: Great fun and role play by all.

Here are some pics:
Serious for the camera!
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And Relax!!
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Oh! that German sense of humour - A little harmless horseplay with a captured Tommy!
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Well done Daniel for being such a good sport. :giggle:

More pics to follow :good:

Hitler was a better dancer than Churchill, he was a better skater than Churchill . . .

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Posted : 12/05/2013 2:58 pm




Cheeky Chappy
(@cheeky-chappy)
Estimable Member

Yith resplendent in his British officer uniform and sporting a Cheeky Chappy flesh tone mask.
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First time airsofters Daniel and Dejan.
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Hände hoch! Cheeky Chappy's proudest moment. :happyswing:
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Note the defiant gesture from the Tommy on the extreme right of the picture. :giggle:

Hitler was a better dancer than Churchill, he was a better skater than Churchill . . .

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Posted : 12/05/2013 3:08 pm




Cheeky Chappy
(@cheeky-chappy)
Estimable Member

Brits on parade.
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Krauts on Kreta.
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Waiting for the JU52.
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Hitler was a better dancer than Churchill, he was a better skater than Churchill . . .

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Posted : 12/05/2013 3:30 pm




Cheeky Chappy
(@cheeky-chappy)
Estimable Member

Dave, (Manpig) - Scouting ahead on the march to the airfield.
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Steve, (Cheeky Chappy) on the march to the airfield.
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FJ approaching the airfield.
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Hitler was a better dancer than Churchill, he was a better skater than Churchill . . .

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Posted : 12/05/2013 3:36 pm




Hänschen klein
(@hanschen-klein)
Famed Member

A big thanks to all that attended, nearly 50 players is a great turn out especially in the current financial climate. A great effort made by players who traveled extraordinary distances,Yorkshire and Somerset to play,we must be doing something right as a group for that commitment. :good:

Game play all day was 1st class by both sides and the effort made in kit was amazing, old hands improving their look (Tim nice flower on the jump smock sort of Edelweiss tulip crossbreed) :rofl: , and even a 1st time player who had kit I think he could have joined a re encator group with.

For me personally I had a great day marshaling my zug of Berta gruppe FJ around, we made some great co ordinated section attacks with the support MG in a suppressing role. Thanks to my section :good: Oh and I guess thanks to Steiners section :D event though they did turn up a little late for the attack on the Gun emplacement but they made up for it in the afternoon overwhelming the Brits in the causeway. :good:

The site really made you feel you were in Crete, rocky outcrops grassland just missed a little sun, although the hill we went up was steep pulling and pushing our drop cannister, someone remarked "This is the full on experience" they were right full immersion in the mind set by all, I will just have to make a mechanical donkey next time for the FJ transport.

I hope people had fun with my props. The Stuka shell UXB, and the Brit air raid, that seemed to be a big hit.

Downside the Germans left `Herman` hanging on the cliff face no one went to cut him down. Have you not seen Band of Brothers or the Longest day :shock: shame on you. Brits if you had cut `Herman` down and searched him for intel, you never know what you might have found 8) Basics :D

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Posted : 12/05/2013 4:15 pm




Hänschen klein
(@hanschen-klein)
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Posted : 12/05/2013 4:20 pm




dadio
(@dadio)
Famed Member

had a bit of rest,bath and food and can now reflect on the day.
from the off and scattered drop and the re-grouping at the beginning to the hunt for the weapon's containers it set the day in the right frame.once we were all armed it was a sense of relief like having clothes on again and reduced fear of British patrol's, then the teamwork to haul the wheeled supply canister over rough ,sometimes steep terrain (top mark's to Gordon ).then all to soon Dora split off on their separate approach as we watched the Jebrigejager attack in panorama in the distance.our groupen was seen first by the British and the decision was made to draw fire and make an attack to cover the final approach of Dora .lunch saw us gain the heights and re-joined by the successful Dora and despite a spirited flanking counter attack we were able to secure our position .then after lunch we captured the British at tea then on to the grand pincer movement as both German contingent's combined for the assault on the last pocket of resistance , finally the dignity of the British was saved as they managed a rain soaked withdrawal to the waiting transport ships.
oh my god i ache today.thank you all especially the AGS team for making it all happen.
just got to add my admiration of the steely nerve shown by the high number of Brit's in shorts :good:

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
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Posted : 12/05/2013 5:02 pm




(@greenmogh)
Eminent Member

My dad and I had a truly fantastic time at our first WW2 game. The standard of kit was top notch, not to mention the sportsmanship of both sides. Playing with our fellow Gebirgsjäger was an experience to remember, especially when I was one of the MG crew!

A massive thanks to all at AGS and players themselves, here's to many WW2 games to come.

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Posted : 12/05/2013 5:38 pm




(@prideofengland)
Noble Member

Well done AGS another roaring success :good:

A very well thought out game with all the fantastic props that AGS have become renown for (I especially loved the UXB :thumbs: ).

Great to see old friends again as well as new faces, I'll 2nd Steiner - Daniel and Dejan had great kit and a great attitude, hope to see you both at another game soon.

Thanks to everyone who gave me advice over the weekend, our community is a great source for knowledge and ideas.

Hard to pick out my favorite bits but I especially enjoyed the long approach march, not knowing when you will run into the enemy and having to advance in groups using cover was great fun.

Excellant gameplay by all, only the weather let us down at the end of the day, the sight of all those brits in their shorts soaked through by a sudden downpour brought a smile to my face :rofl:

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Posted : 12/05/2013 6:18 pm




ww2stu
(@ww2stu)
Noble Member

Have to agree with mc vickers on the start of the day with the brits taking cover in the air raid shelter great way to start the day. The bird scarers going off inside and outside made my heart skip a beat! :lol:
Lots of small props laying around in places added to the feel of the event, also a first at any airsoft / milsim event that I have been too was that everyone got 2 free grenades .... great! Squad leaders also got smoke grenades too. You cant ask for any more than that from the organisers.
Kit was top notch from both sides, glad i took the plunge and brought some KD as so many other brits (including the two brand new players!) wore it and made loads of effort. I certainly have the kness (and the bum aparently to pull it off) :giggle:
The telephone wire across the site

Great game would gladly go to another event you guys put on!

My only points to consider for the next one.

I feel Brits at times could of been done with a bit more organisation. Also a few times when we were over run or when we died (used bandage and hit again) regen wasn't as clear as it could of been. Although none of this took away the fun from the day.

Stu

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Posted : 12/05/2013 7:02 pm




dcheetham89
(@dcheetham89)
Reputable Member

Well what can I say, what a fantastic day it was, well worth the travel and the prep! A really big thank you to all you guys for the warm welcome, really mean it, felt very welcome from the beginning! Thank you for all the comments on kit too, loved wearing it. I thought everyone looked fantastic, proud to be apart of one hell of a airsoft battle!
Game play was excellent, disarming that bomb was the icing on the cake, really well done to the organisers. Its funny how the little touches add to the whole effect. The air raid at the beginning got the adrenaline going :shock: , heart pumping head down, jumping on the jeep, reports of paras in the area, well what better way to start the day! :twisted:
Hoping this to be the start of many ww2 games, thanks to all players and organisers :good:
Now for a few photos!



















Surviving Evacuees

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Posted : 12/05/2013 7:59 pm




MartinR
(@martinr)
Famed Member

Recovered a bit now, so just to add to my earlier comments, the whole thing was a very immersive experience and what I've come to expect from AGS. Prior to the air raid Corporal Yith had us doing drill, and after the raid our section was sent to hold the mountain.

We spent some time establishing communications back to hq and digging in, a good hour digging trenches and filling sandbags. Our OP spotted German troops about 20 minutes away and we finalised our defences. We had dug in well and the barbed wire channelled the German attack into the killing zone our our mortar and bren gun. The fighting was relentless as we threw back wave after wave of attackers, but our own losses mounted and despite repeated calls to hq for more supplies we eventually ran out of ammo for the mortar and the bren and had to fall back down the mountain.

We made a futile counterattack back up it, but after being slaughtered we just held the road at the bottom. Eventually the Germans made their own attack down the hill and made excellent use of fire and movement to just roll over us. Hats off to the Gebirgsjagers. Our efforts to stop them linking up with the FJ failed and then we were back in the airfield buildings where we held out a surprising length of time. Eventually it was all over and there was nothing for it but run like crazy for the boats. I do a fair bit of running but not usually in ammo boots and full kit, absolutely knackering but brilliantly exciting, especially with lardy running after us chucking grenades.

So, fantastic fun and a great weekend. I put about 2000 rounds through the bren, which is probably more than I've fired at all my other ww2 games put together:)

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 : 12/05/2013 7:59 pm




Moss
 Moss
(@moss)
Prominent Member

I would like to first say a massive thank you to all at AGS for putting on such an amazing event.

Also big thanks to everyone for being so welcoming and friendly to me as a first time ww2 airsofter.

Was great to meet you all, enjoyed chatting to all who were there on friday night and seeing everyones impressive custom builds and kit. Thanks to all who complimented me on my uniform and kit, it's much appreciated :good:

Highlights of the day were; shitting myself at every single grenade, blank and birdscarer that went off! The first firefight with the germans near the naval gun turret, Walking back to re-gen while watching the FJ sneak up on the surviving brits whilst they were eating their lunch. Almost getting deafend in the air raid by one of the birdscarers on the ceiling. The desperate last battle in and around the british HQ. Getting a pistol kill when a hollering FJ charged in firing his MP40 from the hip and shooting each other at the same time and The mad dash back to the docks.

I would also like to thank Dadio for lending me his Tommy gun.

Was good to meet Dan, a fellow ww2 airsoft first timer, had a great time fighting alongside you and all the rest of C section.

Overall, it was one of the most exciting thing I've ever done in my life and I can't wait for the next event!

Huge thank you and hope to see you all again soon.

Dejan :D

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Posted : 12/05/2013 10:56 pm




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