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June 7, 2014

Operation Nordlicht – 11/12 October 2014

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Operation Nordlicht
Autumn 1942, it’s been a year since Army Group North managed to punch holes through the Soviet defensive lines surrounding the approaches to Leningrad. Since then the blitzkrieg has slowed to a snail’s paced advance fighting through the incessant sodden ground of winter, the German commands unending re enforcing of the army groups to the centre and south, and the dogged resistance of the Red army.

Now on August 19th Army group north has captured the hills overlooking Leningrad known as the Sinyavino Heights. The 18th army’s effort has left their numbers of dead and wounded too great for them to be effective within the line for the commencement of Operation Nordlicht and to finally crush the last defence of the city of Leningrad. So the line has been re-manned by the soldiers of the 11th army with their remit set.

To reinforce the large mortar positions and clear the lower lying woodland of any straggling soviet troops as the bombardment of Operation Nordlicht begins tomorrow. Can the German forces close their grip on the city or will the Soviet forces be able to hold back the onslaught again…

£25.00 for single day main event Saturday
£30.00 for single day main event Saturday plus training day Sunday

German forces: 11th Army – 24th Infantry Division & 3rd Mountain Division
Russian forces: 128th Rifle Division

This is a 900day event to be held at ‘The Hill’, a new Gunman Innovations Airsoft woodland site near Silverdale (Newcastle-Under-Lyme), offering 65 acres of wooded area up the sides and over the top of a hill. The site features many tracks, gulleys, craters, shallow and steep hills.

Full information can be found on the forum: www.ww2airsoft.org.uk


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