And many thanks

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And many thanks

Postby Old Un » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:53 pm

Just a brief word from me to say thanks to all who came to Ariel . The standards of kit, commitment, fair play and general good fun was superb on both sides.

On the Geman side, big cheers to all for the sterling efforts put in . Not a single complaint for being asked to guard positions for hours , wander miles in the heat , or carry and errect mortars , sentry boxes and the hundreds of other bits of kit . Special mention to Che for being a competant officer ( and hopefully see you "going Airfix" *more in the future ) , the Blaggers for getting on with whatever job they were asked , and the Pioneers for keeping on with mending repairng and sorting our equipment . Also good to see PD at one of our events at last .

Did we win ? Er ......sort of maybe ..? We established our base and secured the railway lines. The Tommies proved to be more resilient than we have expected, causing us more problems than we thought. We did suceed in capturing a number of them throughout the day and quite a few as they fled. In the end France belongs to the Reich so does it matter that a few ran away ?



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Re: And many thanks

Postby Wladek » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:06 pm

Old 'Un wrote:We did succeed in capturing a number of them throughout the day and quite a few as they fled. In the end France belongs to the Reich so does it matter that a few ran away ?


We'll get back to you on that in four years or so. :wink:

However it was cracking fun, and a great set of chaps to have cracking fun with as I have grown to expect now - or even demand.

Many thanks for letting me have an outing in my Polish uniform :pompom: , even if it is now EXCEEDINGLY mucky from multiple scurrying away from Germans. :twisted:

However I made it back to Britain and received some kind of military bumf about joining the Cichociemni...

So I might be seeing you before your four years are up! :twisted:
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Re: And many thanks

Postby Peppered » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:07 pm

Thanks to all, had a great day - bit sweaty and knackered though!

The site was fantastic so thanks to them for letting CIA use it.

The lunch was very nice so compliments to the cook and to those who lugged food and drink to us.



My personal favourite bit was when seven of us net back at regen, Major Chommers was out getting stuck in somewhere and we decided to go to the noisiest bit together, the railway. We split into two groups and the group I was with tried to make progress on the railway itself. Frustrated with slow progress we charged, only for me to get shot within ten yards. On the floor, "STRETCHER BEARER" - then a cheeky german ran out and shot my helmet twice - thats me dead then...but he ran down the track and our lads shot him in the back - great death - one sprawled german. Nice one lads. (long walk for me though!)

I was really happy with the lower ammo limit, I used about a hundred all day on a bolt action. The brits running dry on the SMGs near the end was great - its not often you ask if people have rounds for covering fire and a sea of faces say - I'm dry! made for a hasty get away for those wo still lived!
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Re: And many thanks

Postby CHThree » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:28 pm

Back home and showered now.

Excellent day, especially the morning, sneaking around and evading, proving you can hide in a bright blue suit. I even enjoyed the afternoon, despite a wallop to the schnoz, thanks PD & Guy for looking after me. I had a nice stay with complimentary coffee :good: in the Jerry CP (I don't know what that Churchill cap is on about, they seemed a decent bunch :wink: ). I had great fun being an RAF pilot for the day, :D (I thinkit's time we started an RAF group, chaps). I got a bit confused when it turned out the CO was holding the map upside down, but I made it across the railway line before I decided to retire due to an oozing noze wound.

Time for a curry and a lager.

Cheers

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Re: And many thanks

Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:02 pm

Agreed wools and heat isn't the best mix in the world (nor the layering undering I had to do), still I managed not to get heat exhaustion :good: and it doesn't seem half as bad now I'm home changed, bathed etc (sure I was several shades of purple today though :oops: )

Top social :good: top day, really liked having the focused missions it made re-finding your squad if you were headed off enroute/regen so much easier as you knew where they would be :good: Many thanks to Steiner for lending me the MP40 :good:

Tired, but lookin forward to seeing the pictures :good: :rofl:

Helga as Helmut has been hidden back in the closet :lol:
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Re: And many thanks

Postby Seidler » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:11 pm

Excellent day again, nice to put some more faces to names and great to see the smoke being used so extensively & well..looking forward to the photos..
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Re: And many thanks

Postby dave barrett » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:18 pm

What a blinding day loved it all,And many thanks to you to :D
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Re: And many thanks

Postby scaleyback » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:27 pm

that was a good day, generous fair play on both sides.... i took a hit on the bayonet scabbard and walked, witnessed a jerry( no idea who) get a brit dead cold and let him walk without bang kill or shot to the body /legs. the morning roving was great, who would think wandering through the woods without really doing anything could be so atmospheric and engrossing!!!!! :rofl: the food was lovely, the site is a cherry, a delight to play at. thanks to headshot, jay, guy, and dave, and the whole cia infrastruture, it was a pleasure to play. kit was awsome, people were the cream .just one thing though..... if we didnt trip the ambush. thats the germans problem not ours....... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

role on the next one
( thanks to, stoff for the big bayonet. sorry i lost your grenade.)
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Re: And many thanks

Postby Forester » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:31 pm

:good: Top day and as always top people :good:

Danke CiA Top Brass

Special thank you to Helga for the grub
and the Blaggers for late supper :good:
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Re: And many thanks

Postby Chomley-Warner » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:34 pm

100% performance from the Brits - I couldn't have been more chuffed. They hung on very word, followed every command, got stuck in when they had to, held back when they didn't.
I have never EVER seen such sweaty men and women (in airsoft anyway) and yet despite the humidity and heat still chugged round the site with a mountain load of kit until we reached a safe haven.
Not a grumble of word of complaint, heads down and get the job done. Absolute blinder chaps.

Mercifully no barnies or hit calling or rule breaking/forgetting or arsyness from either side - nor should there have been. Both sides were on best behaviour and my god did it make it fun. What we ended up with pure man on man action (admittedly woman on woman was somewhat more interesting) errr.... What we ended up with was players challenging themselves to out-perform their enemies, whether that be by stealth, brains or brawn and no one settling for :ghey: stand-off firefights :good:

Interestingly the healthy mix of bolt actions on BOTH sides made a huge difference and what SMGs there were didn't unbalance play in the slightest.

Thanks to Alex for letting us abuse his great site, lunch in the field hit the spot (although Webby and Carly outshone us with their spread of Brie, baguette, grapes and wine :lol: ), Helga for feeding those that needed feeding, chaps that stayed behind to help with the clear up, and all players for giving more than might reasonably expected for what turned out to be a tough and physically demanding event.

There could be no winners for this one - there were tasks to be done for sure and I hope everyone felt they achieved something and weren't on the back foot from the off. The ebb and flow worked well and we got to use all of the site at some time or other. Brits managed to get 11 out of the remaining 19 to escape the clutches of the Germans (although a horrendous cockup on the map front meant 8 were needlessly destined for the comfort of jerry POW camps :roll: ) . Hope the 11 got to the coast OK!
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Re: And many thanks

Postby Tyreal » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:57 pm

I'd like to add my thanks to all of the CiA organisers and supporters. This was my first CiA event and convinced me beyond reason that it will not be my last.
My thanks to the players as well. Stirling gameplay from both sides all day. Hosting it all was totally my pleasure and I'm glad the food went down well too.
I've peeled off the wool BD, showered and ready for work tomorrow. Now, how to explain the great welt on my forehead...
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Re: And many thanks

Postby che » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:05 pm

as usual big thanks to CIA boys for another cracking event i know it takes up alot of there time.i had realy great time as a officer going airfix rocks cheers to guy and jay for putting up with me . :good:
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Re: And many thanks

Postby Fandanglos » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:06 pm

Thanks all. Realy good day. Very hot and humid.

Hats off to the Brits - I did a fair amount of running and was sweaty and exhausted but nothing near the amount of running around I saw you guys doing.

Nice to have Webby get that close and not grenade me or shoot me point blank with a pistol :lol:

Now home with beer in hand and will sleep well tonight!
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Re: And many thanks

Postby che » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:17 pm

sorry i forgot to say big thanks to carl and jon m for digging the mg nest in that heat well done lads :shock:
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Re: And many thanks

Postby john outram » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:29 pm

awesome day lads and lasses :good: .hats off to the brits for there tireless work :good: .the food was great :good: .i feel like i have run a marathon so early night for me.
did somebody mention something about zelts :rofl:
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