The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

30th & 31st May 2009
User avatar
spiers
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 2127
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:36 pm
Location: Southport
Contact:

The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby spiers » Sun May 31, 2009 2:22 pm

Hi guys, hope you all enjoyed the weekend! Great weather, great site and a few good groups of guys!

The vehicles were excellent, round of applause to the 16th SS the '222' was brilliant, we definitely need to work out a bazooka of some sort. Anyway I really enjoyed myself and apart from getting shot in the ear and commend everyone for some good airsofting.
Particular part of the day which I enjoyed was the very last part, protecting a stone wall against a German attack.
Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who will fight!
General James M. Gavin


CRY HAVOC AND LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF WAR

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
che
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 2128
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:09 am
Location: gods own county

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby che » Sun May 31, 2009 3:56 pm

you gotta watch out for them german sharp shooters :rofl:
theres nowt so Permanent as temporary

Image
Image
Image




ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImage
Joss
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 165
Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:34 am

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby Joss » Sun May 31, 2009 5:27 pm

it was awseome :D :D :D ,

unlucky getting shot Spiers
Image

Image
User avatar
spiers
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 2127
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:36 pm
Location: Southport
Contact:

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby spiers » Sun May 31, 2009 6:22 pm

No probs mate, it was going to happen eventually I just wasn't expecting quite so much blood!
Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who will fight!
General James M. Gavin


CRY HAVOC AND LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF WAR

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Chomley-Warner
Site Admin
Posts: 15581
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:20 pm
Location: Derby

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby Chomley-Warner » Sun May 31, 2009 6:41 pm

Yes, an enjoyable weekend. Great to meet up with old hands as well as putting faces to new ones. Despite some niggles, Taffy's stunning site and legendary hospitality won the day - heh, it was worth turning up for this alone, never mind the stunning views! The evening entertainment was a success too and I eventually got over the disappointment to Vera Lyn not showing - of the three substitutes a young lass called Emma showed great promise, of the other two the less said the better. Not really, they were fab too!

Germans had a tough first day by being numerically disadvantaged as well as the many bolt actions rendered ineffective by stiff winds facing the usual Thompson onslaught (luckily on a more even footing once into the shelter of the wood at the end of the day). Regardless, they held positions, stoically falling back as required to cover the site and its many objectives. The plucky Brits contented themselves with sight-seeing and tea drinking (along with some deviousness and much moustache grooming) and the Yanks were relentless and found that relying on scary make up isn't sufficient to win a battle but strategy and coordinated action is.

One shouldn't moan but while the weather was glorious, on a large and hilly site it often became overbearing. Frequent rests and re-grouping helped ease the frustration, dehydrating and complete knackeringness and somehow we managed to hold it together for six hours play, so well done all.

Final thanks to the 16th for the armoured support which made a complete nuisance of itself when required/possible. It will be doubly awesome when the gas cannon is fitted!

And final, final thanks to Dianne for not only the evening nosh (I had seconds :oops: ) but also the Welsh cakes - Forester and I were munching them on the return journey as we had been provided with a goody bag :good:

BTW - Spiers has earned the nickname of Pudsey, non attendees will have to wait for the photos to find out why!
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
101stairborne-506
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 468
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:00 pm

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby 101stairborne-506 » Sun May 31, 2009 6:53 pm

lets face it CW, i bet you were cacking your panties when we were coming over that hill after you ;)

was a brilliant weekend, have to say i thought the saturday was better than the sunday, to be fair in not even sure why, bit nackered is probably the answer, but cheers all, worth the 8 hour drive,

Tom.
Now a 'namsofter. I have an M72 L.A.W. for sale for 110 posted, PM if interested.
User avatar
marsha
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 1074
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 1:27 pm
Location: birmingham
Contact:

How was it for you?

Postby marsha » Sun May 31, 2009 6:59 pm

well i must say really enjoyed myself those dam hills were bad atleast the last hill
we had to walk on its was nice to see every one again
alittle tired still but here are some pictures
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
ImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
marsha
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 1074
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 1:27 pm
Location: birmingham
Contact:

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby marsha » Sun May 31, 2009 7:05 pm

here some pictures
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
ImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Wladek
Fought at the Battle of Agincourt
Fought at the Battle of Agincourt
Posts: 4309
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:47 pm
Location: Huddersfield

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby Wladek » Sun May 31, 2009 7:09 pm

marsha wrote:Image
Chomley Watching...
Image

Image
User avatar
marsha
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 1074
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 1:27 pm
Location: birmingham
Contact:

Re: How was it for you?

Postby marsha » Sun May 31, 2009 7:13 pm

heres more
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
ImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
biguk
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 1916
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 12:20 pm
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby biguk » Sun May 31, 2009 7:15 pm

Great game...Great wkend put on by taff and his team. Spiers...cheers for organising the game (hope the ears okay) !! The usual Dog Company Vs 16th ss battle, went on though-out the day again. Cheers guys, its always a pleasure!!!
User avatar
marsha
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 1074
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 1:27 pm
Location: birmingham
Contact:

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby marsha » Sun May 31, 2009 7:31 pm

and more
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
ImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Wladek
Fought at the Battle of Agincourt
Fought at the Battle of Agincourt
Posts: 4309
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:47 pm
Location: Huddersfield

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby Wladek » Sun May 31, 2009 7:35 pm

A very enjoyable weekend, The site and hospitality well deserve the fine reputation they have.

During the first day we Brits spent the first half on intelligence and recon not sight seeing :waggle: (though there was some great views and birds to be observed :whistle: ). Dodging the Germans - well OK they were a long way away but trying to not be seen by them- was great fun, and in the afternoon booby trapping things and pulling the trigger was fun too.

highpoint? Being actually ambushed by Germans when we were sitting down for a cup of tea. There I was getting up to get the spoon and BLAM BLAM in my leg. Lipton turns, shocked to see me hit whilst Mindham scarpers faster then a quick scarpery thing. I turn around to see see this stoney faced falscrimjager pointing a pistol in a devilishly gangster like manor.

Final point of joy? After being a little confused and thinking Chomley had already been captured on day one, in the final game of the second day to engage in Operation Chomely baiting and rest easy that, even if we couldn't capture him, we got to blow him up. :D .
Image

Image
User avatar
marsha
Fought at Waterloo
Fought at Waterloo
Posts: 1074
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 1:27 pm
Location: birmingham
Contact:

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby marsha » Sun May 31, 2009 7:39 pm

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
ImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Chomley-Warner
Site Admin
Posts: 15581
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:20 pm
Location: Derby

Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby Chomley-Warner » Sun May 31, 2009 7:42 pm

Wladek wrote:...even if we couldn't capture him, we got to blow him up. :D .

Not before I'd shot off two red berets and I'm afraid I was only blown up a bit, so after an extended recuperation somewhere in Bavarian mountains, I'll be back.
So glad your efforts weren't in vain though - you looked soooo relieved when your mission was accomplished :rofl:
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Return to “The Battle of Bloody Gulch”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest