The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

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

Postby webby » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:16 pm

Ah so you're paying homage to a particular platoon of soldiers. :good:
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby 101stairborne-506 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:20 pm

best bit for me was my first kill with my 1911, remember webby n taff?

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

Postby Steiner » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:23 pm

Firstly, some well-deserved thank yous - Taffy, for being the hostess with the mostest. 8) Taffy Jr and the rest of the site crew for all their running around on our behalf. 16th SS for going to all that effort to bring the vehicles - much appreciated, Dave - and you guys were an absolute pleasure to skirmish alongside. :good: Welsh and Tom from Dog Co. who prevented me from falling asleep at the wheel, despite my 7-hour journey! :wink:

It was good to see familiar faces again - you all know who you are - and a pleasure to meet some new players - Roy, who must have lost half his body weight in sweat, playing in all wools - you sir, are a trooper! :good: And also Martin Von Straffham, another new comrade in arms. 8)

Now some constructive criticism. I think on Saturday, the Axis players could easily be forgiven for thinking they were just there as the 101's cannon-fodder - the odds were against them in terms of numbers, firepower, comms, medic rules, etc. (I guess they had an armoured car to hide behind during one scenario - that was pretty much it! :lol: ) After an hour or so, it was pretty obvious they were on a hiding to nothing, but nobody spat out their dummy, they just soldiered on. :good: Don't forget, it takes two sides to make a game - the Axis players are not just there as vermin to be exterminated. The Sunday morning game was a much better-balanced affair.
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby BedsnHerts » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:25 pm

biguk wrote:The Filthy13 grew notorious, even within the ranks of the elite 101st. Never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, this squad became singular within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill and that was only in training. Just prior to the invasion of Normandy, a "Stars and Stripes" photographer caught U.S. paratroopers with heads shaved into Mohawks, applying war paint to their faces.

This is our way of remembering them.


Where are the Mohawk hairdos then??
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Postby Steiner » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:34 pm

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Postby webby » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:41 pm

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Just doesn't quite look right does it!? :lol:
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby oddball » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:27 pm

For those that stayed home to watch Everton lose etc here is what you could have been doing :rofl:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwPLncTyn7A[/youtube] EDIT 302MB VERSION NOW LAST WAS 26MB.


This one for the vehicle nuts :whistle:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4PWqa_nGyQ[/youtube]
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby Gary Barton » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:14 pm

Well great weekend ,good to see keith,chommers,jd7,stiener,webby,welsh,and all the Dog Company lads,always a pleasure to fight with and against :good: have to agree with stieners comments as well :good: but all in all great weekend and only taffy john would put chilli on for food on the hottest day of the year greek salad would have been better :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Great photos too :D
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby biguk » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:12 pm

BedsnHerts wrote:
biguk wrote:The Filthy13 grew notorious, even within the ranks of the elite 101st. Never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, this squad became singular within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill and that was only in training. Just prior to the invasion of Normandy, a "Stars and Stripes" photographer caught U.S. paratroopers with heads shaved into Mohawks, applying war paint to their faces.

This is our way of remembering them.


Where are the Mohawk hairdos then??



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

Postby armourerdoug » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:36 pm

BedsnHerts wrote:
biguk wrote:The Filthy13 grew notorious, even within the ranks of the elite 101st. Never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, this squad became singular within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill and that was only in training. Just prior to the invasion of Normandy, a "Stars and Stripes" photographer caught U.S. paratroopers with heads shaved into Mohawks, applying war paint to their faces.

This is our way of remembering them.


Where are the Mohawk hairdos then??

get a life! we do this for fun mate! :rofl:
James shaved off all his hair to put on a mohawk (not all the original filthy 13 did this), but we forgot it! he he
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby BedsnHerts » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:23 pm

armourerdoug wrote:
BedsnHerts wrote:
biguk wrote:The Filthy13 grew notorious, even within the ranks of the elite 101st. Never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, this squad became singular within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill and that was only in training. Just prior to the invasion of Normandy, a "Stars and Stripes" photographer caught U.S. paratroopers with heads shaved into Mohawks, applying war paint to their faces.

This is our way of remembering them.


Where are the Mohawk hairdos then??

get a life! we do this for fun mate! :rofl:
James shaved off all his hair to put on a mohawk (not all the original filthy 13 did this), but we forgot it! he he


Part-timers :rofl:

I demand full barnet authenticity.

And biguk, if you can find enough hair on my noggin to cut me a Mohawk I'd pay you for your coiffeur services. :kiss:
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby armourerdoug » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:51 pm

ha ha you can have a stick on one like James! :good: may do a mohawk for the next re-enactment event we get invited to,,,as for part timers,,,,,,,errrr Yep :D
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby taffyjohn » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:33 pm

Group photo can be seen on my web site.

Thanks to Marsha for sending it to me xxxx

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

Postby oddball » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:10 pm

taffyjohn wrote:Group photo can be seen on my web site.

Thanks to Marsha for sending it to me xxxx



Also Marshas photos on page 1 of this thread :good:
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Re: The Battle of Bloody Gulch - What did you think!

Postby Zero Bravo » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:21 pm

Odball, it was a pleasure to meet you, as you were the inspiration for my MG42 full metal build. I'm glad it wasnt ready in time as I'm not as fit as Webby and would have struggled to carry that weight around. Cracking footage sir, if a tad biased, but that's the press for ya :good:
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