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St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:44 am
by Gadge
Ok guys


We've a St Lo game planned for June in some bocagetastic terrain.

We'll have the battle weary 82nd who've been fighting non-stop since D-day approaching St Lo and running into crack SS re-inforcements!

This is a semi historical 'what if' scenario as the 82nd did take part in the initial days of the battle and the Waffen SS were rushed in to try and stop the advance.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:23 pm
by webby
When you're opening the booking gadge I'll be the 1st with my name down, hoo-ah paratroopers, death from above!

And where is the Prince who can afford to so cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief, before a force could be brought together to repel them?

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:00 pm
by Wraith666
I may have to throw together a 82nd look for that one, but I do have till June to do that, and knowing my luck, as soon as I'm done work will rear it's ugly head and screw me over!

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:44 pm
by scaleyback
or in my case work will dissapear and screw me over :rofl:

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:42 pm
by Wladek
is this a game you were wanting to offer to the Yanks first so they can get a taste of PBI goodness?

Would be liking to make this but don't want to chop an eager Yank out of a place, or but some Yank kit and then not be able to use it except to ponce around the house.

Also this glider infantry, would they have the 82nd badge on the jacket then? As that is the kit I would be getting it would be nice to know how the PBI fellows are putting it together, so we can look a little alike, and what parts of the kit would likely be the same for a unit (helmet nets/no nets etc) and where there would be a little variety.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:45 pm
by Yith
Well I'm putting together 82nd Glider Infantry kit. Basically standard infantry (see the ranger guide) with 82nd airborne patch on the left sleeve of the M41 jacket.

Whilst this is a PBI game, we weren't necessarily expecting PBI to play at it as a team. This is a game for the Yanks and Germans, not the Brits.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:53 pm
by Wladek
fair enough. I know there are a lot of Yank players so I can sit it out if need be.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:24 pm
by Gadge
I'm sure we can find 'character' roles for PBI players wanting to play. Maybe as OSS agents, downed pilots, or simply sort out loan kit.

We'lll do our best to keep anyone who wants to be part of it involved but the primary focus of this game is to include US airborne and leg infantry types in on a PBI game.

I dont expect we'll do many where we dont have any brits but it may happen very occasionally.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:36 pm
by Wladek
Well I was quite happy for the excuse to buy a Yank leg infantry get up.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:54 pm
by Yith
Not going to stop you doing that! :)

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:25 pm
by Wladek
Oh wait a sec, did you think I was asking if I could come as a Brit? Looking back my post is rather an abortion of words, sorry if so. :slap:

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:52 am
by Boshman
Can the organisers confirm the weapon FPS limits for this one please, specifically for support weapons. :twisted:

Cheers!

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:16 pm
by webby
Not an organiser, but I would imagine it is the same as the lightening 1s, 328-350fps for Semi-full auto guns, up to 500 for bolt action.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:24 pm
by Gadge
Thats right mate.

Re: St Lo discussion thread... 6 months to debate this one!

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:27 pm
by scaleyback
can someone bring a chrono, i would like to see what the tommy gun is running at