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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Sgt.Heide » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:27 pm

The Germans who bumped the Jed's have no idea of the knock on effect that it had on the SAS operations. We were supposed to RV with the Jed's at 1700hrs, before carrying out close target recce's on your positions. We had been 100% successful up until then and, were feeling pretty confident. Because we only met up with 2 very tired fugitives at 1900hrs, our plans and tasks were laid waste. So, well done for that Germans, your quick actions had far reaching consequences that you may not have been aware of and we had to retask to a lesser role for the night. You denied us valuable information, which meant our plans for sunday also had to be changed.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:47 pm

Kermit wrote:You were unlucky. I'd just come up from the Jerry camp with a wagon full of troops in order to carry out a sweep further up the site. It was only when you got spotted that we piled in.

Heh, that was aaaaaages after first contact! First reports came back of contact to the south of HQ and a larger squad went back to first contact point. No info came back while I was in camp. After a while I gathered a couple of vehicles full of men and we set out a line on the middle road in the wooded area. Patrolled for the road twenty mins or so. No movement seen either down to the bottom road or up to the bottom road. Decided to extend a line to clear northwards through the trees from middle road to top road. Got halfway and it was clear no one of consequence was there. Returned to middle road.

Jamie drove up with orders from CO, who by this time was on the top road, to sweep up northwards to him. I sent Jamie back with a negative, area already swept and we would sweep downwards to the bottom road instead. Very slowly we tracked down from the old Churchill's German camp until we were onto the bottom road. Then noticed movement on our left - a column of men moving up on the edge of the forest tree line. Definitely allies - bergens and radio packs. I'd been seen unsurprisingly, I didn't make any effort to hide our presence, we were trying to dominate the area not set sneaky ambushes! One of allies waves to me. Rather shocked I called up the next man to me and asked him to confirm what I'd seen. Enemy waves to me again. :shock:

I move back behind a tree and call troops in - explain enemy seen and we are to move at a pace diagonally to try and make up ground and hit them before they reach the road. Running hell for leather (and arse over tit) we track them up to the road where they bunched up clearly not wanting to beak cover across the road. Open fire, enemy run across the road as Kermit arrives in transport, we now have two prisoners while the transport group crash into the woods to follow up. Hopefully the CO was still on the top road and intercepted enemy crossing the road to the SAS base. Extract prisoners on foot and in transport, return to base to gloat. :twisted:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Steiner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:56 pm

Hmm. That must have been a different engagement, Chommers. After the initial firefight, we spent a couple of minutes medic-ing the wounded and deciding upon our course of action. We were then engaged by Anton (not Rogers), who wounded and captured myself and Webby - the rest got away. I believe it was Wildfire who waved to you.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:00 pm

That's correct, Anton were the second attack following reports of contact, taking two prisoners - the rest were intercepted in their attempted get away as I related, Kermit coming in at the end.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Wladek » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:21 pm

I thought Anton made contact, and Caesar were ordered to follow up on this contact, with some attachments?

my my, war is a confusing malarky isn't it.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:25 pm

I expect you are right, first contact was by a bit of one squad then followed up by another (but not Benson Bison Brutus whatever my squad was called as we were on break).
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby dave barrett » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:28 pm

Would like to give a Big thanks to all involved for a cracking weekend...had a great time..it was my best Airsoft experiance to date a good mix of what WW2 Airsoft should be.Bad point it all went to quick..Saturday was fun when all the prisoners started to arrive..then being ambushed Sunday morning and then a good old fire fight in the camp top weekend :good:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Steiner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:49 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:I expect you are right, first contact was by a bit of one squad then followed up by another (but not Benson Bison Brutus whatever my squad was called as we were on break).


Bruno. :roll:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:51 pm

Heh, that's the monkey.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Wladek » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:57 pm

well well, isn't that the picture. We were on break too, got a two minute call up whilst we were snoozing in our tents. Typical SS, get all the blummin best treatment whilst the poor Heer do all the hard work. :wink:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Broadsword » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:20 pm

Thanks for a fully awesome weekend, especially to Pete for rolling with the changes and pulling out all he could to keep us SAS in the game. In no particular order, I have ticked off a number of childhood fantasies, including, but not limited to...

Ambushing a German patrol car on a lonely pine wooded road

Driving through an enemy camp on the back of a jeep, thompson blazing, hurling grenades and insults

Sleeping "rough"(ish) behind enemy lines with only a small band of comrades and some animal cunning to hide us from the enemy

Diving off the road at the sound of a nearby engine only to have 2 German patrol cars drive past as our squad cowered in fear behind almost no cover, waiting for the fateful cry of "Achtung. Halt !"

Hurling grenades into a (already destroyed) radar station

and last but not least, cutting thethroat of a captured SS officer. Which to be fair, probably wasn't a boyhood dream, but was jolly good fun all the same :)

100 rounds fired. 3 grenades thrown. 1 Fairburn Sykes bloodied. An event that rates easily in my top 3 ever, and that's a big compliment in almost 20 years of LARP, airsoft and reenactment. Oh, and I'm fitter than I realised.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Orkman » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:53 pm

Had a fantastic weekend, been three years since I last did a CIA event and had completely forgotten what it was like! Everything ran well and worked (especially the interrogations, that made me smile a little bit!) and summed up for me what these events are all about; a group of like minded individuals who are all out to enjoy the scenarios, work with the terrain and just have a bloody good laugh.

Big thanks to the organisers for pulling it all together, to the squad leaders for keeping us all in order, also a huge cheers to dave and the lads for sorting out the grub Sat night and the breakfast Sunday morning, I think that bacon and egg sarnie will keep me going for a while yet!

See you all at the next event.
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby MrSlippyfist » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:00 pm

Zero Bravo wrote:Been reading with interest all this talk of a German Ambush on the patrolling Jeds when it was actually 3 of us that had got split from our patrol, were lost and looking for a way to cross the river. The moving jeds without realising it were silhouetting themselves walking along the fence line. We were in dark woods and the bright field to the side of them meant that the dark moving shapes made a good target. Thinking that Jeds were in small groups we engaged them, but were soon overrun by the rest of the group. 3 Bolties against 5 semi autos, we didn't stand a chance. I had just been mediced when I recieved more fire and that was the end of that. Good battle but certainly no Ambush.


but the contact was taken as an ambush as you were all in the woods and we had no idea how many of you there were or any idea if we had cut off groups in front of us and follow ups behind.
All i saw was incoming fire, me and head shot shouting a lot then throwing smokes and legging it.
It actually worked really well for the germans as it pretty much ruined the jeds night time plans with the SAS, not to mention the following mornings attack.
We decided to walk the outskirts along the fence at great risk because the terrain elsewhere was just too harsh for us with all the kit, all of us were suffering at the point of contact.
strange thing was , as i pulled away from the attack i did take a burst of semi auto fire in my direction..if you guys all had bolties who the hell shot at me??? lol..friendly fire?? ...hmmm :shock:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby BedsnHerts » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:15 pm

Fandanglos wrote:I must admit feeling sorry for the said prisoners. Guess I would make a poor Nazi in reality.


You were certainly a very hospitable captor (and the only German who went to the trouble of actually speaking german :good: ) Then you spoiled it all by politely asking me to sit with my hands on my head, which is frikkin' agony after about 5 mins and was the most uncomfortable part of the hour or so I spent in captivity :giggle:

Actually I thought that the interrogation techniques were very good. Theatrical shouting and screaming and threatening to pull out our fingernails obviously wouldn't have worked, but overhearing comments like
"...and we got all their call codes too. Result" was very depressing to hear at the time, especially as I now know that you hadn't :roll:

Guy and Kermit did a great job in subtly eroding our morale. Although I didn't buy the claim that one of us had defected to the dark side, I genuinely believed that one of us had sacked it off due to exhaustion and that Stephen and Stu were having beer and a BBQ with Josh and the boys whilst we sat in the cold with bags on our heads. The killer was hearing that I'd be dropped off alone in the middle of nowhere with my Bergen and knowing that I'd have to choose between the prospect of either camping out alone in some horribly uncomforatble terrain or else try to navigate my way back to our camp in the in the dark with full pack. Had Guy offered me a single malt instead of a cigarette at that point I think I would have cracked :lol:

Anyway, just to say that the capture phase was yet another feather in the Jedburgh organizational cap :good:
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Re: Some thank you's

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:23 pm

I too felt more than a tad guilty at the sight of a long row of men, heads bowed and bagged. In fact appalled. Quite how you stuck that out I don't know. As someone who generally tries to get through life being nice to people I realise how crap I would have been at war but I guess circumstances change you.

Incidentally, the interrogators were pussy cats - I was terrified by Keith's performance, I'll never look at him the same again. And to think he wanted to use his cuffs as well. :shock: :rofl:
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