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Re: Your questions here

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:48 am

Sgt.Heide wrote:Now, can we please get back to taking the piss and going off topic
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Re: Your questions here

Postby MartinR » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:06 pm

I'm not sure about the Thompson 1928... I'd be interested to hear what people have to say about that.


Didn't Private Pike have one? :)

Well, I'm looking forward to this one, assuming I've not got anything else on that weekend, not been to Brecon for ten years.

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Re: Your questions here

Postby Chomley-Warner » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:20 pm

MartinR wrote:Didn't Private Pike have one? :)
Well, I'm looking forward to this one, assuming I've not got anything else on that weekend, not been to Brecon for ten years.
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He did indeed, the 'Chicago piano', so that's settled then. :lol:
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Yith » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:23 pm

Awesome... that'll do me. :) lol!

From Home Guard website:
"The Home Guard were trained in using the earlier M1928 version and they do appear in wartime propaganda photos using the M1928 but it was probably only issued in very limited numbers to the Home Guard. Any that were issued were quite often withdrawn and issued to the regular army whose need was more pressing than the Home Guard's."

So ok for early(ish) home guard.. :)
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Broadsword » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:12 pm

A few things...

I'm 100% keen about this - a very cool idea and a nice chance to turn the Jedburgh tables on the germans. I'll be there if I can, and will be dragging along others as well, and I'm loving the idea of plus fours, tweeds and a hunting rifle.

In my experience, CiA has NEVER been exclusive, restrictive or so anal about kit that it makes people feel they can't come. I can understand that things may seem a bit intense if you just read the forums, but honestly, I've only been to a few events and I've seldom met a bunch of more inviting and welcoming folks. Don't be put off by people getting over excited about their patches, badges and blanco. It's not actually like that when you turn up.

Finally, I have a pile of foam and rubber spades, axes and picks and could easily knock up a pitch fork :)
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Chomley-Warner » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:09 pm

Broadsword wrote:Finally, I have a pile of foam and rubber spades, axes and picks and could easily knock up a pitch fork :)

Cheers sir, I have won a small wager with myself that you, sooner or later, would offer agricultural implements for game use and I am glad you didn't disappoint. :good: . A pitchfork is a great idea - however, while it may be of use when rounding up a jerry high-up I don't think the Führers elite would be quite so intimidated. On the other hand, a stealth-kill with a pitchfork might well be one of those special moments that would be re-told to generations of grandchildren to come. Heh, in other words, wile spades and pitchforks would be good fun to start with (and for photos) more conventional weapons may be of more use as events unfold.
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Zero Bravo » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:28 am

Yith wrote:So the HG weaponry would be the P14 and P17 at this time... I don't think anyone has ever made an airsoft one of either of them.


This line got me thinking, why not?
Ok it's a weapon that would have very limited use in the general theme of the regular scenarios that we cover, but that's never got in the way of a good plan.
From what I can see the rifle is actually an easier project than any of the SMLE's of No4's as the stock is one whole piece of timber and doesn't have the annoying stock join that so many people have a problem with (myself included) with a No4. Surely a bar 10 internals would fit easily in one of these with only the cocking handle being very wrong. The rear sights are on ebay for appx 20 -25 quid, a stock band with swivel mount and a few bits of fabrication but I bet a good look alike can be made.
I'll have a crack at it over the coming months and see what I can come up with.
Does anyone have a link to where I can get the exact dimensions for the rifle please. I did a quick search and got plenty pics but no specs.
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Yith » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:20 am

Sounds great... I'd have a go myself, but I because of the very small possibility of usage it didn't seem quite worth it. Also I don't have much time!

But I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Re: Your questions here

Postby MrSlippyfist » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:36 pm

I just found a bucket with a hole in and a rather nice dented shovel. Should go nice with my 'oh er missus' farmer gear and flat cap.

I did some photo reckon for the era and its all pretty accurate stuff so jobs a good en :)

I will also have a concealed grenade or 2 which i am working on disguising as a potato and several TnT sticks painted up as carrots.

oh i've also just been declared clinically insane but after my Jedburgh training i am evading capture





Besides all the things above and before i am very much looking forward to this event as i find that all the CIA games are the most thought out, best planned and best executed with a very good group of long serving , decent minded , dont take your self too seriously type of players.
Anyone new to all this that may be reading this thread and getting confused , dont worry , you dont need ALL of the Kit with the correct stitches and the correct shiny buttons and shiny boots, there are guys here that if you are concerned, will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. For the best advice follow Chomleys original posts on kit and weapons and use that as your guide.
not that im dissing anyone else's opinions, just hoping potentially new players to ww2 dont get the wrong idea..

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Re: Your questions here

Postby Yith » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:39 pm

MrSlippyfist wrote:I will also have a concealed grenade or 2 which i am working on disguising as a potato and several TnT sticks painted up as carrots.


:) I remember your turnip (or were they cabbage) bombs at Alsos.
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Sgt.Heide » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:40 pm

Yith wrote:
MrSlippyfist wrote:I will also have a concealed grenade or 2 which i am working on disguising as a potato and several TnT sticks painted up as carrots.


:) I remember your turnip (or were they cabbage) bombs at Alsos.


It was both! :twisted: Killed a couple of yanks with the "turnip bomb" as well!
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Re: Your questions here

Postby McVickers » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:58 pm

Yith wrote:So the HG weaponry would be the P14 and P17 at this time... I don't think anyone has ever made an airsoft one of either of them.


Erm, arn't the P14 and 'P17' the one and the same? 'P17' being the oft' missquoted way of saying 'M1917', the American designation for the 0.30 version of the P14 rifle?
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Yith » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:07 pm

They're basically the same yes... but as you say the calibre is different.

The P14 is also known as the No.3. :)
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Re: Your questions here

Postby MrSlippyfist » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:45 pm

Sgt.Heide wrote:
Yith wrote:
MrSlippyfist wrote:I will also have a concealed grenade or 2 which i am working on disguising as a potato and several TnT sticks painted up as carrots.


:) I remember your turnip (or were they cabbage) bombs at Alsos.


It was both! :twisted: Killed a couple of yanks with the "turnip bomb" as well!


Yes ...FEAR THE MIGHTY TURNIP!
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Re: Your questions here

Postby Broadsword » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:55 am

On the other hand, a stealth-kill with a pitchfork might well be one of those special moments that would be re-told to generations of grandchildren to come


I shall rise to that challenge Sir !

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