How was it for you?

A Comrades in Arms event held at Ceri Forest, Shropshire
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How was it for you?

Postby Steiner » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:41 pm

Well, I'm home, showered, and knackered! It was tough enough being driven all over the place, so hats off to the Ruskies, who had no transport. We did a fair bit of foot slogging too, mind. My jackboots were not as broken in as I thought - they started breaking me! :( My feet were fine, but my ankles were bruised to bits, and were killing me half way through the first day. Thanks to Del for the Ibuprofen gel. :good:

Team Bruno were great to work with, and Che did a sterling work on the driving - although he won't be reading this. :roll:

The Russians were constantly devious and very tough opponents, especially as I was using my sub-350 K98. This was definitely good territory for a Tanaka. However, I did get one kill on Sunday, and even making people duck their heads felt like a victory of sorts!

Many thanks to the organisers and all participants, who played to the usual very high standard - I heard not one moan the whole weekend about hit-taking, etc. :good:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby marsha » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:01 pm

awesome weekend the russians were so sneaky hadn't a clue what they were up to all weekend so the Germans were truly
on a look out oh and those dam road blocks every time we cleared one another turns up the weather held up good but those dam files were a nightmare to start with
would like to thank the organisers for doing this can't wait for the CIA event
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby HeadShot » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:37 pm

I had a great weekend! Rave music throughout the night notwithstanding....

Marsha, what a legend, carrying all that kit with you for the whole event and still on the go to the end.

Andy was great too, especially as a prisoner. I do hope Pete doesn't post the photos... :giggle:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Sgt.Heide » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:54 pm

I'll post more tomorrow (including pictures), because I'm totally knackered and have a 12 hour shift to work tomorrow! In short, for now, a big thanks to all who came and put in maximum effort, well done everyone.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Steiner » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:23 pm

HeadShot wrote:Andy was great too, especially as a prisoner. I do hope Pete doesn't post the photos... :giggle:


Keep it decent. :roll:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Kurt Koniger » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:49 pm

What do the filthy Bolshevik rabble know of decency... The one I spoke to admitted to eating children. It was my first airsoft battle and I had a great weekend. It was good to see so many TK, Ruskies were a serious force, I died a thousand glottis deaths and was pingged I'n every extremity. Next time ! Cheers all Gary
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby MrSlippyfist » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:06 am

what a superb game, well organised, great site, no complaining from either side.

2 amazing days of gameplay and the social on friday was pretty good too. ( will post photo's from that later)

climbing those hills time and time again has taken its toll as i cant feel my legs too well right now. Think i lost a stone in weight too.
Laying road blocks everywhere was hilarious (we were trying to put the germans on a constant edge)
The highlight was on saturday night when we planned a 3 prong attack on the german base.
setting off climbing the hill above the german camp, laying there for 10 mins observing them before moving off to decend the hill ala predator style on our bellies which was a laugh. Then Headshots gun going off halfway down, then My gun going off pretty much right on top of the camp...then my head torch deciding to switch itself on was funny as **** but we got within 30 metres and no one saw us.
Then Pete started with the mortar, Yiths guys opened up and we went to move but got delayed as 2 germans had stayed back in the camp and spotted us as we moved a little bit too soon.
Our plan to sneak in undetected went to pot so we opened up on the germans and pulled out as the mortar had stopped and so had yiths squad.
Scout suits seemed to work well too which was good.
Sunday was a blast, although we were un aware of the ammo limit at the time , once we found out we dried up really quickly and had to assault the germans. God knows how many times we wiped you lot out on sunday but we did have a really good postion.
Big thanks to every player and organiser that took part in this. One to remember.
Really looking forward to the Next event already.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Devonshire Trooper » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:50 am

Well done to the Ruskies having to slogg around all weekend on foot, they kept us on edge and all to often managed to sneak up on us or ambush us then as we engaged dissapeared back into the forest, a very slippery foe and a very good use of tactics to wear us down. Sunday was a hard battle for the Germans trying to take the near impossible to assault strong point held by the Ruskies no matter what we seemed to try we were either beaten back by fierce enemy fire or a natural barrier. Was a blast of a weekend in all had alot of fun, despite getting terreible hayfeever at some points and being quite nippy during the evenings. Can't wait for the next game.

P.S. Will post footage of the Nebelwerfer fiering at the Russian base when I can work out how to upload it to youtube lol. :good:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Wladek » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:31 am

I had a really good weekend - my limbs are just about working enough to type now.

so yes, really good. Our tasks are well explained and had a great feel to them, whether reconnoitring the position of the artillery, or launching diversionary attacks on the Germans they gave a brilliant sense of immersion - throwing ourselves to the floor as a vehicle approached, and then moving on once it had passed really got the heart pumping (And damn you Che for happening to stop 5 feet away from where we were cowering :giggle: )

I had some good fun with the sub-350 Nagant, mainly making people get their heads down before moving up and such. On another positive I never once went 'OWWW! what the f?*£k just hit me then', so that was rally nice.

Anyway, good show all chaps, allies, enemies and organisers, for a most enjoyable weekend.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Steiner » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:02 pm

Ha, we were rushing back to base, hearing it being attacked. We thought the sensible thing would be to stop about 50 metres from it, so we wouldn't walk into an ambush. Unfortunately, we parked right next to the enemy hidden in the brush, and got soundly mullered. :slap: Although Marsha single-handedly saw them off. :good:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Devonshire Trooper » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:16 pm

Steiner wrote:Although Marsha single-handedly saw them off. :good:


Even though her weapon wasn't fiering rounds lol got two bang kills and one rifle kill in that little ambush lol would have had a fourht had I not suffered a missfire :roll:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby pvtjohnny » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:16 pm

Well, where to start? Big thanks to the organisers for all their efforts to put on a great game and in locating a wicked site! Fridays social was highly entertaining (especially watching Pete disolve into his drunken stupor). Saturday starting with the scouts creepingaround what felt like the whole forest. Having found THE best ambush spot and setting our charges we waited patiently! Our deadline passed to return to base and no sooner had we pulled in the charge and set off then 2 bloody vehicles passed! Typical! Back at base, no brew or meal was sacred as bloody kraut patrols rumbled by scattering ruskies and leaving boiling pots un-attended. The motar/infantry attack at dusk was most exciting! Having trooped above the German camp and decending on our bellies 10ft at a time, stopping to freeze and avoid detection then off again! We got so close as to hear their burps and farts before it all kicked off! We were rumbled with a premature move and had to bug out back up the bloody steep hill! The ambushed kraut jeeps were taken with aplomb that night mith charges, frags and small arms fire riddling the hun to pieces! The ensuing attack in the captured vehicles fizzled out a bit with our attack being greeted by a german exclaiming "bloody hell" and that was it really! The camp was routed and picked clean as we set off back to base. Sunday's battle was royal! Pete had us dig in in the most ideal position! Logs were stacked, mags charged and explosives laid! And all were used to great effect! Many a square head met a grizzly end at the hands of the red army! Hoorah! Pete using the mortar as a bazooka, steve blowing up everything was great fun! I think we couldve held there all day! As time went on the now customery final charge was ordered! Heavy casualties saw the germans forced out of the trees and back down the hill! The death or glory attack was cool too with few ruskies making it more than a few yards (though the hun was nearly bayonneted)! So all in all a great weekend and leaving us all eagerly awaiting news of the stalingrad game! :good:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Lardassmonkey » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:03 pm

Well its one more in a long list of great events on the Cia tally. I loved every minute for the Friday night beers to the final charge on Sunday. My favourite parts have to sneaking around with my fellow scouts, avoiding detection surprisingly successfully thanks to the gitlerites reluctance to use their own two feet. :D Creeping into enemy camp was particularly never wracking, especially with the NDs and poor light disipline that the sentries somehow failed to notice! :rofl:
Not that I didn't enjoy repeatedly giving them a bloody nose everytime they tried to overrun us. :tongue: I especially enjoyed the first attack on our camp as it went from calmly eating/preparing for our attack, to chasing off a couple of interlopers, to beating back a full blown attack all within the space of about a minute. If the two Germans in the lead hadn't gotten ahead of themselves and given the game a away before the rest were in position we might have been caught napping. Top marks for coming back at us again so quick though, we weren't expecting that either; although we were a little better prepared.

If I had to pick a single favourite moment though it probably the night time ambush on the German vehicles buzzing our camp. The first getting through thanks to the surprise but the second had no chance. They had very bad luck that Yith and myself just happened to be in the ideal spot to hit them in the flank once they'd stopped. The moment though is when the returning first vehicle turned the corner, the lights sweeping over me in my super camouflaged camp sailer shirt but not seeing me, to find the road blocked. The look on their faces shortly before they were lit up from all sides was a classic. :lol:

An all round excellent event with 100% effort from all parties. Thanks for all involved, the CiA crew of course, IED for the site and partisan assistance and my fellow players for being excellent company once more- allies and enemies alike. One request for next time though- can we make the Russian camp harder to find so we don't have to run off and hide every 5 minutes when we're trying to cook something! :giggle:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Echo66 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:15 pm

Gents,

As ever, as huge pleasure having you guys on site. We motley group of IED partisans (with the three of us wearing flat caps , we've deserted the Hammer & Sickle & pledged our allegiance to the Lancashire Militia 'Ecky Thump' Brigade.) enjoyed every minute of it. The kit on display was brilliant & looked flash.

There were two of us on Sat & as a sniper & spotter team we had a blast. Getting on top of TAC within 30mins of kick off watching the trips being strung out to the south of the TAC tarp was good. I had the guy closest to the TAC in my scope for 10 mins before i fired. Fecker moved & the round whizzed past!! Bit of a dust up then we legged it uphill & cut west. A Jerry vehicle headed west up the crappy little track leading to the car park & dropped off an FP that swept through with Kermit coming within 20ft of us two lay up shitting ourselves. I was lay on my fecking sling so couldn't bring my gatt to bear while Mart was worried there was a rear guard following up so left it. Arse was doing the 5p-50p though for a few mins.

Crossed the track once the fp had passed & made our way to the side of the 'bridge' & heard a load of voices at the MT park. Lobbed a couple of grenades & then legged it giggling like 3 yr olds. Cracking fun. Good dust up afterwards too although how the hell i didn't slot Gav in the napper i don't know. Sod ducked down just as i pulled the trigger.

Brilliant fun all weekend, great weather, shame about the scumbags with the din going on. Already on that lot with the FC & the cops.

Claim to fame......hitting Guy on either side of the face in seperate evening ambushes on the vehicles.

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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Kermit » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:11 pm

A cracking weekend (even if I did only sleep for 3 hrs in a total of 3 days :lol: ) Thanks to Ed and his team for being (and I quote from a player) for being "sneaky bastard partisans" and allowing us to use the site. A site that I reckon is one of the most physically demanding in the UK, not to mention being a hell of a lot of fun to play :)

Highlight for me? The Mk 3 versions of the mortars performing an absolute treat. I guess that Guy getting brassed up by Ed & Co was more than fair revenge for Guy managing to land a mortar round on them a good few hundred feet away. There will be more developments on the artillery front, thats for sure :twisted:

A pleasure to shoot with you all once again!
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