How was it for you?

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

Postby Sgt.Heide » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:18 pm

Finally able to post my comments!

First, thanks go to IED for allowing us to use their great site (and also for being a great force multiplier for us outnumbered Russians). Second, thanks to all of you who came along and showed your support for CiA, you make it all worthwhile for us to keep doing these events. Thirdly, to my fellow organisers for keeping it all going and reacting to each other's actions, keeping the gameplay flowing and, very unpredictable!

Friday is a bit of blur for me, as I had "several" beers, apparently! Thankyou to all who stood or sat under my tarp' with me and wished me a happy birthday. The weather that night was a bit foreboding and, all we could do was hope it would be better on saturday.

As if by magic, as we rose on saturday morning, the sun was shining! This seems to be a pattern when we play in Wales these days. We got started on time (despite a mix up at the gate for some - sorry for that!). The Russian side sent our forces to locate and recce the German forward base. I led the scouts, on what ended up as quite an adventure! We covered some tough ground and observed and heard lots of enemy activity. As Johnny said, we had unfortunate timing on our ambush but, we made up for it by blocking several roads and junctions on our way back. My aim with this was to annoy the Germans as much as possible, firstly making them paranoid about our road blocks and then, as they weren't getting ambushed, to make them complacent. This worked rather well, apparently! As already said, the Germans didn't take it lying down and mounted a couple of attacks on our base, which we repelled successfully, taking several prisoners in the process. As dusk approached, we set off to mount a 3 pronged attack on the German base. I set off alone with the mortar to provide fire and smoke support at exactly 2140hrs. This proved quite a challenge and, I had to cover some VERY tough terrain to be there on time. After this, we all met back at our base to swap war stories as it got dark. The Germans, thinking we had lost our will to fight, attempted to harass us by vehicle. Unfortunately for them, everyone was still well up for a fight and, we took out 2 vehicles as darkness descended. As payback, I decided we would use these captured vehicles to attack the depleted numbers at the German HQ. On the way, ironically, we were ambushed by the IED partisans! We still had a few men left though, and steamed into the German base, taking with us an Enigma machine, a load of documents and, their battle flag! On a high, we returned to base for some well earned sleep.

As sunday dawned, we knew that the Germans were certain to try to recapture their HQ items, so, we struck camp and moved to a new location, a formidable natural strongpoint, which we improved by adding our own fortifications. We sat and waited for the inevitable attack, which came, as ever, by vehicle, which we promptly blew up! We then had a couple of hours of very hard fighting, with the Germans constantly probing us and, our ammo running very low. As we had repulsed repeated attacks and thus achieved our objectives and, with ammo almost non existent, we mounted our own death or glory assault on the Germans, which ended with the Russians dying a glorious death for the Motherland.

Once again, thankyou all for making this event a success and, bloody good fun! Will some kind soul do a "medal ribbon" for this? You all deserve one!
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Yith » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:24 pm

An excellent event with lots of great moments. In particular the shenanigans late on Saturday night will not be forgotten...

However I'm still fecked... And that's after a day off work as well... bah!
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Sgt.Heide » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:15 pm

Yith wrote:An excellent event with lots of great moments. In particular the shenanigans late on Saturday night will not be forgotten...

However I'm still fecked... And that's after a day off work as well... bah!


Glad you came and, glad you enjoyed it Rich. As I said to you at the end, we took on board the misgivings about prisoner handling and, the event was all the better for it, I thought.

As for being f**ked, I worked a 12 hour shift yesterday and an 8 hour shift today! Not too bad now though and the burning thighs have given way to warm memories.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Old Un » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks to one and all for turning out to support our 15th event! And big thanks to Ed & IED for their site and Partisan nutters ! At one point their harrying whilst trying to set up an explosive perimeter was so distracting I asked could someone please get them to F'### off , kill em , capture them, whatever!!!! but they are holding us up a lot. Exactly as they were planned to do so top marks there boys . Who says 2 skilled men can't make a big difference?

Pleasing points, driving Peaches the Jeep , nearly turning it over, firing a Nebelwerfer , loosing all my intel and Enigma machine , driving around the corner by the Russian base to realise my other jeep had been ambushed and was sat in the middle of the road... "OH SHIT WE'RE BUGGERED NOW" .....seeing some cracking assaults and good shooting, and watching everyone get really stuck in with good humour ...... and..... as ever .....trying to second guess what my fellow commanders on the other side were up to . ( We really ought to script it one day but it would be less fun ) .

For us this was one of the less stressed events , and a lot of that comes down to you guys who came. We don't have to mother you , you can be relied on to get on with things , and you rarely complain . Couldn't ask for a better bunch of people to spend a weekend with .

On the German side I'd like to especially thank Che and Tony who did sterling work as gruppenfuhrers, kept the lads (and lass) busy and well looked after , following their orders to the letter .
Also cheers to Keith and Gavin for providing their vehicles to keep the panzergrenadiers rolling.

Finally a lot get's talked about CiA events as "hardcore" and "too hard", well I was amazed to see that without us asking, you were all keen to keep going from midday to midnight on the Saturday and no drop outs on the Sunday . So either that makes all of you hardcore nutters, or the events are paced to keep everyone happy . And .......we had time for a few well deserved beers. Result :good:

Thank you people .
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby che » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:12 pm

big thanks to bruno squad for following me to certain death as is my Raison d'être .And same big thanks the boys for sorting us out with yet another great game . And also to the ied boys for making my life very difficult. :evil: :good: And to beloved peaches who went above and beyond the call of duty to carry my lazy ass about the place. :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: see andy i do lurk about here some times :D
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby rifleman6925 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:55 pm

A big thanks to all of the organisers for an enjoyable weekend. :good: Special thanks go to John, Gary, Che for the transport and all of the members of Anton squad :good:. It was a hard fought weekend for us Germans as it seemed we were on the receiving end of the Ruskies weapons for most of it, whether on foot and in vehicles, hey thats the name of the game and I never heard one winge from any of the Germans, we all just got on with it :good:. The two attempts on the Ruskies camp on day one were doomed to failure before we began as we were expecting a half occupied camp not a full one as we later learned (we were only 9 strong ourselves on the first attack and about 5 or 6 on the second) :rofl:. Every attack/probe on our camp however were repelled (apart from the night attack using our captured vehicles of course :evil: ) and prisoners captured to Guy's delight with excecutions to follow :whistle:.

Day 2 was attack after attack on the Ruskies who were well dug in and no matter how hard we tried we were repelled, well done to the Ruskies :good:.

Most memorable moment, on night vehicle patrol as front passenger in Guy's jeep coming around the corner into our other vehicle which was captured and used as an ambush road block, head lights lit up loads of Ruskies on the left which I opened up on with my MP44, I was royally FUBAR'd shortly after, awsome :happydance:
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