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Questions, questions.

Postby HeadShot » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:27 pm

Got any questions? Ask away! (Rule number one of CiA applies)
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby pvtjohnny » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:25 am

Hi! Will the camping be period or non-period tents?
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby HeadShot » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:16 am

pvtjohnny wrote:Hi! Will the camping be period or non-period tents?


Hi!!

Non-period for this one. We'll be running is as a 'long day' game and will run from 11am into the evening with play after dark.

We're giving the people the option to stay on site and have a CiA Social, even though some people who live locally may decide they want to go home. As we won't be camping 'in-game' there's no need for period tents.

Of course, if anyone wants to do a bit of camping with guns and set up a period camping area in the game zone that's absolutely fine, it's just that it won't be compulsory. We'll be asking people to put up tents near to the car parking area for convenience.


il duce wrote:hello, as i have almost finished my RSI italian impression, would that be permissable for the axis side? if not no worries will go as german.

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No problem with that at all. This is a 'what if' scenario based around an historical context. The idea is that a group of axis players are holed up behind enemy lines and a group of multinational Allies are tasked to seek them out.

We didn't include Italian in the original booking thread as we weren't aware of anyone with that impression. Will amend now.

For the record we're trying to be as inclusive as possible on this event. We've run quite a few restrictive events recently so though it would be nice to broaden the spectrum a little and perhaps get a few more people in who are new to CiA.
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby Boshman » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:44 am

What is the site like for vehicles? suitable for NON 4x4 or 2x3 vehicles? firm firetracks or muddy foot deep rutted quagmire paths?
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby HeadShot » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:29 am

There is a track at the top of the site's big hill which is well drained but grassy.

We're still trying to work out how we could use vehicles in game, as they'd be limited to a looped road, so any more than one vehicle could cause problems.

We'll announce more once we've clarified it.
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby jonsteele » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:18 pm

Does 'ground based troops' rule out US Airborne?
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Postby Sgt.Heide » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:19 pm

jonsteele wrote:Does 'ground based troops' rule out US Airborne?


US Airborne are ground based troops, so that's fine. Non ground based are Aircrew and naval crew.
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby Joseph Porta » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:38 pm

aw shite, i was thinking of coming in my "Liberty ship laundry mans outfit" , like ensign Pulver in the film Mr Roberts

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looks like ill have to come as standard heer infantry =(
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby Fandanglos » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:06 pm

I'll ask Che to put the Mr Wippy kit back in the trunk then.
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby django » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:11 pm

if we are going to be "heavily armed" and "dug in" germans then i have a maxim machine gun which works quite well in this context. its full metal and not very portable, fires at 330fps. ok to bring it along?
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby Old Un » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:01 pm

django wrote:if we are going to be "heavily armed" and "dug in" germans then i have a maxim machine gun which works quite well in this context. its full metal and not very portable, fires at 330fps. ok to bring it along?



sounds great . If we get forced out of our positions we can bung in it the back of one of the vehicles and have a 1940's style drive by .
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby Joseph Porta » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:28 pm

i can bring allong a second maxim and tinys MG42 , or is that just kicking the arse out of it :D
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby JD7 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:46 am

I don't think so.

During the war did each side have a pre-battle meetup and decide on who was bringing what? :lol:
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby Old Un » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:47 pm

The volturno line was a defensive line that had to be taken by force........... a bunch of en-placed MG's seems to describe quite nicely what a defensive line is so more the merrier .

The US lot have 30 cals too you know .
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Re: Questions, questions.

Postby django » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:16 pm

to be realistic, it took months for the allies to even get off the beach at anzio, lets give them an idea why.
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