Stalingrad Event Details

Army Group South event to be held at Xsite, Bucks.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby dadio » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:32 pm

although this doesent affect me im a little suprised and disapointed about the change in age limit, whats the motivation behind it?
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Boshman » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:54 pm

I'm afraid I'ts not our choice guys but is a stipulation of the site operators :(
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby agent orange » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:17 am

That a real shame, but I am a bit confused. The Xsite web site says it allows under 16’s with parental consent.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Boshman » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:07 am

agent orange wrote:That a real shame, but I am a bit confused. The Xsite web site says it allows under 16’s with parental consent.


Indeed it does and hence the initial statement that it was 11 or over, but for this site they have stipulated to us that it is 16 and over :( Risk assesments and PLI terms are done on a per site basis, this is is an industrial complex which is right next to a river and a weir so I guess is deemed a higher risk by the powers that be.

We (AGS) are as disapointed as you guys as it is our policy is to allow and positively encourage the younger players.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:07 am

We're all a little disappointed - especially as the youngsters that came to Giogo and Rhineland all behaved impeccably.

Unfortunately we're bound by terms that Xsite have with their insurers and in this particular case the risk assessors aren't happy insuring under 16s. To be fair to them Papermill is a lot more hazardous than your average woodland site.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Pinkpanzer » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:14 am

Sounds great Andy, count me in for the jerries
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Gollob » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:12 am

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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Gollob » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:28 am

From the photos of the site I hope that factory floor is going to have piles of building rubble and scrap metal and machinery and the like, so not only will it look like a half ruined and recently working factory, but also give cover to fight over.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby django » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:06 pm

i would think its going to be mostly cleaned up and empty in there, its too much of a risk for site owners if people call fall arse over s##t on rubble or rip their leg open on some rusty metal framework sticking out abit. dont get me wrong, id like to see lots of rubble and half destroyed buildings but the insurance people go crazy if theres anything sticking out to trip you up. it was identified at my woodland site that there is a chance of a large tree branch falling on somebody so the insurers asked the site runners to cut down all the trees, gods honest truth!
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Gollob » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:33 pm

I would expect to see something in there even if its things like oil drums, wooden boxes, and overturned tables. If the building interior is empty then its going to be a pretty awful environment to skirmish in.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby BedsnHerts » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:05 am

Gollob wrote:I would expect to see something in there even if its things like oil drums, wooden boxes, and overturned tables


Feel free to bring some along :rofl:
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Steiner » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:10 am

Gollob wrote:I would expect to see something in there even if its things like oil drums, wooden boxes, and overturned tables. If the building interior is empty then its going to be a pretty awful environment to skirmish in.


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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby stof » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:42 am

Gollob wrote:I would expect to see something in there even if its things like oil drums, wooden boxes, and overturned tables. If the building interior is empty then its going to be a pretty awful environment to skirmish in.


Sounds like you haven't played at many urban sites, quite the opposite actually,remember these games are fought as units not individuals scrabbling about in the rubble ,there will be more than enough cover,try it ,you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby dieselmonkey » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:38 am

Gollob wrote:I would expect to see something in there even if its things like oil drums, wooden boxes, and overturned tables. If the building interior is empty then its going to be a pretty awful environment to skirmish in.


You'd be surprised, those roof supports and internal offices look like they provide plenty of cover. The factory buildings at Bramley Training area are all empty, and they were great fun to fight in/through/around.

It just means you have to think a bit more, rather than just going all CoD and running for the next bit of conveniently placed cover.
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Re: Stalingrad Event Details

Postby Gollob » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:02 am

Well Stoff and diselmonkey I hope your right, I think this site has potential, even though the main building from the photo has an interior thats looking sod all like one during the battle. I've done some urban games before and they usually have buildings divided into rooms and coridoors, not an almost empty open plan floor. Still thankfully we can skirmish around and outside the building too and the other buildings on that site.

Steiner, I'm prepaired to give this a try, as the saying goes "Don't knock it till you try it". Besides an event like this give me an oppertunity to liquidate baby killing pit vipers.

BedsnHerts. Could you explain the joke? If I had the money and time spare I'd hire a van and visit the nearest recycling centre and decorate the place up for you, but I don't and I'm not the event organisor so that isn't my responsibilty.
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