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Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:56 am
by Wladek
Patton Stalled
The Lorraine Campaign
A Doughboys Game held at Modern Airsoft Warfare.

Date:
Sunday 15th April

Scenario:
Following the rapid drive across France, rolling up the German defenders before them, General George S Patton's Third Army reaches Lorraine and, standing before the Maginot Line, it's supplies of fuel run out.
Tanks grind to a halt before villages, mechanised columns pull up short of their objectives and the army stalls.
Not content to inactively await enough supplies to renew the offensive, Patton orders his infantry forward, to harry the defenders, find supplies and make damn sure they cannot ready themselves unopposed before the juggernaut begins its advance again.

On the other side of the Maginot Line, this delay was nothing short of a godsend. After reeling back through France the German First Army has been given precious time to reorganise and mount a defence of the fortresses long the border.
With precious few resources available, and new recruits declining in quality as time progresses, the Grenadiers of the Wehrmacht must keep back these probing Yankees to secure the breathing space vitally needed to prepare.

Player Requirements:
Doughboys games operate with a command structure, you will be issued orders as units and are expected to carry them out. We expect players to marshal themselves to act appropriately and follow the rules of the game.

The sides for this game will be U.S. Infantry, vs German Infantry

We will post up detailed weapons and kit guides for players which you are expected to adhere to. Please do read these and make sure that you will be happy and capable of adhering to them.

MAW:
This 55 acre, old army weapons range, is made up of woodland, open areas, and over 15 buildings with over 25 rooms. It is just outside Melton Mowbray.
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Bookings will open shortly.
This event is open to all.
The minimum player age is 18.
Places to camp will be available Saturday night for our pre game social.

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:11 am
by rifleman6925
I know this site as I was stationed at Melton a couple of years ago before moving up to Catterick, I will most certainly be up for a visit back so you can count me in :happyclap:

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:44 am
by marsha
You can count me in American infantry read to go

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Re: Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:33 pm
by django
strange? i though maw was melton airsoft warfare? i know this site very well indeed and have always thought it would make a good ww2 site. there's abit of everything here and an interesting tunnel system which always causes a few good arguments!

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:46 pm
by Wladek
django wrote:strange? i though maw was melton airsoft warfare?


They appear to use both :? , I picked the first I saw on the page.

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:56 pm
by BedsnHerts
The site looks great. Unfortunately it's the Memsahib's birthday that weekend :oops:

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:18 pm
by django
no worries, i'll be there to make sure patton stalled in the wrong part of town.

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:11 pm
by prideofengland
Looks good :good:

Also day before my birthday, so bring on the social :happyswing:

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:17 am
by Wladek
BedsnHerts wrote:The site looks great. Unfortunately it's the Memsahib's birthday that weekend :oops:


And you like them a lot, right?

I mean, just checking.

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:47 pm
by MartinR
I will check my dates but so far April 15th looking OK.

Looking forward to stalling Patton. Presumably any old regular Heer infantry OK? Nothing wierd like Grossdeutschland assault pioneers :)

Cheers
Martin

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:36 pm
by Wladek
MartinR wrote:I will check my dates but so far April 15th looking OK.

Looking forward to stalling Patton. Presumably any old regular Heer infantry OK? Nothing wierd like Grossdeutschland assault pioneers :)

Cheers
Martin


Nope, the side are literally just 'infantry', no specific division for either.

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:41 pm
by thompy1993
I'm definitely in for this! Not far from uni either!

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:44 pm
by macscrooge
That's not a huge journey for me, so I'll probably be there to lower the quality of the Heer...

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:24 pm
by Yith
Well we did a recon* of the site today and things for this event are looking very interesting indeed.

They've moved the safezone to an out of the way location, opened up new play areas and we have a pretty much free run of the whole site. All but two buildings are accessible to players, and that's a lot of buildings, all surrounded by woodland and embankments.

The site owners have built quite a few props on site that we'll be able to build into the scenario very nicely indeed. Immersion in the 40s shouldn't be too difficult at all as the large majority of stuff on the site dates back to that time. The site certainly seems a lot larger than it actually is and this is because of the sheer amount of variation in the terrain.

As for camping on site there is an excellent area available where we should be able to set up all but the really large tents and an area already set up for an open fire with benches all round.

We've got big hopes that this will be a big game!

More details to follow. Watch this space!

* We were playing as yanks! ;)

Re: Game Overview

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:52 am
by Oligoscenic
After seeing the site and playing it a bit, I'm very exited about what the guys are going to come up with for this! Lots and lots of potential for a really good game here.......

I just wish my Garand hadn't fallen apart in my very own hands....! :cry: :roll: