How was it for you?

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Re: How was it for you?

Postby rifleman6925 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:21 pm

Thanks to all those who organised this event for I had a great day. A special thanks go out to the yanks, you died hard and well and of course the Germans, yes, we were awsome, but lets face it we were defending pretty much all day bar one attack and it was terrain which was easy to defend. Thanks to all for their comments about my MG34, it played its part especially at the end, whilst on top of the building it was mince meat for the yanks and they kept coming :happydance:
Great to see old and new faces and see some of you at future games, Tony
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby marsha » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:12 pm

what a great day really enjoyed myself well done to Graig and Dean for this truly a fun day
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby django » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:18 pm

great day, 1st time as US and what a blast. top notch gameplay from all. cheers.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Barrie and Anne » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Excellent game, thanks to all involved in putting it on.

I enjoyed the final assault at the end best, and suicide charging Lardy and Tony(?) through the buildings.

Thanks to Yith for pointing out that I didn't actually shoot anybody all day. I do however earn the (self-appointed) accolade of being the only person courageous* enough to turn up to a CQB fight with a DBoys K98. This shall be known as the "One Shot - One Kill" Gold Medallion - because you get one shot off, and then you die.

Also, Anne says hello to everyone who was asking after her, and sorry for having to miss out.


Note - For "courageous" read "foolhardy".
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby MartinR » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:36 pm

Thanks to Craig and Dean for a great game, and a very interesting site - nice mix of buildings, woodlands and undulations. I do like a good undulation. Many thanks to the heroic Landsers of Zug 2, especially Tony who happily mowed down the Amis with his MG34, and to Dean for his unflagging energy.

I was delighted to shoot some people with my K98 on its first outing, and also to actually use my e-tool to dig in. Everyones gear looked fabulous, the standard of gameplay was very high and we all managed to stay in our sections. To echo the comments above, the 200 limit worked very well, and the level of roleplaying really added to the atmosphere.

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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Joshua Rose » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:41 pm

Barrie and Anne wrote:...I do however earn the (self-appointed) accolade of being the only person courageous* enough to turn up to a CQB fight with a DBoys K98...


Every time I returned to the squad, and heard, chic-chack - pling from inside the nearest building, I knew it was you re-loading.

So, did you ever get near the 200 round limit (even in the whole day)? :rofl:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby lipton » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:55 pm

I want to give a huge thanks from the organisers to you the players, as it's you who make the event not us.
So thank you.
Also, well done to my NCO's. You followed your orders and kept your units together, there's nothing more a commander could ask for. To the Americans I would like to say well bloody done! That was some hard fighting you had to put up with and you kept at it. :good:
And finally I would like to give a personal message to my aide (and dare I say friend) Sean, your final act of bravery in the defence of your officer Is one that will be echoed down the generations as a tale of true camaraderie and heroism. You will be sorely missed and my boots will never be as shiny without you.

Anyway, again a big thank you to you all and well done.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Panther » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:55 pm

Just wanted to echo others on thanking organisers and players (and site) for a fab event, and a jolly social the night before.
I too had no problem with a 200 round limit, and had my Thompson on single shot for at least half my combat time.
(This has helped me to decide its time I got a rifle for WWII games).
This was my first WWII outing as a Yank - and I like the kit more than I thought I would.

It was good to play alongside vets like Webby and Barry again after all these years.

The terrain was amazing - its been a long time since I last fought in buildings - and to have cheek by jowl with steep embankments and dense brush was just breathtaking.

This is the second event in a row where our squads have remained cohesive even in close combat conditions - I think having the HQ close by the action has finally made this possible, along with simple no-nonsense medic rules. One day I'll learn to stop shouting "hit" and say "Argh" first - but its a long ingrained habit I'm trying to break here.....

More games like this please.

Can't wait for the next one....
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby webby » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:51 am

A thoroughly enjoyable return to WWII airsoft, thanks Craig and Dean for putting on a great game in the face of quite a sizeable chunk of the yanks not turning up. (Probably still make out that we won the war single-handedly anyway) Or is that just the 101st? I digress....

I found myself having a chuckle on more than one occasion at Headshot's 'perfected' death acting, one was running across the pontoon out towards one of the out buidings, where he died slumped up against the thing, and slowly (but surely) slid off.... only to find himself land in a bunch of nettles! :slap:

200 round limit was perfect, the CP was never too far back to go and re-arm, and due to the frequency of us bunch getting shot to pieces, it didn't really matter that much anyway. Good news is though I have perfected tying bandages on fellow squad members arms under fire!

Highlights: Being in the train yard building by myself, facing off against multiple germans on my own, only to be shot in the back by Heide through a window on an adjacent building.
2nd was being on a bit of a sneaky one up the right flank and witnessing Yith devilishly kill a german (and himself) with a BFG. Only for my line of sight to be occluded by me walking into a tree, and just hearing Yith's cackle fading into the distance!

Lowlights: Catching some shard of a bb which split on Headshot's lid in one of the buildings, which has taken a small chunk of skin off my nose! :lol:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Joseph Porta » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:35 am

Sounds like it was a corking event, well done everyone :good:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby oddball » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:49 pm

Yes glad you all had a good time :good:
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby dadio » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:55 pm

just to agree with the 200 rnd limit ,medic(bandage)and close but controlled control point (re-spawn).ive found to many events have knackered me out walking to and from long distance re-spawn points witch kind of ruins it but this worked really well only sending whole units back into action,i was less tired by the end of the day than i can remember from any other event.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Oligoscenic » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:01 am

I thouroughly enjoyed myself. I'm starting to like this airsofting when sober and non-hungover lark...........

Thanks go out out to Charlie squad who were a pleasure to play with and we did get quite a lot of rest periods didn't we?! :lol: :oops: I liked the theatricality that many brought to bear on the gameplay, really added to the atmosphere.

Not sure about the Colonel though...... :giggle:

I have sent the film off and hope to have it back by the end of the week. Hopefully it's worked and I haven't done anything stupid with it..................
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby Wladek » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:42 pm

Hello :D

I realise that me being massively busy this week for Flying Lead this weekend, and thus putting off posting here, could be construed as being due to despondency on my part, or a symptom of some deep irritation.

So, now I am packed and wearing my frock coat at work I would just like to say thank you.

It is hardly surprise for an organiser to say thanks I know, but I am truly thankful. To my dear (departed) US soldiers, and their intrepid squad leaders, you never once balked, winged or sighed when I threw you time after time at the enemy defences.
I was fearful all day that I was now running a game that I would hate to play – one side being thrown at a defender all day on a constant re-gen. By the time we were ‘scheduled’ for a German counter attack we didn’t even have any ground to defend, so it all felt a bit ‘meat grinder-y’.

So your play, and comments, are most welcome and if anyone has spent the last week going ‘that was a bit meatgrinder-y’ I apologise, and we will endeavour to learn.

I thank the Germans (you bastards) for being damned resilient – to look out and see shifting bodies of so much field grey was brilliant.

So I thank ya’all, and I will contribute to thoughts on Ammo and bandages when I have come to a firmer conclusion myself.
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Re: How was it for you?

Postby webby » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:59 pm

I think an objective or something tangeable could have been key in the series of structures in the villages.

Patton was stalled due to lack of resources, most of the aerial firepower, munitions and petrol going to something called Market Garden at the time. Each building could have had a resource attributed to it. Ie, the train yard could have housed munitions, next building fuel etc.

Obviously there wouldn't have been any impact on the actual game play of the day, but moreover help towards people's game attitude. Look fellas, we need to take this village, no matter what the cost because it has X, Y and Z in it which are important to the war effort

Not that it took away from the gameplay for me as I thoroughly enjoyed it! 8) The trade-off between "kill all of the opposing team" and "we need to take this area for tactical advantage 1" really depends on the scenario. :)
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