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Re: Any Questions ? Post them here Please

Postby Joker » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:01 pm

Tiny wrote:
Joker wrote:Appreciate the loan offer, cheers; however I'm a 50"+ chest.


I've got my jacket available if you want to borrow it mate. Don't think i'm wearing it on the day. I'm a big bloke, last suit I bought was either a 52 or 54 chest. Think the pants are ok too. I just need to make sure I won't need them, and i'll pencil 'em in for you to borrow. Might have a belt too :good:



Cheers for that - I should be ok now though ( I have a cunning plan, my lord ......... ;) )
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Postby dadio » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:03 am

how will i fare with hob nail boots in the tunnels? would it be best to find an alternative boot?
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Postby ww2stu » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:16 am

dadio wrote:how will i fare with hob nail boots in the tunnels? would it be best to find an alternative boot?


I was joking around with some germans last year at Anarchy about them falling over and slipping. But apparently none of them did. They however may of just been putting a brave face on it! :giggle:
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Postby Chomley-Warner » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:40 am

I've played there with hobnailed jackboots and hobnailed low boots there with no problem but you obviously have to be careful - I've also used 'em down the UCAP tunnels too. Impossible to be quiet and sneaky but sound awesome when stomping! Millions of soldiers in WW2 wore hobnailed boots so I think the issue is more of being not used to wearing hobnailed boots, if you see what I mean.

The worst experience I've had wearing studded boots was at the Château game where I was slipping all the time indoors - solely (geddit?) because of BBs on the ground making it a skating rink. So I'd say a scattering of BBs is more hazardous than hobnails and the two together make things really tricky.

The tunnels at Drakelow are swept by the staff after/before each event so the 'problem' only arises as the day progresses and even then only at hard-fought areas (the floor area of the site is vast).
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Postby Simon » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:20 pm

hi whats the accepted lighting options, having played here before, its dark as ....a really dark thing. Im actually playing there this sunday in a modern game and therefore have a red lazer, tactical light etc, but obviously for a ww2 event these would not be appropriate, what options are allowed or is it literally playing in the dark. cheers :shock:
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Postby Joseph Porta » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:53 pm

all players should carry a small low powered torch

light a army right angle torch or a small AA size maglight

no huge torches, ultra bright leds or other such stuff. and NO LASERS :D

half the site is lit, half isnt. i found that when you stay in a dark tunnel for half an hour with NO LIGHT at all you can make out objects up to 3 or 4 feet away due to Ultra low light levels coming from the side tunnels


ALL players will be given a RED glowstick to hold in the air when they are dead. keep it in a handy pocket but covered up
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Postby Simon » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:24 pm

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Postby bigkie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:58 pm

Finally managed to sort diary to be down for this one so just wanted to chehck on numbers of FJ on the list? As the borrowing of kit is a unlikely option for one so manly so just want to see if i will be only FJ at the party? Still have my Volkstrum arm band though so that may be another option if Porta your ok with that chap?
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Postby Joseph Porta » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:10 pm

There are some who have said there coming as FJ

Heer and FJ are the "garrision" guards. the SS troops are the fuhrers personal guard. both teams will operate independently of each other. they will work together at times, but each will have its own objectives and commander.

ive not planned for any volksturm. If you have FJ , please use it, if you only have volksturm, im not sure how i would fit it into the plot, ill have a think. :|
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Postby Joker » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:30 pm

bigkie wrote:Finally managed to sort diary to be down for this one so just wanted to chehck on numbers of FJ on the list? As the borrowing of kit is a unlikely option for one so manly so just want to see if i will be only FJ at the party? Still have my Volkstrum arm band though so that may be another option if Porta your ok with that chap?


I'm hoping to go as FJ :good:
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Postby Joker » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:35 pm

Will we need to carry the day's rats around with us, or just immediate fluids and snacks ? (and bangs, lots of bangs !! :twisted: )
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Postby Joseph Porta » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:02 am

the plan is to eat in the tunnels, so at the least take a bag with essenstals and leave it in the german safe zone. then if we have a sort break for lunch (or fight through in shifts) you dont have to go out to the car.
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Postby TheChef » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:29 pm

Any plans for some sound effects in the tunnels like at Anarchy, I think the sound of air raid sirens and German propaganda in the distance while creeping through the dark tunnels really added to the "atmosphere"
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Postby Joseph Porta » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:39 pm

The same sound system from anarchy will be used a Fuhrers , but with different sounds and audio.

(Oddball has kindly loaned it to me for the event)

There will be lots of sirens and explosions

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