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Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:29 pm
by dcheetham89
Another question lads,
I have the option of both vertical or horizontal fore grip on my Thompson, though the barrels not finned, which would be right for Crete? with my barrel not being finned i was thinking horizontal but i find vertical more comfortable.

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:37 pm
by McVickers

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:51 pm
by dcheetham89
Thanks McVickers, i'll bring both and see how i feel on the day..maybe horizontal, it is on red orchestra, and we all know video games are a great reference :wink:

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:26 am
by MartinR
We seem to have (currently anyway), 28 British booked on for this, an entire platoon!

I was going to bring my Bren along and I wondered if anyone else was bringing any support weapons so we can have more realistic weapon mix? For Crete though, perhaps one MG per platoon is about right.... :)

Cheers
Martin

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:22 am
by dcheetham89
Train tickets booked, raring to go. The sides do loook pretty balanced! I will look forward to seeing your bren Martin, i was hoping my Enfield would be ready but ive only just finished my Thompson, oh well, will be a great day!

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:44 am
by Boshman
MartinR wrote:We seem to have (currently anyway), 28 British booked on for this, an entire platoon!

I was going to bring my Bren along and I wondered if anyone else was bringing any support weapons so we can have more realistic weapon mix? For Crete though, perhaps one MG per platoon is about right.... :)

Cheers
Martin


:happyclap: Excellent! Yes please do Martin, the more support weapons the better and you will have transport so won't need to worry about humping it around all day! :good:

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:15 am
by Hurrah
would these be a suitable substitute for KD shorts?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Khaki-Shorts- ... 84bfabc10a

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:59 am
by MartinR
you will have transport


Transport? luxury! I suppose a bren carrier is too much to hope for :) Marching is what British infantry do best though.

Cheers
Martin

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:40 pm
by Ramsay00105
Hi Martin

It will not be a carrier as the lottery win has still not come through. It will be a IIA Land Rover and Trailer.
Though there is someone in Sheffield who has a couple of carriers now, I am just not sure we can borrow one or you can bring it down!

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:46 pm
by Ramsay00105
Hurrah wrote:would these be a suitable substitute for KD shorts?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Khaki-Shorts- ... 84bfabc10a


They look based on 1950's pattern KD's so are close but no cigar. If you are buying specially for the event compare the offering from WPG.

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:09 pm
by Seanebabes
http://www.whatpriceglory.com/shopexd.asp?id=1273&bc=no
For abou £10 more subject to exchange rates. Mine arrived in a little under a week and I have to say they are a VERY sexy pair of huge shorts! :giggle:

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:37 pm
by CHThree
Dash it all, I knew there was something I had forgotten to add to my last WPG order. :-x

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:13 pm
by Wladek
I thought you had shorts?

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:17 pm
by CHThree
Not those shorts!

Re: Brits at Crete

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:26 pm
by Wladek
ah