How was it?

Late June, 1940, Southern France
A Wladek Rifles event, Grange Farm Airsoft
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Re: How was it?

Postby Seanebabes » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:29 pm

I have a load of pictures. I will try to get them onto one of those web thingies so you can see them all, but that will take me a couple of days. I've tried adding a couple but the files are too big. Give me a day or two...

And I had a splendid time, thanks. I liked the way the tension built up to sharp and violent fire fights. Bloomin's brilliant. I struggled to remember if I had a 'bandage' available after the first time I got shot, but I then assumed I had not and was careful. I liked it, it felt right, or put another way, it felt that getting shot was bad!
I also think you were crazy generous with the ammo. 50 rounds for the day and the possibility of limited resupply? I got an extra 10 rounds... which I then did not use. I say try it with some smg's in the game on those limits and see what happens to them. :giggle:
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Re: How was it?

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Re: How was it?

Postby McVickers » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:51 pm

So sad that I could not make this in the end :cry:
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Re: How was it?

Postby cjw957 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:02 pm

ditto :(

everyone looked great :good:
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Re: How was it?

Postby HeadShot » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:13 pm

Suffice to say I had great fun hamming it up for most of the day. My highlight was convincing most of the Germans that I was a useless drunk before knifing their commander and nicking all their intel.

Oh, and apparently doing a good impression of De Niro in The Godfather II:

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Re: How was it?

Postby Wladek » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:40 pm

Do the Early War Dance (warning may cause headaches)

(See Chomleys, much less eye hurting.. I warned you. Don't look!)
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Re: How was it?

Postby Muttley » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:59 pm

Fan-bloody-tastic, really enjoyed myself. Big thanks to the organisers and players alike :good:
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Re: How was it?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:15 pm

Eyes hurty, smoother version:
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Anyhoo, great way to sign off and bow out, splendid day out. Thanks all!
(P.S. Now pointless note to self: never use donated ammo - took me five shots to get on target, enemy was capping me with first crack!)
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Re: How was it?

Postby bigkie » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:31 pm

If you look close enough you can find out criag seems to be steam powered! So kind of diabolical polish super soldier.
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Re: How was it?

Postby Worrywort » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:46 pm

The early war dance is hypnotic... can't... look... away...

Anyway, to repeat what's been said; absolutely fantastic day! Loved the rifle action and brilliant play from everyone involved. Thanks to all for a great time!
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Re: How was it?

Postby CHThree » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:56 pm

Wladek wrote:Do the Early War Dance (warning may cause headaches)
:giggle: :rofl:
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Re: How was it?

Postby prideofengland » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:26 pm

Brilliant :lol:
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Re: How was it?

Postby HeadShot » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:40 am

Chomley-Warner wrote:Eyes hurty, smoother version:
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Re: How was it?

Postby Wladek » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:21 pm

MartinR wrote:
I am also glad that someone liked playing with the documents


I was a little disheartened to have to go through that ton of bumph to pick out the stuff we were interested in. At least I didn't have to copy it all out by hand, which was the original plan, as I had my camera. Even photographing it all took ages, and I kept waiting for half a dozen burly Allied troops to come and kick the door down.

Great stuff!

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The documents were done in such a way, and such a quantity, so that the ones which were important were amongst loads of irrelevances. They were in other languages, but the ones relevant to people had words that should still have "popped out" even in a foreign language.
In your specif situation, that was the point. Copying them all out would be so laborious that the Germans would be incentive to just take the relevant files - and thus their absence easily noticeable by the allies. I was tempting you to take the easy route.

Though it is tricky to try and make the distinction between 'just taking the short cut and taking what you want', 'taking a guess at what is important' and just 'taking everything because you can carry it all'. I'll give some thought to that.

In the end our story did not effect history, and both sides failed in their primary objective. The German intent in Fall Kopenhagen was to make the allied forces, who they knew to be there, think they were attempting to snaffle the Vichy Fleet in southern France. How the German commander did this, how much he allowed the soldiers into his confidence, was up to him.

The Allied objective was to aid Colonel Duchamp in infiltrating the Vichy regime - he had free reign over his task and managed to accomplish it himself (to begin with) with little trouble. Once the Germans were discovered the Allies had to find out why they were here. The Germans managed to reveal themselves very early, but managed to keep the allies at a distance whilst engaged in tasks, making it very hard for them to get in close and have much of an idea what was happening.

However the Colonel did manage to both get one of the most valuable pieces of intel, and in the process blow his entire mission revealing his allegiance. Recovering the document which detailed the operational orders for Fall Kopenhagen the German subterfuge was sunk. Unfortunately for the allies the capture of their officer led to the sinking of their destroyer home and, in their attempt to get out of France, all were cut down.

Allied high command never received word of German attempts to force them into attacking the French fleet, and decided to launch operation catapult a few weeks later. At least Allied high command was not convinced of an even higher threat - possibly forcing them to launch additional attacks on Toulon and other French Med' ports - so there was no additional deterioration in British-French relations.

However as July Begins the French are ensconced in their neutrality, the resistance subdued and thousands of troops choose to return home over fighting on - some attempting to leave France literally stop their planes on the runway and return home. It will be an uphill struggle for the Allies.
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Re: How was it?

Postby prideofengland » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:37 pm

Unfortunately when I stumbled upon the files I did not have my reading glasses so I could not see the lovely work Craig had done and had to try to return all off them only to be berated by an angry Frenchman. I must get some of those shooting specs with the prescription inserts :slap:
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