The Battle for San Marino

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The Battle for San Marino

Postby Zero Bravo » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:25 pm

The Battle of San Marino
Venue: Ford Rile Ranges, Burndell Road, Yapton , West Sussex, BN18 0HR
Date: 03/05/2014 Price:£25.00 per head
Assault on the Gothic Line
By the late summer of 1944, German forces in Italy had withdrawn toward the Gothic Line, a chain of defended positions stretching across the Italian peninsula. The Allies formulated a plan to break through the defenses, pushing north toward Rimini and the plains of Northern Italy. This would involve a strong thrust up the eastern seaboard by the British Eighth Army, codenamed Operation Olive (Battle of San Marino primary operation); 11 divisions would attack along a narrow front, converging on the “Rimini Gap”, an 8 mi (13 km) stretch of plain along the coast around the city, and then moving northward. Once through the Gap, the force would deploy outward onto the Romagna Plain, and move westward toward Bologna. Meanwhile, the American Fifth Army would push north along the centre of the peninsula, hopefully converging on Bologna and trapping a large German force in a pincer movement.

We will be running this event as an introduction to WW2 Airsoft with look alike kit being allowed.
No modern Camo is allowed. If you wish to fight on the Allied side, all ww2 kit will be fine or just plain green / olive drab, with no pattern. Green boiler suits are available on ebay for appx £15
If you wish to play on the Axis side then once again all ww2 uniforms are welcome or you can just use a black boiler suit and be Panzer troops away from vehicle.
You do not need to spend a lot of money on getting the kit right, you only need to make a bit of an effort. People will happily lend kit or guns.
150 rounds per life so you do not need to carry a load of spare kit, you can go back to respawn and load up
If you do not have, or cannot borrow a ww2 period weapon, let us know and prior to the event and we will cable tie hessian scrim to your gun. No sights lasers or any other modern sighting equipment. There are to be no modern anything, no radios and no mobile phones.
What we are trying to do is create a suspension of belief, the more effort you put into this event, the more you will get out of it.
Camping will be confirmed as soon as possible.
We will not be having a break for lunch, it is recommended that players cater for themselves and take it into the field with them. Try and keep your meals period and of course take all rubbish away with you.
All profit from this game will be donated to the Help for Heros fund.
Any Questions please feel free to ask.
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Hänschen klein » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:52 pm

Well already 2 of us will support H4H lookforward to it :good:
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby BootedFeet » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:53 pm

I'd be happy to attend this too , getting more fresh meat "valued brothers in arms" interested in the scene can't be a bad thing.

Edit: I'll be playing as a German :good:
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby dadio » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:08 am

yup , i'm up for this :good:
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Slayd » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:26 pm

Yep 2 of us :good:
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Mattywheels » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:11 pm

Will be there - one for the Germans!
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Luiluei » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:11 pm

I am in - German side. Happy to lead a group of raw recruits into battle. :D
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby agent orange » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:12 pm

Count me in, one more for the Germans, but can do allied if you are stuck for numbers.

Why isn’t this on the main events page
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Mattywheels » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:48 pm

Agreed, can we get this on the front page to generate more publicity??
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:10 pm

The game is in this section at Jimbo's request so as not to confuse the 'starter & lookalike' theme of the game with more mainstream events.
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Allenby » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:58 am

Are bookings open for this yet, or is it a turn up and get stuck in arrangement?
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Mattywheels » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:11 am

Chomley-Warner wrote:The game is in this section at Jimbo's request so as not to confuse the 'starter & lookalike' theme of the game with more mainstream events.


Fair enough, just worried it might not get any exposure in this section - have to do some advertising for them! :D
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby Zero Bravo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:05 am

Apologies for any confusion in the location of the post. CW is correct I asked for it to be posted in here, the event is more of an introduction to get new people interested although people from here are very welcome to come along with full kit. I've advertised it on Facebook and hope to encourage quite a few local airsofters to try it out, I also have a team who dress as Band of Brothers who are interested in trying it out. The idea is appeal to as many new comers as possible. I will open a booking thread in March to allow people to get booked in. Thanks for a all your support :)
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby cdfw » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:28 am

I will be there, God willing, depending on my roster.. Can do either side (that always sounds wrong)..!
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Re: The Battle for San Marino

Postby jerry a trick. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:21 pm

Yippe. !!
Number two of the year.
I'll be up for this one as a yank of course.
Not just for the game but anytime for Help for Heros.
I can see that some familia faces that are going to be at this game.
This is my first year doing ww2 & it looks like it's the same faces that go for most of the games.
Is this becouse all of us got a sad life & plenty of spare cash that our wifes don't know about, well I can speak for myself YES my wife thinks that my guns cost just £ & not 100s. (don't say a thing anyone).
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