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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Just Jumped » Sun May 04, 2014 8:10 pm

Cracking day loved every minute of it, great to see so many people turn up and huge thanks to Jimbo for organising it. Kits all cleaned and packed away now and have been applying after sun all day after my family pointed out/laughed at my face and right hand when i got home :roll:
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Cannon Fodder » Mon May 05, 2014 12:01 am

Was a great day, could have done with less suicide charges but they got the job done occasionly so all good.
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby NaughtyPartisanAnn » Mon May 05, 2014 9:55 am

Hi everyone!

I had an excellent time over the weekend - great atmosphere, great weather and lovely strawberries! Thought I'd join the forum, since I want to come to more games :D

Hope you can tell who I am from the username that I picked :P

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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Zero Bravo » Mon May 05, 2014 10:16 am

http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/veill ... t=9&page=1
Pictures from the young lady who was wondering around with the camera.
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby ww2stu » Mon May 05, 2014 10:36 am

Zero Bravo wrote:http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/veill_nox/library/Airsoft%20Event%2003%20May%202014?sort=9&page=1
Pictures from the young lady who was wondering around with the camera.


Some great pics in there. Thanks for sharing. :good:
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby dadio » Mon May 05, 2014 10:42 am

really nice pictures ,thank you that woman well done.
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Mattywheels » Mon May 05, 2014 11:47 am

Enjoyed the day, big thanks to Jimbo for the organising and to the guys at Ford Ranges for letting us use their site (and providing us with a bloody big fire for the social! :shock: ). Overall it was an enjoyable event, with the Germans heavily outnumbered it was always going to be a hard fight, but I thought we acquitted ourselves well. The early skirmishes that culminated in the allies gaining control of the Flak 38 were particularly fun :good:

Things seem to break down after we had paused for lunch, the day became a lot more 'open day' like and I didnt like people 'dancing' out of the way of pellets fired at them - was a minor gripe though, I still enjoyed the day and its always good to meet up with familiar faces :)

If the event has inspired a few new folk to start taking part in the WW2 Airsoft scene (& from the feedback so far, it looks like it has :good: ) then it was a very worthwhile day (not to mention the excellent total raised for HfH).
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Mattywheels » Mon May 05, 2014 11:48 am

Oh, and very well done to the photographer - excellent pictures! Hope they dont mind me using one as my Avatar?
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Russe11 » Mon May 05, 2014 12:42 pm

Fantastic photo's. I particularly like the one of my British Airborne (literally) impression:
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Hänschen klein » Mon May 05, 2014 2:00 pm

Great Pics :good:
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby DaveC_24 » Mon May 05, 2014 2:55 pm

Well, I most certainly had a good time! I was having a great time before we even started shooting each-other, it was just brilliant to see everyone in their WW2 kit and everyone was friendly, welcoming, and helpful to us (the contingent from Cornwall) on our first airsoft game - let alone our first WW2 game. Thanks in particular to the guys who lent us guns and to Ford Ranges for putting us up for a couple of nights - meant that we could participate when we wouldn't have been able to otherwise. :)

I'd agree with the general observations about the gameplay itself, I particularlyenjoyed the fight across the runway and then also through the woods after lunch. There were a couple of "suicide charge" type scenarios in a row, which might have benefited from being spaced out, but then again I appreciate the limitations imposed by the nature of the site, i.e. having to avoid the fields themselves due to crop damage. I'll also say, that Flak-38 was great, really added to the gameplay and the paintjob was fantastic, one of my favourite German schemes!

Luiluei, I think that was probably me on my own in the US rig, having at you guys from the right during the fight by the pond. Very honourable of the two of you to take hits in expectation of incoming, I doff my helmet to you! I had a dicky mag on that M1 (hence the sudden lack of BBs coming your way), failed on me a couple of times during the day. I really liked the rifle itself though (borrowed it from Pete) so when I get my own, I'll make sure to get a few spares!

All in all, I had a cracking day in good company, and we're still chatting excitedly about our first airsoft game - we'll definitely be along for more in the future! :)
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby Mattywheels » Mon May 05, 2014 2:56 pm

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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby jerry a trick. » Mon May 05, 2014 3:53 pm

Zero Bravo wrote:http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/veill_nox/library/Airsoft%20Event%2003%20May%202014?sort=9&page=1
Pictures from the young lady who was wondering around with the camera.

Excellent pictures couldn't have done any better myself :good:
Well done.
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby kroot » Tue May 06, 2014 8:03 am

Great day. and good to see everyone again after a big gap for me. Also good to see so many new faces keen on diving in to ww2 games :good:

First part of the day was great fun , but I think the allies started to loose it near the end. The assault on the pond was a bloody stalemate.

All praise to the bayonet charges from our over eager rifleman :lol:
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Re: How was it for you and pictures

Postby StevF99 » Tue May 06, 2014 10:37 am

kroot wrote:All praise to the bayonet charges from our over eager rifleman :lol:

Lol, I tried my best, never got to stick anyone with the pointy end though!

Had a great first time at a WW2 event and now looking at doing some more this year. Great to chat to all of you and enjoyed some fantastic gameplay.

Some brilliant photo's there.
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