Where are all of the Germans then?

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Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Sgt.Heide » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:07 pm

So, are any more of Jerry planning on coming to this?
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Boshman » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Sadly I'm away on holiday otherwise I'd be booked for this Pete.
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby dcheetham89 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:54 pm

Bloody hell, can't have this happen again!! :slap:
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby prideofengland » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:19 pm

Pete if numbers dont balance themseles a bit (still time) I will swap to German. :good:
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby dadio » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:14 pm

erm i't may sound obvious but , it's a D Day game what side are most English players likely to want to portray in such an iconic battle , to be honest i'm a little surprised i decided to go German for this one but it just happens i've done the last two games British so it's just the right time to switch sides for me.i hope we see a few German's book on soon though or it will be a bad trend.
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Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby HeadShot » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:28 pm

This will be great fun for German players. Counter-attacks and flanking FTW!

Plus, think of the ambushes we can set up! This site is perfect for ambushing!
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:59 pm

Plus using MGs like they should be used, well-fed weapons of domination and suppression. No crippling of fire-power for the sake of 'airsoft fairness' in this game!
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Dom_e » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:48 pm

A friend and I wouldn't object to playing Jerry, but we haven't much in the way of uniforms. If uniform rules can be relaxed on the basis of being a sniping team I'm sure we could manage to haul *something* together though!
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:20 pm

I'm not sure a 'sniping team' would be wearing anything other than a basic field grey uniform anyway - our uniform requirements are very basic really. :wink: There isn't really a sniper role in this game, very much squad based, especially given the numbers. There is a thread to ask for the loan of kit, so do please post up there, bound to come up trumps. :good:
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Dom_e » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:44 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:I'm not sure a 'sniping team' would be wearing anything other than a basic field grey uniform anyway - our uniform requirements are very basic really. :wink: There isn't really a sniper role in this game, very much squad based, especially given the numbers. There is a thread to ask for the loan of kit, so do please post up there, bound to come up trumps. :good:


To be honest I struggle to find photographs of German Snipers in the field wearing anything other than camouflage smocks (and the rest obv, no point running round Normandy in a camp smock and yer willy swinging loose). Seeing as there are so few Germans stepping up it strikes me that a bit of force multiplication can't really go amiss! Especially the way the German fight has been described above... a sniper team sounds like it would make a major contribution.

Also, my friend and I are (to put it politely) somewhat 'smaller' than most WW2 Airsoft players (in two dimensions) so borrowing kit is likely to be an issue... nevertheless no harm in asking...
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:59 pm

A splinter camo smock teamed with grey trousers is perfectly OK, indeed I can lend a splinter zelt which would suffice (one size fits all!). But a sniper team holed up waiting for the single telling shot of the day doesn't fit in with the scenario I'm afraid - it has with past games but not this. Of course, 'snipers' in general just mean an unseen gunman with a bolt action - take a look at the diaries I linked to and you will see frequent reference to snipers - so in that context all German players with a rifle are snipers!
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Dom_e » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:08 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:A splinter camo smock teamed with grey trousers is perfectly OK, indeed I can lend a splinter zelt which would suffice (one size fits all!). But a sniper team holed up waiting for the single telling shot of the day doesn't fit in with the scenario I'm afraid - it has with past games but not this. Of course, 'snipers' in general just mean an unseen gunman with a bolt action - take a look at the diaries I linked to and you will see frequent reference to snipers - so in that context all German players with a rifle are snipers!


My friend is about 5'4" so one size fits none for her ;) Trousers are the problem for us mainly, I have a smock but trousers for both of us would be cost prohibitive if I am to afford to attend anything and save up for my rifle....

Ahh there my friend you are not describing someone playing a Sniper but a Snipetard! Sniping in the real world involves reconnaissance, force multiplication, ambush, and support of attacks counter-attacks and defence. It is a far more active role than what you have in mind...
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:24 pm

Heh, I was explaining that there is no role for a sniper team in this scenario. You may be interested to know that Sgt.Heide, fellow organiser, was a real sniper by trade so we are well aware of the role but it definitely isn't for this game. 'Snipers' in a WW2 context is a vry commonplace description and is a generic phrase. Everyone feared a 'sniper'!

A zelt will fit anyone (pretty much) so all you need to ask for is grey trousers and a helmet. You can probably borrow a rifle too, so no need to fork out for that either.
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Dom_e » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:38 pm

I was initially suggesting that as a justification for slightly non-standard uniform in order to get a few more players so this game might actually happen?
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Re: Where are all of the Germans then?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:42 pm

In what way non-standard?
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