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Postby dadio » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:23 pm

Thought I'd get the ball rolling , what an epic clash , the Allied forces were relentless and although we made it hard for them throughout the day they managed to rally at the end for a superhuman push into Aachen .good honest play all day ,at one point I was shot during an exchange only to look up and see the American player had also taken a hit from me ,hard fair play is all I saw .
Thank you Rabbitspacker for planning the day , very good for your first event ! Just one bit of constructive advice , if the game get's stalled then maybe withdraw re gen to the defending side , I felt that it must have been a bit dispiriting for the allied forces during the morning taking the fort ,
Thank you for a fun day !
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Postby Steinlager » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:56 pm

Big thanks to the organizers, great fun day, if only the mortars would fire from the tubes rather than blowing up their own side :-0
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Postby Hänschen klein » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:21 pm

Thanks to the organisers and the site owner for a great day. I know how hard it is to put on a game wanting all to enjoy thenselves and sometimes things just don`t go as planned. All in all great time after so many years I still see the standard of kit improving and see New players admiration for kit and weapons which I hope they will all aspire to to continue our sport. 60 plus players hats off organisers, you are certainly doing something right with an event where I saw the sea before going to the site :shock:

Site great, hit taking from what I saw was good. Loved the Pyro smoke and mortar rounds the battle for Aachen at the end was full on.

Good to see friend old and new. Another good effort for all looking forward to seeing pictures and video :good:

Best moment of the day. Being shot “Sani Sani” I was shouting, lying wounded on the field of battle when or valiant Volkssturm AKA Herr Fremsley ran forward, more of a saunter, Pistol in hand shot the dastardly American and 30 yards plus. The cry rang out " bloody good shot hit me in the head."

Volkssturm 1 Americans 0
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Postby StevF99 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:36 pm

Hear hear! Fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed myself. I agree with Dadio about the stalled attack in the morning, but after lunch the fluidity of the gameplay was great, so fast moving. Loved the day and the site, thanks to Rabbitspacker, the marshalls and all the players.
Looking forward to seeing the photos
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Postby razorlight » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:55 pm

Echo all of the above comments. Had a great day, the battle for the fort in the morning was pretty fierce. I think the allies must have about 3/4 of it at one point. I thought the yanks attack over Bakers Bridge in the village was epic, dogged determination and excellent use of smoke which enabled them to get over and into cover.

Good to see a regular contingent of new players both german and british with an excellent level of kit and WW2 attitude. All in all a very enjoyable day.

The only comment I would make is that if your new to WW2 games, when you're hit, it's well worth shouting "arghh!" because you're much less likely to be shot again. At distance you're never quite sure if you've hit your enemy. Saves people being hit 2 or 3 times.
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Postby Allenby » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:03 pm

A fun event; thanks to Steve, Doc and the rest of the team at Combat South for taking the trouble to organise it.

Well done to the British, worked well together often in the face of some determined German resistance. A special mention to Ed for the help as British 2ic; ever reliable. Awards for distinguished service to go to Steve and Paul on the mortar, some great efforts, in particular in the final attack on Aachen. Dom and the other lad that cleared the mines on the bridge, well done. You were all brilliant as a unit though, got into the spirit of it.

Also, Wattsy did some great work as U.S C.O during the attack on the fort; always good to have a Yorkshireman covering your flank.

The fort attack was a hard slog. Best action for me was the attack through the woods on the German Heer and Volksturm; a masterful defence, held us close to an hour. A great effort, even if a certain bugger did try to knife me after he was lying wounded.

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Postby rabbitspacker » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:39 pm

You only blow yourself up if you put the lite fuse down barrel first :slap:
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Postby Steinlager » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:01 pm

rabbitspacker wrote:You only blow yourself up if you put the lite fuse down barrel first :slap:


We didnt, they still blew up :lol:
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Postby Doc combat south » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:01 pm

I had a ball today guys thankyou. You are all amazing friendly people. I enjoyed talking to all of you today. A big thank you to my buddy Stephen who worked very hard on this. And the support of my colleagues at Combat South . You are welcome back any time just don't leave it to long. See you soon, With Thanks to you all for a fun time. Pictures and Video to follow.

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Postby Gunman » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:58 am

Cheers for having me along guys. Loved the fire fights and the honour in the field from what I observed was as excellent.
Loved the site and have made enquiries about running a Cold War there;)

I have truely had my love of all things WW2 reconfirmed :good:

See you all at Road to Rome :good:
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Postby the lone Marine » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:16 am

Many thanks, had a really good day!
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Postby Jimmiiee » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:10 pm

Awesome day, really enjoyed myself

First time playing as CO and I enjoyed it

Highlight of the day was when Josh gave me a report of the battle for the fort.

Thanks to the other members of the Waffen SS, you guys were great. Thanks to the combat south guys and thanks to all who came

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Postby Russe11 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:11 pm

The battle of Aachen was fun, the subsequent battle of Aching has now begun. Soo worth it though.

I managed to forget my sleeping bag and Bivvi bag and had the coldest and most uncomfortable night ever. All of that was forgotten when Dadio and his trailer of guns arrived.
Evelyn (the owen gun) was even more spectacular in person than in the photos.
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I didn't mind the long period of attacking the fort, we had a small diversion to recapture the farm. It would seem that the defenders were so fixated on looking out for Americans that I was able to just walk in. Finally after months of having it, I got a kill with the P08 bayonet. Quickly followed by 2 more. Apparently they didn't like it up 'em :giggle:
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Postby Crowley » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:26 pm

A great day, thanks to the organisers and all the players :good:
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Postby shellshokt » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:14 pm

Just like to add my thanks to all the staff and organisers for a great event. Good scenario's and game plan, great sportsmanship and fab site, when's the next one!
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