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Big Thanks

Postby Steinlager » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:19 pm

Big thanks to the organizers, best game I've had in ages, great gameplay by all involved, very atmospheric, lots of great bloodcurdling screams . Only odd thing, we set up the phone but never used it, not a criticism, just one for the next game. Once again thanks for organizing a great game. Look forward to any pictures if anyone got some.
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Bravo-2-6 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:50 pm

Agreed! Best game I've had for ages!

Kudos to all of the organisers and players for making things run so smoothly!

Can't not mention the multiple C96 kills and the shovel fight with the soviet soldier :P.
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Steiner » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:14 pm

The phone definitely got used - I was in HQ when it rang. :)
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby dadio » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:35 pm

Yup I used the phone ,anybody could use it , who wouldn't want to phone Gordon on his state of the art mobile phone !
My favourite thing I heard all day was the legend that was Martin ,the comrade with only a spade and a grenade ! Stuck fear into the German forces .
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Mattywheels » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:49 pm

Big thanks to all who attended, & very big thanks to my fellow organisers - today was a testament to the hard work of the last few months. :good:

Will do a proper write up when I get some energy back!
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Stumpy0903 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:11 pm

Agreed- best game out of my short airsofting career so far :good:
Massive thanks to Matty/Gord/Gav and anyone else involved in organising the game ive missed thankyou for your efforts they are much apprieciated.
Brilliant gameplay today from both sides, all added to the atmosphere down there, thought the venue was topnotch, defenitly worth a revisit.
And lastly thanks to John/Paul/Chris/Connor/Jack, well played lads.
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Steiner » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:38 pm

What a day! Great to see old and new faces. I think this is the 4th time I've played at this site, but it's so easy to get lost and disorientated. The effects and props really made it immersive, and there were some really tense times in those dark places. I have to commend the sneaky Russians, who were very stealthy. Hobnailed jackboots and clanky German kit made it very difficult to sneak around quietly. I never realised how noisy it is to step on a BB!

Really good gameplay by everyone. My friend Scott and my son Louis thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to Porta, Stumpy, Matty and Granger for gear lending. :good:
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby M1a1jonny » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:41 pm

I echo what's been said .
This was my first ww2 airsoft game and what a game . Big congrats and thank you for the team that organised it .
Thanks to all the players for your comradery and right mind set . Made it really atmospheric at points working through the dark .
So dark I walked into a players bayonet on his rifle .
Went right up the noise lol great times :)
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby JaseB » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:51 pm

M1a1jonny wrote:I echo what's been said .
This was my first ww2 airsoft game and what a game . Big congrats and thank you for the team that organised it .
Thanks to all the players for your comradery and right mind set . Made it really atmospheric at points working through the dark .
So dark I walked into a players bayonet on his rifle .
Went right up the noise lol great times :)

I completely agree and this was also my first WW2 event. I will certainly be back for more. I loved the very team based gameplay. It makes for a far more immersive experience.

Well done to all the organisers for a well thought out day. Well done to all my Kamaraden Grenadiers and well done to Ivan for some amazing Russland war charges and some of the best and most honest gameplay I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Joseph Porta » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:33 pm

Just got home !

Brilliant day , I saw loads of new faces and a couple of old ones

Me and Matt both really enjoyed the event, a triumph for the orginizers and players alike.

A 700 mile round trip but totally worth it.

Thanks to all the players to for having a great attitude and making the game so much fun and so atmospheric.

I also ran on to a russain bayonet in the dark =)

Brilliant day and thanks again
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Luiluei » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:01 am

Great day. Thanks to jimbo, gordon, matt and Gav for all the hard work and everyone for great game pkay.

First time in the tunnels and loved it.
Special moments:
- being shot at with traser BB in the pitch dark tunnel seeing them searching their targets and bouncing off cover was really cool (thanks Porta)
- sneaking through a dark tunnel with bayonett and pistol in hand. Suddendly someone taping my shoulder. Could not see a thing. He did no say a thing and walked on. Must have been a German. Death was around every corner and you could not even see it
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Crowley » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:46 am

Awesome day, really enjoyed it, thanks to Gordon and Matty for organising it!
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Hänschen klein » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:57 am

What a great day thanks for everyone who attended Old and New especially Porta and Matt who travelled from afar, glad it was worth it. It never ceases to amaze me the effort put into kit even from new players who were experiencing WW2 for the first time thanks to people who filled their kit gaps with Lend Lease.

We wanted to put on an atmospheric game in the sewers of Stalingrad so we tried some things which I hoped worked well. The site leant itself to the Sewers without any set dressing so job done really from the start. For people who did not attend we had background sewer sounds being played out of speakers which I took from the Stalingrad Movie Sewer scenes. This constantly gave you a feeling that someone was around every corner waiting for you in the dark hearing voices and footsteps echoing.

We also made a Field hospital which was fought over many times, well done Ruskies for sneaking in there and getting the medical crate away, in here we had a number of dummies dressed as Soldat with bloody wounds including some grisly off cuts playing in here we had the screaming and shouting sounds again from the Stalingrad Movie of the Field Hospital scene. Again walking in here in the low lighting put the willies up you thinking at any moment one of them would jump up.

LARP E Tools. These seemed to be a big hit excuse the pun and there were some great smiling faces at the German HQ after missions when someone came in proudly boasting they had got 2 or 3 kills from them.
All in all a fantastic day from my side of things.
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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Hänschen klein » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:59 am

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Re: Big Thanks

Postby Granger » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:15 am

Best. Airsoft. Game. Ever.

What an amazing day! Those tunnels were a joy to fight through. The atmosphere was great, you knew the Germans could be round any corner so had to be on guard at all times. Several times I was killed only to find that there were german a few feet away from me. A few highlights for me were watching Martin stalk the tunnels with only a spade, Martin and I sneaking into the hospital and stealing medical supplies while the Germans were blissfully unaware and also defending the gramophone where a German ran onto my bayonet! Managed to get quite a few rifle kills that day which I'm proud of (though I'm sure a lot of them were down to luck)

Thank you to the organisers for my best day of airsoft yet. Thanks to my comrades in section 1.

Funny thing about yesterday was that I was up at quarter to 5, the baby kept me up most of the night too but I found being dirt tired added to the sense of atmosphere in the game. Puts me in mind of the poor souls who had to fight in such condition for real.
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