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Re: Thankyou

Postby 50shadesofField-grey » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:56 am

So, when’s the next one? :D thank you everyone that was a brilliant day, for me, particular thanks go to the organisers and to Phil and the SS squad, thanks for having me.

It did get slightly confusing at the end, someone said they’d captured and cleared all 3 bridges and we had to await the final attack, but nothing materialised in the end. Still, awesome day out and I can’t wait for the next.
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Re: Thankyou

Postby paule » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:12 pm

the first battle at the fuel dump wasn't a battle ! it was a recce, as we were told we were ahead of schedule so go have a look see and then return!.

Ok so it was a fairly aggressive recce...

for me personally it was the best bit of the day.
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Re: Thankyou

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Re: Thankyou

Postby sly » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:55 pm

i have to say i was not terribly pleased, each time we followed the timings on our orders there was no one to attack at that point we were supposed to attack, small groups kept going off and doing their own thing, there was lone wolfing. lunch was confused. we had axis off advances and they all went out the window just a free for all with random people from different units all mixed up. we had jerries blind firing, not hit taking and there was talk of 'hot' weapons though not sure about that. there were a lot of unimpressed people on the day on the allies, surprised people changing their tune for the forums. There was even one chap who had to remove himself from the game to cool down over his frustration over the jerries. It might aswell have been an open day in ww2 kit for all the good the orders were, I think unfortunately an open day would have been more fun :( but still I appreciate the effort taken to organise and put it on, so thank you for that.
if I were to make a suggestion for future events, it would be a radio on the day for any of the section leaders to actually get hold of organiser to find out what is happening when things are not going right. And/or have an army commander organising each side and marrying up the encounters throughout the day.
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Re: Thankyou

Postby hcompany » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:20 am

sly wrote:there was talk of 'hot' weapons though not sure about that


The bruises on my face and hands would suggest there were some hot weapons on the allied side too!
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Re: Thankyou

Postby philthy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:07 am

I've had games that I've sat around hardly fire a shot all day and games were contact is considerable, I've been shot in face more times than I can remember I've been shot point blank with pistol , one of ours had the skin break & bleed when hit by one in particular shot , but I focus on the positive things and learn by the mistakes there's all way something to go wrong , it happens
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Re: Thankyou

Postby hcompany » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:19 am

I'm not complaining about being shot in the face, if that's all you can see, shoot it.
But when it breaks the skin from 30+ meters it tends to be a high FPS, and it certainly wasn't coming from a bolt-action
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Re: Thankyou

Postby paule » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:34 am

there did seem to be some very powerful guns out there. I was apparently out of range with my garand (which is set up really well) and hit by proper stinging bbs flying flat and fast!

But that is how it was - the day was a good day with a few issues (the blind firing from the tower was a bit out of order I have to say - but then nothing had been said about not blind firing in the briefing).

Perhaps next one we use a chrono and supply the bbs for chrono- ing?
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Re: Thankyou

Postby Wattsy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:49 am

il be honest, what sly has put pretty much sums up the day for myself as well. I will be giving future ww2 games at combat south a miss until i hear positive improvements, its a bloody long way and a very expensive weekend for me travelling down there for a poor game. :(

sly wrote:i have to say i was not terribly pleased, each time we followed the timings on our orders there was no one to attack at that point we were supposed to attack, small groups kept going off and doing their own thing, there was lone wolfing. lunch was confused. we had axis off advances and they all went out the window just a free for all with random people from different units all mixed up. we had jerries blind firing, not hit taking and there was talk of 'hot' weapons though not sure about that. there were a lot of unimpressed people on the day on the allies, surprised people changing their tune for the forums. There was even one chap who had to remove himself from the game to cool down over his frustration over the jerries. It might aswell have been an open day in ww2 kit for all the good the orders were, I think unfortunately an open day would have been more fun :( but still I appreciate the effort taken to organise and put it on, so thank you for that.
if I were to make a suggestion for future events, it would be a radio on the day for any of the section leaders to actually get hold of organiser to find out what is happening when things are not going right. And/or have an army commander organising each side and marrying up the encounters throughout the day.
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Re: Thankyou

Postby Hänschen klein » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:51 am

I have watched with interest the comments made and as long as they are constructive that's fine.
Couple of things. Hot guns. From the various comments made by the allies it would suggest there were some hot guns on the German side! From experience we don't usually chrono WW 2 games as we generally all play fair but I do know that certain people have Hot Guns most likely Stg 44 which the obviously don't want to downgrade. All I can say is if you come to one of the SAD games you will be chrono and without exception you will be turned away.

Ok the game put on was an introductory game to be all inclusive £20 if you want strict orders and other tasks more associated with more niche games vote with your feet as you have the right to do but if it is targeted at a more introductory style then that's what you have signed upto.

I was in charge of the FJ and we did not find a problem all day. I went round followed the orders written down and we all had a throughly good time. We were looking for our opposition on a number of occasions who didn't seem to appear. Fog of war maybe they didn't follow their orders? If you were frustrated by things like hot guns or blind firing I am sure you brought it to the attention of the organisers at the time to nip it in the bud. Yes or No?

All I would say is that it is hard work putting on games . Battle for TIM took 6 months from start to finish. The community would love to have other people organising games and it would appear that some of you think that you may be able to do it better so we would all like to support you when you put on your first game.

Guys lets get behind games it's so easy for people to bitch afterwards if it doesn't live upto their expectations or their will be less and less games and all that kit you bought will go to waste.

Thanks for your attention :giggle:
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Re: Thankyou

Postby Stanley » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:24 am

I enjoyed the day and the site......thanks to rabbitpacker and doc for putting the effort in getting it organised. And as always, nice pyro Pete :good:

There were a few hiccups, but as others have said, fog of war.

Ref hit taking. There were a few times after being hit and playing dead, I'd get up and head to respawn....gun held above head......occasionally I was still being shot at but carried on walking. Apologies to everyone if this was misconstrued as not taking hits.
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Re: Thankyou

Postby 50shadesofField-grey » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:43 am

From a distance it looked like the chap who lost his temper crossed the moat further up from the bridge the SS were holding, did it not have to be crossed AT the bridge? Unless he crossed it to address the hit taking, however, it looked like he was firing as he came across.
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Re: Thankyou

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:46 pm

Well.....I enjoyed it! Big thanks to organisers, great layout, and Pete, great effects.....that's the first some of them actually made me jump!
As for hot weapons, I got hit a fair few times, no probs for me, had worse at other games.
Shame that most of the Heer contingent didn't turn up, ....only Connor and me! So we joined up with Phil and the rest of the SS. Some confusion due to lack of bods, but all in all a good day, would go to that location again.
The only downside for me was........broke my MG42 gearbox again! But hey, that's not unusual!
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Re: Thankyou

Postby Allenby » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:25 pm

My main complaint was the German Zug we were facing being AWOL/not where they were supposed to be. We wandered around a bit for an hour until we had a Chinese Parliament and basically tagged on to the British Airborne. Hey Ho.

Yes, hit taking wasn't the best and I think we're at a stage now where we have to chrono before every game as sadly some people just can't be trusted... but like Gordon said if you think you can do better, step up and run a game.

They're stressful and time consuming to organise and put on.

I believe this is the last game that Steve is running. If so, thanks a lot bud for everything you've put into the community.
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Re: Thankyou

Postby paule » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:02 pm

I wholeheartedly agree that thanks are due to the organisers from all of us Without all your efforts and time invested there wouldn't be any game.
The niggles can be ironed out...
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