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Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun May 11, 2008 11:13 am

Make me positively jealous I wasn't there pictures twitterings,comical moments etc
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby slick63 » Sun May 11, 2008 3:30 pm

I was just about to post the same question, slightly premature maybe but I can`t wait to see some pics....at least the weather stayed good :)
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Chomley-Warner » Sun May 11, 2008 4:43 pm

Heh, I'm now post-hot bath but still rather tender and craving a good night's sleep.

A bit cheeky of an organiser to reply to 'how was it' but from my POV it was an awesome weekend. The most physically demanding CiA game yet and players came up trumps - it was hard going but dodged determination and excellent play on both sides got us through. Fantastic moments of sneaky-beaky, full-on assaults, roving missions, big bangs plus a bit of taunting. Russians looked amazing with a good mix of uniform and civvies - bodes well for another Eastern front game sometime soon.

Oh, and the usual CiA social lived up to expectations!

My hope is that players came away with a bit of feel for the pain, pressure, adrenalin rush, elation, disappointment and yes, drudgery, of a WW2 battle. Well, a least of how you might imagine a WW2 battle to be...
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Sgt.Heide » Sun May 11, 2008 6:13 pm

Now that I'm showered and dressed, I'll add my thoughts. What can I say? Fantastic weather, a brilliant, vast site, great people and the usual CiA thoroughness in time travel to the 1940's!

The standard of kit was superb on both sides and the bolt action rifle really came into its' own for this game. Tense patrols, long walks and intense firefights and no quarter given by either side made this a memorable game for all.

Best moments for me, well, I had quite a few! I think the Russians bimbling down a road to set up a regen point about 6 feet away from where myself, my Brother and Neilblume had set up a hidden OP was pretty good! In the name of fair play, I got up and said "we'd better move then", and the Russians had a collective heart attack when my buddies stood up as well, only a few feet away. I had a fair few sneaky moments but I won't gloat or bore anyone by going into them. I was also particularly happy to collect my share of the reward for shooting "Borris the Bastard"! I can safely say that I clocked up many miles on foot, because I wouldn't get in a vehicle unless I had to! Respect to the guys who were hardcore (or stupid) enough to join me on my jollies.

There was fair play all round, everyone took their hits and noone lost their temper in the heat. It was great to see some new faces along with the usual suspects as well and everyone got on really well. I think that the Germans bonded and functioned particularly well, the attack on the Katyusha was executed with ruthless speed and efficiency and the objective achieved about an hour (I think!) faster than expected!

Can't wait to see the photos Snyper took and roll on the next game I can get to.
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Rhysd2 » Sun May 11, 2008 6:57 pm

truely fantastic game. grueling, hot, hard, but amazing. the site was out of this world. climbing those steep ridges to get behind the germans was challanging but got there in the end. big thanks to Ranj for following me up there and HUGE props to barrie for carrying the bren up there!

no one real moment stood out for me, the whole battle from little patrols to huge fights was unlike any other cia game yet. comical moment.... we were stood at the top of the hill taunting the germans and I decided to give it a braveheart moon. guy then decided to put a hole in my arse cheek! must admit didnt hurt half as much as I expected and certainly got a good laugh. another was steiner laying on his back on the top track with myself and some IED chaps shooting up at him as he promptly popped 3 odd stick grenades and tried to roll them down the track at us from the lying position.

the social again was amazing fun despite the rave. cant wait for the next one. big thanks to the IED guys though they were fantastic
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby echo66 » Sun May 11, 2008 8:03 pm

Glad you have enjoyed yourselves guys & gals. It was a great event & us on the IED staff enjoyed all the skirmishes & pitched battles we were involved in. Made a change to be able to not worry about planning & organisation & just to have some fun, which we did in spades. Really, really enjoyed it & i know i can speak for all at IED on that one.

We hope you'll all want to come again at some point. CiA events are always welcome at IED sites. All we do is turn up & open the gates for you all. Its you guys & the efforts made with kit & cracking gameplay that make the events such a great time. Well done to all & especially Guy & the rest of the planning staff for another cracking gameplan & some hoofin props.
Fella, that 'Stalin Organ' was the puppies privates. Christ knows what the neighbours think when your knocking this stuff together in the back garden. B&Q must shit themselves when you walk through the door.

A great weekend.

Thanks to all.

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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby che » Sun May 11, 2008 8:12 pm

well at the end of the day we stood chating and someone asked who one and after a very short time we all decided that we did not care as evry last one of us had such a great time. excelent weekend another cia triumph , big thanks to the organizers great bangs .and i loved the russian rocket luancher much laughs.
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Kavster » Sun May 11, 2008 11:13 pm

That's me just home. Will reply with more tomorrow when I'm awake...
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby troop » Mon May 12, 2008 5:38 am

Whats a scream!!!

I like to do a bit of a personal write up after evey event i'm involved in, so here goes

have to agree with everything Ed (Echo66) says......what a weekend....as this was my first WW2 event I was'nt quite sure what to expect, what I did'nt expect the level of commitment and gameplay from everyone there, I said before that it was'nt my intention to actually take part in the game play on doctors orders (....sod that!!...), but after a bit of prodding by my fellow IED cohorts I conceaded...and boy am I glad I did... :D

The "single shot" skirmish on saturday evening was an absolute giggle, esepcially seeing the blade with a almost picture perfect hole in the middle of his forehead and claret eveywhere (those bloody GBB K98,s, not to say the blokes holding, em are awesome!!!)....blade or no blade he was still cackin it about what his missus was gonna say when he got home!!!! :rofl:

...not so funny (well to me at the time anyway.....) was being shot in me nad by one of me own comrades with a thompson!!....felt it hit...split second of nothing then WALLOP!.....pain like no other....ladies...ever wondered what being a man was like?....well imagine the baby being pushed back in....wearing boots!!!.... i had tears in my eyes, reaaly was ready to blart... a lump in me throat (that was me nad, I'm sure of it....) and Guy and Ed in hysterics next to me....full of sympathy them two.... :whistle: ...........apologies to the bloke i shot who was already dead...but i could'nt see you FFD....your oppo got me with the bang rule in repayment tho.....how degrading is that......rather have had another round in the elbow skin (then again maybe not...... : sick :)......... Absolutly cracking little punchup......

Then Sunday came along.....and did I enjoy myself?...has Guy got a pot belly?......Guy....you never cease to amaze me with you ingenuity, the Stalin organ was excellent!!....watching it fire was impressive, but having a firefight against German troops, with bb's actaully whistling (yes whistling!!...) past my head, splintering bark (yes splintering!!...) of the tree i was cowering behind (yes I said cowering!!!!...those K98's are terrifying....down a slope, 75meters, buzzing past my head....another 25 meters and kicking up dirt on the track!!! ...what else was supposed to do except cower!!...slightly deranged i may be...bloody stupid i ain't..:shock: ....the two welts on my side will be there for days...... : :blink: ), with the sound of the "Organ" playing in the background and explosions going off all around was surreal to say the least....I had the blade and the para either side of me...and all 3 of us were grinning at each other like idiots.......oh....a funny like no other which caused me to collapse laughing....Pete trundling up the track. chinnstrapped...... while i protected the flank....... only for his trousers to fall down!!!.....in 14 months of airsoft i have'nt laughed that hard....sorry Pete......top, top stuff.......

the Final battle was an excellent finale.....standing on the top of the track looking down at the German column moving in the valley.....we noted a sniper taking aim at us approx 200+ meters away...."whats that tit doing"...says I....cue giggle giggle.....zip......WTF!!!...200+ metres!!!! you having a laugh ain't ya....ZIP....oh shit!!!...that focused us......Time for some Keenie meenie stuff....down the valley across the stream up the otherside onto the track for a flanking assault.....3 ex-forces led by a blade...took 20 minutes of graft...only to have Barry pop up in front us without being aware we were there...on his own.... in full russian soldier dress, lugging a Bren Gun!!!!....then he climbs up on a 15 foot pile of logs and begins to put down a withering hail of fire....using controlled bursts...just like it should be done!!!....awesome awesome stuff bloke, you looked and sounded the puppies plums........big respect to you.... :thumbs:

In all people from my own personal POV......Bloody allround excellent!!....IED Games are just as good yes, but in a completely differnt way, we take our Milsim very seriously (as Guy knows)...normally we have to come up with games ideas, organise, do admin, look after clients and their needs, as well as deal with 101 other things...this time it was nice just to turn up, join in, and enjoy ourselves without worrying to much about all that.....

Yep.....well done all, everyone of you will always be welcome at IED :thumbs:

.....can't wait for the next CiA / IED game now......!!! :mexican:
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Joseph Porta » Mon May 12, 2008 6:22 am

looks like everyone enjoyed themselfs , bastards :rasp: :rasp: :rasp: :rasp:


i didnt think about this game once over the weekend, not at all :whistle:


glad everyone had such a great time :D
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Steiner » Mon May 12, 2008 7:40 am

Neill and I travelled up together, had a nice sociable evening with Del, Kav, Pete, B & A, Lardy, Ranj and the Yorkies, at the pub next door to the Travelodge... only to remember that we were supposed to be meeting Big Ray in Ludlow! :oops: Fortunately, he was too busy - but lesson learned - always get phone numbers if you're arranging a meetup!

Cracking whether - I was certainly glad I had my lightweight canvas uniform. Great to meet new friends, and I hope to see you at future events. :) The Katyusha was awesome, and as people have mentioned, the K98s were immense. Because I'd forgotten to charge my battery, I switched from my MP40 on the second day, to Neill's K98 - the first time I've used one. Unfortunately, he only had black BBs, and I didn't hit a thing partly because I couldn't see the fall of shot. :roll: The one kill I got with it was when a partisan popped out about 15 metres away, and I just instinctively pulled the trigger - thanks to you for taking it without complaint of the pain!

The site itself was a real tester - forests on inclines that felt like 45 degrees, made going up - and down - really hard work. I ripped the leg of my M37s on a jagged pine branch - fortunately it only grazed my skin - and I think we were quite fortunate not to have any injuries. Many thanks to Gavin who drove his Landy around the place for two days, lugging kit and troops.

Thanks to all who organised, and all who took part - roll on the next one. (And don't forget Operation Haggard in July! :wink: )
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Peppered » Mon May 12, 2008 8:36 am

Sweaty, dusty, hard, fun, fun, fun!!!!!!

Many comedy moments, two Orders of the Cockerel marksman award (its a new airsoft one for the Germans) 1st class to Kav (as it was a first shot of the day) and second class to Neil (as it was during combat).

Kav's sneaky beaky moment....not! but I'll let him explain.

Hats off to the Heer full wool wearers, I wrung mine out at the end...uugh : sick : .

I have got to say the single shot game at the end of Saturday was excellent. Definately the way to go, even if my vsr fell apart :(

Looking forward to the next one,

Rave on! :rocker: :mexican: (just shut up!!) :banghead:
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Steve.D » Mon May 12, 2008 8:47 am

Was a fantastic weekend, never put so much ammo thorough my mp40 at one event, was so much more fun than using hi caps, I think I used near 3000 rounds, the site was awesome, the area where the last battle was - was awesome, top marks for Barry getting on top of the log pile, the use of the landrovers was great, saved my legs on a few occasions, thanks to everyone for the best CIA game so far!

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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby Devonshire Trooper » Mon May 12, 2008 12:43 pm

Amazing day absolutely perferct from start to finish, il write a detailed report tomorrow when i post my photos.
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Re: Sooooooooooooooooo how was it

Postby JD7 » Mon May 12, 2008 1:25 pm

Kavster and i arrived in good time - we were drinking Guinness and enjoying the sun in the beergarden next to the Travelodge in Ludlow by 16:30 :D

Steiner, Neill and Lardassmonkey turned up, then Pete, Anne and Barrie and eventually the others lol

Had of great catch and laugh with everyone else that was staying there and Ranj also made it from his B&B.
Thunder and Lightning storms were amazing, sheet and forked lightning and it only rained for 15 minutes or so.

We convoyed to the site after a few of us stopped off at a roadside burger van for a quick bite and cup of tea. I think we scared the hell out of the women who was working - most of us wearing German kit apart from our 'captured' Partisan Lardassmonkey :lol:.

After setting up camp, game/safety briefing's and introduction's,it was gear-up and out for the first games.

Convoy Patrol after setting up the road block was very intense, knowing that there was ruskie's out there but not sure where.

I was tail-end Charley of the foot patol, scanning the road/roadside for wires and controlling the movement of the vehicles. It appears that Heide and the rest of the patrol were slightly to efficient and engaged the opposition, before we should have - oh well. So we continued on up to the ammo crates, leapfrogging down the road stopping only to investigate a landmine and I moved that to the roadside.

On the several attempts to return the containers/ammo boxes to the checkpoint we got 'bounced', I'll never forget being hit by a BB, then Pete59 throwing a grenade and it rolling down to near enough hitting my back - I jumped down the slope to the road and was killed by the blast.

When the soviet's decided to attack the roadblock to get one of the ammo boxes we recoved, they charged down the hill - I'll never forget watching Pete59 in his 'clown suit' running down, losing he footing and thinking omg, if he falls he'll roll down that track to the bottom - it was very steep and rutted.

The evening single shot game to capture/kill Guy was fantastic - deffo one to do again at some point. i remember taking the long way round with Anthony,Carl and Che and then moving into the woodland where the action was taking place. As we moved towards the scream's of Chommer's asking for help, I checked behind me and I could see one of the IED guys moving down the slope towards our positions.

We exchanged shots and I finally heard that unique 'WHACK' as i hit him - I heard him shout out "Hit, Good hit" not sure who it was but I was just glad to end the noise of bb's whizzing past or hitting the tree's where i was.

We all moved in and saved Chommer's, then were attacked as we attempted to get him to a safer place. I got hit and was waiting to be medic'ed, Carl took out quite a few players with "BANG" kills. I got Hit by Troop, but hey it happens, it was woodland I was slightly downslope from him and all he could see was my head - no hard feelings.

The Saturday night social was great, good to catch up with everyone and unwind. The circus flame blowers were just crazy !! I'll let Guy and Che discuss that lol. Was a bit of a late one - even Kavster was a sleep, in the oddest position I've seen - sat in a chair, but leaning right at 45 degrees.

So we wound up the social and headed to our tents - then were interupted by an illegal rave, oh and Kavsters snoring. If I had had a working pistol with me - I would have shot him.

Sunday was an early start - the rave was still going on and the music had been cranked up at some point. Anyway we had breakfast, welcome cups of tea/coffee and got organised.

Chommers, Che, me and a few others were waiting for transport to turn up so we could join the already deployed germans. Up the track wandered a, let just say slightly worse for wear, lost raver !!! he must have had a shock and the group of germans with guns, Dave sorted him out with directions and a bottle of water. I wonder if he's still out there or finally made it out of the woodland hehe

Time to find and destroy the Rocket Launcher - We approached the checkpoint and could see halfway up the track Guy and his organ :rofl: we continued in the transport to a position above the rocket launcher site.

The Germans split into two forces and the group I was with engaged the IED guys off to the left. Some good hits from both sides, but we then noticed we were getting close to the Russian regen point. we bugged out and mover right, then progressed down the slope towards the rocket site.

Progressing down the slope, firing my K98 at the opposition defending the site I shot Steve(Headshot) just below the windpipe - :shock:. Che was ahead and to the right of me, Lardassmonkey hit him, then with my next shot took him out - fantastic.

The Germans then took the rocket position - objective completed.

We then carried the rocket to a new position, then the fun began again. IED and russians flanking the positions and firefights began.

due to the weather the range on the K98's was fantastic, shooting and killing players on the opposite side of the ravine - :twisted: I'll never forget Barrie, making it from the far side of the ravine to the huge logpile on the German side and setting up his Bren. Kermit and Barrie then had a stand off with support weapons, the IED guys moved in from the trees behind us and there were bb's flying in all directions.

Cheers to everyone who organised this game and those that took - absolutely blinding weekend.

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