Die Glocke

Scenario

Somewhere in lower Silesia….

Die GlockeAnother day, another experiment. The workers replaced the thick rubber mats that lined the tiled test cell and sprayed the area down with brine. The mats would be burnt, the contaminated brine would be barrelled then shipped to a mine to be buried half a kilometre under ground.

Dr. Wilhelm Voss turned to an associate, asking about the supplies of the mysteriously glowing chemical known only as “Xerum 525”. “There is enough, Herr Doktor” was the response and Voss was happy with the answer. His gaze once more rested upon the large device sitting in the centre of the test cell. Known as “Die Glocke”, due to its bell-like shape, he was sure that it could help turn the war to the Reich’s advantage once more, as long as they were successful before the Allies over ran the facility…

Forces

German – “Special Evacuation Kommando” – Hand-picked Abwehr, Waffen-SS & FJ unit
British – 30 AU
US – CIC

Combat Command B, Third Armoured Division, US Army
“Why not just charge on to Berlin? Why go to some craphole of an industrial site, that’s been bombed to hell and back already?” Capt R Gregson asked himself. Then it occurred to him why. His unit, CC-B, Third Armoured, had been the first to come across the work of Obergruppenführer Hans Kammler at Nordhausen in Saxony, and now the outfit he was part of had been ordered to get to the Skoda Works at Pilsen, then onto some place called Ludwigsdorf in Lower Silesia – and the reason why, well, SHAEF just hadn’t deigned to tell them yet, but you could bet that if it was one of Kammler’s joints, whatever going on there either had to be stopped, or had to be gotten hold of before the Commies or Limeys got to it….

London, Whitehall
“What the hell do the Yanks want with Lower Silesia?” Major Geoffrey Stevens asked himself. “The war is in its dying days, Berlin is the big prize now!”. He picked the folder up from the desk, a folder simply marked as “Kammlerstab – TOP SECRET”. Then he understood. This was the real prize, Berlin was a pile of rubble, nothing more than a symbol of the destruction of the Nazi empire. But this, this was far more important, and Major (Dr) G Stevens Phd could see that he was going to have to go and speak to an old friend of his, Commander Flemming, head of a secretive unit known only as “30 AU”…

Ludwigsdorf, Lower Silesia, 1945
Sturmbannfuhrer Rudolf Schuster was impressed with the quality of the personnel he had managed to gather for this most important of missions – a mission authorised by Obergruppenführer Hans Kammler himself. Under his command, a detachment from the SS SEK (Special Evacuation Komando), two JU390’s of the Luftwaffes’s elite Kampfgeschwader 200, along with Fallschirmjager attached to the unit, the secretive “3rd Staffel”.
His orders had been simple. Hold the facility for as long as possible against the damned Allies, then evacuate the equipment and liquidate the scientists working there…

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UCAP tunnelsThis event was held on 26th April 2009 at UCAP Airsoft, Southwick, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AR

UCAP Airsoft is based 100ft Underground in the former UGHQ (Underground HQ) used by the Royal Navy to plot the progress of the Allied troops during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day June 6th 1944. This unique location provides some of the finest facilities for Airsoft CQB in the UK.

With over a mile of tunnels, rooms, and corridors as wide as streets, UCAP is the premier all weather 365/7/24 airsoft site.

It holds a constant temperature, there is no wind to deflect your shots and it never rains. UCAP have spent months preparing the site, clearing it of 60 years of debris, lighting the darkness to enable play and adding features to enhance the game play.

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FAN-flippin-tastic! I was revelling in the sneak beakyness! The game felt like it was engineered around my style of play, gun and run, sneak and peek! M.W.

Die Glocke tunnels