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August 18, 2013
 

Stalingrad – Rattenkrieg: Event postponed

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Stalingrad Rattenkrieg

An AGS Game held at UCAP Airsoft “Bunker”

Date: EVENT POSTPONED TO 2014 – (was Saturday 9th November 2013)

Venue: UCAP Bunker, Beneath Fort Southwick, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, PO17 6AR
There is no access to UCAP via Fort Southwick, do not enter the fort. UCAP is based under the fort via it’s own access road just to the west of the fort on the main road. The nearest postcode is: PO17 6AR

Price: £30

Full information and booking can be found on the forum: Forum

Scenario
November 1942, Since reaching the outskirts of Stalingrad in August, the German 6th Army have now been fighting for three months, street-to-street, house-to-house and room-to-room, in a grim battle to gain total control of the city. As part of Operation Hubertus, Specialist Pioneer battalions have been drafted in and having reached the banks of the Volga river in several places, Stalingrad is 95% in German hands, but dogged Soviet defence of their Motherland has meant horrendous casualties for both sides – and a stalemate.

Our event pits a defending unit of the Soviet 138th Rifle Division against the Wehrmacht 305 Infanterie Division and Panzerpionier-Bataillon 50, who have been tasked with ending all Red Army resistance in the city. Months of bombardment have turned the city into a wasteland where snipers from both sides lurk to catch the unwary and the unlucky. Desperate to gain any advantage, both sides have now gone underground into the city’s vast labyrinth of basements, tunnels and sewers, fighting not only with bullets, but grenades, flame-throwers, explosive charges, knives and entrenching tools. This is “rat warfare” – Rattenkrieg.

 

UCAP Bunker:
Built in 1942 as a naval command centre. It is situated on Portsdown Hill beneath Fort Southwick, a large 19th Century Palmerston Fort. There are over a hundred rooms in the tunnel complex, and it was fully functional with offices, dormitories, telecommunications etc, and it was utilised during WW2’s ‘Operation Overlord’. The tunnels were lined throughout with steel shuttering, supported by iron girders, although some of this has been removed since the war. Access to the tunnel system was via stairs inside the fort, or from the four emergency exits further down the hill. With over a mile and a half of usable tunnels, rooms and corridors as wide as streets, the site is a dark maze with the possibility of danger round every corner!

Bookings for 15 per side are now open. This event is open to all. Total player numbers will be limited.

Places to camp and indoor sleeping accommodation will be available Friday night and Saturday night for our pre and post-game socials.