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January 5, 2012

The Drop: The Battle for Arnhem (part 1) – 17th/18th March 2012

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Filmsim Events and Gunman Airsoft proudly presents…
D-Day – Battle for Arnhem Pt1 – ‘The Drop’
17-18 March 2012
£65 pre book, with a £25 deposit to be paid. £85 on the gate.
To held at GMA Eversley site in Hampshire.

Tuesday 19th September 1944 Day 3

The Battle for Arnhem Bridge and its town is well under way, but due to poor allied communications and misleading intelligence the operation is still uncertain. The only positive for the allied effort is that the German command is still unsure of what enemy forces are where and reports that Nijmegen is also under attack by US airborne troops has lead to a large number of units including the 10th SS division to be pulled away from Arnhem.

For the 156th and 10th Para’s, the high ground north of the Oosterbeek railway line is their objective. Unknown to them a Kampfgruppe has been task with the defence of the high ground as it has potential for a flack battery as well as being a good observational position. Also, south of the Train Line Polish troops are being dropped and scattered all over. One glider has found itself off course and has landed behind the German defence line far North from the allied lines.
The morning has started badly for the allies and isn’t getting any better. DZ’V’ is also in the hands of the German and due to broken communications, the RAF haven’t been advised. If the DZ isn’t in partial control by the afternoon, this vital supply drop will fall straight into German hands. Only guts, team work and cunning will help see an allied result by the end of the day.

Welcome to the unwinnable battle. (Objectives will get posted closer to the time)

This is a full battle weekend, with CPs in the field, objectives for both sides to complete and only a small part of the big picture. History has told us who wins and how they did it, hence these battles don’t represent the big picture, but take us down to ground and focus on how them men in this part of the battle faired. It means we can have un-historical wins without re-writing history.

This is a full on camping event with a social on the Friday and Saturday night. Both plastic and period tentage are welcome, though plastic will be away from the main camping area :good:

Event times

Arrival from 3pm Friday 16th
Briefing at 9.30am for 10.00am deployment on Saturday 17th (so be ready)
There will be no stop so you will have to eat in the field during the game.
Saturdays End ex will be around 5pm depending on light.
Sunday kick off at 10.00am and finish no later than 2.00pm.

There will be full catering on site, Airsoft shop and battery charging if needed.

Who can come – We ask everyone to try and make an effort to play Brit, Polish, Germans of Dutch Civilians. The US had nothing to do with this battle but if guys insist they wont play anything else I will find a way to write them in. We do have a very large amount of FREE rental kit.

More information can be found on the WW2 Airsoft Forum www.ww2airsoft.org.uk



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