The Wermacht is on its heels with the Russians and Allies closing in from the East and West. Somewhere just East of the German capital members of the 3rd. Panzer Grenadiers are pitted against the forces of the 198th Russian Rifle Division in a desperate struggle.
This will be a two day affair with period camping and an assortment of missions. Bring plenty of BBs, water, food and charged batteries.
Location: N2955 Sidney Ave. Neillsville, WI. 54456 Date: June 13th. Fri. camp setup 5 AM and fire side social. June 14th. Sat. battle day June 15th. Sun. early AM battle or training session. Contact: via PMs with RSVPs
Russian Team: Boris, Andre
German Team: Ersatzjack, Ersatzjack2, Sgt.Shaw, Wellnitz
Post by <2>nd Rangers M/Sgt. Tom on Jun 16, 2014 13:34:19 GMT -5
Here is my AAR.
At first the day was not looking to promising, due to the rainy weather. Also we got a late start because of the late night finishing the bunker, and the laundry list of things we forgot. On the day of the event we had a time issue, reassembling the bunker was more time consuming than anticipated. Causing us to get a late start. After the completion of the bunker I then went to put my German uniform on. I arrived at the truck to find I brought my tunic but forgot the pants. I did not want to go into battle with American hbt's; I asked Troy if he had a pair I could borrow, however there was no pants I could use. I recently picked up a Lugar and was planing on only using the pistol any way so I figured I would sit the first round out, and it wouldn't be a big loss to the Germans. As I saw mentioned earlier we forgot a laundry list of gear, this was a big problem considering we were briging gear and weapons for our 2 other squad members Pvt.Sean used the garand and recruit Joe used the BAR. This would be my second reason for staying with the truck I had to scramble to find guns, magazines, and gear to outfit the squad. After I got the gear,weapons,food, and the truck situated I ate a mid morning snack, then put on my American uniform. The squad and I reconvened at the truck I dispensed rations to the men after we ate we then headed for the Russian HQ, we exchanged pleasentries and old war stories with out Russian comrades before we headed to combat. I went into the battle with only 3 loaded clips loaded for my M1A1 and a 1911 pistol with a single clip, no grenades. Pvt was equipped with a ICS garand, and Joe had a Marushin M1 carbine, both also had no grenades. I didn't want to tilt the game so I did less shooting and more leading. It was easy moving up to the village after arriving we made contact with the enemy shortly after. After the attack was subdued We set up a defensive perimeter in the surrounding structures of the village Andre patrolled the perimiter and outlaying areas surrounding the village with much successes. We successfully repelled the Hun invaders 4 times! The first German counter attack was spotted coming from the East, when they learned we had become aware of their presence they shifted to an attack from the right flank. The mg42 and the automatics kept our heads down pretty good, the mg42 was shooting through the lattice work into the barn bullets were bouncing everywhere, I took quick aim and neutralized the the MG, we were then able to repel the first counter attack. The second counterattack appeared to be split between snipers on the far left flak and the ridge on the right flank where the mg42 was positioned. I was on the left flank with Pvt. Sean, when I saw the right having trouble with the mg42 I ran across the village and became immediately pinned down. Troy was on the other side of the structure keeping all our heads down. I strained to look for a target I couldn't find one. My efforts seemed to do little I neither got Troy or the MG that round. The third counter attack was more of a harassing maneuver they stayed in the distance and we took alot of sniper fire. The fourth and final counter attack was a shock, we heard a noise in the distance. We thought to ourselves could it be armor! I asked to those around me "does anyone have anything to deal with armor" I received many answers a coupe obscenities. We collectivity only had grenades to deal with Natasha. The armored car approached we hunkered down and took positions for an armored assault. I took a position in the far left farm house. Behind the white curtains. The armored car came into the village the turret shooting and fire coming from the back, Pvt. Sean saw an opportunity and took initiative and lobbed a grenade into the open door of the armored car! the 4th counter attack was successfully repelled. The third scenario we did not participate in our squad need head get going back to Minnesota for a friends birthday. It was at this time we decided to also call it a day, we awarded Pvt.Sean with the purple heart and the combat infantryman badge, Recruit Joe was awarded the good conduct medal with cluster. Had a great time guys, thanks as always Troy for hosting the event. Also Amazing work Mike and Steve on that Pak40!
Post by CPL. Mills 2nd Rangers on Jun 20, 2014 1:22:04 GMT -5
It was great to be back on the field it has been a long time. It was fun going as German for this event. However my K98 firing pin isn't working properly. I flew back the night before so I didn't get much sleep for this one. I stayed up late helping to get the German bunker finished in time.
When we arrived we rushed to get the bunker setup. It did indeed take a bit longer then expected. Tom and I then went back to the staging area to get ready and to get our new ranger geared up and ready. When the first scenario started I went to the German staging area where the derelict truck and the bunker was setup. I got orders to go out and harass the enemy. I quickly discovered that my K98 was not functioning. I then ran back to the truck to quickly get the Carbine ready. It is lucky for me that a couple of Germans on the western front did use M1 Carbines so it was still historically accurate. I went to the respawn area since I walked off the field. Troy was already at the repsawn clock. Once alive we moved in through the swamp. I quickly started to take SMG fire so I dropped to the ground and began to crawl to some better cover. I heard some movement behind me but it was to late I was shot in the back. I walked back to respawn to be joined by Troy and I think it was Mike shortly after I arrived. We decided Ersatzjack would go toward the field, Troy would go in the middle of the woods and I would go to the right near the edge. I walked up the edge of the property spotting mine signs along the way. I found the stream so I started walking through it. I was surprised how well the German Gaiters worked at keeping water out of my boots. I was worried as I walked through the water that Iht was making too much noise. Right when I spotted the village I heard a branch snap, I quickly got down and saw a stinking Russian directly in front of me. I raised my carbine and aimed right for his chest. The first round hit his shoulder and his shoulder jolted back he raised his gun slightly and the second round cracked off the stock and the third hit him dead center of the chest. I squeezed all three shots off as fast as I could, he called himself out dead. I started to get out of the creek and when I stepped out I started to get SMG fire so I dropped down and let myself drop back into the creek. I waited until the fire stopped and crawled out to get closer and for better cover. When I got behind a log I spotted about 6 allies heading toward the German MG position. Troy popped out of the woods behind me and informed me the round was about to be over. We quickly made our way to the village. I spotted a Amerikaner behind the house. I cooked a grenade and ran toward the house to pitch the grenade to the other side. He popped out and I ran to the left to get cover behind the house and I threw the grenade. I ran into Joe on the other side of the house and I let a burst of fire but missed so I ran through the barn only to miss him run around the corner. My clip was out so I got out my pistol and Joe popped back around the corner I fired the pistol but the safety was on, Joe yelled out a triumphant, "bang" to bring an end to the scenario.
The second scenario I decided to take some pics since Sean, Joe and Will were not going to stay to the end of the event. I got my camera ready and made my way to the field. I took some pics and once my roll was out I ran back to get my Thompson. I had to let Joe use my Carbine since the battery for the BAR died. I ran back to the woods and made my way to the German respawn clock. There was three of us going to the right of the village down the road. The German with the K98 made his way through the woods while I low crawled down the road. At times the only cover I had was some sparse bushes. The guy behind me signaled me to move up and I got up and ran forward and for cover. I started to take fire and I dropped into thick underbrush and began crawling for better cover. I got behind a tree and tried to throw a smoke grenade but it bounced off a branch in front of me. I quickly got another smoke grenade out and this time I got it to go a bit farther. I began to quickly crawl forward and I stopped and began firing into village. I believed I got 1 or 2 people in that burst. I then crawled to new cover. I spotted Sean and blasted him. Tom ran out into the open and I fired at him but he got down right when I started to get peppered up the arm. I walked back to respawn where both Ersatzjack Brothers and Troy are waiting to go back into the fight. Troy decided to use Natasha since it was the last 15 minutes. Steve nominated me to be turret gunner. We piled into the armored car and rumbled down the path toward the village. Once the village was in sight I unleashed hell, I fired all around and once I spotted some dirty Bolsheviks I trained the sights on them. It was hard to keep a steady aim with Natasha bouncing all over and before I knew it all of us were dead. A lucky grenade found its mark.
Here is one roll of film, I have half a roll yet to get done.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5