Hurtgen Forest: The Battle for Hill 400 After Action Report Apr 8, 2018 12:37:52 GMT -5 CPL. Mills 2nd Rangers likes this
Post by SfcMigs on Apr 8, 2018 12:37:52 GMT -5
Hurtgen Forest: The Battle for Hill 400
7, April 2018:
Location: Ground Zero Airsoft, Wolcott, CT
Weather: Cold and Cloudy, but gave way to Sun and warmer temps by noon.
First off I want to thank everyone who made yesterday's event. Even though less than half the numbers of registered or "I'm coming" players showed, we all made due for a great day of fighting.
Our numbers were 9 in total. 7 U.S. 2 German.
We started off with the two Germans being "fanatical Germans" that will do anytime to protect the "Fatherland" from their ultimate defeat. They positioned themselves atop the famous Kafir Hill and defended it greatly. They basically had a "touch and go" re-spawn, so the fighting would hardly ever end, but they did prove victorious in the scenario.
The next one up was our two German heroes defending the Village area. This battle did not last very long as the U.S. forces swarmed the Village and ultimately took it. But then this is where the day got interesting and fun.
Prior to our fighting, GZA field agent Jolly Green informed me that GZA made a mistake and double booked the field with a 13yr old birthday party. The party was limited to one small "fire base" area of fighting, so they could be avoided all day. But the 10 kids all wanted to play the "old WW2 guys" and offered up a challenge. And we took it. A chance to shoot annoying teenagers!! Why not?!!
We were given a scenario by Jolly Green where the kids had to re-cover a "Nuke" that we had in our possession. (it was a empty propane tank). We took up defensive positions in the village as the kids kept coming at us wave after wave. If we were keeping count, we must have had 50 kills. As time was running out, the youngsters caught a break as our tower gunner ran out of ammo and was KIA. A small sneaky unit made there way into the village as most of our forces were cutting down their comrades on our flanks. The unit broke through a weaken area of the towers wall and squeezed through and found the nuke. Grab and go they did just as the event time ran out. So we may have lost the nuke, but we killed a lot of troops in the process.
Second scenario was the same, except we were now the attacking team. Same time of kill ratio and the "not calling their hits" was even more evident. Our squad never recovered the nuke, but we did take the village. So again, the annoying teenagers, not playing by the rules were victorious, but we did get our pound of flesh.
All in all it was a great day with the birthday party giving us desired numbers and targets to shoot at. We were very grateful. Jolly Green also did a great job helping me host the event. He made arrangements to bring in a buddy to cook up egg sandwiches for breakfast and hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. Prices were $5 and it included a water bottle and bag of chips. Really nice touch.
Afterwards, Jolly and I discussed a possible Hybrid event where we will have GZA open play players fight the WW2 players. This could serve as a great way to promote our hobby and get in a good day of fighting with solid numbers. So stay tuned on this site for more news and upcoming events. Once again, thanks to all who came. Hope you all had as much fun as I did.