Post by volkssturm on Dec 31, 2016 21:58:16 GMT -5
Here's an article on a battle on the morning of D-Day involving elements of the 82d and 101st Airborne that would make a pretty good scenario. The number of troops involved was relatively small, composed primarily of 82d Airborne, but with some stray 101st gathered up for reinforcement. There were also glider troops. The objective was simple, gain control of a crossing of a river and hold it until troops came up from the beach. La Fiere is a cluster of buildings just west of the much better known fight at St. Mere-Eglise.
Excellent backdrop for an airsoft event. 101st, 82nd, Glider troops and potentially reg Infantry from the 4th and or 30th ID. German troops could be Used or Fallsimjagers without too much of a stretch. Lots of back and forth.
For the 60th Anniversary of D_Day I jumped outside Carentan and was supposed to jump later at LaFiere (the group had six jumps scheduled that day). I had landed hard in the second jump and broke a molar so skipped the LaFiere jump watching it from the ground. Lucky thing as my stick from a C47 (only times I ever jumped from one) was misdropped and landed badly in a parking lot. Many many broken bones and damage to cars. The town mayor was wonderful and paid all property damages. CNN covered the mishap my wife (back home) was not amused.
I wore dog tags from both my late mother and father who were both WW2 veterans. A very cool event. I have period tactical maps of the entire area.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
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