Post by TommyGunner on Jun 7, 2008 22:10:19 GMT -5
OK here we go, I'm not gonna do a very long after action report but Ill give a good one.
On Friday we had two Americans show up, Cary and Nick and they both helped me set up the field and camp to get it ready for the next day. We slept outside and had fun eating rations and listening to period music and news reports from a period radio that Cary modified to use with a hidden CD player that he would put Cd's on with music and reports from WW2.
Saturday rolls around ad we are up at about 7:30am and people started to trickle in, the attendance we nice at 12 people and the sides were quite even. We decided to spend most of the morning having fun, shooting the breeze and chilling. At about 2:00pm everyone that was going to attend was there and we decided to start the event. Because all the members at the event were what I would call seasoned vets, we decided to for go the training aspect of the event and skirmish the entire day and it was a blast. It was very very fun and if you weren't there, well ya should have been lol. I may be hosting another training based event in a few weeks again.
And here are some pics, I didn't do anything in photo shop with them but they came out great anyway. Everyone had some great kits and we had allot of diversity in impressions.
It was a very laxed event and the object was to have fun and I think we accomplished that, I think we can agree that it was a very successful event and accomplished its purpose...to shoot our guns, put on our impressions, build our friendships, and strengthen the WW2AA in Illinois.
Indeed! It very much did! I enjoyed the skirmishes, they were short, but VERY fun. The tornado warning scared me a bit, but Im glad we all decided to stay and wait it out. Enjoyed seeing the usual gang again, hope to do this again soon.
Post by Tough Ombre on Jun 8, 2008 11:27:32 GMT -5
Real Steel... I did have a great time as well. The heat was the only problem, but what the hell... i drank 5 canteens of water and in the end still was dehydrated... o well i lived.. The tornado warnings were a little eerie... though, i would have to say the worst was the mile + wide tornado touching down 10 minutes away from my house. -Cary
I wished I could have gone, but with the event that was on the May 31st and the one on the 14th coming up, gas money wouldn't allow me this trip. We can't make them all, hopefully next time I can make the trip.
Post by TommyGunner on Jun 8, 2008 14:33:59 GMT -5
Well I had a great time at the event, the field turned out to be the perfect size for a group this size or even slightly bigger and promoted close quarters combate. I have to say simply hanging around and talkign with everyone was my favorite part. I hope to have another one of these events soon, possibly in the next three weeks.
Post by TommyGunner on Jun 9, 2008 23:36:01 GMT -5
Everyones kits really were great and complete as well. I was also pleased with the diversity in kits, we had Heer, SS, Luftwaffa, GI, Airborn, Marine, and British and every kit was complete which was great. We also all had period weapons as well with a nice range in types of weapons M1 Carbine, M1928 Thompson, M1A1 Thompson, gas colt.45, gas victory revolver, BAR, M1 Garand, Kar-98, Mp-40, Im sure a Lugar was there, oh we also had a Mortar and a Lee-Enfield in play as well.
Really nice looking impressions, guys! The USMC impressions are really neat to see.
We definitely need to get the Illinois and Wisconsin/Minnesota guys together sometime for a "maximum effort" Midwest event. Perhaps there could be one such event per year where we collaborate on a big two day weekend. Thoughts?
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