"Battle for Dukla Pass" October 1944 the official goal of the Soviet campain was to take control of the Dukla Pass and then to link up with partisans and troops in revolt within the Slovak Army. Originally planned to last a week, the battle for the Dukla Pass took a month and resulted in great loss of life.
Oct.22 Camp opens at 4:00 pm Oct.23 Chrono opens at 9:00 am Safety Meeting at 9:45 am, DO NOT BE LATE! Come late and loose trigger time. Battle 10:30 am to 4:30 am Dinner in town? Pizza? Burgers?
Special info: PMs to Boris so we can start a team listing. RSVP soon if you need barrack space. Tables will be setup for rental gear and for sale items. RSVP soon if you will need to rent or buy a uniform or gear.
Russians: Boris & Natasha, Fyodor, Gryphon, Belka, Morkova, Zack T., Andra, Duncan, Tyler, Iron Will, Oleg Z.
Germans: K.Peiper, Ersatzjack2, Otto V., friend of Zack T., Rekkon, Ulrich and the 6th SS.
This is the Russian Front: Germans, Partisans and Soviets.
I too would be very interested in attending a Russian Front airsoft event. I've been a WWII reenactor for many years and have now discovered airsoft and would really like to see a merge of the two ... for myself ... as I doubt the two hobbies would ever merge themselves ... too many young kids in airsoft and too many stubborn old men in reenacting … with not enough understanding on either side … ;D
Anyway, I’m in the process of buying an airsoft PPSh-41 and would very much like to put a Soviet Impression together.
As your event is at about the same time as Operation Irene (The Battle of Mogadishu), I doubt if I could get away two weekends in a row. There are a lot of "modern" airsoft "teams" in Ohio ... of which I am a memeber and must support team activities ... most of whom get their impressions (i.e. loadouts) from computer games ... just thought I'd throw that in ...
Please forward any information you have on future events so I can make advanced plans.
Also, any airsoft events at Ft. McCoy? I've attended several reenactments there as a memeber of the WWIIHRS.
Terry Cincinnati, Ohio
“They gave up all of their tomorrows for your today”, Wally Parr – British 6th AB
Terry, Our Midwest Ostfront Airsoft group had a good event at Ft.Mc Coy this past Aug. and if we get our way, we'll be playing there again. I also belong to HRS and will be at Rockford's Midway Village this weekend busting caps as they say. I am one of those old guys who started with re-enacting and now plays airsoft as well. I have a few welts from last weekends paintball "Wake Island" event.
Too few weekend days and too many work days! I host 2 Russian Front airsoft events per year, Apil and Oct.
I know it's a few days off but the weather looks excellent and we are due in my opinion.
The Germans will debut a new improved MG42. Video and more explanation on Thursday night. I have it ready now but no camera person to shoot it (the video of course - as I will be demonstrating the proper shooting procedure.) Ha-ha. Sweet load-out. ;D "This time for sure I'm gonna pull a rabbit outta my hat."
The other surprise is a new HE round for the Pak 38. The gun crew won't be so defenseless against infantry any longer. Still gonna be an easy mark for mortar fire but that's as it should be.
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2010 2:19:21 GMT -5 by Ersatzjack
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men - Plato
Post by Ersatzjack on Oct 21, 2010 23:10:29 GMT -5
Oh my... Have I jinxed the weather? Looks like rain now. Arghhhh! This just separates the men from the boys. Real soldiers don't get to pick their weather.
Here is a pic of the MG-42 sporting the new AA tripod. It is the way to go. It allows much nicer field of fire. Those Lafayette mounts are not suited for airsoft but these AA mounts are great. The upgrades include dual power from parallel mounted 9.6V batteries giving 3000 mah of draw which makes all the difference surprisingly. A rewire of the entire gun also was performed with 14-gauge wire. 16 too in a couple of spots. Here is what she shoots like now.
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