The Colmar Pocket Feb. '45 3/26 GZA Nov 22, 2010 11:06:24 GMT -5
Post by Gerry on Nov 22, 2010 11:06:24 GMT -5
The World War II Western Front Airsoft association
The Forgotten war
Colmar Pocket February '45
The Forgotten war
Colmar Pocket February '45
Saturday March 26th 2011
Ground Zero Airsoft
Store:1254 Wolcott road
Wolcott, CT 06716
Field:235 Wolcott st
The winter of 1944-45 settled on the Vosges as the coldest in recent memories. Eisenhower's order to the Seventh Army in December 1944 was to straighten its lines around Strasbourg and eliminate the 35 by 40 mile German bridgehead centered around Colmar which was a result of the French Army's failure to push the Germans back to the Rhine River in their sector.
New Year's Day 1945 brought fresh snow and chilling temperatures in Alsace. In Hachimette where the Seventh Regiment had its command post, soldiers train in "spook suits" as armor is painted white, all available white cloth is used for camouflage and snowshoes and skis are issued. On Jan. 11, the Third Division command post officially moves to Ste Marie aux Mines from Strasbourg.
So overshadowed by the news of the Battle of the Bulge, the equally-heroic Allied action around Colmar and Strasbourg became known as the "forgotten war"
Please send your registration info to the following Email address:
Please include the following:
Unit Impression and rank:
Rental: Y N
All players under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult who is playing.
All players under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign their waiver.
Obtain your waiver here:
Airsoft electric Guns (AEG's) - 400FPS
single shot bolt action - 500FPS
ANSI Rated Eye protection (shooting glasses, goggles) is required to play.
Full face mask for players under the age of 14.
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE CONSUMED ON THE PLAYING FIELD AT ANY TIME during play.
This will be a one day event beginning 9:00AM and ending at 7:00PM. Please plan on arriving no later than 8:00AM for registration and safety briefing.
Admission will be $40 with pre registration $45 for a walk up (no pre-registration, this will allow us to appropriate adequate supplies)
We will have a post event jamboree for some social time, laughs, catching up and game recap which will include a Chow line style meal (Bring your mess tin!!!) and soft drinks at this time we will do the raffle. Please expect to stay for this
It is advised you show up in your kit and travel light as this will be a constant flow and multi mission event. Everyone will be keeping busy and constantly on the move.
This will be an attack and defend event. We will once again be using ammo limits and the dreaded "Dead Box". In addition we will have patrol based objectives. Commanders will have zero knowledge of their missions and will be receiving orders on the ever changing field of battle.
If you need supplies, ground Zero is a full service Airsoft shop which is just a 7 minute ride from the field.
Raffle prizes: to be announced
You will receive one raffle ticket with your admission additional tickets will be 1 for $5 and 3 for $10. Please purchase additional raffle tickets to support the event and World War II airsoft!
Game play requirements
A WW2 Impression and weapon will be required to attend this event!
This will be a "Stitch Knot-see" rated event. For the definition of a Stitch-Knot-see impression, please refer to this thread: ww2aa.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=axis&action=display&thread=1134
Apart from Normandy the areas of France most bitterly defended by the Germans were Alsace and Lorraine.
This occurred in part because the Allied surge across France in 1944 was slowed down by logistical difficulties as the Allies reached the easternmost extent of France, but the primary reason for the stout German defenses of these regions is that Alsace (German: Elsaß) and Lorraine (German: Lothringen) were claimed as part of Germany and would be defended as strongly as any other German soil. This perception informed Hitler's decisions of 24 November and 27 November 1944, that committed General Siegfried's Nineteenth Army to a do-or-die defense of the region around Colmar. On 26 November the Germans formed Army Group Upper Rhine, (Heeresgruppe Oberrhein) under the command of Heinrich and tasked his command with the defense of the front between the Bienwald and the Swiss border. Of prime importance to the German defense around Colmar was the bridges over the Rhine at Breisach and Chalampé , since it was over these bridges that supplies were delivered.
Follow the thread here: ww2aa.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=northeasternus&action=display&thread=8335