Post by akododarick on Jan 7, 2011 14:39:08 GMT -5
D-Day Saturday June 4th 2011
Airsoft Game Event
This is a WW2 Airsoft Game w/ a D-Day theme.
Fun is the Order of the Day. Force Z has some missions scheduled for the US Paratroopers and the Germans as well as the Units hitting the beaches. There will be changes in your orders as the day progresses, so you might Think all is won then your order from high command reveals that there is more to the battle than meets the eye.
E-Mail Darick@screamingeagleairsoft.com to register.
This is a Private game But all are welcome just email Darick for a Free spot, and more details.
Go to Screamingeagleairsoft.com and Click on Game rules to read the rules of OUR game.
Post by ersatzjack2 on Jun 5, 2011 23:20:45 GMT -5
Back from the game this weekend. Whew!!! Was it hot. 97 degrees and Saturday with very little wind. Mike, Troy, the new member Schwank and myself made the drive down to Tennessee and arrived on Friday night. When we got there we were met by a group of eight other Wisconsin players all from the Milwaukee area who played U.S. soldiers. Apparently one of them (or more) attended the January Apoc game and they normally play modern airsoft or mixed theme games. Some of them have also been to Freefall. Very nice people and one or more may have caught the WW2 bug. Just have to wait and see. At any rate they were very nice and on Saturday they were good sports during the game.
Turnout was fantastic with over 35 players per side, and 5 referees. There were about 10 decent impressions at the event but even so, the other 60 players did don brown or green uniforms so there was little difficulty in assessing what team a player was on. The organizer for this (Darick from Screaming Eagle Airsoft) did a bang up job of organizing and preparing for this game. Things went smoothly and the flow of the games did also.
The games got way promptly at 9am and in the first battle German defenders had an easy go of it defending Ste Mere Eglise. Mike and Troy ascending a three tower church and commanding a good portion of the field towards one side of the town. Mike stated he must have sprayed about 1000 pbs in the 45 minute game and Troy acted as his assistant gunner. Troy got killed four times in that battle but one of the two German medics was in the tower with them and so Troy was constantly getting cured (miracuously) and was never far from Mike's side assisting with his MP44. I was on the outskirts of the building clearing away other pesky intruders with the Shoei air compressed MP44 which was adjusted to shoot at field limits (425fps) with .25's (you do the math with .20's) This one was a relatively easy German win.
The 2nd battle had Germans defending a flak gun in another more open area. Still there were enough surrounding green areas to provide us with positions of defence. I think the Americans had more success in this one but only slightly so. Troy and Mike picked another choice piece of ground and laid low in some heavy undergrowth. Their field of fire was much less than the tower but they did pick the area of two main U.S. pushes and were rewarded with plenty of kills. I got a couple too in the opposite direction and towards the end I got tagged in a friendly fire incident. My shirt is somewhat faded from 4 years of events and I was constantly having to inform a lot of the younger trigger happy players on my side not to shoot me. Still, I was shot twice more during the games by other German players and there were other instances of this happening on both teams. This was another easy German win.
3rd battle - Germans defend an artillery position - American morale was sagging at this point and the day just kept getting warmer and warmer. 97 degrees I think. Did I mention that? The U.S. forces slugged it out and I believe there had occurred a change in their command structure. The battle see sawed around the gun with the German recapturing the position towards the end. At this point Major Raytoven (our commander) was feeling pretty good about the event and both sides trekked up the hill for lunch.
The 4th Battle was Utah Beach and seaborne infantry and Airborne troops combined in a pincer movement to collapse the German left flank early. Mike and I died almost instantly. Troy and Schwank were on the other flank and had much better success. Still, we got pushed early and hard and the 45 minute adventure evolved into a retreat and general woods fighting with the U.S. forces claiming their first victory. The lunch break had also diminished forces on both sides with two of the three German MG teams leaving and it would later appear several good quality players. I suppose the heat was getting to players. After all, It was 97 degrees out there.
In the fifth battle the Germans once again had to defend a town but with just the one mg and fewer players the U.S troops won the day. Mike and I took up a position on a second story building and Mike picked off 3 (one with a grenade) and I got one before we were cleared out of the area. Once we died our side lost a lot of suppression power and the U.S. won again. U.S. leadership which had changed in the third game was showing itself by now. I think a couple of Iraqi/Afghan vets were running things and you could tell by the way they pushed their guys with small unit tactics. Troy sat this one out with gun troubles and Schwank was up in England as he had reached his own physical wall. Major Raytoven was also done for the day. I suppose wearing woolies all morning didn't help him but in the afternoon he did show up with a wonderful hbt panzerwrap impression and overall he did a good job. He just couldn't counter the loss of good German players to heat attrition and the improved Allied change of leadership.
Battle Six - German counterattack. The game started in the morning with about 70 players. In this battle 4 Germans counterattacked 10 Americans. Can you guess the results? Mike and I had surrendered to the heat but Troy led the other 3 German younger players and scooted and dodged in firefights picking off several U.S. players. Still, towards the end a younger German killed his commander (Troy) in another friendly fire incident and the U.S. victory continued unabated. With the loss of players now reaching a critical point, Darick, the event organizer cancelled the 7th and final mission, tallied the victory points and declared it a U.S. victory. There would be no rewriting history on this 97 degree day in Tennessee.
Major Raytoven commented on several acts of German bravery that he had witnessed during the day and awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbons to each and every 3rd Panzergrenadier and 6th SS member who had participated so I guess Mike, Troy, Schwank and myself gained something from the event for our endeavors.
We met a lot of friendly people and had another good WW2 airsofting experience. There was a lot of good sportsmanship on the field and the weather tested us all. We hope Darick continued success in his efforts to build and grow WW2 airsoft in his region. Wisconsin provided our group of 4, the other group of 8 and a third group of two that I know of so we did our part I think.
Mike will post some pictures when he does his report.
After the game we headed to a motel, showered, went out to eat and took naps before we made the drive back and as we crossed the Wisconsin/Illinois State line we visited the Russell Military Museum and saw a large collection of militaria and vehicles which ended our weekend. All in all, a very nice time.
I'll echo all of Franz's comments. Overall a very fun field with the best building fighting ever. Sometimes it was like three dimensional chess with firefights occurring above the tree canopy. A first for me. The morning was more interesting for me and is where I had the bulk of my action as by 2pm, I was tuckered out. Just soooo... hot.
I missed a great chance to make the event memorable for one of the American kids that managed to cross the open and get into the tower directly under me in the 5th scenario. I had brought along an exploding pea grenade and could have lobbed it instead of my foamie as it was in the ammo can but in haste, I used the foamie. It did the trick but the pea grenade would have been much more memorable in that situation. (still kicking myself).
Here are the few shots I managed. Maybe the airsoft site will post a more representative lot.
Thanks to Darrick and his team at Screaming Eagle. He is a very gracious host and you couldn't beat the price.
This is how we looked prior to the kick off of the morning action. We were all hot and sticky from the drive down and the moist hot night under the stars. But not too bad yet. Dominic (Schwank) is on the right and is our newest member of MOA who plans on building a 6th SS impression. He is one astute observer and kept me smiling the whole weekend.
Darrick is closest to the camera and was the host along with his team seen behind him. They were all friendly and efficient. He told me his goal was to increase WWII airsoft action in his neck of the woods and it looks like he's off to a good start because we received lots of questions on gear (don't underestimate gear envy) and some declarations from attendees that they would start impressions.
Ray our Major was a commuter from Arkansas I think. He was easy-going and stalwart in that he wore the wools all morning. Stalwart here is not to be confused with "crazy". Hopefully he'll come to one of our Wisconsin events at some point.
The Wisconsin contribution was substantial with a group from Milwaukee, us and a few from other parts of the state. It was nice meeting Milwaukee airsofters as I didn't think they existed. Nice folks. Dominic (Cairo1 on the WW2AA boards) as you can see is very happy to be pictured with them.
This is us prior to heading to a motel. Pretty wasted. But overall good exercise.
We really debated going to this event or the one in New England area this weekend but wanted a new map and so opted for this one instead and don't regret it. I imagine we would have liked the other one too but it was a case of too many good choices and not enough weekend.
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men - Plato
Post by vonRaytoven on Jun 6, 2011 17:40:09 GMT -5
Just back from this week-ends D-day event at the Bad Karma airsoft field.Great event,great battles.Darrick from screamingeagle airsoft and his team staged a truly memorable event and made great referee's and host's.Special mention goes to the guy's from Wisconsin and Illinois for making the long trip to get there.You guy's were great.The job of command is so much easier when you have Great NCO's and junior officers.Although the stifiling heat shortened the day,the battles were hot and heavy.Many thanks to the Amerikaners for giving us all we could handle.Can't wait to do it again.For you guy's from the 3rd panzer grenadiers and 6th SS that did not recieve their Iron cross second class ribbons,Bitte send me an email at Raytoven@yahoo.com w/your mailing address and I'll send them up to you. You guy's were outstanding in performance and appearance.It was a true pleasure to fight along side you. Many more to come ,I hope.Darick,once again,Danke for making this all come together.
fter a good long night of sleep, here i am with my AAR.
We arrived to the field at about 9:00-9:30PM after a long and, to me at least, enriching 9-hour drive. After fumbling our way onto the field having just spotted some tents by luck, we annexed a lovely PRE-FAB shelter adorning it with the 3rd Panzergrenadiers flag. We met with some other players who were quite pleasant and shared their campfire with us and after a few hours of chat and a can of spaghetti and meat balls I decided to turn in for the night with Troy in the car. (to me the highlight of the night was when a kitten jumped on top of the car, it was awesome)
Early next morning at about 6:00AM we got kitted up and ate our breakfasts. As more and more people showed up i decided to scope out the competition and our soon to be friends - many lively gentlemen were around ranging from boys 13 years old to men 50 years young.
After putzing around for a few hours the organizers gathered the players for the safety meetings and the likes and before we knew it we were on die marsch fur das Festung.
The First Game: The German team had a well made and ornate city to defend which the Americans had to attack. For one reason or another I thought the Americans were coming from the same direction we had come down and I went to what I thought was the back of the city expecting flankers. This turned out to be the front. I took the same building as Mike and Troy, who from the ground floor seemed like a whirlwind of death. I saw little action but still manged to snatch up 2 kills. The American team lacked a good offensive spirit and failed to make much headway. They managed to capture one building, but only for about 30-seconds as a wave of eight German zealots swarmed the three men inside.
The Second Game: American paras had dropped around a German Flak 38. Their objective was to destroy the Gun with satchels. We had to protect it. For me, this game started with firefights and would end with firefights. I assumed a position on one of the flanks, I did not have to wait long for some action. Mere moments after the horn was blown three Americans assaulted my position. I hit one and fell back to cover and the other two were annihilated by MG fire. I will spare the name of a certain someone who made a team kill on my face, but as I was medic-ed everything was alright (looking back later, i found it rather comical). After a good medic-ing I abated another American patrol hitting 2 of them a friendly picket across from me smashed the rest of the resistance in the area and 5 Americans left for their spawn. It was just at this time i heard an American shout at the top of his lungs "SATCHEL THROWN CLEAR THE AREA!" Troy it seems shot him as he was throwing it (correct me if I'm wrong) and it fell short and we did not lose. I moved again to another sector. After an uneventful 10 or so minutes i shared a piece of cover with Steve and we were on opposite sides of the same piece. Americans in the forest behind him pined him down and I laid suppressive fire to get him out. He fell in next to me and we, with help, smashed the American assault force. I then found my self on the front line with 5 other Germans. Before I knew it an American charge was unleashed on us. I took a good 5 rounds to the chest and slumped in the spot. The Americans managed to kill the other Germans next to me. Just as all seemed lost a tiny hand poked out thru the fence I was laying against and a boy whispered "give my your shoulder". I slowly took the kill rag off my head, and waited for my chance to get behind cover. (Medic rules were pretty easy-going). As the Americans looked away I jumped up and slammed myself into better cover. Surrounded by wounded Germans and our now wounded medic I did everything I could to hold my position from the American onslaught. Shouting at the top of my lungs in German I opened up on anything I saw move in the scrub in front of me. Keeping 7 men pinned and killing 3 of them. I expelled 600 rounds of ammo in about a minute and a half. Down to my last mag I shouted louder and louder as I fired in semi-auto only trying my best to keep them from advancing. Just as I had run out of ammo relief forces arrived from my rear and the American attack halted, the horn sounded and yet again the day was won by Germany.
After this game I began the hardest battle I had fought so far. finding the outhouse. I spent the entire 3rd game searching having 2 veteran players and a ref try to show me where it was. By the time I had found it the game had ended. At one point as I was in the outhouse I heard someone approach, I said "this building is occupied, by the German army" he laughed and then left.
Lunch time came and I gave away as much of my crappy tasting food as I could.
The FOURTH GAME: Our objective as laid out to us was to defend the beachhead. During the 2nd game my STG had broken and so I switched to my Kar-98. The change in fire power was dramatic. After respawning, 5 other Germans and myself were ambushed by 10 or so Americans who spawned behind the beachhead we died defending about 30 seconds into the game. After respawning we tried to leave our spawn but we were swamped by the paras cutting us off and we all died again. I decided to take about 6 other Germans with me to the other spawn and we calmly walked through the intense American lines. I noticed that there were 3 lines of Americans around our spawn each line having 7 or so people in its group. We trekked across the map and began discussing tactics i suggested partisan style warfare (kill a guy and run away and such) half way through spawning Troy walked up with a few other who decided to follow suit. After we had spawned I decided to follow Troy and attack the town from the first skirmish. We took the church and I cramped up behind cover I proned right on top of some nice comfy limestone and tried to pick off the enemy. Due to the cramps i was encountering I pretty much spent the rest of the game drinking all my water and plinking at Americans. The horn sounded and i walked back to camp for more water.
I let an American fiddle with my K98 as he was impressed with its workmanship, however he somehow managed to damage the sear on my back up. With no more weapons of my own and suffering from heat exhaustion I slumped into a chair back at camp and a nice gentleman gave me an ice cold bottle of water. I gave him a thank you from the bottom of my heart and drank it down. I was done.
I had an unforgettable time. After packing up we rented a hotel, showered, ate and went back to the hotel to get some shut-eye.
Meeting Steve, Mike and Troy was one of the greatest experiences i have been graced with in all of my airsoft excursions. I will excitedly look forward to playing with them again.
Now if you will excuse me i have a powerful urge to shower and eat Chinese food. I will post this tomorrow, which for you will be today.
Also this is the first AAR I have ever filed, please feel free to talk behind my back about it.
Post by akododarick on Oct 17, 2011 22:48:14 GMT -5
Alright Guys you are going to make me cry,, so stop it,,, and The heat had made us think of a more pleasant time to kill each other (lol) how about September 2012 (Market Garden) Look for info to start coming out in early 2012, last game before the end of the world.
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