I have a gig Saturday night, is this the kind of 24 hour dealy where I can show up at 1 am and still fight die Amerikaner? Is there some sort of stand down in the middle of the night? That would detract a bit, IMHO.
Some of you have been asking me to post the registration list. I've been reluctant to do so, but never the less, here it is. Hopefully this will get the juices going.
The following is those who have registered to the proper email address posted in this link and have approved impressions. (I'll add that no one has been turned away with their submitted impression yet)
101st Airborne Division
506 PIR 2nd Battalion, Company E
Steven Hildner Sr. Capt. Dean Hildner Pvt. Steven Hildner Jr. Pvt Chris Gerrior Pvt. CJ Gerrior Pvt. Joe Migliore 1st Sgt. Dean Migliore S. Sgt. Michael O'Donnell Lt.
502 PIR 2nd Battalion, Company C
Eric Wulf: S. Sgt Bob Courtney Sgt. Zachary Mikelic
82nd Airborne Division
504 PIR 1st Battalion, H Company
Brandon Palladino Pvc. Rob Zutant Martin Biela Steve Khemthong Pete Roach
Mark Austin Capt. Tom Ackerman Master Sgt. 2nd Rangers Alex Mills Corporal. 2nd Rangers Tyler Austin Pvt. Ted Hildner Pvt. Burke Hildner Pvt.
Emily Roach, Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur Chris Favale
Gerhard Weiss. Oberfeldwebel GR 914 352 infanterie division (Commander of all German land forces) Grenadier August Weiss Brian Kendall (AKA Kurt Stauffer) Die Fusilier Zug, UnterOffizer JP McCormick Tristan McCormick Tom Fournier John Nadreau Tom Bellows aka Hugo Muller aka Felix Hoth Sam Johnson 12th ss Rottenfurher Sean Swift 12th ss Grenadier Jack Miller 12th ss Grenadier Grady Nordquist 12th ss Grenadier Jake Schilling 12th SS Shutze Brian McCallion Fallirschimjager Division
***Kern1944 is attending with 15 German blank fire reenactors***
The following is a list of people who have stated they are attending on the facebook page but have not officially registered, stated and/or submitted their impression. Therefore I can not assign them to a unit for insertion if they are doing Airborne:
Celal Atesshin Michael Howland
I have also received numerous positive responses from several others on the PM boards, but have not received their accompanying emails to officially register them. Registration in the case of this event is very important as there is a lot of planing and expense going into this event.
The Airborne registrations are vital as we will be assigning and linking up units for insertions. Registrations will make this process go smoothly on game day and prevent delays.
The Seaborne Infantry numbers right now are ZERO. This baffles me as the whole reason I put this part into the event is to open up the event to everybody and at the usual price of $45.00. Please do not think it is no big deal not to register then just show up at the event. If we don't have reasonable numbers registered for Seaborne, we will have to scrap the Higgins boat idea and reconfigure the German positions. I think this aspect of the event is so appealing, I'm actually jealous of those getting to do this landing as I'm doing Airborne myself. This part alone is one reason I think this event will rise above all the rest. Attacking the Germans on two sides and squeezing them in the middle will be a thing of beauty. I truly hope we get enough Seaborne Infantry to pull this part off.
In case you overlooked my email for registration: SfcMigs@gmail.com
To continue with Gerry's original idea of blasting AA guns through a sound system during the nighttime play. I have acquired some tracks and have found some links to put these into fruition.
In conjunction with issuing the Germans strobe lights to replicate muzzle flashes, we will have sound effects for AA guns blasting into the field. We will probably place the speakers on the top floors of one of the buildings in the village as the village is centrally located.
Also, our blank fire friends will occasionally fire off their cannons to add additional effect.
Hello everyone, I just woke up from hibernation I hope everyone had a great winter I'm looking forward to the events this year as an event organizer I cannot stress enough the importance to get your registration in early so that Joe will be able to plan his event accordingly. I will be coming as infantry and will lead the charge off the Higgins boat. This will be one of our best events yet. I also will be bringing the firing canon down with me for the Germans to use. See everyone soon
Working on getting another 504 pathfinder as well as a French resistance fighter. Will have more information soon. One thing that is certain is that us pathfinders are making a drop zone signal lamp so we can do our job and mark the DZ!
HornetWSO, With blanks the barrel doesn't get as hot because you don't have the bullet traveling down the barrel, so no, you don't need to change barrels. Don't get me wrong, it does get hot enough to burn you though. Thanks for asking. Kern1944
OK Gents, It is now one month from our event. Things on my end on shaping up very nicely.
Our work party is set for Friday the 3rd. We will be setting up the Airborne assembly area (to be found by the Airborne troops on Saturday night), building the Higgins boat for the Seaborne landings and setting up our speaker system for our invasion sound effects. Lester from GZA has generously told me that we will be able to use his generator for this effect.
Kern1944 will also be there on Friday with his work party for their set up.
Other small details are also in place, such as K-rations for the GI's, raffles prizes and field signs. HornetWSO is setting up a sand table for our Airborne briefing and helping out with the Higgins boat design and construction. G-man is in charge of our audio/visual dept and he is working on the sound effects loop and strobe lights to simulate muzzle flashes for the night maneuvers.
There is a chance that I will have the pull pin and German stick Grenades for sale at the event for $10.00 each. The supplier tells me he expects delivery of stock asap, so I am hopeful we will be able to get some in. If you want to reserve a qty for yourself, please PM me and I will try to accommodate you.
I would like to remind everyone that this event will start at dusk on Saturday, briefly cease fire around midnight to 1AM for some shut eye and resume with Seaborne landings and Airborne attacks early Sunday morning (exact time T.B.D.) It is strongly recommended that you all make sure you have enough water and rations for this day and half event. Period rations can be purchased at the following site if you want to stay authentic. reprorations.com/index.htm
If you choose to bring in some 21st century style nutrition, please keep it tucked away and be inconspicuous.
All Airborne, German and French Resistance players will be camping out on the AO, Seaborne Infantry may camp out in the parking area if they choose to arrive Saturday night (this is encouraged) or Seaborne Infantry may arrive Sunday morning no later than 0800 hours for registration and briefings.
Everything is a big GO and I'm receiving lots of chatter looking forward to the big event. I am hopeful that registrations will increase over the next few weeks as we are close but not yet there to our desired numbers. Currently we have 12 Airborne, 4 Seaborne Infantry and 11 Germans registered. Throw in the 12 to 15 blank fire re-enactors and we are OK at the moment. I would like to have a few more Airborne and at least 4 to 6 more Infantry for the U.S. side, The Germans could use a few more numbers on the Airsoft side, but having 12 to 15 blank fire re-enactors helps their numbers. All told, we are at 27 registered airsoft players which is a low number for any of our events. We are usually somewhere between 30 to 40. So for those of you who aren't registered, please get them in asap.
Here is a "unofficial" schedule for our event:
Friday: All are welcomed to stop by the field and "dig in" for the event or just help out with field set up and construction.
Saturday: Arrivals may start anytime after 0900 hours, but everyone should plan on being at the field no later than 1600 hours for registrations.
1800 hours: Safety and Event Rules briefings. This briefing will be a little different as we have a new component for this event, "blank fire". You will be briefed on our rules of engagement, what is a hit and how we will use our medic/respawn scenarios for this event. Nothing to complicated, just need everyone on the same page. Keep in mind that this is a D-Day event and "most" but not all of the scenarios will be battles of attrition. Seaborne needs to work their way off Utah beach and Airborne will try to capture the guns firing on our boys on the beach. Airborne must also clear the causeways to get our Seaborne troops inland. Of course if the opportunity arises, U.S. forces will take prisoners back to Battalion where Lt. Spears will offer them some "smokes!"
1830 hours:Raffle, I think it best if we hold the raffle immediately following the safety briefings. Unless we are missing a good number of Seaborne players who will be arriving on Sunday morning, we will have it on Saturday night, if not, Sunday after the event.
1900 hours: Germans will disperse into the AO and get ready to be invaded!
1930 hours: Airborne mission briefing. Airborne commanders will go over the sand tables and AO maps for their DZ, and mission objectives.
Dusk: Airborne drops will commence over the next hour or so. Game on!
Sunday 0100 hours: Cease fire and get some shut eye.
Sunday 0800 hours: Registrations will resume for those who have just arrived for Sunday play only. Mission briefings for those players will immediately follow.
Sunday: At approx: 0930 hours, game play will resume with the Seaborne landings and Airborne attacks. Fighting will be throughout the day ending sometime around 1700 hours. There may be a brief cease fire for lunch, but this will be determined by event coordinators and field commanders as the day unfolds.
One more thing. We are looking for someone to volunteer to video this event. I will have a video camera present and take some video myself, but I am hopeful that others will do the same. I looked into hiring someone local, but they are way too expensive. If you have any interest, please PM me. Thanks.
I hope you all are as excited as I am for this event. With everything that is in place, it is shaping up to be one of our best events ever. Hopefully more will come on board.
Migs i like alot of the planning BUT i would change a few things, i would resume the game play just before dawn on sunday so that troops can fight as the sun rises also i would make shure that the Infantry is at the event by midnight on saterday so that they can regester and be prepared for the seaborne invasion, whitch could be set as the real on at 0630, i think that this would really add to the game play also will the village have lights? i think that if there are no lights in the village then it will be dangerous with people walking into things and so on
82nd airborne 504 regiment
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2nd fallschirmjager division FJR7
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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