I would like to announce that Cryonics will be the German CO for this Event.
Also, the following is an event time line as to what is required and what you should expect starting on Friday night, June 1st.
Friday, June 1st: Players are allowed to arrive at the field anytime after 10AM for setup, etc. The gate code is 7344. If you are the last to leave the field, please lock up behind you.
I will be at the field in the AM for field set up. Cryonics should be arriving sometime late morning/early afternoon for the German Camp set up. Any assistance for either field set up or camp set up will be appreciated. The German camp will be in the Village and will be designated the Town of Sainte Mere-Eglise'.
Since the U.S forces are an invading force, their campsite will be in the parking lot. This will be considered England. HOWEVER, anyone who is an Airborne Soldier and takes part in the night mission, he may camp in the field if he so chooses.
Everyone is invited to stay overnight if they so choose.
Registrations: Registrations will occur twice, once on Friday night at approx: 1900hrs and again on Saturday at approx: 0800hrs for those who arrive on Saturday.
Friday night mission: We will have an Airborne Jump on Friday night at approx: 2030hrs. This mission will consist of Airborne Soldiers being inserted into the field separately. Their mission is to locate and consolidate their forces. Once achieved, they will conduct night raids on the German Garrison. French Resistance fighters will "stroll" through the town and the woods, gathering intelligence and weapons for the Airborne invading force.
Saturday, June 2nd:Registration begins at approx: 0800hrs. Safety briefing/event rules at approx: 09:30hrs.
Beach landings will start at approx: 1000hrs. The beach landings will consist of two landing craft mock ups attacking the Geman positions at Utah Beach and further east at Pointe du Hoc. Since this will be a battle of attrition and overwhelming forces, the Germans will not be able to re-spawn. Once hit, they will retreat to Sainte Mere-Eglise' and await for re-enforcements and the attacking Allied forces.
Throughout the day we will have battle scenarios that will consist of Allied forces attacking the village and German forces either re-taking or counter attacking Allied positions throughout the field of play.
End time: The event will end sometime around 1800hrs. This will be due to field parameters and to give enough daylight for those who need it to break down their campsites, etc. Those who wish to camp out for a second night may do so, but are strongly encouraged to depart no later than 9AM the following morning to avoid the onslaught of modern game players arriving for "open play" on Sunday. Those who wish to play are welcomed to do so, however there may be a fee. (not up to me)
Recommendations: If you plan on camping out, period tents/shelters are required in the field of play. Modern tents are allowed in the parking lot. Bring plenty of water ( a gallon a day) warm clothing and blankets for the over night. Please purchase at least one bundle of firewood for your campfire. Since we will probably be fighting right through the day on Saturday, field rations are encouraged. You can pick up period rations at: www.reprorations.com Also, all Airborne forces should have the D-Day "cricket" with them if they don't wish to be shot! You can pick one up at:www.whatpriceglory.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes&sppp=75
I am hopeful that this event will be enjoyable for all those who attend. Anyone who wishes to bring video or still cameras is encouraged to do so. Please stay tuned to this thread more more updates and announcements.
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
On that night of 6 June none of us expected the invasion any more. There was a strong wind, thick cloud cover, and the enemy aircraft had not bothered us more that day than usual. But then -- in the night -- the air was full of innumerable planes. We thought, "What are they demolishing tonight?" But then it started. I was at the wireless set myself. One message followed the other. "Parachutists landing here - gliders landing there," and finally "Landing craft approaching." Some of our guns fired as best they could. In the morning a huge naval force was sighted - that was the last report our advanced observation posts could send us.
Last Edit: May 31, 2012 9:07:48 GMT -5 by cryonics
There have been reports of an imminent invasion in the northeast region of France. We believe these reports to be false rumors propagated by the resistance to cover for the real invasion in the South of France. HQ has asked that all troops remain on heightened alert and report to duty tomorrow by 7PM in the secret French location code named Wolcoten, CT. While we do not expect any hostilities, all soldiers are to be extra vigilant for any fake incursions that may emulate a real invasion.
Right now it's 6:51AM and raining. However, looking at weather.com, the forecast and weather map, all rain should move thru the area between 8 and 9AM. The rest of the day calls for mix sun and clouds.
Anyone traveling to the field today who has doubts, don't, The event is and will go on.
Today was a complete wash out of our event. To all those who stuck it out and to those who came to the field this morning, bravo for your dedication. I'm truly sorry that we were not able to have the event that I had planned for everyone.
As I stated at the field before we all left, the field owner has graciously offered us a field credit for a replacement date. For those who paid, you have a credit for the replacement game at a date to be determined. I will post the list of those who are entitled to the credit.
Brandon, JP and myself will discuss what we would like to do next and when. In addition, Brandon and I are planning some "other" events to be held possibly in late August and/or end of October. These events are a joint effort by Brandon and myself and the field credit can not be used for those events, only the event that will replace this one.
Once again, I'm sorry that it turned out the way it did, but it motivates me to make the next event bigger and better.
The night before D-Day was a lot of fun, even if I did trip and fall every 5 feet. Those grenades were deadly, and died twice from them yet my dad and merrick were lucky and avoided all of them ( I counted atleast five) . Then on the ride home, our car had a flat tire and we didn't get home untill 1:00 AM
In the morning the assualt on st. maire eglais worked great, even if it was raining. I got a three kill streak and didn't die that whole attack ;D
Yes it was short and yes we eventually got rained out, but all in all there were some great moments. The night fighting was awesome and some great kills were recorded by many. Trip and field set up was long but all in all we had a great time. The field credit is very much appreciated and kudo's to GZ Airsoft for offering it. Speaks every highly of them.
Have no regrets for attending and offer a huge thanks to all those that showed up, made for a great short event with great moments to be remembered. I thinks everyone shares the same feeling of a fantastic truncated event and looking forward to "part deux" .
I want to end by thanking all the Germans that showed up. This time you all really stepped up to the plate in numbers and spirit, it was an honor fighting along side you and you all performed magnificently. Everyone looked superb in their impressions and really fought hard to repel the invasion. We had quite a few new German players that really worked hard to make sure their impression was spot on. Brandon, Martin, Mike and Alex nice job, you guys fit right in, no one could have ever guessed this was your first time as a German.
In the words of one Yank, "you Germans really played the part, when we attacked the village, I heard all kinds of yelling in German as you mobilized and thought to myself sh..t these guys are serious, gave me butterflies in my stomach as I neared the town".
That is the kind of dedication we look for and that is the kind we got.
Thanks again to all that showed up and the great spirit you all put forth.
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2012 20:59:11 GMT -5 by cryonics
Had a swell time. This was my first experience with both airsoft and ww2 style airsoft. The people were great. The rain,although a downer added a level of realism and made you think about the conditions that the men of the greatest generation fought through to gain victory against a foe that was battle hardend,entrenched,and fiercely determined . All while looking dang spiffy.
2nd lieutenant Steven Thompson 8th Infantry Division
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