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April 24th 2010 Battle for Hill 54
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Alec



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: April 24th 2010 Battle for Hill 54 Reply with quote

Well guys;

I don't know about you, but i had a fantastic time yesterday. Thats about the most fun I've had in a long time.

I was surprised at the level of military professionalism that was exhibited in this event. It was a far cry from running and gunning. We had command structure, objectives, plans, RZ points, lines of defence etc... Far more orgagnied than I though it would be. I think its great!

The highlight of the day for me was the first contact I made. I was on the north edge of the top of Hill 54, hunkered down at the base of a bush. Pte. Sean was 25 feet to my right, also at the base of a similar bush, Bdr. Thompson, Sgt. Tromans, and Cpl. McNish were behind me on the slope. Cpt. Cassar was on my left, and ahead about 20 feet, sitting with his back against a tree. I was prone, with the Thompson pointed over the clearing ahead of me. I saw movement of at least 1 person coming in from my 11o'clock. I sighted on him, but he was too far, and there was too much brush in the way. He was picking his way through the scrub carefully and slowly, looking around. Eventually, he was situated at my 12o'clock, 30feet ahead of me, and he was looking right at me. I figured he was trying to discern if I was a person or a bush, and if I was on his team or not. As long as his gun wasn't pointed at me, I wasn't going to fire. He kept staring right at me for a few more seconds, and then he must have seen Cpt. Cassar out of the corner of his eye because he snapped his gun up at him. I think Leecas and I both opened fire at the same time, but neither of us hit him aparently. He dove behind a low cedar bush, and didn't call hit, so I guess I missed.

That was probably the most exciting time I had; staring at the German over the sights of the Thompson, while he stared back at me. I didn't know what was going to happen, and I had to fight my urge to go trigger happy and light him up.

I also liked it when I pasted Dogfood as he was walking on the ridge right above me. Thats the only guy I know I hit for sure all day.

All in all, I had a great day. Got to meet a lot of great guys. I learned a lot from you too. Mr. Shiney was an endles source of info regarding kit and uniform mods and correct attire. Dogfood identified a bayonet I was having a lot of trouble getting info about. It is a Swedish Mauser bayonet, as I recall.

Thanks to all who let me participate, and got me into the WWII Airsofting. I had a great day with you guys.

Alec
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awsome game everybody! Thanks to Lee and all for helping to make this the best game the WW2 group has had thus far. The kill cards worked great, I got a lot of positive feedback about them even during the game. One of our snipers was trying to shoot at the Allies on the top of the hill with his right eye covered. It was great to see the players following the Wound Cards instructions, and yes it is a pain in the ass to fire the STG-44 with only your right hand. Great game all hope to see you at the next one!

To my Axis teammates when on the field of play ask the Allies for directions AFTER you shoot them. LOL.

BTW Alec my knee is still sore. LOL. Great shot.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well guys another very successful game. I think everyone that came out had a good time and seemed to like the Wound cards. The weather was great! And the field was dry.

I want to thank Fido and Finch for letting us use the field.

I want to thanks Mark, John, Alec, Ian and Glynn for the help! Glynn the wound cards turned out great.

Thanks to Michael and Rob for commanding the Axis forces.

I also want to thank everyone for the donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation... after rounding up we raised $85. This is great guys and much appreciated!

So the results of the day...

ALLIES

Allies KIA's 30 @ 2 points each = -60
Confirmed Axis KIA's 14 @ 5 points each = 60

Mortar Mission @ 25 points - not successful = 0

Main Mission Holding Hill 54 @ 100 points - successful = 100

For a Total of 100 ponts

AXIS

Axis KIA's 15 @ 2 points each = -30
Confirmed Axis KIA's 17 @ 5 points each = 85

Mortar Mission @ 25 points - successful = 25
Main Mission Taking & Holding Hill 54 @ 100 points - not successful = 0

For a Total of 80 ponts

The Allies took heavy causulties but at the end of the day they had control of Hill 54 so I'm calling this a minor victory for the Allies.

I must admit that the Axis were kicking our butt for most of the day. Well done guys.

Hope to see everyone one again at the next one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its too bad we missed the game, Ken had a little incident.
All three of us were looking forward to this.
I was prepping my K98 so carfully on Friday too...

Good to hear, you guys had a fun game!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogfood wrote:
BTW Alec my knee is still sore. LOL. Great shot.


Hey, be thankfull Glynn's gun shoots a bit low with the .25's! I was aiming a bit higher for a significantly more painful shot. You are actually pretty fortunate. Laughing

Thanks again for the use of the smock. Muchly appreciated.

Alec
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great game as usual Lee, I really enjoyed the medic wound cards, they played a very interesting role all day, one time saving me from loosing a card, the next time after taking a headshot, pull that card out and read, "You have been killed" well I guess that makes sence Smile

Looking forward to the next ones, and I will post some notes up for you to help you with the 30.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanzerGrenadier wrote:
Its too bad we missed the game, Ken had a little incident.
All three of us were looking forward to this.
I was prepping my K98 so carfully on Friday too...

Good to hear, you guys had a fun game!


Darn eh, was going to bring the K98 and everything.
Really such a shame you guys couldn't make it.

Next one though right? Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forever_Kaos wrote:
PanzerGrenadier wrote:
Its too bad we missed the game, Ken had a little incident.
All three of us were looking forward to this.
I was prepping my K98 so carfully on Friday too...

Good to hear, you guys had a fun game!


Darn eh, was going to bring the K98 and everything.
Really such a shame you guys couldn't make it.

Next one though right? Smile
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Aw man that would have been awesome, next time I will try and bring my tanaka as well
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wonderful day. Walther brought his friend along, never played a game before, never done a milsim before. I think we have a new addict. Not sure if he will do the WW2. However he may become a new team member of 1CSSR.

The rain held off, just perfect conditions.

The highlight of my day was those three mercy cards. Also canned beef sandwiches. Yummmmy. Oh and for the record, cheese is too complicated for Yorkie to add to a sandwich.

It was great to see some new faces out and about.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr.shiney wrote:
Also canned beef sandwiches. Yummmmy. Oh and for the record, cheese is too complicated for Yorkie to add to a sandwich.


At least play the full record! I also submit that, being a clumsy bastard, hacking at a block of cheese with a sharp implement after being awake for 20 or so hours would be bad. I have a bad enough habit of chewing my fingernails. I don't to chew the nails off the fingers I find in my sandwich.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know its going to be an interesting day when

a) Lee hosts and it doesnt rain.
b) every player looks at you and goes "Holy crap youre here AND in uniform?"
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, you were in uniform?! Shit I was mistaken then! Laughing

I really cannot wait for the next one Lee.. I'm running out of things to say hahaha.

You hosted a great event, but kudos to the players as well for making it enjoyable as well!
Really look forward to the next WW2 event with you guys with hopefully a bit more kit and a 100% working STG Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrEvolution wrote:
b) every player looks at you and goes "Holy crap youre here AND in uniform?"


That should tell you something Sam!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alec wrote:
The highlight of the day for me was the first contact I made. I was on the north edge of the top of Hill 54, hunkered down at the base of a bush. Pte. Sean was 25 feet to my right, also at the base of a similar bush, Bdr. Thompson, Sgt. Tromans, and Cpl. McNish were behind me on the slope. Cpt. Cassar was on my left, and ahead about 20 feet, sitting with his back against a tree. I was prone, with the Thompson pointed over the clearing ahead of me. I saw movement of at least 1 person coming in from my 11o'clock. I sighted on him, but he was too far, and there was too much brush in the way. He was picking his way through the scrub carefully and slowly, looking around. Eventually, he was situated at my 12o'clock, 30feet ahead of me, and he was looking right at me. I figured he was trying to discern if I was a person or a bush, and if I was on his team or not. As long as his gun wasn't pointed at me, I wasn't going to fire. He kept staring right at me for a few more seconds, and then he must have seen Cpt. Cassar out of the corner of his eye because he snapped his gun up at him. I think Leecas and I both opened fire at the same time, but neither of us hit him aparently. He dove behind a low cedar bush, and didn't call hit, so I guess I missed.

That was probably the most exciting time I had; staring at the German over the sights of the Thompson, while he stared back at me. I didn't know what was going to happen, and I had to fight my urge to go trigger happy and light him up.


I recall this one... I saw him and I tried moving as slowly as I could so he wouldn't see me and then next thing I seen is him aiming his weapon in my directions and we openned up at about the same time. I did hit him though. I just didn't see his friend come up on pretty much the same position when he took me out.

I'm glad you had a good time... I take it that you will be out again?! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanzerGrenadier wrote:
Its too bad we missed the game, Ken had a little incident.
All three of us were looking forward to this.
I was prepping my K98 so carfully on Friday too...

Good to hear, you guys had a fun game!


Akos, yeah heard about Ken and everything. Sorry that you guys missed the game! It's always funny to shoot at you. Laughing I guess we will have to wait until the next one.
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