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Old February 7th, 2014, 01:30   #31
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Just to add - Carrying period rations is not hard. For example:


Or, you can buy a set from places such as:
http://reprorations.com/Germany%20WW2/WW2-Germany.htm

You name it, there is a reproduction label for it. I usually carry stew, sausage, cheese, perhaps some jam, bread or knackbrot (type of German hard bread) etc... It's very easy to carry everything period, especially with the amount of labels kicking around out there.

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Old February 7th, 2014, 10:28   #32
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I have always been interested in playing this period and your post piqued my interest. I'm assuming that you've played in a few "longer than skirmish" games, when you say equipment restrictions I have a few questions regarding food and water. I will assume that camel backs are a no no but do you generally only allow water from canteens and Gerry cans or do you not bother to go into it that far?
I usually carry 2 .5L canteens on me. One on the side of a bread bag where German solider would have his, one in my bread bag. If it's hot I'll drink out of both, if it's cold than one is for drinking, one is for making hot coffee/tea or hot food. Esbit stove with a bunch of solid fuel tablets can get you .5L of hot coffee in under 15 minutes.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 11:05   #33
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alright - you finally got me Brian

sign me up for the Axis, I'll start gathering my Kit
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Old February 7th, 2014, 11:42   #34
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alright - you finally got me Brian

sign me up for the Axis, I'll start gathering my Kit
You better! Wolfpack May 24 games and Tim Hortons stand in the morning was fun but imagine spending a night in a hole, running telephone wires to the front lines in the morning in a rain, than sleeping for an hour and waking up to a plate full of hot food... That's life changing experience
P.S And of course after eating that food you get send right back to the front lines because Obersturmfuhrer Kreiger doesn't like when his men relax too much

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Old February 7th, 2014, 11:49   #35
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alright - you finally got me Brian

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Excellent! There is loads of help available ..

Any Idea what you want to do? Heer, FJ, or SS?
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Old February 7th, 2014, 11:54   #36
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Ugh, you guys.

I'm gonna start looking into booking time off from work and do some travelling.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:32   #37
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here are some links to local units

German

http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=152448


http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=132361

ALLIED

http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=37232
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Old February 7th, 2014, 17:36   #38
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It's not just bb's anymore either. 3 of our members, myself included, were at the Ft. Indiantown Gap Battle of the Bulge Reenactment this past weekend. This is one the biggest reenactments in North-America, with over 500 participants.

Battle of the Bulge, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA 2-1-14 - YouTube

It's an awesome event, and only accessible to those who answer the call to (old) arms.

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Old February 7th, 2014, 20:24   #39
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Old February 7th, 2014, 22:38   #40
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this has got me and the other guys talking about it. I think I should at the very least give it a try before knocking it.

I like the effort it seems you guys put into your games. And the idea that the roster of players are committed players. Regular milsims can be a mixed bag of rosters going right to the end, or tossing in the towel at a certain point.

2 questions.

Do you find the level of commitment at games generally higher? (than regular airsoft milsims)

And do you ever do Vietnam era games or is it just WWII?
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Old February 8th, 2014, 02:07   #41
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1: by far yes. I have attended 4 regular airsoft games in 6 years of regular airsoft games vs dozens of ww2, and I always find the re-enactment "games" better in nearly every way.

2: We attend living history events with the Vietnam groups and they are great guys in every way.

I would say research different units and find one that speaks to you, even if it means that unit do not exist. Our organization started as 1 guy out on the field and grew from there. No matter what unit you do you will find we all have the same mindset. Feel free to contact any of us for more information.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 12:26   #42
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this has got me and the other guys talking about it. I think I should at the very least give it a try before knocking it.

I like the effort it seems you guys put into your games. And the idea that the roster of players are committed players. Regular milsims can be a mixed bag of rosters going right to the end, or tossing in the towel at a certain point.

2 questions.

Do you find the level of commitment at games generally higher? (than regular airsoft milsims)

And do you ever do Vietnam era games or is it just WWII?
Effort into the games is just part of it, effort goes into all aspects, clothing, equipment, weapons, food, when it all comes together at an event, it's quite something. The big difference is that the people are committed to their faction, Allied or Axis, and to their unit within the faction long term so you end up with a group of people who work together all the time.

Commitment to the battle, is never a question because each faction and unit has solid and effective leadership, and the units remain cohesive start to finish.

There is a whole other community of Vietnam reenactors, small but vital.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 16:55   #43
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Old February 8th, 2014, 16:58   #44
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Effort into the games is just part of it, effort goes into all aspects, clothing, equipment, weapons, food, when it all comes together at an event, it's quite something. The big difference is that the people are committed to their faction, Allied or Axis, and to their unit within the faction long term so you end up with a group of people who work together all the time.

Commitment to the battle, is never a question because each faction and unit has solid and effective leadership, and the units remain cohesive start to finish.

There is a whole other community of Vietnam reenactors, small but vital.
Not to mention that our group has been around for NINE years and going strong. We aren't going anywhere. We just keep getting bigger and our events better! We can expect big things in 2014.... a D-day weekend event and Woodsman II. There will also be one day events as well. But you are not going to want to miss the weekend events... because then you are going to have to wait another year before they come up again!

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Old February 8th, 2014, 18:59   #45
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Not knocking on conventional airsoft but I find the overall people in WW2 airsoft to be much more genuine in character. There seems to be less drama and overall is a much better atmosphere at games instead of regular airsoft.
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