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Old February 9th, 2014, 00:32   #46
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Really?! I'm trying to remember when we got our ass kicked...
I think the point is that the Germans are not always getting our asses kicked.

Last season saw some great fights, this season will see many more
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Old February 9th, 2014, 11:26   #47
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Just to chime in, as a blank fire reenactor who also does ww2 airsoft: the strides made in realism and atmosphere have been huge. People are there for the full experience, not just trigger time, and it really shows in the overall vibe of events.

I'm in FJR 5, a unit dedicated to representing the Fallschirmjäger, or German parachute troops. Here's a link to our "unit ethos" page that sums up what we're about in more detail:

https://sites.google.com/site/ontari...-is-reenacting

We welcome anyone willing to work as a member of a strong team to create the most believable time travel sensation possible. It really is night and day different from regular airsoft. No one expects you to drop a pile of money on kit before you try it...just come out, we'll kit you up, and see how you like it.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 11:32   #48
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Here's some of what we do in FJR 5:









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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:02   #49
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Here are some photos from a living history event. We had the privileged to meet a WW2 Canadian Paratrooper Vet who jumped on D-Day.

As mentioned we play airsoft and blank fire events up at CFB Borden. I have been down to Odessa NY and Fort Indiantown Gap PA for blank fire events.

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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:08   #50
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Old February 10th, 2014, 00:16   #51
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Starter WWII AEG?

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Old February 10th, 2014, 14:47   #52
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Everyone has to start somewhere!

There has been such a proliferation of WWII guns int he past few years there are several models to choose from for both Allied and AXIS forces.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 14:49   #53
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Our second annual inter provincial WWII Reenactment event is coming up in September.

lot of time to get started and get your impression together.

here is a link to the Operation Woodsman site

there is lots of good information on the site.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 18:24   #54
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I joined the FJR 5 last year and it has been a great experience.

Here are a few things I like about the WW2 re-enacting so far:

- Real objectives (Like laying wire to connect 2 phones together, doesn't sound like much, but try it under fire)
- Real obstacles (Like digging in, or building a defensive position, in the middle of the night, or in the pouring rain)
- The uniforms (These guys look like authentic soldiers so you always get the immersion feeling)
- Real tactics (We attempt to apply real WW2 tactics while in the field, and as an ex CAF infanteer this really appealed to me)

Most important! These are a great bunch of guys!

And honestly it's not that hard to find all the kit you need (when you have help), took me about 3 months to get my basic impression together, although I find it's an ongoing process and you never seem to have enough kit...

If you want to attempt to have a real army/soldier experience I would suggest WW2 re-enacting over regular airsoft any day.

*Did I forget to mention you get to sleep in the great outdoors!

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Old February 10th, 2014, 18:45   #55
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Meiners Makes a good point..

Often in our events there are real objectives. Real as in achieving the objective has a tangible outcome in the outcome of the battle.

Running wire to connect observation posts to HQ is a pretty key objective, because we don't have radios, so either you send a messenger... or you run wire, and then you have to patrol it or those pesky partisans will cut it on you!

Digging in your machine guns to make them very hard to take out is also key in defensive scenarios. Building fortifications , and camouflaging them.

Doing recon , then planning coordinated attacks.

Kicking back, having a smoke and a laugh with your Kamerads between attacks ( and shovels of dirt )

it all makes for a distinctly different type of experience than your "regular" airsoft game
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Old February 11th, 2014, 19:47   #56
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Old February 12th, 2014, 15:41   #57
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You guys sure have a lot of time and money invested into this era It's nice to see the history involved in some airsoft groups. I was contemplating before on starting an American ww2 collection but after learning some fun history facts I'm staying away from the ww2 era due to family history on both sides of the war. So I sticking to Nam.
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You guys sure have a lot of time and money invested into this era It's nice to see the history involved in some airsoft groups. I was contemplating before on starting an American ww2 collection but after learning some fun history facts I'm staying away from the ww2 era due to family history on both sides of the war. So I sticking to Nam.
I can't see how that war is less controversial.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 21:16   #59
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I didn't have family involved in that war. The main reason for avoiding the ww2 era is that I had involved with the Germans and I personally don't want to honour what they believed in or done. I will leave it at that. As for the comment of how is the Vietnam war less controversial I'm not touching that with a 10ft pole.

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Old February 13th, 2014, 00:01   #60
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WW2 airsoft was the reason I got interested in Airsoft in the first place. However I live in Ottawa and as of yet I don't know of anyone who does WW2
around here.
By the way I have a complete FJ load out and a Brit/CDN Para load out. All I need are helmets. The problem is my head is size 63 or 7 and 7/8s. If anyone see either please let me know.
I think I met Tiker and Tac12. Where there and bought a PPSH? We talked outside on the street for a while.
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