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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:58 pm 
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By popular request from attending groups (and John Oxlade availability) I have managed to book the site for a summer event based around the Normandy campaign. So hopefully the forest will be blazing hot and the jeeps won't have too much mud to get through to positions.
Scenario to be confirmed with Axis commanders.
We will be using more of the forest this time and a lot more construction work will have gone into place prior to the May Vietnam event so we can utilise positions that will have been in place.
After the first event and discussion with group leaders it is wholeheartedly agreed that this site has great potential for a more or less permanent mid - UK site.
As many event organisers will tell you though their biggest pain is no-shows and no calls.
It takes a lot of work and organisation to put on a private event and the more people who commit the bigger the outlaying commitments.

It has therefore been decided to ask for a non-returnable deposit of 10.00 per head.
I will be asking for these to be in by the A Shau event which is beginning of May - so don't rush out and do anything before Xmas!!!!
Group leaders liase with me on any problems.
I understand that there will always be genuine reasons for no-shows that is why I have tried to keep things as fair as possible.

Don't get me wrong numbers for the first event were fantastic BUT in order to utilise more of the site and for the scenarios/objectives to work successfully we need the troops to man them.
Many thanks to the groups and individuals who have continuously supported the old dukes and the new spanby - we have a great site for future use but only if we use it.
Please mark your interest on here and pm's as usual.
All the best
Chris

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:18 pm 
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oo id love to be involved

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:37 pm 
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Thanks for pm's so far on this forum and Chris's we can use the bunkers and trenches being constructed for the NAM battle in May for this and we will be using the WHOLE site!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:29 am 
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les hearn wrote:
oo id love to be involved


come as VC les !


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:47 am 
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come as VC les !
er tom that would have the rivet counters spit there dummies one VC in a ww2 battle :lol: or maybe you just got the wrong thread :oops: :?:Note to mods maybe move the non-ww2 event thread totaly into off topic before anyone else gets the two mixed up

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:16 pm 
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Already requested that the May event be locked for info only and refereed to OFF TOPIC thread is just for direction only!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:57 pm 
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come as VC les !
er tom that would have the rivet counters spit there dummies one VC in a ww2 battle :lol: or maybe you just got the wrong thread :oops: :?:Note to mods maybe move the non-ww2 event thread totaly into off topic before anyone else gets the two mixed up



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:09 pm 
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Happy New year All
Well you wanted a warmer lighter nights battle - so here it is. First working weekend for site prep is this coming Sat (15th). Scenario will be posted as soon as it is finalised with Axis OC's
Please post interest on here
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Chris

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Heute wir sind Roten, Morgen wir sind toten!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Thanks for pm's so far - the bunker systems we are building for the "Nam" battle in May are permanent and will be used in all WW2 battles here - we are using the WHOLE site from now!!Pics of one of the bunkers it is now complete after the last pic and was bloody hard work by hand!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:25 pm 
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a couple more...............
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Can I just remind everyone to a: note yr approx numbers to me so I can allocate yr billet areas and b:get any weapons you may need hired from John Oxlade as he is very busy now. hireandfire@hotmail.co.uk
We aim to run the scenarios from early sat right thru til dusk personal weapons can then be used in any night patrols as before. Both axis and allies will have access to the FULL site and all bunkers/trenches etc therein.
Cheers
chris

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Heute wir sind Roten, Morgen wir sind toten!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:43 am 
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Hello
I am new to this forum, so please forgive any mistakes. Spanby looks good, is it 2011 or last year?
I have been to lots of different world war 2 sites, Bastogne, Colditz, Halba, Poteau ambush, La Gleize, Hertegen Forest, St mere Eglise, Normandy Landings, Nordhausen, and many more.
I would be interested in attending some of your reenactments.
Can you let me know what venues you have this year. And also, how to meet like minded people.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Ok just managed to get over the AWESOME Vietnam themed battle at this new site and we will be continuing to improve the site bunker/trench systems for our WW2 battle in July!!!
So far We have the usual suspects in attendance!!!!The scenarios will be free flowing and if it goes down like the A Shau event expect some serious battling for a long period!!!!
As usual names on a V card to me (groups and individuals)
Cheers
Chris

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Heute wir sind Roten, Morgen wir sind toten!!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 8:25 am 
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to give an idea of the depth of the trenches at the German command post..
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