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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2019, 08:12:32 PM »
Best thing is put it to everyone. Who would play down at Entoyment on a Sunday ? May 12th ?

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2019, 09:24:13 PM »
I'm afraid Sundays are difficult for me - I have other duties then...

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2019, 10:48:28 PM »
If not working I will most certaimnly be 'minstering' across a 4' square table and rolling dice! I have only late war troops....US, German and Russian so may need to borrow if it's Far East or Early war which I am happy to do.

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2019, 07:07:00 AM »
Like me Sean you can adapt what you have ? Russians and late War US. Were both there.

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2019, 09:21:41 AM »
Hello Sean
I can lend you Japanese, 14th army or USMC no problem.
I am hoping that it will be "tank light". 1943 cut off. There should be extra scenery  to show how very tank hostile the fighting is.
Probably  1 extra wood/jungle/plantation  per player.   Normal choices , then add 2 more woods. that would give it the jungle look.

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2019, 09:52:31 AM »
Must admit i was hoping to use either basic Shermans and or some A/C with a British Recon force,Staghounds/Damliers and Humbers. But must do some research in late Febuary into March once Beachhead is over.

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2019, 10:39:55 AM »
Why not do British 14th army Miles. that would fit in nicely.

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2019, 01:14:08 PM »
Canít play on sundays

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2019, 01:27:55 PM »
The Sunday vote seems to be Les-yes and Stewart/Simon -No.
If we have about 8 or so events a year for RFCM then most people could attend about 4 (i guess) and be happy with that?

Thus the occasional Sunday would be fine if there were the magic 4+ players.
Both days are fine to me, because i am self employed and able to shift around my work schedule (luxury).  Many of the RFCM group are employed, so have restrictions on their availability. 

With enough events we can make a satisfactory work around i feel.

Back to Les. Any other weekend in May good for you Les??  Bear in mind that after Brexit there will be no air travel, sea ferries , food or medicine.  I suspect that all borders (and barbers) will be closed too.  So book the ticket before brexit Les or buy a rubber dirigible and i will pick you up at Weymouth beach.

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2019, 08:06:48 PM »
After scaling down Hells Highway game, and looking at things. I was wondering next year doing a Paratroopers PBI day ? It would give those who have "Paras" an outing ? Looking at the Battle of Carentan BofB style it is a relatively small battlefield well within the scope of a 4x4 table. Pegasus Bridge etc etc. The list can go on ! As well as German Paras in Earlier war situations or in Italy 1943/44 ? Battles that can't be done on the Dday or Arnhem games that maybe we should have ?
As we are thinking of doing 1940 next year German Paras in Holland or Belguim ? Mike has Dutch ?
Because these fit the PBI realms of Infantry fighting mainly static defences and defending infantry and guns, and maybe an A/C or a tank ? But not loads of tanks ?
It just a thought ???

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2019, 10:42:28 PM »
It just a thought ???

You have some good thoughts, Miles  ;)

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2019, 04:18:49 AM »
Next year 2020.
We have two themes running through the year.
75th anniversary of 1945, the End of the War.
And a new theme for the next 5 years:  80th Anniversary of WW2 starting with 1940.
 Phoney war, invasion of Norway, Holland and France. Finland being invaded by the Russians (T28/35 ???) Italians stirring the Pot in the Desert.
So start building your forces.
I ve dug out some old early Pz IV and some newer Pz III while I will have to paint up some Germans in Field Grey.
Miles

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2019, 07:47:11 AM »
Thank you for kicking this off, Miles

I already have a cunning plan...

Should we start working out roughly when in the year we want to stage these two (?) events?

It might take folk a little while to build up 1940 forces (that will be the case for me), so maybe start with 1945, and then do 1940 after the summer holidays?

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2019, 08:09:10 AM »
I have Finish, Early War Russians, French and Germans,
So ready to go.

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Re: PBI competition
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2019, 12:33:44 PM »
I am happy to build a 1940 army.
French.
If that is the way we go.