Romanian Military History Forum - Part of Romanian Army in the Second World War Website



Pages: (2) 1 [2]   ( Go to first unread post ) Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> WW2 airsoft event - info needed
Florin
Posted: January 09, 2014 10:17 pm
Quote Post


General de corp de armata
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1871
Member No.: 17
Joined: June 22, 2003



QUOTE (D13-th_Mytzu @ January 09, 2014 08:08 am)
...........
What I do not know is the Hungarian units which for this particular event will be replaced by German units in order to avoid any nationalistical bad behaviour and also to be easier with the dresscode - most players have german uniforms. .............

If for whatever reason you do not intend to observe the historical accuracy, what is the point in investing time and effort for your project ?
We are going back to the Communist days, when "politically correct" mentality demanded that the enemy fighting at Paulis and surroundings was 100% German - at least in the Romanian movies of that era, if not in the books as well.

This post has been edited by Florin on January 09, 2014 10:26 pm
PM
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 10, 2014 07:56 am
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



Florin it is not about political correct - this is an airsoft game where passions tend to overcome common sense and also we might have players from Hungary (we do for the other event we host there), this is one issue, the other is uniform related: this is the first airsoft event of its kind so players do not have proper gear (uniforms, belts, pouches, weapons, helmets, backpacks, boots, etc.) however there is an important number of romanian airsoft players who do already own german ww2 gear and use it in airsoft games, besides it is much easier and cheaper to procure german ww2 gear than hungarian ww2 gear.

The briefing I make clearly states that those were in fact hungarian troops, their units names will remain the same, it is just the dress code that will differ. This is afterall an airsoft ww2 event and not a reenactment event, our objectives are to get close to a real battle, have a really good time and avoid any unpleasant situations.

BTW: for this event we will try to build this http://www.achtungpanzer.com/leichte-panze...cm-sdkfz222.htm :D and 2 other players will try to finish their german "attach" motorcicle with MG34 on it and bring it to the event - we'll also build airsoft mortars and AT guns that will be functional and try to look as the real thing : )
PMUsers Website
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 10, 2014 09:57 am
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



Anyone knows the correct name of "cota" 471: Bardu or Bordu ? I found both names; it is the hill where a Hungarian regiment managed to fall in the right flank of romanian troops (counter attacked by B1 R 96 I).

This post has been edited by D13-th_Mytzu on January 10, 2014 09:57 am
PMUsers Website
Top
Florin
Posted: January 10, 2014 10:39 am
Quote Post


General de corp de armata
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1871
Member No.: 17
Joined: June 22, 2003



I hope everything will go well with your airsoft game, "D13-th_Mytzu".
PM
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 10, 2014 10:44 am
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



Thank you "Florin".

Can anyone please point out to any books/material written in romanian or english about the Battle of Paulis ?

Edited: I posted a battle history on this link, it is in romanian so I will not copy/paste it here, but if anyone is curious about it and finds any mistakes in it or thinks some more info can be added, please feel free to comment it.

This post has been edited by D13-th_Mytzu on January 10, 2014 12:07 pm
PMUsers Website
Top
dragos
Posted: January 10, 2014 01:18 pm
Quote Post


Admin
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 2397
Member No.: 2
Joined: February 11, 2003



PMUsers WebsiteYahoo
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 10, 2014 01:27 pm
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



Thank you Dragos ! I ordered it (unbeliveble how cheap it is).
PMUsers Website
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 14, 2014 09:26 am
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



Can anyone please help me out with the layout of Hungarian units ?

So far I know that the following Hungarian units took part in the battle (or at least were on that part of the front):

- 1st Armored Division
- 6th Replacement Division
- 1st Field Cavalry Replacement Brigade
- 20th and 31st Battalions
- 61st Pontoon Battalion
- 7th Assault Gun Battalion

If possible please point out a location of the units above on the map below:

http://airsoftevents.ro/adkportal/sw.php?s...paulis-orig.jpg
PMUsers Website
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 18, 2014 12:02 am
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



Does anyone have the book "Detasamentul Paulis" written by Alexandru Petrescu (Commander of Det. Paulis) and published by Editura Militara in 1965 ?
Also, if anyone knows a place where I can buy it, I would very much apreciate it.
PMUsers Website
Top
Florin
Posted: January 20, 2014 07:36 am
Quote Post


General de corp de armata
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1871
Member No.: 17
Joined: June 22, 2003



Even though it will not be possible to recreate this at your airsoft event, aviation was part of the whole picture. According to previous posts on this website, the Hungarian Army had no aerial coverage in the battles around Paulis. The Romanian planes, even though in small numbers, occasionally made a difference in the right place, at the right moment.
PM
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 20, 2014 11:42 am
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



I was thinking about introducing aviation, will se if I can find a solution to the problem. However from what I read, Axis aircraft did attack Romanian troops in Paulis area (it is also written in the book Victor recommended - thanks again btw, it has very usefull informations in it !).
I am trying to find the book written by the commanding officer of Detasamentul Paulis - Alexandru Petrescu - in 1965, aparently it has a lot of informations that can help me out.
PMUsers Website
Top
Victor
Posted: January 24, 2014 04:21 pm
Quote Post


Admin
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 4336
Member No.: 3
Joined: February 11, 2003



Dragos recommended the book, not me. :)
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: January 24, 2014 06:57 pm
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



oops - sorry :lol: Thanks Dragos !!
PMUsers Website
Top
D13-th_Mytzu
Posted: February 28, 2014 07:29 am
Quote Post


General de brigada
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1058
Member No.: 328
Joined: August 20, 2004



I officially launched the event: http://www.airsoftevents.ro/battleground
In october will let you know how it went -hopefully :)
PMUsers Website
Top
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Topic Options Pages: (2) 1 [2]  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 






[ Script Execution time: 0.0164 ]   [ 14 queries used ]   [ GZIP Enabled ]