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Type:
Historic Milsim Event
 

Dates

22,23,24 March  2024

Location:

RIFT Airsoft Redcon 2


Story:

In the middle of November 1943, the 2nd Battalion went out of the line while the two other brigades of the 78th Division swept on to the Sangro, along the north bank of which the enemy had built powerful defences. It was a good defence-line, with the ground forming several natural intermediate outposts. There was the river itself, fast flowing from the incessant rain and the melting snow on the hills. It was deep, with an average width of one hundred feet. The exact distance could not be accurately determined because the flow and height of the torrent varied overnight. During the day the river might be fordable, but after rain had fallen, it would rage along, flooding its banks, and become not a hundred feet, but a hundred yards wide.

The first task was to destroy the perimeter defences along the escarpment and this was accomplished by the two other brigades. Then came the main attack on the Winter Line, and the Irish Brigade was ordered to smash the right half along Fossacesia Ridge, supported by the 4th Armoured Brigade, while the 8th Indian Division was to smash the left half.

 

 

Objectives:

• DESTROY – British 38th (Irish) Brigade must FIND, IDENTIFY and DESTROY all German/Italian defences in over watch of BRIDGEHEADS over the Sangro River.
• HOLD – German and Italian troops undr Hauptman Mosele must DEFEND and ROUTE any advances by Allied forces along the Sangro Valley.

 

 

  

 

Sangro Defences

£45.00Price
  • All British impressions will be acceptable. Preferably tropical and wool British Infantry.

    All German and Italian Impressions will be acceptable. Preferably Heer and FJ Troops for Germany.

    Sub Machine guns limited to Squad Leaders, 2ic’s and Officers only. Let’s try to maximise the number of rifles in use!

    Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

    Prices:

    • Full Weekend Event - £110. £45 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
    • Single day - £55. £45 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
    • Sniper Roles (4 slots per side)
    • Medics Roles (2 Slots per side)

    Rental Kits:

    *Price may vary depending on weapon:

    • Standard weapons - £25 for the weekend

    Included in Cost:

    • Site hire
    • Camp Site
    • Insurance
    • Social on Friday evening

     

    Ration Cards:
    Ration cards will be closed until further notice.

  • Refunds on event tickets are non refundable if you do not wish to attend, however, if Frontline Events Ltd must cancel an event refunds WILL be issued.