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#1 Gadge

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:44 PM

I've written a new 'cold war' scenario and i'm wondering who would be up for playing it.

 

 

The location:  South African Border

 

The year: 1983

 

The Situation:  South Africa, tired of countless cross border raids by the DDR trained SWAPO has declared war on Namibia.   The Warsaw Pact tied up in afghanistan and Europe sends a limited re-enforcement to the NVA 'advisors' to the SWAPO and retaliates.

 

South Africa now, finding it has bitten off more than it can chew calls to NATO for aid but NATO declines officially - however hundreds of old soldiers from Europe gather together to form the 'Wild Geese', an international mercenary force of men too old or too crazy for the regular army but dedicated to stopping the communists.

 

The sides/kit

 

SWAPO - rag tag African mercenaries with mainly OD or soviet kit and weaponry, the odd G3 but not obviosy brit stuff.

DDR Expeditionary force - Any East German Uniform.

 

South African Defence Forces - plain sand/tan/olive kit and South african or m56 webbing

Wild Geese - Brit DPM and red berets, Uzis, SLRs and M16s!

 

It would be a fairly 'stand up' fight to secure border check points but with some initial secret missions to rescue politicians, assasinate priests/rebel leaders etc.

 

I'm thinking Eversely would be ideal if we cant get somewhere more 'jungle' like.  it would *have* to be a 'height of summer' game.

 

What do you reckon?

 

Be nice game to put the DDR in the spotlight and allow a mixed NATO force and Josh has tons of SADF kit for loan.  Russian players can easily be SWAPO as can US players if they own plain ODS like nam fatigues?



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:46 PM

Hell yeah would be well up for it,can play obligatory Welshman :)
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:50 PM

we could actually mix up us woodland and brit DPM but 'hisotrically' us woodland would be hard to get on the surplus market at that point, hence i think the 'wild geese' woudl wear dpm like in the film.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:55 PM

Sounds awesome! Was just watching it earlier too.  ;)



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:46 AM

Like the idea Gadge, but as opposed to dividing the players just on what they wear, surely to do the "Wild Geese" justice, the player division should also be sorted by age.....  If you are under the age of 40 you cannot play the Richard Burton character (Jeff your obligatory Welshman is safe)   :lol:


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Looks like I,m Burton then :)
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:47 AM

ooh go on then! another chance to do a silly accent, & have a lark about.....swapo for me, yis please, (said in a south african accent) ooh & i can do the prawn thing as well!

 

now to think of a sutiable....or shootable name!

 

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:17 AM

Yup i'll have some of this. Only gutted i can't get my rhodisian loadout in there, for the nato side.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

Sounds good, SWAPO could be a laugh, just as long as it doesn't mean we loose a Soviet game in its place i'd be up for it.

 

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:18 AM

Count me in! Sounds like a great idea Gadge.

 

 

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Sounds good.  Would 80s style Tiger Stripes be ok for the Wild Geese or do you want a more uniform look?


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

On this I say Hell yeah! As for R Burton Well I'm over 40 and Welshish... But I'm not that man so All yours Jeff.....


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:45 PM

Jeff Burton got a nice ring to it :-)
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

Sounds like it could be good laugh.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:15 PM

Sounds good, not at the expense of a full on WP v NATO encounter please.

I am tempted with almost all the unit possibilites. Loved the silliness of the Wild Geese film, I had a friend who was a SADF conscript. However I understand more now about where SWAPO was coming from.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:46 PM

I'd like to keep wild geese in DPM as a homage to the film, i think SWAPO could wear any other camo as they were rebels using whatever they could get their hands on.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:00 PM

I'd be interested (of course!)
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

Sounds good gadge,i got some 68 and red beret and over 40 lol soon build a crossbow that fires bb's. ;)


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

sounds brilliant, id have to be an african bush soldier thought,   denim jacket and jeans , ak47 and chest rig.     and a SHED load of brown face paint

 

ill ask the gunman nw lads, and see if i can sort out a road trip darrn sarrff



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:14 PM

I was actually wondering about getting the SWAPO to use lots of brown cam and having a game rule that if the SADF cammed up extensively they couldnt be engaged by SWAPO until fired at or within 20 metres/pistol range.

 

Might be percieved as a bit racist though






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