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9/10 Sept Cosby Leics. VICTORY SHOW

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:11 pm
by Panzerman
The 2nd Victory Show will be held this coming weekend (see title)
Mustangs, Spits. Me109 (YES! A REAL ONE) Austers, Cubs, BBMF (Hopefully) Dak
Tanks, Halftracks, Jeeps, Trucks, More WWII types than you could shake a pointy stick at...
THE Battle..... 11 acre field, proper proportions, Arty barrages, Haystacks going up in flames, Tiger tanks bursting out of hedgerows, over 200 souls bigging it up as Sowdjers........
Panzerman does the bangs......

If you are doing nowt and live in the area - Get to Cosby for this Victory Show..... Last year was brilliant - This year promises to be better.....

A real up and coming event - and for those other period types - an opportunity to speak to a landowner who is keen to see his venue expanded upon..... Yes - You could be on to the start of a good gig in Leicestershire......... Good access, good organisation, good venue adn location..... If you do turn up either ask for PD or Pepp....... Oh aye!

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:07 am
by Alan_F
Panz, I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but how do you take hits in WWII re-enactment? It's pretty easy for medievalists because it's pretty obvious you've been hit, but speaking as someone who occasionally uses an arquebus and knows that people don't always take the hits when musketeers fire at them, how do you guys sort it out?

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:58 pm
by Warden_D
Mrs Warden D and I will be their on the Sunday. Wanted to do Saturday but have bring the hay in from the fields for my wifes horse.

Its just not fair

Harry

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:15 am
by Panzerman
Alan_F wrote:Panz, I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but how do you take hits in WWII re-enactment? It's pretty easy for medievalists because it's pretty obvious you've been hit, but speaking as someone who occasionally uses an arquebus and knows that people don't always take the hits when musketeers fire at them, how do you guys sort it out?
A big fat bastard from Yorkshire stands behind you and shouts "START DYING!"
If you had come You'd have seen possibly the BEST battle this year.
It had it all......
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And me and My mate did all the Pyros and SFX. I choreographed and co-ordinated the battle..... Hence - "DIE YOU BASTARDS!"

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Bloody good day out - Bloody good show

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:08 am
by steve stanley
I had to work...but as that's about 2 miles down the road,I saw some REALLY authentic '40's traffic jams on the way home..bored my mate in the car with running commentary on the vehicles...
Steve

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:08 am
by Warden_D
Hey PD looked for you to say What ho, but either you have changed shape or I did not recognise you.

So I shall say it now "What ho all boy" Jolly good weekend, even if I did spend it in the marquee watching Punch and Judy to keep my little one happy.

Harry (craig)

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:56 am
by Sani
This was as always, an amasing show. I really enjoyed it and a big thank you to PD for wirring up the pyro etc. Was VERY funny when halfway through the battle, over the gunfire you hear a broad Yorkshire accent going "Start dying!!" :lol:

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:03 pm
by Panzerman
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Yep! A Real full sized Me109!!!!

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Apologies - That's Me co-ordinating (I was wearing raybans!)

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:08 pm
by Jenn R
Wow, you know how to have fun don't you?

Big boys and their toys......looking good Panz!

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:14 pm
by Alan_F
Panzerman wrote:
Alan_F wrote:Panz, I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but how do you take hits in WWII re-enactment? It's pretty easy for medievalists because it's pretty obvious you've been hit, but speaking as someone who occasionally uses an arquebus and knows that people don't always take the hits when musketeers fire at them, how do you guys sort it out?
A big fat bastard from Yorkshire stands behind you and shouts "START DYING!"
If you had come You'd have seen possibly the BEST battle this year.
It had it all......
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And me and My mate did all the Pyros and SFX. I choreographed and co-ordinated the battle..... Hence - "DIE YOU BASTARDS!"


Bloody good day out - Bloody good show
I'd love to have seen it, but we had our first (hopefully of many) Battle of Linlithgow show on sunday. Bloody brilliant it was. 8)

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:58 pm
by nerf herder
Awesome piccies! - looks like a great show.

To be pedantic, the Me 109 is not a real one - it's actually a Buchon (Bf 109G airframe, powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin) but you can't get reconditioned DB601 engines these days........ :D

Thanks for posting these great shots.

Nerfy

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:03 pm
by Alan_F
nerf herder wrote:Awesome piccies! - looks like a great show.

To be pedantic, the Me 109 is not a real one - it's actually a Buchon (Bf 109G airframe, powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin) but you can't get reconditioned DB601 engines these days........ :D

Thanks for posting these great shots.

Nerfy
If you want to be really pedantic, the guy in the american plane is probably doing it wrong as well........

..... he's actually hitting the target! :lol:

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:45 am
by Panzerman
Yep It's a Bouchon but if you want to see at least TWO DB601s I can take you to them - IN THEIR CRATES!!!! :shock:

Aaaaanyway - Wartime or Re-enactment?

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Damned yankee artillery blew up our supply truck!!!!!

Killed the Driver and passenger - Wounded two of the occupants in the back.....

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:06 am
by Alan_F
Panz, purely out of interest, but what of the vehicles that are used in WWII displays can you take on the road?