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Old 02-06-2013, 11:21 AM #1
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D-Day Which side!?

Hey guys! This will be my first D-Day and I was just wondering what y'all think the best side for a new comer. I have heard axis is a lot more laid back but I have no idea if that's true, tell me what team you believe is more fun!!

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:22 AM #2
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I am also looking for a crew to run with, like I have noticed there are different groups within the Allie and axis side like rangers and stuff
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:50 PM #3
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D-Day is what you make of it. There are good units on both sides. As a new player to D-Day I went German SF right off the bat. Others will say join a beach unit. It's totally up to you.

Go to the D-Day forum, read the unit descriptions in the recruiting area, read the posts, consider your playing style and your fitness level. Some units have a 15 yo age restriction (most Allied/German SF).

If still undecided, ask questions on the forums. Each unit has their distinct "personality". To some players, playing Allied is important. To others they choose to play for the "dark" side....it's all up to you. You can also PM players who post and have played at D-Day.

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:30 PM #4
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In the recruiting sub forums in the link above, you will see a handy thread that breaks down every individual unit so you can get a feel for what theyre about. If you have any questions at all, feel free to PM me here or at the same name on the DDay forums! I won't pretend I'm not biased towards how awesome the units red side are, but I can give an honest & fair opinion on a unit and their history either side from playing with, as, &/or against them over the years at DDay or at other games besides.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:03 AM #5
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shultzeyy,

Follow Staticline's advice and check out the various options
over on the D-Day Forum. If you're looking for more there's
also a number of Facbook pages which you can also visit,
but just be aware some are closed sites, open by invite only.

D-Day is so much more than just a game, it's a chance to
meet other players from around the world and despite what
other promoters might say, D-Day is still the event that ALL
others are measured against when it comes to scenario
type play.

Sincerely,
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:17 AM #6
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Do the beach. That will break you in right, lol.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:06 PM #7
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First year I went, I hit the beach with 1st ID. It was pretty cool... but we get torn up quite a bit.

Does not matter what side you choose as you have fun on either side. Like Staticline said - what you make of it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:01 PM #9
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Balance

STRIP3S,

It matters to some, otherwise there'd be no need to have
two sides. All we'd need if that was the case was a tall bat
so we could pick sides. Seriously however, we do need to
be careful, otherwise the sides will become unbalanced and
that wouldn't be much fun for anyone. All the more reason
to recruit as hard as possible.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:43 PM #10
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I am XO for the 709th German Inf. on Utah Beach and if you want some intense combat, this is the unit to sign up for. We are recruiting now for the 709th and want players who will bring their "A" game. Leave posts or PM me for any questions about gameplay. We have a fantastic week of camping and the most intense combat situations. So register for the 709th German Inf. and PM me for campsite and meeting details................Bonedrag XO 709th
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:03 PM #11
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I am XO for the 709th German Inf. on Utah Beach for Oklahoma DDAY 2013 and if you want some intense combat, this is the unit to sign up for.
We are recruiting now for the German 709th Utah Beach and want players who will bring their "A" game.
Leave posts or PM me for any questions about gameplay.
We have a fantastic week of camping and the most intense combat situations.
So grow a pair and register for the 709th German Inf. and PM me for campsite and meeting details................Bonedrag [FLG] XO 709th Inf.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:46 PM #12
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Enola Gaye

Enola Gaye, makers of smoke grenades opened their
sales here in the US by showing up this past June for
the 2012 Oklahoma D-Day Event. Here's a clip they
put together to show some of the highlights.





Come and join us this year for more fun than you're
legally entitled to. It'll change the way you think
about paintball.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:53 PM #13
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Myself and a few friends are coming down for the first time this year. Still haven't decided on which side we will play. We really wanted to be in an SF unit, but we won't be able to make it in until Thursday, so we will miss the obstacle course.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:25 PM #14
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French

TheNapman,

I think I speak for most of the folks who've been here
before, either offers you a great experience. As for the
O Course, the only units which require it are the US
Rangers, that said anyone who wants to experience it
is welcome to do so.

Here's a thought, consider hooking up with our French
unit. No, they'r not SF, but you'd think they ought to
be once you see what they've got to face. They're just
a small outfit who starts off holding a small town at the
bottom of a valley called Ste mere Eglise. The road that
runs through also happens to be the route the Germans
use to reach Utah Beach. Their mission is to keep the
German armor and their infantry from making it to the
beach before the 4th Infantry, 2nd Armor and Rangers
can secure it. You get the picture, it's the Spartans
holding off lots and lots of Germans and all you've got
to do it wit are a few bazookas, and your small arms
to stop tanks.

Oh yeah almost forgot, the Germans also hold the high
ground above the town so you'll be getting hit from at
least two sides at the same time and all this takes
place in just the first few hours. Of course you know
the French, they love their wine and cheese.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:37 PM #15
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Dorsai,

Thanks for the response. That was very informative, and I'm not sure where I had read it previously, but I had heard that the FR was a lot of fun to play.

Regardless of unit, I can't wait for June to get here.

Question for you: What are the unit's command structures like? Is it organized all the way down to Squad/Fire Team sized elements, or is just to Platoons/Companies? I'm a prior Marine, so I figured it'd be fun if I could get involved in the chain of command on the lower end if possible. If not, then I'll prob have just as much fun following orders.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:47 AM #16
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Depending on the unit, it can either be down to the squad or to the battalion (though, of course, it means different things than in real life). I know on the German side, you win or lose by communication & organization so it's always great to see someone who is interested in having a hand in more than just the aim & shoot part, lol. Whichever way you go, I hope you can make it and have a great time! I do know for sure though that you'd be put to use red side!
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:06 AM #17
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TheNapman,

Thanks for your question. Please see the reply I sent
you via IM.

For everyone else, the Allies tend to be organized more
along military lines, at least from what I've observed.
That said and despite what you may have heard, we're
NOT a bunch of salute happy, spit polished boot types.
Those of us who do wear uniforms do so out of respect
and to honor those who fought so we can have the
freedom to play this sport, go to the church of our
choice and so on. That said we've got some groups
who function more like Sgt. Bilko's unit and some that
are totally squared away.

We know how to have fun as much as the next player,
but when it comes to D-Day I feel there are really only
two ways to approach this event, either come with the
attitude that you're there to win, or come to kick back,
have some fun, drink a few beers with your buds and
shoot some paintball.

I don't know about you, but personally winning has
always been more fun than loosing, so you decide.

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:44 PM #18
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How come the axis haven't won in a few years? Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't the allies won the majority of them and two straight? I'm not positive it's just what I heard.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:25 PM #19
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To be honest, I'm not sure which side holds the advantage?
As to your other question, yes the allied army has won the
past two years, but the Germans won the two before that.

Chalk the past two Allied wins up to better organization,
plus some luck.

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:52 AM #20
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82nd AIRBORNE

One of the things which sets D-Day apart from
other games is the fact that both sides have
created elements, or divisions, which are named
after actual military units. The Germans have
their Green Devils and so on and the Allies have
groups such as the 1st and 4th Infantry. Each
of these elements or divisions is assigned to a
task which pretty much mirrors what the real
unit did as part of the 1944 D-Day invasion.
For some it's not just enough to belong to a
group, they also find they want to set up their
own blog or forum, some like the Commonwealth
actually create complex websites. Here's a link
to a website which was created by the Allied
82nd Airborne Division. Note some links are
currently being worked on, but it's still worth
a look to see just how far some units have taken
things. Small wonder then why when you come
to D-Day you'll find players on both sides are a
lot more organized than you may be used to
finding elsewhere.

http://www.us82ndairbornedivision.com/index.html


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Old 03-04-2013, 05:42 AM #21
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