Malechówin kansannousu 1944
"Malechów Uprising 1944" is a one-day scenario game set in World War II, inspired by the historical Lwów Uprising. The event is not a competition for kills, but an immersive game that mixes LARP-style role-playing with tactical slow-paced combat, there’s something for everyone.
Beginners in WW2-airsoft are especially welcome:
- There are complete sets of equipment available to be borrowed from the gamemasters to equip players on the Soviet, German or Polish side.
- Equipment limits are loose. There is also a civillian/resistance fighter side to the game, for which all you need is period-style civilian clothing.
- Players interested in larping can role-play as a local civilian, amidst the tension and mayhem of World War II.
- No age limit.
- Game fee is 5€ for members of Turku Airsoft Ry, for others it's 10€
- Feel free to ask about borrowing sets of equipment and carpools/rideshares on Discord.
There is no minimum or maximum number of players. The event will be held even if the gamemasters are the only ones participating!
Discussions about equipment, carpooling/ridesharing and other event related matters will mainly take place on the WW2/WW1 Airsoft Finland discord server: https://discord.gg/q6A4nSZTgM
Alternatively, there is also the Ww2 Airsoft Finland Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/366539996762945
Information about the Häämäki forest game area can be found on the Turkusoft website: https://www.turkusoft.fi/pelialueet/haamaki/
"South-East Poland, near city of Lwów, 1944. Like in 1939, Poland has once again found itself surrounded by two superpowers. German occupation forces try to desperately hold on conquered territory in Eastern Europe while the Red Army penetrates ever deeper into occupied lands. Eventually the war finds it's way to small town of Malechów. When German resources are overburden and the speed of the Red Army offensive has slowly halted the main concern has turned to the people of Poland. Armia Krajowan resistance fighters have infiltrated the civilian populance and they plan to agitate local villagers to fight against the German occupiers, but in doing so rises a question; is the Red Army in the East a new ally or just another occupier? The situation gets even more complicated, when the rumors of desperate German forced conscription reaches Malechów. What will happen to Malechów and to Poland?"
The equipment limits are very loose, in order to accommodate beginners who are even slightly interested in WW-airsoft. As a further reminder, feel free to ask for equipment on the WW2 Airsoft Finland Discord, the game management will be happy to lend you some.
Germany and Soviet Union
- WWII-model uniform
- Helmet/field cap/sidecap
Additional equipment (rewarded with a higher BB-limit)
+ Helmet instead of a hat!
+ Combat gear like ammunition pouches, bread- or gas mask bags, an entrenching tool in its pouch, etc.
+ Other equipment, such as: For the Soviets, a “meshok” backpack, a “plash palatka” roll tent. For the Germans, an “A-frame” combat pack.
Players wearing additional equipment will be rewarded with a slightly higher BB-limit depending on the weight of the accessories carried. This is to encourage players to equip and dress in a more realistic fashion (for example wearing a helmet) rather than carrying as light and little equipment as possible as is common in airsoft.
Attention beginners! The Red Army kit is particularly inexpensive and easy to assemble, and can be used in the majority of events. Here is a guide to assembling a WW2 loadout written by me (in Finnish):
Equipment for Polish civilians and resistance fighters
+ Old clothes resembling civilian clothing of the period.
+ All kinds of old-fashioned civilian props: bags, playing cards, haystacks, books... Period items or just civilian-themed things to do in the field.
+ Combat gear captured from the enemy, if you seek to fight.
+ Polish flag-colored armband, if you seek to fight.. If you don’t own one, the game master will lend you one!
- WWII-style weapons.
- Bolt action rifles with a wooden stock such as the VSR-10 are allowed as well, however, tactical rails should be removed or concealed, for example by camouflage.
Attention beginners! Snow Wolf's Kar98k is particularly good value for money, easily available from Europe, and suitable for all WW2/WW1 events: https://gunfire.com/en/products/sw-022-kar98-rifle-replica-1152224414.html?fbclid=IwAR0O12DneG4jvPfivlcZIeXOTC3KZ7YjSNjzkSqkh0CTWHguifrTQ5YegA8
The game also features different roles like squad leader, platoon leader, medic, and also larp-themed roles for the civillians. Please contact the game management on Discord or Facebook if you are interested in any of these roles, or if you have any role suggestions for the event.
Arrival & Schedule
Särväntie 60, 20380, Kaarina. Parking at the game area is by the gravel roadside next to the game. It is not allowed to park on the grassy road between the farmfield and the forest. This due to the fact that the area is agricultural, so even larger machines must be able to get past the cars to the farmfields.
09:00-10:30 Opening of the area, arrival and registration for the game
10:45 Beginning briefing
11:00 Moving to faction bases
11:30 Start of the game at the latest
19:00 End of the game at the latest
The event will use Turkusoft's game rules, with minor additions in the name of the theme of the game. The Turkusoft rules can be found here: https://www.turkusoft.fi/saannot/
+ Gauze bandages are used to treat the wounded. Details of the distribution of bandages and possible medic roles will be decided on the day of the game according to the balance between the factions.
+ The helmet protects against artillery fire; the player is wounded instead of eliminated.
+ Use of own airsoft grenades and pyrotechnics isallowed, if the ground is not too dry. Smoke grenades must not produce white, orange or red smoke. Orange and red smoke are international distress signals and white smoke can easily be associated with fire.
+ Instead of “KNIFE” or “BANG” rules, use of safe rubber knives and other boffer melee weapons or slow-motion larp-style hand-to-hand combat are preferred methods of elimination for the sake of flair and immersion. However, remember to keep in mind the consent of both players, which will be clarified before the game.
+ The game has BB-limits, which limit the number of ammunition a player can carry on their person. Machine guns (e.g. MG42, Maxim) do not have a BB-limit. Players carrying a heavier amount of equipment will also have a slightly higher BB-limit, see "Gear”.
+ Rifleman is allowed to carry 100/150bbs, submachine gunner 250/350bbs.
+ The magazine capacity of automatic-firing weapons is limited. The magazine of a automatic-firing weapon may contain the number of ammunition + 10 BBs of the real weapon equivalent. E.g. MP40, 32+10 = 42 BBs per magazine.
+ There is no lunch break in the game. Consuming your own authentic food on the field is highly recommended.
+ There are players roleplaying as civilians in the game.
+ Roleplaying is especially recommended; for example, when taking a hit, grunt or scream in agony and remain on the ground as a suffering wounded trooper.
This event has already ended.