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July 22 - 24, 2011 - D-Day: The Longest Day
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject: July 22 - 24, 2011 - D-Day: The Longest Day Reply with quote

D-Day: The Longest Day!

July 22 - 24, 2011

Full Immersion Weekend Event





Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward
which we have striven these many months. The eyes of
the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving
people everywhere march with you.


Ike’s words, from his letter, keep swirling through your head when from the corner of your eye you see the red light flash on in the jump panel beside the door of your C-47. Your lieutenant stands and hooks his static line to the anchor line. “Stand up and hook up” he shouts.

Your heart starts to pound. This is it… this is for real you think to yourself. You have trained for this for the last eight months and now it’s here. The C-47 starts to jerk and climb trying to avoid the flak and gain some altitude. Men slip on the vomit covered floor and you see streams of tracer bullets, through the doorway, cutting the night sky. More flak bursts near your plane jerking it violently.

Oh God. You pray, get me out of here. I don’t want to blow up in the sky and burn to death. I want to die fighting. Let’s jump, let’s go, go, go!

“Check your equipment!“ your lieutenant shouts.

One by one your stick calls out that they are okay. The green light on the jump panel turns on. Your heart feels like it’s going to pound right through your chest.

“We’re over the drop zone… go!” and with those word your lieutenant jumps.

The men of your stick follow. You get to the door and you step out into the dark sky. The prop blast rips away your leg bag almost taking your leg with it. You’re dropping fast and suddenly you are jerked up… your chute has opened. You breathe a little easier. But it’s not over… it has just begun. You have landed in Normandy in the middle of the night, no weapon, surrounded by Germans and it’s D-Day!

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“Just look at it, gentlemen. How calm... how peaceful it is. A strip of water between England and the continent... between the Allies and us. But beyond that peaceful horizon... a monster waits. A coiled spring of men, ships, and planes... straining to be released against us. But, gentlemen, not a single Allied soldier shall reach the shore. Whenever and wherever this invasion may come, gentlemen... I shall destroy the enemy there, at the water's edge. Believe me, gentlemen, the first 24 hours of the invasion will be decisive. For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day... The longest day.”

Field Marshall Erwin Rommel


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Important: Please read before you sign-up!

Okay, so you like what you see and you want to sign up... well hold on there soldier. First answer the following questions to see if this is the right event for you. This will help to make the game enjoyable for yourself and the other players.

1. Do you always want to be in a fire-fight? Do you get bored if you have to sit around longer then a half hour waiting for the enemy? Is it more important to get trigger time even if it means not holding your position or succeeding in your objective? Does the weather have to be perfect for you to play? Do bugs bother you? Do you need to take breaks during the event?

If you've answered yes to all or even one of the above questions then this game is not for you. You will be more happy playing a skirmish game and there are plenty of them out there so go find one and sign up.

2. Can you follow orders even if you think they are stupid? Can you go hours without being in a fire-fight? Are you willing to dig a fox hole? Can you rough it for 24 hours no matter the weather or any other conditions?Do you like WWII Military vehicles? Are you willing to make an effort in looking the part and help contribute in "the spirit of the game"? Would you like to get an idea of a day in the life of a WWII soldier?

If you've answered yes to the above questions then this event is for you. You will be expected to fight, eat and sleep in the field under whatever conditions that Night/Day brings. If you can't carry it and still be able to fight then you should not have it with you.

French Resistance

You can put your outfit together very easily and at very little cost. Any Thift shop will have what you need and at dirt cheap prices. Once you have your outfit together then take a headshot and PM me and I will give you the email address to send it to. We will then make up your paperwork that you will need to move about the field. This is is an example of the finished documents. We will need this picture ASAP so we can get it done for the event... so don't wait until the last minute!




What do I need to Bring?

1. Food that you can carry on you and be able to eat in the field. If you have to keep it on ice then don't bring it. A BBQ will take place on Saturday night when the fighting is over. Plus you may want to bring breakfast if you plan to camp over until Suday.

2. Water

3. Flashlight

4. Toilet paper

5. Small blanket/Sleeping bag

6. Entrenching tool

7. Guns and bbs

8. Charged batteries and/or Gas

9. A RED or WHITE wound rag that can be tied around your arm

Tents will be provided.

Allied Airborne troops be prepared to sleep under the stars. (Note: If the weather becomes too bad you will be pulled back to sleep in Tents)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Game Roster

Allies

1. Capt. Lee Cassar - 101st ABN
2. Pvt. Mo Moussa - 101st ABN
3. PFC. Jamie Slade - 101st ABN
4. Pvt. Trevor Holtman - 101st ABN
5. Cpl Ian McNish - British 6th ABN
6. Bdr Michael Thompson 2F(A) OU, RA - British 6th ABN
7. GNR Kevin Charman 2F(A) OU,RA - British 6th ABN
8. Pte. Alec Wilson - British 6th ABN
9. Pte. Will T - British 6th ABN
10. Pte. Mike Hepburn - British 6th ABN
11. Dave's +1
12. HauntedTank - 101st ABN
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French Resistance (FULL)

1. Piere Dolon (aka Rick or backspam's +1)
2. Jean-Sebastien Delarue Brunelle (aka Budha)
3. drk242
4. R.I.T.Z
5. Kosh



Axis

1.
2. Oberschütze Jon Hansen - Das Reich 2nd SS Waffen
3. Oberschutze A. Krieg 12th SS Panzer Division
4. Oberschutze Gareth Medemblik
5. Mumbletypeg
6. Ladytresses
7. Tommygun_Ted
8. 7th Angel
9. Voice of Reason
10. Daniel Eichhorn (aka Danneichh)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a Level 2 event, meaning that you must make an effort to look the part of a WWII soldier and you can use any airsoft weapon that is listed under the airsoft rules.

CRITICAL INFORMATION
Date: July 22 - 24, 2011
Schedule:
Friday July 22
5:30pm Gates open and Registration starts
7:30pm Game and Safety Briefing
8:00pm Germans take to the field
8:15pm French Resistance Mission Briefing
8:45pm French Resistance take to the field
9:00pm Allied Airborne Mission briefing
Unknown - Allied Airborne take to the field

Saturday July 23
Field is Live all day

6:00PM Battle ends
6:30PM BBQ and social

Everyone is welcome to camp over

Sunday July 24
If there are enough people willing we will have some quick skirmishes. Otherwise it's clean-up/pack-up day.


Location: Stayner Field
Cost: $45 (includes BBQ dinner on Saturday Night)
Food: No lunch will be served - there will be no lunch break during play. However there is a BBQ on Saturday after the fighting is over.
Directions: 2258 Centre Line Road, Stayner, Ontario
The field entrance is at Latitude N44 21 min 56.5 sec and Longitude W 80 3min 11.4 sec.



RESTRICTIONS

Goggles: Any eye wear that can take a direct hit without shattering

FPS: 400fps Auto - 450fps BA

Age Limit: 18+ (if you are not 18+ you need to be signed up with a trusted player or actual parent) PM me if you have any questions.

Ammunition: Limited ammo - see Rules

Uniforms: PLEASE LIST ALLIED, AXIS or French Resistance AT SIGNUP (Note: If it looks like it becomes one sided I will cap the teams)
Period uniforms and weapons are preferred but are NOT necessary as long as you make an effort to look the part.

Allied Uniform:

US - Period, OD, Solid Tan or Brown. You must have a M1 Helmet. NO Boonies or Bandanas

British/Canadian - Period or Woodland Camo. NO Boonies or Bandanas

French Resistance - Shirt, Vest or coat, dark pants (NO JEANS) and a cap or baret (optional) - examples below






German Uniform: Period or the following: Flecktran, Solid Grey, Black, Dark Blue. NO Boonies or Bandanas

NOTE: NO MODERN TAC VESTS for any army


Medic Rules: Medic Rules will be in play and will be explained on game day.

Non-WWII Airsoft weapons can is used under the following guidelines


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which field?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrEvolution wrote:
Which field?


The Stayner Field. But all that will go in the game detail section. But what does it matter... just sign up!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jumping on this like stink on shit!

PM'd good sir Lee.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in of coarse. I think you fellows will enjoy the field.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay... so we were just told that we are doing a major upgrade to the system before the US company takes over which means it has to be done in the next three months. Anyway, guess which weekend they chose? You got it June 24 - 26th, same as this game. It's all hands on deck and seeing what's going on at work I don't feel like pissing anyone off that will give them a reason for me not to make the next cut.

So... I need to more the date. I can't go with the following two weeks because if there are any problems the upgrade will be pushed to those weekends. There is a major game scheduled on ASC for the July 16 & 17th weekend. So that leaves the July 22 - 24 and the July 29 - 31 (this is a long weekend for some people)

Since I would like as many of our members to come out to this let me know which one works for you better. I'm looking at the end of July to give us some distance between the ASC game and our game.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am good with the last weekend in July, as it is my Birthday on 29JUL
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm good for either dates.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there is any problem with either of those dates Lee. I just found out that 24th of June is graduation at my school and it may be the last every if they close us in June so I would like to be here for that, so a date change is good for me too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edit - acually overall July would be the best for me. June 18th to July 2nd, I will be out of country.

edit 2 - didn't read lee's post properly. So 1st date or 2nd date of july works for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first weekend is the only one that would work.
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