Op: Masher IV
19-21 October 1966 (2012)
Chow option: $20
Registration opens: 4 June 2012
Registration closes: 8 October 2012
Where: Napoleonville, LA (Albermarle, LA)
Baton Rouge, LA (BTR): 62 miles
New Orleans (MSY): 71miles
Game Forums: http://www.black-company.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=44
After a hard fought series of battles in the Eagle's Claw area US command has declared success after heavy losses. US units have moved back to the area around Bong Son village to maintain control of the critical river crossings and large rice producing areas. Protection of this area is critical to stability of the South Vietnamese government.
US Forces will begin aggressive reconnaissance of the area to facilitate search and destroy operations in order to prevent further build up up NVA forces in the area.
US forces will insert into the area with two days rations to screen and block main exit avenues while driving the enemy towards blocking forces. Plan to conduct a mobile rather than a stationary defense in many cases and develop the situation whenever possible using the Division's air assets.
Confirmed enemy units include the heavy weapons battalion of the 18th NVA Regiment, captured papers and payroll information revealed the presence of the Headquarters element of the 22nd NVA Regiment. The NVA have claimed a victory over US forces, stating in propaganda leaflets that they have forced the US troops out of the Eagle's Claw area. Command believes that the NVA are massing for a counter-attack through the area and directs the units in the AO to increase combat patrols to disrupt and destroy enemy units in the area.
Uniforms and Equipment:
Please remember regarding the uniforms... your best effort is good enough for us.
This IS NOT re-enacting guys, we're not stitch nazis, if you have a reasonable effort you're good to go!
When can I arrive?
Participants may arrive at the site no earlier than 1400 hrs (2:00PM) on 19 Oct 2012. Once you report in, you'll be directed to your sleeping area so that you may set-up your little section of paradise and prep your gear.
Dress and equip yourself for the 'Nam! Get your best Vietnam look on to fight for Uncle Sam or fight for the Revolution.
You can use pretty much any gun you happen to have. If it is a modern gun you can hide that fact by taking off the modern optics and covering rails with a little burlap wrapping.
-General age requirement is 18 or older. If you are under 18 of course you're more than welcome we just have some extra paperwork/legal hoops for you to jump through.
AEG 400 FPS w .20 absolute max limit
330-360 FPS w .20 is preferred due to close-up nature of the battles.
Detailed maps will be provided to all registrants.
Patrols will be issued with radios.
Porta-potties will be on-site.
There is no power on site, two fully charged batteries are all you should need for the entire weekend.
If you'd like to eat from the mess hall, with snacks provided select this option. If you prefer to bring your own food for the weekend you are more than welcome to but make sure the prep time is short (i.e. dried rations/MREs). Any ice chests you bring will have to be maintained out of sight and/or must fit under your cot.
None authorized, none allowed.
None authorized, none allowed.
Grouping and Teams:
Groups/Teams will generally be posted together just put the same Team Affiliation in your registration form we'll do our best to group you.
If you are going as someone's guardian when you register use the comments box to say who that is. You wouldn't be much of a guardian if you weren't in the same squad!
And last but not least...
You may not bring Night Vision equipment unless it is period authentic.
Take a bunch of Vitamin C and garlic pills during the week before and lay off the red meat, the mosquitoes and ticks will find you less tasty that way.
Also, treat your uniforms and kit with permethrine. You will not regret these precautionary measures.
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