Fw: Napoleonic campaign event
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L. Lozon ~ AdC
Crown Forces North America
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From: Ken Hall khall1207@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 2:33 PM
Subject: Napoleonic campaign event
The Brigade (Napoléon) is putting together a plan for a campaign style
event at the Darrow Bison Ranch in Schellsburg, PA., the location of the
School of the Soldier last Sept.
The Ranch is 1400 acres of rolling woodland and pastures with dirt
roads, trails, streams and little modern intrusions. It is the best cavalry
and light infantry ground I have been on in 15 yrs. plus of reenacting, and
includes ample terrain for all tactical situations. Combined arms, line,
light anything we could have ever wished to do can be done here. The site is
14 mi. west of the Bedford exit on US 30, just 2 mi. west of Schellsburg,
PA. This is private property owned by fellow reenactors who do the French
and Indian War when they are not knee deep in running the ranch, 350 head of
bison and 150 head of beef cattle. The basic rule with them is have fun and
close the gate when you leave the field. They are excellent hosts.
We are looking into two available weekends in April, the 28th-30th being
the primary date with the 7th-9th being the back up. The added incentive for
the 28-30 weekend is that the Ft. Frederick Trade Fair, the largest and best
(in my opinion) period fair east of the Mississippi opens on Thur. the 27th
and runs through Sun. afternoon the 30th. Big Pool, MD. and the fort are
about 45 min. via the turnpike and interstates from the Bedford exit.
The plan for the event would be set up on Friday, a tactical all day on
Saturday, and then pull out as is desired on Sunday, especially for those
who wanted to make the fair. The Saturday tactical would start at daylight
and run till sunset, with the possibility of continuing on into the evening,
or Sunday for those who wished. The program will end no later then 10:00 am
on the 30th. Each side would have objectives to fulfill oriented to
scouting, foraging, and bringing the enemy to battle, etc. Casualties would
be assessed according to a kill/wound system which has the soldier/trooper
sit out a specific time depending on the injury inflicted. I have had a
rules scheme in place for an event like this since our time as Rangers 20
years ago. Details on the scoring, objectives, rules of engagement and
causalities tables will all be sent out to the approximate command
structures once a unit has committed to the event. Thus the British/Allied
side will not know the French objectives and vice versa. All will have a
common set of scoring and rules.
Please note that this event is to be done under field conditions. There
are two separate campsites, about 1 mi. apart and neither are easily
located. Both sites have wood and water nearby, but foraging for it is part
of the tactical program. Close access by vehicle for gear is available but
carry in will be necessary during setup.( I will have my quad runner and
wagon there to help.) Correct period rations will be available for those
British/Allied forces who wish to produce a proper mess. You have ample room
to set up tentage, but you can also camp "in the field". i.e. under the
stars. Both hay for horses and straw for bedding can be supplied. Both
sites have space for long picket lines.
This is the Brigade's first attempt at an event like this and we need
numbers on both sides to succeed. I am sure the cavalry of the Brigade will
make an all out effort for the program and hope that our companions in the
infantry will do the same, as well as our Canadians brethren and all those
who were with us during the Grand Tactical at Old Bedford Village last June.
What I need from those who are interested is your unit, approximate
numbers and the best weekend of the two for your attendance. There will be a
registration form online once we have established the final date. There is
no use planning an opposing sides event when only one side shows up, so this
information is vital.
Please reply with the above information to khall1207@... by Jan. 31,
Thanks for your time and consideration, hope all had a great Christmas
and looking forward to seeing you on the reenacting field in the new year,
Ken Hall, President Brigade Napoleon.
Those interested or who need more information contact
Mr. Hall at: khall1207 (at) neo.rr.com
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- In a message dated 4/01/2006 12:40:17 PM, lalozon@... writes:
> We are looking into two available weekends in April, the 28th-30th beingAnd for those west of the Mississippi/Rocky Mountains or just plain old have
> the primary date with the 7th-9th being the back up
to be everywhere at all events, don't forget the Napoleonic Spanish Campaign
event in Southern California (Anza) April 21-23 2006.
Lt. Col. B - Senior CF officer SW&Pacific
THE Thin Red Line
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