Re: 1812 Some Grand Tactical Answers
- Col. B.,
Have a great time!
aka GRATIOT, US Engineer
And we are doing all that and more in Sunny So Cal this very weekend at Anza.
(Oooooo noo shhh! dont mention that!)
THE Thin Red Line
From: sacbg7 <sacbg7@...>
Sent: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 6:28 pm
Subject: 1812 Some Grand Tactical Answers
Good evening all!
To help some of you who are in the event debate stage for this years
Grand Tactical, please allow me to give you some information. Some
of this may have been disseminated. Some is new.
1. Jeff/Pat is a 500 plus acre site. It is an actual 1812 battle
site. It is pristine and isolated. Yes, there is an asphalt road
running through the center of the park. (It used to be dirt) But
the tactical fields are wide and accomodating. No one will have
to "Rally on the swing set" or "Fall back to the motor homes." :-)
2. We are featuring tacticals to accomodate all branches of service
and all levels of skill. This includes, infantry, artillery,
cavalry, navy. ALL ARE WELCOME!
The site is bordered by the Patunxent River and St. Leonards Creek.
Navy types have plenty of room.
So do all the infantry moving across wide fields, through ravines
and up rising terrain. A word to the wise, be in shape! :-)
The cavalry will have plenty of room to gallop, canter, carry
dispatches, and ride down unsuspecting infantry.
The artillery will be emplaced along an original battery position
and duel it out with ships in the river and the British landing
force at the point of the peninsula.
3. There will be Taverns for after hours enjoyment. Period music
will be featured.
4. A dance is being planned. All who wish can dress in their
finest and take a turn around the dance floor.
5. There will be many Ladies activities. There will be classes in
many social graces areas. There will also be a tea hosted by Sally
Bennett and the ladies of the Southern Division for all women of
both sides on Saturday.
6. The camp areas are wide and easily accessible. British troops
have a beautiful camp next to the Patunxent River. Current layout
of the camps, using acreage available, would allow 400 wedge tents
or more in each camp area. Water points and sanitary facilities are
close to all camps.
7. The Cavalry has a camp which is close to water and is shaded for
the running of picket lines. It is between both the US and Crown
forces camps. Though each camp is separated from each other, they
are still close for socializing. They are also close to the main
sutler area and tavern(s)
8. Speaking of sutlers. Sue Spencer is coordinating this aspect.
She has already received registrations and requests for
registrations. All know how thorough Sue is in her work and the
goods she purveys.
9. There are currently four tall ships registered for the event.
These ships will form the basis of the British Navy and landing
force for the amphibious assault on Sunday morning.
10. On Friday evening the tall ships are hosting a sail on the
Patunxet. There is a cost for this. Interested parties can
purchase tickets and take a period susnet cruise along the River.
11. While there are scripted battles there will also be an
unspripted all morning battle on Sunday. This will include: A
British amphibious landing, camping in bivouac on the field
preparing to meet the assault, light infantry fighting through,
ravines, fields and farm lanes, the taking of prisoners, limited
ammunition supplies as drawn by lottery before hand, assaulting
fixed positions, operating against and with cavalry, mobile and
stationery artillery, a small American gunboat flotilla and a Britsh
long boat counterpart harrassing the flanks of both armies and
dropping off troops behind their opponents lines, dismantling split
rail fences to build barricades, or forage for firewood,etc,
etc...I'm not giving everything away here... :-)))
12. Participants have several choices to meals:
1. Purchase the meal plan provided by site for $25.
2. Form individual or company messes
3. Eat funnel cakes and peanuts from vendors.
13. For those wishing to stay off site you are ten miles from the
town of Prince Frederick. This is no different than those who
attend Mississinewa in October and stay in Marion. It is the same
distance. Prince Frederick has hotels, restaurants, grocery stores,
and yes, even liquor stores!
14. For those staying on site and wishing to arrive early our camps
open for you on Wednesday. You can stay over Sunday night and leave
Monday if you like.
I trust this might help you get some more information out to your
units. We on the planning committee know how expensive this is
becoming for all of us. We all have to travel. This event is an 11
hour drive from my home here in south Georgia. If you are spending
money that money should be spend on something well worth the expense.
If you have any questions remember you have but to ask a question
and we'll do our best to get it answered.
So make your plans to be there! Your friends from the US Southern
Division are pulling out all the stops. This will be an experience
you will enjoy!
Steve Abolt US CO
US Southern Divison
Cottonbalers, By God!
visit our website at www.cottonbalers.lynchburg.net
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