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Special 80th Anniversary Event - NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!

 

Type:
Historic Milsim Event
 

Dates

28, 29, 30 June 2024

Location:

Swerford, Chipping Norton, Swerford, OX7 4AT

 

Story:

The village of Hiesville, occupied by the German soldiers of Grenadier-Regiment 1058 (91. Infanterie Division), is in the immediate vicinity of the 101st Airborne Division Landing Zones during Operation Albany in the early hours of D-Day. Unlike the glider landing areas of the 6th Airborne Division northeast of Caen, the area is very compartmentalized in several orchards and fields bordered by high hedges peculiar to the Norman hedgerow and by lines of trees reaching Sometimes fifteen meters in height. However, the fields in this sector are on average twice as extensive.

 

The first battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) is parachuted under correct conditions: two-thirds of the battalion is dropped directly on the DZ or less than a kilometer away. The paratroopers quickly seized the commune.

 

Colonel Robert Sink, 506th PIR Corps Commander, will set up his command post in the town of Hiesville near Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. It is also in this village, in the manor of Colombières, that General Taylor will install his. The manor of Colombières will host the first divisional hospital of the 101st Airborne.

 

US Objectives:

  • FINDFIND Rommel’s Asparagus in and around Heisville and DESTROY in order to allow Gliders to land.
  • FIX – FIND and FIX enemy dispositions in order to destroy German forces in the area.

 

German Objectives:

  • SECURE – SECURE area around Heisville in order to stop Allied glider landings.
  • DEFEND – DEFEND AA Battery in order to inflict maximum damage to allied aircraft.

 

Critical Timings:
Fri:
• 1700hrs - Gates Open
• 1700hrs - Booking in & Chrono
• 1800hrs - Social
Sat:
• 0700hrs - Revalle
Sun:
• 1700hrs - Endex Sunday

 

As mentioned before, not adhering to these timings has previously lead to delays. From this event onwards the scheduled events will take place as stated below. The game will start without YOU. YOU will then wait for us to give you a safety brief and chrono before you can play.
If you have a long drive, please allocate extra time in your journey to allow for extra traffic or road closures.

 

 

A Mile to Hiesville

£45.00Price
  • A basic level of Fitness will be required.

    US 101st Airborne impressions ONLY. (Compass, Rain Cape, Warm Period Jumper and Rations are essential).

    German Impressions to be Luftwaffe Flak Artillery and Heer ONLY.(Zeltbahn, Warm Period Clothing and Rations are essential).

    Sub Machine guns should limited to Squad Leaders, 2ic’s and Officers only. Let’s, as always, try to maximise the number of rifles in use!

    Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

    The first 10 people to book on and pay in full receive a gift pack!

    • Full Weekend Event - £120. £45 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
    • Combat Engineer (2 Slots US Only)
    • Sniper Roles (4 slots per side)
    • Medics Roles (2 Slots per side)

    Rental Kits:

    *Price may vary depending on weapon:

    • Standard weapons - £30 for the weekend

    Included in Cost:

    • Site hire
    • Camp Site
    • Insurance
    • Social on Friday evening
  • Refunds on event tickets are non refundable if you do not wish to attend, however, if Frontline Events Ltd must cancel an event refunds WILL be issued.

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