Carentan – Copehill Down

CARENTAN

Carentan

 

PLAYERS PACK

The players pack is now available. It is in PDF format and is approximately 10 mb.

VIDEO ARCHIVE

THE SCENARIO

The Battle of Carentan was an engagement in World War II between airborne forces of the United States Army and the German Wehrmacht during the Invasion of Normandy. The battle took place between 10 and 15 June 1944, on the approaches to and within the city of Carentan, France.

The objective of the attacking American forces was consolidation of the U.S. beachheads (Utah Beach and Omaha Beach) and establishment of a continuous defensive line against expected German counterattacks. The defending German force attempted to hold the city long enough to allow reinforcements en route from the south to arrive, prevent or delay the merging of the lodgments, and keep the U.S. First Army from launching an attack towards Lessay-Périers that would cut off the Cotentin Peninsula.

Carentan was defended by the 6th Parachute Regiment, two Ost battalions and remnants of other German forces. The 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division, ordered to reinforce Carentan, was delayed by transport shortages and attacks by Allied aircraft. The attacking 101st Airborne Division, landed by parachute on 6 June as part of the American airborne landings in Normandy, was ordered to seize Carentan.

In the ensuing battle, the 101st forced passage across the causeway into Carentan on 10 June and 11 June. A lack of ammunition forced the German forces to withdraw on 12 June. The 17th SS PzG Division counter-attacked the 101st Airborne on 13 June. Initially successful, its attack was thrown back by Combat Command A (CCA) of the U.S. 2nd Armored Division.

THE GENERALS

Taking overall charge of the U.S. Forces will be Ian ‘Cambo’ Richardson from Tippmann UK. His reliable 2IC is to be Anthony ‘martello’ Ledger of the PUPS.

Leading the German’s will be Alexander ‘woodyudet’ Woodward of the Kent Rangers. Alongside him as his 2IC shall be Eddie ‘neff’ Toase from the Wild Geese.

THE TEAMS

Each of the U.S. and German teams will be split into 2 squads. The U.S. squads will take the shape of the 101st and the 501st PIR. The German’s will be split into the 38th Panzer-Grenadier Regiment and the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6.

THE GAME

The main ‘scenario’ game will be played in two parts.

Part 1 will take place on the Saturday afternoon (times to be confirmed). This phase of the game will see the U.S. Force’s advancing into ‘Carentan’. Although starting in defensive positions awaiting the U.S. assault, the German team will be outnumbered.

Part 2 will start promptly at 0900 Sunday morning and run as a continuous game until 1400. Depending on each of the teams finishing positions and points scored in Part 1 of the scenario, will determine starting positions for Part 2.

TRADERS

Confirmed attendees are currently the ever reliable BZ Paintball Supplies, Enola Gaye and also Demon Paintball. Each of these traders offer fantastic deals on all the goodies that will keep you in the field playing all weekend long, please support them by giving them your custom.

Certain tech services may also be available but if the workings of your marker are unknown to you then bring a spare just in case. Although unable to bring their stall to the event itself, Kiss and Bake Up will be operating a pre-order service. Get those orders in and then pick up your ‘sugar fix’ when you arrive on the day.

MEDIA/PHOTOGRAPHY

Bra_Newbs photography will be covering the weekend! Andy, Kat and co will be capturing all the action as it unfolds all weekend long.

FOOD

The onsite food caterer has made these prices available to us:

Single Burger – £2.20
Single Cheese Burger – £2.30
Double Burger – £3.20
Double Cheese Burger – £3.30
Bacon Burger – £2.70
Egg Burger – £2.50
Bacon & Egg Burger – £3.00
Bacon Roll – £2.20
Bacon & Egg Roll – £2.50
Bacon & Sausage Roll – £2.70
Bacon, Sausage & Egg Roll – £3.00
Sausage Roll £2.20
Sausage & Egg Roll – £2.50
Egg Roll – £1.50
Crisps and Chocolate Bars – 60p
Tea – 60p
Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Cans – 70p
(prices correct as of 21st October 2010)

GAME INFORMATION AND RULES

The chronograph limit for this game is 250fps.
All markers will be chronographed before the games start.
Random checks will be carried out during the day.
Once game on is sounded any marker found above this limit, the player may be ejected from the game with no refunds.
There is absolutely NO dry firing in the safe zone.
All test firing or dry firing must be done at the chronograph station or on the field.
Goggles must be full face, of an approved style and in a safe condition to play.
All guns must have safeties on and barrel socks in place before leaving the game zone and entering safe and food areas.
Any unsafe, irresponsible or dangerous action, as deemed by the event staff will result in you being immediately excluded from the game.
Although not compulsory many of the site buildings are very dark with no lighting, we highly recommend a gun mounted flashlight for this event.
Marker Firing Modes
Response Trigger systems will be allowed.
Ramping will be allowed to a MAXIMUM of 12bps. (use responsibly)
Fully Automatic or Burst Fire modes ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Paint Grenade launchers are allowed if CLEAR paint is used
Smoke Grenades allowed outside only, (NO SMOKES INSIDE THE BUILDINGS)
Flash bangs allowed only up to a MK5 rating, any explosive pyrotechnics count as kills in the BUILDINGS and also in the OUTDOOR GAMING AREA’S (rules to be explained on the day)
Barrel Tag where possible
DEAD MEN DON’T TALK

Please note: Keep in mind that some of the games you will be playing will be very close quarters and the chance of you being shot from just a few feet away are very real, use barrel tags if you can.

MARSHAL’S WORD IS FINAL!!!!

CAMPING

Limited camping will be available. More details to follow. Please advise when booking in if you wish to camp. No open fires will be allowed on the site. A designated cooking area will be provided.

SAFE AREA

A covered safe area will be available although there are no tables or chairs. Please feel free to bring collapsible tables and chairs if you wish.

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

Saturday 19th March

Site Open: 1200
Small Knockabout Games Start: 1300
Small Knockabout Games End: 1530
CARENTAN Part 1 Start: 1600
CARENTAN Part 1 Ends: Late (light depending).
Sunday 20th March

Site Opens: 0700
CARENTAN Part 2 Start: 0900
CARENTAN Part 2 Ends: 1400
Final Scores/Presentation: 1415

LOCATION

CARENTAN takes place at Copehill Down Urban Training Village. Gentleman, this is not a specific paintball site. It is an active Ministry of Defense training area and as such certain rules and regulations must be adhered to. Full details of which will be well documented in your personal disclaimer which will be filled out promptly at registration of the event. Full directions to the site will be issued nearer to the game date but for those of you looking to make travel arrangements, Copehill Down is located approx 5 minutes away from the village of Chitterne in Wiltshire.

DISCLAIMER

We are allowed to use this property at the kind behest of the MOD. This is a live operational facility and as such is subject to last minute changes in booking if operations require it. Therefore there is a very, very, very slim chance that our date may be changed with little notice. It goes without saying that all tickets will be valid for the new date.

PAINT

This will be a clear paint event only. If you have any clear paint left over from CtD2 then you will be able to use it at this game otherwise only pre-ordered paint will be allowed. Paint orders can be made when bookings open and can be paid at the same time as your ticket or cash on the day. Paint will be £30 per box of 2000. Please ensure that your paintball marker is clear of any coloured paint BEFORE arriving on site. You will be committed to purchasing any paint that you order.

PAYMENT DETAILS

Game price will be £50 for the weekend.

If you wish to pay by Cheque please make them out to Going Postal. We can accept them in person at Stalingrad, the Awards Night and at the last game of the Scenario Calendar, Downfall. We also have an address you can send them to:

Going Postal
PO Box 501
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 4BT

As above, we can accept cash at any of these events or Games/Walk-ons we attend.

We also have a PayPal account that you can use. The address is:

going-postal@hotmail.co.uk

We are currently awaiting our Card Machine and when this arrives you will be able to pay us with Debit/Credit cards over the phone! (Royal Mail!!!)

When paying by Bank Transfer or Paypal please could you PM Witzy with the full names of all players participating.

Look forward to seeing you then,

Going Postal