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« on: December 06, 2017, 08:01:18 PM »

12-14 January 2018, Bathelémont: Baptism of Fire, Newville, PA

Bathelémont: Baptism of Fire
Public · Hosted by 151čme Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne (WWI French Reenacting)

January 12, 2018 – January 14, 2018


On the weekend of Jan 12-14th, 2018, the French Line and FR 90 will be hosting our 4rd annual "Immersion Event". FR 90 (German) and the 18th RI (French) would like to extend an invitation to all members of the GWA to participate in the Great War Centennial's 4rd annual GWA endorsed immersion event - "Bathelémont: Baptism of Fire " (12-14 Jan in Newville PA). The event scenario will focus on the 1st Infantry Division’s first taste of action while posted in the French sector near Lorraine in November 1917. US forces will be integrated in the line and participating in joint operations with their French and British allies.

This is a 24 hour immersion event that will start Friday night at approx 6:00PM that will last until 4:00PM on Saturday followed by a social event. Our goal for this event is to create a realistic "Immersion Style" event in which participants get to experience a full 24 hours in the trenches and conduct realistic trench activities all set in a 1917 environment.

WARNING: This will not be your average GWA style event. If your goal is to come out to the trenches and shop, socialize and drink beer with your buddies, then this is likely not the event for you and you will not have an enjoyable time.

This event will focus on period activities such as wiring parties, trench raids, mail call, relief in place, trench repair, etc, with an "after event social" following hostilities on Saturday night. The emphasis of the tactical portion of this event will be to employ and broaden each participant's "period personna" and to improve each unit's ability to act independently and in conjunction with other units in a period correct military manner.

Event contacts are:

French Forces: Carter Bertone
Commonwealth Forces: Eric Verny
German Forces: Joe Murray (FR-90)
US Forces: Steven Girard

This event will be open to all units / individuals (French, Commonwealth, German, US) who wish to attend and can meet the 1917 themed authenticity requirements. We have plenty of openings for support roles, as well as, combatants so if you have an alternate impression and bring something new for this event, let us know.

This is an excellent opportunity to explore other facets of our hobby that are not normally practiced at normal GWA events. For those worried about safety and fatigue issues each side will have a rotation plan designed to ensure individuals get adequate rest as to be safe and effective.

Registration will be $20. Payment must be made by postmarked NLT 05 JAN 2018. Registration details and payment instructions will be provide by the event contacts listed above.

"see you out there"
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