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August 22nd : The Munsters at Mons (or The Affair of Etreux) - Rifle/Gren/Mort Only

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Commemorating the heroic action of the 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers at Etreux, August 27th, 1914 which bought the BEF 12 hours of retreat and continued survival.

Where: Training Server

When: August 22nd, 2009 @ 1400 EST / 1300 CST / 1200 MST / 1100 PST / 1900 GMT all other TZ consult: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

In Game Location: Catillon, Fr (standing in for Etreux which is just down the river)

Allies (the 2nd Battalion RMF, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, BEF) will defend Etreux against the Axis Hordes.

What to Spawn: RIFLE, GRENADIER, MORTAR **ONLY**

No -

SMG

LMG

Sapper

Sniper

etc.

Want to know more about the Affair at Etreux?

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18811&mode=threaded

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww1frenchcemeteries/etreux.htm

Gradually, the fusiliers left the village

and after a final burst of fire, they leaped

to their feet and ran for it. Unknown to

the Munsters, the German 19th Reserve

Infantry Division (who were some miles

away) heard the fighting and anticipated

the fusiliers' next move to the village of

Etreux. The Germans moved into the

village and waited.

As the Munsters edged their way

towards Etreux, they were surrounded.

The rattle of musketry and the booming

of guns could be heard everywhere; the

air itself vibrated. On all sides, the dead

lay in huddled heaps, while the

wounded, with grey faces, tried to rise,

or crawled in maimed agony a little

further on to die. Bit by bit, the shattered

remnants of the battalion fell back into an

orchard. The German forces surrounded

them with a ring of shells and bullets. As

the hours passed, ammunition could

only be renewed by taking what was left

from the dead and dying. Gradually, the

German's crowded in on them from all

sides and, at 9.15 p.m., the little band of

not more than 250 men were over-

powered. They had held out against at

least 9 battalions for nearly 12 hours.

On the next day, about 1500 wounded

Germans were assembled in the village,

this number did not include the

casualties at Fesmy and Oisy. The

Munsters were allowed to bury their

dead comrades, at least 110 men, in the

orchard which had been the scene of

their last stand. (In 1921, the orchard was

bought, a wall was built around it, with

iron gates facing the Extreux-Landrecies

road. On the 4 June, 1922, Father Francis

Gleeson performed a dedication cere-

mony in the cemetry).

Allied Sign Ups:

Bluekill (CO)

Gunnie

Axis Sign Ups:

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So I presume this is an open event? I didn't see anything about any sort of sign ups.

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So I presume this is an open event? I didn't see anything about any sort of sign ups.

You can sign up if you like :)

It's pretty much open, however I will take official sign-ups from anyone who wants to volunteer for leadership positions or otherwise formulate plans for either side.

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I will take official sign-ups from anyone who wants to volunteer for leadership positions or otherwise formulate plans for either side.

I willz!what do ya gotz.

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I willz!what do ya gotz.

Command and coordination of the British or Axis, that's pretty much it :)

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Ah man, Bluekill took command? Now I'll have to be there to help kick some butt ;). I'll be Allied.

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