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October 11, 2020, 06:17:39 pm by Omer Haybo
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Issue #44: "Aftermath of the Holdfast Boom"

RESULTS - Two in the Final Four of EU 1v1 Unrestricted Melee Tournament

As many of our readers may know, our top melee players represented us in the XMG Unrestricted EU Melee Tournament. James Stukov, a veteran tournament player and one of the top melee players on Holdfast, made it to the finals but unfortunately lost in a nerve-wracking match against RektInPeace. Partly to blame for this loss is another top melee player of our regiment, Acez, who faced Stukov in an incredibly tense and long match right in the semi-finals. Stukov may have beat him 7-2, but make no mistake, Acez was a tough nut to crack for Stukov. The fact that two of our top melee players made it to the (semi-)finals is another page in the proud history of melee tradition in the 51st Regiment. Apart from James and Acez, kudos to everybody else for participating and representing 51st Regiment in the tournament. As the leader of Grenadier Company Lieutenant Jamster states, “It is always good for you and the regiment to put yourselves in situations where you are under pressure like in tournaments, to improve your melee”.

The final tournament table can be found below:

51st in the Napoleonic Artillery League Finals

On September 28th, our valiant Artillery Company managed to defeat the KRA in a thrilling 4-3 match. With that, we have reached the finals of the 1st Napoleonic Artillery League. 51st will face KRA in the finals, for the third time in the tournament. Impressively, during the entire tournament we only lost a single match. This match, fought against the KRA, resulted in a score of 3-4 due to a nail-biting last round. We toppped the group stage with a 5-1-0 score. Later on our arty bois defeated KRA 4-3. We wish our Artillery Company the best of luck and good cannoneering in the finals.

Upcoming EU Melee 4v4 (Unrestricted) Tournament (XMG)

On Sunday, the 11th of October at 16.00 BST / 11.00 EDT, there will be a 4v4 group EU melee fight tournament. The 51st is participating with four teams. We're not just bringing our "A Team", but also other teams consisting of members who are interested in improving themselves. The Heroes of Minden is considered our “A Team”, featuring our top melee players. The winner of the 2nd 51st Internal 1v1, Sergeant Guardsman Tachang, will unfortunately not be attending. Two of our other teams, called the Young Guard and the Antiperspirants, are both full of Grenadiers and very good melee players. Big kudos to the Bayonet Brigade as well, with relatively newer members of our regiment ready to test themselves in a tournament.

Check out the tournament brackets and the composition of the teams here:

2/2 in Friendly Group Fight Matches

As part of the preparations for the upcoming group fight tournament and future RGL matches, on the 3rd of October at 21:30 CEST we held a friendly group fight against KRA, and won with a score of 15-10. These friendly matches are opportunities for those who want to join the Grenadier Company and cement 51st Regiment’s place in Holdfast history as the best melee regiment.

Our second match against the 63e took place on Saturday, October 10. The 51st won a more one sided match by 15-5 with an "A Team" of melee sweats. These matches serve as another milestone in our preparations for the RGL tournament. Therefore, if you are hoping for a place in the RGL2, join the melee sweats, practice on the public 51st Melee Server, and attend the melee trainings.

High Command Self Promotions

The regiment's High Command met on September 10 after the linebattle and decided on a number of high-level promotions. Our commander-in-chief Stalker got promoted to Colonel, while our second-in-command Homicidal Puppy was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. And finally, Mark was promoted to Gren Captain. We thank Stalker and all the High Command for their leadership and efforts to keep the 51st Regiment functioning as it has been for so many years now.

Big Thanks To Our Generous Donators

Your donations to the 51st Regiment are very much appreciated, as the regiment relies on donations to cover our monthly expenses, and to offer our members quality gaming experience. Therefore, we would like to extend our endless gratitude to our most recent generous donators, Recruit Jack and Private Seamus O’Toole. A huge thank you to all our Patrons. Without you, we wouldn't be around. It’s your donations to the 51st Regiment that keeps the servers in Holdfast, our TeamSpeak, website, and servers for other games we play together keep running. You can choose to donate to the 51st Regiment through Patreon and PayPal. Check out the #patreon channel on Discord for more information.

The Month of Recruiting Frenzy

We’d like to thank everyone spending time on public servers to recruit new members and to level up our regiment in-game. There were many new players who joined the ranks of 51st, and 37 different people got recruits last month. As you are well aware, more recruits means bigger and better events for us. We appreciate all the hard work done by our recruiters each month. HubblyBubbly was the recruiter of the month for September with 48 new recruits! You can start recruiting and bring the regiment fresh blood. You can find out how in the #recruitment on Discord.

For all the new members, welcome to the regiment! Feel free to spend time in TeamSpeak and get to know everyone! We'd also love to have you spend time with us apart from the trainings and events. We play a ton of games, like Elite Dangerous, Among Us, Phasmaphobina, Hell Let Loose, Squad, and many other games!

Newly Promoted NCOs

As the result of the most recent batch of the NCO trial programme, Acez, Average, Ecko, JamesStukov, Lannes and Omer Haybo have been promoted to Lance Corporal. We congratulate and wish them best of luck in their new role in the regiment. The 51st requires our NCOs to be active and dedicated members within our ranks who will put in time and effort for the benefit of the regiment. If you want to take on administrative duties and you want to put in in those extra hours for the benefit of the regiment, becoming an NCO might be for you. In that case, just wait for the next NCO trial programme to apply if you meet the requirements.

Fundraising for Special Project

We are fundraising for a Napoleonic era-style painting depicting the 51st in a heroic fashion. It's an artwork that will be given back to the community, as a thank you for the dedication and support. You can read all about it in the #art-commission channel on Discord.

That concludes the October 2020 edition of the Minden News.
And don't forget to "Remember Minden"!

Current Schedule:
Monday — Naval Battle — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Tuesday — Siege — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Wednesday — Training — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Wednesday — Public Linebattle — 21:00 CET / 3:00 PM EST
Thursday — Linebattle — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Friday — Game Night — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Friday — Artillery Event — 21:00 CET / 3:00 PM EST
Friday — NA Linebattle — 02:00 CET / 8:00 PM EST
Saturday — Linebattle — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Saturday — Melee Training — 21:30 CET / 3:30 PM EST
Saturday — NA Linebattle — 02:00 CET / 8:00 PM EST
Sunday — Bootcamp & Linebattle — 19:00 CET / 1:00 PM EST

Big thanks to our Patreon patrons!
Hero of Minden:Hunter
Platinum: Hunter
Gold: HubblyBubbly, Sir HighAlot
Silver: Jamster, Psycho_NL, Seaside, Shady, Tachang
Bronze: Doc_Prophet, Fortune, Omer Haybo, Ross Poldark, Sparky, Stalker, VanderAllen
Lead: MarkvA, M4rt3rnus, OriginalHobo, Perkele, Seamus O’Toole, Steiner, VectorScope, vesryn
September 09, 2020, 09:28:47 pm by OriginalHobo
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Issue #43: "Usus est magister optimus."

RESULTS - 1v1 Melee Tournament
It's that time again gentlemen. Another edition of Minden News.

As readers may know, last weekend we had the second regimental 1v1 Melee Tournament. I'm sure everyone will agree with me when I say there was some nail-bitingly close matches. I'm also sure everyone who was watching will have been amazed by the high level of melee skill in the tournament this time around. Noteworthy mentions go to the round fought between Acez v. Copperfield; and the final round Tachang v. Copperfield. There was some really extraordinary melee being played and I'm sure nobody will forget this tournament for awhile!
You can see the final table below:

Prizes have been given out and are as such:
• 1st place - Tachang awarded the rank of Guardsman!
• Most Improved Enlisted - Acez awarded the £10 Steam voucher

Congratulations to Tachang (who now holds the disgustingly beautiful rank of Sergeant Guardsman (Sgt.Gdm)) and Acez on their well deserved achievements!
Kudos to everyone else for participating, it's all good experience and some of you have made leaps and bounds since the last tournament. Keep practising and one day you might hold the coveted rank of Guardsman. We hope to see you attend the next tournament.

Holdfast Update: Expanded Battlefields & High Command DLC
The new Holdfast update is live! Contained in the new update are 8 new maps,, melee changes, new and improved cavalry controls and new gestures. Along with the free updates, there is a new paid DLC with 4 new officer skins and an infantry officer sword! Be sure to check out both the trailer for the update and the Steam store page for the paid DLC!

Napoleonic Artillery League & Artillery Showcase Video
The Napoleonic Artillery League is still ongoing and our Artillery Company boys have been making good progress with their matches. As they were top of the table in their group, they are now through to the final stages with one match to be played before they reach the semi-finals. Currently still in the running for the winners crown are the KRA, 21st, the 26th and the 8thLR. You can see the current fixtures on Challonge.

Our Artillery boys have done very well so far, but it's not over yet! Be sure to cheer them on during their upcoming matches!

Keeping with the Artillery theme, I want to share with you a video made by our very own VectorScope for the 51st Regiment of Foot YouTube channel.
It's excellently made and a fine display of the skill our artillery boys possess! So here it is, enjoy!

Trial NCOs & Recruitment
You may have noticed we have had an intake of new Trial NCOs. Although they are not strictly NCOs yet, they are distinguished with an asterisk (*) in TeamSpeak to set them apart from the ordinary rabble enlisted. We wish them the best of luck in their upcoming challenges.

To end the week, as always we'd like to thank everyone that has been spending time on public servers and recruiting. As you all know, more recruits means bigger and better events for us so we appreciate all the hard work the recruiters do each month. Huge thanks to all our donators and patrons on Patreon too, without you we couldn't function.

It was close, but our top recruiter for the month of August was Omerhaybo! Let me extend a huge thank you to omerhaybo, he has been putting in the work recruiting over the last few months. Be like Omer and get recruiting! We'll love you for it.

For all the new members, welcome to the regiment! Feel free to spend time in TeamSpeak and get to know everyone!

Current Schedule:
Monday — Naval Battle — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday — Siege — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday — Training — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday — Public Linebattle — 21:00 CEST / 3:00 PM EDT
Thursday — Linebattle — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Friday — Game Night — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Friday — Artillery Event — 21:00 CEST / 3:00 PM EDT
Friday — NA Linebattle — 02:00 CEST / 8:00 PM EDT
Saturday — Linebattle — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Saturday — Melee Training — 21:30 CEST / 3:30 PM EDT
Saturday — NA Linebattle — 02:00 CEST / 8:00 PM EDT
Sunday — Bootcamp & Linebattle — 19:00 CEST / 1:00 PM EDT

That concludes the September edition of the Minden News.
Remember Minden!

Big thanks to our Patreon patrons!
Platinum: Hunter
Gold: HubblyBubbly
Silver: Jamster, Psycho_NL, Shady, Tachang
Bronze: Fortune, Stalker
Lead: Acez, Hobo, MarkvA, M4rt3rnus, Steiner, VectorScope

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