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The final Minden News issue that'll be posted on the website. It's been a good run!

Very apt that it's issue #51.

Nice work as always Omer, a great issue! 8)

News / Minden News #50: Cavalry Applications and 'Order 51'!
« on: April 18, 2021, 04:58:17 pm »

Issue #50: "Strike upwards, if you strike at the stars."

Increasing tension between 51st Factions
In the past few weeks there has been an unprecedented increase in violence and rhetoric between the Cool Union of Classy Kingsmen (self styled as the CUCKs), and the self proclaimed Fusilier Council. More recently the Grenadier Company has become embroiled in the conflict. In the past few days, an incident occurred where Grenadier Company members marched on the Classy Union's fort, aptly named "CUCK Hold", while the CUCKs were holding an internal ceremony. What unfolded next resulted in the death and injury of many 51st members on both sides of the divide.

However, an exclusive eyewitness who has asked to remain anonymous, has told the Minden News:
"There was a tense moment, followed by a shot. The CUCKs shot first lmao ... After that, the Grenadiers slaughtered everyone in the hold including yours truly."

I confronted Acting Lord Chancellor of the CUCKs Maverick about this allegation and responded with:
"In my eyes William at the time acted without orders. They walked into the fort and made their aggressions. I believe, with or without action from the CUCKS, it would have resulted in a massacre. Their "Order 51" shows its was planned from the start."

A full video recording of how the events unfolded can be seen at the link below.

As a strictly unbiased regimental publication, we cannot comment on the developing situation with the parties involved. We condemn the recent violent unrest within the regiment.

Holdfast Artillery League Champions!
Huge congratulations are in order for our Artillery Company!

Recently our Artillery Company successfully defended their title as champions in the latest iteration of the Holdfast Artillery League. The competition was hard fought and culminated with our lads facing off in the final against the 63e. However, our Artillerymen and Sappers evidently brought their A-game because the outcome was a resounding clean sweep, with a final score of 3-0. This performance was reflected in the rest of the tournament too. The artillery lads performed exceptionally well from start to finish, winning most of their matches with no rounds lost!

You can see the full results by having a look at the Challonge scoresheet here.

Cavalry Applications - OPEN!
Do you like cool uniforms, horses, and sabres? Maybe even all of the above? Do you also hold the rank of Regular or higher?
Well, put on your spurs and count yourself lucky because as announced on Saturday, applications for Cavalry Company are open once again! As our newest company, Cavalry has been working hard to become a more cohesive unit, this is no easy task for a new group but they've done an amazing job so far and have proved their worth on many occasions during tournaments and events.

If you would like to be part of Cavalry Company you can check out the #cavalry-applications channel on Discord!

XMG EU 3v3 Tournament Results
The congratulations train doesn't stop here, three 51st members formed a team for the recent XMG EU 3v3 Tournament.
The team in question, named Choke Company, was made up of members Acez, RickDickBang, and Dr. Gendalf. They sailed smoothly to victory and have been crowned overall winners. As readers will know, competitive melee can be tough but the three members involved are big names in the melee community. Huge well done on their win!

The full bracket can be seen on Challonge here.

Recent NCO Promotions
Since the last edition of Minden News, readers may have noticed some new NCOs hanging around in events and on TeamSpeak.
Notably, our newest batch of Lance Corporals have passed the Trial NCO stage and have been accepted into the ranks as fully fledged NCOs. Behind the scenes, these NCOs work hard to keep the regiment ticking over and are tasked with completing many of the administration tasks that are required for things to run smoothly. Keep up the good work!

Below is a list of all the recent NCO promotions - congratulations to you all, promotions well deserved!

Lance CorporalsCorporalSergeantsColour Sergeant
Quint the madman         
Omer Haybo     VectorScope         

Grenadier Uniform / Competitive Melee
A little bird told me that a new 51st Grenadier uniform is in the pipeline. VectorScope and the team have put out some fantastic uniforms in the past for the 51st so I'm sure readers are as excited as me for the upcoming release. So, keep your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground for any updates!

Word on the street is that after previous competitive melee match performances, Grenadier Company's competitive team is undergoing some big changes. As I've previously mentioned, the competitive melee scene can be a difficult ride but we have some talented members within the regiment. We wish the boys all the best and I believe they will succeed! "No shitters!"

Current Schedule:
Monday - Naval Battle - 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday - Siege - 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday - Linebattle - 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Thursday - Training - 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 - Melee Training - 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Saturday - Lights Event - 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Saturday - Linebattle - 21:00 CEST / 3:00 PM EDT
Saturday - NA Linebattle - 02:00 CEST / 8:00 PM EDT
Sunday - Bootcamp & Linebattle - 19:00 CEST / 1:00 PM EDT

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: March 30, 2021, 01:50:23 pm »

Jesus what a blast from the past.
The guy who mixed this played in the GMod community I was part of in like 2011 woo

Splendid work as always.
Lots of exciting stuff upcoming!

News / Minden News #48: Linebattles and Tournaments!
« on: February 17, 2021, 12:49:39 pm »

Issue #48: "Novum initium"

Springtime 2021!
The time of new beginnings is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere. As such, now is the time start planting your seeds so you can reap the rewards later.
Statistically, February is the month where the majority of people give up on their New Years Resolutions, but I know that Minden News readers do not give up easily and I know that all of you are very studiously and steadfastly adhering to the promises you made for 2021. Isn't that right, readers?

51st vs. GDE Linebattle
I'm not sure if you have heard yet, but there's a linebattle tonight between the 51st and the GDE, a French regiment. It's regiment versus another with all support companies participating (Lights, Cav., Arty.). The GDE have told us they will be bringing about 60-65 men, so we'll need a good showing to match them. I'm sure it'll be a good linebattle and a lot of fun if nothing else! All those who can make it are strongly encouraged to attend, especially those in specialised companies. So be around or be square.

Wednesday, after training at 21:00 CET / 15:00 EDT.
• Ruleset is here!

Tournaments! Holdfast (Arty, Naval, Melee, Cav) and Rocket League
We have of a lot of tournament related news to get through so I'm going to jump right in

Upcoming tournaments:
Holdfast Artillery League Season 1:
Another Artillery Tournament has begun and our boys are participating following their amazing performance last tournament. Onlookers from last tournament will know it went down to the wire between the KRA and our arty boys last time, so the pressure is on for our arty crew to do defend their crown! More details to follow once the matches get underway. I think the reader will agree with me when I say that I have faith our lads will do us proud.

You can read more details and check the other groups by checking the tournament HAL Challonge link!

1stWA/23rd Naval Tournament
If you fancy yourself a seasoned seaman, you and your crew may be interested in this naval tournament! The 1stWA together with the 23rd and hosting a naval tournament next weekend on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th from 16:00-19:00 CET / 10:00-13:00 EDT.

There are 3 leagues involved with each representing a particular ship.
• 2-Gunner League, with a max. of 5 teams. (4-8 members per team)
• 13-Gunner League, with a max. of 3 teams. (8-18 members per team)
• 50-Gunner League, with a max. of 2 teams. (18-35 members per team)

If you'd like to get a crew together to participate, please contact Ecko with your teams name, league and members!

2v2 Rocket League Tournament
Feel you have what it takes to take on some Rocket League greats with a friend? Well have I got the thing for you! Open to everyone and anyone; there is another 2v2 Rocket League tournament happening very soon. The format is double elimination and will be taking place on 19th February, which is this Friday, at 20:00 / 14:00 EDT! Sign ups are available in our discord in the #rocket-league-tournament channel. The admins hosting the event are Ecko, Dk.fr1908, Omega and VectorScope and if you have any questions or queries, these are the people to ask!

• Sign-up on Discord in #rocket-league-tournament
• Taking place Friday 19th at 20:00 CET / 14:00 EDT

Past tournament results
Internal 1v1 Melee Tournament
There's nothing like a good melee fest and the most recent melee 1v1 tournament went off with great success! There was some fantastic fights between participants, especially during the last few fights with some extraordinary talent being showcased. We've hosted a few of these tournaments now and we hope those who attended enjoyed participating or even just spectating the event. Even if you didn't do as well as you hoped, it's good experience and we hope you use this as an opportunity to improve your melee skills.

The winners are as follows:
• 1st/Guardsman - Lance Corporal James_Stukov
• 2nd - Lance Corporal Acez
• 3rd - Private Turtles

Once again, well done to all those who participated and especially to our winners. You can see the final standings by clicking the 1v1 Melee Challonge link!
Additionally, as you make know, this tournament will be used as an evaluation for potential Grenadiers so stay tuned to see who makes the cut.

1st WA Cavalry Tournament
We recently had two teams compete in the 1stWA Cav Tournament Major and Minor leagues. Our lads did very well with the Major team making it to the finals and coming in second place and the Minor team made it to the semi-finals and achieved third place. Our cavalry lads have been putting in the work over the last few months and the tournament results prove this with each team performing better than some longer established cavalry groups from other regiments. A huge well done to the lads and hopefully they use this opportunity to further improve their skills!

You can see the final standings of each league through their challonge links below:
1stWA Major League
1stWA Minor League

Donators and Recruitment
A huge thank you as always to our donators and recruiters, it's you who keep this regiment ticking over.

We run a number of servers that are used by the regiment, either for Holdfast or for other games we play with the community. If you wish to contribute towards the upkeep costs, you can do so by donating to the regiment via Patreon, where you receive certain benefits, or by donating to our PayPal via the website.

Recently our Discord has been server boosted to Level 3 which gives us a range of perks and benefits including, but not limited to, 1080p 60fps streaming (which is greatly appreciated by Movie Club), an increased upload limit of 100mb and a unique Discord URL, which will help with recruiting!

Speaking of recruiting, if you want to support the regiment in another way, you can do so by recruiting regularly on public servers. The more new recruits that we get allows us to field more men during linebattles, which in turn allows us to run more lines and utilise specialised companies.
More recruits = bigger and better linebattles!

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

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: February 17, 2021, 12:48:48 pm »
Huey Lewis & The News: Hip to be Square

Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: February 17, 2021, 10:39:45 am »
Bad Boy Chiller Crew - 450 ft. S Dog

Macky Gee - Bangers N Mash

These are both, as the kids say, dope and fly.

Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: February 07, 2021, 12:20:40 pm »
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Night

News / Re: Minden News #47: A Napoleonic Wallpaper For You In 2021
« on: January 18, 2021, 04:39:42 pm »
Well done to all those putting in work for the regiment lately! Of course, kudos to Omer for writing up this months article!

Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: January 07, 2021, 09:50:10 pm »
John Lee Hooker And Van Morrison - Baby Please Don't Go

Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: December 27, 2020, 05:45:18 pm »

That was the first single I ever bought, Junkie XL x Elvis Presley  8)

Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love

News / Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« on: December 20, 2020, 09:15:05 pm »
The last stand of the RGL boys has been forgotten.

Rest in peace. Your service will not be in vain.

I didn't wanna bring up a touchy subject, it's a happy time of year after all.

News / Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« on: December 17, 2020, 07:14:14 pm »

Issue #46: "Tempus fugit."

Christmas and New Years 2020
It's the most wonderful time of year! It's December once again and the year is coming to a close. I'm not sure about the reader, but even with the beginning of the roaring 20s, the threat of World War III, Covid-19, toilet paper shortages and lockdowns looming over our heads, this year has seemed to have whizzed by very quickly. In celebration, here's a Christmassy edition of Minden News to bring 2020 to a close!

IMPORTANT: A quick update on temporary schedule changes:
• We will be NOT be attending the Saturday Linebattle on Saturday the 19th, instead we will be attending the BCoF playtest (more info here if you wish to sign up)
• There will be no events on December 24th, December 25th, or December 31st.
• Additionally, some events hosted by other regiments may be cancelled at short notice.

Tournaments this weekend: Holdfast Boxing 2020 and Rocket League 1v1!

Holdfast Boxing Tournament:
Feel stressed after the year we've had? Have you ever felt like grabbing the man next to you in line and smashing his face in? Or perhaps you feel like the NCOs or COs are too hard on you and you want revenge? Well look no further because we have got the thing for you! Our upcoming Holdfast Boxing Tournament will be happening this weekend on Friday the 18th at 19:00 GMT/20:00 PM CET! So get your gloves and shorts on because the winner will be crowned the Heavyweight Champion of the 51st, an impressive title indeed!

For more details and a full ruleset or to sign up, have a look at the Holdfast Boxing Challonge link!

UPDATE: After a spectacular event with a lot of fighters doing very well, the Heavyweight Champion of the 51st is Lance Corporal Acez! Huge congratulations to everyone involved but especially to Acez!

1v1 Rocket League:
Maybe you're a pacifist or maybe Holdfast Boxing just isn't you thing, well fret not because I have another treat in my sack! Following the previous two Rocket League Tournaments, our third 1v1 Rocket League Tournament is happening this Saturday! The previous tournaments have been hugely successful and this time around you don't have to be from the 51st to participate, so invite your friends! Rumours are that the prize is a secret, so shout for your favourite contender and maybe they'll share it with you! It takes place on Saturday the 19th at 21:00 GMT/22:00 PM CET so time to take off your tyre blankets and start your engines !

Unfortunately sign ups are now closed, but have a look at the Rocket League Challonge link for more information!

New Training Format - Opinions?
On Wednesday we introduced a new training format which encompassed interoperability between each of the regimental companies (Centre, Grenadier, Artillery, Cavalry and Lights) by seeing them work alongside eachother in mock linebattles. We are still fleshing out the specifics and getting things perfect but we would to love hear your opinion on how it went if you haven't already told us. Simply drop a comment below!

Cavalry Company Rollout
As readers may have noticed over the last few weeks, Cavalry Company has been fully rolled out and 51st horses are now a common sight during our current events.
This is in part due to the huge recruitment drive in the past month or so by our members which has allowed us to field a lot more men during events. Well done to everyone who helped make this happen and be sure to keep it up. We are glad to have the Cavalry boys on our side and we wish them the best of luck.

As a reminder, you are free to apply to any of the support companies, including Cavalry, once you reach the rank of Regular (Rgl) in the regiment.

Recruitment & Welcome!
Once again, much thanks to our recruiters for their hard work keeping the new blood flowing through the regiment. If you find the time over the next few weeks, be like our top recruiters and be sure to do some recruitment on the public servers!

As always, I would like to extend a warm welcome to any recent additions to our clan and I hope you are all settling into regimental life well. Although our event schedule may be winding down a little given the time of year, there will probably be plenty of us hanging out on TeamSpeak playing games and chatting - feel free to join and have fun!

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 — NA Naval Battle — 02:00 CET / 8:00 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
*Subject to change over Christmas*

To close, Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks for reading the Minden News, As always, remember to.. eh.. Remember Minden!

On a personal note, these articles have been a lot of fun to write so I hope you've enjoyed reading them this last year.

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: December 09, 2020, 11:16:16 pm »
After a hard day at work:

Love this, reminds me of Heilung!

Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars

really nice song, released in 2014 well after he died

Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: November 22, 2020, 09:00:50 pm »
Christy Moore - Minds Locked Shut

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