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Omer Haybo
January 16, 2021, 03:21:05 pm by Omer Haybo
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Issue #47: "A Napoleonic Wallpaper For You In 2021"

Napoleonic Era Artwork Ready!

The 51st Regiment of Foot commissioned a Napoleonic era digital painting from artist Gabriel Tan. The artwork was crowdfunded entirely by 51st members, both through individual contributions and our Patreon. We think the result is absolutely fantastic, which depicts a valiant 51st line led by an officer volleying the French. Thank you to all contributors and our Patrons. The artwork will be used by the regiment for different purposes, such as the background and header of the website, Discord invites, and other promotional material. You can contact Captain Mark on Discord to receive a 4K version of the artwork. Corporal VectorScope, who created our uniforms, will touch up the final version of the artwork which will soon hang on many walls.

Acez Floated Like a Butterfly, Stung Like a Bee

On December 18, our members did not fight in melee arenas or in all-charge during a linebattle. Instead, boxing rings were set up and we all spilled blood and smelled like pigs, during the first Boxing Night of the 51st Regiment of Foot. Lance Corporal Acez emerged as the last man standing in the ring and won the tournament. Glory to our melee sweat, as apparently he does not even need a bayonet to kill enemies!

Up and coming melee player and perhaps future boxing champion Grenadier CableFre finished the tournament in second place. Third place went to the most active member of our regiment, who makes the enlisted steady in the lines with his deep voice and huge experience: Sergeant Major Unc0nn3ct3d.

Hats off to Corporal VectorScope for organizing the event as smoothly as the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship Match.

Lance Corporal Average Earns a Cross of Valor

On Thursday, January 14th, 2021, Lance Corporal Average showed an exceptional performance in the line battle and was awarded a Cross of Valor, Third Class. He defeated five enemy combatants as the last man standing. He faced extremely skilled melee players in a highly tense all charge situation. He managed to maintain his composure and slew four enemies before emerging on top against the final enemy in a nail-biting duel. He was even praised by our commander-in-chief Colonel Stalker during the parade, where he was awarded the Cross of Valor.

Despite being a member of the artillery company, he was also part of the last regimental groupfighting roster. Previous recipients of the Cross of Valor can be found in the #medal-recipients channel on Discord. We offer our congratulations to Average and thank him for his excellent melee performance.

Cavalry Tournament Hosted by 51st is Starting

Our newest company, the cavalry company, has been very active in recent months and has been steadily working on trainings its members and defining its tactics. One of cavalry companies' members, Fusilier MacTire has now organized the 51st Cavalry Tournament. The tournament format will be three-versus-three cavalry battles, using both melee and carbines. It will take place on January 16th and 17th at 17:00 CET/11PM ET.

If you can find two other members just register through the #cavalry-tournament channel on Discord. You can optionally have reserve members. Sixteen teams have registered so far.

NCO Applications Are Open!

Do you want to give back the regiment a bit more? Do you want to have more responsibility in and out of the game, including the possibility of leading our lines in linebattles? Applying for the NCO program is your chance if the answers to the above questions is a resounding "yes".

If you hold at least the rank of Regular and you are interested in becoming an NCO, check the #nco-applications channel on Discord to post your application. If your application gets approved, you will enter the three month trial program. You will learn the in-game and administrative responsibilities of an NCO, you will take commanding lessons from the leaders of the regiment, and you will be expected to show the standards of an exemplary member of the 51st Regiment. Getting into the program is not a guarantee of becoming an NCO! You will be informed whether you are accepted as NCO or not at the end of trial period.

Hurry up though! Applications will close soon.

Recruitment & Welcome!

Thank you to our recruiters for their hard work in bringing new blood to our regiment. You can always do recruitment while playing on public servers. Check out the #recruitment channel in Discord for the recruitment messages. The regiment's top recruiter Corporal HubblyBubbly is reaching new heights. He has recruited 240 members so far. We are incredibly thankful for all he has done. He was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Third Class for his unmatched recruitment numbers. Lance Corporal Omer Haybo is also going strong, with ninety recruited members.

We'd like to once again welcome our new members. We hope you enjoy your time in the 51st Regiment. Feel free to hop on to TeamSpeak, hang out with us play Holdfast or other games. You can always join and have fun!

Current Schedule:
Monday — Naval Battle — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday — Siege — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday — Training — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday(biweekly) — NA Naval Battle — 02:00 CET / 8:00 PM EDT
Thursday — Linebattle — 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 — 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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December 17, 2020, 07:14:14 pm by OriginalHobo
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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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