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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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"Until... on Vinegar Hill... the final conclave.
Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave.
They buried us without shroud or coffin
And in August... the barley grew up out of our grave."

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Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2020, 07:22:20 pm »
Lovley!  8)
Merry Christmass friends!
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Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 07:23:18 pm »
Another great read from our Irish News Reporter! I always enjoy sipping from my chocolate milk while reading the Minden News first thing in the morning!

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Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2020, 08:57:14 pm »
Good stuff! Wishing everybody Happy Holidays in advance!
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Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2020, 01:10:00 am »
Great report!

The new Wednesday training is great, it's especially nice for the specials to be able to practice on live test subjects with Center Company. Probably a few kinks left to iron out, but overall it's a great change and I hope the higher ups keep working on it!

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Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2020, 01:00:39 pm »
The last stand of the RGL boys has been forgotten.

Rest in peace. Your service will not be in vain.
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Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« Reply #6 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.
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"Until... on Vinegar Hill... the final conclave.
Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon.
The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave.
They buried us without shroud or coffin
And in August... the barley grew up out of our grave."

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Re: Minden News #46: Christmas 2020, Weekend Tournaments and More!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 02:28:13 am »
Happy holidays and enjoy your new edition of Minden.