March into Germany; Crossing the Rhine
The members of the Illiana Historical Association are having a WW2 tactical event to be held at Rice Woods near Koontz Lake,Indiana on the weekend of March 20 - 22,2009.
This event is open to reenactors only and pre-registration is mandatory!
Our goal is to provide an authentic WW2 event with the scenarios being played out in terrain closely resembling that which is mostly historically correct.
This is a primitive site with outdoor toilets,a small HQ building/kitchen/ warming center, hand pump well(naturally spring fed well-no sulfur taste),a large picnic shelter, and 15 or so huge campsites. Terrain has hills, a dried up swamp,valleys, hard packed dirt roads, and heavily wooded with huge trees. 132 acres all at our control.
Each unit will be assigned objectives and expected to work with friendly units to obtain them.This will be a fluid tactical event with orders subject to change dependent upon the scenario as it unfolds.We have scheduled two scenarios morning and afternoon.
The IHA canteen will be open for a continental breakfast and lunch.
(Food and beverages are free, compliments of the IHA).You may also bring your own provisions or eat at one of the many restaurants in the area.
Period campsites are plentiful, free fire wood at each site.(all fires must be attended and extinguished before check out)You may arrive at 1300 hours Friday March 20,2009.
All IHA safety and authenticity rules will be strictly enforced.
Copies are available upon request and are posted on our website at www.illianahistorical.com (http://www.illianahistorical.com/)
We have approval for a limited number of light ww2 vehicles and small tracked vehicles also. Half tracks OK.
The event fee is $20.00.Make checks payable to the IHA.
All class 3 owners should file the appropriate forms with the ATF.
The address of the event is:
Rice woods, 1100east/600north, Groverton, Indiana.
Contact: Rich Gratt at 219-746-4332 or 219-671-4678
Forms are available online at: http://www.illianahistorical. com (http://www.illianahistorical. com)