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Author Topic: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina  (Read 9552 times)

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Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« on: October 01, 2008, 08:10:59 PM »
Event Flier:

W.W. II Reenactment
November 15, 2oo8


Hosted by:
101 Airborne/326Engineers, The Windhund
Living History Group, and
Va. Allied/Axis Association

Location:
13763 Hwy 903
Halifax, NC 27839
(Class 3 address)
Exit 168 (NC 903) off I-95

Arrival:
Friday Nov. 14 between 3pm and 10pm
Saturday Nov. 15 between 7am and 9am

Operation:
The event will be a generic ETO, WTO battle for a German-
Belgian Border town circa November 1944. All Western front- ETO
units are invited. The event will involve both offensive and defensive
battles by Allied and Axis units, including an urban Battle with an
area containing 12 buildings of which 3 will be open to battle in.
The battle will take place all day long with a start time of 0930 and
an end time of 1700, (9:30am-5:00PM). Light Wheeled vehicles allowed,
if in doubt as to vehicle restrictions, just ask. Period tentage
required, with some indoor sleeping arrangements available on a first
come first serve basis on request.

Participant Admission:
Reenactors:
$20.00 (pre-registration due on October 30, 2008)
Non-Combat Reenactors: $10.00
Vendors: Free
Vehicle Owners: Free
Event Information/ registration email
Tettau1@yahoo.com and/or algreen53@yahoo.com
No Live ammunition on the grounds

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 08:12:19 PM »
It is going to take place on the grounds of a 4-H camp. We get to use almost 900 acres of the 2000 acre site. Like the flyer says, there are a dozen buildings, and we get to shoot from and run around in 3 of them. The buildings are up on a hill, with corn fields nearby, and makes a nice village. There are a couple streams to cross, and woods with horse trails big enough to drive a jeep down. I've looked over the site, and I think it'll be an awsome event. Hope to see y'all there! Franz.

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 08:12:19 PM »
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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 07:08:58 PM »
On October 18th, they are having Halifax Harvest Days. It's like a really small fair. But one would get the chance to check out the future battlefield, see a couple public battles, and meet some reenactors. It is free!

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 08:11:01 PM »
Preregistration is due by October 31st. The USO club will be open for a get together Saturday night after the event, with 1940's music and units bring their own refreshments. Allies and Germans will switch between offense and defense on 900 acres, so both will have well rounded fun!

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 08:02:37 PM »
You can register and pay at the gate, so you can show up even if you haven't preregistered. We are also looking for umpires if anyone is interested. You must be at least 18.

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 07:05:23 PM »
Directions:
From I-95 Northbound, go south to exit 168, (NC903) and turn right at top of ramp,(NC903 South) go approximately 3 miles and site will be on left, take left onto Dog Pound Rd, entrance about 30 yards on right, watch for signs.

From I-95 Southbound, go south to exit 168, (NC903) and turn left at top of ramp,(NC903 South) go approximately 3 miles and site will be on left, take left onto Dog Pound Rd, entrance about 30 yards on right, watch for signs.

From US 301 North, travel to Halifax NC, turn right on NC903, go approximately 2 miles and site is on right, travel to far side of property, take Dog Pound Road on right, entrance about 30 yards on right, watch for signs.

From US 301 south, travel to Halifax NC, turn left on NC903, go approximately 2 miles and site is on right, travel to far side of property, take Dog Pound Road on right, entrance about 30 yards on right, watch for signs.

From points west (I-85) take US158 (Norlina) exit off I-85, travel east US 158 to Littleton NC, continue east, approximately 8 miles and take a right onto NC903 south, watch signs immediate right then a left turn, travel to I-95 cross interstate, go approximately 3 miles and site will be on left, take left onto Dog Pound Rd, entrance about 30 yards on right, watch for signs.

From US64, travel to I-95, from I-95 Northbound, go south to exit 168, (NC903) and turn right at top of ramp, (NC903 South) go approximately 3 miles and site will be on left, take left onto Dog Pound Rd, entrance about 30 yards on right, watch for signs.

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 05:10:31 PM »
It was a great time at the event, even though it rained the night before. The dorms were made available, so most slept in comfort. There were about 70 folks at the event, with a few more germans than allies. Guess the rain scared them off. But the weather Saturday was dry and the action fierce. Allies sprinting through thin woods to advance on the edge of town. Fighting around the buildings to push the allies back out. Shootouts in the scrub on one flank of the town as allies attempted to flank. And later, the german CO with escort attempted to rejoin the rest of the german force, and managed to fight it's way through the allied lines. Hopefully we will be able to do it again next year without weather scaring folks from coming. Thanks to all those who came, and hope to see y'all again!

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 02:23:36 PM »
An awesome event, Kestrel, as are all the 116th's events. Thanks for having us.
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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 04:44:44 PM »
Thanks for coming Bill. Enjoyed having the company of our american friends, even if you shoot at us.  ;D

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 07:44:19 AM »
Curious... "Kestrel" = "Giggles"?

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 05:22:31 PM »
Indeed!

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2008, 09:03:40 AM »
Will this event happen in 2009? I am on NC coast. Have not been to a good event in some time!

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008, 07:19:48 PM »
We usually have a West Front event at about the same time every year, but have not decided where to have it yet. Check this forum sometime around August.

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Re: Western Front Event in NE North Carolina
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