Hi, this is Andy Van Der Plaats, or as some folks may also
know me "Dorsai," writing today on behalf of the 'Allied
Command,' the world's largest paintball team. Yes, I said
the world's largest team because the past two years we've
fielded at least 1,700 players The Annual Oklahoma D-Day Event.
My reason for writing you today is to issue an appeal to
join us this year for The Annual Oklahoma D-Day Event. If
you accept and I hope you will, you'll have an opportunity
to meet and play along side some of the very best players
not just from here in the US, but from around the world.
D-Day, as you may already know is a one day event, but it's
also fair to say that it's a week long event as well, because
there's also a whole series of daily mini scenarios and a night
exercise, not to mention nightly speedball. A week is also how
long we have to organize and train everyone who takes part,
so they'll be ready. While it's not mandatory that you come
a week early, we do encourage players to come early so they
can learn the field, as well as how we're proposing to secure
the necessary number of points for our side to win.
Here are three clips which show just one of handful of key
locations, all of which are being fought for simultaneously over
the course of the day. As soon as this objective is secure and
the points are awarded, action for these players shifts without
pause to another objective and so on. Adding to the challenge
faced by hundreds of players are issues like the terrain and of
course insuring that everyone stays properly hydrated.
Utah Beach Assault
Next is a link to a monthly newsletter we've created to help
keep everyone up to date on the progress being made on
getting the site and teams ready for June.
Player registration for the ENTIRE week is just $70.00 and
that includes all your HPA or CO2. Paint is being supplied
by PMI (Kee Sports) and access to the camp grounds,
including use of the showers, is just $5.00 for your entire
Well that's about it except to say thanks for taking the time
to review my invitation. If you've got questions or want to
know which unit might be best suited to your style of play,
feel free to write, or give me a call. I'm available most any
time between 6 AM and 8 PM (eastern time).
Brigadier General Andy Van Der Plaats
J-1, Office of the CofS, SHAEF
"in bello, parvis momentis magni casus intercedunt"