June 11, 2010
Day of Days Zero Hour
Join Battlefront Paintball and 1st Strike the night of June 11th for the initial airborne invasion of Europe. Game runs from 9 PM to 1 AM and costs $5. Onsite camping is available and free of charge. Bonfires will be lit near objectives to improve visibility and all players will be issued glow bracelets to help indicate which team they are on. Players are encouraged to bring tac lights to this one.
Allied airborne forces begin the invasion of Europe shortly after 00:00 hours on the Day of Days. First in were the elite pathfinder units, who marked out drop zones on the ground for the rest of their divisions. Paratroops deployed on the flanks of the invasion zones to seize important bridges and road junctions. Most units are scattered and disorganized at first, but take up the fight wherever they land. The initial widespread dispersion of the 101st Division is not an unmixed evil. German units are initially confused by the scattered drops and for some time are unable to estimate the magnitude of the invasion. In consequence, reaction was slow and uncertain.
June 12, 2010
Day of Days
Elements of the 1st and 29th Infantry Division begin landing on Omaha in the early morning hours and face off against the German 352 Infantry Division. Omaha was the most heavily fortified of all the landing zones, with high bluffs defended by mortars, machine guns and artillery. Minefields and barbed wire would further slow the advance of the American troops. The ambitious Day of Days objectives set by SHAEF lay far inland and thousands of determined German troops stand in the way.
A much larger Omaha Beach with improved defenses this year will turn the initial landing into a real meat grinder. In addition, German players will have access to mortars and the 1st Strike anti-tank gun to complicate matters for the Americans. As the airborne portion of the battle will have taken place the night before, there will be no airdrops on D-Day as there were last year, allowing the Germans to keep all eyes forward. Should be a terrible mess for the Americans trying to get off the beach.
Pre Reg is only $25.00 or you can pay $35.00 at the door.