D-Day is often thought of as the day of days with the brutal amphibious landings on Normandy at dawn.  But, hours earlier, the Allies launched a harrowing airborne assault deep behind enemy lines during the darkness of night.
Also, please consider joining us the following morning for D-Day 2024 (details linked HERE).
Friday, June 7, 2024
Coles Family Farm Airsoft Field is located at:  492 River Road, Dayton, Maine, United States
17:00 Parking lot opens; Participants gear up17:30 Check-in tent opens18:00 Gear inspected; Guns chronographedThose who arrive after 6:30 p.m. may not participate.19:00 New-player orientation19:15 Factions finalized19:25 Game briefing at Main Bridge19:45 Insertion to starting locations19:55 Faction mission briefings~20:00 Startex when commanders are ready00:00 Endex; Camp/sleep in West Field
Event TypeObjectives = scoredRole-playing = moderateTimeline = nonlinear/unscriptedRules = intermediateTrigger time = moderatePhysical exertion = moderate
Admission per person, paid on site:  $10
Required ItemsBarrel cover on each airsoft rifleCash or credit/debit card for admission & extrasFlashlight for night operationsFull-seal eye protection (ANSI Z87.1) with a strapHard plastic/metal lower face mask for <15 yearsPortable hydration (at least 16 fluid ounces)Red light for night operationsRed rag (at least 1 square foot)Signed 2023 Waiver unless you already gave oneWristwatch with stopwatch timerDetailed Required Items linked HERE
Field RulesAge minimum = 12 yearsFPS limit = 400fps with .25s (1.86J)Bolt-action limit = 550fps w/ .25s (3.51J) & 100’ MEDFriendly fire counts.Gun hits count.Safety kills are optional.Noise grenades eliminate everyone in the same room.Explosive devices have several restrictions.More Field Rules linked HERE
No Night VisionDue to this event's simulated era, you are prohibited from using night-vision devices, image intensifiers, thermal imaging, or the like.
Semi-Auto OnlyFull-automatic and burst-mode firing are prohibited at this event.  Only one BB is to be projected with each cycle of the trigger.However, we allow the following exceptions to this rule:
Hit & Respawn Rules
Details linked HERE
FactionsYour faction will be determined on game day based on your preferences, your loadout/clothing, your experience level, your friend group, any local airsoft team affiliation that you may have, and our faction size goals:
Self-respawns: Gravesite, Pond, Upper Lot entranceRadio channel: 1 (462.5625 MHz)
Self-respawn: halfway between Campbell & HoodRadio channel: 2 (462.5875 MHz)
Radio CommunicationIf you have a two-way radio, keep it set on your faction’s radio channel.  You may not monitor or transmit on the other faction's channel.  VOX mode, hot mic-ing, and channel jamming are all prohibited.  Please familiarize yourself with your radio and program in its channels before arriving at the field.
Dress CodeThis is not a strict reenactment.  Many participants will show up with modern camo/clothing and equipment.  We will provide you with loaner patches/armbands if your appearance doesn’t clearly indicate your faction.If you have anything, please wear clothing that somewhat resembles any of the military uniforms worn during the European theater of World War II.  For an inexpensive WW2 helmet that looks decent, go online.If you’d like to be with the Allies, you are also welcome to wear a civilian partisan outfit such as the French Resistance.  If you’d like to be with the Germans, you are welcome to borrow one of our loaner helmets:
No Spawn-campingYou and your faction are not allowed to stalk, surround, or fire upon the enemy self-respawn location(s).  Likewise, they're not allowed to camp your self-respawn(s) either.
Campsite SafetyOnly staff who have been approved by the property owner may start and monitor campfires, but you may safely use your own grill or hotplate.
Quiet HoursLoud noises are strictly prohibited from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  Therefore, you may not utilize bang grenades, loudspeakers, excessive yelling, and such during these quiet hours.
SituationParatroopers of the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions are to penetrate Hitler's Atlantic Wall and disrupt the German positions on the Cherbourg Peninsula in an effort to gain tactical and strategic advantages at the start of Operation Overlord.
Assassination ConfirmedThe Commanding Officer (CO), Executive Officer (XO), and every Squad Leader (SL) on each faction will be given a necklace with five dog tags that are to be kept on their person unless/until taken per the following rules.  During their three-minute sit time after getting hit, they must give one of their dog tags to the first enemy who gets close enough to take it even if it wasn’t the shooter.  They must remain seated for the full three minutes regardless of when the dog tag was taken.  If no enemy gets to them within those first three minutes, they do not need to give up their dog tag even if they've decided to wait longer for a friendly player to respawn them in place.  Captured dog tags should be saved and turned in to Game Control at endex for bonus minutes as follows:CO tag = 12 minutesXO tag = 6 minutesSL tag = 2 minutesIdeally, only one tag per officer may be captured per combat engagement.  This means that each officer may use their discretion to refuse to give up more than one dog tag if they had already relinquished one during the same engagement regardless of how many times they were hit and respawned.  With three SLs per side, this gives each faction the potential to earn up to 120 bonus minutes for confirmed assassinations.
ConquestBoth factions are tasked with capturing and holding the largest number of control sites for the longest period of time before the operation ends at midnight.  There are five such control sites which are marked with purple flags on the following map and listed as follows:Adams (Sainte-Mère-Église)Bigfoot (checkpoint)Campbell (Carentan)Hood (La Fière)Main Bridge (causeway)To capture a control site, you must throw your enemy’s flag on the ground and replace it with your own as shown HERE.  There’s no limit to the number of times that the flags may be flipped on a control site, but you’re not allowed to steal or hide the flags.In order to begin accruing minutes for your faction on the control site that you just captured, you must also use the Baofeng radio that is located at the control site to notify Game Control of the flip.  Any delay in radioing the flip will delay the accrual of minutes.  Up to 1,200 minutes may be earned for conquest.  Each faction’s minute accrual will be started and stopped on Game Control’s smart phone.  Everyone with an internet connection may monitor the scoreboard in real time through this URL:  ??
Starting PositionsThe Germans will start the game in control of all five sites and accruing minutes once startex is announced.  They may have players positioned at each of these locations at startex per orders from their commanders.The Allies may start from any of their three self-respawn locations per orders from their commanders.  For greater immersion, they may be transported to these locations by any admin-approved vehicles that may be available on game night to simulate C-47 drop zones.
Area of Operations (AO)
For an interactive map, click HERE.
Correlation to D-DayThe control sites held by the Allies at endex will give them the following advantages at the start of D-Day 2024 the next morning:Adams (Sainte-Mère-Église) = 4 to 8 players (squad) start at Logger's EntranceBigfoot (checkpoint) = 2 players (pathfinders) start at Echo BaseCampbell (Carentan) = 4 to 8 players (squad) start at Gully EntranceHood (La Fière) = 2 players (pathfinders) start at Pallet EntranceMain Bridge (causeway) = 4 players (fire team) start at any respawn treeThe Allied commanders at D-Day will specify which players get to take part in these special insertions.
GoalThere are a total of 1,320 minutes available during this operation.  The faction with the most at endex will be declared the winner!
LeadershipSince you care enough about this event to have read this far down, please consider requesting a leadership role.  Details linked HERE
Swap MeetYou are welcome to buy/sell/trade your airsoft equipment at this event.
Our Commitment to YouThe field managers and event producers will follow through with this operation regardless of the weather.  We are fully committed to delivering everything that we advertise and greatly respect the sacrifices that you make in order to attend our ops.  Your opinions and improvement ideas are valuable to us, so please share them.
This event was produced by Aussie.  If you have any questions, please ask!