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Old 01-16-2013, 05:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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lefft handed,

You'll pay the same for your entry, regardless if you come for three
days or 2 weeks. The difference will be in how much paint and other
goodies you elect to buy. With a dozen or more major vendors there
it's hard not to spend on one deal or another. Just make sure you
sign up early, otherwise they raise the rates starting in late May or
early June.

Entry fee is around 80.00 bucks and there's two grades of paint, the
cheaper is around 65 and the best is about 10 bucks more. You'll also
want to buget for food and don't forget to bring plenty of water, etc.

Camping on site offers you the best deal, so long as you don't need
to go out and buy a tent, sleeping bag and pad. Almost forgot, some
units like the Allied 1st Infantry Division and the 899th Blackcat Tank
Killers also offer food deals which means good eats without cooking.
You can also find food there, or prepare your own.

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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2013 D-Day Tentitive Schedule

Here's a PDF link which will reveals the tentative
2013 D-Day Schedule. Check here for changes
and note that they'll be mini events starting on
that Monday prior to the main event, so show
up as early as possible if you want to get in on
all the fun.


http://www.ddaypark.com/wp-content/u...-Autosaved.pdf

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've never flown to an paintball event before. Can anyone post a good link on the best method traveling by air with your paintball stuff to DDay? or point me to resources on tips and tricks traveling by air with paintball equipment. Thanks
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've never flown to an paintball event before. Can anyone post a good link on the best method traveling by air with your paintball stuff to DDay? or point me to resources on tips and tricks traveling by air with paintball equipment. Thanks
Take the regulator out of your tank (after you empty it) Lots of padding around everything.

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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jjron99,

The advice above is a good start, but before I try and add
anything can you tell me where you'll be flying in from. If it's
here in the US, that's one thing, but something else
perhaps if you're flying in from overseas or Canada.

Most folks who fly to D-Day either head to Tulsa or Kansas City,
then rent a car or catch a ride with one of their teammates. I've
been flying from Ft. Myers FL to Kansas City, MO,. then
driving down, as that's actually cheaper than flying in
and out of Tulsa, but of course it means having to drive further.

You can also find flights into Joplin, MO, which is much closer,
only about 30 minutes from the field, but again
the airfare is higher.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm flying in from Seattle, WA.
What are the advantages (if any)of being in the Allied Team vs being on the AXIS side? Is there a terrain advantage/missions of one side to prefer the other. For someone who just wants to have fun and meet new people, does it really matter?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, the Germans do start on top of the beaches, it seems to be quite the advantage. Allied have more players, and it's a lot of fun to take one of the beaches. There are many units and each have missions assigned to them. How the game plays out will dictate what you end up doing and where you spend your time playing, but your unit will move around according to their command staff and where you may be needed. I remember seeing descriptions for all the units on the D-Day site, and I know in the forums there are German and Allied recruiting threads where people post descriptions and information about their units.

Many people mail their stuff to the bunker and that is what I would do if I was flying, but I'm only a 4 hour drive away. You'll have a lot of fun, your only regret will be not getting there earlier in the week.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:51 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Kahnif is correct, both sides are comprised of a variety of different
groups. The Allied Army has something like 16-17 different units,
each of which has a different mission and personality. Some of
their larger units are also broken down into sub units, again with
different leaders and attitudes.

Generally the Allies are seen as the more serious,
while the Germans like to portray temselves as a
bunch of fun loving pauintballers. Both spend time
prior to the main event getting their players familiar
with both the field, as well as one another. Lots of
'team building' goes on, especially if you're there for
the entire week.

Check the schedule I posted a link to earlier for a
better idea of all the different things that go on over
the week.

Got a question about any of the Allied units, drop me
a note or give my office a call. I'm here to answer
them, as well as to help promote the Allied cause.


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Old 01-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #19 (permalink)
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J-1 Position Opening

The Allied Command is putting out a call for someone
to serve as the group's J-1. If you're skilled programs
like Microsoft Access, know how to create spread sheets
and have the time to spend keeping track of upwards
of 2,000 members, we'd like to talk with you. Here's
a breakdown of what we're looking for;

Typical responsibilities include, but aren't limited to:

1. Whenever personnel reports come from D-Day Park,
you'll need to split the lists up and send them on to the
unit commanders. Also, there is a spreadsheet for Allied
wide head counts which tracks our momentum based on
the closest date from the previous year that would also
need to be sent out. (Usually about once a month)

2. Keeping the allied database up to date (it's in access
so having that or a compatible database software would
be helpful)

3. Fulfilling requests for personnel reports from unit
commanders.

4. Getting reports from D-Day Park during the week of
the event on who we have on site and also getting that
information to both unit Commanders and their S-1's.


If you're interested, we'd like to start off by learning
some things that you think we can do that would improve
the whole personnel process that we had last year. What
worked, what didn't work, and then basic thoughts on
how you would improve them. The D-Day Park is already
saying that they will handle all of the in-processing during
the week of the event, so you would need to think about
that too.

OK, so all this time you thought that the game pretty
much runs itself and that all as as the Staff had to do
is drink, strut around in period uniforms and get our
pictures taken. Well folks I hate to burst your bubble,
but it's better to clear the air now rather than later.

Anyone with an interest in applying for this role is
asked to either give me a call or send me your contact
details so I can pass them up the chain.

Thanks,
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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1st Infantry Division

Some great scenes of this unit's action last year and it's only
going to be better this year. Come and join the 1st Infantry
Division and learn why D-Day is so unique!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCjf...layer_embedded


Enjoy!
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