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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: May 24, 2020, 11:51:48 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcF8Aos4XDA
Bobby "Blue" Bland - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:55:43 PM »
The Waterboys - Red Army Blues
Beautiful song from an underrated band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aupn-91BNwU

I love you Acez.
The Waterboys are a bloody brilliant band but I haven't met anyone outside Ireland who's listens to them :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg-oJKYIinQ
The Waterboys - The Stolen Child
A poem set to music. Written by William Butler Yeats, probably one of Ireland's most famous poets
Beautiful track


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu7AR0-FRro
The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon
Probably their most famous song, a lot more "Pop"-sounding than a lot of their stuff but still good

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:50:09 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-WHRq83hsQ
Damien Dempsey (feat. John Sheahan & Barney McKenna) - A Rainy Night in Soho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nZ4XAnCzxY
Damien Dempsey & Glen Hansard - The Auld Triangle

brilliant renditions of each tune

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News / Re: Minden News #39: Internal 1v1 Melee Tournament
« on: May 10, 2020, 01:37:55 AM »
You spelled Philippines wrong :( Nonetheless thank you for mentioning the liberation of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

oops, fixed  :)

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News / Minden News #39: Internal 1v1 Melee Tournament
« on: May 09, 2020, 05:08:59 PM »



Issue #39: "Quality is not an act, it is a habit."




75th Anniversary of VE Day! - "They gave their lives that others might have freedom"
As readers of the Minden News may know, the 8th of May is VE Day and this years was the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day (or Victory in Europe Day) commemorates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, marking the end of the Second World War in the European Theatre. This was a momentous and joyous occasion for the European peoples, including those from neutral nations, who had endured total war since 1939. However it was marred with sadness for some, with numerous lives lost over the course of the previous six years.

Many of us being Europeans, we tend to overlook the fact that there was further fighting well after VE Day against Japan in the Pacific, whom at this point remained unsubdued, until late 1945.
Whilst the Americans and Australians were tackling the Philippines, the United Kingdom and Empire forces, along with Dutch and American troops, tightened their grip on Borneo.

We tend to overlook the Burma Campaign to an even greater extent, where the United Kingdom and her Empire, along with American, Republican Chinese and Burmese-allied troops continued their struggle against Japanese and Free Indian forces until late 1945. The British Fourteenth Army's nickname, The Forgotten Army, is a prime example of how the contemporary news sources overlooked the Burma Campaign in favour of the developing situation in the Pacific.

INTERNAL 51st 1V1 MELEE TOURNAMENT
Want to compete in a regimental melee event for fun? Fancy yourself a melee player and want to prove your worth? Or maybe you just want to win prizes and bragging rights?

The 51st will be holding a melee tournament within the regiment, which will be taking place the end of this month on Friday 29th May at 20:30 BST/21:30 CEST!
The tournament will be in the style of a 'world cup', this means there will be a Group Stage with groups of 4 players, the top 2 players of each group will go through to elimination style rounds until a winner is crowned. This tournament is open to everyone in the regiment, regardless of rank or company. In addition, there will be prizes given to participants. The Overall Winner will receive the coveted Guardsman rank, the most improved enlisted will receive a £10 Steam voucher and invitations to Grenadier Company may be given to those who show exemplary melee skills throughout the tournament.

To summarise:
• Tournament takes place on Friday 29th May at 20:30 BST/21:30 CEST
• Group Stage will consist of 4-man groups.
• Top 2 players in each group will progress to elimination stages.
• Anyone in the regiment can participate.
• Sign up via the challonge link here.

Prizes are as such:
• 1st place/Overall winner - Guardsman Rank
• Most Improved Enlisted - £10 Steam Voucher
• Invitations into Grenadier Company - Based off performance

Any further questions about the tournament can be directed towards any NCO or Officer.

Recent Recruits & Recruitment
A warm welcome to all recent recruits and newcomers to the regiment! We hope you will enjoy your time here.
You can see our event schedule at the end of this post, but we also play games outside of Holdfast, be sure to get involved in games and spend time on TeamSpeak and give the Discord a look!

Congratulations to Kingsman HubblyBubbly for reaching 100 recruits, be like Hubbly and do your part!
More recruits means more men to put in field during linebattles and other events! We really appreciate any amount of new recruits so do your part and get recruiting!


Current Schedule:
Monday — Naval Battle — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday — Siege — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday — Training — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Thursday — Linebattle — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Friday — Linebattle — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Saturday — Game Night — 20:00 CEST / 2:00 PM EDT
Sunday — Bootcamp & Linebattle — 19:00 CEST / 1:00 PM EDT


That brings the May edition of the Minden News to it's conclusion.
Remember Minden!


Big thanks to our Patreon patrons!
Hero of Minden: Copperfield and Nick Vogel
Platinum: Hunter
Silver: Jamster, Shady, Tachang, Ulfgrim, Whale_Scrotum
Bronze: Fortune, Kitty_DK, Stalker
Lead: Hobo, MarkvA, and Steiner


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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: May 09, 2020, 04:34:32 PM »
Little Richard died today aged 87.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVIttmFAzek
Little Richard  - Long Tall Sally / Tutti Frutti

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6AvWW6uuTw
Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly / Hey Hey Hey Hey


First Bill Withers, then John Prine and Mille.
Now Little Richard.

2020 is taking away too many great musicians :(

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: May 06, 2020, 12:49:57 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIhMLBHbKLs
A House - I Am the Greatest (album)

fucking smashing album, especially 'Endless Art' at 07:05

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: May 04, 2020, 01:50:29 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rClD6sf8wjQ
Heilung - In Maidjan

heretical pagan chanting

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: May 03, 2020, 06:18:18 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkqSLgnSw8E
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom - Full Soundtrack

never did finish this game, ost was great though

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: April 27, 2020, 05:24:22 PM »

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News / Minden News #38: NCO Applications open once again!
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:29:37 PM »



Issue #38: "Stay at home and wash your hands"



NCO APPLICATIONS REOPENED!
Do you want to give that little bit extra back to the regiment? If you answered yes to that question, please consider donating to our Patreon. ;)

On another note, from now until next weekend - we are accepting NCO applications!
The 51st requires our NCOs to be active and dedicated members within our ranks who will put in time and effort for the benefit of the regiment.
If you want to take on some assigned duties and you want to put in in those extra hours for the benefit of the regiment, becoming an NCO might be for you.

We expect that applicants must be at least the rank of Regular.
The full list of requirements and what we expect from potential NCOs can be found on the application thread here.

To summarise:
• Minimum rank of Regular to apply for NCO.
• Submission window lasts one week.
• Apply via the forum thread here.

Any further questions about the role of an NCO or the application process can be directed towards any current NCO or Officer.

Grenadier Company & Artillery Company still recruiting - "Are you doing your part?"
Think you have what it takes to join the Grenadiers and become part of our elite melee company?
Or maybe you would like to estimate cannonball trajectories for your gun crew to fire at in Artillery Company?

As mentioned in previous editions of the Minden News, Grenadier Company and Artillery Company have been recently established are still recruiting new members!
You can find the Grenadier Company and Artillery Company application posts, respectively, below:

• Grenadier Company - Application thread
• Artillery Company -  Application thread

If you have skills in melee or gunnery, do your part for the regiment and apply today!

Recent Melee Successes & More
Congratulations are in order to the 51st Groupfighting team, who last weekend beat the 63e, the final score was 15-4 to our boys.
The team on the day consisted of:
Tachang, James_Stukov, Jamster, HubblyBubbly, Steiner, Average, Hunter, Acez, Doge, Unc0nn3ct3d, Fortune, FireFork, Mark and Dengland

They're a fine example to behold and represent our regiment well in the groupfighting community!

Another member to be mentioned for his performance is VectorScope. He has been putting in a lot of work recruiting members for the regiment - be like VectorScope and get recruiting!
We really appreciate every new member and more members means bigger and better events for us!



Current Schedule:
Monday — Naval Battle — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Tuesday — Siege — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Wednesday — Training — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Thursday — Linebattle — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Friday — Linebattle — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Saturday — Game Night — 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST
Sunday — Bootcamp & Linebattle — 19:00 CET / 1:00 PM EST


And that's the April article for the Minden News.
Stay safe. Remember Minden!


Big thanks to our Patreon patrons!
Hero of Minden: Copperfield and Nick Vogel
Platinum: Hunter
Silver: Jamster, Shady, Tachang, Ulfgrim, Whale_Scrotum
Bronze: Fortune, Kitty_DK, Stalker
Lead: Hobo, MarkvA, and Steiner


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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: April 20, 2020, 03:06:46 PM »
Some cool tracks shared last night on TS

From Acez:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za2Ijm7Am5Y
Christian Larsson - Unshaken (cover) (RDR2 OST)

From dengland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgMzxQW2raE
NF - Therapy Session

From Unc0nn3ct3d:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF1B1dlHEow
Two Steps From Hell - Jump!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w55YCDzZjvA
August Burns Red - Paramount

Track from their newest album ^

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: April 18, 2020, 07:29:37 PM »
Anything Sabaton is always going to be good  ;)

Recently I've been listening to Cliffs of Gallipoli:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltAxoW7ltok

I love Sabaton but I've come across a lot of people that really hate them for reasons unbeknownst to me :-\
The Sabaton History channel on YouTube is compelling too, Indy and Sabaton work really well together



Have some ska/rocksteady & reggae; probably my first real musical love other than Irish folk/trad  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhlqLUGVzr0
The Wailers - 'Brand New Second Hand'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNxNwvjzGM0
Toots and the Maytals - '54-46 Was My Number'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhAec0h4lds
The Pioneers - 'Long Shot Kick De Bucket'



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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:26:54 PM »
Haven't posted in awhile so here's a recap for anyone interested.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuYDKzky4z0
Bill Withers - Use Me
Died recently on 30th March, spent about a week listening to his albums.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZUQ2FdwIyY
Warren Zevon - Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner (Lauren O'Connell cover)
great cover, maybe better than the original


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymnwa6RX5F4
Queens of the Stone Age - If I Had A Tail


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VQDz-1i-nk
Gesaffelstein - Opr


bit of a mixed bag :)

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Off Topic / Re: Post what you're listening to
« on: April 01, 2020, 12:17:38 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnZtFG1xaWo
The Chieftains - March to Battle (Across the Rio Grande)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jT05670l-U
David Rovics - Saint Patrick Battalion

Two songs about the Batallón de San Patricio
up the micks

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