Battle of Antietam (American Civil War Theme) 10/6/2012 @ GF Outdoor Field NJ

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  1. GodfatherAirsoft

    GodfatherAirsoft New Member

    Scotch p

    Godfather Airsoft & Tactical Presents...
    The Battle of Antietam
    Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10am-4pm
    $25 Entry Fee


    GF Airsoft Club
    (Look for the Blue Mail Box)


    The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties on both sides.

    After pursuing Confederate General Robert E. Lee into Maryland, Union Army Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan launched attacks against Lee's army, in defensive positions behind Antietam Creek. At dawn on September 17, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee's left flank. Attacks and counterattacks swept across Miller's cornfield and fighting swirled around the Dunker Church. Union assaults against the Sunken Road eventually pierced the Confederate center, but the Federal advantage was not followed up. In the afternoon, Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside's corps entered the action, capturing a stone bridge over Antietam Creek and advancing against the Confederate right. At a crucial moment, Confederate Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill's division arrived from Harpers Ferry and launched a surprise counterattack, driving back Burnside and ending the battle. Although outnumbered two-to-one, Lee committed his entire force, while McClellan sent in less than three-quarters of his army, enabling Lee to fight the Federals to a standstill. During the night, both armies consolidated their lines. In spite of crippling casualties, Lee continued to skirmish with McClellan throughout September 18, while removing his battered army south of the Potomac River.

    Despite having superiority of numbers, McClellan's attacks failed to achieve force concentration, allowing Lee to counter by shifting forces and moving interior lines to meet each challenge. Despite ample reserve forces that could have been deployed to exploit localized successes, McClellan failed to destroy Lee's army. Nevertheless, Lee's invasion of Maryland was ended, and he was able to withdraw his army back to Virginia without interference from the cautious McClellan. Although the battle was tactically inconclusive, it had significance as enough of a victory to give President Abraham Lincoln the confidence to announce his Emancipation Proclamation, which discouraged the British and French governments from potential plans for recognition of the Confederacy.

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  2. MrGoodkat

    MrGoodkat Active Member

    I feel like there will be an unfair balance of noobs on the confederate side because of the camo options.

    Otherwise, looks good!
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012

  3. Scarred

    Scarred Active Member

    I think it will be hard to pretend M4s are muskets.
  4. GodfatherAirsoft

    GodfatherAirsoft New Member

    Scotch p
    players will have to load one BB at a time in thei magazines. shoot. then reload another BB for the next shot (joke)

    this is not a reenactment...think of it as a re imagining of the civil war with modern weapons
  5. Rainbow

    Rainbow New Member

    What would you expect the turn out to be? I don't want to go to an event with no players
  6. Urbanprodigy

    Urbanprodigy New Member

    Basically saying, "this is modern, but we can say "we like Slavery" throughout the day" so therefore, it is the civil war
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
  7. GodfatherAirsoft

    GodfatherAirsoft New Member

    Scotch p
    depending on weather, we usually range 30-100+ players at our events. if you check out our facebook events page, you can see who's going, chat with others before the game, detailed mission info, etc.

    urbanprodigy> whatever floats your boat. as long as you call your hits
  8. EmpireOps

    EmpireOps New Member

    Yeah I do see this to possibly be an issue.. Hopefully everything will turn out well.
  9. bbattlefield

    bbattlefield New Member

    Funny how I just had a test over this battle in history... I was thinking the whole time about how cool it would be to have a ar15 in the civil war... But anyway seems like a cool airsoft event.