Operation Scythe is a mission based milsim operation September 28-30. IT is one 280 acres of playable land with room for camping. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw4SFMFr_ho[/ame] Detailed game information and updates can be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Milsim-LLC/412387952152122#!/events/258435667608141/ and Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rockymtnmilsim You may register for this event at: http://operationscythe.eventbrite.com/ OPERATION: SCYTHE SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2012 AO OPENS AT 1500 HRS FRIDAY AND CLOSES AT 1500 HRS SUNDAY TRAINING, INTELLIGENCE AND PLANNING OPERATIONS BEGIN 1600 HRS FRIDAY. LARGE-SCALE COMBAT OPERATIONS BEGIN 0930 HRS SATURDAY AND CONCLUDE 1200 HRS SUNDAY. LOCATION: ATWOOD, COLORADO (1.5 HRS NORTHEAST OF DENVER) CAMPING IS AVAILABLE ON-SITE. THE AO IS ALSO WITHIN A 15 MINUTE DRIVE OF STERLING, COLORADO AND 30 MINUTES OF FORT MORGAN, COLORADO. BOTH HAVE SEVERAL HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. Background As the Fall of 2014 approaches, the United States government is nearing its breaking point. The European Union has dissolved into anarchy and the Crash of 2013 has destroyed more than 50% of the America’s wealth. The ensuing deflationary spiral, unemployment, and skyrocketing treasury rates have placed the federal government on the brink of insolvency. In a bold effort to regain the initiative both politically and economically, the President issued an executive order to nationalize oil and natural gas production within Northeast Colorado, home of the Niobrara formation, the world’s richest source of natural gas. The oil companies were all too willing to have their assets confiscated once the President pledged a full-scale invasion of Iran, with the oil companies to divide the spoils. The President is banking on the combination of war and cheap energy to revive the economy, keep the country solvent, and silence the ever-louder calls for his resignation. Nationalization did not sit well with oil workers. In response to protests and refusal to work, the President declared the roughnecks members of the United Auto Workes by executive order, and sent UAW officials to keep them under control. When violence followed in Northeast Colorado, the President declared martial law and placed especially militant workers in “citizenship” camps, released only to work the oil fields under National Guard supervision. This led to deteriorating morale among the guard units assigned to the project, with some even deserting to join the fledgling American Independence Movement (AIM). Comprised primarily of retired military veterans and local National Guard units, AIM leaders frequently appear on conservative radio and television talk shows, and the movement grows in popularity by the day. The Supreme Court is days from issuing an order invalidating the President’s executive orders declaring martial law and establishing work camps, and Congress has prepared articles of impeachment, to be voted upon as soon as the Court’s decision is handed down. Fearing not only removal from office, but that the country may be on the verge of civil war, the President has approved Operation SCYTHE. To silence and ultimately end the uprising, the United States military is to forcibly occupy select broadcast facilities nationwide and locate, corner, and neutralize AIM and its leadership in Northeast Colorado. While capture and detention of AIM members is the goal, force is to be met with overwhelming force. Above all, the President cannot show weakness in a time of national crisis. As an officer, or former officer, in the United States military, you have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America… Against all enemies, foreign and domestic… Which leaves you with just one question, one not faced by members of your fraternity for 150 years… Who is the real enemy? TEAMS UNITED STATES – ACU, MULTICAM, DESERT MARPAT, ATACS-DE, OR US DESERT PATTERN. AIM – WOODLAND, TIGERSTRIPE, CIVILIAN OR ANY OTHER NON-CURRENT OR NON-US GREEN CAMO REGISTRATION – OPENS 8.15.12 AT MIDNIGHT Player fee - PRIORITY REGISTRATION - $50 before 8.25.12 REGULAR REGISTRATION - $75 until 9.15.12 LATE REGISTRATION - $100 after 9.15.12 Vehicle fee - $100 (limited availability, subject to approval) Additional player options such as catered food and special missions TBA, but Early Registration Players will have first choice. A COMPLETE RULESET SPECIFIC TO THIS GAME WILL BE AVAILABLE WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE OP. BIO BBS ONLY.