2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment [2ER]

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2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment [2ER]

Post by MitchDB » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:55 pm

2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment
[2ER]

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What is our unit?
The Essex Regiment is a Second World War UK based unit that attempts to recreate a realistic portrayal of the British military during the mid 20th century period. We are a serious milsim, meaning that when on operations, members should be serious and follow designated procedures. The Essex Regiment focuses mainly on conventional warfare, meaning most missions will be lively and kinetic. Occasionally we may also perform counter-insurgencies and other less conventional operations.

The Essex Regiment uses a rank system based on the British Army during the Second World War period. In our unit, players will receive promotions and commendations based on their merit and dedication with the unit and not solely based on their role. This means that members will be rewarded for their knowledge and time devoted to the unit.

Who is our unit based on?

We are based on the Essex Regiment. It fought during many of the different campaigns throughout the Second World War. From the battle of France in 1940 until the fall of Germany in 1945. Our unit won't strictly follow all the campaigns followed by the Essex Regiment, but the unit will try to stick as close as possible while keeping gameplay fun and engaging.

The Campaigns
The unit will undertake will follow a chronological order of events mirroring the events of the Second World War. Some of the campaigns the unit will undertake may not be strictly related to the actual campaigns the Essex Regiment conducted as we feel that campaigns such as Norway and Burma will allow for differentiation in combat and environment.


When do we play?

We have two events a week. We conduct exercises and training on thursdays at 2000 GMT (in summer this changes to GMT+1) and operations on sunday at 2000 GMT (again changing to GMT+1 in Summer).


How can I join?

If you're interested in joining our unit, you must be of 16 years of age or above. If you are below 16, it is possible that you may still join the unit but you must have a mature attitude. The interview process will take a bit longer as your place in the unit will be discussed with other interviewers. Be aware that if you are caught lying about your age after being accepted into the unit, you will be potentially removed from the unit. To join our unit, feel free to add and message one of our officers or alternatively come chat to us in our teamspeak:

85.236.100.96:14167


Once you've shown interest in joining our unit, you will be asked to attend an interview at a time that is convenient for you. In this interview, you will be asked a variety of questions including your age, previous milsim experience and questions about yourself. Don't be discouraged by this interview process as it is more to find out more about you and where we think you would fit best. Once the interview process is complete, you will be accepted into the unit. You will be invited into the Steam group and be able to join the Essex Regiment in all its operations and other activities.

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Post by Green » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:22 pm

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Patrolling the Mandate of Palestine:

The year is 1936. The Mandate of Palestine is in open revolt and the British Army has been deployed to reassert British Authority in the region. As part of Operation Mercury members of 2ER conducted a fighting patrol with the intent of finding and destroying any disidents within the region in order to effect thier wider defeat.

If you are interested in joining a British WW2 unit which prides itself on its ingame professionalism and strong sense of community take a look at our steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment.

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Post by Green » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:22 pm

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Patrolling the Mandate of Palestine:

The year is 1936. The Mandate of Palestine is in open revolt and the British Army has been deployed to reassert British Authority in the region. As part of Operation Mercury members of 2ER conducted a fighting patrol with the intent of finding and destroying any dissidents within the region in order to effect their wider defeat. Here we follow the perspective of the section marksman as he and the section engage and destroy the enemy located round a strategically vital bridge over the river Quonduz, named Objective BOURBON.

If you are interested in joining a British WW2 unit which prides itself on its ingame professionalism and strong sense of community take a look at our steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment.

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Post by Green » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:45 pm

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Patrolling the Mandate of Palestine:

The year is 1936. The Mandate of Palestine is in open revolt and the British Army has been deployed to reassert British authority in the region. As part of Operation Mercury members of 2ER conducted a patrol with the intent of FINDING and DESTROYING supplies which were being recovered from hidDen silos by the dissidents. Over the course of the operation the section was able to destroy three such supply caches; neutralising the dissidents capability to continue the fight within the region and allowing the British Forces to make serious headway in thier campaign.

If you are interested in joining a British WW2 unit which prides itself on its ingame professionalism and strong sense of community take a look at our steam group or contact one of our officers for more details.

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Post by Green » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:59 pm

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Battle of France:
The Battle for France has begun. The German Army launched supprise attacks which have overwhelmed Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. Members of 2ER, stationed in the Ardennes at Montherme a strategic crossing over the river Meuse, mounted a hasty defence in depth inflicting significant casualties on the advancing panzers and Infantry and eventually stalling them at the River Meuse. However the cost of this delaying action was high with many injured and a significant amount of material abandoned in the fighting withdrawal.

If you are interested in joining a British WW2 unit which prides itself on its ingame professionalism and strong sense of community take a look at our steam group or contact one of our officers for more details: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment.

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Post by Green » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:53 am

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2ER Conducts Night Fighting Exercise:
Members of 2ER conduct night fighting exercises in preparation for impending operations. The exercise saw the platoon conduct sequential platoon attacks on enemy positions ranging from isolated sentry points to logistic nodes. Night fighting emphasises the effectiveness of suprise and firepower - enabling properly coordinated night attacks to rapidly and effectively destroy the enemy more favourably than daylight attacks. However Night Fighting introduces its own challenges and set of considerations as well as being a more confusing and disorientating environment.

2ER is a Arma 3 Community which thematically bases itself on British Infantry organisation and tactics of the Second World War and immediate aftermath (up too 1967). We pride ourselves on our tactical gameplay; on our engaging, challenging and varied missions; and most importantly on our friendly and welcoming community. If you would like to know more or join a British WW2 unit then take a look at our steam group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment or add one of the group admins on steam.

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Post by Green » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:59 pm

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Invasion of Norway: Close Target Recce
Following the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in mid 1940 the British and French dispatched an expeditionary force to help force the Germans out of Norway. After landing in the advance party the men of 2ER recce'd and then raided a Naval Gun Emplacement taking it out of action and enabling the remainder of the British forces to land on the surrounding beaches. However the raiders were cornered on the headland and forced to fight tooth and nail against the subsequent counter attack.

2ER is a Arma 3 Community which thematically bases itself on British Infantry organisation and tactics of the Second World War and immediate aftermath (up too 1967). We pride ourselves on our tactical gameplay; on our engaging, challenging and varied missions; and most importantly on our friendly and welcoming community. If you would like to know more or join a British WW2 unit then take a look at our steam group here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment or add one of the group admins on steam.

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Post by Green » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:02 am

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Sunset, Sand and Suppressing Fire!
Members of 2ER conducted a series of night and day attacks and ambushes aiming to hone thier urban fighting skills. Accurate and effective firesupport is essential when fighting within and around the urban environment. Within 2ER the Bren Group of each section provides this to good effect, making it an increadibly important element of our tactics.

If you are interested in joining a WW2 Milsim with a friendly and open attitude then 2ER might be worth a look. You can find out more about us on our Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment or by joining and chatting to us on Discord: https://discord.gg/YbXg49h

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Post by Green » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:01 pm

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Exercise Osprey - Mechanised Infantry
Following 2ER's transition to Mechanised Infantry and redeployment to the Middle East the platoon has taken sometime to familiarise itself with the carriers on Exercise Osprey. Exercise Osprey saw the platoon pratice destroying a segment of a frontline and then exploiting through onto supporting positions. The introduction of the carriers opens up a range of new possibilities and increases the fighting endurance of the unit. Exercise Osprey also saw the first run out of the Assault Pioneer Section equipped with demolition charges, 60mm Mortars and Anti-tank Rifles. With the familiarisation period complete we are now ready to join the Battle for North Africa.

If you are interested in joining a WW2 Milsim with a friendly and open attitude then 2ER might be worth a look. You can find out more about us on our Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment or by joining and chatting to us on Discord: https://discord.gg/YbXg49h

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Post by Green » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:25 pm

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Preparation for Operation Musketeer
Whilst still maintaining our core roots in Second World War scenarios 2ER has embarked on a short and exciting foray into the mid 1950s. We will be simulating an Airmobile platoon as it fights its way through the Suez Crisis of 1956. We are using a mixture of Second World War Mods (Like Faces of War) and others to provide the uniforms, weaponry and enemy for this set of missions.

If you are interested in joining a WW2 / Cold War realism community with a friendly and open attitude then 2ER might be worth a look. You can find out more about us on our Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment or by joining and chatting to us on Discord: https://discord.gg/YbXg49h

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Post by Green » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:22 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQ2XFt54Q
Operation Musketeer: 
Following the outbreak of naked aggression between Isreal and Egypt in 1956 and the imperilment of the Suez Canal the British and French Armed Forces have intervened. 2ER, employing experimental air assault tactics, were tasked with raiding a district headquarters in order to dislocate local resistance and were then tasked with seizing a newly constructed airfield intact so that it could later be used by the RAF to police and control the region. 

Overall Operation Musketeer (I through III) was an exciting and welcome addition to our usual missions set in the Second World War with everyone enjoying the increased firepower of the SLR but also lamenting the reciprocal increase of firepower held by the enemy. The role of Airmobile Infantry also provided a myriad of new and challenging situations for the section commanders and allowed the newly formed 137 Squadron to prove their worth in a challenging environment. 

If you are interested in joining a WW2 / Cold War realism community with a friendly and open attitude then 2ER might be worth a look. You can find out more about us on our Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Essex_Regiment or by joining and chatting to us on Discord: https://discord.gg/YbXg49h

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