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    Welcome to the 38th North Carolina Company K, J.A.H. Heros von Borke! I look forward to fighting alongside you!
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    Reporting that under the command of Company Commander Lance Rawlings the Company K, 38th North Carolina, Pender's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia... is now re-formed and re-recruiting.
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    Hey y'all! The company has been reformed after the company tool reset, so make sure if you haven't yet, to go ahead and volunteer on there so we can get you enlisted again. Thanks everyone!
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    I'd like to welcome Dylan Schexnayder to the 38th NC Co K! May many a yank fall by your lead!
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    On behalf of the 38th North Carolina Company K, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest recruit, Tim Propst!
    To the Colors!

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    Hello Men of the 38th, and guests!

    We will be going through some drill this week covering Hardee's manual. We will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2:00 pm EST (-5 hours GMT) with the basics of Hardee's Drill and School of the Soldier Part I & II.

    Friday, the 28th at 2:00pm EST, we will review what we learned Wednesday, so don't worry if you didn't make it! We will also be learning Part III of the School of the Soldier

    Saturday, the 29th, at 11:00 am EST, we will learn the applicable information from the School of the Company.

    We will do our best to end the drill with a skirmish, since we like to end with a bang

    ALL PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN DRILL AND THE SKIRMISH! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE 38TH NC FOR THESE EVENTS!

    I hope to see you there!
    Lance Rawlings
    To the Colors!

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    Captain Lance Rawlings, Reporting
    Commanding, 38th North Carolina Company K
    Pender’s Brigade, Hill’s Division


    Greetings Gentlemen,

    The 38th NC Co. K completed its first “official” drill Wednesday, the 26th of October. I am extremely pleased at the competence, quick thinking, and potential of this company. We began with introducing Hardee’s Light Infantry drill manual from 1862, starting with the posts of officers, guides, file closers, and the general formation of the company. Hardee’s gives instructions to officers, sergeants, and corporals, all of which were covered. A short lesson in the fundamentals of commands was given, explaining the three types of commands, and a pronunciation guide pertaining to such.

    We then formed the company, practicing forming from one rank into two ranks, and then counting off. Open ranks and alignments were explained as well. We did a quick run through of the manual of arms, so much as is currently allowed in game. We discussed the different types of dress including left dress, right dress, center dress, and dress on the colors; as well as guide left, guide right, and guide. The company then did remarkably well in firing drills consisting of fire by company, fire by files, fire by rank, and fire at will, firing by the rear rank, and firing in retreat. We covered basic marching such as by files left or right and oblique marches. Forming a column of fours was executed without flaw. We then ended our drill session with a short skirmish, which allowed the company to think tactically in any given situation.

    Overall I am immensely pleased with the performance of the company and continue to have high hopes for our Southern Cause, while fearing greatly for the Yanks, who I almost begin to pity… Almost.
    To the Colors!

    Captain Lance Rawlings
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    Hey y'all! Here is the drill/command guide as requested! I couldn't figure out a way to attach a doc, so send me a telegram if you want the better version!


    38th North Carolina Company K Drill Guide

    This guide contains commonly used maneuvers and how to command them using Hardee’s Light Infantry Drill Manual. It is designed for anyone, from the newest recruit to the Colonel of the regiment, wanting a solid understanding of the manual without having to dissect the entire manual. Look at the back of this guide for command guide.

    Posts of Company Officers
    A “post” is any given position in a company.
    Captain: Right of company, touching with his left elbow.
    First Sergeant: Right of company, rear rank (behind the captain). The first sergeant is also known as the “covering sergeant” because he “covers” the captain. “Cover” simply means to be directly behind someone. The first sergeant moves into the front rank, where the captain was, if the captain steps away from the company.
    Second Sergeant: Left of company, touching with right elbow.
    All other officers are “file closers,” which means they are two paces behind the company, to keep the company together. This will be a very important role in War of Rights, due to lack of awareness and peripheral vision as well as physical contact.
    Corporals are always posted in the front rank, one on each end of the company, next to the sergeants, and one at the end of each platoon break.

    Commands
    There are three kinds of commands.
    1. The command of caution, which is attention
    2. The preparatory command, which indicates the movement about to be executed.
    3. The EXECUTION command, on which the maneuver is executed.
    Example: We are in a battle line, and we wish to march straight forward, nothing fancy. The command would be:
    1. Attention. 2. Company. 3. Forward. 4. MARCH.
    In this situation, attention company is the caution command, forward is the preparatory, and march is the command of execution.

    Forming the Company
    A company will always be formed in two ranks. There is much discussion about how to form the company, because it was never recorded in a manual, though we are given a few hints. We will practice two versions. The first is simple.
    1.Company 2. In two ranks-FALL IN
    At this command, the company simply creates two ranks forming on the first sergeant, and continues to form to his left until all men are in rank.
    The other way to form the company, which would be done starting with one rank, is as follows:
    1. FALL-IN 2. In two ranks, form company 3. Company 4. Right-FACE 5. MARCH 5. FRONT 6. In each rank, count TWOS.
    At command 1, the entire company falls in on the first sergeant, in one rank. Command 2 tells the company what they are about to do. At command 3-4, the entire company (excluding the first sergeant) faces to the right. At command 5, the man who is now facing the first sergeant will go to the sergeant’s rear, but stay right-faced. The following man will dress to the first sergeant, and the man behind him will then go to his right, to be in the rear rank when the company is fronted. This goes on until each man is either in a front or rear rank. It will look like the company has done a “in two ranks, right face.” Then the company will be formed at the command FRONT, which is a left face in this situation. The last thing to do is to count off.

    To Open and Close Ranks
    During inspections, parades, and the manual of arms, it is desirable to separate the rear rank from the front rank, giving ample space for commands to be executed without awkward movement. The company will be at ordered arms to begin with, and at the command given, the rear rank will march four paces backward, to align themselves with the first and second sergeant. The command is as follows:
    1. Attention. 2. Company 3. Shoulder-ARMS 4. To the rear open order. 5. MARCH.
    At the fourth command, the first and second sergeant will set the line for the rear rank, four paces back. At the fifth command the reaer rank will march rearward to the line set by the sergeants. Once the rear rank is aligned, the sergeants will assume their positions in the front rank.
    When the company is to be reformed, the command is simply:
    1. Rear rank. 2. Shoulder-ARMS 3. Close order 4. MARCH
    At which the rear rank will simply walk back into line.

    Dress and Guide
    The term “dress” is used to tell the company what “anchor point” they are to align themselves on. The following are the main “dresses” you should familiarize yourself with.
    1. Company 2. Right-DRESS
    On a right dress, the company aligns themselves on the first sergeant and/or captain. So basically the entire company shifts to the right until all spaces are filled.
    1. Company 2. Left-DRESS
    This is just like right dress, but to shifting down to the left.
    1. Company 2. Center-DRESS
    This dress is used when the company is operated in a regiment, with other companies. You can tell the center because that is where the colors (flags) are placed.
    1. Company 2. DRESS ON THE COLORS
    This simply means to shift towards the colors, which depending on your place in line, could be to your right or left.
    1. Company 2. DRESS ON __________________
    You can fill this blank with nearly anything, though it is typically used to dress on another company.
    The nice thing about dressing is that it is mostly, self-explanatory.
    The term “guide” simply means to base your movements according to what guide is called. For example:
    1. Company 2. Guide-LEFT
    This tells the men to stay to the left side, and to remain in line using the right side as the anchor. You can also do this on the left. The captain and first sergeant will place themselves on the right or left of the company according to what guide has been called. The company will follow the captain and first sergeant, turning when they turn, swerving when they serve. If the command is given to guide, and the captain makes a right turn, you follow, even though there was no “by files right” command given.

    Manual of Arms
    The ranks will be opened when the manual of arms is done. An asterisk is placed by the arms not yet in-game. Shoulder arms will always be done in between each position.
    Present-ARMS* Shoulder-ARMS
    Order-ARMS
    Ground-ARMS*
    Raise-ARMS* Shoulder-ARMS
    Support-ARMS* Shoulder-ARMS
    Fix Bayonet Shoulder-ARMS
    Charge Bayonet Shoulder-ARMS
    Trail-ARMS* Shoulder-ARMS
    Unfix Bayonet Shoulder-ARMS
    Secure-ARMS Shoulder-ARMS
    Order-ARMS
    In-Place-REST Attention. Shoulder-ARMS
    Parade-REST Attention. Shoulder-ARMS

    As you can see, after the two “rests” (not typically put in the manual of arms, but I went ahead and added them) the first command is attention. This brings the soldier back to ordered arms, at which point he will go to shouldered arms upon command.

    Firings

    There are multiple ways to fire at an enemy. We will begin with the basic firings, and eventually we will cover more advanced techniques like “fire by rank, by platoon.”
    First, there are three types of firings. The direct fire, which is straight ahead. The right oblique fire, which is approximately 45 degrees to the right, and its opposite, the left oblique.
    Then there are the different ways to fire: by company, by rank, by files, and at will.
    The fire by company is when the entire company gives off one volley. The command is:
    1. Company 2. Fire by company. 3. Ready. 4. Aim. 5. FIRE! 6. Load
    After a fire by company, the soldiers will remain at the ready until told to aim and fire again. In short, if you have already fired, be at the ready when reloaded.
    If you wanted to add that the company would be firing at an oblique, you would place that command right before aim, so they know where to aim.
    Next there is fire by rank, where the commanding officer will fire the two ranks separately, always beginning with the rear rank.
    1. Company 2. Fire by rank 3. Rear rank 4. Ready 5. Aim 6. FIRE! 7. Load. 8. Front rank 9. Ready 10. Aim 11. FIRE! 12. Load
    Then there is fire by files, where each file, starting from the right (always) will aim and fire. This fire can be thought of as a domino effect. After a fire by file, the company will automatically go to fire at will, which is where the individual soldier loads and fires at his own discretion, while staying in line.
    1. Company 2. Fire by files 3. Commence-FIRE!
    The fire at will following a fire by files will continue until cease fire is called. At this command, the company will load and shoulder arms.

    Facings
    The line of battle, which is the formation of a company (shoulder to shoulder, two ranks) when putting the most fire on the enemy. However, it is rather slow and difficult to march in this formation. To solve this problem, the company can use facings. A facing at its most basic definition is a stationary turn. There are left faces, right faces, about faces, and right-about faces. Facings are the sole purpose that the company counts twos.
    Right Face:
    1. Company 2. Right-FACE
    A rather simple command, but with a lot of moving parts. At this command, every soldier will face to the right, with the number 1’s standing fast, and the number 2’s moving up and two the right of the number 1’s. This creates several lines of four men all facing to the right of the company’s front. This formation is known as “column of fours.”
    A Note on Fronts
    The front is simply the battle line of a company, and the regular formation of the company (two ranks, shoulder to shoulder). On a right face, you would have to left face to get back into the company battle line, so the front is to your left. The opposite is true for a left face.
    Left Face:
    On a left face, the entire company faces to the left, with the number 2 men standing fast, and the number 1 men stepping up to the number 2 man’s left. This creates a column of fours facing left, with the company front to the right.
    Faces Without Doubling:
    If it is desired to remain in two ranks, and not create a column of fours, the command is simply:
    1. Company 2. In two ranks 3. Left (or right) 4. FACE
    There is also the about face. The about face is simply turning around 180 degrees, always turning to the right, to remain uniform.
    1. Company 2. About-FACE
    The company is now facing to its rear, this is also known as being inverted, because the front rank is behind the rear rank. The company front is behind now. To get back into the line of battle/front (with the front rank being in front of the rear rank) the command can be either:
    1. Company 2. About- FACE
    Or
    1. Company 2. FRONT
    The right about-face is the same as the about-face, but used only while already marching.

    Marching
    There are multiple ways to march, as will be covered in the following. If at right shoulder shift when halted, always bring the piece to shoulder arms. Never be standing still while at right shoulder shift unless when conducting the manual of arms.
    To march forward, in any configuration (faced or fronted):
    1. Company, forward 3. MARCH
    To make the company take a left or right 90 degree turn (while in a column of fours or column of twos):
    1. Company 2. By files left (or right) 3. MARCH
    To stop a march:
    1. Company 2. HALT
    You can also march a company at the obliques (left or right 45 degrees angle). You keep your dress in this maneuver, so the entire company is not wheeling 45 degrees, but rather each man is turned 45 degrees.
    1. Company 2. At the left (or right) oblique 3. MARCH
    If you wanted the entire company to turn, you would do what is called a wheel. A wheel is turning the company on a fixed point. You can either halt the company or command forward march once the desired direction is reached.
    1. Company 2. Right (or left) wheel 3. MARCH
    We can also maneuver the company by the flank. This can be tricky, but it is rather simple in theory. First of all, a flank is either side of you, your right or left side. While in a marching line of battle, the commanding officer may wish to do a right face (column of fours) while still marching. This is done by the command:
    1. Company 2. By the right flank 3. MARCH
    To get back into the line of battle, while still marching, you can march by the left flank, which will be like fronting the company if you were halted.
    1. Company 2. By the left flank 3. MARCH
    Now you are back in your battle line.
    If you are marching in a column of fours (being right faced/marching by the right flank) and the enemy appears on your right, it is necessary to change your front to meet them. Your front while marching by the right flank is on your left, but you wish to change it to the right. To do this, the command is:
    1. On the right, by file into line 2. MARCH
    At this command, the rear rank will halt where they are, and the front rank men will continue to march forward, and right face and continue marching onto line with the captain and first sergeant. It is important to remember your place in line in order for this maneuver to be executed well. Once the majority of the front rank is on line, the rear rank will march forward and fall into line behind their file partner (the front rank man who is always sin front of them, vice versa for the front rank man). You now have a battle line facing to what was previously your right.
    If the enemy is right in front of you while marching in a column of fours, you need to create the battle line directly in front of you. The command to do such is:
    1. By company into line 2. MARCH
    At this point, the captain and first sergeant set the position where the captain desires the battle line to be, and the column continues to march forward, each taking their position in the line of battle.



    COMMAND GUIDE
    To Form the Company:
    Option A: 1. Company 2. In two ranks-FALL IN
    Option B: 1. FALL-IN 2. In two ranks, form company 3. Company 4. Right-FACE 5. MARCH 5. FRONT 6. In each rank, count TWOS.
    To Open Ranks:
    1. Attention. 2. Company 3. Shoulder-ARMS 4. To the rear open order 5. MARCH.
    To Close Ranks:
    1. Rear rank. 2. Shoulder-ARMS 3. Close order 4. MARCH
    To Dress:
    1. Company 2. Right (left, or center)-DRESS
    1. Company 2. DRESS ON THE COLORS (or about anything)
    To Fire by Company:
    1. Company 2. Fire by company. 3. Ready. 4. Aim. 5. FIRE! 6. LOAD
    To Fire by Rank:
    1. Company 2. Fire by rank 3. Rear rank 4. Ready 5. Aim 6. FIRE! 7. LOAD 8. Front rank 9. Ready 10. Aim 11. FIRE! 12. LOAD
    To Fire by Files:
    1. Company 2. Fire by files 3. Commence-FIRE!
    To Fire at Will:
    1. Company 2. Fire at will 3. Commence-FIRE!
    To Fire to the Right or Left:
    1. Company 2. Fire by (company, rank, or file) 3. Ready 4. At the (right or left) oblique 5. Aim 6. FIRE! 7. LOAD.
    To Face the Company:
    1. Company 2. Right (or left)-FACE

    To Face the Company without Doubling:
    1. Company 2. In two ranks (or without doubling) 3. Right (or left)- FACE

    To About Face the Company:
    1. Company 2. About- (or right-about if marching) FACE
    To March Forward:
    1. Company 2. Forward 3. MARCH
    To Halt the Company:
    1. Company 2. HALT
    To Turn 90 degrees (while in a column):
    1. Company 2. By files right (or left) 3. MARCH
    To March at a 45-degree Angle:
    1. Company 2. At the right (or left) oblique 3. MARCH
    To Wheel the Company:
    1. Company 2. Right (or left) wheel 3. MARCH
    To March by the Flank:
    1. Company 2. By the right (or left) flank 3. MARCH
    To Form the Line of Battle on the Right, while marching by the Right Flank:
    1. On the right, by file into line 2. MARCH
    To Form the Line of Battle Ahead of a Column:
    1. By company into line 2. MARCH
    Last edited by Lance Rawlings; 10-30-2016 at 09:18 PM.
    To the Colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. P. Hill View Post
    Good work Captain.
    Thank you, sir!
    To the Colors!

    Captain Lance Rawlings
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