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    3rd Arkansas Infantry Company A (NA)(Recruiting)



    The 3rd Arkansas Volunteer Infantry
    A Company
    "The Arkansas Travelers"

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    The 3rd Arkansas A Company originally formed from the 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment from the Mount and Blade mod "North and South" many of its former members wanted something more dynamic in the line battle experience. At the time Battle Cry of Freedom seemed like it would be the successor of the NAS mod, that was until War of Rights announced itself. Being that there was active development it was thought at the time time to form a company as a placeholder, we did. From then on over the years many of us backed the project. Today some of those members have moved on while others have stayed. The 3rdArk-A-Co pulls from its roots, many of the current member base are returning from hiatus now that the game has entered early access giving the company a solid command structure, which is tailored to revolve around the WOR community and its game play. The 3rd Ark prides itself for its realism and professionalism, is so much that we make active efforts to interact with other company's and regiments to make our gameplay as dynamic as possible. In laymen's terms Arkys as we call ourselves will not be the cause of trolling, ramboing, out of formation, flame wars, or other non-constructive gameplay/conduct that is detrimental to the 3rd Arkansas/Community image.

    The 3rd Ark strives to give its members an enjoyable experience by using many of the games period correct tactics, commands and formations while balancing for modern gameplay. Below is our rank structure with a brief explanation on what is expected of each rank. These explanations in no way cover everything but they give you an idea of what to expect.


    Rank Structure
    -ENLISTED-

    Private

    This is the bottom of the totem pole, all he has to do is follow orders. The private will be trained in basic drill and marksmanship skills so that he will be able to work in the unit and be decent in combat. He should be able to follow simple commands and be accurate at ranges of around 50-75 yards. He must go through basic combat training in order to advance. Once he has proven that he is capable in combat and following orders. That he is proficient in drill and basic marksmanship. He will now move onto more advanced training in drill and marksmanship, once he completes his training he should know most of the commands and be able to hit targets at ranges of around 100-200 yards.


    -NCO's-

    Corporal

    The Corporal is to be an example to their juniors in how they should act and compose themselves, he will help keep formation in combat and help to maintain a proper line. They should conduct themselves honorably and be respectful to others. They must have some level of leadership skill and be capable of commanding men on the battlefield. They are to be expert marksman and should be able to hit targets out to 300-500 yards. Acts as a second in command of squad sized elements


    Sergeant

    The Sergeant will be responsible for disciplining the men and training them to the highest level possible. He must have good leadership skills and be excellent in drill and marksmanship. He will be responsible for a squad. He will also be responsible in helping guide troop movements and keeping the men in order.

    1st Sergeant

    The 1st Sergeant must be a leader and be capable of commanding large groups of men. He is to meet the needs of the men below him, and make sure that they are being trained properly. It is his job to take after action reports, and to make sure that the men maintain a good standard of readiness. He will also be the main recruiter for the company.

    -OFFICERS-

    2nd Lieutenant

    The 2nd Lieutenant is the junior of the officers. He will be second in command of one platoon. He will help the senior officers with selecting men for promotion and managing men in the company. He will help schedule and organize events and training. He will need to know how to lead men in combat and be a decent strategist. He needs to know how to do things by the book but should also know how to improvise when the situation dictates.

    1st Lieutenant

    The 1st Lieutenant's role is similar to the 2nd Lieutenant, He has command of a platoon. He will be responsible for screening the men to see who is ready for promotion and who is capable for leadership positions, he also acts as the next in command for the Captain.

    Captain


    The Captain is the head of the company, it is his job to lead them men into combat. He is responsible for every man below him; the well being of the company rest on his shoulders. He must make sure that every man below him is doing their job and preforming adequately. He must be competent in all roles below him. In this post he runs the company from behind and in front of the scenes.



    Recruiting
    The 3rd Arkansas is recruiting! Na and EU members that are aged atleast 16+, who are able to be a part of team, follow basic commands and orders and who are willing to contribute time and effort are encouraged to leave a message here on the forums with the following below.

    Name:
    Age:
    Time Zone: NA/EU
    Have or Willing to get Discord: Y/N
    Company/Regimental Experience if any:

    Example:
    "Age: 23
    Time Zone: NA
    Have or Willing to get Discord: Y
    Company/Regimental Experience if any: 26th NC, 3rd Ark, 1st RGJ, 10thRM"


    Alternatively you may add any of our staff below through steam, enlist on the company tool or join discord for an interview.


    Event Schedule

    Monday - Nothing Scheduled
    Tuesday- Nothing Scheduled
    Wednesday- Nothing Scheduled
    Thursday- Nothing Scheduled
    Friday- I Corp EU Event
    Saturday I Corp NA/EU Event
    Sunday I Corp NA Event

    Not all events are attended even though we have them scheduled. This is due to the EU/NA nature of the company. While we would like to attend all of the events listed we make allowances for our international players. While you might miss one event you have the opportunity to attend another. Weather or not events are attend will be determined by the number of troops present and the highest ranking nco/officer will make the call either go or not. During the week we may populate servers for recruitment and game play purposes, we may attend adhoc events depending on troop strength and attitude. The discord is also open for any who wish to hangout, play other games, or just lobby ghost the choice is up to you.

    Company Contact Information


    Officer's Steam

    Captain Wilson

    1st Lieutenant Verlock



    Non-Commissioned Officer's Steam




    Discord
    https://discord.gg/u2t6s6h


    Diplomatic Section

    The 3rd Ark A Co is present in many of the WOR community discords/forums/teamspeaks/steam groups. Should there be a need to contact the 3rd Ark A Co, senior officers or senior nco's are asked to friend an officer on steam or join the discord to sort out any business.

    The 3rd Arkansas A Company is a proud member of I Corp as a support company.



    Regimental History




    The 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment (May, 1861 – April 12, 1865) was a Confederate Army regiment during the American Civil War, and the most celebrated unit from that state. Formed and initially commanded by Colonel Albert Rust, and later falling under the command of Colonel Van H. Manning, the regiment was part of the Army of Northern Virginia serving under General Robert E. Lee. The regiment served for the duration of the war, from the late months of 1861 through to the Surrender at Appomattox Court House in 1865. They were the only Arkansas regiment to serve the entire war in the east, where most of the major battles were fought. They were also the only Arkansas regiment to initially sign up for the duration of the war, with all other regiments from that state signing on for a one year enlistment.

    From its induction into the Confederate Army, the 3rd Arkansas would go on to become one of the most distinguished and well respected Confederate regiments of the war. However, prior to their first battle actions, the first impressions of them by their fellow Confederates were, by written accounts, were not good to say the least. In several accounts, relayed by author and historian Mauriel P. Joslyn, the regiment was first seen as a poorly dressed and poorly equipped lot of ignorant country boys. Once proven in combat, however, those opinions of them would change dramatically.

    The regiment was ordered to the mountains of West Virginia, where it performed arduous and discouraging service in the campaign on the Gauley and Cheat rivers. This was followed by hard marching under Stonewall Jackson (whom Col Rust later described as "an impracticable old schoolmaster who said grace before he ate and prayed before going to bed") in the Valley Campaign. The regiment was engaged in the battles of Greenbrier and Allegheny. Under General Jackson at Winchester, in January, 1862, the 3rd Arkansas marched to Bath and Romney, returned to Winchester, and was ordered thence to Fredericksburg and assigned to the brigade of Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes. Colonel Rust was promoted to brigadier general about this time, and was transferred to a command in the western armies. Van Manning was promoted to the colonel of the regiment succeeding Col. Rust.



    Colonel Van H. Manning, Commander, 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment

    The 3rd Arkansas was engaged in the battles of White Oak Swamp, June 3, 1862, in J.G. Walker's brigade, on July 1, 1862 participated in the battle of Malvern Hill. In July, 1862, the ranks of the 3rd Arkansas was augmented by the addition of nearly 140 soldiers from the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Battalion. The Second Arkansas Battalion had been organized in October, 1861, from three companies of volunteers from El Dorado, Hot Springs and Pine Bluff. In June, 1862, the 2nd Arkansas Battalion was decimated while leading an assault on the Federal position at Beaver Dam Creek, and its commander, Major William Naylor Bronaugh, mortally wounded. The War Department disbanded the battalion and transferred its survivors to the 3rd Arkansas.

    On September 17, 1862, at the Battle of Antietam, Companies A and L of the 3rd Arkansas were decimated. On September 25 the few survivors of Company L were transferred into Company A and Company L ceased to exist. Thus the regiment was reduced to ten companies, the normal complement for an infantry regiment. Col. Manning was seriously wounded during the battle.

    In November, 1862, the 3rd Arkansas was assigned to the famous Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia. The Confederate War Department had determined that the troops would benefit from being brigaded with regiments from their home States. At this time, the standard brigade organization consisted of four regiments. There were three Texas regiments in the Army—the 1st, 4th and 5th—and only one Arkansas regiment. It was therefore decided to group these four western regiments together. The Third Arkansas remained an integral part of Hood’s Texas Brigade until the end of the war. The first engagement that the unit participated in as part of the Texas Brigade was the Battle of Fredericksburg in December, 1862. The regiment was not engaged at Chancellorsville, being detached with the rest of Longstreet's Corps at Suffolk. The 3rd Arkansas acquired a reputation as tenacious fighters, often finding themselves in the thickest fighting on the battlefield, such as their presence at the "sunken road" during the Battle of Antietam. Their most famous action was while serving as a part of the Texas Brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg, at the Devil's Den, where they took heavy casualties while serving under General John Bell Hood. Its place in the front of Hood's assault meant it was one of the first units, if not the first, to be heavily engaged during the second day of the battle. The regiment was commended for gallantry in that action, while under the direct command of Brigadier General Jerome B. Robertson, fighting in and in the vicinity of the "Devil's Den".

    The regiment was transferred with Longstreet's Corps to Tennessee in September, 1863 in time to fight at the Battle of Chickamauga (where Major Reedy was mortally wounded). The unit went of to participate in the battles of Chattanooga, Wauhatchie, and in the siege of Knoxville, Tennessee, returning to the Army of Northern Virginia in the spring of 1864. The regiment suffered heavy casualties later in the Battle of the Wilderness, during which they lost many of their commanding officers in addition to heavy losses in their ranks. In that battle they lost Colonel Van Manning and Lt. Col. Robert Samuel Taylor, both of whom were badly wounded and captured, in addition to Major William K. Wilkins who was killed in action. The regiment continue the fight at Spotsylvania, and on to Cold Harbor. The regiment was at Deep Run on August 6, 1864; at Petersburg during the siege by Grant, at High Bridge and Farmville during the closing day of the war in 1865.

    By the end of the war, the Texas Brigade as a whole, which included the 1st, 4th, and 5th Texas, and the 3rd Arkansas, had only 617 men remaining out of a total of 5,353. The 3rd Arkansas Infantry is entitled to the following campaign participation credit:

    Operations on Cheat Mountain, West Virginia, September 11–17, 1861.
    Skirmish, Elkwater, West Virginia, September 11, 1861.
    Skirmish, Point Mountain Turnpike, West Virginia, September 11–12, 1861.
    Skirmish, Petersburg, West Virginia, September 12, 1861.
    Engagement, Greenbrier River, Cheat Mountain, West Virginia, October 3–4, 1861.
    Operations in the Valley District and against Romney, West Virginia, November 26, 1861 to February 21, 1862.
    Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Virginia, May 31 to June 1, 1862.
    Skirmish, Gill’s Bluff, Virginia (Company F), June 20, 1862.
    Seven Days Battles, Virginia, June 25 to July 1, 1862.
    Engagement, Turkey Bridge (Malvern Cliff), Virginia, June 30, 1862.
    Campaign in Northern Virginia (Second Bull Run Campaign), August 16 to September 2, 1862.
    Maryland Campaign, September 3–19, 1862.
    Siege, Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, September 13, 1862.
    Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), Maryland, September 16–17, 1862.
    Action, Bolivar Heights, West Virginia, September 19, 1862.
    Operations in Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia, October 26 to November 10, 1862.
    Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12–15, 1862.
    Siege, Suffolk, Virginia, April 11 to May 4, 1863.
    Skirmish, Somerton Road, Virginia, April 15, 1863.
    Skirmish, Somerton Road, Virginia, April 20, 1863.
    Action, Edenton Road, Suffolk, Virginia, April 24, 1863.
    Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 to August 1, 1863.
    Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1–3, 1863.
    Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19–21, 1863.
    Siege, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 24 to November 1, 1863.
    Campaign, Knoxville, Tennessee, November 4 to December 23, 1863.
    Siege, Knoxville, Tennessee, November 17 to December 4, 1863.
    Assault, Forts Saunders and Loudoun, Knoxville, Tennessee, November 29, 1863.
    Operations about Dandridge, Tennessee, January 16 to January 17, 1864.
    Operations about Dandridge, Tennessee, January 26–28, 1864.
    Wilderness Campaign, May 4 to June 12, 1864.
    Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5–7, 1864.
    Battles of Spotsylvania Court House, Laurel Hill, Ny River and Fredericksburg Road, Virginia, May 8–21, 1864.
    Assault of the Salient, Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864.
    Operations on the line of the North Anna River, Virginia, May 22–26, 1864.
    Operations on the line of the Pamunkey River, Virginia, May 26–28, 1864.
    Operations on the line of the Totopotomoy River, Virginia, May 28–31, 1864.
    Battles about Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 1–12, 1864.
    Assault, Petersburg, Virginia, June 15, 1864.
    Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865.
    Assault, Petersburg, Virginia, June 18, 1864.
    Engagements at Deep Bottom (Darbytown), Strawberry Plains and New Market Road, Virginia, June 27–29, 1864.
    Engagements at Deep Bottom, New Market Road and Darbytown Road, Virginia, August 13–20, 1864.
    Engagement, Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Virginia, October 27–28, 1864.
    Appomattox Campaign, March 28 to April 9, 1865.
    Assault and capture, Petersburg Lines, Virginia, April 2, 1865.
    Surrender, Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

    When General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, only 144 men of the 3rd Arkansas remained out of the 1,353 mustered into it from the start of the war.





    Commander's Intent
    Keeping with the realism theme that the game has been set in it is my intention to run the 3rd Ark Company A in a manner that matches the rest of the community such as using period correct formations, orders and tactics.

    About the Commander

    As the Captain of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry Company A let me introduce myself. My name is Chance Wilson, Wilson to you guys. I've been playing Mount and Blade Warband since 2012. Mostly playing NW for the time in between now and then. I started out and spent most of my NW career in the 1st Royal Green Jackets under Colonel Sharpe learning how to fight as a riflemen. During my years in the 1st RGJ I made my way up through the lower NCO rank's and finally to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. With the skills learned from working as a British line/skirm reg I joined the 26th North Carolina under Major General Chadric in the NAS mod and worked as an artillery gunner, gaining valuable knowledge in that art before taking skills from those and joining the Army of the Potomac General Staff. Which is where I got experience in regimental direction, event making/running, diplomacy and other skills related to my post as staff lieutenant. This set the stage for when I joined the NA Union Army 2nd Corps, under Major General Royal who later promoted me to the post of Brigadier General of 2nd Brigade "Falcon". I commanded as general for a few months before I moved on and took command the 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment. Recently I have been commanding a small company here in war of rights, either in events or through pub games in which I've commanded platoon and company sized elements. The game may have changed, but I like to think that all those skills will come in use for when the game is finally released and we see the battles of the civil war play out.
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    Last edited by Wilson; 12-13-2018 at 04:19 PM.
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    good luck son
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    One of my favorite stories of the war comes from the 3rd Arkansas at Antietam/Sharpsburg. The 3rd Arkansas and 27th North Carolina had been detached to defend a battery and were formed in a pseudo brigade under the command of John Cooke. A Federal assault had lulled and Cooke thought it would be a good time to counter-attack. So as he is barking out orders a low private from the 3rd Arkansas walks up to him and asks if he can lead the boys in to a tune very nonchalantly. Cooke still in battle mode turned to him and screamed something along the lines of "As long as it's a square dance tune!" So the 3rd Arkansas charged to the tune of Granny will your dog bite. Another cool part of the story is that the charge routed several Federal units but came too close to the Federal artillery and started taking severe canister fire. Cooke saw this and rode up to the color bearer and asked what the hell he was doing? The color bearer out of breath looked up at him and said, "I'm just trying to stay ahead of that Arkansas Feller!"

    Sharpsburg was the Arkansans' first real combat as they had only been in a few skirmishes up to that point and a few weeks before it they really embarrassed themselves. One night one of their picketts heard hooves and raised the alarm because he thought it was Federal cavalry. The Arkansans rush to a stone wall and several of them hurt themselves hopping over it only to see a herd of cattle come around the bend. Other regiments in the army ridiculed them by saying "Here's your cow Arkansas!" No one would mock them again after Shaprsburg.
    "Well Govan, if we are to die then let us die like men."

    "The order must now be 'follow,' not 'go!'"

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    Interestingly enough there was also a company of Kentuckians that served with the 3rd Arkansas. When the 3rd was moving east they landed in Nashville and ran into a company of Kentuckians who wanted to fight so Van Manning just said "Fvck it, wanna roll with us?" and they did.
    "Well Govan, if we are to die then let us die like men."

    "The order must now be 'follow,' not 'go!'"

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    Congrats! Welcome to the CSA!

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    That's cool, and thank you Hill
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    Nicely done Sir!

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