With this thread I want to introduce you to the 29th Infantry Division.
The 29th Infantry Division is a realism unit that started back in the old days of Day Of Defeat. We moved on to the Darkest Hour Mod for Red Orchestra 2 and we also expanded a while ago to Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm and also to the Invasion 44 Mod for Armed Assault 2.
Our unit we are based on the 29th Infantry Division during World War II. As a realism unit we stick to the system for ranks, promotions, badges, weapons and medals that were used in that period of time.
Players that want to join the unit go through a special training called BCT (basic combat training). If they pass BCT they are assigned to a squad and also a role within the squad (machine gunner etc.).
Squads itself are assigned to a platoon and platoons are also assigned to a company. At the moment we have 3 companies with 8 platoons and 18 squads. Together with the staff of the different headquarters we have right now more than 200 members (224 to be precise).
As a member you usually have three drills each week. These are a a drill with your squad (squad drill), a drill with your platoon (platoon drill) and a drill with your company (company drill). In those drills we play through certain scenarios or use the time to practice tactics and teamwork together.
We think that custom maps and custom content was (and still is) one of the main factors that made Red Orchestra 1 and Darkest Hour great. Because of this we also try to support custom maps and custom content for Red Orchestra/Rising Storm. Every sunday at 3pm EST/8pm GMT
we hold a public play session only feauturing custom maps. So if you are interested in checking out the latest custom maps on a full server, this is a good chance to do so. These and other events are held on our Battalion Server which is public 24/7:The session starts at 3pm EST/8pm GMT
29th Infantry Division Battalion Server: 188.8.131.52:7777
You can also find further information on our Webpage[www.29th.org]
If you have any questions, feedback or requests feel free to ask here or add me on steam.