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Regiments / Re: Regiment List
« on: May 15, 2022, 04:57:27 am »
- Regiment Name : 19th "Yorkshire" Regiment of Foot
- Faction : United Kingdom
- Class : Line
- Based : NA
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Community / Re: BCoF State Allegiance List
« on: May 07, 2022, 04:33:26 pm »
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Regiments (Game Clans) / Re: Virginia Military Institute [NA/EU]
« on: March 05, 2022, 06:43:12 am »

Like the old days
The Boys are back in town

Regiment Name: Virginia Military Institute
Class: Line
Expected attendance: 10-15
Regiment leader's Steam name: You have me
Do you have read and agree to the rules ?: Yes

Bumpy from the Pretzel

Regiments (Game Clans) / Re: Virginia Military Institute [NA/EU]
« on: March 02, 2022, 01:42:21 am »

Events: NA / Re: 20thME BCoF Monday Rotational Event
« on: February 28, 2022, 10:52:01 pm »
Regiment Name: Virginia Military Institute
Class (Line, Skirmishers, Cavalry, Artillery): Line
Expected attendance: 10-15
Regiment leader's Steam name: You have me
Do you have read and agree to the rules ?: Yes

Regiments (Game Clans) / Re: Virginia Military Institute [NA/EU]
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:19:29 pm »
Good luck Papa Whetz
Thanks Midnooter. God bless you young man and may you get all the shekels your precious hands can touch.

Regiments (Game Clans) / Virginia Military Institute [NA/EU]
« on: February 27, 2022, 05:50:37 am »













The VMI consider ourselves to be a relaxed, lenient, and serious community. We play the game to have fun, to shoot some muskets and watch
our shots wreak havoc upon the enemy, and most importantly have some laughs along the way. Trolling, however, is not tolerated. Though we
like to have fun, we understand there is a time and a place to mess around heavily. Events are not those places to do so. If you're lookingfor a
semi-serious environment with a regiment that likes to fire mass volleys and bayonet charges primarily, then the VMI might just be for you!
Don't hesitate in reaching out!

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HISTORY OF THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE                                                                                                          Founded, 1839

Early History

In the years after the War of 1812, the Commonwealth
of Virginia built and maintained several arsenals to
store weapons intended for use by the state militia in
the event of invasion or slave revolt. One of them was
placed in Lexington. Residents came to resent the
presence of the soldiers, whom they saw as drunken
and undisciplined. In 1826, one guard beat another to
death. Townspeople wanted to keep the arsenal, but
sought a new way of guarding it, so as to eliminate the
"undesirable element." In 1834, the Franklin Society, a
local literary and debate society, debated, "Would it be
politic for the State to establish a military school, at the
Arsenal, near Lexington, in connection with Washington
College, on the plan of the West Point Academy?" They
unanimously concluded that it would. Lexington
attorney John Thomas Lewis Preston became the most
active advocate of the proposal. In a series of three
anonymous letters in the Lexington Gazette in 1835,
he proposed replacing the arsenal guard with students
living under military discipline, receiving some military
education, as well as a liberal education. The school's
graduates would contribute to the development of the
state and, should the need arise, provide trained
officers for the state's militia.
         After a public relations campaign that included Preston
meeting in person with influential business, military and
 political figures and many open letters from prominent
supporters including Alden Partridge of Norwich
University, in 1836 the Virginia legislature passed a bill
authorizing creation of a school at the Lexington arsenal,
and the Governor signed the measure into law. The
organizers of the planned school formed a board of
visitors, which included Preston, and the board selected
Claudius Crozet as their first president. Crozet had
served as an engineer in Napoleon Bonaparte's army
before immigrating to the United States. In America, he
served as an engineering professor at West Point, as
well as state engineer in Louisiana and mathematics
professor at Jefferson College in Convent, Louisiana.
Crozet was also the Chief Engineer of Virginia and
someone whom Thomas Jefferson referred to as, "the
smartest mathematician in the United States." The board
delegated to Preston the task of deciding what to call the
new school, and he created the name Virginia Military
Institute. Under Crozet's direction, the board of visitors
crafted VMI's program of instruction, basing it off of those
of the United States Military Academy and Crozet's alma
mater the École Polytechnique of Paris.
So, instead of the mix of military and liberal education
imagined by Preston, the board created a military and
engineering school offering the most thorough
engineering curriculum in America, outside of West
Point. Preston was also tasked with hiring VMI's first
Superintendent. He was persuaded that West Point
graduate and former Army officer Francis Henney
Smith, then professor of mathematics at Hampden–
Sydney College, was the most suitable candidate.
Preston successfully recruited Smith, and convinced
him to become the first Superintendent and Professor
of Tactics.

Civil War Period


VMI cadets and alumni played instrumental roles in the
American Civil War. On 14 occasions, the Confederacy
called cadets into active military engagements. VMI
authorized battle streamers for each one of these
engagements but chose to carry only one: the battle
streamer for New Market. Many VMI Cadets were
ordered to Camp Lee, at Richmond, to train recruits
under General Stonewall Jackson. VMI alumni were
regarded among the best officers of the South and
several distinguished themselves in the Union forces
as well. Fifteen graduates rose to the rank of general
in the Confederate Army, and one rose to this rank in
the Union Army. Just before his famous flank attack
at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Jackson looked at his
division and brigade commanders, noted the high
number of VMI graduates and said, "The Institute will
be heard from today." Three of Jackson's four division
commanders at Chancellorsville, Generals James Lane,
Robert Rodes, and Raleigh Colston, were VMI
graduates as were more than twenty of his brigadiers
and colonels.
         On 14 May 1864, the Governor of Virginia once again
called upon the cadets from VMI to participate in the
American Civil War. After marching overnight 80 miles
from Lexington to New Market, on 15 May 1864, 247
members of the VMI Corps of Cadets fought at the
Battle of New Market. This event marks the only time in
U.S. history wherein the student body of an operating
college fought as an organized unit in pitched combat in
battle (as recognized by the American Battlefield Trust).
This event was the 14th time VMI Cadets were called
into action during the Civil War. At New Market, in a
matter of minutes, VMI suffered fifty-five casualties
with ten cadets killed; the cadets were led into battle
by the Commandant of Cadets and future VMI
Superintendent Colonel Scott Shipp. Shipp was also
wounded during the battle. Six of the ten fallen cadets
are buried on VMI grounds behind the statue "Virginia
Mourning Her Dead" by sculptor Moses Ezekiel, a VMI
graduate who was also wounded in the Battle of New

General John C. Breckinridge, the commanding Southern
general, held the cadets in reserve and did not use them
until Union troops broke through the Confederate lines.
Upon seeing the tide of battle turning in favor of the
Union forces, Breckinridge stated, "Put the boys in...and
may God forgive me for the order." The VMI cadets held
the line and eventually pushed forward across an open
muddy field, capturing a Union artillery emplacement,
and securing victory for the Confederates. The Union
troops were withdrawn and Confederate troops under
General Breckinridge held the Shenandoah Valley. On
12 June 1864 Union forces, under the command of
General David Hunter, shelled and burned the Institute
as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864. The destruction
was almost complete, and VMI had to temporarily hold
classes at the Alms House in Richmond, Virginia. In April
1865 Richmond was evacuated due to the impending fall
of Petersburg and the VMI Corps of Cadets was
disbanded. The Lexington campus reopened for classes
on 17 October 1865.

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Commissioned Officers

Colonel - Col
Lieutenant Colonel - LtCol
Major - Maj
Captain - Cpt
1st Lieutenant - 1stLt
2nd Lieutenant - 2ndLt
Non-Commissioned Officers

Cadet Sergeant Major - CSgtMaj
Cadet Quartermaster Sergeant - CQSgt
Cadet Ordnance Sergeant - COSGT
Cadet First Sergeant - CFSGT
Cadet Sergeant - CSGT
Cadet Corporal - CCpl
Enlisted Men

Cadet Lance Corporal - CLCpl
Cadet Private First Class - CPFC
Cadet Private Second Class - CPSC
Cadet - Cdt

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Commissioned Officers

Colonel Whetzel
Lieutenant Colonel Redbeard
First Lieutenant CJ
Non-Commissioned Officers

Cadet Sergeant Major Kilo
Cadet Second Sergeant Raider
Cadet Corporal Odin
Enlisted Men

Cadet Lance Corporal Fox
Cadet Lance Corporal Oppous
Cadet Private First Class Chaz
Cadet Private First Class Killin
Cadet Private First Class Lovelytag
Cadet Private First Class Woody
Cadet Private First Class Fruit
Cadet Private First Class Shrek
Cadet Private First Class MrPickles
Cadet Private First Class Josh
Cadet Private Second Class Hugh McDowwel
Cadet Private Second Class Optimus
Cadet Private Second Class Locke
Cadet Private Second Class Bumpy Baby
Cadet Private Second Class Robot Rat
Cadet Zulu
Cadet Saggy
Cadet Matt
Cadet John
Cadet Nigrone
Cadet Eric
Cadet Albin
Cadet Zlat
Cadet Pedestrion
Cadet Bae Nae
Cadet Byrd
Cadet Fireguy
Cadet Funkrat
Cadet Lone
Cadet Cleburne
Cadet Grim Titan
Cadet FlowBeatBox
Cadet IronPally

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Confederates / Re: Virginia Military Institute [New Thread]
« on: February 07, 2021, 01:15:09 am »

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