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23. (2. Oberschlesisches) Infanterie Regiment - Von Winterfeldt
« on: February 15, 2014, 12:50:23 pm »

About the Nr. 23 Infanterie Regiment - Von Winterfeld
The Nr. 23 Infanterie Regiment is a highly experienced, and active regiment that takes pride in its ability as a community to perform outstandingly in any task undertaken. In addition to this, Nr.23 strives to be one of the most disciplined, active and skilled regiments in the community. We value all our players as individuals and realize that every person, whether experienced or new, brings a wide variety of skills to the table. The regiment can offer our members weekly events and training sessions which are proficiently enjoyable and worthwhile. Our rules our simple, but our goals are steadfast - The Nr.23 shall be one of the best regiments that Iron Europe has had the pleasure of meeting with the help of our ever-growing  and active community.

If you wish to join the Nr.23 , add [12te] Murphy, or [12te] Joer on Steam.They will provide you with all the information and finer details that you need to begin your journey of service as a Gemeiner of the Nr.23!

Batallion Regulations

As it has already been mentioned, we are aiming to represent one of the finest regiments that existed, therefore our members must meet our etiquette. If a member is to do well within the regiment they must do their best to follow the Code of Conduct. Following this will lead to promotions if the member is proficient enough to do the task. You must make sure that you adhere to this code at all times! We cannot afford for the regiment to have a bad name, so members are expected to maintain the highest level of discipline that is available. You must read and know the code!

   All members must show respect to both external members of the NW community and members of the regiment. It is understandable that one may not actually respect an individual, but it is expected of one to behave in a courteous manner. Also, jokes are absolutely fine about others, but when it directly attacks an individual in an obvious offensive and inappropriate manner, then it is not acceptable and will result in punishment.
     Members of the regiment are expected to conduct themselves in a disciplinary fashion and behave well when asked of them. Of course, when the atmosphere is more relaxed then one may behave in a colloquial manner, but during events; it is expected that one will do all they can possibly to allow the event to flow smoothly i.e. not messing about and therefore causing problems and delays.
The regiment expects its members to attend events when possible, we understand that of course people have lives and may become busy sometimes, but it is greatly appreciated when members attend all that they possibly can and with greater numbers, comes greater enjoyment. After a period of inactivity, members may be removed from the regiment's roster for this very reason and in order to prevent this from happening, the submission of a Leave of Absence form (LoA) is advised.
     During events, PTS (Permission To Speak) may be put into action and therefore will mean that members must ensure microphone discipline and therefore if they wish to make a useful comment then they should state either in chat or on microphone the phrase 'PTS'; a response will be given by the commander as to whether it is granted or denied and therefore the individual will know whether or not they can speak. Also, PTS is to not to be abused for silly comments, as funny as they may be, they are often not helpful and should be saved for a more relaxed time.

Batallion Ranking Structure

In the Nr.23 you are expected to be active, mature and well disciplined. In order for you to be able to advance up the ranks, you must show that you are capable of following orders, making constructive suggestions and have a good ability at the game. It is also preferred if you are active on FSE and on Steam, but most important is overall activity within the regiment. The co-founders of the regiment will always hold the highest ranks in the hierarchy and you should follow the examples they set: they will always be mature and well behaved, you must follow in their footsteps in order to go far. Do not troll, make the regiment proud! In charge of the regiment at the moment is a Oberst, aided by a Leutnant and two Korporals.

Oberst   Oberst
Oberst-Leutnant   Oberst-Lt
Major   Maj
Kapitan   Kpt
Ober-Leutnant   OLt
Leutnant   Lt
Fahnrich   Fhn
Feldwebel   Fwbl
Unter Offizier   Uffz
Ober-Gefreiter   OGefr
Gefreiter   Gefr
Gemeiner    Gmnr
Rekruit   Rkt

An account of the Nr. 23 Infanterie Regiment - Von Winterfeld

3. The Battle of Rossignol-Tintigny
August 22, 1914

In the early morning hours, the regiment was given the alarm. The morning of the 22nd. broke foggy and dim, as the regiment received orders at 7:30 am to break camp. On order of the Division, the 24th Infantry Brigade with its' attached artillery was to drive up to Affenois and then on to Chaufferkranz by Les Fossés, during which march the II/Field Artillery Regiments 57 was to take Rossignol under fire.

The general situation had suddenly changed on the early morning of the 22nd, in that the High Command had ordered the 4th army, set to the southeast of the Army of the German Crown Prince, which was then engaged in battle with strong French forces along the line Montmedy-Longuyon-Landres and on to the Northeast, and specifically for the VI korps to seize onto the right flank of the (Crown Prince's) attack and cover it. Therefore the Korps order was for the 12 Division to march forward from Leglise to Rossignol.

At about 9:00 in the morning, the veil of fog lifted, and hot burned the August sun, as the detachments marched over to Hamipré, where the II Batt. re-joined the Regiment, in sharp right angles to the south, and together with the Division, marched to Les Fossés.

The Troop order of the 12 Division under the command of Generallt. Chales de Beulieu (right) was as follows:


    Leader: Gen. Major Bollbrecht, Kdr. of the 78th Inf. Brigade.
        Ulanen Regt. 2
        Inf. Regt. 157
        I/F.A. Regt. 57
        2/Pionier Regt. 6

Main Body, in marching order:

    Leader: Gen.Major v.d.Heyde, Kdr. 24th Inf. Brigade.
        Inf. Regt. 63
        II/F.A. Regt. 57
        24th Brigade:
        Inf. Regt. 62
        Inf. Regt. 23
        F.A. Regt. 21
        3./Pionier Regt. 6
        Division-Brückentrain 12
        Sanit. Komp. 15

In the van, I.R. 157 marched with their patrols out, which were struck and taken under fire from all sides by French cavalry in the thick, big forest of Neuschateau. The vanguard troop, the I/157, was immediately involved in a desperate infantry battle. At 9:10 am, the II/157 and the 2/Pionier Regt. 6 were sent into the fight to try to help. The leading left flank of the attack was covered by the 2nd Uhlans, on foot. Without artillery support, which was not possible in the thick forest, J.R. 157 stayed in place, except for the III/batt. and the M.G.K., which were likewise now sent into action, marching forwards.

9:55 am saw the entry into the battle of the bulk of J.R. 63 as they came from the line of march, ordered to go over through the forest from Chiny to Termes, breaking out to the west. They were to protect the flank from enemy positions in Rossignol village should the Division break out from the forest.On the report before marching out of a new enemy force at Sury, received the 24th Inf. Brig. (without II/J.R.23) the order to march against this southwesterly enemy, taking up a ready position by Les Fossés and covering the right flank of the 12th division from here to Rossignol. About 12 noon, the ordered ready position was taken up.

The food was being given out. Then suddenly, Cannon fire! First from the direction of Rossignol, then very soon from the northwest, from Neufchâteau, then on the entire front. No skirmish any longer: a great battle had begun!

The I/J.R. 63 was ahead, still fighting to reach the forest edge north of Termes, when it was recognized that there were strong enemy columns on the march into Termes and Rossignol. The III and II Batl. of J.R. 63 were sent forward. On the edge of the village, and on the northeasterly heights, a fire fight began, soon with increasing vehemence. In this time, the forest battle on either side of the Les Fossés-Rossignol road, with the J.R. 157 and sections of J.R. 63, also increased in vehemence. Rich in number were the lost. The units were actually coming through one another.

The exit of the woods must under all circumstances be forced! Therefore, at 1:10, the 24th brigade received the order, that J.R. 62 should be sent in. At the same time, an order arrived for the J.R. 23 from Brigade; body stays on the march right ahead to Rossignol. J.R. 23 and I./F.A. Regt. 21 follow up through Chauffee to Rossignol. Sections of J.R. 23 attack in sections. I./F.A.R. 21 takes up position following the regiment.

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Re: 23. (2. Oberschlesisches) Infanterie Regiment - Von Winterfeldt
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Re: 23. (2. Oberschlesisches) Infanterie Regiment - Von Winterfeldt
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 05:58:24 pm »
Dat thread.
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