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2019 Grand Muster AAR
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:45:52 am »
9, July 1898 (+121)

To: The ladies and gentlemen of the GAF at large
Copies to: (Bvt.) Major General U. S. Scout (Ret.),
(Bvt.) Col. Drydock Chief of Staff,
(Bvt. ) Col. Dusty Tagalon Adjutant ,

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit my report following the 2019 Grand Muster of the Grand Army of the Frontier

By Monday afternoon I had completed the mowing and most of my other preparations Tuesday Silver Creek Slim and Micah and I traveled to nearby Ord to retrieve the targets. By Afternoon most of the rest of the staff had arrived and we finished placing the targets. Wednesday was spent checking toilet paper, installing shade, placing benches and tables, ect. Thursday, Quickfire, Broken Nose Scotty, Lt. Col. Silver Creek Slim, Lt. Col. Ned Neiderlander, Col. Drydock Col. Sagebrush Burns, Dr. DeMentos, Hawkeye Hefner, Whiskey Double, and myself shot the main match stages to ensure that everything was set up correctly and so that we could RO the stages once the main match commenced.

Our mess consisted of 40 shooting participants excluding camp followers. This broke last year?s record participation.
 
Friday morning operations commenced with the Expansion Era Match and side matches.

The Main match used the same skirmish format as the Expansion Era Match did. All of the stages this year commemorated the struggle to retain control of the empires of the World. Rattlesnake jack wrote the documentation which was available to read in camp and can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r9b7th1AVgy9mULHNXjBs9yCuOMY8Mzn?usp=sharing
Saturday evening, we retired to The Comstock Lodge for the banquet. The Ladies and the men seemed to quite enjoy the facilities. While there, door prizes were awarded. While the match was still being shot, I totaled the scores so that the medals and certificates were awarded to the Ladies and the men following the banquet.

Sunday morning, following my family?s church attendance, my staff and members of my Council of War met to evaluate the Muster and discuss possible improvements in equipment, logistics and execution.


The Stu Kettle Memorial Gun Shoot Thingy Award was won by Col. Ned Niederlander for having the lowest total time.

Nebraska Won the Division Plate award for the Grand Muster Division Challenge.

Here I should thank a number of people: The Broken Bow Lions Club for sponsoring the insurance; Lt. Col. Ned Neiderlander, his efforts building camp equipage, Targets and props. Col. Drydock, Cpl Broken Nose Scotty, Ned Niederlander, Quickfire, Silver Creek Slim and Micah, Sagebrush Burns, Dr. Dementos, Hawkeye Hefner, Whiskey Double, and all of whom arrived early for arriving early and helped set up and shot the match on Thursday so that they could RO the match for participants. Ira Scott and Hakeye Hefner for donating the use of their UTVs for moving participants between the stages. And finally Capt. Delmonico.
 
Evaluation of the Muster is ongoing, but the consensus is that the format is optimal but improvements can and will yet be made.

I request that participants of this match place their report in this thread as well.

Scores can be found at:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r9b7th1AVgy9mULHNXjBs9yCuOMY8Mzn?usp=sharing
I remain, Your Ob'd Servant,
Jerry M. "Pitspitr" Davenport
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 09:51:41 am »
Apparently CasCity's new forum software doesn't allow for as large files as the previous software did. The only way I can find to attach the pdf files is to put them in a Google Drive folder and share that folder with a link.
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 11:05:37 pm »
HINT:

Anxiously awaiting the posting of photos and such by other Muster participants since, as usual, I didn't get any photos myself! 
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 11:57:51 am »
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 01:04:26 pm by Pitspitr »
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 06:39:43 pm »
How about other participants ... got photo to share?  ???
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 02:25:08 pm »
I am working on setting up a section on the Images page of http://www.grandarmyofthefrontier.org/ to post pictures from the 2019 Grand Muster. If you have pictures you want posted there, send me a message and I will give you an email address to send the pictures to so I can post them.

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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 03:48:23 pm »
First picture posted of Rattlesnake Jack.

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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 04:08:00 pm »
And the mighty hunter.

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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2019, 01:03:53 pm »
It was universally pointed out to me at the staff meeting following the match, that my interpretation of the rules governing uniform requirements for the Brigade Champion and EEM Brigade Champion was not in line with the intent of the rules as promulgated in the GAF's Muster Guide. Therefore; In accordance with the rules as written, Lt. Col. Ned Niederlander is hereby awarded the Expansion Era Championship, as he would have been the only qualifier.
 
It has become established tradition in the GAF that after a person earns a 3rd Brigade Championship, that person will make himself/herself technically ineligible from consideration for further awards.  That happened this year, and we admire Col. Neiderlander for his efforts.  The GAF Brigade Championship is one of the most difficult honors to achieve in historical shooting, and it has always been understood there may be years it will not be awarded. No one fully qualified for the Brigade Championship, and thus it will be retained by the current holder until the next muster.


My sincere apologies for any confusion that this may have caused
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2019, 12:26:02 pm »
Hi
1. Congratulations Ned!!
2. There has to be a picture of Drydock in that stylish Italian Hat.  It won't beat Hawkeye's attire, but then what would?
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 04:12:13 pm »
« Last Edit: September 23, 2019, 11:54:56 am by Pitspitr »
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2019, 04:18:42 pm »
What a beautiful place to host a match!

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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2019, 05:43:35 pm »
Great aerial shots.

We were so tempted to shoot down that pesky drone.
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2019, 10:51:30 pm »
Sweet video from the drone!  Thanks.

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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 09:56:25 am »
Hi
1. Congratulations Ned!!
2. There has to be a picture of Drydock in that stylish Italian Hat.  It won't beat Hawkeye's attire, but then what would?
Later
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2019, 11:42:24 am »
Might want to post the drone video up in CAS Videos for more public viewing.  It really shows well.
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2019, 11:54:30 am »
Good idea. I'd forgotten that there was such an area
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Re: 2019 Grand Muster AAR
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2019, 12:45:25 pm »
Great aerial shots.

We were so tempted to shoot down that pesky drone.

Yep, but we assumed it was someone spying on us, not a friendly.

Later
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2019, 01:00:07 pm »
Yep, but we assumed it was someone spying on us, not a friendly.

Yeah, That was on my list of things to do. I should have let you know ahead of time that we would be filming. :-[
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