The 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot is newly formed and currently looking for events to participate in. Our main goals for this regiment is to have fun at line battles while maintaining a serious order of obedience, for example, having fun without the urge to team-kill an entire line which some perceive as "fun" but to go to these events and do our best to try and secure our Regiments future.
For future reference, we do wish to expand further than simply a Line Company but to grow into various other companies such as Rifles, Cavalry, Artillery and Light this hopefully will be obtainable in the foreseeable future.
History of the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot
"The Excellers", "The Fighting Fortieth" The regiment was raised at Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia by General Richard Philipps as the Richard Philipps's Regiment of Foot in August 1717
The 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot has a notable history of engagements and events through their entire existence, this would include since Father Rale's War where the 40th distinguished themselves by first off by being a selected company to defend an establishing British Fort in Cans, Nova Scotia, where the Mi'Kmaq was raiding a British fishing station.
With this hostility Richard Philipps, Governor of Nova Scotia and the First Commander of the 40th Regiment of Foot sent out the Regiment under the command of Major Lawrence Armstrong to go and garrison a small fort built by the New England fishermen who in turn helped the 40th to disperse the marauding Indians.
From here the history of the 40th went through; "King Geroge's War", "Father Le Loutre's War", "French and Indian War" and finally serving in the "Napoleonic Wars".
With the Napoleonic War starting the Regiment itself embarked off for Barbados for Service in the French Revolutionary Wars in 1794 were just in a few short months took part in the capture of Matinque in March and Guadeloupe in April.
Since this time the regiment took part in over half a dozen engagements for King and Country, where they ended in familiar battles such as the Battle of Talavera and went all the way to the Battle of Waterloo where at first they where held in reserve before being moved to the centre of Sir Arthur Wellesley's line to be positioned near La Haye Sainte in which the 40th held firm all day and helped drive off Napoleon's final massed infantry attack, ultimately losing 170 men either killed or seriously wounded, amongst these brave men the commander at the time, Major Arthur Rowley Heylan was slain in the field, with the banner of the 40th flying high amongst musket fire and serving his King and Country to the fullest of his abilities.
Ranks and Roster
Captain - M. Darrall
Lieutenant - D. Matsen
Officer Cadet - N. Gibbs
Ensign - J. Harris
Non Commissioned Officer
Regimental Serjeant Major - B. Baker / Remington
Serjeant Major - J. Tulley
Serjeant - J. Duncan / J. Dassler
Corporal - J. Kalle
Lance Corporal - M. Renolds / P. Briggs
Private First Class -
Private - H. Penn / D. Hopkins / Kent / T. Lansama / Todderton / Gustavus / Gibbs / J. Wilson
Recruit - A. Lockwood / M. Matsen / Snowballguy / A. Smith / L. Qin / Jibbz / Clubs37 / J. Wolfe / X. Lightheart / H. Francois
Rules of the Foot
When it comes to events the behaviour of every Foot Soldier and Officer is represented back to the Regiment itself,
so our number one goal is to make sure they everybody acts respectfully and diligently to achieve our goals and to
make our Regiment stand out from the rest.
As a Regiment, we want to be known to be respectful and mature to gain a good Reputation but to also have numbers
to bring to the battlefield itself which is why being active and coming to events is one of the most important things
we bring to the battlefield to have the biggest impact as well as to have the biggest score on the leaderboard!
If for some reason you cannot attend, telling your superior will be of help so that we know how many men we have as well
as the event hosts so that we can make sign-up and arrival as comfortable as possible.
When joining you will be introduced to the members of the 40th and as such we wish for everyone to respect each other
we're not asking you to love the person that annoys you but to simply not voice your opinions out loud but to settle them in a quiet manner,
because as a unit we will be working together, moving together and if needs be, to die together so respect is key.
4. Have Fun
At the end of the day Holdfast: Nations at War is a game and as such while playing this game you will be having fun which is one of the
most important rules if not the most important since we do not wish you to have a bad time here at the 40th but a memorable one, not of raging,
bickering and unpleasant times but having fun with people in the regiment and having a great time in-game.
Higher Command Structure
Captain Martyn Darrall
Lieutenant Daniel Matsen