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1) They will release an official timeline with specific details as we get closer to the event, but here is what you can usually expect from Broken Home:
On-site camping opens up on Thursday. Staff and Vendors begin setting up (continues into Friday)
Registration, chrono, and safety brief open up on Friday. They will also be running Saturday morning.
At some point Friday night the 48hr continuous operations units start their thing (CoST Raiders and UFS Scouts).
Saturday morning, around 9 or 10am both teams gather for formation and final pre-game brief from Staff. Assuming one team will be based in Caen, which is a stone's throw away from the campground, that team then walks to their FOB. The other team will likely be stationed in the Airfield, or maybe even further out, and will be loaded up on Duces.
STARTEX usually around 10-11am.
ENDEX usually about 8-10 hours later, before it gets dark.
Sometimes there is a nighttime Evolution for a couple of hours, but we won't know until they release the official timeline.
Sunday morning formations is around 8, STARTEX around 9.
ENDEX usually around 2pm.
Raffle is usually an hour after ENDEX, and lasts an hour or more.
Staff and Support Staff break down gameplay elements.
2) Everyone will tell you what you probably already know, but this really is a brutal AO. Hydrate or die, do your cardio, etc etc. The AO is covered in chunks of granite. Its absolutely killer on the feet, and can def tear up your boots, so be aware of that.
3) Kansas, sorry!
Op: Broken Home II CoST Army Sniper
Op: End State Route-19 II CDF Group 5 Sniper
Op: Broken Home III CoST 1st PLT Sniper
Op: Broken Home IV CoST Alpha Co. 2-2 Sniper
Op: Rebel Yell III CDF 1st PLT Sniper
Op: Broken Home V CoST 1-1 Sniper
Op: Broken Home VI CoST Whiskey-3 Sniper