Winter Forge 2022
MILES Force on Force SIMX
January 14th to 17th, 2022
Prerequisites: Prior attendance in a MILES SIMX event or other verifiable Light Infantry Patrolling Experience (Patrolling competency is assumed for this course)
Patrolling & conducting operations in cold weather conditions is a highly specialized task requiring specific training and patrolling experience.
The cold will beat you before the enemy, if you let it.
Join S&S for our second annual OP: Winter Forge.
This year we have decided to add a course of instruction on specific winter warfare patrolling techniques & sustainment with the Light Fighter Studies Group.
Ranging from cold weather specific equipment, individual skills, bivouac techniques, patrolling considerations and cold weather discipline.
The techniques learned during this course of instruction will prove to be invaluable during cold weather operations.
The MILES SIMX FTX is designed to allow participants to put their cold weather patrolling techniques to the test in a safe to fail environment.
Central Missouri Training Center
92 Howell Loop
Ulman MO 65083 USA
This Elective course counts towards the Hoplite tab and/or Dragoon Scroll.
Important Times & Dates:
January 7th, 9:00 pm: Registration Deadline
January 13th, 10:00 am: Work party- $25 off each event for attending.
January 13th, 7:00 pm: Winter Patrolling Course Arrival Time
January 14th, 8:00 am: Winter Patrolling Course Begins
January 14th, 12:00 pm: Winter Forge FTX Arrival Time
January 14th, 6:00 pm: FTX Road to War & Troop Leading Procedures
January 14th, 8:00 pm: FTX Begins
January 16th 8:00 pm: FTX Ends
January 17th 12:00 pm: Equipment & Event Tear completed- participant release.
What to expect? Check out The MILSIM Perspectives 'Lessons Learned' & 'Event Review' blog here:
Being a cold weather event the REQUIRED items list must include in addition to our normal list:
Extreme Cold Weather Sleep System (4 pieces)
Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS):
Level 1- Light Weight Layers
Level 2- Heavy Weight Layers
Level 3- Fleece Jacket**Optional**
Level 5- Soft Shell Top/Bottom **Recommended Highly**
Level 6 Parka/Pants (Woodland/OD Green & or OCP/Multicam)
Level 7- Primaloft Suit **Optional**
Boots, Goretex- Black or brown (NO STEEL TOE!)
Goretex Gaiters- Brown or OD Green **Recommended
Neck Gaiter Fleece- Brown or OD Green
Fleece Cap- Brown or OD Green
Intermediate Cold Weather Gloves
Goretex Over-Mittens with tiggerfinger & liner
Personal stove e.g. FireDragon, Esbit, Coleman, JetBroil etc.
Solid Fuel Tabs: 12 - 24 Esbit, Trioxane or similar
x2, One Quart Canteens with Canteen Cup (Hydration Bladders & Tubes will freeze)
Chicken Bullion Cubes, Hot coco packs, tea, tomato soup mix to heat & ensure liquids are ingested.
Fire starting kit: Matches, Lighter, Tinder, Flint/Steel.
As always we will provide all Rifles, AR-15 magazines ,Blank Ammunition & Food (3 meals per day).
For more information call 816-916-1851 or 816-365-3017 for more details.
Watch Brent0331's video series on Winter Forge here: