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“Victory at the Gates of Dawn“
September 14/15/16, 2018

Victory at the Gates returns! We’re coming into our third year by completely revamping our scenarios and even more A&S content! Start the weekend off right and join Barenheim for food and drink at our welcome revel. There will be bardic circles, or if you need more action, join us for night fights in the village.

Saturday, the fun will start early, as we host classes, workshops, and skill shares throughout the day. This year, the combat will feature a single rolling scenario over multiple fields. Hold critical points throughout the day to push your team closer to victory! After four hours of fighting, we’ll break for an hour, then move to the castle to determine which team has won. Will you be able to defend the castle? Or will you meet doom in its shattered gates?

After the fighting is ended for the day, join us in the village with a water balloon and squirt gun fight!

Cool down in the evening on Saturday as the best of the best compete in garb, crafting, and bardic competitions and we party into the night!
The EMR Store now Carries ICE, FIREWOOD, CAMPING SUPPLIES, and SPORT SMOKE along with Food, Snacks, & Beverages.


Entry for this Exciting Weekend is only $30 if Pre-paid by 9/2/18 and includes the entire 3-Day Weekend with FREE CAMPING. After 9/2/18, Entry is $35 if Pre-Paid by 9/9/18. Price at the event is $40 for Entry. All Prices include 6% PA Sales Tax. THE ENTIRE EMR EVENT PARK WILL BE DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THIS FOAM FIGHTING EVENT!

You can also PRE-PAY SPORTS SMOKE by 9/2/18 at the Discounted Price of $10.00 ea or 6 for $58 for the Tactical Smoke Grenades (TSG) and $20 ea or 6 for $115 for the Battlefield Smoke Grenade (BFG).

Event Schedule

2:00 PM
Store Opens for Registration and Check In
Early Weapons Check Opens
7:00 PM
Early Weapons Check Closes
8:00 PM
DEAD CITY of MORDENHEIM (Night Fighting against Monsters and Fighters)
12:00 Midnight
Rec. Center Closes

10:00 AM
Weapons Check Opens and Store Opens
11:30 AM
Safety Briefing and Ice Breaker Battlers
12:00 NOON
Scenario Battles
5:00 PM
Organized Fighting Ends, fields open for pickups
6:00 PM
Store Closes
8:00 PM
Bardic Circle at the main Fire Pit
12:00 PM
Rec. Center Closes


12:00 Noon
Site Closes


BUNKHOUSE Lodging costs $10 Per Person to stay in for the Entire Event and should be reserved in advance with Pre-Registration to guarantee a spot. To reserve Your Own Private Bunkhouse, the cost is $100 for the Entire Event plus a Refundable $50 Deposit and should be reserved in advance with Pre-Registration to guarantee a Private Bunkhouse.

The Deposit will be refunded after being checked by an EMR Employee if they find no Damage or Graffiti and the Bunkhouse is left Clean. Be sure to have your Bunkhouse Checked before Leaving! Deposits will be refunded via Paypal within 10 days after the event is over. If you do not Reserve Your Own Bunkhouse and just pay for Individuals, you will be assigned to a bunkhouse and may have to share it with other players. Walk-on players are not guaranteed spots in Bunkhouses or Private Bunkhouses.

Each Bunkhouse is 15’ x 30’ with 8’ high ceilings and they have twenty-one 32” x 81” Wooden Bunks that are stacked three high along the walls. There are two windows for ventilation and lights in the ceiling. Most of them have one electrical outlet that is Strictly for charging Phones, Batteries, or running Sleep Machines. No Electric Fans, Coffee Makers, Electric Heaters, etc. are allowed. We recommend bringing Sleeping Bags, Pillows, and Air Mattresses/Sleeping Pad for your stay and if it is cold, a Propane or Kerosene Indoor Heater. No Fires are allowed within 10’ of any Bunkhouse and must be contained in a Raised, Completely Covered Fire-Pit sitting Only On Dirt or Stone, not a deck.

CAMPSITES for Tents and Campers are 20’ x 20’ and are FREE Per Campsite for the Entire Event. More than one site may be reserved as long as at least two people stay on each campsite.

RV SITES are 20’ x 40’ and are FREE Per Site, however there are no water or electric hook-ups for the RVs. You must notify us if you wish to run a Generator past Midnight and if so, you will be assigned a spot apart from the Campgrounds. Walk-on players are not guaranteed Campsites or RV Sites.

All Campsites/RV Sites should be LEFT CLEAN with no Trash, Metal, or Glass left on the Site including in the Fire Ring. ALL DISPOSABLE PROPANE TANKS MUST BE PLACED IN SPECIFIED CANS! Please put all Trash in Trashbags and break down all Paintball and other Boxes Flat and leave beside the road at the front of your Campsite/RV Site when leaving. You may pick up FREE Trashbags in the store if needed. If your Campsite/RV Site is left a mess, You and your group will not be allowed to use Sites in the Future.

All Fires Must Be Contained within a Fire Ring! There are several Fire Rings located at the Campsites and are available on a First Grab, First Get Basis, so you might want to bring your own. Firewood and Ice are sold at the EMR Store.

There is running Water with Hoses at various locations throughout the Event Park including a Triple Sink by the Picnic Pavilion, Equipment Cleaning Station, Water Mister for Cooling Off, Four Cold Water Showers for Rinsing Off, and Porta-Johns for Toilets.

Any Teams or Groups of Players that would like to Rent Their Own Porta-John for the Weekend, can reserve it by calling Yvonne at Suburban Septic at (888) 775-3693 or (607) 775-3693. You should bring your own padlock if you wish to lock it.

For Hot Showers there is a Flying J Truck Stop one exit below our exit on Rt. 81 that offers Shower Facilities and a Dinner Buffet. You may also use the Shower Facilities at Montrose Campground for $5 that is located at 403 Pratt Road, New Milford, PA 18834 if you bring your own Towel and Soap.

Players that are staying overnight are welcome to arrive anytime on Friday of the Event and stay until that Sunday evening of the Event.

NO DOGS ALLOWED ON EMR FACILITY due to Insurance Regulations!

Minimum age required to play in this Event is 16 years old. All players must sign a Liability Waiver and Players under 18 years old must have a Liability Waiver/Medical Release completely filled out and signed by a parent to play.

EMR’s own Jason Schwab will be there with SMOKIN J BBQ, which offers a delicious variety of Fantastic Smoked Food for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. There is also a large variety of Premade Foods in the store such as Hot Pockets, Corn Dogs, Chimichangas, etc. plus an assortment of Snacks, Candy Bars, Soda, Energy Drinks, Water, and Gatorade. You may also bring your own food and grills to prepare food or go to one of the many restaurants and fast food places within 10 miles of EMR.


CASTLE WAR is the second LARGEST, NASTIEST CASTLE that exists for FOAM FIGHTING right behind CASTLE AAARRGH. With over 22,000 square feet of playing area within its walls, CASTLE WAR sports two stories of playing and a full two story 8’ to 16’ deep rampart completely encircling a courtyard of buildings, towers, and barricades. The corridors below the ramparts are full of staggered walls, windows, and doorways leading into the courtyard. With only 4 openings from the outside into the courtyard and two gang ramps from the Siege Machines onto the upper ramparts, this Castle is a fight to enter from Game On.


Facing the Castle Front Wall (Considered WALL 1) is TIPPMANN TOWN 2.0, a large town with numerous buildings surrounded by Barricade Courses on all 4 sides and only 200’ from CASTLE WAR’s Front Door. To the right of the castle is WALL 2, which faces CASTLE NUMBSKULL with woods, stone fences, and barricades throughout. The back wall (WALL 3) is faced with trees and bunkers backed by a downhill sloping ridge. To the left (WALL 4) there is a mixture of trees, barricades, and buildings before hitting a downward slope.


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(570) 465-9622


577 Wolf's Lair Road
New Milford, PA 18834 United States
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