JIM THORPE, PA – The Invasion of Normandy was the largest invasion in history involving approximately three million troops crossing from England to the beaches of Normandy, France. In a re-creation of that fateful landing, Skirmish will be hosting over 5,000 players, spectators, and vendors on July 14th and 15th.
Starting promptly at noon on Saturday, Skirmish’s five landing craft – Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah (named for the five beaches of the original invasion) will disgorge Allied warriors for their assault across 75 yards of wide open beachhead. Unlike the original invasion, Skirmish has added a few bunkers, tanks and a disabled military helicopter for cover. This initial assault is the largest paintball battle in the world with over 1,000,000 shots fired in the first half hour of the game alone.
The madness doesn’t stop with the beach assault. The Invasion of Normandy is a 3-day event that includes the largest paintball trade show in the industry, a warm up game on Friday night in Skirmish’s two castles, the invasion on Saturday and Sunday and a stage show complete with an award ceremony and raffle in which players can win all the latest paintball guns and gear.
Skirmish has hosted The Invasion of Normandy for sixteen consecutive years. Every year this scenario game continues to get bigger and better. This year we hope to once again break our previous world record for most players of 4,300. With four countries and thirty-nine states already represented, 2018 is looking like it will be another world record breaking game.
For more information on The Invasion of Normandy, please visit www.Skirmish.com or call 1-800-SKIRMISH (1-800-754-7647). Members of the media looking to acquire Press Credentials or Invasion of Normandy photos, please contact Nikki Hurley, Director of Marketing, at 570-732.0690.
Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Skirmish is only 2 hours west of New York City and 90 minutes north of Philadelphia. The compound features over 50 award-winning paintball fields on 750 acres of top-notch terrain. Skirmish is the World’s Leader in paintball and has been in the industry for over 35 years. Skirmish also has whitewater rafting and biking trips available. For more information, please visit www.skirmish.com or call 1-800-SKIRMISH (1-800-754-7647).