Feedback from 11th & 12th February 2012Night Game & Open Day
Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:04 PM
Generally really good play the obvious little niggles, but overview from a Marshalling perspective, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and practically perfect airsoft weather today.
Let us know what you thought of the day, and photos will be posted soon, and will be available from a link on this post, when the 150 plus photos are downloaded.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:13 PM
Thanks for the awesome weekend guys, you guys are great!
"No-one seems to appreciate today's newbs are tomorrows vets"
Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:42 PM
The KGB's had good skirmish acumen and tactical expertise (Except when it came to finding hidden boxes)
By jumping Jehoshaphat it WAS sure cold, I suppose it was brought to us by the "Cold War" instigators, i.e. the KGB..
On the way home from the superb skirmish with those KGB fellah's last night, I swear I saw a queue of "Brass Monkeys" outside a welding shop.
Edited by basil-henriques, 12 February 2012 - 10:23 PM.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:05 PM
Thanks for a great day! Will be coming back soon!
Camouflage and Concealment - You can't run but you can hide!
Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:23 PM
Marshals on top form as always. The Argentinians were a great enemy.
Dave tripping over a mole hill up by The Maples.
My grenade throw over a building taking out a number of enemy.
My volunteering myself to be one of the small team in the fenced area by the village due to my childish revelry of the above grenade kills.
The 10 minute experience in a very small area with 70 odd players firing in on us.
Warrens gauntlet run.
?? I can't fault what was possibly my best days airsofting. Thanks to all F&O staff and all the players today.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:46 PM
Some fantastic snipers too which although were on the opposite team (mostly) added a different element to the game. I was hit a couple of times by cracking long range hits sometimes while on the move!
I can't say I even had a problem with hit taking either and over all I think both teams were very fair. A good standard of play and mostly good sportsman ship
A little to much of the long bursts of full auto into bushes, confined bin buildings and around the village that all got a bit painful. I also herd a lot of the f***in take your hits when the bbs were dropping 10m short. The im f***in hit already when shot while talking to live players, over comms or re bombing mags without a hand up.
But most annoying were players moaning when told to stop by marshals. (Tree did quickly put an end to the back chat though with the classic "you will stop it because I told you to" line which never got a reply surprisingly)
Over all a great day!! Looking forward to the free members day.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:34 AM
Today was good as well I saw lots of good play and good humour, most of the time it was a joy to marshal, however I will reiterate what was said above about hearing people turning to friends and saying 'I must have hit him'... If you didn't see the rounds hitting him then 99% of the time it's cause you missed or don't have the range. Also as was said in the safety brief if you have a problem go to a marshal. Anyway generally great play all round as far as I was aware and lots of effort went in to keep the game moving which was great to see
Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:55 AM
But i have to agree with ash, the opposing teams snipers were fantastic! I got hit in the face 4 times by snipers. 2 on the forehead, 1 on the cheek (close to my glasses!), and on the chin. The snipers where either really good or i was walking round like a muppet.
Thanks to the FaO team! Cant wait till next time
Oh btw, the link in the description leads to a log on?
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:11 AM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:31 AM
The games seemed to work really well and as a few people have mentioned, opposing snipers made a change. I've never really encountered one before in my time, but hearing a shot come pinging through the pagola in the village from the tree line certainly made me duck and think twice.
The last stand game in the village was actually rather funny to be on the receiving end of. Mid-roll someone managed to get a few shots into my backside (right on target if you catch my drift...) which made walking hurt for a little while. All in all though it was a great light hearted way to round the day off.
I didn't come off too badly from the gauntlet either. I can count 15 marks: Four in the head, two in the back, six in the arms and three in the thighs. Luckily I was wearing at least double layers because of the cold.
The only real gripe with the day I had was that I was on a backup gun again, which obviously isn't F&Os fault. Had I been on my main weapon and gear that would have been up there with some of the best days.
Good work F&O
Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:58 PM
I brought my mate along for his first time and he loved it too so alls good,
By the way there was a Marshall takeing loads of photos in the big building opposite the village on a small digi cam he reckoned he got loads of quality photos of the lasers and stuff so it would be cool to see those too
Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:30 PM
Nice weekend chaps...
It was a flippin' long drive up from God's Country. I set out out 0800hrs, did the pick ups and then we set off. Limited to 60 and on a Tacho, it was a bit of a slog. 8 hours in total to Kiddie.
Anyway, we got there and back in one piece, if not a little tired.
Saturday night game was a bit of a giggle. Sloshing round with a belly full of pizza is hardly the best way to fight a war!
We got our noses bloodied a bit on the first game, but I think we held a good account of ourselves considering we were playing against the local team, on home turf, on a site we'd never even seen before.... in the dark!
2nd game was a bit more true to form for us, after we'd got our eye in.
But blimey was it cold... my SOCOM froze to death and was shooting about three feet (I didn't know this because it was dark!). So all those guys in the village area, yes that was me shooting at you. Pity they were just dribbling out of the barrel.
Sunday was a different story.
Daylight, warmth (relative to the night before), so it was out with the Long and the SOCOM was up to speed.
With a good open site, the sniper rifle was once again in its element.
Managed a good few kills. It was like stamping on ants though, because as soon as you shot one, about a million more appeared behind them!
Well done to Felix and the Team, a well organised game and very well marshalled. Hat's off to you boys. You had your work cut out.
From our point of view (where we are very sheltered.....) the game play was a full spectrum. For the most part, everyone was very much in the spirit of the game, but there was a reasonable amount of Teflon. Now that's understandable considering the amount of new guys that seemed to be there, but also there was some of what appeared to be the more 'accustomed' players not realising their hits.
Not a drama, I just shoot them again....
The best one of note was in the 2nd game where the British were in the village. There was a chap dressed in black (tan trousers I think... might be wrong) with a full face mask, and also the younger chap with the Blue sniper rifle (bi-pod??). They were in the middle of the village, by the bush, looking out towards the field area. I hit the chap dressed in black in the back, he looked around... promptly ignored it. So I hit him again. He had a bit of a conflab with sniper guy, walked off around the bush. I then hit sniper guy (he took it, was medic'd moved away).
Black dressed guy returned. I whopped him again... Once again, he didn't take it. He even had a small chat to Treebeard (marshalling) who walked by. I hit him again... Still nothing.
At which point, I decided to leave my vantage point (Felix know's where I was.... ) and carry on.
So if you know who you are.... Shame on you!!! Just because you can't see who's shooting at you, doesn't mean you've not been hit.
I also got a couple of very good hits on some chap (probably new, because he had what appeared to be a hire style mask on) as they looked out of the upper storey window of the double storey building closest to the safe zone.
But hey I don't mither. I just see it as an opportunity to shoot them again!!
But as a complete opposite end of the spectrum, I got some very long range shots (across the field to the wood line) at moving targets (thin chap, dressed in tan, red/white bandana/shemagh) who was moving and he took them. So to notice a floater when moving..... Kudos brother, that's some real fine skills there.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a bit mad with everyone running around like headless chickens.
The whole team had a blast.
Sorry to anyone who I shouted at.....
Run towards the enemy, not away from them!
Sorry to those who I shot... well, not really (only one, you know who you are. Hope all is well?? eek.).... Just remember, someone like me is always out there, so stay in cover!
Nice to see Ged,
Well done to F&O, we'll see you at Copehill if not before.
You're all welcome down to the swamp. Just remember to pack your snorkels.
Final words from me....
AEG's..... no style....
BroomHandle Mauser.... Rock!
Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:00 PM
Yeah I'm good, I did have my face mask on me, just pulled down while I allowed my glasses to defog, learning curve LOL.
Just remember, someone like me is always out there, so stay in cover!
Was a good shot, didn't see where you were tbh, was too busy shooting at a guy in the big bush, so as far as I could tell the only target I was exposed to I was suppressing.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:40 PM
My only gripe is somewhere out there I lost my rubber bayonete, but accidents happen.
Many thanks to Felix and the Marshals.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:46 PM
We found a rubber bayonet near the spawn point of the first afternoon game, was it tanto shaped? Because I believe it was handed in
"No-one seems to appreciate today's newbs are tomorrows vets"
Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:01 AM
Guys end of the day it isn't paint ball, you get shot you either get a medic or just go back and re-spawn you'll be back amongst it within 5 minutes. Didn't really have much to do with the snipers generally I'm moving around a lot so snipers don't really put me off.
Cheers to all involved, that's me done until the second week of March now
Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:29 PM
Yeah, I checked, mine was an M9 bayonet, rubber "blade", plastic handle. Thanks anyway.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:31 AM
Come Sunday we were ready to put up a fight. The masses formed and I think it was about 50 a team, this lead to people going into their own teams and doing their own thing in the game. The long game that stretched across the morning was great, lots of stuff to do and lots of English to kill
I had a great weekend, majority of people played very fair however as to be expected with the amount of players there were a few people that didn't take hits but no biggy just means you get to shoot them even more and the Marshaling I saw was very good.
So yeah cheers Felix for sorting us out for the weekend we all had a great laugh and we hope to fight against you again in the future
- Mr Napalm
Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:51 PM
BroomHandle Mauser.... Rock!
I'm always willing to contribute style to a team's composition, substance however...
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