In Game At Tulsa Indoor Airsoft: Bucket Round

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In my last visit to Tulsa Indoor Airsoft in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I got to participate in a unique scenario.  In the Bucket Scenario, the goal is to sit on a 5-gallon bucket located near the middle of the field for 2 minutes without getting eliminated.  While on the bucket, you may not move or get off of the bucket, but you can rotate in a circle to fire on the enemy.

Although this round was quite humorous to watch and to play, there were some definite strategies and tactics that were effective.

Although neither team was able to achieve the goal in this round, it was still a lot of fun and enabled me to observe some useful tactics.

 

 

Tactics

 

Meat Shield:

The rule set allowed a tactic dubbed “Meat Shield”.  Essentially, other teammates could move up and “shield” the player on the bucket from incoming BBs until they were hit.  This tactic was very effective when the team using it communicated and moved up quickly to protect the airsofter on the bucket.  As you noticed in the video, when I first got on the bucket, a player used the “Meat Shield” tactic to give me protection.  After he was hit, I tried to communicate to my team that I needed others to step up and take his place.  Unfortunately, no one was able to make it before I was eliminated.

 

Team Support:

One of the key elements in the round was team support.  Once a player reached the bucket, other players could support him by using the “Meat Shield” tactic and giving covering fire.  Communication was also a key element of team support.  At 2:09, I hear one of my teammates requesting support, and I move into position to try to provide support.  I also tried to use the firing angles that my position provided to give covering fire.

 

Using the Lanes of Approach:

Once I got into the excellent position I use for most of the game, I had an amazing angle on the main approach that the enemy was using to try to get on the bucket.  When you’re on the field, identify where these lanes of approach are and sling some BBs into them.  You’ll notice that even though the bucket was on the far right flank and I was on the left, I was still effective.  Sometimes the center of the action is not the best place to be.  Focus on staying where you can be the most effective.

 

I hope you enjoyed the game play footage from Tulsa Indoor Airsoft.  The bucket round was very unique and was a lot of fun to play.  Let me know what your favorite airsoft scenario is in the comments below!

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Airsoft Warrior Update- 4-22-15

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Hello Warriors,

I hope you are all enjoying the posts here on AirsoftWarrior.net.  I want to give you all an update on some of the behind the scenes projects that are going on right now.

Airsoft Warrior Product:

I know some of you are anxiously awaiting the release of the new product.  We are working hard to get it released soon.  Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to subscribe to keep up to date on the release!

 

Upcoming Battle Videos:

I recently visited Tulsa Indoor Airsoft again and got some great footage of my gameplay there.  I’ve got to tell you that knowing your terrain and also knowing a fair amount of the people playing can make for a great game.  I had a ton of fun, made a lot of kills, used some tactics, and can’t wait to show it all to you in an upcoming series of videos!

MilSim?:

I am currently trying to get things together for a MilSim (Military Simulation) Operation this year.  MilSim is not your average airsoft game.  You spend all day (and often times, half the night) battling it out with some of the most tactical and well equipped airsofters around.  This makes for intense and highly competitive game play.  Lord willing, I will attend one of these events this year and have some great video footage and tactics for you all!  Let me know in the comments if you have any thoughts, tips, or event suggestions for MilSim this year!

Call Sign:

In case you haven’t noticed, I have updated my call sign from “Knuckles” to “TAW” (pronounced tah).  This is now the official call sign of The Airsoft Warrior.  I change it to fit The Airsoft Warrior (note the acronym) a bit better.  If you see me on the field, make sure to give “TAW” a shout out!

 

I hope this update gives you guys an idea of what The Airsoft Warrior is up to.  I look forward to sharing these new airsoft adventures with you as the year progresses.  As always, do your part to help the airsoft community on and off the field, and thank you for reading AirsoftWarrior.net!

 

Blake The Airsoft Warrior

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Gear Review: SJ4000 Action Camera

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I love to film my airsoft games.  Video allows me to analyze my mistakes, watch my victories, and share them with you.  The difficult part of filming airsoft is that the environment is not exactly suitable for a standard point-and-shoot camera.  I went on the hunt for a camera that was rugged enough to withstand my airsofting and would have the ability to film high quality footage for my readers.  After looking around and getting suggestions from my fellow airsofter, the Chief, I decided on the SJ4000 action camera.  After a half-year of use, I am sharing my thoughts on the SJ4000 so you can decide if it’s a good option for you.

 

The SJ4000 action camera has many features that make it suitable for hard core airsoft filming but still accessible to the weekend airsofter on a tight budget.  I’ll start with the stats on it and what comes in the box.

SJ4000 Stats:

-Image Sensor: 12 MP (Mega Pixel) CMOS-Sensor
-Colors: 7 different options (I chose black for tactical reasons)
-Image Resolution (pictures): 12, 10, 8, 5, and 3 MP/ 2 MHD (1920*1080)/ VGA (640*480)/ 1.3 MP (1280*960)
-Video Resolution: 1920*1080 30fps (Frames Per Second)/ 1280*720 60fps (also has 30fps option)/ 848*480 60fps/640*480 60fps
– Video Compression Format: H.264
-Format: Video-MOV / Images- JPG
-Zoom: Up to 4X
-Lens: 170 degree HD wide angle
-Memory:  Will accept up to a 32 GB micro SD card (I use a SanDisk 32GB micro SD card and can film a full night of CQB airsofting [1-1.5 hours] with no problem)
-Connections: Mini USB 2.0 and mini HDMI
-Battery Life: 70 minutes of filming in 1080P (battery life may last longer in lower resolutions)
-Battery Type: Proprietary 900mAH battery (removable) – You can buy more HERE
-Dimensions: 29.8 X 59.2 X 41mm
-Weight: 58 grams (2.05 ounces) with the battery installed

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Accessories in the package:

I recommend watching THIS video for info on the mounts and accessories in the package.  I found it very helpful when I was researching the SJ4000.  (Note:  Extra cases can be a bit difficult to find.  HERE is a link to some on Amazon.com).  It will also accept many of the standard mounting accessories available on the market.

A good thing to note is that the camera comes with the proper power adapter for your region.  I also recommend buying the SJ4000 desktop charger so you can charge the camera’s batteries without having the camera stuck to the wall.

 

How I Use It

I set mine up on my Lancer Tactical FAST Helmet so I can film footage that would be as close to my Point Of View (POV) as possible while still being stable.  I used an NVG mount (not included) to fit into the mount on the front of my helmet and used a “J” or Hook mount (included) and a small, straight mount (included) to get the camera to the angle I wanted.  I used sandpaper to rough up the joints on the mounts so they would hold better and keep the camera in position during a game.  See images 1 and 2 to view the parts used and how to assemble them.  Image 3 shows the camera mounted to my helmet.

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SJ4000 Helmet Mount Hardware | AirsoftWarrior.net

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SJ4000 Helmet Mount Assembly | AirsoftWarrior.net

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SJ4000 on helmet | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

You will note that I mounted the camera upside down to get it even closer to my POV and to avoid the “giant” effect that can occur if you mount the camera higher then your actual height.  I turned on the “Rotate” feature in the camera’s settings to make all my videos upright without editing.  You could also buy a head strap if you don’t have a helmet.  Just be sure that you get the camera angled right and keep it stabilized.

 

Pros:

The SJ4000 is an amazing camera for the price.  It has all the features you need to film awesome footage of your airsoft battles.  It even has many of the features of more expensive action cameras.  I’ve dropped the case and gotten shot in the face and helmet and it has held up fine.   The included mounts are almost worth the price of the whole package, and they get you up and running right off the bat.  I love the fact that if it does break, it is cheap and easy to replace.

To check out some of the footage I’ve filmed with it, check out the Airsoft Warrior YouTube Channel.

 

Cons:

As to be expected, the low price also comes at a cost of quality.  The SJ4000 can’t film in the extreme frame rates of higher quality cameras (therefore, it may have some blur when you’re moving fast).  It doesn’t have a touch screen or a fancy name either.

The only thing I’ve had malfunction in the 6 months I’ve been using it is the down button for selecting options in the menu has partially stopped working (it’s spring has gone out so you have to open the case and remove the camera to depress the button far enough to activate it.  So, technically, it still “works”.).   This seems to be a design flaw.

 

All in all, the SJ4000 is an excellent camera for an airsofter who doesn’t want to break the bank, but still requires high quality footage.  I highly recommend it.  Let me know what your favorite budget action camera is, as well as filming suggestions in the comments!

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In Game At Tulsa Indoor Airsoft: Bomb Round

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In this round at Tulsa Indoor Airsoft in Tulsa, OK, my team’s goal was to transport a crate (loaded with the “bomb”) to its detonation position on the field before time runs out.  Once the “bomb” was in position, we had to guard it till the detonation time (a couple of minutes).  We had to have two people (one person holding each handle on the crate) to transport the “bomb”.  Our team selected the code word “Squirrel” to signal that we were going to push up the field with the “bomb”.

 

 


Tactics

 

Don’t Think That Anywhere Is Safe

As you’ll notice at 6:25, I move into a location near a car.  My goal was to push up the field while the enemy was off balance from our team’s placement of the “bomb”.  Unfortunately, an enemy had hidden himself in a dark corner behind the car and proceeded to safety kill me.

Later in the video, I work with some teammates to lay down supressive fire on the room the enemy is hiding in. The enemy was in a well protected position (although it was not really great for firing out of).  He quickly got pinned to that position after my team and I located him.  In hind sight, I should have moved up the right side of the field and rushed his position because he was so vulnerable.

The key point is to not think that just because your team had the advantage you can rush up the field. Use caution and approach every situation with a tactical mind.  Take advantage of the team’s momentum when you can, but do so with a tactical mindset.

 

Concentrated Firepower

At one point during the game, our team concentrated forces to push the left flank and enter into the enemy’s territory.  This plan worked well and allowed us to start the momentum for our team.

If you have the opportunity on the field to concentrate your forces into a powerful squad while still keeping a defensive presence on your flanks, do it.  Make sure you use violence of action (i.e. lots of shooting and yelling) and communicate as well.  If you can keep the momentum going, you may be able to push the enemy team back to their respawn and rule the field.

 

Use The Natural “Terrain”

When we make the above mentioned push on the left flank, we used the natural terrain of the field to our advantage.  The wall on our left eliminated the potential of enemies from striking us from that direction.  Once we got into the main “street,” we were able to lock down any enemy attacks into our territory.

On large fields, the unique angles of a large field allow you to position yourself so you can cover multiple bunkers and work with other teammates to lock down parts of the field.  Find these key positions so you can use them to your advantage.

Of course, these positions can work both ways.  The more firing angles you have, the more vigilant you have to be to watch out for enemy operators that try to use these positions.

 

Gear List

I used my trusty KWA SR7 to lay down the fire on the enemies at Airsoft Tulsa Indoor.  I powered it with a Tenergy 9.6V 1600 mAh nunchuck battery for additional Rate Of Fire (ROF) over standard 8.4v batteries.

I carried all my gear in a Lancer Tactical Modular Chest Rig (Model CA-307A).  This chest rig features lots of MOLLE for customization and the double stack mag pouches held all 6 of the KWA K120 Mid Cap Magazines I used.

The K120 mags have superior feeding on full auto over high caps, and they also have the awesome tendency to load on the first shot (which can be a bit unusual with other mags)!

 

Tulsa Indoor is a great place to airsoft.  If you’re near Tulsa, Oklahoma, then definitely add it to your list of places to visit.   Don’t forget to check out their great store as well [Quick Airsoft Warrior Tip:  The items at the field’s shop are marked down over the prices at the store (due to the fact that they figure you’ll play while you’re there, which you should).  Although you don’t get the selection you do at the store, it can be a great way to pick up patches and such with a small discount!].

Let me know what you think of Airsoft Tulsa Indoor in the comments below!

 

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Basic Field Combat Tactics: Part 2 (Guest Post by “Venator”)

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This is Part 2 of the Basic Field Combat Tactics Guest Post by “Venator”.  Click HERE to read Part 1.

“Venator” (Latin for “hunter”) is an avid airsofter who enjoys airsofting with his family on their 10 acres.  He prefers the support role when he goes into battle, but isn’t afraid to take command if the situation warrants it.
His primary weapon is a KWA SR7 and his current dream gun is a KWA SR10. I hope you enjoy the second part of his post and the insight he gives into troop placement and airsoft tactics in open field operations.

Placement

Placing both attackers and defenders is critical in any airsoft battle.  However, field battles are especially tricky because there is little cover to hide defenders and to temporarily shield attackers charging a position.

 

Defenders:

As with any airsoft combat situation, placement of forces is critical to surviving an assault or attacking a position.

Snipers, as mentioned in Part 1, are useful in maintaining a defensive posture.  A smattering of assault riflemen with snipers should be sufficient to hold a position.  A good rule of thumb in defensive placement is to have at least one assault rifleman per sniper.  Team up these infantry types into pairs (or groups) to maintain that balance.

Place the snipers at both ends of the position and space them unevenly throughout the rest of the area. Why unevenly? Because it prevents attackers from guessing where a well-hid sniper is located.  If the snipers are evenly spaced, a calculating commander who finds a few snipers can guess the other snipers’ positions.  Snipers also should not be placed in areas of cover if the regions of cover are pronounced.  Again, a good battle leader will assume that snipers are placed in those areas of cover.  However, use discernment.  If the snipers will be sitting ducks (obvious targets) if they do not use the obvious cover, then place them behind cover.  Use common sense and modify these tips as necessary.

Assault men are present to provide sweeping fire when the attackers grow closer.  This fire provides two advantages.  First, it typically causes the attackers to hit the dirt, thereby providing easy targets to the snipers.  Secondly, it protects the snipers from a charge.

Charges are very dangerous to snipers.  Since snipers typically have fewer shots than an assault rifle and reload slower, charging assault riflemen can quickly overrun a position if the snipers do not have men with assault rifles to back them up.

Diagram 1 shows the basic positions for snipers (represented by an S) and assault riflemen (represented by an A) in a situation with only sparse bushes for cover. The blue swaths represent the sniper’s areas of engagement.

(Diagram 1)
Basic Field Combat Tactics Part 2 Diagram 1 | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

Attackers:

Attackers will have a much harder time, and offensive tactics are not so easy.  As with the “over the top” trench charges of World War I, expect numerous casualties.

One strategy is to use a catch-up style of engagement.  This will again utilize both snipers and assault riflemen, but they will not be split into groups.  When charging a position, the assault rifles should go first (oh goody!), securing the path as they go.  This is the normal method of assault, but there is one big difference. After the assault riflemen have advanced a few yards (more or less yards may be necessary depending on the size of the field), the snipers should rush up to the assault riflemen’s spots and lie down, prepared to shoot from a prone position.  Again, the assault riflemen will dash forward a few more yards, and the snipers will repeat the process.

If they are suddenly swept by fire at any point, the assault riflemen should immediately crouch and return sweeping fire, taking care to present as little of a profile as possible. Meanwhile, the snipers behind the assault riflemen can provide cover fire for the assault men, picking off defenders that are too hidden for the assault rifles to reach.  Then, when the returning fire dies off, the march should continue.

Every time the assault group is challenged by fire, they should report the approximate location of the shots to command (see next section).  This method of assault allows the snipers to provide cover fire for the main assault group without ever being too far behind to help effectively.  Note in the following diagram how the movements of the parties are apparently random.  In any operation, it is best to maintain an apparently random, yet highly coordinated system of movement to confuse the defenders.

(Diagram 2)
Basic Field Combat Tactics Part 2 Diagram 2 | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

Command:

In the style of warfare discussed in this article, an established command base with communication lines to its soldiers is of paramount importance.  This command post should consist of the overall leader and an assault rifleman.  Move command forward with the troops if communications become strained, but always keep command behind the lines of fire.  Radios are recommended for this setup if available.

 

I hope you all enjoyed the insight that “Venator” presented in Part 1 and Part 2 of Basic Field Combat Tactics.  Be sure to comment your thoughts and questions below!

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Basic Field Combat Tactics: Part 1 (Guest Post by “Venator”)

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The author of this post, “Venator” (Latin for “hunter”), is an avid airsofter that enjoys airsofting with his family on their 10 acres.  He prefers the support role when he goes into battle, but isn’t afraid to take command if the situation warrants it.  His primary weapon is a KWA SR7 and his current dream gun is a KWA SR10. I hope you enjoy his post and the insight he gives into open field operations.

 

Basic Field Combat Tactics (Part 1) by zfJames

When an airsoft warrior, veteran of many close-quarter-combat (CQC) battles, engages in a field battle, he or she is often at a loss.  Minimal cover and little stealth opportunities can hamper even the most experienced player’s abilities.  However, several basic skills can greatly improve your chances of survival in field combat.  This article provides combat techniques for individuals and large groups.  Modify them as necessary for your style of combat, the size of the group, and the situation.

Movement

Movement is, in its most elemental sense, a method to arrive at point B from point A.  The trick in field combat, however, is that someone is shooting at you as you move from point A to point B and you have little cover.  Simple zigzagging is fine, but it can become predictable.

Crawling is useful, but a defender on a taller plane of ground (such as a hill or fort) can easily pick off the large blob below him.  It is also nearly impossible to shoot accurately in the prone crawling position.  Therefore, standing forms of movement are the most useful.

In CQC situations, the best form of movement is crouching and walking carefully forward.  In field warfare, this leaves one open for shots.  If you must walk forward on a field of fire, turn your body almost completely sideways and walk as straight up and down as you can.  This decreases the target by forcing the defender’s aim to be perfectly aligned side-to-side as opposed to up-and-down.  This tip should obviously be used only for approaches by walking.

It is near impossible to run sideways, and you are likely to trip and fall. When running, try using a variant of the zigzag.  If they catch on, switch it up.  Vary your timing as you run, by darting one way, jogging another, and perhaps walking for the third movement.  This will further bewilder your opponents.  The combinations are endless, just don’t become predictable.

Just Don't Become Predictable Quote | AirsoftWarrior.net

 

Weaponry

Moving up and down a field is great, but you need to be able to act when you reach your target.  While, for most applications, a sniper rifle is virtually useless, a field scenario can be greatly augmented by snipers.

Snipers, if placed correctly, can halt a charge in its tracks.  They can also pick off any heads that show above the bushes, grasses, or other cover.

CQC assault rifles and other CQC weapons have little use, especially on a large field.  Their accuracy and power diminishes quickly, preventing them from reaching more ranged opponents.

Assault rifles with a Feet-Per-Second (FPS) rating too high for a CQC airsoft arena are invaluable assets in this form of warfare.  The higher the FPS, the better, simply because you have more range.  Pistols do not apply to this general rule, however.  They are used when a person is reloading their gun for self defense and they do not need a high level of firepower to do the job.

Shotguns are utterly useless in this environment.  Their low range nullifies their wide spread of shot.

 

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Basic Field Combat Tactics by zfJames!

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3 Tips To “De-Winterize” Your Gear and Yourself!

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Sometimes during the airsoft “off season” (although I think every time of year is a great time to airsoft!), or when winter starts convincing us that staying indoors is a better idea than enjoying the outdoors, we can start to get…. well… soft.

Maybe not “soft”, but some of us like to “hibernate” during the winter months, which can lead to your gun feeling a bit heavier than you remember, or your plate carrier not fitting you as well as it did last year.

And maybe your gear needs a bit of “de-winterizing” to get it back in shape for some upcoming airsoft wars.

With spring fast approaching, it’s time to break out of our winter’s sleep and get our gear, and ourselves, back in shape.  Here’s some tips to get you started!

1.  Get Fit!

Keeping fit is a big key to increasing your enjoyment on the field, and making you a better airsoft warrior.

Start by checking your current weight with a BMI calculator (HERE is a BMI calculator if you are under 20).  After you determine your optimum weight, form a fitness plan to get you there and keep you there.  I used MyPlate (a calorie tracking system) from Livestrong.com to lose 60 POUNDS a while back.  Losing those 60 pounds definitely made me faster, more flexible, and a better warrior on the field!

Also, be sure to start a workout program to help you increase your endurance on the field.  I personally try to get in a 30-60 minute workout on an elliptical, and do a combination of push ups, sit ups, and weight lifting to increase my overall body strength.  I try to work out 4-5 days a week (although this varies based on how busy I am).  Remember, whatever fitness plan you come up with, make sure you can stick to it and consistently follow it.  It doesn’t do any good to have great intentions if you can’t follow through.

As always, consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns when it comes to your fitness.

 

2. Do A Full Gear Check

After a few months of storage, some of your gear may not be in fully operational condition.  Here is a short list of gear you should check when de-winterizing.

1. Guns (Are all internal and external parts functional? Does anything need to be replaced or repaired?)
2. Batteries (Do they still hold a charge well?  Are you getting the same performance and battery life?)
3. BBs and Gas (Do you have enough of both?  Do you need to buy some different weights of BBs?)
4. BDUs and Vests (Does everything still fit?  Are any repairs or modifications needed?)
5. Tools and Extras (Do you have all the gear you need to repair your guns or replace parts, i.e. AA batteries, gun body pins, flashlight bulbs, etc?)

 

3. Plan A Training Game

One of the best ways to brush off your gear and airsoft tactics is to plan a game with a few friends and make sure everything is operational and effective.  You can include a few scenarios to increase the difficulty of your training game.

While battling, test your reflexes and accuracy, use your tactics and team communication skills to make sure you’re still proficient at them, and make sure that all your gear is performing as you want it to.

During and after the game, make modifications to your gear as needed, ask your battle buddies to critique your skills, and make a list of things you need to improve on.

 

Take these tips and use them to get you and your gear in top shape for upcoming, spring airsoft battles.  If you have any other thoughts and ideas on “de-winterizing” for airsoft, please comment them below!

 

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In Game At Tulsa Indoor Airsoft: Capture The Flag!

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Recently, I was able to visit Tulsa Indoor Airsoft in Tulsa, OK.  This 30,000 sq. ft. Indoor Field features an expansive battle field with multiple rooms, a maze of 50 gallon drums, and a friendly team of staff.  Airsoft Tulsa also owns a dedicated airsoft store, as well as an 80 acre outdoor field named “Kashistan”.  For more information about Airsoft Tulsa, visit their website HERE.

The group I battled with on that Wednesday consisted of a smaller number of elite players with an excellent knowledge of the field (Saturday is the field’s big day with up to 70+ players).  Although this made for a more difficult group of warriors to battle against on my first visit to the field, I had a great time and got to learn the field with some great airsofters.

In this round at Tulsa Indoor Airsoft, the scenario was “Capture The Flag”.  Due to the smaller number of players (15-20), there was only one flag with one team defending and the other attempting to capture.  I teamed up with  “Chief” and “Joker” to push up the field towards the flag.  Working to capture the flag with a great group of players made this one of the best rounds of the night.   Watch the video below to find out how we fared!

 


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Tactics:

Muzzle Control:
You will notice that while in battle, I try to maintain my muzzle control.  I avoid swinging my gun around without knowing where my barrel will end up.  I also avoid shooting when a teammate is in front of me. By using proper muzzle control, you can avoid accidentally hitting at a teammate.

Consolidate The Warriors:
You’ll notice in the video that “Chief” and I wait for “Joker” to move up before making an attempt to grab the flag. By waiting, we were able to get twice the covering fire to give “Chief” more protection while he attempted to grab the flag.  By massing warriors together and pushing toward an objective, you can be much more effective then just using a few warriors here and there.

One of the features I appreciate about this field that allows you to consolidate your manpower is their respawn rules.  When you reach respawn, you have to wait till a certain number of players are in the respawn.  This number increases the more players there are.

By having this respawn system, you’re able to consolidate the troops, make a gameplan, and move on an objective together, in force.  I would love to see this system implemented on other CQB fields since it makes the game much more strategic then if you get right back after you reach respawn.

 

Gear List:

My primary weapon in this round was my KWA SR7.  This short, CQB gun performs excellently in close quarters while still giving me the range to hit enemies at 100+ feet (which can happen in a 30,000 square foot indoor field).  I powered it with a Tenergy 9.6V battery to ramp up the Rate Of Fire (ROF) so I could put more rounds down range while shooting full auto.

I used a Lancer Tactical Chest Harness to carry my magazines and extra gear.  I removed the hydration pack to reduce unneeded weight.

I use a Cyclone Mike to prevent mask fogging which is common at indoor fields (you can see my full review of the Cyclone Mike HERE).

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In-Game At Intrigue Airsoft: HVT Round

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In my latest trip (2-21-15) to Intrigue Airsoft, I battled in a High Value Target (HVT) round.

(Field Notes:  Intrigue Airsoft is a 10,000 sq. ft.  indoor CQB field located inside an industrial factory in Kansas City, MO.  This field features fast-paced game play with lots of trigger time.  Tightly packed bunkers, an ever changing field, and great staff put this field a step above the rest!)

The goal of my team (defending) during this HVT round is to prevent the enemy team from transporting their HVT (a player wearing an orange vest) to the extraction point (located at the back corner of the field).  The HVT is limited to 1 respawn and the rest of the players have unlimited respawns.

The difficult part of the HVT round for both teams is knowing when to push up the field to break through, and when to hold back to prevent taking casualties.  The defensive team wants to establish a strong front to prevent the enemy team from getting into a good position on the field without getting slaughtered and losing control of a flank.  The offensive team’s goal is to create a weak point on the field and then rush the HVT through it while protecting the HVT throughout the rush.

The below video features my gameplay footage from the HVT round.  I had a ton of fun on the field and a great time hanging out with the other players out there!  When you go to Intrigue, be sure to give the owner, Nigel, a big HELLO from the Airsoft Warrior!

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Airsoft Under Attack: SB213!

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One of the biggest reasons people play airsoft is to use weaponry that looks like it came straight out of a movie or the battlefield.  Guns like the M60, a full auto M4, or a MP5 are just some of the examples of weapons that most of us can’t use or afford in our daily lives but can in airsoft.  But would you think airsoft guns were cool if you favorite weapon platform only came in a totally bright purple or yellow color?

The U.S. Senate is proposing a bill (SB213) to make all airsoft guns illegal unless the whole gun has a bright, neon paint color!  This is one of the biggest threats that the airsoft nation has ever faced.  Apparently this bill is designed as a step up from the recent anti-airsoft bill in California (SB119).  This new bill will affect the entire United States and all airsofters in it!  Sign THIS petition to help stop this threat to airsofting in U.S!

You can also contact Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) as well as your current federal Senator(s) and voice your thoughts on this bill.  Please remember to be respectful and thoughtful.  We don’t need to make airsofters look bad to get our point across.

Also be sure to mention an alternate solution to the issue caused by people using airsoft guns irresponsibly.  I suggested to my Senator that proper education on airsoft gun usage will allow players to be more safe on the field and with real firearms.

As a final thought, please be safe with your airsoft gun at all times.  Use a gun bag and barrel plug.  Never brandish your airsoft gun in public no matter how cool it is.  Play Safe, Play Hard, and Help Stop SB 213!

 

– Blake The Airsoft Warrior

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