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Looking for proper tactical Airsoft games

  • 23-07-2012 11:54pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    Hey guys,

    don't know if I'm in the right forum here or not but I'm looking to get involved with a site or a group of people who like to get tactical when it comes to gaming and airsoft.

    So far myself and a small group of other who frequent my usual site have been discussing tryin to set something up that is alitle bit more serious with a bit more thought gone into our offense/defense/objectives instead of just running out and spraying everywhere until everyone is dead.

    does anyone know any sites, teams or groups that might share an interest in this idea?

    thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    Where do ya play? Myself and my two buds have thrown together a little team with that same ideal, but we've yet to gather players. So far it's just three men in a (metaphorical) boat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    Ok well I'm south Dublin based so it's very handy to get to hilltop Airsoft in NewtownMountKennedy - love the site and there's a great crowd up there but just kinda want to get a bit more tactical.
    I've never been to RedBarn maybe that's a small problem :/


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    Maybe we can set something up. I'm in South Dublin too, as is my team (Knocklyon, to be exact) with access to Hilltop, Redbarn, The Office Block, Vacant and our personal favourite, Fingal Airsoft in Stenmullen.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,372 War Machine 539


    Lads would I be able to throw my name in? I would love to have an excuse to go regurlarly but my sh1thead friends wont get off their arse! And I prefer the more tactical stuff myself!


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    Maybe we can set something up. I'm in South Dublin too, as is my team (Knocklyon, to be exact) with access to Hilltop, Redbarn, The Office Block, Vacant and our personal favourite, Fingal Airsoft in Stenmullen.

    That sounds good, there's mainly 2 of us who always game together as we work well together and from there it ranges up to about 8 people that I game with regularly who all share the same thinking. So it could be great to make some contacts and try organise something soon.
    I suppose radios are a key to this being successful also? The two of us have radios but are working on getting a decent throat mic setup - we've got single pin radios. I found maplins are doing a double to single pin adapter, happy days!
    Yeah was up at Fingal twice about 2 years ago - loved it, I'm sure it's changed from last time I was there.
    What's your teams name and roughly how many members would game regularly? Oh and we usually prefer to get out a Sunday, what's your general preference?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,093 ✭✭✭✭ TheDoc


    Best of luck with it!

    Airsoft is its own animal, its not paintball.

    Being tactical and working in teams is part of the game, more people that do it the better


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,369 ✭✭✭ gerrowadat


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    Ok well I'm south Dublin based so it's very handy to get to hilltop Airsoft in NewtownMountKennedy - love the site and there's a great crowd up there but just kinda want to get a bit more tactical.
    I've never been to RedBarn maybe that's a small problem :/

    Keep an eye on Red Barn's facebook, they run events that'll be lot less skirmishy every so often. There's one coming up on 4th August.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    That sounds good, there's mainly 2 of us who always game together as we work well together and from there it ranges up to about 8 people that I game with regularly who all share the same thinking. So it could be great to make some contacts and try organise something soon.
    I suppose radios are a key to this being successful also? The two of us have radios but are working on getting a decent throat mic setup - we've got single pin radios. I found maplins are doing a double to single pin adapter, happy days!
    Yeah was up at Fingal twice about 2 years ago - loved it, I'm sure it's changed from last time I was there.
    What's your teams name and roughly how many members would game regularly? Oh and we usually prefer to get out a Sunday, what's your general preference?

    Currently there's just the three of us regularly playing, The team is Viking Company (The name can be explained as it was forged in the heat of battle! :P) The two other players have ninjutsu on the weekend, so whatever day that falls on (It alternates between Sat/Sun) then we play on the other but mostly it's Saturday. We game as much as possible, but working part-time in retail, there are weekends when I just can't get out. We've kept our team numbers down because we've yet to find people that we get along with, have the right craic with and who want to play the damn game right but I think it's time we just moved a head with it. There's only so much three people can get done against a team of 15/20 others!

    We're currently 2/3 for comms ourselves, and have a lovely headset/push-to-talk system incoming from ebairsoft in the coming days/weeks. We all use STANAG magazine fed AEGs too so we can interchange magazines if needed but that's more a coincidence that's proved handy then a "rule"

    We operate in a simple Olive Drab/Black uniform with bits of woodland and even tan mixed in on the other lads.

    And War, Join in man, feel free. Add me on Facebook if you've got it - https://www.facebook.com/ste.buggy (Although I've probably broken some ancient unknown boards rule now!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    Sounds good dude - we operate an olive / tan mix. Always tempted to go the full woodland but just hasn't warranted it yet. We rock M4, Shotgun, pistol loadout. No idea what a stanan mag is but we use standard high caps, where I prefer Pmag 120rs (just bought some) prefer them for the silent attack, I'm a bit of a sneaky Airsofter!
    Anyway I'll mention it to my buddies (mainly the closest) and see about maybe getting together for a game and see how it goes etc.

    Cheers dude


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ Zomg Okay


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    No idea what a stanan mag is

    STANAG magazines are the ones used by the M-series and some other guns.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    i will look them up now, but just wondering whats the difference?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,372 War Machine 539


    Cheers Magic sent you a friend request!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    Well myself and the two others are heading out to Fingal for their Dark Mist event on August 4th if you wanna' join up then? It's a great little night game/zombie game.

    Not sure if we'll get a game in before then as the lads need the cash for the 4th. And cheers for explaining the Stanag magazine, Zomg!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    i will look them up now, but just wondering whats the difference?

    It's just the standard M4 magazine, used in all your M4s and the SCAR, too. As far as I'm aware, it's used in anything using the 5.56mm NATO. (including the TAR-21 etc)

    The PMAG is just a fancy Stanag mag, and a pretty one at that, too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    Lads would I be able to throw my name in? I would love to have an excuse to go regurlarly but my sh1thead friends wont get off their arse! And I prefer the more tactical stuff myself!

    Hey War Machine,
    Glad to know that your interested, hopefully at the end of this in the next while we can get a good decent group together and get some seriously good games going.
    I used to game at HollowCreek - not the most established site but it was MASSIVE!!! and the only way to work it there was to get tactical. It was so rewarding when it worked!

    if this works out we should start a clan and give it a name. it can be an amalgamation of our existing teams but falling under one name when we do battle together - could be cool. what do u reakon guys?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    Sounds good! Would love to get some games in first, though, although I don't seeing that being a problem!

    Are ya's up for that night game in Fingal? If not I'm sure we can just do a regular skirmish on the weekends following that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 858 422nd


    Highly interested in this as well although whether or not I could get down to Dublin often is uncertain. I live up in Cavan so not sure if this would be feasible for me. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    Well myself and the two others are heading out to Fingal for their Dark Mist event on August 4th if you wanna' join up then? It's a great little night game/zombie game.

    Not sure if we'll get a game in before then as the lads need the cash for the 4th. And cheers for explaining the Stanag magazine, Zomg!

    yeah will definitely consider that one. just did my first night game in Hilltop about 2/3 weeks ago - it was epic!
    little hard to adjust to the different gaming plus i really would love a tracer unit. But i found that for certain games having a pretty bright torch can really be useful to light up the way even if just for a second. lots of falling over rocks though - good thing nobody could see :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    The nightgame tends to be slower paced and I've found it to be really enjoyable when played in small fireteams, especially the Dark Mist (as it's my only night event I've attended, but I've been to three of them!)

    that's a shame 422, smelly ol' Cavan keeping you from the fun! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 314 ✭✭ Unsinnig


    I'm down D16 side, and pretty much play Bellurgan exclusively (although petrol costs should have me copping on to all the games a little closer to home). I'm always for a bit more of a serious take on the game. Anyone can spray and pray :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    Unsinnig wrote: »
    I'm down D16 side, and pretty much play Bellurgan exclusively (although petrol costs should have me copping on to all the games a little closer to home). I'm always for a bit more of a serious take on the game. Anyone can spray and pray :D

    not me with my high speed setup and new 120rd PMAG's :cool:

    im glad to see such interest. I reason we could get quite a little crew together soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    Unsinnig wrote: »
    I'm down D16 side, and pretty much play Bellurgan exclusively (although petrol costs should have me copping on to all the games a little closer to home). I'm always for a bit more of a serious take on the game. Anyone can spray and pray :D

    D16 myself. haven't been to Bellurgan but would love to get out for an event when I can!


  • Registered Users Posts: 314 ✭✭ Unsinnig


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    D16 myself. haven't been to Bellurgan but would love to get out for an event when I can!

    Rionegro Initiative is next month, and will be massive! Last years was epic, and this year promises to be too. Why not go up for that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,904 MagicIRL


    It's the date it falls on, having just taken 3 weeks off from work I can't get the days off for it! :mad: Fuming doesn't even cover it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 Leeroy!


    Unsinnig wrote: »
    Rionegro Initiative is next month, and will be massive! Last years was epic, and this year promises to be too. Why not go up for that?

    just read the first post about the last one sounds amazing but i know nothing about it - could you fill me in on how it goes down and if there are any requirements i.e.: weapon type / camp type / load out etc...

    It sounds amazing to be honest.:D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,372 War Machine 539


    Would love to get to the night game but I have no way of getting back! I dont drive so its pubic transport all the way for me! :P Getting there isn't an issue its getting back!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,023 ✭✭✭ sliabh


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    just read the first post about the last one sounds amazing but i know nothing about it - could you fill me in on how it goes down and if there are any requirements i.e.: weapon type / camp type / load out etc...

    It sounds amazing to be honest.:D
    The Rionegro game is MilSim in style - mission driven, continuous play over 27 hours, with rules to move things closer to real life than your usual weekend skirmish.

    Players sign up for distinct units on one of 3 different factions. Each unit will be given missions which go towards achieving their overall faction's objectives e.g. a recon unit identifies strong points like bunkers or machine gun nests along a line of advance. They don't engage these, but pass information on locations to the infantry unit coming up behind who are responsible for assaulting each one. Or a faction has to get supplies to their base. One unit will have to sweep the road looking for hostiles while the other escorts the vehicles (yes we have vehicles) from the edge of the game area through enemy territory.

    In terms of restrictions, the only real one is that players are only allowed carry 600bbs on them in the field at any time, and HiCaps are banned (you can have 1500bb box mags on proper support guns). Units are identified by headgear.

    From what you were saying earlier about wanting a more tactical type of play then I think MilSim or just the themed/mission games that sites run is what you are looking for. It tends to be paced differently, and rewards a very different style of play.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,040 cathal_flynn


    Would love to get to the night game but I have no way of getting back! I dont drive so its pubic transport all the way for me! :P Getting there isn't an issue its getting back!
    Camp over!!! Like the rest of us :P


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,372 War Machine 539


    Ah I will see! :P


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,040 cathal_flynn


    Ah I will see! :P
    As ste would say...."man the f*ck up!!!"


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