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Looking for proper tactical Airsoft games

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


    Sure if camping is allowed I might have a look! Do these things end up as a pissup though?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,036 ✭✭✭cathal_flynn


    Sure if camping is allowed I might have a look! Do these things end up as a pissup though?
    Yeah camping allowed :) nope they don't


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,902 ✭✭✭MagicIRL


    Alcohol and AEGs don't go well together!


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭Leeroy!


    Sounds incredible! Exactly what I'm looking for. And what about gear - I've a full array of weapons etc but I only rock a tac vest and olive drop combats with olive drag top - do you need a certain type of camo or would that suffice? Are there requirements etc...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,363 ✭✭✭gerrowadat


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    Sounds incredible! Exactly what I'm looking for. And what about gear - I've a full array of weapons etc but I only rock a tac vest and olive drop combats with olive drag top - do you need a certain type of camo or would that suffice? Are there requirements etc...

    troops-in-contact.com has all the info, it's based off hat you wear, which you can pick up for half nothing. The OD cacks and vest will be grand aside from that.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,045 ✭✭✭OzCam


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    I've a full array of weapons

    Please don't call them weapons. A weapon is something designed or used deliberately to cause injury or death. Airsoft guns are not weapons - they're specifically designed to not cause injury.

    See also, STANAG for a list of the NATO Standardisation Agreements and here for a discussion of the magazines.

    Enjoy Rionegro. I can't handle the headgear rule :) but it's a great event.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17 decoi


    is vacant site closed now??.. the guy from SG airsoft told me they closed that site and that Office in Tallagh is back up...?
    havent done airsoft in a about a year or two.

    was really set on going to vacant and inviting mates from the Reserves


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,137 ✭✭✭✭TheDoc


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    Alcohol and AEGs don't go well together!

    Me and Dar would disagree with you on that one!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,363 ✭✭✭gerrowadat


    decoi wrote: »
    is vacant site closed now??.. the guy from SG airsoft told me they closed that site and that Office in Tallagh is back up...?
    havent done airsoft in a about a year or two.

    was really set on going to vacant and inviting mates from the Reserves

    I've heard from various sources that Vacant is dead yes. I assume that if it wasn't the fanboys would be on here denying it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,902 ✭✭✭MagicIRL


    decoi wrote: »
    is vacant site closed now??.. the guy from SG airsoft told me they closed that site and that Office in Tallagh is back up...?
    havent done airsoft in a about a year or two.

    was really set on going to vacant and inviting mates from the Reserves

    According to the owners themselves;
    Hey lads.

    Just to address what's happening with the site. Nama have not taken over the site. We are awaiting a report from the fire brigade with regards to the unused area at the back of the building. Once we know what they want us to do we will be reopening.

    So I assume it'll re-open eventually.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭Leeroy!


    tallaght CQB - is open


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,152 ✭✭✭Inari


    It's nice to see different elements of airsoft gaining more popularity.

    I feel like an oddity when it comes to airsoft. I am very specific (and very picky) about what I like, and what I don't, especially when it comes to airsoft. I am not what I would classify as a 'Serious' player, in that I do not take the game itself seriously. There are some out there who play like winning the game is life or death, and that's fine, but it's not me. I will play, and try to achieve objectives (note: not win, but rather achieve objectives) and aid whatever side I'm on. I'm all for having tactics, and people following them if they so wish...but I play airsoft as a hobby, and so I'm not really for a draconian way of doing things. Suggestions = fine, orders = not fine.

    MilSim is a different kettle of fish, and wouldn't be my exact fortay, though it is probably closer than Sunday Skirmish. I like scenario play, and clear cut objectives along with basic rules that enhance and improve upon the Monday Morning Quarterback nature of Sunday Skirmish, but sadly that is not something that is currently being actively explored by the majority of sites (there are ones who are constantly striving to do this, but most are not :().

    Personally what I like to see as far as 'tactical' play on a Sunday skirmish is a myriad of equipment that people use effectively to change the overall dynamic of a game - M203 launchers, riot shields (degradable), grenades, radios, mines, support guns, sniper rifles etc. I feel it just adds different dimensions to the game, and requires tactics for use (and for dealing with their usage), but in a less obtrusive way.

    But that is the great debate - what aspect of airsoft is the best and most popular, and what should you build towards. The answer? Of course, there isn't one best - it's multifaceted and as a result you will not please everyone all of the time. Such is life


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,902 ✭✭✭MagicIRL


    Great post Inari. Many a time you'll see users post here about the futility of using a Sniper in Ireland, or how ineffective support weapons are but they really can add a new element to a game and frankly, I find them real enjoyable. Anything that mixes up my skirmish gets a thumbs up for me!

    Back to the tactical game though- How many of you are going to Troops in Contact? I haven't signed up yet, but if we got a few of us together we could at least try to get into the same squad and give it a bash then?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,011 ✭✭✭sliabh


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    Back to the tactical game though- How many of you are going to Troops in Contact?
    With 3 weeks to go, about 130, and bookings are still coming in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 855 ✭✭✭422nd


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    Back to the tactical game though- How many of you are going to Troops in Contact? I haven't signed up yet, but if we got a few of us together we could at least try to get into the same squad and give it a bash then?!

    I was considering troops in contact but being based in Cavan, fairly new to airsoft and not knowing anyone else going, I had almost resigned myself from going. But if a boards group is being organized I may be re-tempted. ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,011 ✭✭✭sliabh


    422nd wrote: »
    I was considering troops in contact but being based in Cavan, fairly new to airsoft and not knowing anyone else going, I had almost resigned myself from going. But if a boards group is being organized I may be re-tempted. ;)

    From Cavan? That's practically next door! We have people travelling up from Cork for this event (and if it wasn't for a wedding I'd have a few from Austria over as well).


  • Registered Users Posts: 855 ✭✭✭422nd


    sliabh wrote: »
    From Cavan? That's practically next door! We have people travelling up from Cork for this event (and if it wasn't for a wedding I'd have a few from Austria over as well).

    It's more the transport that's an issue. I don't drive, you see. Don't know why I've left it off this long... :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭Nuke1973


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    Great post Inari. Many a time you'll see users post here about the futility of using a Sniper in Ireland, or how ineffective support weapons are but they really can add a new element to a game and frankly, I find them real enjoyable. Anything that mixes up my skirmish gets a thumbs up for me!

    Back to the tactical game though- How many of you are going to Troops in Contact? I haven't signed up yet, but if we got a few of us together we could at least try to get into the same squad and give it a bash then?!

    Agree with this and Inari's post. The reason most people have issue's with sniper and support roles(especially in objective driven games) is that they don't fully understand the roles and tactics involved in using the equipment to best serve achieving the desired objective.

    I occasionally play a support role and when I do I don't get too many kills BUT my team\squad get to move around a lot more freely and complete a fair amount of objective\kills.

    I'm looking forward to TIC and hope to see more scenario and objective driven games in Ireland although I do enjoy a typeical Sunday skirmish every now and again as well(when I manage to find the time to play).


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭Leeroy!


    So it seems there are a good few of us who would like to get together as a group and game with an emphasis on being tactical and working as a team.

    What I suggest is that we should gather the names of everyone who is interested and get in touch and try to organize a day out together. That way we can get acquainted and we can also see if this will work or not, aswell as work out if the group can work well together and so on...

    A normal days skirmish could work fine? I was chatting to Dave at Hilltop,he runs some great games at Hilltop, which is my regular site and he agreed that if we want to get something going it would be no problem and that he would facilitate us in any way possible going forward (airsoft related :p ). Thanks Dave :cool:

    So what does everyone think? could this work - I suppose it could help if we all had comms, to keep each other updated when were out there etc, but its not a necessity I guess? the most important thing is to have fun and some good games :)


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


    Leeroy! wrote: »
    So it seems there are a good few of us who would like to get together as a group and game with an emphasis on being tactical and working as a team.

    What I suggest is that we should gather the names of everyone who is interested and get in touch and try to organize a day out together. That way we can get acquainted and we can also see if this will work or not, aswell as work out if the group can work well together and so on...

    A normal days skirmish could work fine? I was chatting to Dave at Hilltop,he runs some great games at Hilltop, which is my regular site and he agreed that if we want to get something going it would be no problem and that he would facilitate us in any way possible going forward (airsoft related :p ). Thanks Dave :cool:

    So what does everyone think? could this work - I suppose it could help if we all had comms, to keep each other updated when were out there etc, but its not a necessity I guess? the most important thing is to have fun and some good games :)

    I would definitely be up for that, problem would be I personally have never been and am restricted to public transport.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,902 ✭✭✭MagicIRL


    If you could get yourself to Dublin 16 I could give ya a lift with me and the old man. We're like... 20mins from Hilltop.

    I'd be up for that, and I know two others who are as well. I think comms are important. Aldi or Lidl sell these awesome ones on special every now and then. x2 for 30e.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,902 ✭✭✭MagicIRL


    BUMP!

    Going out to Hilltop on Sept 1st if any of ya's want to pop along!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 592 ✭✭✭Leeroy!


    MagicIRL wrote: »
    BUMP!

    Going out to Hilltop on Sept 1st if any of ya's want to pop along!!

    Sounds like a plan I'll more than likely be there with a few of my regular crew would be nice to get out and game and have a discussion about this going forward.


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