New Team For NE Kansas
Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:40 PM
SO what is Rangerball?
Rangerball is a unique branch of paintball, distinct from “speedball”, “recball” or “woodsball”. While it has similarities to scenario paintball or “milsim”, there are defining differences.
Rangerball is focused on realistic military tactics, as much as possible in the paintball world.
Rangerball relies heavily on strategy toward achieving tactical EFFECT and RESULTS, not just appearances. We believe that all types of paintball markers and non-tactical clothing have their uses and place within a particular strategy.
Rangerball strives towards playing tactical paintball where effective formations, camouflage, fieldcraft, communications, and equipment are used.
Rangerball scenarios are military-related, instead of sci-fi, fantasy, or some other genre.
Rangerball is effectivly played in very large areas, measured in miles, not acres or yards. We try to avoid using artificial boundaries, because it constrains tactical choices and decisions.
Rangerball scenarios and tactical exercises, encompasse interesting areas and challanging geographical features with defined objectives and time constraints that naturally define the area of operations (AO).
Rangerball events and practices require players to pack everything they need along with them into the AO–paint, air, parts, tools, water, food, etc–and to be ready to move through the terrain on foot for at least a mile, often more. This puts emphasis on proper gear (vests, hydration, backpacks, etc.) and on physical stamina.
Rangerball is very physically demanding, even extremely so, and we actually take pride in making it tough. It is definitely “Not for the Weak or Fainthearted”.
Rangerball focuses on discipline, teamwork, esprit-de-corps and fostering leadership qualities. This in particular sets us apart from most paintball groups and events. We strive to be organized, start on time, have our gun and gear ready to go, and to be a positive influence on whatever event we participate in. Just as the real Rangers of the U.S. Army pride themselves on being the world’s most elite light infantry, we strive to be the most elite scenario paintball players.
A word on our connection to the real Army Rangers. We are NOT Army Rangers, or in any way sanctioned or officially connected to them. The men of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and the many who have won the coveted Ranger “tab”, are among the world’s most elite soldiers. As Rangerballers, we respect and emulate the Rangers, but we are not imitating or pretending to be them.
In the paintball world, however, our events and scenarios are among the toughest (perhaps THE toughest) and we tend to attract the most dedicated and motivated players. We have also had a few active or former Rangers participate in our events, and they found what we do challenging and enjoyable. We certainly welcome others.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:47 PM
and so many others.
Check out Battalionpaintball.com for more Rangerball info and to see what events are in the works.
This post has been edited by Hell Boy: 29 August 2011 - 08:47 PM