I believe Mathew, Andrew and a friend or two might join you today Chris. I'm ready for Michigan!!
I played up at Battlefront Paintball, my favorite public field in all of Ohio, as a gear up for the Michigan trip. Here are some vid's. The first one is from yesterday and the second one is from when Scoob and I went last spring. Enjoy!
This is from their summer scenario which I missed...cry. But you can see the fallen tree (1st vid) where yesterday I sprung my succesful ambush on the unaware American paratroopers!
So yesterday I had a blast (Bob Long All-Star Techs...sorry I had to get that plug in!) at the Band of Brothers scenario game put on by First-Strike. They did an excellent job in producing and reffing this event. With about 300 players (final numbers are not in yet) they had their hands full and came out smelling like roses. I have never seen the medic role applied so successfuly and the location of re-insertion points along with re-insertion every 15 minutes and new missions given to the team generals every 20 minutes or so created a very fun day indeed! I paid $101.00 for registration, Diablo Heat, all day air, an id tag (silly spies!) and a patch. So not bad at all! Now I did end up getting an extra case of paint (surprise!). Everyone knows I like to shoot and on the plus side I was racking up some amazing numbers as a result.
Stories...hhmm. Well, I'm just going to share three:
1st: Justin you might find this interesting. I was in a re-insertion point (netted safe zone) and a Auto-Mag lover gave me ups for my Bob Long! I told him I was over my Tippmann luv fest and he spit back a similar story. He enjoyed having a consistant and accurate marker and that the Auto-Mag has never failed him but he had horror stories from his flirtation with Tippmans. We both agreed Tipps have their ups and downs and we were both very satisfied with our non-Tipps!
2nd: A few mates and I engaged enemy U.S. paratroopes across the creek and firing through heavy bush we had to expend some amo (cough cough). Well we got an "out" and some verbal abuse. Two minutes later we saw movement again and we again shot one or two rounds into the heavy bushes. This time we got verbal abuse (a lot of it) and return fire! So we lit him up again...lets just say a ref had to pull this player off the field.
3rd: Part 1:I had a big tree. I had a U.S. patrol heading my way down an open path. I was alone. They were about 15 feet from me. I sprung my trap....and only one ball came out!! Part 2: Me and some mates were given a sweeping and clearing mission. About 40 minutes into the mission (we fought our way to the U.S. back insertion point) I found myself all alone.
I decided to follow the next enemy re-insertion and shoot them all! I waited. I followed. I mowed down the group of 4 highschool kids. I followed a few more, lined up my shot and nothing...
Relavance: The 1st story is to strengthen our anti-Tipp rehtoric as we get ready to battle the Empire of Tippy!! Disclaimer: I still luv my A-5! The 2nd story reminded me of a certain someone (enough said). The final story is a hard lesson and reminder to all who's paintballing lives and dies with batteries to change the batteries in your loader and your marker prior to all big scenario events!!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend and "no" I will not be going to Lukes game on the 10th as it is my grandmothers b-day party.
This post has been edited by Frodo: 20 September 2009 - 04:40 AM