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14 September 2008 - 01:58 AMWell. It was freaking wet. But I think that was expected.
Despite the downpour, over 260 people showed up, which I think was fantastic. Some people bailed early, but the remainder was mostly a core of serious paintball fanatics with good skills. The missions were hard fought, the game paced well, and aside from a few organizational issues and the problems caused by the rain, it was an all around excellent game.
Got to meet a lot of folks up there too. There were players present from as far away as Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.
My only regret: I did not get to rock the Double Trouble that I was supposed to be playing with. The balls swelled in the hopper at a surprising pace, and the cyclone trying to feed them just made everything into a mess.
Congrats to the German side on their victory. And thanks to Team First Strike and Battlefront for holding a great game.
31 August 2008 - 09:58 PMI've been tossing this up on threads for this game on a few different forums... Figured with the days counting down I'd throw this up here and try to drum up more interest, maybe get a few fence-sitters off the fence and firmly into "Play!" mode. (Pre-reg ends Sept. 10th! Do it! Do it NOW! - and plus you get $5 off. Win all around.)
For those in east Ohio, west PA, or northern WV (or even farther afield) who have not been there before and are wondering if it's worth a drive to Battlefront, here's a bit of a taste...
All photos were taken from Battlefront's photo sets on Photobucket, and happened at the World at War event earlier this year. The photos were all in the main "Town" area, but there's plenty of acreage of thick woods, a few smaller buildings, and plenty of other features to this field.
Here's a good view of the western half of the town, from the top of the nearby hill "Mt. Suribachi."
The eastern half of the town, viewed from the exit of one of the roads
The northernmost defenses
A defender taking cover by the main building in town, the "Reichstag"
Back of the Reichstag
Inside the front room of the Reichstag
Yours truly about to lay down some cover fire from inside the town
And one of my favorite pictures from the 'Front, that of the Lighting Strike team tank rolling into town under smoke cover.
So I hope that piqued the interest of those into scenario play. See ya there, folks.
20 August 2008 - 10:36 AMThe marker wasn't mine, only the barrel and stock. My friend was having some minor trouble with the sear not catching the bolt, so I was futzing with it for him, cleaning it up and stuff. The original owner still has the box (and all materials with it, including the registration card), which is where he got 0045426, which was marked on the box and matches the formatting for an X-7 serial. It is a fairly good idea to contact Tippmann on that though, because I think they have online marker registration too. So I'll have to let them know. Good idea, thank you.
(And I have since marked all my own markers with full identifying information under parts not normally taken off, like the handgrips or such, and recorded all my serial numbers should this happen again. Plus, bought a locking metal cabinet for my stuff to go in between games.)
The theft has already been reported to the police. I'm just trying to find out where it went so we can get it reclaimed.
Thanks folks. Appreciate the advice and the extra eyes out there.
25 September 2007 - 11:42 AMI've an old-fashioned Model-98 that still works perfectly despite nearly ten years of rough handling (including falls into ravines and such). I've moved on to a different marker, but it's still well cared for and in my equipment bag - I'm never giving it up because I know no matter what, that little indestructible SOB is going to work if I need it to.
My current marker is an X-7, which I absolutely love and have spent far too much money tricking out. It's only weak link in that is the Cyclone feed, but after adding some aftermarket parts and being sure to keep that clean from debris and greased up, the X7 is almost as foolproof as a 98. (Almost.)
I also have two secondhand stock 98c's for friends to use. Have to have spares around while trying to get friends hooked on paintball, after all.
03 September 2007 - 04:25 AMHi Jackson (and 'Toter, and anyone else who's interested),
Just wanted to let you know that I talked to the owner & staff over the weekend, so all your complaints have been heard and will be considered for future events.
Direct answer on the paint problem you had (Well, as direct as I get anyway - damn blabbermouth that I am):
Dave was good enough to show me the paint storage room, and I can't find any real fault with it. It's a windowless room, climate controlled (air conditioned in the summer, heated in the winter, always kept at seventy degrees on the nose - apparently also being a favorite place for some of the staff to hide out during breaks if the weather is particularly hot or otherwise inclement).
The paint was at Battlefront for less than thirty six hours - they got it all in on Thursday and sold it all at TET - so it wasn't there very long, and it stayed in the storage room from the minute they took it off the truck to the time they sold it to you.
Where the problem may have occurred is that it was noted during the conversation that Origin, Battlefront's paintball supplier, is apparently starting to turn to third-party manufacturers to complete orders - a move that Dave has noted is causing a definite hit in quality. And they have been checking the shipments (I was told the tale of the Cubic Marbs), but if everything is starting to become a bit random that makes the 'Front's job that much harder.
I used Basic Training grade this past weekend (Chappy was good enough to buy me a bag - Free paint! Woohoo! Thanks, Chappy.) and I can confirm 500 individual paintballs as opposed to 4-5 pieces of greasy modern art. I think you and your buddies just had a bad luck of the draw that day. (Probably got the paint some yahoo in the supplier's shipping department left on a pallet in the sun or something, and it got mixed into Battlefront's order...)
Anyway, to make my long story shorter, I was informed Battlefront has a pretty simple policy: They wouldn't put up with defective paint, they don't expect you to either. If you ever find yourself at the 'Front again in the future and the after checking your paint you find it is not acceptable, bring it back to the counter and they'll find you paint that is.
And that's about all I got. I'll keep in touch. Siege out.