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12 September 2008 - 02:12 PMGuys, I have no idea what time the game starts or anything. Is there a schedule anywhere?
11 September 2008 - 02:47 PMIs there a schedule up anywhere yet?
10 April 2008 - 01:24 PMUp!
04 April 2008 - 02:53 PMDear Paintballerâ€™s,
Thank you First Strike for hosting the game called Pauleyâ€™s Rangers.
Thank you â€śDeadmanâ€ť for accepting the role as Ultimate Referee. Without your help the game would have been in some trouble.
Thank you to the 506 players who attended the game. I hope that all of you enjoyed the intense, in your face paintball we supplied for you.
Thank you, Striker and Gecko for putting the props out in a timely manner. Also for being the runners to supply staff needs. Thanks go out to Ken Jones for running the radios.
Thank you, War Hounds, for the awesome job on the pill boxes and work completed on the field. Iâ€™m sure the players will agreed that the new looks have been a pleasant sight.
Thanks to the commanders, Jim and Billy, for recruiting players to play in the game.
Thanks to the teams and the players who support Thunder Productions.
A recap of the game:
This game was written to have the Americans take the field away from the German Army. The German army had a fall back point as the Americans pushed forward. The last stand for the Germans would be the Bunny Hill base on Sunday for the final battle, when it came to that. The Germans were outnumbered 2 to 1 on the field. Some of the American army stated, â€ś we pushed the Germans back all over the field.â€ť This is true, to a point; however the German army was supposed to fight and then allow the Americans to gain ground. They did. Both teams were completing missions, riddles, and trivia throughout the game.
Missions were developed for the paintball players who in turn wanted a scenario game with some realism for the time period. While others could care less for missions they just wanted someone to shoot at, and someone to shoot back. I accomplished this for both types of player.
Some players said there were too few missions, and others said once they understood the format, there were plenty. One leader on the American side said he had never had such a mission to deploy players on and shook my hand afterwards. The mission involved 25 players, 6 telephones, and about a half mile of surveyors tape to be strung around the field in a continuous line, at five designated points on the map, each point had a mock field telephone set and then was to be guarded by 5 players at each site during the evening play.
Many players have said how much they enjoyed the pill boxes, and the glow bracelets. Itâ€™s a shame that on the American side 3 tubes of bracelets were stolen prior to the night time play. Billy Smith had brought extra glow bracelets and graciously replaced the stolen bracelets. By the way, I had several American side players convey to me their displeasure in my choice of using the glow necklaces.
Saturday night, due to the intense hard play of 6 solid hours of nonstop paintball: Billy and Jim agreed to stand down for the evening and get a new start on Sunday.
This was presented to the players on both sides and the players said no way, we paid and came to play night ball. So the game was still on.
After several skirmishes the night became black. No moon and the only lights were from the glow bracelets and the occasional spot or strobe light. At one point we heard of a player refusing to leave the field. Deadman and other referees rushed to the area to handle this situation. Also at the same time the German base was calling for referees to come to the base. Referees were sent; however by the time they arrived all heck had broke loose.
The German XO â€śGeorgiaâ€ť Joe said he was standing in the doorway to the command center, and no one came into that area. An American player said they put their foot inside the base and called the base blown but the German players refused to come out of the base.
It was dark, the American players should have had a referee with them, or called for a referee to verify that the base was blown, rather then entering the base to clear the structure themselves.
I wasnâ€™t there, but my summation is that Saturday night the plane of the outer wall to the base was breeched rather then the command area. That would have resulted in a non base blow. The Americans said they tripped over a player, the Germans said an American player pushed their player.
Because of this incident, I fired off a mortar and ended the night time play so tempers could cool off. Paintball is a game to entertain, have fun, and fellowship with comrades. I wrote this game for that purpose. I regret that due to some players behavior, the night time play was shortened.
Billy and Jim agreed the game should end, the awards should be given out, and players should be provided with recreation ball for the remainder of the game on Sunday. I thought that was a good idea.
On Sunday morning I arrived around 7:30 AM and started setting up the trophies for the players to look at. I also started gathering prizes for the players. I was approached by the field owner who stated the players did not want to stop playing they wanted to finish the game. Deadman and I then went to the German side and asked them if they wanted to continue and after a short discussion they said yes.
We called for a 9 am players briefing. During the briefing I asked if there were any players willing to change sides to even up the teams. Jester from Orbital Reign motioned to Jim Pauley with a side to side sweep of his left hand. He then stood up and said, OR will go to the other side. I handed the microphone over to Jim Pauley and he made the announcement that OR, his team would help the numbers on the German side.
After the briefing, Jester came to me and said, the team has decided that if Voodoo and I switch we will be voted off the team. No one is interested in switching. He went on to say, â€śWe came as a team and weâ€™ll play as a team.â€ť A very short time later Jester said the German side didnâ€™t want any help. I was unable to locate the American commander, Jim Pauley, at that time.
As the teams were getting ready for the start, several players returned from their motels and asked why the game was resuming? Again the answer was the players wanted to finish the game. The American XO, John Graham, said no one said anything to me. Why would you start a game without the approval of the leadership? My answer was the players wanted to finish it. So then the leadership decided to continue the game.
We started 45 minutes late, which pushed the missionsâ€™ time up as well.
We continued with the missions and the added trivia and thought provoking questions. The last mission before the final battle was this:
CLASSIFIED OP ORDERS PLAY GROUND 1
ERWIN ROMMELL march 30, 08
A. secure AND HOLD THE FIELD.
B. RETREAT TO BIZERTA BY NOON BUT NOT BEFORE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
A. INFANTRY AND PANZER ATTACK DIVISIONS WILL DEPLOY AND HOLD AREAS.
AMERICAN FORCES WILL BE attempting to TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE FIELD. HOLD THE LINE! BIZERTA IS THE FINAL MARK. WHEN THE MAJORITY OF YOUR FORCES REACH BIZERTA, THE GAME WILL COME TO A HALT. THEN IT WILL BE TIME FOR THE FINAL BATTLE.
c. enemy forces:
a. ranger 1st battalion expected
b. Elements of the 3rd and 9th divisions expected
c. 1ST AND 3RD ARMORED DIVIONS expected
a. CLEAR, hot, visibility 100M
ORDERS PLAY GROUND 1
As the time wound down to a close the Americans were unable to push the Germans back all the way to Bizerta. We stood down and gave the teams a 30 minute rest. We staged the final battle and set up the entry and reinsertion points for both teams. As the Americans gained ground we moved their insertion point up to accommodate the difference in distance. The Germans were being pushed back slowly and their insertion point was getting closer. An hour passed and the game was over. The Americans had not reached the bottom of the hill much less the top.
When I got back to the staging area of the field I was met by three members of the American army. I was told that I should declare a tie game. That there should not be a winner, and we should even it out at the kidâ€™s game in May. Then I was given a verbal script to follow. Just say we (Americans) were ahead and the German army won the final battle and that the score then became a tie. I was asked if I agreed to do that. I said sounds fair to me. But, I was mistaken. This conversation was taking place in front of the players gathering for the awards ceremony. I said yes to end the badgering and get on with the awards. I will not argue in front of players if at all possible. As I considered what I was asked to do, I realized that this was not the honorable thing to do, and I did not do it Some American players are angry that they werenâ€™t given the game. The players on both sides played too hard to have someone rob them, and falsely put up invalid scores. They paid $45-$55 to play the event, bought their air and CO2, as well as the food and drink. They paid to play the full event.
Iâ€™ve received bashing from many players on the side that actually lost by points. It is my belief that the tie game the Americans wanted would have obscured the truth, and the make up asked for at the next game, would be another try to win the game. I stand by my decision to give the win to the German Army because THEY IN FACT WON ON POINTS.
I will not pick a winner before a game starts, or by the choice of a commander or leader, even when the consequences are being dropped from teams, organizations or playing fields. The players that pay money to play deserve the truth.
01 April 2008 - 02:06 PMSo what's the word on this Scenario now? The pre-reg deadline is approaching....
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